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CHUMPON PINNACLE

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CHUMPON PINNACLE

8-5-17

Whaleshark seen, about 2.5 to 3 m. Beautiful, the rest of the area is less seen as a result of this.

15 m Visibility
28 °C - m

Yannickvm

10-2-17

Leuke anemonen, veel roze anemonefish, grote scholen vissen, waar sommige mensen ook een …

15 m Visibility
28 °C - m

Chumpon Pinnacle is the only dive site in Koh Tao where whale sharks can be seen. April and May are the best months, but they also come here in September. Chumpon Pinnacle consists of a solitary long pillar, with a huge swim-through on the south side. The entire top of the pillar is covered with beautiful anemones and the many crevices offer shelter to lobsters, moray eels, scorpion fish and eels.

Particulars

Chumpon Pinnacle lies in open sea, 11 kilometers from Koh Tao. Enter the water from the boat and enjoy. Not only whale shark visit this spot, you may encounter hunting sailfish and large shoals of barracuda as well. Chumpon Pinnacle is a dynamic dive site where you'll experience some of your best diving.

Warnings

The water is rich with plankton which sometimes leads to limited visibility.

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CHUMPON PINNACLE Features

Nicknames
Chumpon
Address
N.v.t.
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Deep diving
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive
Current
Limited
Visibility
5 - 30 m.
Average visibility
10 m.
Depth
35 m.
Bottom
sand
Life
Green moray, clownfish, barracuda, batfish, fusilier, grouper, mackerel, triggerfish, scorpionfish, tuna, whale shark
Other recreation
None

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