Simple Life LoveScuba DIVE SITES

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Our Simple Life LoveScuba Package Offers a Wide Range of Dive Site Environments

from deep offshore pinnacles to calm sandy bays. During your stay at the Simple Life Talay resort, you will have the opportunity to dive at the following world renowned sites. 

SAIL ROCK: THE DIVE SITE

Location: Between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan
Depth: Average 18 m / Maximum 40 m
Level of Diving: Beginner to Experienced Divers

Sail Rock is a completely isolated rock. A tiny granite island extending a few meters above the water, its sheer walls descend vertically down below the waterline to a depth of 25M-30M. Here they meet the ocean floor, which slopes away from Sail Rock to depths of around 45-50M.

This relative isolation makes Sail Rock a unique and amazing dive site. In free flowing tidal currents, coral specials thrive on its walls, and in turn this draws masses of aquatic species so you can see a huge range of reef species, pelagics, crustaceans and more around Sail Rock.

Even better, Sail Rock has a couple of unique features.

SAIL ROCK’S ‘CHIMNEY’

On one side of the dive site, a chimney extends from 12M vertically through the rock. It’s possible to swim through.

SAIL ROCK’S SECRET PINNACLE

A little way off the main dive site, a second granite formation lays hidden below the surface. It’s top is at a depth of around 18M.

For experienced divers its possible to traverse from Sail Rock to the secret pinnacle. Whilst the main formation can sometimes be busy, fewer people venture to explore the hidden pinnacle. So it’s often possible to see even more amazing aquatic life away from the main dive site.

 

White Rock 

Location: Western side of Koh Tao
Depth: Average 16 m / Maximum 28 m
Level of Diving: Beginner to Experienced Divers

White Rock is one of the most popular dive sites of Koh Tao for both day and night dives. It is home to the titan triggerfish, some of which occasionally act quite aggressively. The rock structures are a number of elevated shelves that provide shelter for honeycomb groupers, long-spined black sea urchins and various sea anemones, along with the soft coral mixed with knob and pore corals and the colourful christmas tree worms. If you enjoy underwater photography then this dive site provides the composition, and marine life for great pictures.

 

Chumphon Pinnacles

Location: About 5 km northwest of Nang Yuan
Depth: Average 20 m / Maximum 36 m
Level of Diving: Experienced Divers

This deep pinnacle is typically reserved for Advanced divers, but can be accessed on your final open water training dives in good conditions. Majestic views, breathtaking rock formations and large marine life, with the increased chance of whale shark sighting.

 

Twin Peaks & Buoyancy World 

Location: Western Side of Koh Nang Yuan
Depth: Average 10 m / Maximum 18 m
Level of Diving: Beginner to Experienced Divers

Scattered around the three rock pinnacles, you will find numerous black sea cucumbers, boulder corals and Neptune barrel sponges covered in long white alabaster tubeworms. In between two of the shallow pinnacles (12 – 14 m) you will find the Clarks anemone fish family protected by a ring of shells. Off to the north of the middle pinnacle you will find Buoyancy World, an ‘alternative’ dive site to help lessen the number of divers at Twins. Here you will find man-made structures built from materials that will attract fish life and coral development along with buoyancy structures used for novice divers to enhance their diving skills.

Sattakut Wreck 

Location: 30 m from Hin Pee Wee
Depth: Average 18 m / Maximum 30 m
Level of Diving: Experienced Divers

The HTMS Sattakut (LCI : Landing Craft Infantry 724) shipwreck has become a favourite dive site for visitors to Koh Tao. This former US World War II Navy vessel that runs 48 m in length along the sea bed was sunk on the 18 June 2011 to create a new artificial reef. As a US Navy Ship the Sattakut participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the most strategic battles between the USA and Japan during World War II. The wreck’s keel or base sits in the sand at a maximum depth of between 27 and 30 metres while the top of the mast reaches to a depth of 18 metres – making this dive most suitable for divers with the Advanced Open Water certification. She lies 30 m from Hin Pee Wee thereby providing a complimentary dive site offering an abundance of marine life nearby. Here you will find large schools of fusiliers, juvenile yellowtail barracudas, various snappers, wrasse and groupers.

 

Green Rock 

Location: North-West of Koh Nang Yuan
Depth: Average 12 m / Maximum 30 m
Level of Diving: Beginner to Experienced Divers

A spectacular dive site offering adventurous swim-throughs provided by large archways, caverns, caves and crevices which cut through the submerged, bouldering rocks.

Home to the yellow margin triggerfish, divers may encounter a ‘trigger- attack’ during the spawning season, as they become very territorial and protective over their nests which makes for an interesting dive.

 

Mango Bay 

Location: North of Koh Tao
Depth: Average 5 m / Maximum 16 m
Level of Diving: Beginner to Experienced Divers

A breeding ground for all small fish, Mango Bay (Aow Muang) has reefs on the east and west coastlines of the bay, along with coral boulders in between providing a natural ‘coral garden’ as we know it today. This bay is perfect for snorkellers and beginner divers to gradually make the transition from shallow sandy topography to deeper depths with rocky contours. Many operators from neighbouring islands visit Mango Bay for its beauty and pristine conditions.

 

Japanese Gardens 

Location: East of Koh Nang Yuan
Depth: Average 6 m / Maximum 16 m
Level of Diving: Beginner to Experienced Divers

Located on the east side of Koh Nang Yuan, Japanese Gardens is separated by one of the world’s only sandbars connecting three teardrops of land. Fantastic snorkeling and great conditions for beginner divers, this dive site offers sandy bottoms to prepare initial divers adjust- ing their buoyancy prior to venturing to the reef areas. The reef dive itself is incredibly beautiful, home to many juvenile fish including blue-ringed angelfish, moon wrasse, damsel and chromis fish with multiple porcupine pufferfish hiding within the crevices. On some occasions you may spot the black and white banded sea snake.

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Package

11 night stay at the Simple Life Talay Resort with 10 Fun Dives,  2 Sail Rock Dives, 1 Night Dive, Weights & tank included and Return Flights from the UK & Ferry Transfers,

This Exclusive Package is only Available from the following dates:

16th Sep, 2020 – 28th Sep, 2020 

 

11 nights in a sea view bungalow in the beach front resort of Talay, situated at the southern tip of Koh Tao’s popular Sairee Beach.

The resort opens out onto its own private stretch of sand, and with a range of great accommodation, on-site bar restaurant, swimming pool and award-winning PADI 5* dive school, we offer everything you need for a fantastic stay on Koh Tao.

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