In Thai language, hin means rock and muang translates to the colour purple.
Therefore the dive site Hin Muang is known as Purple Rock.
Purple was chosen as its name because of the abundance of pink and purple soft corals that cover the shallow reefs.
Hin Muang is claimed to be the deepest drop-off in Thai waters rising from depths of more than 70 meters in places.
The plateau of the rock flattens at 6 meters below sea level. The only two dive sites in this area, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, are located just a few hundred meters apart.
Best Dive Months: November to April
Average Depth: 28 meters
Maximum Depth: 50 meters
Visibility: 15 - 40 meters
Currents: Moderate to Strong
Hazards: Short No-decompression limit
Marine Life: Nudibranch, Black Tip Sharks, Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Scorpion Fish, Sponges, Sea Whips, Fusilier Fishes.
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