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Purple Rock is also called Hin Muang in Thai named after its enormous amounts of purple soft coral that lives on the steep pinnacle.

Name Dive Site:Hin Muang or Purple Rock
Depth: 8-40m (26-131ft)
Accessibility: Live-aboard
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Purple Rock or Hin Muang consists out of a series of about five submerged pinnacles heading in a southwest direction and having a maximum depth of more than sixty meters. This live-aboard dive site one hundred kilometres southeast of Phuket and thirty five south of Koh Lanta is one of the best known dive sites in the world. This limestone pinnacle has a length of more than two hundred meters and its width in some places is less than twenty meters. The name represents the enormous amount of purple and pink soft coral that covers its walls, especially fully covered in the shallower areas. Its walls, caves, caverns and variety in depth and currents provide such a divers amount of coral and life that almost all species in Asian waters can be found at this spectacular dive site. At less than five hundred meters away you will dive at Hin Daeng, its red sister.

Purple rock is famous for its bigger fish and schools of pelagic. You will see snappers, fusiliers, barracuda, rainbow runners, jacks and travellies. Giant morays hide in the cracks and big leopard sharks can be found at a depth of about forty meters. This place is in open sea, often plankton rich and therefore one of the best places in Thailand to see huge manta rays, whale sharks and other big sharks. Its huge plankton blooms have destroyed parts of the soft coral in 2007 but this has not substantially ruined the diving; many say it looks even better now. Don't forget its beautiful anemone carpets, soft corals and gorgonians, which are already worth the trip.


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- Go Dive Lanta, 6 moo.1 Saladan Ko Lanta, Krabi
 
 
 

Go Dive Lanta

Scuba Diving Koh Lanta Island ...
www.godive-lanta.com
66 75 684 640
66 75 684 320
 6 moo.1 Saladan Ko Lanta
81150
Krabi

Go Dive Lanta is a PADI dive center on Ko or Koh Lanta island, Krabi Province, Thailand, with multi-lingual Instructors and Divemasters.

We operate Scuba diving and snorkeling trips to many dive locations around koh Lanta in the southern Andaman sea such as Hin Daeng- Hin Muang, Phi-Phi islands, The Koh Ha group of islands, Koh Bida, Shark Point, Anemone Reef and King Cruiser wreck. We also offer the best value PADI scuba diving courses beginning with Discover Scuba Diving, a variety of specialties, up to Divemaster or Master Scuba Diver.
 
 
 
- Aussie Divers Phuket, 158/8 Nanai Road , Patong Beach
 
 
 

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+66 76688113
+66 76688112
 158/8 Nanai Road
83150
Patong Beach

Aussie Divers Phuket is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre and the home to Phuket's most professional scuba diving education. With a great range of PADI courses, fantastic instructors, we are simply the best place to book a scuba diving day trip or Similan Island liveaboard adventure whilst on holiday here in Phuket

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Krabi

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A Former World Travel Awards Winner for Thailand Leading Resort & World Luxury Hotels Awards for Villa Resort Category Pimalai is a truly magnificent 5 stars resort, nestled in a lush tropical forest, is the Andaman luxury destination to set your sights on. This exclusive beach resort combines all the right ingredients - subtle five star comforts, natural beauty, environmental friendliness and lots of space. Located well distant from crowded beaches and other boutique resorts on Koh Lanta (or Ko Lanta) and close to Lanta Marine National Park, Built within the rainforest as it meets the silver ocean strand, you would hardly know Pimalai was there. This boutique beach resort occupies 100 acres of tropical vegetation with direct access to a 900 meters stretch of pristine sandy beach and offers 121 accommodation units - Deluxe, Bay front Deluxe, Pavilion Suite, Beach Villa and Pool Villa - all very elegantly appointed. Visit once and you will return again and again...
 
 
 
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Worcester

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- Worldwide Dive and Sail, 10 / 512 Moo 3,Tambon Vichit, Phuket
 
 
 

Worldwide Dive and Sail

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+66 (0) 76367444
 10 / 512 Moo 3,Tambon Vichit
83000
Phuket

Liveaboard Diving in Asia and the Pacific. Siren Fleet offers liveaboard dive holidays in Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, India and the Philippines, Palau, Malaysia and Timor-Leste. Make Siren Fleet liveaboards your number one choice for the ultimate diving experience.Liveaboard Diving in Asia and the Pacific. Siren Fleet offers liveaboard dive holidays in Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, India and the Philippines, Palau, Malaysia and Timor-Leste. Make Siren Fleet liveaboards your number one choice for the ultimate diving experience.

Worldwide Dive and Sail started in 2004 with the first liveaboard yacht running trips to the Similan and Surin islands. Since then, with the addition of our newest luxury liveaboards, the company has moved forward in leaps and bounds as we expanded our destinations portfolio to include such places as Mergui Archipelago, Andaman Islands in India, the Philippines, Indonesia as well as the Maldives. As the Siren Fleet we are expanding our destinations and building new yachts regularly so check back often for new exotic liveaboard diving destinations and yachts in our fleet. Our latest destinations are Timor-Leste and Layang Layang
 
 
 


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Name: palmbeachdivers

Between October and end of April the weather is best to go here, it will take around 3,5 hours by big boat though. Shortest distance from Koh Lanta in the south of Thailand. Need to be an Advanced diver, currents are mostly strong, deep dive sites, but top 10 in the world!

Beautiful purple soft corals. The top of Hin Muang starts around 12 meter (you need to descend in the area of the buoyline, else you are lost forever), massive morray eels, but also some hawk fish and ghost pipe fish. Most people come here for the manta's or whale sharks. But otherwise always there are: big schools of barrakuda and bog schools of jacks, travelly and batfish.




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