Si vous etes un plongeur certifie, vous pouvez vous joindre a nos excursions quotidiennes a partir de Koh Hai a bord de notre speedboat, longtail ou chalutier de plongee ( pour les groupes plus importants ). Vous pouvez faire 1,2 ou 3 plongees par jour autour de Koh Hai et de Koh Waen. Nous proposons aussi des plongees de nuit et les fameuses plongees de nuit fluorescentes.
Nous aimons montrer a nos plongeurs la multitude et la richesse de la vie subaquatique. Autour de Koh Hai, les recifs sont habites par de nombreuses especes comme les poissons anges, les poissons papillon, les poissons perroquet, les balistes, les platax, une variete d'anemones de mer vivant en symbiose avec le fameux posson clown alias Nemo. Des bancs de barracudas, carangues et fusillers sont souvent vus dans nos sites plus lointains. Une grande variete de murenes, de rascasses volantes, de poissons scorpion ou de poissons pierre peuvent etre aussi observees.
One of our favourite local dive spots is Koh Waen. Just 15 minutes by longtail, this small uninhabited island has lots to offer underwater. You will find huge boulders covered with corals, sponges and plenty of anemones and big schools of fish such as yellowtail snappers and Chevron barracudas. Overhangs and caves provide shelter for plenty of marine life such as giant porcupine fish and moray eels and create a beautiful landscape to dive through. There is also a nice wall covered in purple and white soft corals. Perfect for spotting lots of lovely little nudibranches and tiny shrimps. With some luck you can meet stingrays resting in the sand and nurse / reef sharks hiding along the overhangs.
Experienced divers can explore the Black Pearl cave with us, Ko Waens own 'cathedral'.
A special highlight at Koh Waen is a train wreck, sunk a couple of years ago as an artificial reef and now hiding place for many reef fish. The wreck consists of 20 wagons found on some train rails. Schools of chevron and yellow-tail barracudas are circling the area looking for prey. Thousands of yellow fusiliers surround the wagons or hide inside from the possible current. We also meet giant puffer and porcupine fish on every dive and with some luck find a nurse shark hiding under the wreck or stingrays in the sand. If you like the small stuff, you can enjoy colourful nudibranches moving along the sand and wreck.
With a maximum depth of 18 metres this is a perfect place for exploring for divers of all levels.
Local Dive Sites
There is a good variety of dive spots around Koh Ngai giving us plenty of opportunity to show you the beauty of the Andaman Sea without having to spend much time on a boat. All of them can be reached within 20 minutes by longtail boat and are perfect for dive trips with one or dives for divers of all levels. These sites are not well known (yet), giving us the chance to enjoy them in peace.
If you like Nemo, the Anemone Garden of Koh Cheuk is the right place for you. This bay is covered in anemones and its famous inhabitants, the clownfish. We can also spot lots of other colourful reef fish and nudibranches and, if you are lucky, we might meet our curious local hawksbill turtle.
Crocodile Rock is an underwater rock formation at the southwest tip of Koh Ngai. This is also called shark point as black tip reef sharks live in the area. Between the big boulders we meet hunting schools of jackfish and barracuda, needlefish circle above. We find moray eels, giant porcupine and puffer fish as well as boxfish hiding under corals. The rocks are a playground for all different kind of nudis and flatworms.
Paradise Reef has a healthy hard coral reef offering shelter to lots of different colourful reef fish and cute critters. This is a nice spot for a relaxed dive for beginners as well as experienced divers wanting to take their camera out. Occasionally we meet a black tip reef shark, turtles or giant barracudas in this area. So keep your eyes open.
The west side of Koh Rok is comprised of a hard coral reef that slopes gently downwards. There is an abundance of colourful reef fish here as well as plenty of moray eels and octopus. Look closely for the numerous different nudibranchs. Blacktip reef sharks can be seen in the early morning and again at dusk. Watch out for Kuhl's blue-spotted stingrays partially hidden in the sand on the sea bed, the most common type of ray found at Thailand's dive sites.
Nice marine life and many giant clams. It is a good spot for diving and snorkelling. The hard coral is very beautiful and you'll see many barrel sponges. Pellagic fishes like dogtooth Tunas, barracudas and trevallies are common. You can also spot turtles and Eagle Rays. For the macro underwater photographers, there is the chance of finding a tiger-tail seahorse as well as many kinds of Shrimps and Nudibranches.
Undoubtedly, the diving highlight at Ko Haa is the series of fascinating caverns which are located at Ko Ha Yai, the largest of the group of islands. The caverns have large entrances and are safe to enter. You can surface inside and see the ancient stalactites which hang from the cave ceiling. Another big attraction here are the swim-throughs. You can access the main cave by entering the swim-through to the right of the main cavern entrance. Once through the entrance, drop down a little and then make a sharp left to squeeze out through the exit point. You will find yourself back in the chamber of the main cavern.
You can often see green turtles, scorpion fishes, glass fish and groupers. The scenery is really beautiful. This dive site is easy and suits all level of divers, so enjoy the relaxing dive.
Hin Daeng / Hin Muang
Hin Daeng ( litteralement “ le rocher rouge “ est l'un des meilleurs sites de Thailande. Il est connu comme l'un des sites de Thailande avec le plus de chance de voir des raies manta. Le courant et la profondeur en font un site pour plongeur Advanced ou plongeur open water desirant passer la plongee profonde de l'advanced.
Le site se trouve a plus de 2 heures de navigation en chalutier ou a un peu plus de 1 heure en speedboat.
Hin Muang ( litteralement “ le rocher violet “ ) est situe a 300 metres de son jumeau Hin Daeng et est comme lui l'un des meilleurs sites de plongee en Thailande, en competition avec Richelieu Rock.
Les chances de voir des Mantas ou un requin baleine sont reelles. Il s'agit d'un sec ou haut fond sous-marin commencant a -10 metres et qui tombe a plus de 60 metres!
Le site le plus vertigineux de toute la Thailande!
(Fluorescent) Night Dives
Upon request we organise night dives. It is always a special experience to see the underwater world when it is dark. Our personal favourite are fluorescent night dives. Equipped with high power blue torches and yellow filters over the mask, some underwater inhabitants glow in fluorescent colors. Corals, anemones, crustaceans, cephalopods, different species of invertebrates and fish will drastically change their colours when pointed at with these special torches. Some of our customers have described it as submerging into the ‘Avatar’ world, others have compared it with having a psychedelic experience (no side effects in here).