Information and dive map of Richelieu rock dive site with whale shark

Richelieu rock dive site information

Richelieu rock dive map

Richelieu Rock dive site

Ranked as one of the top 10 dive locations in the world!
The Richelieu Rock dive site is a small submerged rock. As part of the Surin National Marine Park, it’s located about 18 kilometers east of the islands themselves.

It’s world famous for of being one of the best places in Thailand to see Big Pelagic’s like Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. For the lovers for smaller stuff, look for seahorses, ghost pipefish, and nudibranchs.

This huge pinnacle climbing dramatically from the depths of the Andaman Sea is covered soft corals and attracts huge fish like barracudas and groupers, there is also an incredible array of small fish.

You can visit this dive site on diving day trips or liveaboard trips leaving from Khao Lak

Dive at Richelieu rock on one of the next dive trips

Richelieu rock dive trip on the Blue Marlin
Visit the Richelieu rock dive site on a Manta Queen 2 liveaboard trip
Visit the Richelieu rock dive site with the MV Oktavia liveboard trip
Big school of Bluefin Trevally at the Richelieu rock dive site
Nudibranch at the Richelieu rock dive site
Manta ray at the Richelieu rock dive site


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