Hin Rap South

Rock Pinnacle
Assorted Hard and Soft Corals
Grouper, Trigger Fish, Clown Fish, Barracuda
Slight to Moderate Currents
10 to 15 Meters
All Levels of Diver

This rock pinnacle can be dived by any level of diver. Many staghorn corals, barrel sponges and soft corals are all over this pinnacle which rises from a depth of 18m. The site has a lot of small reef marine life including moray eels and the visibilty is normally good averaging around 12m. For those with a bit more experince you can swim about 200m away from the site and you will come across a group of rocks known as the blue mountains. In the right conditions the glow from the sun gives these large rocks a blue/white glow. 

Hin Luk Bath

Boulder and Rock Formations
Assorted Hard and Soft Corals
Puffer Fish, Grouper, Trigger Fish, Clown Fish, Barracuda
Slight to Moderate Currents
5 to 15 Meters Visibility
All Levels of Diver

Hin Luk Bath is known to be one of the best dive sites in the Koh Chang archipelago. Boulder formations emerge from a sandy bottom as deep as 15m with other boulders to explore at 6m. The rocks and boulders jutting out provide an easy site to navigate and the vast number of soft corals and barrel sponges gives the diver a spectacular dive. With large schools of fish ranging from Barracuda to the beautiful Angel Fish this is an extremely relaxing dive for all levels of diver.

Divesites at Koh Chang

1.  Wreck of the 'Thonburi'. 

The Thonburi was sunk by the French in 1941 in shallow waters close to the southeastern tip of Koh Chang.  The wreck now serves as an artificial reef.  A memorial at Hat Yuthanavy remembers those who died during the battle which was eventually won by the French navy.

2. Hin Luk Bat.

'Hin' is the thai word for stone - Hin Luk Bat is a very large rock pinnacle located 30 minutes boat journey south of Bangbao pier on Koh Chang. Due to it's convenient location it is also one of the more popular dive sites. The pinnacle drops down to over 20 metres and an hour can easily be spent underwater circumnavigating the pinnacle at differing depths. You are almost certain to encounter large schools of fish, these range from barracuda and grouper to butterfly and angel fish.

3. Hin Rap

This site is a couple of kilometres further south of Hin Luk Bat.  Another rock pinnacle where staghorn corals and an abundance of smaller reef fish are the main attractions.  This isn't an area for deep water diving as the southern side drops to a maximum of 16 metres.

4. Koh Wai

The main reason Koh Wai is included as a dive site is that this area offers the best chance of seeing reef sharks basking on the seabed. Leopard sharks have also been sighted here as have rays.

5. Koh Kra

This island of the north coast of Koh Rang provides a gently sloping reef upon which gardens of staghorn coral and the usual wide variety of lively reef fish are seen.  The coral lies less than five metres form the surface making this a fun, shallow dive for anyone beginning their life as a scuba diver. Rays are also often seen on the seafloor.

6. Koh Rang

The small islands and rock pinnacles surrounding Koh Rang offer the best diving in the area.  The depth of most dives in the Koh Rang area is between 10 and 15 meters.  Well known dive sites in the Koh Rang area include:-

Koh Thian
A small island off the north east coast of Koh Rang.  Although the coral reef isn't as good as it once was - due to this locations popularity with snorkellers as well as divers - you can still enjoy some great underwater scenery and are guaranteed plenty of opportunities for underwater photography in the shallow waters surrounding the island.  

Koh Yak. 
'Yak' means 'giant' in Thai, but giant is the one word that doesn't come to mind when you first see this small rocky outcrop of an island. However, size isn't everything and this is a great shallow dive - the sea floor lies under less than 10 metres of water around the island.  A great variety of corals are found here as are many colourful anemones, and the clownfish that lurk within them.  stingrays and moray eels can be found hiding under rocks and in cavities.

Hin Kaduang
These two rock pinnacles drop down to almost 30 metres making this one of the deepest dives in the area.  Turtles are relatively common here and even reef sharks are occasionally seen.  However, rather than keeping an eye out for rare creatures, divers should simply enjoy the wide variety of both hard and soft corals and profusion of  marine life.