Dive Shark Point & Anemone Reef

Hin Musang Wildlife Reserve

Designated a Marine Sanctuary in 1992, Shark Point (Hin Musang) and Anemone Reef (Hin Jom) are located midway between Koh Phi Phi and Phuket, approximately 50 - 60 minutes from Koh Lanta by speedboat and are home to a wonderful abundance and diversity of marine life.

Diving Anemone Reef with Dive & Relax, Koh Lanta

Both Shark Point & Anemone Reef are not particularly deep dive sites, however these dive sites are exposed to stronger currents and possible rougher surface conditions, and thus may not be suitable for beginner level divers.

The best time to dive these sites is February, March or April.

Shark Point

Hin Musang

Shark Point is a magnificent dive site consisting of three pinnacles running roughly north to south, with the largest pinnacle to the north breaking the surface and supporting a light beacon to warn passing ships of danger.

Shark Point thanks its name to the presence of many zebra sharks, particularly during the low season when there are fewer visitors to the dive sites.

Leopard Shark at Shark Point with Dive & Relax, Koh Lanta

The pinnacles are covered with Gorgonian sea fans, sponges, thousands of pink and purple soft corals. A short swim south from the first pinnacle at around 18m will bring you to the second pinnacle.

In addition to the zebra sharks, fusiliers, snappers, barracuda, trevallies and thousands of other reef fish surround these pinnacles.

Together with seahorses, ghost pipefish, cuttlefish and many smaller critters, the high levels of nutrients in the waters attract a huge variety of marine life, making Shark Point one of the most interesting dive sites in this area.

The third pinnacle lies slightly further south in deeper waters and is rarely dived due to the shorter dive times at this depth.

Diver at Shark Point with Dive & Relax, Koh Lanta

As with many dive sites, conditions on Shark Point can be variable and it's more suitable for experienced divers than beginners.

It's best to dive this site when surface conditions are good, avoiding times of the month when stronger currents sometimes run in this area.

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Just a few hundred meters from Shark Point lies Anemone Reef (Hin Jom) which is dived together with Shark Point in the same trip.

Shark Point Map - Dive & Relax

Shark Point Map

Shark Point
Visibility: 5m - 20m +
Level of Diving: Medium
Snorkeling: No
Depth: 3m - 30m +
Journey Time: 50 - 60 mins

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Anemone Reef

Hin Jom

Covered with countless anemones feeding on the currents, the pinnacle plateau of Anemone Reef (Hin Jom) starts at around 4m - 7 m, sloping down down onto the sandy seabed at around 26m.

Diver at Anemone Reef with Dive & Relax, Koh Lanta

Together with the covering of anemones, sea fans and soft corals, glassfish often cover large parts of this reef, alongside seahorses, anemone crabs, yellow-headed morays, colourful lionfish, devil scorpionfish and much more.

Banded sea snakes can be seen swimming through the Anemone's tendrils and zebra sharks make their home in the sandy areas around the reef.

Thousands of anemones at Anemone Reef with Dive & Relax, Koh Lanta

On a day with good visibility, Shark Point and Anemone Reef can rank as some of the top dive sites in Thailand, however conditions can be variable and we don't recommend these dive sites for beginner divers.

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Anemone Reef Map - Dive & Relax

Anemone Reef Map

Anemone Reef
Visibility: 5m - 25m +
Level of Diving: Medium
Snorkeling: No
Depth: 3m - 30m +
Journey Time: 50 - 60 mins

Check out our high season dive trips and PADI courses.