Chumpon Pinnacle

Chumpon Pinnacle Dive Site

Without doubt this must be the most impressive site for divers in the near vicinity of the tranquil island of Koh Tao.

Four submerged pinnacles rise from the seafloor.

The base of the underwater towers is 35 meters and divers can swim over the pinnacle's highest peak around 16 meters from the surface.

This area is best known for the intermittent presence of bull sharks and the largest pelagic whale shark.

Whale sharks seem to be unshakably accompanied by striped remora and an occasional cobia. In fact there is no shortage of large reef fish during the plankton months of March and April such as giant barracudas, tuna, and trevally.

Our virtual dive guide suggests heading northeast from the descent line where you will find two relatively small pinnacles around 21 meters down. Pass through the rocks and several enormous lazy groupers more than two meters in length hover beneath a large overhanging stone shelter.

Swim westwards past a narrow gorge and you will be overwhelmed by large unwary batfish. Hover motionless in the blue water and the batfish's curiosity draws them close enough for you to shake fins.

The underwater terrain in the south and east differs in topography where industrious sea anemones and pink anemone fish have transformed the site into a blanket of anemone gardens.

Chumpon Pinnacle Dive Site Facts

Average Depth: 20m

Maximum Depth: 35m

Underwater Visibility: 15 - 30m

General Currents: Moderate to Strong

Unusual Hazards: Deep Water and Short No-decompression Limits

Points of Interest: Bull Sharks, Sea Anemones, Trevally, BatfishBarracudas, Jacks, Tuna, Mackerel, Cobia, Remora, Scorpion Fish, Whale Sharks, Remora, Anemone FishGrouper.

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