Dive Site: Koh Doc Mai
Location: 20 nautical miles from S.E. Chalong
Depth: 0 – 28m (max)
Visibility (according to the season): 10 – 30m
Currents (according to the season): Mild to moderate
Difficulty Rating: Diving suitable for all divers
Koh Doc Mai is a small limestone island inaccessible to the public due to its steep topography. Koh Doc Mai literally means “flower island”. It is covered with wild tropical vegetation with vertical walls diving under the sea at 30 meters depth.
The diving is done by turning around and near the reef. Koh Doc Mai provides a source of food and shelter for a large variety of species macro photographic including the invertebrates such as the tiny crabs and shrimps, the clams, the oyster, the sea urchins, the sea stars, the worms, the numerous different nudibranchs, the squid, and the white-eyed moray eels, the seahorses and the ghostpipefishes. Dive slowly and check crevices in the wall or the sea fans and you may spot them. The schools of jackfishes, barracudas, red mullet fishes and fusiliers roam the reef in search of their next feast.
There are also two caves to Koh Doc Mai, one of which is very interesting and fun at the same time. Their inside access require to be accompanied by a professional of the scuba diving. The magnificent gardens of hard and soft corals decorate the tops of the reef setting their strengths builders. This list remains to complete after every dive! Sometimes happens whale sharks join scuba divers during their underwater explorations.
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