Koh Bon

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Koh Bon

Koh Bon

Koh Bon is an iconic dive site of the Surin Archipelago and a must see location when you are in the Similan Marine Park. The drops-offs allow you to find large stingrays... and most importantly, it has become ‘the place to be’ to frequently encounter Manta rays!

 

There are 2 parts to the dive site: Koh Bon Pinnacle and the Western Ridge (more commonly know as ‘The Finger‘)

  • The Koh Bon Pinnacle site is at 18m, and lovers of the great deep can even go down to 50m alongside the wall! Covered with soft corals, it attracts large pelagic fish such as barracuda, kingfish, dog-toothed tuna, a few reef sharks and especially manta rays almost daily (in the season)
  • ‘The Finger’ goes from the surface down to approximately 30-35m. The blue and green colors of the hard corals and the yellow tones of the soft corals bring life this part of the dive site! Tiny sardines form large polymorphic clouds or swarms which in turn attract predators and from November to May, between 20m to 25m, you will also more than likely come across Manta rays.

To sum up - Koh Bon... a dive site not to be missed!

 

Koh Bon is an iconic dive site of the Surin Archipelago and a must see location when you are in the Similan Marine Park. The drops-offs allow you to find large stingrays... and most importantly, it has become ‘the place to be’ to frequently encounter Manta rays!

 

There are 2 parts to the dive site: Koh Bon Pinnacle and the Western Ridge (more commonly know as ‘The Finger‘)

  • The Koh Bon Pinnacle site is at 18m, and lovers of the great deep can even go down to 50m alongside the wall! Covered with soft corals, it attracts large pelagic fish such as barracuda, kingfish, dog-toothed tuna, a few reef sharks and especially manta rays almost daily (in the season)
  • ‘The Finger’ goes from the surface down to approximately 30-35m. The blue and green colors of the hard corals and the yellow tones of the soft corals bring life this part of the dive site! Tiny sardines form large polymorphic clouds or swarms which in turn attract predators and from November to May, between 20m to 25m, you will also more than likely come across Manta rays.

To sum up - Koh Bon... a dive site not to be missed!

 

Koh Bon is an iconic dive site of the Surin Archipelago and a must see location when you are in ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Drop-off
  • Rocky ridge
  • Pinnacle
  • Coral reef
Depth
  • Maximum 35
  • Maximum 25
Visibility
20m +
Current
Weak to moderate
Required scuba diving level / certification
Open Water / Level 1
Fauna
  • Manta ray
  • Stingray
  • Tuna
  • Trevallies

The best dive centres to explore Koh Bon

Andaman Scuba Phuket and Khao Lak

Our opinion on Andaman Scuba, Phuket & Khao Lak:

On the shores of the exotic Andaman Sea in Thailand, the Andaman Scuba dive center is the shortest path between your dreams of the big blue and you living them out! This center is a specialist in diving liveaboard ...

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