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Anemone reef (2 dives)

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Duration

4,5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Anemone Reef is a submerged pinnacle with its top around 5 m underwater, giving this dive site its Thai name “Hin Jom”. Its located 1,5 hour boat drive from Chalong but only 20 mins from Elixir Divers centre!

Its English name is similarly straightforward – sea anemones dwell in stunningly dense populations in the shallow areas, presenting an amazing view of sea’s own version of the living carpet. Because of the quantity, quality and the variety of marine life that lives in the beautiful soft coral and sea fans that cover the pinnacle, Anemone Reef is the choice site for naturalist courses and is no doubt a favourite among photographers as well.

Anemone fish and clownfish are common, as are big schools of snapper that cloud the pinnacle. Schools of yellowtail barracuda are also often seen circling the rock, together with groupers, oriental sweetlips, scorpionfish and soldierfish that flit among corals, cracks and crevices. Small critters such as tiger-tail seahorses are also found here on occasion.

This is a relatively easy dive. Going around the pinnacle should pose no problems except in strong currents, so we try scheduling the dive time near slack tide to get the most our of this dive site.

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Price and Diving packages

  • Price for two dives: 4,000 THB
  • Full equipment rental 1,000 THB per day
  • Payment methods: CASH or apps Revolut/Wise/Paypal
  • 6+ dives – get 15% discount
  • 8+ dives – get 20% discount
  • 10+ dives – get 25% discount

Transfer

Roundtrip transfer is not included in the price.

  • Elixir resort – 400 THB (5 mins. drive)
  • Loh Pared Beach Area (Santhiya Resort, Royal Yao Yai, Blue Bay resort, Yao Yai Resort) – 700 THB (15 mins. drive)
  • North of Koh Yao Yai (Anantara, Koh Yao Yai Village, Hillside resort, Thiwson, Baan Taranya – 800 THB (25 mins. drive)

Price of the transfer is always roundtrip and is per car. We split the costs, if there are more guests from the same area. Please send us resort name and your room number to arrange the transfer and pick up.

We recommend renting a motorbike to come to our office (250 THB/day). There is very little traffic on Koh Yao Yai and motorbike is also great way to explore the island.

Highlights

  • Type: Pinnacle 10-25 m
  • Visibility: Vis 8-20 m
  • Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate
  • Current: Mild – Moderate

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Departure time

Our departure times vary due to tide table to get best possible diving conditions with no or mild currents. We confirm the departure time by email or by Whatsapp. Please come at least 30 minutes ahead of the departure time.

Paperwork and equipment

We check your diving certification, you fill the diving form and try diving equipment if needed.

Transfer to the dive site

We move to the Loh Jark pier by car (600m) or together by motorbikes and get on the boat. It takes 20 minutes to get to the dive site.

Two open water dives

Each dive takes max 50 minutes or 50 bars level whatever comes first with 1 hour surface break during which we serve fresh fruit. Soft drinks are available during the whole trip.

After diving session

We cruise back after the second dive and arrive to the office to fill the logbooks and get some good deserved beer and share the experience :)

Return to the resort

You are free to stay with us or return to your resort only after 5 hours in total time to enjoy the rest of the day.

Included/Excluded

  • Speedboat
  • Dive guide
  • 2 diving tanks
  • Diving weight
  • Water and fresh fruit onboard
  • Full diving equipment (regulator, BCD, 3mm short wetsuit, fins and mask) - 1,000 THB/person
  • Transfer (See FAQs)

Durations

4.5 hours

Tour's Location

FAQs

How do I get to your location? Is transfer included in the price?

Roundtrip transfer is not included in the price.

  • Elixir resort – 400 THB (5 mins. drive)
  • Loh Pared Beach Area (Santhiya Resort, Royal Yao Yai, Blue Bay resort, Yao Yai Resort) – 700 THB (15 mins. drive)
  • North of Koh Yao Yai (Anantara, Koh Yao Yai Village, Hillside resort, Thiwson, Baan Taranya – 800 THB (25 mins. drive)

Price of the transfer is always roundtrip and is per car. We split the costs, if there are more guests from the same area. Please send us resort name and your room number to arrange the transfer and pick up.

We recommend renting a motorbike to come to our office (250 THB/day). There is very little traffic on Koh Yao Yai and motorbike is also great way to explore the island.

Do I need an Open Water Diver (OWD) certification?

Yes, OWD certificate is required for all our diving trips with the exception of our SCUBA diving courses.

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