Shark Point

Lanta Dive Site - Shark Point


Shark Point boasts some of the most abundant and colourful soft corals in the Ko Lanta area and is one of the top spots to look for Leopard Sharks.

 

Shark Point (or Hin Musang) is a group of pinnacle dive sites 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, sometimes strong, currents that sweep over the top of these submerged pinnacles 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 – an Underwater Videographer’s dream!

These pinnacles literally explode with life; the sheer density of fish and other aquatic life makes diving here a wonderful, magical experience.

Shark Point at a Glance

 

Shark Point Dive Site - Highlights

We make trips out to the King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point & Anemone Reef about once per week during high season, onboard our comfortable, faster, bigger boat; MV Maya II. These sites are recommended for more experienced divers due to their exposed position and likelihood of currents and reduced visibility. These dive sites provide a diverse choice of diving environments that can be experienced within a single day-trip from Ko Lanta.

We keep group sizes small to ensure you get the most out of each fun dive. This also reduces impact on our reefs. Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment. You will find the atmosphere and service on our dive boats, beyond anything you have experienced before!

Our experienced Instructors and Divemasters know the dive sites extremely well, and are happy to discuss what you would like to see, and the type of dive or snorkel experience you would like to have. Each dive is personally planned with the divers in each group, to ensure you enjoy each and every dive you make with us.

A full briefing is provided at each site, with helpful tips on what to look for, safety information, and the most interesting places to visit.

 

Shark Point Dive Site Images

Dive site Shark Point is recommended for certified divers who are comfortable diving in mid to strong currents. This is a great intermediate dive site and has fantastic underwater photography opportunities.

 

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Dive Site Tips – Insider Knowledge from the Locals!

 

As with many wreck dives, the conditions at the King Cruiser often fall prey to strong currents and reduced visibility. However, the artificial reef attracts not only mind-bogglingly huge schools of reef fish, but is home to a surprisingly rich array of marine life that can rival any of the natural reefs in the area. Look for big red octopus, the large resident Hawksbill turtle as well as a wealth of other critters. Large species of sharks are also spotted here from time to time.

Shark Point (or Hin Musang) is a group of pinnacle dive sites 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, facing into the currents that are common to this site. The sheer density of fish and other marine life, make diving here a wonderful, magical experience.

Anemone Reef (or Hin Jom – Submerged Rock) is located about 600m away from Shark Point. This pinnacle site is completely covered in Anemones that gently sway in the current. You can find an enormous variety of Moray Eels, from Zebra and Spot-Face Morays to Honeycombed Yellow-Edged, Undulated, White Mouth and Clouded Morays. There are also many Lionfish and Bearded Scorpionfish on this site – the largest I’ve seen was – nearly 80cm long!

 

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