Koh Chan is one of our local dive sites and is an uninhabited island approximately. We have three key sites around the island, the ‘North East Corner’, ‘Koh Chan North’ and the ‘South West Corner’ of Koh Chan. The Island generally consists of boulders and sloping reefs down to a sandy bottom at an approximate depth of 14-16m. Each site provides a significantly different dive. There are a large variety of corals around the island including Soft and Hard corals, Bubble corals, Harp corals, and Fan corals, as well as an ever growing patch of Staghorn coral which provides a habitat for an abundance of reef fish. There are a number of Anemone patches, and large Barrels Sponges as well as fields of Whip corals that create an otherworldly feel.
Diving on the sandy bottom you will encounter a range of critters including Octopuses, the somewhat playful Saddleback Clown Fish, Blue Spotted Sting Rays, Shrimp Gobies, and Heart Sea Urchins. We often see larger pelagic fish including the impressive African Pompano Trevally and there are a couple of resident Tusk Wrasses, one of the only fish known to use tools. If you’re lucky a Yellow Banded Sea Krait or White Eyed Moray Eel may pop out to say hi. However as always you never know until you jump in what you will see.
Points of Interest
- Large patch of Staghorn Coral
- Possible drift dive depending on currents
- Saddleback Clown Fish
- Tusk Wrasse
- Blue Spotted Stingray
Departure: 8 am
Return: around 13 pm
Meals included: Lunch, snack and soft drinks
Minimum number of divers: 1
Maximum number of divers: 8
Dive Depths Generally Between: 5 – 18 m