North Rock Dive Site Pattaya Thailand

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North Rock Dive Site Pattaya Thailand

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Dive Site Name: North Rock
Location: A small rocky outcrop 8km south of Koh Manwichai. The dive circumnavigates the outcrop.
Conditions: Can have strong currents but offers shelter on each site.
Visibility: 5m (15ft) and 15m (50ft).
Average depth: 9m (30ft)
Maximum depth: 18m (60ft)

This is one of the area’s better sites. The corals, mainly patch corals, being subject to strong currents from both directions, the south tip has large rocks and a sandy bottom. Along the east shore the plate corals drop steeply then bottom out at around 10m (33ft) then small boulders are scatter over the sea bed, covered in whip corals, soft corals illuminate the sea floor. Often you will find small gray bamboo sharks resting under the large rocks. The northern edge has varied corals over the reef edge with sandy bottom, look under the larger coral heads as there are many morals. Although there is a small shallow reef of coral laminates. In deeper waters, away from the rocks, there are a few areas of sea whips, to which cling feather stars; below these, in the rubble, are colorful nudi branch. Reasonable sightings of pelagic Barracuda, jacks, trivializes and the occasional school of tuna are fairly regular, so the site is not entirely without attractions.