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Thailand :: Koh Tao : Chumphon Pinnacle

Situated around 11km to the northwest of Koh Tao is one of the better regarded dive sites in the area. It consists of one large main pinnacle with several more smaller ones surrounding it, rising from depths of around 35 to 15 meters. There are large underwater plateaus rich in branch corals, sea whips and barrel sponges and an exceptional presence of reef inhabitants and pelagic visitors. Chumphon Pinnacle is where you are most likely to spot the seasonally visiting whale sharks and occasionally manta rays.

 

Depth: 14 - 35m

Viz: 5 - 25m

Currents: Can be strong

Getting there : Boat 45 mins

Best months: April/May

Whale Shark

 

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