Scuba diving in North Twin

From Shore, From Boat
Diver level
Average: 25 m
Maximum: 40 m
Can be strong (>3 knots)
Average: 30 m
Maximum: 40 m
Located north of its twin sister, South Twin Island, the small North Twin Island became an object of divers' interest because of the undersea reef plateau whose top part is at a depth of 5-15m/16-49ft. Near the bottom of the reef big boulders go down to 40m/131ft deep, with the beautiful decorations of large sea fans and feather stars on the surface. Many species of fish can be encountered in this zone, including large ones such as the rarely seen leopard sharks.

When to go

The best time to dive here is from November to April. This time period avoids the southwest monsoon (June through October in this region). During November to April, the sea temperature averages 27C/81F.

What to see

Coral of various types, featherstarts, large seafans, zambezi sharks, manta rays, sea stars, sea sea cucumbers,horses, hawksbill turtles, ember parrotfishes, blue-ringed angelfishes

Reachable from

Mergui Archipelago

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