Scuba diving in Shark Island

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Access
From Shore
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 91.84 ft
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
Shark Island is a twin rock outcrop that consists of a gradually slopping reef. Generally, each side of the island features a different array of marine life. The rock boulders are covered by nice soft corals and gorgonians; at 20m/65ft depth there is a nice swim-through. There is occasionally a strong current and it gives a good chance for drift diving. Both novice and experienced divers can enjoy this site.

When to go

The best season to dive here is from May to September. The water temperatures range between 26-30C/79-86F. The average air temperature varies from 25-33C/77-91F.

What to see

South side of the island is the deepest, with depths ranging from 28m/91ft and upward. It features beautiful boulder formations occupied by leopard and black tip reef sharks and barracuda. While the northern side offers shallow coral gardens at around 12m/39ft depth. On the East side - the reef is covered with soft and brain corals, various gorgonians and sponges. Among the corals divers will find snappers, angelfish, blue spotted stingrays, anemone fish and other reef fish. The west side offers soft and hard coral formations, that became a shelter to moray eels, nudibranchs, leopard shark and other fish. Occasionally a seasonal whale shark can be seen feeding in these waters.

Reachable from

Koh Tao, Koh Samui

Liveaboards with trips to Shark Island

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 Samui DiveWishes & More - Koh Samui

    6 Dives Package

    6 dives package. Duration - 3 days. This product is for certified divers only
  • 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 Tao Alvaro Diving

    10 Dives Package

    This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Tao Czone Diver

    10 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Koh Samui DiveWishes & More - Koh Samui

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives package. Duration - 5 days. 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 Samui Member Diving

    Boat Trip to Koh Tao (2 Dives; incl. Equipment Rental)

    2 guided dives from boat. Koh Tao island has long been known as a great place to learn how to scuba dive. This has always been partly due to the very competitive prices for diving in Koh Tao, but also due to the numerous sheltered and shallow local bays that make excellent training reefs for student divers. 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!
  • Koh Phangan Amphibian Dive Club

    10 Days Diving Package (incl. Equipment Rental)

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • 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 Tao Sunshine Divers

    10 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only

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