White Rock (Hin Khao)

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Average Depth: 15m (50ft)
Maximum Depth: 24m (80ft)

White Rock Koh TaoThis is a very enjoyable dive, suitable for both novice and experienced divers. The site consists of two main pinnacles, the higher of which (White Rock itself) is covered by only 2m (6ft) of water and the lower (down in the southern end of the dive site) known as the Coral Garden.

The pinnacles are broken by a number of elevated shelves graced with a host of honeycomb groupers, long-spined sea urchins, Jorunna nudibranchs and various sea anemones.

Fan corals are abundant on the more current exposed sides of the rocks while small white-eyed moray eels, crabs and shrimps have taken up residence in the many cracks and crannies.

White Rock is the area's most popular night diving destination and will undoubtedly see plenty of large yellow-tailed barracudas swimming around, attracted to the site by the diving lights that will illuminate their prey for them. Get in close and you'll see them actually catch and eat the smaller fish that try to escape them!