Scuba diving in Sail Rock

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: not available
Maximum: 147.6 ft
Current
Very mild to fairly strong depending on time of month/year.
Visibility
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Sail Rock is located 45 km north of Koh Samui, between Koh Tao and Koh Pha-ngan. The site features a pinnacle 15m/49ft above and 35m/115ft below the ocean's surface. There is a number of smaller pinnacles scattered around the area, but the largest and most attractive part of the dive is the Chimney - large vertical swimthrough, that starts from 18m/59ft below the surface and exits at 12m/39ft and 6m/19ft depths.

When to go

Possible to dive all year with the water temperature varying from 26C/78F to 29C/84F.

What to see

There is an abundance of fish occupying this site, including the area of the chimney. Divers can spot glassfish, scorpionfish, shrimp, moray eels, nudibranchs, sea slugs and anemone fish swimming next to the pinnacle and hiding among the hard and soft corals. Barracudas, jacks, trevally, tuna, mackerel, groupers, wrasses, snapper, angelfish and even the occasional whale shark can be seen here.

Reachable from

Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan

Liveaboards with trips to Sail Rock

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Koh Phangan Amphibian Dive Club

    Full Day Boat Trip to Sail Rock (2 Dives)

    2 guided dives from boat at Sail Rock dive site.
  • Koh Samui Easy Divers (Big Buddha)

    Boat Trip to Sail Rock

    Boat trip to Sail Rock. This product is for certified divers only. Wall diving at a granite rock formation by boat, Max depth 25 m
  • Koh Samui The Dive Academy

    Boat trip to Sail Rock

    Boat trip to Sail Rock. Approximately 50 minutes speedboat journey north from Koh Samui, between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, Sail Rock is a pinnacle shaped like an iceberg that rises out of the water creating a fantastic wall dive. Sail Rock is stunning at depths of 5 metres and down to a maximum depth of 40 metres, so it is ideal for beginners and experienced divers alike
  • Koh Phangan Chaloklum Diving

    Boat Trip to Sail Rock (2 Dives)

    Boat Trip to Sail Rock. 2 guided dives from boat. This product is for certified divers only. It takes a leisurely 1 hour cruise from Chaloklum Pier to go SCUBA diving at this truly exciting and extensive dive site; the main structure actually sticks out of the water and the rest of the features are below – Sail Rock’s exposed position makes it a focal point for all the marine life around – stopping to take a break or to visit a cleaning station
  • Koh Samui Member Diving

    Boat Trip to Southwest Pinnacle, Shark Island, Sail Rock (3 Dives; incl. Equipment Rental)

    3 guided dives from boat. This product is for certified divers only. One diving day in Samui usually begins with the pick up at the hotel at 7:00 o'clock and ends with the return to the hotel at 17:30. The boats set out from Fishermansvillage or from the Bangrak pier. Boat journeys to Koh Tao last about 1½ to 3 hours. Dives with Member-Diving always take place in small groups and are led by a PADI professional. Security, quality and customer satisfaction are our greatest values! Southwest Pinnacle is located approximately 13 km from Koh Tao. The dive site is good to dive when the sea is calm as it's completely out in the open sea and has no protection from the ocean waves. But do take the opportunity if it presents itself as Southwest Pinnacle is one of the best dive sites near Koh Tao. Sail Rock is one of the best dive sites in the area. It's a big granite pinnacle that breaks the surface half way between Koh Phangan and Koh Samui and as there are no other rocks around it acts as a congregation point for all the fish in the surrounding area. Shark Island is a small rock islet on the south east side of Koh Tao. The east side is the most interesting with big boulder formations. Many types of reef fish are spotted around here
  • Koh Phangan Amphibian Dive Club

    5 Days Diving Package (incl. Equipment Rental)

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Samui Easy Divers (Big Buddha)

    Boat Trip Big Easy

    Pinnacle and coral diving in the north of Koh Phangan by boat. This product is for certified divers only.
  • Koh Phangan Blue Horizon, Diving and Adventures

    Boat Trip to Sail Rock

    Boat trip to Sail Rock. This product is for certified divers only. Sail Rock, between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao (travel time to dive site with the "sea diamond": 20 min) is on our opinion the best dive site in the area. Sail Rock which attracts thousands of divers every year, is a unique shaped granite pinnacle with amazing walls stretching down to 47 meters. Sail Rock has everything to offer from macro diving to whale sharks, the diversity and number of marine life found over here is more than impressive, some schools reach over 10000 in population!
  • 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 Phangan Amphibian Dive Club

    10 Days Diving Package (incl. Equipment Rental)

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Samui Silent Divers Co., Ltd.

    Boat Trip to Sail Rock

    Boat trip to Sail Rock. This product is for certified divers only
  • 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 Goodtime Adventures

    Sail Rock Diving (incl. Equipment Rental)

    Diving at Sail Rock.

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