Sail rock

Dive sites

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Flora & Corals

Scuba diving conditions

Maximum depth

When to go?

From February to Novemeber

Sail Rock, extraordinary dive site in Koh Tao

Sail Rock dive site, also called Hin Bai is probably the best dive site of the gulf of thailand with Chumphon Pinnacle. The site is located about 2 hours of boat from the island of Koh Tao and about 1 hour from Chaloklum, on the island of Koh Pha Ngan. It consists of a large hollow pinnacle that allows divers to do a nice vertical cave dive through this large natural chimney. The pinnacle emerges at nearly 7 meters above sea level and lies about 22 meters deep. On the reefs, you can see black corals and colorful soft corals, moray eels or scorpions fishes .The site, which lies offshore, is a meeting point for large pelagics. In the blue you can watch plataxes, mackerel, barracudas, snappers and with a little bit of luck, a requins baleines .

Fishes and sea creatures

Whale shark
Moray eel

3 review

Sail Rock is the best dive site in the Thailand Golf, a lot of big trevally batfish, giant barracuda and grouper, and if you're lucky you can see giant moray and whale shark !!!!!!

Very good dive, a chimney,different schools of Barracuda and giants one, up to 60 Batfishs can be easy met, many pairs of big Queen fish, no much macro but great for bigs, whalesharks stay for while around the sites when they show up. Potatoes groupers, big red Snappers, Sea urchins, Tiger Cowrie shells, slugs... hard corals. Visibility can be excellent like 30 metres and down not that often to ten Meters or less, in general no curent but can be, Good for deep dive to 35mts and shallow dive. Great for experienced divers and first try dive! Excellent dive site!!!

Sail Rock ('Hin Bai' in Thai) is the premier scuba diving site in the Gulf of Thailand. It's a bit far from ko tao (around 1h / 1h30 boat ride). Sail Rock rises up 8m out of the water and the dive site has a maximum depth of over 40m. The actual rock wall drop down to below 20 metres, where it meets sand that gradually banks away. It was an amazing experience to ascend into a natural chimney. It was a very unique dive. There was a lot of people but still a very good dive experience.
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