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Three Trees – Koh Ba-Ngu island no.9

A favorite afternoon dive on our Similan Cruise, Threes Trees gets its name from the ‘three trees’ that seem to stand out from all the others on the rocky east coastline of Similan Island nine.

The reef starts at 5m and a gentle slope take you down to the mix of healthy hard corals at around 20 meters. There’s lots of marine life to find here such as Moray, Octopus, Mantis shrimp and Lobster. Hawksbill Turtles are common and often found seen hunting for snacks among the staghorn coral.

Leaving the reef and heading to the boulders on the outer fringe you’ll find Khul’s stingrays and Jaw fish in the sand. Leopard sharks can sometimes been seen near the rocks starting at 22m.

Beautiful fan corals and thousands of glass fish live at the deeper boulders and it has been known to spot the occasional guitar shark down in the depths!

Leopard sharks can occasionally be spotted among the boulders starting at 22m. The deep boulders are covered in amazing fan corals and thousands of glass fish, it´s an amazing macro point with pygmy pipehorses around, and take look over the top of the deepest boulder where it drops off at 26m to about 35m - the occassional Guitar Shark has been seen here too!

Type of Dive: Reef

Depth: 5 - 40 metres

Visibility: 5 - 30 metres

Temperature: 27 - 29 degrees C

Difficulty: Intermediate 

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