Koh Yippon (Northern Periphery of Ang Tong Marine Park)
Rating 8 / 10
Journey Time 3 hours
Max Depth 20 metres
Level of Diver Open Water Diver Upwards
Description: Two small islands on the northern periphery of Ang Tong Marine Park. The best way to dive them is to make a two day / 1 night trip to the marine reserve - do your diving on the way out then stay overnight in one of the most beautiful parts of Thailand.
The small island has a spectacular swimthrough right through it! We've also seen brides and pilot whales from the boat in this area!
Marine Life Highlights: Few people dive here (because of the journey time) so there are large numbers of reef fish, blue spotted stingrays, sea snakes and weird sea slugs and nudibranchs.
Corals: The corals are much fresher than most of the sites around Koh Tao - a great healthy mix but you need to catch it on a good day - this area is very shallow so any wave action and the visibility can be rapidly reduced.