Tag: Hin Yippon (Angthong Marine Park)

Japanese Rock (known as Hin Yippon in Thai) is the smaller twin of Japanese Island (Hin Yippon in Thai), situated at the north end of Angthong National Marine Park. With a maximum depth of around 20m, this is an excellent site for divers, snorkelers and swimmers. Boasting a varying topography, a single dive can include wall sections, huge bolder formations, submerged pinnacles, "coral gardens" and swim-throughs! Although visibility can be more unpredictable at Angthong Marine Park sites due to its closer proximity to the mainland, when the conditions are favorable, the diving can be fantastic. Commonly encountered fish species include: Snapper, Triggerfish, Damselfish, Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Lionfish, Scorpionfish, Banded Sea Kraits (Sea Snakes), Mackerels, Trevally (Jacks), Barracudas, Stingrays, Barracudas, Nudibranchs, Gobies, Blennies. On occasion it is possible to encounter Whale Sharks, Reef Sharks, Green and Hawksbill Turtles and even migrating Minke Whales.

Japanese Rock (known as Hin Yippon in Thai) is the smaller twin of Japanese Island (Hin Yippon in Thai), situated at the north end of Angthong National Marine Park. With a maximum depth of around 20m, this is an excellent site for divers, snorkelers and swimmers. Boasting a varying topography, a single dive can include wall sections, huge bolder formations, submerged pinnacles, "coral gardens" and swim-throughs! Although visibility can be more unpredictable at Angthong Marine Park sites due to its closer proximity to the mainland, when the conditions are favorable, the diving can be fantastic. Commonly encountered fish species include: Snapper, Triggerfish, Damselfish, Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Lionfish, Scorpionfish, Banded Sea Kraits (Sea Snakes), Mackerels, Trevally (Jacks), Barracudas, Stingrays, Barracudas, Nudibranchs, Gobies, Blennies. On occasion it is possible to encounter Whale Sharks, Reef Sharks, Green and Hawksbill Turtles and even migrating Minke Whales.
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Dive map for Hin Yippon - Angthong National Marine Park

Dive map for Hin Yippon, Angthong Marine Park.

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Mukund & Nikolett complete their PADI Open Water Diver course

Congratulations to Mukund Murari Singh and Nikolett Poka on the successful completion of their PADI Open Water Diver.

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Carlos Olmo in the swim-through at Hin Yippon, Angthong Marine Park

Carlos Olmo, travel journalist and owner of the www.vagamundos.net website joined The Dive Inn for a couple of days of diving during his visit to Koh Phangan in March 2011.

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Shortnose Boxfish (Ostracion Nasus)

A grainy photograph of what i originally assumed was an adult Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion Cubicus) at Hin Yippon, Angthong Marine Park.

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The "swim-through" at Hin Yippon, Angthong Marine Park

The main swim-through at Hin Yippon, Angthong Marine Park. This partially submerged cave cuts through the rock, meaning you can enter at one side and exit on the other.