Shark island / Thailand

Shark Island Debbie © Debbie Gottdenker
Shark island is one of the most favorite dive sites at Koh Tao as one can observe here a large variety of flora and fauna representatives, granite walls and underwater tunnels. This place is perfect for drift and multilevel dives. Divers should pay attention to the fact that there might be strong currents at this dive site.

Location: Western part of the Gulf of Thailand, to the south west of Koh Tao Island

What to see: Sometimes it’s possible to notice turtles and trigger fish swimming around. Very often divers can spot groupers and barracudas. With luck, they might also see a leopard shark.

Depth: 10-28m/32-91ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-20m/32-65ft

Season for diving: The best time to dive is from May to September. The average water temperature is 26-30C/79-86F

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