Scuba diving in Southwest Pinnacles

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Current
Can be strong
Visibility
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 82 ft
The site consists of seven granite pinnacles covered in anemones, whip corals and sea fans.

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

Pinnacles and diverse marine life, including groupers, barracudas and whale sharks.

Reachable from

Koh Tao, Koh Phangan

Liveaboards with trips to Southwest Pinnacles

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 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 Silent Divers Co., Ltd.

    Boat Trip to Southwest Pinnacle

    Boat trip to Southwest Pinnacle. 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 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 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 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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