Hin Daeng is a spectacular and remote dive site in between Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi. Hin Daeng or Red Rock is known for its steep walls and breathtakingly gorgeous soft coral gardens. The island slopes gently down to a depth of around 70 meters; its walls covered with red and purple soft corals and anemones.
Hin Daeng is regarded as one of the best dive sites in Thailand, as attributed to its large size making the sport more inviting. Located approximately one hour from Phi Phi Island, it is no wonder that tourists choose to travel to Hin Daeng for the opportunity of not only to carry out the sport of diving but the chance to encounter big marine life.
The southwest side of the island consists of a steep wall of corals where unique creatures such as the leopard sharks can be found, and on the east side, one can expect the best growth of soft corals. Home to millions of small reef fish, boxer shrimps, octopus and giant morays, Hin Daeng reef also attracts schools of jackfish and barracudas.
Manta Rays are common between November and May, and you might even come eye-to-eye with the gentle giant, the Whale Shark. It could prove to be an exciting experience to encounter these beautiful marine lives, be it the variety of shrimps, moray eels, or even the large pelagic fish. Hin Daeng is the perfect dive site when going on a Koh Rok tour from Phuket.