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Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock

Probably Thailand’s most famous dive site and probably its best. Reported to be one of Jacques Cousteau’s favorite sites. 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. 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 at Richelieu Rock 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

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