Shark Point & Anemone Reef

Shark Point & Anemone Reef dive sites lie just 600 m apart, half-way between Ko Phi Phi and Phuket.

Shark Point at a glanceShark Point (or Hin Musang) is a group of 5 pinnacles that lie half-way between Ko Phi Phi and Phuket. These sites have some of the most abundant and colourful soft corals in Thailand and are home to literally thousands of fish and other marine species.

The site is named after the Leopard Sharks that are often seen resting on the sand, although the Thai name comes from a mid-size rodent (somewhere between a Badger and a Squirrel) who’s shape the rocks take.
The currents can be quite strong here but also bring plenty of food and nutrients, and may be one of the reasons that you can find many types of fish species that are considered rare on other Thai dive sites. In the shallows there are Orange-Spine Unicornfish and you can find many types of shy, juvenile reef fish sheltering among the pink and purple soft corals. If you’re lucky you can find the pair of Tigertail Seahorses who’ve made their home on the main pinnacle.

Huge schools of Big-Eye Travellie, many types of Fusiliers and literally thousands of Barracudas surround the reef and perform wonderful displays of schooling behaviour. These submerged pinnacles literally explode with life; the sheer density of fish and other aquatic life makes diving here a wonderful, magical experience.

Anemone Reef at a glanceAnemone Reef (or Hin Jom – Submerged Rock) is about 600m away from Shark Point. As the name suggests, this pinnacle dive site is completely covered in Anemones that gently sway in the current.

There are an enormous variety of Moray Eels – from Zebra and Spot-Face Morays to Honeycombed, Yellow-Edged, Undulated, White Mouth and Clouded Morays. You can also find many Lionfish and Bearded Scorpionfish on this site. And sometimes Leopard Sharks swim around the Buoy Line.

Anemone Reef is not as instantly pleasing as Shark Point as it lacks the breathtaking array of colour. However, if you’re a Macro-lover, you could get seriously into this dive site. The shimmering schools of Glassfish that coat the reef during certain times of the season can hide all kinds of tiny Crustaceans, many types of Nudibranches and enormous, glistening Tiger Cowries.

If you catch this group of dive sites on a good visibility day, you will find them among the best in the world. If the viability is less than perfect you will still be astounded by the sheer volume of life and action that takes place here.

Dive Site Map Shark Point

Dive Site Map Anemone Reef

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