Scuba Diving on Koh Tao and Koh Samui Islands: dive site Red Rock

25/03/2018

On your diving on Koh Tao or Koh Samui islands you must visit Red Rock. It’s one of the popular and most visiting diving spots around Koh Tao, located in the east part of Nang Yuan Island.

On diving in Koh Tao you can visit Red Rock Pinnacle, it’s great for a drop-off site from our Scuba Birds boat, followed by a dive south into Japanese Gardens or a site on its own. Maximum depth of this Koh Tao’s dive site ranges from 16 meters to 20 meters and the rock rises up to around 4 meters from the surface. During you diving in Koh Tao you can see a large crack around the eastern and northern sides of the rock at around 16 meters harboring all sorts of different species from shrimps and nudibranchs to morays and bluespotted stingray. Just a short swim from the pinnacle to the west is Nangyuan Cave — a long swim-through, with lots of nudibranchs, glass cleaner shrimps, pipefish. PADI Underwater Naturalist specialty course will really help you to learn how to identify these creatures around Koh Tao. The corals to the north and south along this wall dive are home to a wide variety of marine life: porcupine pufferfish, bannerfish, snappers and lots more. Keep your eyes open for turtles, sea snake and very rare unicornfish, close to Japanese Garden, one of the beautiful dive site on Koh Tao.

Diving in Koh Tao and Samui on Red Rock dive site through the cave