Sail Rock (aka “Hin Bai”) is one of the top diving destinations in the Gulf of Thailand and it’s still great for better visibility, big and schooling fish, as well as some of the most spectacular underwater scenery.
It takes a leisurely 1 hour cruise from Chaloklum Pier to go SCUBA diving at this truly exciting and extensive dive site; the main structure actually sticks out of the water and the rest of the features are below – Sail Rock’s exposed position makes it a focal point for all the marine life around – stopping to take a break or to visit a cleaning station.
Sail Rock is a deeper dive site and there can be some currents, but by diving in small groups with personal care and attention it’s usually safe for all.
Colourful cup corals, giant black coral, white eyed morays and raggy scorpionfish are just some of the highlights of the non-pelagic life on the pinnacle. Outside, look out for big schools of fish, particularly of jack, barracuda, snapper and batfish, plus hunting king and queenfish and more.
The awesome scenery as the visibility increases is something to be experienced, and there’s even a small vertical chimney for those who so desire. We are also lucky enough have the occasional Whale Shark visitation, but they are not guaranteed!
Please note that all the photo’s used on this page were actually taken here; check out our “Marine Life Directory” page if you want to see more.