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 Richelieu Rock

Thailand, Andaman Sea, Koh Surin

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 9° 21.822' N
Longitude: 97° 59.018' E

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English (Translate this text in English): The rock is located southeast of Surin Islands.
20 nm W of Kuraburi, Phang Nga

English (Translate this text in English): The rock is located southeast of Surin Islands.
20 nm W of Kuraburi, Phang Nga

The rock is located southeast of Surin Islands.
20 nm W of Kuraburi, Phang Nga

English (Translate this text in English): The rock is located southeast of Surin Islands.
20 nm W of Kuraburi, Phang Nga

English (Translate this text in English): The rock is located southeast of Surin Islands.
20 nm W of Kuraburi, Phang Nga

English (Translate this text in English): The rock is located southeast of Surin Islands.
20 nm W of Kuraburi, Phang Nga

English (Translate this text in English): The rock is located southeast of Surin Islands.
20 nm W of Kuraburi, Phang Nga

English (Translate this text in English): The rock is located southeast of Surin Islands.
20 nm W of Kuraburi, Phang Nga

English (Translate this text in English): The rock is located southeast of Surin Islands.
20 nm W of Kuraburi, Phang Nga

How? By boat

Distance Long boat time (> 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 18 m / 59.1 ft

Max depth 36 m / 118.1 ft

Current Strong ( > 2 knots)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS * / OW

Bio interest Outstanding

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Week crowd 

Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Sharks
- Big fishes
- Reef
- Shoal

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Photography

Dangers

- Current

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English):  Locals call it "Plo Nam" Rumor has it: discovered by Jaque Cousteu.
The best dive site in Thailand, but the viz is not excellent (Especially at large plankton blooms) (generally around 10m). Sealife is exceptional, large fish shoals Barracuda, Snapper, Trevally, also invertebrates...
Richelieu Rock has everything- Micro and macro. Porcelain crabs, Tiger Tail Sea Horses, Pipefish, Nudis, Harlequin Shrimp....
very little predator sharks
You can expect to see whale sharks (from february to may)
Whaleshark and Mantas both frequent the area. Best times are beginning and end of dive season when plankton blooms are highest.

English (Translate this text in English):  Locals call it "Plo Nam" Rumor has it: discovered by Jaque Cousteu.
The best dive site in Thailand, but the viz is not excellent (Especially at large plankton blooms) (generally around 10m). Sealife is exceptional, large fish shoals Barracuda, Snapper, Trevally, also invertebrates...
Richelieu Rock has everything- Micro and macro. Porcelain crabs, Tiger Tail Sea Horses, Pipefish, Nudis, Harlequin Shrimp....
very little predator sharks
You can expect to see whale sharks (from february to may)
Whaleshark and Mantas both frequent the area. Best times are beginning and end of dive season when plankton blooms are highest.

Locals call it "Plo Nam" Rumor has it: discovered by Jaque Cousteu.
The best dive site in Thailand, but the viz is not excellent (Especially at large plankton blooms) (generally around 10m). Sealife is exceptional, large fish shoals Barracuda, Snapper, Trevally, also invertebrates...
Richelieu Rock has everything- Micro and macro. Porcelain crabs, Tiger Tail Sea Horses, Pipefish, Nudis, Harlequin Shrimp....
very little predator sharks
You can expect to see whale sharks (from february to may)
Whaleshark and Mantas both frequent the area. Best times are beginning and end of dive season when plankton blooms are highest.

English (Translate this text in English):  Locals call it "Plo Nam" Rumor has it: discovered by Jaque Cousteu.
The best dive site in Thailand, but the viz is not excellent (Especially at large plankton blooms) (generally around 10m). Sealife is exceptional, large fish shoals Barracuda, Snapper, Trevally, also invertebrates...
Richelieu Rock has everything- Micro and macro. Porcelain crabs, Tiger Tail Sea Horses, Pipefish, Nudis, Harlequin Shrimp....
very little predator sharks
You can expect to see whale sharks (from february to may)
Whaleshark and Mantas both frequent the area. Best times are beginning and end of dive season when plankton blooms are highest.

English (Translate this text in English):  Locals call it "Plo Nam" Rumor has it: discovered by Jaque Cousteu.
The best dive site in Thailand, but the viz is not excellent (Especially at large plankton blooms) (generally around 10m). Sealife is exceptional, large fish shoals Barracuda, Snapper, Trevally, also invertebrates...
Richelieu Rock has everything- Micro and macro. Porcelain crabs, Tiger Tail Sea Horses, Pipefish, Nudis, Harlequin Shrimp....
very little predator sharks
You can expect to see whale sharks (from february to may)
Whaleshark and Mantas both frequent the area. Best times are beginning and end of dive season when plankton blooms are highest.

