Liveaboard Diving at Ko Haa

Ko Haa Yai- The Cathedral

Dive Site The Cathedral
Site Layout:
Limestone rocks and boulders, plus caverns and swim-throughs
Diving depth:
Surface to 28m
Generally mild
Up to 20m
Very calm and sheltered almost year round.
Site access:

Another dive that offers something very different for the discerning diver is the south of the largest island (Yai meaning big in Thai) in the Ko Haa group. From a shallow hard coral garden to the west of the main site, you descend across a sandy area where you have the chance of Kuhl's Rays and Hawksbill Turtles. Once across this, a series of soft coral covered limestone rocks rise from 28m to around 14m at the base of the island. There are also Whip Corals and Knotted Sea Fans between the rocks. Fish life is similar to Ko Haa Neua, but the treat at the end of the dive here is slightly different. At the base of the island, two caverns are joined by a large swim-through to form 'The Cathedral', one of the most beautiful underwater formations in the south of Thailand. Though life in the cavern is sparse, the view from the back is spectacular, with light spilling in through both cavern entrances and the swim-through. There is a second cavern slightly to the west, and a small pinnacle with spectacular Knotted Fan Corals growing on it, but most divers abiding memory will be 'The Cathedral'.

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