Shark Point |Dive site information
Day Trip: 4,200 THB | 3 Dives
Private Dive Guide: 1,700 THB
Other dive sites: King Cruiser & Koh Doc Mai | Phi Phi
Shark Point is a fantastic dive site placed between Phuket and the Phi Phi islands. It consists of 3 main pinnacles, laid out approximately North-South, pinnacle #1 breaching the surface by a few meters, with pinnacle #2 and #3 reaching up approximately to 5m and 10m below the surface respectively.
Dive sites often get their name from the topography above water – Shark Point’s Thai name is ‘Hin Musang’ – ‘Hin’ means ‘Stone’ and a ‘Musang’ is an ‘Asian Civet’, perhaps this rocky outcrop is similar to the pointed face of the civet or indeed a shark’s fin.
All three pinnacles of Shark Point are covered in vibrant soft-corals, anemones and hard-corals and are a host to a great variety and abundance of marine life, such as seahorses, zebra and other morays, and yes sometimes zebra sharks (leopard sharks) as well as bamboo sharks on the outer-reefs.
The sandy base around the pinnacles varies in depth from around just 10m at pinnacle #1 to 20m+ at pinnacle #3. This provides an alternative environment for marine life such as Kuhl’s (blue-spotted) stingrays, snake-eels, mantis-shrimp and on the odd occasion both eagle rays and spotted shovelnose rays have been seen.
Whichever parts of this large dive site you visit, for sure the best way to end the dive is hanging out at a long safety stop enjoying the many schools of small fish, dancing over the crimson red and pink soft corals, with a backdrop of trevally, forsters,
Although currents can vary from almost nothing
Shark point is normally dived in conjunction with King Cruiser Wreck and Koh Doc Mai or on the way back from Phi Phi.
Quick facts | Shark Point dive site
Suitable for advanced divers
1 – 25 m
3 pinnacles with soft and hard corals
Leopard sharks, bamboo sharks, snake-eels, blue-spotted rays, seahorses, trevally and great barracuda.