Lighthouse Pinnacle

A dive site for beginners as well for advanced! The north side of the site can have a northward current, so please plan your dive accordingly.

You will find huge fields of staghorn corals, lots of anemones, and a large variety of hard corals. This is also a good place to spot Harlequin Sweetlips.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 11 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Mango Bay

This is a great sight for training dives as there is a big sandy area ranging from 1m to 16m deep. Two different areas with huge artificial reef concrete cubes are good for buoyancy or technical training.

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Hin Wong Pinnacle is located on the east side of Koh Tao, off the coast of Hinwon Bay. We recommend this site for intermediate and above divers because the current is relatively strong on many days. The main rock is not very large, but the entire dive site is wide and has a few scattered rocks.

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This dive site is located in a bay on the east coast of Koh Tao. When the westerly winds are so strong that the dive sites on the west side of the island are not suitable for diving, the conditions here are calm.

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Japanese Gardens is located on the east side of Koh Nanguan. Its protected and a very calm and easy site. The sandy area off. Its a very calm and easy site. The sandy area off the island gradually gets deeper and deeper, and you can wall dive along the island to the north. The depth ranges from just a couple meters to about 16 meters.

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Red Rock

Big swim through available to advanced freedivers, very nice and different from most of the other dive sites around. Coral reef available outside of that cave for less experienced divers.

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Mao Bay can be explored to the south as well as towards north. Toward the north you will find an artificial reef at 15m deep. Besides this, large boulders are very characteristic for this area.

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One of the most famous dive sites on Koh Tao, this site features something for every experience level. Ranging from 5 to 19 meters, Twins is located just off the western side of picturesque Koh Nanguan and is a favorite of students and leisure divers alike.

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White Rock, also known as White Rock and Black Rock, is located to the south of Nan Yuan Island, adjacent to Koh Tao. The whole site is a fairly large root, so no matter how many dives you do, you will never get bored of it, depending on the course you take, the depth and the type of life you observe. Beginners and seasoned divers alike should enjoy it.

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This dive site is located next to the "Twins" dive site on the west side of Nan Yuan Island, adjacent to Koh Tao. It is a calm sandy area with a variety of objects to practice neutral buoyancy at a depth of 5 to 18 meters, so it is often used for training.

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This “drift“ dive site is located on the north side of Nan Yuan Island, adjacent to Koh Tao. The name “Green Rock“ comes from the fact that the roots near the surface of the water look green. The depth ranges between 10 and 25 meters and 30 to 40 meters depth can be found with a short swim to the West.

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Recommended Training

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The SSI Marine Ecology Specialty program is the best way to discover the exciting science of marine ecology and become an underwater naturalist. Enhance your dives in a new way. Earn the SSI Marine Ecology specialty certification now!

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Boat Diving

Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Learn all you need to dive from boats with the SSI Boat Diving Specialty. Start today!

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Waves, Tides & Currents

Take control of your dives no matter the conditions with the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty. Learn all you need to go diving in currents, waves and rivers, enjoy shore diving and learn about the environmental conditions that affect dive sites.

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Deep Diving

Many exciting and iconic dive sites lie in deeper waters. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will get you there - safely and with confidence. Learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep with SSI.

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