Hin Musang (Shark Rock) – Shark Point
- Distance: 25 Km boat trip of approx. 90 minutes.
- Depth: 0-25 meters
Experience: Beginners / advanced
- Type: Pinnacles, coral garden, limestone
Visibility: Variable, 10-25 meters
Current: Variable, mild to strong
- Corals: Hard corals, large sponges, colorful soft coral growth and beautiful sea fans
Fish: Many different fish
- Highlights: Leopard sharks, big barracudas, seahorse, blue spotted stingrays, turtles, various moray eels, clown fish and sometimes a whale shark.
Shark Point is about 300 meters away from Anemone Reef and the King Cruiser wreck. Unlike the neighbouring dive sites, Hin Musang juts out of the water and is marked by a small lighthouse. Of the total of six underwater rocks usually two, maximum four are open to all divers.
Named after the leopard sharks, which in the past were commonly found resting on the sand, this dive site offers much more. Hin Musang, as Shark Point is called in the national language, has been a nature reserve since 1992 and is formed by two rock formations almost completely overgrown with corals. The lighthouse, visible from afar, is located north of the two pinnacles. The south pinnacle is located at a distance of about 60 meters from the lighthouse on a north-south axis and are separated by a sandy section about 18 meters deep. Outside this channel, the seabed around the two blocks reaches a depth of about 25 meters and further out, to a depth of 30 meters and more. Most dives start with a descent on one of the two pinnacles and end with the ascent on the other pinnacle. The dive area is large and in strong currents very suitable for drift dives. Many fish and small animals live in the coral landscapes – so there is plenty to see. It is likely you will see puffer fish, porcupine fish, clown fish, blue spotted stingrays, shrimps, nudibranchs, seahorse and, seasonally, the rare Harkelin shrimp. Other creatures such as barracudas, snapper and batfish, as well as groupers, scorpionfish, turtles and moray eels can also be seen there. At the cleaning stations, fish can be observed very well, as they show far fewer escape reactions than usual. With a little luck you will not only see leopard sharks lying in the sand around the two rock formations, but you may also spot a rare whale shark swimming in the current.
If there is current, you should dive on the way from one to the other pinnacle just above the ground, not to drift away. The safety stop is made in such a case in the south, clinging to a rock, on 5 meters.
All scuba diving dive sites are visited at the discretion of the tour leader on the day. Dive sites are selected based on the weather conditions, currents, overall safety and suitability for the majority of divers on the boat. We cannot guarantee specific dive sites prior to the boat departing.
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