Scuba diving in Chumpon Pinnacle

  • must see
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 39.36 ft
Maximum: 114.8 ft
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 82 ft
Chumpon Pinnacle is located around 11km/7mi to the northwest of Koh Tao and is one of Thailand's premier dive sites. It consists of one large main pinnacle with several smaller ones surrounding it, and is covered with hard and soft coral. The main pinnacle is covered with purple, pink, and red anemones, full of pink anemonefish. The abundant microscopic food in the corals attracts schools of fish: clownfish, surgeonfish, yellow box fish (at 8m/26ft deep and further down), bigger pelagic fish such as barracudas, mackerel, giant grouper, batfish, and occasionally manta rays, leopard sharks, and even whale sharks (from February to May and in September) can be seen. The main pinnacle starts at 12m/39ft (maximum depth of 35m/278ft), so this site is more suitable for advanced divers.

When to go

Diving is available all year round, though the best period is from February to September. The average water temperature is 28C/82F and can be full of plankton in March.

What to see

Pinnacle, corals, anemones, clownfish, surgeonfish, yellow box fish, manta rays, leopard sharks, and even whale sharks (from February to May and in September.

Reachable from

Bangkok, Koh Tao, Koh Samui

Liveaboards with trips to Chumpon Pinnacle

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Koh Samui Scuba Birds (Koh Samui)

    Trip to Koh Tao

    Trip to Koh Tao. This product is for certified divers only. Best Koh Tao dive sites with the depth of up to 40 meters, wrecks, coral reefs and whale sharks! The schedule might be altered as you wish. One day diving tour approximate schedule: 06:30 – 07:00 – Transfer from the hotel to ferry pier; 08:00 – Ferry departure to Koh Tao; 10:00-10:30 – arriving to Koh Tao, check- in to the dive boat.; 10:30-11:00 – Briefing, equipment set up for the first dive; 11:00-12:00 – First dive; 12:00-13:00 – Lunch, rest, snorkelling, set up for the second dive; 13:00-14:00 – Second dive; 14:30-15:00 – Return to Koh Tao, boarding speed ferry; 16:30-17:00 – Return to Koh Samui, hotel transfer
  • Koh Tao Alvaro Diving

    6 Dives Package

    This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Phangan Amphibian Dive Club

    5 Days Diving Package (incl. Equipment Rental)

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Tao Alvaro Diving

    10 Dives Package

    This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Tao Carabao Scuba School

    10 Dives Package

    Carabao Dive Resort offers you the following weekly schedule: Monday: Chumphon Pinnacle Tuesday: South West Pinnacle Wednesday: Sail Rock Thursday: Chumphon Pinnacle Friday: Sattakut Wreck Saturday: Sail Rock Sunday: South west Pinnacle Remark: These dive sites are the first to visit in the morning, we do the second dive on a different site. This schedule might change because of weather conditions Besides this schedule, we visit all the other dive sites around the Island, in the morning the deeper sites and in the afternoon the shallow ones. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday we depart around 18:00 for night dives. Scuba Refresh is needed if you haven't been diving for a while. This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Tao Czone Diver

    10 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Tao Planet Scuba

    3 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. The Diving around Koh Tao is diverse and plentiful with a considerable number of dive sites to suit both beginners and experienced divers alike. Enjoy a relaxing day in the sun on board our dive boat M.V. Seafarer for diving and snorkeling trips to the best sites in The Gulf of Thailand.
  • Koh Phangan Amphibian Dive Club

    10 Days Diving Package (incl. Equipment Rental)

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Tao ACE Marine Expeditions

    Diving (by Days, 3 Dives per Day)

    This product is for certified divers only. Trip Duration: 7 hours - Departure Time: 9:00am or 1:00pm (times shown may change based on weather and other conditions). Experience a unique side of Koh Tao as we cruise around the island in style and comfort. We want our guests and their families to have the time and freedom to enjoy their holiday the way they want. We want to take our divers out when the conditions are at their best for each day to maximize our enjoyment underwater and avoid the crowds . All of our fun dive trips are in small groups with a maximum of 2 divers with a certified guide. Our more experienced divers also have the option of exploring the reefs as a buddy pair.
  • Koh Tao Planet Scuba

    5 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. The Diving around Koh Tao is diverse and plentiful with a considerable number of dive sites to suit both beginners and experienced divers alike. Enjoy a relaxing day in the sun on board our dive boat M.V. Seafarer for diving and snorkeling trips to the best sites in The Gulf of Thailand.
  • Koh Phangan Chaloklum Diving

    Boat Trip to 3 Pinnacle (3 Dives)

    Boat Trip to 3 Pinnacle. 3 guided dives from boat. This product is for certified divers only. On this special dive trip, we usually start at Southwest Pinnacles, then go up to Chumphon Pinnacles and finish with an afternoon dive at Sail Rock. These are three of the very best dive sites in the Koh Phangan and Koh Tao area, offering the best chance of diving with those wonderful whale sharks. Their appearance is not guaranteed and is rarely as often as we would like, but whale sharks or not, this dive trip is surely unforgettable! We leave Koh Phangan early and it’s first stop Southwest Pinnacles. Then we head up North of Koh Tao to Chumphon Pinnacles. This is the largest of the 3 dive sites. To finish the day we cruise back to Sail Rock. We arrive after the other diving boats have left & it’s a great dive, even if you’ve been there before. The late afternoon lighting, lack of other divers and wealth of fish life make it an unforgettable end to the day. We are usually back at the dive shop before 6
  • Koh Tao Sunshine Divers

    10 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only

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