10.1499, 99.7851

23595 Logged Dives

Chumphon Pinnacle

It's an offshore hidden root located about 20 minutes northeast of Koh Tao by boat. In a large pinnacle that looks like a long undersea mountain range to the north and south, you'll always see schools of termead trevally, called golden walls, on a springboard called Barracuda Rock. The maximum depth is over 40M, but it is about 35M at the base of the pinnacle and 15-18M at the top. At the top, you'll find a beautiful sight of a dense anemone sea anemone and dancing clownfish.

This dive site has a high rate of encounters with whale sharks and is a must-see dive site for divers. Large fish such as chevron barracuda, tornadoes such as bigeye trevally, rockfish, and stingfish can be seen consistently. In the shade of the rocks, you can see surprisingly large red groupers hiding.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Night Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 24m

Visibility

  • 16m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Whale Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Molluscs
Octopus
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Whale Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Molluscs
Octopus

RECOMMENDED TRAINING

Try Scuba
Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving doesn’t end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Specialty program and you’ll learn all you need to dive safely at night or in limited visibility. Upon completion, you’ll earn your SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Specialty certification.

Try Scuba
Perfect Buoyancy

Learn to glide through the ocean effortlessly, extend your dive time, reduce your air consumption and more with the Perfect Buoyancy Specialty. No matter what your diving interest, having perfect buoyancy is the key to success. With this essential program, you’ll learn all you need to master your buoyancy and earn the Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.


DIVE SITES NEARBY

AFFILIATED TRAINING CENTER