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Southwest Pinnacle consists out of a sequence of rocks that can be visited drift diving and from one to another and sheltering behind them to take a quick look.

Name Dive Site:Southwest Pinnacle
Depth: 5-31m (16-101ft)
Visibility: 10-25m (32-82ft)
Accessibility: Boat, Speedboat
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About ten kilometres southwest of Ko Tao is a phenomenal dive site names Southwest Pinnacle or Hin Tung Gu. It consists out of three larger pinnacles which are often dived one after another while drifting on the current and hiding behind the steep coral heads. The largest starts at 28 meter and goes all the way up to 5 meter, which makes it a bit smaller than it's northern neighbour Chumphon Pinnacle. Several other smaller pinnacles create an excellent underwater mountain range, some small walls and canyons. Most of the pinnacles are topped and well decorated in soft corals and widely coloured anemones.

Chances of spotting pelagic such as tuna, barracuda and jacks are huge here. As the pinnacles, often referred to as South West Rocks, are the only shallow references in the area, this place is one of the easiest feeding grounds crowded with smaller reef fish. Whale sharks have been reported feeding on the plankton, zebra sharks and many schools of snappers, harlequin sweetlips and wrasses hide inside crevices and holes. One of the difficulties of diving here with no solid ground nearby is its ever-changing currents and visibilities. Use the mooring line on the way down that brings you to the base of one of the pinnacles. You are absolutely guaranteed to have a thrilling dive.


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- Big Bubble Dive Resort, Koh Tao p.o.box 21 , Suratthani
 
 
 

Big Bubble Dive Resort

Big Bubble Scuba Diving Koh Ta...
www.kohtao-diving.com/
+66 (0) 77 456 669
+66 (0) 77 456 670
 Koh Tao p.o.box 21
84360
Suratthani

Big Bubble is one of the longest established dive centers on Koh Tao. The dive school is located in Chalok baan Kao, in the south of the island. Big Bubble offers all PADI scuba diving courses from Open Water Diver to Divemaster.

Big Bubble offers a relaxed and laid back atmosphere and super chilled out diving for both, scuba diving lessons and fun dives. If you have never dived before, start your diving adventures by simply discovering scuba diving on a sunny afternoon. A cool way to learn and anybody can do it! A PADI professional will be with you during the whole introduction. And once you found out how great diving is, to behave like a fish and to float weightless like an astronaut in space, you can simply go on to the next step and get a real PADI scuba diving certification in only a few days.
 
 
 
- Silentdivers co., LTD., 101/7, Moo 2, Suratthani, Koh Samui
 
 
 

Silentdivers co., LTD.

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www.silentdivers.com/
+6677422729
+6677422730
 101/7, Moo 2, Suratthani
84320
Koh Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand, PADI 5 Star Dive Center. Small groups, all courses, daily dive & snorkeling trips, free transfer.

Silentdivers are a PADI 5 Star Dive Center. Small groups, all diving courses, daily dive & snorkeling trips, free transfer and all tours and courses. Very good dive equipment. Dive courses are including dive manual inyour language.
 
 
 
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Easy Divers Koh Samui

www.easydivers-thailand.com
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+66 77 413 373
+66 413 374
 169/3-6 Moo 4, Tambol Maret
84310
Koh Samui, Surat Thani

PADI-Five Star IDC-Centre offering dive courses from beginner to professional level - daily dive tours to all prime dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand

Dear Divers and everyone who is interested in Scuba Diving! Welcome to Samui Easy Divers! We are a PADI-Five Star IDC-Center, which means that you can do almost every PADI Dive Course
 
 
 
- Phangan Fun Factory Diving, Moo 1 79/22, Koh Phangan
 
 
 

Phangan Fun Factory Diving

SSI & PADI dive courses and Fu...
www.phanganfunfactory.com
0816772101
077238746
 Moo 1 79/22
84280
Koh Phangan

We offer SSI and PADI dive courses as well as Fun Dives to all major dive spots in the Gulf of Thailand. Since opening 2004 we boast an exceptional safety record and highest quality equipment rental. We operate our own vessel, the "Sea Diamond", custom built after european CE standards. The boat is fitted with First Aid and Oxygen kits and all our Instructors are certified Oxygen Emergency Distributors. All Dive Trips include transfers, breakfast, lunch, Instructor or Dive Master, equipment, 2 air filled tanks, water and soft drinks as well as tons of fun. Visit us online or write us to profit from one of our various discounts!

We offer SSI and PADI dive courses as well as Fun Dives to all major dive spots in the Gulf of Thailand. Since opening 2004 we boast an exceptional safety record and highest quality equipment rental. We operate our own vessel, the "Sea Diamond", custom built after european CE standards. The boat is fitted with First Aid and Oxygen kits and all our Instructors are certified Oxygen Emergency Distributors. All Dive Trips include transfers, breakfast, lunch, Instructor or Dive Master, equipment, 2 air filled tanks, water and soft drinks as well as tons of fun. Visit us online or write us to profit from one of our various discounts!
 
 
 
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Chaloklum Diving

Personal Diving on Koh Phangan
www.chaloklum-diving.com/
077 374025
077 374025
  Chaloklum Village
84280
Koh Phangan

19 years established reputation for the highest standards in SCUBA diving & PADI training on Koh Phangan. Dive with us for personal attention, small groups, professionally maintained diving equipment & lots of time to do it all properly.

 
 
 
- Impian Divers, 20/1 Moo2 mae Haad, Koh Tao
 
 
 

Impian Divers

Impian and Garden Dive Resort
www.impian-divers.com/
(66) 077 456 500
 20/1 Moo2 mae Haad
Koh Tao

 
 
 

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- Samui Dive Supply, 26/14 Moo 5, T. Bophut,, Koh Samui
 
 
 

Samui Dive Supply

Koh Samui Dive Supply
www.samuidivesupply.com
0 7723 0063
0 7723 0186
 26/14 Moo 5, T. Bophut,
84230
Koh Samui

Samui Dive Supply is the leading retailer and wholesale supplier of quality diving, snorkeling and water sports equipment on Koh Samui. In this blog we will aim to provide you with information regarding dive equipment currently available in Koh Samui form new products to old favourites and some general information about dive equipment.Supported by the largest warehouse facility for scuba diving equipment in Thailand we can offer an unsurpassed level of service to any dive centre, snorkel tour operator, hotel/resort or retail outlet on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. If you are in the area please feel free to visit our showroom on the Samui ring road in Chaweng located between the PTT gas station and the Bangkok Samui Hospital.Stocking leading brands such as Scubapro, Suunto, Seac Sub, Bauer, Ocean Management Systems and Saekodive you can be sure to find what you want when visiting Samui Dive Supply. If we do not currently hold stock of the dive equipment you want at the Samui Dive Supply showroom we can order most items of scuba diving or snorkeling equipment from our warehouse facility with a delivery time of between two and seven days.We are open everyday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ready to serve you with our expert product knowledge.

 
 
 

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Name: lars, © Author: Lars Hemel

Diving at Southwest Pinnacle was great. One huge triggerfish tried to bite my buddy but luckily didn't succeed. I saw a 1 meter long barracuda and lots of clownfish and their anemones. I also spotted two crown of thorn starfish, but could not remove them with my bare hands. A blue-spotted stingray greeted us at the end of our dive.


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