Phi Phi Island, Moo 7, Muang, Krabi, 81000 THAILAND

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GARANG HENG

Garang Heng is a little known, mid-ocean mount located 30 minutes out from Phi Phi Don Island.

The top of the reef is 5 meters depth and therefore is not visible from the surface which is why most dive companies don’t go there for lack of a GPS or surface marker.[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]

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[bc_group] [bc_collapse title=”What is Garang Heng?” open=”y/n”]In Thai, Garang means ‘coral’ and Heng means ‘dry’ so it loosely translates as ‘Dry Coral’ or ‘Shallow reef'[/bc_collapse][bc_collapse title=”Where is it?” open=”y/n”]Slightly south of Phi Phi Don Island. It takes about 30 minutes by Reef Ranger.[/bc_collapse][bc_collapse title=”How can you get there?” open=”y/n”]Longtail boats, speedboats or dive boat from Phi Phi island as long as they have a GPS or a captain that knows the area.[/bc_collapse][bc_collapse title=”How deep is Garang Heng?” open=”y/n”]The top is 5 meters deep and the deepest point is around 21 meters at high tide. The average depth is 10 meters depth.[/bc_collapse][bc_collapse title=”How big is the reef?” open=”y/n”]The reef is quite small so it is possible to navigate around the whole reef a couple of times in one dive.[/bc_collapse][bc_collapse title=”When can it be dived?” open=”y/n”]It is better to dive it during slack tides with weaker currents and when surface conditions are flat.[/bc_collapse][bc_collapse title=”Who can dive it?” open=”y/n”]It is suitable for certified divers. Open Water Diver course students may dive it on dives 2, 3 or 4.[/bc_collapse][bc_collapse title=”Is it suitable for snorkeling?” open=”y/n”]For free-divers and snorkelers with experience it can be fantastic. For beginners it is probably a bit intimidating.[/bc_collapse][bc_collapse title=”How is the visibility?” open=”y/n”]Average: 15 meters, Excellent: 20+ meters, Poor: 3 meters[/bc_collapse] [/bc_group] [/ezcol_1half_end]

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Garang Heng

Garang Heng is a little known, mid-ocean mount located 30 minutes out from Phi Phi Don Island. The top of the reef is 5 meters depth and therefore is not visible from the surface which is why most dive companies don’t go there for lack of a GPS or surface marker. What this means is that you can be sure of a few surprises when you dive here.

There is a very good chance of seeing Leopard sharks, bamboo sharks, baracudas, moray eels, lionfish and much more marine life. The surface of the reef has many sea anemones and gorgonian sea fans which is a perfect habitat for glass fish and other young fish, which is why you get so many predators here.

The other major benefit is that it is unlikely to see other dive boats at this site which makes the experience all the more special.[/bc_collapse] [/bc_group]