Diving in Hin Daeng & Hin Muang

The underwater pinnacles of Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are the very best of what the Southern Andaman Seas has to offer. They are covered in Hemphric’s soft coral, resulting in an explosion of colours that are the namesake of these two dive sites. Hin Daeng and Hin Muang have great marine biodiversity, corals, and formations below the water. The cleaning stations attract large pelagics at any time of the year. At Koh Haa & Phi Phi you will find stunning limestone cliffs, cathedrals, chimneys and more just waiting to be explored.

Hin Daeng

This is a submerged boulder pinnacle. Looking at the bare rocks above water, you would have no idea that there is such a beautiful dive site below water. Healthy soft corals in various shades of red are all around here and plenty of small scale action goes on. One of the most impressive sights is that of a silver wall of trevally cruising past.

However, diving at Hin Daeng is not always about paying attention to the foreground since there are frequent sightings of graceful mantas swooping by. There will be no mistaking the presence of a whaleshark should you be lucky enough to be there at the right time since the tank banging and mood of excitement will alert you to the arrival of this most awesome fish.

Hin Muang

Hin Muang is good for big fish and also for macro life. Don't be surprised to see a photographer focusing on some tiny critter on the rock, happily oblivious to a manta ray soaring overhead. Grey reef sharks and leopard sharks are often seen patrolling the depths. Due to its relative greater depth, Hin Muang lies in waters beyond the reach of the Thai diving masses and so tends to be less crowded. 

The Southern side of the pinnacle drops off almost straight down to a depth of over 60 meters making it the deepest wall dive in Thailand. This unusual rock is mostly devoid of life with only a sparse coating of soft corals and a few sea fans. The Eastern side gently slopes off along two long narrow ridges until they disappear into darkness.

By descending along the wall to a depth of 30 meters you are likely to encounter huge schools of jack tuna sometimes so thick they appear as a solid wall of silver. Large Barracudas sweep past the ridge as they stalk the feeding Needle-Fish and Long Toms. The sheer amount of marine life you find here makes this one of the best dive sites in the kingdom.

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Bus: overland (402) from Phang Nga province via the Sarasin 
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