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At a glance:
• Max depth: twenty-four metres
• Level of difficulty: Great for everybody
• Visibility: ten to twenty metres
• Current: weak sometimes good drift
• Special features: Marvelous fish life
• Quick tip: the Titan Triggerfish can be aggressive here
This dive site is ideal for macro hunters
There are several bays on Racha Yai and at bay number three you will find the little dived Lucy’s reef it’s a fantastic little dive and almost anything can turn up and invariably does.
Over the years I have seen a Whaleshark a Manta Ray here as well as the usual suspects such as Trevallies, Rainbow Runners and Mackerels also patrol these reefs hunting the smaller unremittingly and without pity, they seem to work together.
This dve site can get quite deep and is ideal for the Rescue, Divemaster and Advanced Courses.
They lay sorties into the rocks isolating the smaller fish and singling out the individuals that may have become weak.
As you descend on this site there are boulders and large enough for divers to have a good old poke around about, you easily find, its great place for Morays eels such as the Fimbriated, Yellow-edged and Giant Morays.
It’s also a popular hangout for Coral banded Sea Snakes as they love nothing more than poking around in the crevices for a bite to eat. There is also a Turtle here, been here for years, and lives mainly on the soft corals that grow here.
At certain tome s of the year you will encounter nesting triggerfish, be careful these large fish can cause some damage. I so speak from experience as I have had a few running battles.
Other Diving sites on Racha Yai