Hin Lak Bat – Shark Fin Rock

Hin Lak Bat – Shark Fin Rock

Although at first sight Shark Fin looks to be a very small dive site, once in the water a large reef appears. On the north western side of the rock the reef close to rock is shallow,large areas of stag horns brain corals, barrel sponges and anemones are abundant. The main attraction is the South eastern side with it’s 16 m (55 ft) vertical wall almost breaking the surface. The north eastern side has a single rock formation that is vertical on the west and has a large sand bank sliding down to 25 m (80ft) on the east, this is home to some large Black Spotted Sting Rays. On a good day this is the best dive site Pattaya has to offer. Marine life is plentiful and varied.

Dive Site Name: Hin Lak Bat – Shark Fin Rock
Location:  Approximately 1 Km west of the Hardeep ship wreck lies a small rock resembling a shark fin
Conditions : During northerly winds this site is quite suitable for novice divers. Southerly winds, however, make it suitable for more experienced divers only. Visibility ranges between 5m (16ft) and 15m (50ft). Strong currents can make the site unsuitable for novice divers, although one side or the other is normally protected.
Average depth: 15m (50ft)
Maximum depth: 28m (95ft)