Sail Rock

Sail Rock – Best Dive Site in the Gulf of Thailand

Sail Rock is arguable the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand. However, since it is located 1 hour 45 minutes from Koh Tao, most people don’t include this in their list of frequently visited Dive Sites, and thus it is often overlooked. We love Sail Rock, and visit it multiple time every week! “Fish Soup” is a common way we describe this dive site, since the site is covered in huge schools of everything – Big-Eyed Trevallies number in a school of thousands, Barracudas of many different types abound in huge numbers, batfish can be seen in schools of hundreds, and so the list continues. Added to this is the unusual rock and coral formations, and the Chimney which drops from 5 meters to 18 meters, which is a result of the Thai Navy using this for target practice at the beginning of the century. If you were to choose just 1 dive trip, make sure it’s to Sail Rock!

Depth Range

Type of Site

Marine Life

Frequency visited

Worthy mentions

0m – 40m

A small island located 1hour 45 minutes from Koh Tao.

Fish, Fish, Fish and more Fish… And the occasional Whale Shark

3 times per week

Whale Sharks are regular visitors from March – May & September – November BEST DIVE SITE IN THE GULF OF THAILAND!!!

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