Scuba diving in The Chimney

From Boat
Diver level
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 22 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
The Chimney dive site is located near Ko Haa Nueng island (the most northern island of Ko Haa group). The site looks like a vertical slingshot handle, with a thickness of 3-4m/9-13ft. It begins at a depth of 16m/52ft, and opens up into an upright chimney structure that can be ascended and exited via two caves at about 5m/16ft depth. At the bottom of the site, at about 20-22m/65-72ft, there is a dense garden of white and lilac soft corals occupied by numerous colorful reef fish. The site is a paradise for macro photographers.

When to go

Diving can be done all year round. The high dive season starts from October-November to April. The sea temperature is about 28C/82F all year round.

What to see

The site featuresa series of swimthroughs and caverns, a chimney, beautiful rock formations covered with golden sea fans and soft coral growth. Divers can sometimes spot manta rays, whale sharks, tuna, groupers, as well as green turtles, snappers, scorpion fish, glass fish, nudibranchs, tiny crabs, shrimp, seahorses, ghost pipefish, frogfish, tiger cowries and many others.

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