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Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock is probably Thailand’s most famous dive site and probably its best. Reported to be one of Jacques Cousteau’s favourite sites. She is so good that often liveaboard trips will do multiple dives on her.

Marked by a pinnacle which is just one metre above the water during low tide and disappears during high tide. A horse shoe rock formation it has the most abundance of soft corals of any site in Thailand.

Blue Ribbon Eel Phuket Richelieu Rock Liveaboard Similan Islands

Blue Ribbon Eel Phuket Richelieu Rock Liveaboard Similan Islands

Plentiful in all forms of marine life its inhabitants, include ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimp, sea horses, giant cuttlefish, a vast range of morays and between March and April each year the whale sharks often make an appearance. A paradise for underwater photographers. It is a must see for any serious scuba diver.

The easiest and best way to scuba dive her is by a liveaboard adventure, trips are usually 4 – 7 days.

Depth: 5-40m Difficulty: ✩✩✩ Marine life: ✩✩✩✩ Coral: ✩✩✩ Currents: ✩✩✩

Lat: 9.214600 Long: 98.011900

Whale Shark Similan Islands Liveaboard Scuba Diving Phuket Thaialnd

Whale Shark Similan Islands Liveaboard Scuba Diving Phuket Thaialnd

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