English (Translate this text in English):  Locals call it "Plo Nam" Rumor has it: discovered by Jaque Cousteu.
The best dive site in Thailand, but the viz is not excellent (Especially at large plankton blooms) (generally around 10m). Sealife is exceptional, large fish shoals Barracuda, Snapper, Trevally, also invertebrates...
Richelieu Rock has everything- Micro and macro. Porcelain crabs, Tiger Tail Sea Horses, Pipefish, Nudis, Harlequin Shrimp....
very little predator sharks
You can expect to see whale sharks (from february to may)
Whaleshark and Mantas both frequent the area. Best times are beginning and end of dive season when plankton blooms are highest.

English (Translate this text in English):  Locals call it "Plo Nam" Rumor has it: discovered by Jaque Cousteu.
The best dive site in Thailand, but the viz is not excellent (Especially at large plankton blooms) (generally around 10m). Sealife is exceptional, large fish shoals Barracuda, Snapper, Trevally, also invertebrates...
Richelieu Rock has everything- Micro and macro. Porcelain crabs, Tiger Tail Sea Horses, Pipefish, Nudis, Harlequin Shrimp....
very little predator sharks
You can expect to see whale sharks (from february to may)
Whaleshark and Mantas both frequent the area. Best times are beginning and end of dive season when plankton blooms are highest.

English (Translate this text in English):  Locals call it "Plo Nam" Rumor has it: discovered by Jaque Cousteu.
The best dive site in Thailand, but the viz is not excellent (Especially at large plankton blooms) (generally around 10m). Sealife is exceptional, large fish shoals Barracuda, Snapper, Trevally, also invertebrates...
Richelieu Rock has everything- Micro and macro. Porcelain crabs, Tiger Tail Sea Horses, Pipefish, Nudis, Harlequin Shrimp....
very little predator sharks
You can expect to see whale sharks (from february to may)
Whaleshark and Mantas both frequent the area. Best times are beginning and end of dive season when plankton blooms are highest.

English (Translate this text in English):  Locals call it "Plo Nam" Rumor has it: discovered by Jaque Cousteu.
The best dive site in Thailand, but the viz is not excellent (Especially at large plankton blooms) (generally around 10m). Sealife is exceptional, large fish shoals Barracuda, Snapper, Trevally, also invertebrates...
Richelieu Rock has everything- Micro and macro. Porcelain crabs, Tiger Tail Sea Horses, Pipefish, Nudis, Harlequin Shrimp....
very little predator sharks
You can expect to see whale sharks (from february to may)
Whaleshark and Mantas both frequent the area. Best times are beginning and end of dive season when plankton blooms are highest.

 Dive logs

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Richelieu Rock
De dailoscm
Dec 18, 2018
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Richelieu Rock
De gaziv
Apr 4, 2018
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Richelieu Rock
De Hanss
Apr 18, 2010
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Richelieu Rock
De Hanss
Apr 18, 2010
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 Dive trips

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Viagem: Thailand Andaman sea diving trip
De gaziv
Do Apr 1, 2018 ao Apr 10, 2018

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Viagem: Similan Liveaboard 2017
De brighteye70
Do Mar 23, 2017 ao Mar 28, 2017

Mais...

Viagem: South Asia 2010
De Sad Joker
Do Mar 12, 2010 ao May 14, 2010
Dubai - Kuala Lumpur - Phuket Thailand (5 weeks): Phuket - Surath Tani - Koh Phangan Koh Phangan (1 Week) Foam party Black Moon party Koh Phangan - Koh Tao Koh Tao (2 Weeks): Open Water
Mais...
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Viagem: Phuket
De Hanss
Do Apr 16, 2010 ao Apr 22, 2010

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Viagem: SimilanSurin@Le Mahe
De MeariKika
Do Dec 24, 2009 ao Dec 28, 2009
Diving safari on Le Mahe Liveaboard. Similan\Surin.
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 Comments

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By No Troubles Just Bubbles , 14 Jul

Thailand's best dive site! - Richelieu Rock is the best dive site in Thailand. A horseshoe-shaped reef that just breaks the surface at low tide, and always full of fish! If there's current, you can always find shelter. Possible to dive 4 times in one day (but no night dive) without getting bored!

By gaziv , 14-04-2018

Great site - Although each site in Andaman sea has its own uniqueness, there is no doubt this is the best, with great variety and concentraion of small creatures and many fish shoals. Requires at least few dives

By mattes , 31-12-2011

new to daily discover - with MV Zcubatech, operated by Signscuba. Best divesite Thailand has to offer. A bit exposed, can be a bit rough eventually. On calm days, sunlit, a dream! Mainly high season between october and may,.

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