Anemone Reef

Bay of Bengal Dive Sites

This unique dive-site is a huge lime-stone pinnacle that soars 30 meters up from the seafloor to just beneath the surface then abruptly ends and drops back to a bottom of sand and oyster shells.

This barely submerged reef is a well-known shipping hazard and is located less than a mile North of Shark Point. The Thai name for this site is Hin Jom (underwater rock). Although not as colorful as Shark Point this site is famous for its vast fields of sea anemones that cling to every conceivable surface and swing and sway with the current creating an illusion of it being a giant living rock.

The profusion of sea anemones and the nutrient-rich water are a magnet to a constant parade of reef fish seeking food and shelter. Enormous schools of tropical fish, snappers, groupers, and colorful clown fish, along with larger game-fish like tuna and barracuda, and the occasional leopard shark can be seen passing by. Anemone Reef is also famous as a site for to viewing lionfish sometimes encountered in-groups of twelve or more.

Read More

Fast facts

Distance 26 Kilometres
Boat Trip 90 minutes. Approx.
Depth 5-24 metres
Experience Level Beginners should dive with a Divemaster
Reef type Coral gardens, rock
Visibility Variable from 5 - 25 metres
Current Variable, often strong
Coral Scattered, beautiful soft colored corals
Fish Quantities and varieties excellent
Highlights Leopard sharks, several species of moray eels, great soft corals

Location Map

Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • 5 Islands to Explore in Low Season

    5 Islands for Low Season

    Phuket’s ‘low’ season is not as restrictive as many people think. Between sudden rainfalls there are flashes of Read More»

  • Island-Hopping Sailing Cruise

    Island-Hopping Cruise

    An island-hopping sailing cruise from Phuket is practically a dream come true. Our four-day trip departs from Chalong Read More»

  • 10 Best Beach Resorts in Patong

    10 Best Beach Resorts in Patong

    This list of the 10 Best beach resorts in Patong will help you find the right place for your trip. Compiled from Read More»

  • Chalong Bay Nightlife

    Chalong Bay Nightlife

    Most of the old bars are still there, but Chalong has undergone a facelift in recent times and features a vibrant night Read More»

  • Phuket Horse Riding Phuket Horse Riding

    Phuket Horse Riding Phuket Horse Riding

    Phuket is better known for its elephant treks than for horse riding but you'd be surprised at how popular an hour or Read More»

  • 10 Best Beach Resorts in Bangtao

    10 Best Beach Resorts in Bangtao

    This list of the 10 Best Beach Resorts in Bangtao will help you find the right place for your trip. Compiled from Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:


Loading...