Anemone Reef
(2 dives, 4 hours trip)

Anemone Reef Diving, Andaman Sea


Anemone Reef is a submerged pinnacle with its top around 5 m underwater, giving this dive site its Thai name “Hin Jom”. Its located 1,5 hour boat drive from Chalong but only 20 mins from Elixir Divers centre!

Its English name is similarly straightforward – sea anemones dwell in stunningly dense populations in the shallow areas, presenting an amazing view of sea’s own version of the living carpet. Because of the quantity, quality and the variety of marine life that lives in the beautiful soft coral and sea fans that cover the pinnacle, Anemone Reef is the choice site for naturalist courses and is no doubt a favourite among photographers as well.

Anemone fish and clownfish are common, as are big schools of snapper that cloud the pinnacle. Schools of yellowtail barracuda are also often seen circling the rock, together with groupers, oriental sweetlips, scorpionfish and soldierfish that flit among corals, cracks and crevices. Small critters such as tiger-tail seahorses are also found here on occasion.

This is a relatively easy dive. Going around  the pinnacle should pose no problems except in strong currents, so we try scheduling the dive time near slack tide to get the most our of this dive site.

 

Type : Pinnacle  10-25 m

Visibility : Vis 8-20 m

Difficulty : Beginner – Intermediate

Current : Mild – Moderate

 

Price:

  • 4,000 THB for two dives

Full equipment rental:

  • 700 THB ( regulator, BCD, 3mm short wetsuit, fins and mask )

Diving packages:

  • 4 dives – get 10% discount
  • 6+ dives – get 15% discount

Price includes:

  • dive guide
  • 2 tanks
  • weight
  • water and fresh fruit onboard

Doesn't include transfer:

  • GLOW Elixir resort – 400 THB (5 mins. drive)
  • Loh Pared Bay area (Santhiya Resort & Spa, Blue Bay resort, Yao Yai Resort, Heimat Garden) – 700 THB roundtrip (20 mins. drive)
  • North of Koh Yao Yai (Koh Yao Yai Village, Hillside resort, Betterview Resort, Thiwson bungalow – 800 THB roundtrip (35 mins. drive)

Price of the transfer is always roundtrip and is per car. If there is more guests from the same are we split the costs. To book the transfer with diving please send us your room number for pickup.

You can also come on rented scooter (250 THB/day). There is very little traffic on Koh Yao Yai and scooter is also great way to explore the island. We will be happy to show you on the map which beaches are worth a visit and where to eat true local food.

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