Nearby Anemone Reef, and 1.5 hours east of Phuket, is Shark Point, whose Thai name is Hin Mu Sang. This stunning dive site is has so much to see, it definitely deserves to be visited if you have the time.
Shark Point Information
- Time to dive site: 1.5 hours by dive boat
- Recommended diver level: Beginner to intermediate
- Currents: Mild to moderate
- Depth: 5 – 25m
It has three main pinnacles positioned in a line from north to south, the tallest of which rises a few metres above the surface, and features a very small lighthouse. The second pinnacle starts at 5 – 7m, and the third at 15m. A sandy bottom separates the three pinnacles, and starts at a depth of 12m in the north, sloping down to 22m towards the south and east. A stretch of sand separates each pinnacle, so take a compass in case of reduced visibility.
Covering this vast site in a single dive is a challenge and the moderate, sometimes strong currents here can restrict access to all pinnacles. Therefore, divers often start at the first pinnacle, before heading to the second. A massive diversity of marine life can be seen here at all depths – soft corals and sea fans, some stunning examples of staghorn coral, huge schools of yellow goatfish and snapper, boxfish, blue-ringed angelfish, scorpionfish, lionfish and many types of eel. If that isn’t enough, take some time to search for the photogenic seahorses, and of course being named Shark Point, look out for the distinctive leopard shark, basking in the sand.