Liveaboard Diving at Ko Haa

Ko Haa Neua - The Chimney

Dive Site The Chimney
Site Layout:
Limestone rocks and boulders, swim-throughs, vertical passage
Diving depth:
surface to 28m
Generally mild, can move if you stray too far west
Up to 20m
Very calm and sheltered almost year round. Surface currents can be strong on pick up
Site access:
Dinghy or MV Philkade

The most northern (Neua being North in Thai) of the Ko Haa Group has a fantastic dive site on its south western corner. Formed from the shearing of limestone rocks from the vertical cliffs, this site is a playground for divers. From 28m there are a series of swimthroughs that are coated in Hemprich's Soft Corals and interesting macro life including Shrimps and Nudibranchs. The highlight though is 'The Chimney', a 12m vertical swimthrough generally reached towards the end of the dive. Beginning at the base of the wall and splitting to give the option of 2 exits on the way up, this swimthrough simply asks that you watch your ascent speed!! On exiting the chimney at 6m, you are offered more swimthroughs and the chance to see Banded Sea Kraits and Octopus in the shallows. You need to be careful all over this site as Scorpion Fish wait on every rock to give divers a nasty surprise.

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