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Christmas Point

Christmas Point is a cluster of submerged boulders, with the exception of a pinnacle at the surface that is located on the northwest ridge of Island 9 (Koh Ba-Ngu), next to Rocky Point.

Christmas Point is a cluster of submerged boulders, with the exception of a pinnacle at the surface that is located on the northwest ridge of Island 9 (Koh Ba-Ngu), next to Rocky Point. Underwater, there are a number of large stacked boulders that stretch from the island to a depth of 35 to 40 meters which create an arch-like swim-through at 24 meters. The crevices are covered by colorful soft corals and sea fans. In the northeast, there is a mooring line tied to the top of a pinnacle at a depth of 14 meters. To the north of it, there is a ridge of huge boulders that all to a depth of 35 to 40 meters. There is a sand area in the west with small rocks along the way. A hard coral garden made up of rows of staghorn coral is located at a shallow depth of 10 meters.

Marine Life

Around the borders of the Rocks and beyond, at a depth of 25 to 40 meters. You are likely to find leopard sharks, white tip reef shark and black tip reef sharks and other big fish such as Napoleon wrasse, great barracuda, giant trevally and tunas. At the swim-throughs, giant sweetlips and groupers can be seen hiding in crevices. Schools of fish including blue fin travelly, neon fusiliers, goatfish, and long-nosed emperors are frequent visitors.

Many small fish such as purple fire gobies and red fire gobies are a familiar sight here. Ribbon eels, a rare species that camouflages on the sand like whip corals, can also be seen. Also, pipefish, nudibranchs, and porcelain crabs can be found. It is possible to spot manta rays passing by as well.

Dive Tip

At the outer rock line, you are very likely to see sharks. Thus, you should start your dive at the deep end and then cut through the large boulders and magnificent walls. When diving with strong currents, try to swim close to the rocks to avoid current.

However, keep in mind that you should not go too close, as you might hit the rocks. Always make sure to check your decompression time and pressure gauge, as this site is rather deep. This spot is suited for experienced divers, and is great for the first dive of the day.


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