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Richelieu Rock is known all over the world as one of the best dives where you will meet and can swim with whale sharks.

Name Dive Site:Richelieu Rock
Depth: 0-36m (0-118ft)
Visibility: 10-30m (32-98ft)
Accessibility: Live-aboard
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Diving Richelieu Rock in Thailand has become world's top location for diving with whale sharks. The best season for diving with whales is from March to May when these majestic gentle but huge creatures pass by. A sighting of the largest fish living in the ocean has a ten percent success rate. These amazing creatures are rare almost everywhere in the world so consider yourself lucky if you have the opportunity to dive with them. The whales are attracted to this horse shoe shaped splintered rock pinnacle, because there is nothing else around for miles. The rocks are filtering the water resulting in rich plank tonic booms which attracts whales and manta rays to within ten meters from the rock. Swimming with these large animals which are known to grow up to fourteen meters of length are an experience never to forget. But Richelieu Rock is not only famous because of spotting whales. All sorts of tropical fish can be found, but also turtles, harlequin and mantis shrimp.

Richelieu Rock can be found fifteen kilometres east of Mu Koh Surin National Marine Park at the northern tip of the Surin islands. Richelieu Rock consists of one large rock pinnacle rising from forty meters deep to just breaking the surface at low tide. It is always difficult to decide whether you will be diving here with your wide angle lens or some macro photo subjects. The several smaller rocks nearby are beautiful places for smaller marine life to hide in. While large schools of fish such as snappers, jacks, chevron barracudas and trevally are circling around the rock. Its limestone rock formations are covered in anemones, sponges, sea fans and soft coral. There is always plenty of live at this bio diverse site as well. Some examples are sharks, manta rays, groupers and barracuda's. But also seahorses, mating cuttlefish, octopus, frogfish, pipefish and colourful nudibranches make this site excellent for divers and photographers. It can be busy during peak season, because divers expect all live-aboards to visit this famous dive site.

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- Sea Dragon Dive Center, 5/51 Moo7, Khao Lak

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 5/51 Moo7
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Liveaboard Diving, for the ultimate scuba diving safari, enjoy diving with Similan Diving Safaris on our spacious luxury 4 days& 4 nights liveaboard safari boat M/V Dolphin Queen, Diving for divers by divers ! The Similan Islands are scattered with uninhabited white sandy beaches, the waters glow aqua marine blues and emerald greens, the corals are covered with many types of small marine life. The Similans offer you some of the best scuba diving in the world. Our diving  safari, aboard our luxury live-aboard M/V Dolphin Queen, gives you the chance to cruise the 13 scenic, uninhabited tropical islands & dive all the main dive sites in the Similan & Surin Marine National Park islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai islands & the world famous Richelieu Rock. There are 11 day dives and 3 night dives and in-between dives, snorkeling or discovering the islands is great fun with our 40hp dingy. The food we serve on our safari (Thai & Western) is famous with our guests and will have you coming back for more as they do!
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Name: tomasz_kowalski

great place to dive!!! i've seen 8m whale shark, frog fish, see horse, stone fish, 3,5m gray nurse shark sleeping in cave. something incredible.

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