Asia has some of the best dives in the world of which Richelieu Rock is certainly one. It is north of the Similan Islands, about 50 nautical miles to be specific. If you are looking for the whale shark, this is the place. At low tide the rock breaks the water surface and becomes a visible ?whale shark magnet.? It is not to be missed. While maybe not as prolific as the expression implies, there are still many to encounter along with eagle and manta rays. It is a large area and it is easy to undertake several dives and see something unique?schools of trevallies and barracudas for example. The currents also carry small creatures such as frogfish, ghost pipefish and seahorses. Look carefully in cracks and crevices for special treats. The marine life is rich making Thailand a one-stop diver destination.
|Depth:?10-25 meters.||Visibility:?Up to 30 meters.||Off Khuraburi Island, 14 kilometers east of the Mu Koh Surin marine park.||9? 21.822′ N 97? 59.018′ E|