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South West Pinnacle










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South West pinnacle


As the names suggests this dive site is found about 13Km South West of Koh Tao. One hour by speed boat from Koh Samui and you find yourself seemingly in the middle of nowhere holding onto a buoy line.Then, as you descend, you realise just why the boat stopped here. A set of huge granite Pinnacles rising from the sandy seabed, the tallest falling just 3 or 4 meters shy of the surface. With depths to 34 meters this dive site is popular with the bigger pelagic species such as Giant Grouper, Barracuda, and Big Eye Trevally.

The tranquility of Southwest is also evident as this is not dived as much as other dive sites in the Gulf. The topography of this dive site is astonishing, and when the visibility is good it is a magnificent sight as the different shaped rock formations blend into the distance waiting to be discovered. A short swim just off the Southern most point of this dive site it is possible to find Leopard Sharks resting in the sand.


Whale sharks do occasionally make an appearance and are a superb addition to an already outstanding dive site. During the months of March and April there is also a chance to see Minke Whales. Seen by only a few scuba divers on this site, there has been many more sighting on the speed boat ride back to Koh Samui breaking the surface between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan.


With the many fan corals and sea whips swaying gently in the mild currents there is an abundance of colourful reef fish to be found here, including Weavers Butterfly Fish, and Six Banded Angle Fish to name but a few. Not dived as regularly as some of the sites around Koh Tao, it is very possible for you to be the only boat moored on the buoy line, thus having this wonderful site all to yourself.

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