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DIVE SITE
SHARK ISLAND

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Thailand
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Main characteristics

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Access By boat
Current Some current
Depth 1 to 25 m
Life Middle
Experience Unknown
Water temp. 26 to 31 °C
Dive type Reef
Visibility up to 20 m
Best dive period All year

ABOUT SHARK ISLAND

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Red Rock, more commonly known as Shark Island, is a large rock formation off Koh Tao's south east coast.

Named after its "shark fin" shape, rather than any resident shark population, Shark Island offers an excellent location for both beginners and more experienced divers, as well as non-divers, when conditions are favourable.

Trips to Shark Island are most often to the south side, which features some huge rock formations and overhangs. Ranging in depth from the surface to around 20m, you can find a large variety of local marine life such as Titan Triggerfish, Scribbled Filefish and Batfish (often juveniles) in addition to the more common species of Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Wrasses and Damselfish.

Snorkelling Note: Due to its slightly exposed location, weather conditions make it susceptible to variations in visibility, currents and surface calmness.

This text is for information purposes only. It has been written by members of the website and can be inaccurate. Always contact local professional divers before diving.

SHARK ISLAND MEDIA GALLERY

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  • Orangelined cardinalfish in Shark Island in Thailand Featured
    09 Sep 2015
    Orangelined cardinalfish
    -Shark Island-
    Ko Tao, Thailand
    Orangelined aka Narrowlined Cardinalfish (Archamia fucata) inhabit many caves and crevices at Shark Island and other local dive sites.
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    The Dive Inn
  • Scuba diving in Shark Island in Thailand Featured
    09 Sep 2015

    -Shark Island-
    Ko Tao, Thailand
    Christmas Tree Worm (Sabellidae sp.).
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    The Dive Inn
  • Scuba diving in Shark Island in Thailand Top Rated
    09 Sep 2015

    Thailand
    -Shark Island-
    The Dive Inn
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  • Pink anemonefish in Shark Island in Thailand Top Rated
    09 Sep 2015
    Pink anemonefish
    Thailand
    -Shark Island-
    The Dive Inn
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Thailand, Ko Tao (Lon : 99.8451 Lat : 10.0622)
Dive site icon Shark Island Dive center icon Neighbouring dive centers (3)

NEAREST DIVE CENTERS AROUND THE DIVE SITE (3)

Blue Horizon Diving and Adventures Dive center
Thailand, Koh Phangan
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Affiliated: PADI, SSI
Distance 34.8 km
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The Dive Inn Dive center
Thailand, Koh Phangan
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Affiliated: PADI
Distance 35.37 km
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Member Diving Dive center
Thailand, Koh Samui
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Affiliated: PADI
Distance 61.08 km
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