Fun Diving at Red Rock Koh Tao

Red Rock dive site is often referred to as ‘Nangyuan Pinnacle’ and is located on the north east side of Koh Nangyuan island.

The underwater rock pinnacle itself is situated approximately 50 metres from the island’s shoreline and rises up to around 2-4 metres from the surface. Green Rock dive site
Dive Site Koh Tao Rock Formations

Underwater Rock Pinnacle

As you descend on your dive to the base of the mountainous rock, you can easily reach depths of 18-20+ metres.

Red Rock itself is quite small. This will allow you to take your time and truly get to know the dive site and all it has to offer.

There are plenty of overhangs and small crevices to explore. You never know what you may find, so remember to take a torch with you. red rock dive site koh tao
Red Rock Dive Site Koh Tao

Explore Red Rock Dive Site Koh Tao

Once divers have explored the pinnacle they can choose to navigate west into the Koh Nangyuan shoreline.

While swimming along the shoreline you will notice a vast amount of hard and soft corals and lots of marine life to enjoy. Keep a look out for a Sea Turtle or schools of golden Trevally and Snappers.

It is here that you will also have the opportunity to swim through ‘Nangyuan Cave.’ This is a small cavern swim through, which adds an extra bit of excitement to your dive. Green Rock swim through
Dive Site Koh Tao Swim Through’s

Nangyuan Cave

Once inside you will notice gorgeous beams of light streaming through lighting up the cavernous walls. This is definitely not a dive site you want to miss.

The entrance of the cave starts around 11-12 metres, and offers a scavenger hunt of all things small. Bring a torch with you and you will notice Cleaner Shrimps, Wart Slugs, pipe fish and much more. adventure diver thailand
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Diving from Red Rock to Japanese Gardens

At this point in your dive you can either head back to Red Rock or make the underwater journey to Japanese Gardens.

With careful management of your air consumption, this allows you to experience two dive sites in one dive. It is a great option for fun divers looking for a more adventurous dive. White Rock dive site koh tao turtle moray eel
Dive Site Koh Tao White Eyed Moray Eel

What you will see at Red Rock Dive Site

Red Rock is a diverse dive site with lots to do. You can expect to see a wide range of marine life including:

Butterfly Fish, Angel Fish, long fin bannerfish, Anemone fish, Red breasted wrasse, Parrot fish, Blue Spotted stingray, Titan Triggerfish, Sea Turtles, Wart Slugs, pipe fish, schools of Trevally, Sea Snakes and much more. Tanote Bay dive site koh tao trigger fish
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Our Dive Site Rating

This dive site is suitable for certified divers and divers during their Advanced Open Water Training.