Dive Hin Daeng (Red Rock)

Sitting on the outer fringes of the Mu Koh Lanta Marine Park, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang form two of the most famous dive sites in Thailand.

Manta Ray at Hin Daeng | Photo by Dive & Relax
Hin Daeng | Photo by Dive & Relax

The rock formation of Hin Daeng (Red Rock) breaks the surface and slopes gently down to a depth of around 70m. The walls and rocks are covered with red and purple soft corals and anemones. These corals are home to millions of small reef fish, boxer shrimps, octopus and giant morays. Schools of jack fish, barracudas and rainbow runners circle around this reef to feed.

Between the months of November and May, Manta Rays are often found around here and you might even come eye-to-eye with the gentle giant, the Whale Shark, which is spotted several times a year at this site.

Hin Daeng | Photo by Dive & Relax
Manta Ray at Hin Daeng | Photo by Dive & Relax

It has to been taken into consideration that these dive sites are in open sea and therefore sensitive to weather and sea conditions (such as currents and waves). These same weather conditions make these sites a perfect feeding ground for Manta Rays, Whale Sharks and all kind of fish, but make them less suitable for beginner divers or snorkelers.

Site Guide: Hin Daeng
Visibility: Between 10 and 30 metres
Level of Diving: Experienced
Snorkeling & Freediving: No
Depth: From 8 to 30+ metres
Journey Time: 60 minutes