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Surat Thani - Koa Sok Caves - Phuket

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Kao Sok National park in Southern Thailand is an amazing place. It is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more. The diving is done in the artificial lake born after the creation of Ratchapradha Dam. Though open water dives can be done here, we mainly visit this area for the amazing freshwater cave systems in a very unique environment untouched and un-spoilt by tourism. NOTE: The Khao Sok National Park has been closed to SCUBA DIVING activities since 2015. We will be resuming expeditions there as soon as the Governement has lifted the ban.

Gibbon Cove Cave

Type: Cave | Depth: 12m-33m | Visibility: 15m+
Location: Located in the National Park of Kao Sok, this cave system offers a beautiful set of stalactites and stalagmites. The entry of the system is in 12m in a spectacular small natural bay surrounded by cliffs topped by colonies of gibbon’s.
Gibbon Cove CaveGibon Cove Formation
The Dive: The small entry located witin the cove open's up to a larger system that runs over three levels. Staying on the shalowest portion a huge pillar stands with a slit restriction to it's right side that continues then to the back of the cave. Following the pillar down, we meet a new shaft that is richely decorated and finaly the last section, the deepest will leed the diver to an other exit on the cliff side in 33m of water.

Fountain Cave

Type: Cave | Depth: 7m-14m | Visibility: 15m+
Location: Located just 600m away from Gibbon Cave, this cave system has a very particular set of decorations.
Fountain caveFountain cave entry
The Dive: A small opening on the cliff opens up to a main shaft of cascading sinks that drop down to 14m creating an incredible sight like a man made fountain. Proceding straight ahead in the main shaft, the cave is decorated with superb white stone formations that look like huge staghorns. There is also a small restriction that leeds through columns and finally exits through a crack just a few meters from the main entry.