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Dive Site Name:
Koh Ron lakhon & Koh Ron Nang Location:
2 small satellite islands a few hundred metres form Koh Chuang. Conditions :
Always fair in any tide and usually good all year round Average depth:
10m (32ft) Maximum depth:
Koh Ron Lakhon is a fantastic all round dive site, one of the most popular dives in the Samae San Area, due to its close proximity to The wreck dive and main island sites. "Ron Lakhon" translates to theatre in english and you can be sure that this dive sites always puts on a show.
Whether its the shallow rocky areas which are covered in sponges perfect for a great time snorkelling or the banking coral lines that sweeps around south joining with a small wall and drop off which suits divers of all levels, there is quite enough at this dive site to explore.
On certain tides, divers prefer to drift, dropping into the water at the southern end of the rocks on the east side. The tide then takes you the whole length of the two islands from Koh Ron Nang all the way down to the backside of Koh Ron lakhon. The waters can move quite quickly, so i would suggest diving this in smaller groups and perhaps with some previous drift experience. In any case its a fairly simply drift down to the northern end and around to the other side, where you can remain out of the current for the rest of your allowable bottom time.
The northern tip of these islands,Koh Ron Nang, is a huge expanse. Regular divers can explore close to the coral line which is really interesting if you enjoy complex rocky structures to snoop through looking for what aquatic life hides beneath. Out down the sand bar is where it can get quite deep. Most popular with Tech divers as depths can well exceed the limits of recreational divers. You will see many clusters of filter feeding corals and sponges attached to the boulders and the reef goes on and on. Expert navigational skills and air management a must for this route dive plan.