Koh Tao scuba diving - dive site Shark Island

11/05/2018

Koh Tao diving allows you to see different places and types of dive spots and Shark island, located on the south of Koh Tao is one of the beautiful dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand.

Named after its resemblance to a dorsal fin, Shark Island is a twin rock outcrop consisted of a steeply sloping reef going from 4 meters down to 25 meters, it is situated to the Southeast of Koh Tao which you could see when diving on our Scuba Birds dive boat. Each side of the islet offers a different array of marine life and features making it almost two sites in one! On the East side of the rock you will find a sloping reef with myriad soft corals, gorgonians and sponges, while the Westside offers hard coral formations that are home to moray eels, nudibranchs, snappers, banded angelfish and blue spotted stingrays. Titan triggerfish can be very aggressive here so approach with caution. Whale Sharks are frequently sighted in season along with the odd Turtle and there is also the chance of seeing a few Blacktip reef sharks. This site is also ideal for novice and experienced scuba divers and also for PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. It offers great snorkeling around Koh Tao as well.Koh Tao softcoral on shark island