RICHELIEU ROCK

Location:

Surin Islands - 14km (7.5 n.miles) East of Mu Koh Surin

Site Depth:

0 - 45 meters

Site Visibility:

10 - 30 meters

Currents:

Can be strong

Difficulty Rating:

Intermediate

 

Discovered and named by Jacque Costeau this dive sites consists of a horse shoe shaped rock that only breaks the surface on low tide. You will see here very large schools of big eyed travelies, cheveron barracuda, and snappers. On the reef itself lionfish, scorpian fish and octopus, look in the small cracks and crevices for numerous types of shrimp, it is even possible to find harlequin shrimps. Not to forget of course the chance for whale and guitar sharks.