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Staghorn Reef 

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At a Glance  

•    Max depth: Twenty four metres
•    Level of difficulty: Beginner upwards
•    Visibility: Twenty metres
•    Current: Mild  to medium
•    Special features: great for beginners
•    Quick tip: 
•    Recommended season: All year round

Staghorn Reef is the perfect dive site for beginners, it has a shallow bay which is ideal for first timers to dive as they can stand up and gently ease themselves into the underwater world.


It's also great for Open Water and Scuba Diver Courses as well as Speciality Courses

It is great for Snorkelers and it is wonderful for experience divers too as the reef drops down to twenty-four meters, so for many, this is their first dive in Thailand.

It is a fine site to cut your teeth on, in fact, it is a great site for all interested in scuba diving, whether new to the sport or experienced, you will love it. There is just so much to see.

As you enter the water usually in the bay, which is usually very calm, one of the reasons why it is chosen as the first dive of the day, you drop down to about five metres and slowly fin away into the blue sea.

As you head out you will notice the reef gently sloping off in to the blue, as the reef drops down to about twelve metres or so, keep your eyes peeled for Trumpet fish hunting, also you may come across Titan Triggerfish, watch these chaps they can become a little frisky, if you stray into their area they will chase you out again.


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The reef in recent years has been subject to some coral bleaching, but in the past couple of years, you can really see that the hard corals are really making a comeback.

There are some large boulders where the Moray Eels like to hang out, so best not to stick your hand into any crevices.

Other stuff you will find includes Moorish Idols and Bannerfish, plus other species of butterflyfishes too. There are several kinds of Pufferfish, like the porcupine and Mappa Puffer and the Black Spotted Puffer is also here.

Nemo also has a holiday retreat here, just keep your eyes peeled for the anemones and surely you will find him or members of the Clown Fish family.

It’s a great place for diving

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