KOH DOKMAI SCUBA DIVING
3 Dives at 4000 THB All Inclusive
KOH DOKMAI :
This little limestone island rises steeply out of the sea and stretches vertically down to 30 meters creating beneath the surface a wall all around. The west side is a gently sloping hard coral reef from 12 to 20 metres with an abundance of colorful sea life decorating its underwater cliffs. The east wall is more popular with scuba divers and goes as deep as 25 metres. This site is a virtual garden of yellow tube corals, harps, sea fans, anemones, and sponges. You can explore a few caves along the base of the wall here. With a torch, you would be able to see the spectacular limestone architecture. Most visited is the big cave at the southeast. The small cave however is narrow and long, so less experienced divers are not encouraged to penetrate the cave. Another small cavern has a ‘fresh air’ spot at the top of it, which is not recommended to breathe the air.
- Visibility 5-20M
- Difficulty : Advanced
- Current : Moderate to Strong
- Dive Level Recommendation : Advanced ++
Your dive will begin on the far left or right of the southern face, depending on the direction of the tide. Descending immediately to around 25 meters the divers will usually start a very slow descent. While checking crevices and cracks in the wall or the sea fans, you may spot many small creatures when they move. The walls are home to colourful nudibranchs, flatworms, tiny white eyes morays, and group of 10 or more dancing shrimp are guaranteed to make an appearance. Soft and hard corals can also be found clinging onto the wall, the yellow tube corals making the best of bunch. The bright yellow tiger-tale seahorse seems to flourish here as well as the ornate ghost pipefish. In addition, anglerfish are among the species frequently found. No wonder this dive site is famous by macro photographers. Along the walls, usually schools of yellow line snapper, trevafllies and fusilier hunt around. Hidden amidst the corals are the white-eye moray, giant moray and Honeycomb moray eels, very used to divers floating by and they are not shy at all. For those interested in bigger fish, look at the blue for great barracuda and if you are lucky leopard shark may catch a few winks at the bottom of the wall.
The walls are also a paradise for macro photographers, as colorful nudibranchs, flatworms, tiny white eyes morays and group of 10 or more dancing shrimp are guaranteed to make an appearance. Do examine cracks and small crevices for giant morays, and enjoy the schools of yellowline snapper, trevally and fusiliers that usually swim along the wall.
For those interested in bigger fish, look at the blue for great barracuda and leopard shark may also catch a few winks at the bottom of the wall
What to Expect on your Dive with us at Koh Dokmai
Sirolodive is aimed at providing you with the best experience of scuba diving in Phuket. We are able to tailor all requirements to fit and suit you exactly how you would require them to be.
Our team would pick you up from your hotel at 7:15am and drop you at our Boat at Chalong Pier. We would also be dropping you off at your hotel once we have returned back from your diving trip.
You can enjoy a very good breakfast buffet on board and we serve you with snacks and drinks throughout. Lunch buffet is also served with all dietary requests taken into account. If you wish to order a Vegetarian meal please contact Sirolodive’s staff when you board.
You will be briefed by your instructor regarding the use of all diving equipments, dive sites, what you can expect from each dive location and all safety related matters.
What’s not included:
- Underwater photos and video may be possible from dive staff on the boat as an optional extra, usually 1,000 THB per day
- Pickup/Dropoff additional charges will apply for locations from Surin onwards to Maikhao beach or the North of Phuket