Scuba diving in Hin Rap
Hin Rap is situated off a small island called Koh Klum. There are actually two dive sites in the area. The first is a dive around the rocky reef, covered in barrel sponges with crowded shelves of soft corals and gorgonians. The second area is to the north, which is a little deeper and richer in corals with a small canyon, where divers can spot turtles, batfish, stingrays, white morays, big barracudas, angelfish, grouper, triggerfish, clownfish, parrotfish, and sometimes whale sharks. This is not an area for deep-water diving. The depth is 6-20m/20-66ft. It is a boat dive for more advanced divers.
When to go
From November to the end of February the average air temperature hovers between 27-30C/81-86F. From March to May the thermometer steadily climbs above 30C/86F. The water is clear with visibility of 3-20m/10-66ft. Currents are occasional. The water temperature is around 28C/82F all year.
What to see
Rocky Reef, sponges, corals, gorgonians, canyon, turtles, batfish, stingrays, white morays, big barracudas, angelfish, grouper, triggerfish, clownfish, parrotfish, and sometimes whale sharks.
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