South West Pinnacle

Of all the dive sites I had the opportunity to explore, SouthWest Pinnacle is one that I remember time and time again.

The location:

SW Pinnacle is located near Koh Tao, in the Gulf of Thailand. This beautiful site often gets forgotten in the clamor for Chumphon Pinnacle but it’s easily as magnificent. A circular site of granite blocks which have the shape of a pyramid, looking as grand as its Egyptian counterparts.

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The Dive Leader:

Paivi Maria Kinnunen was an awesome dive leader. We became friends after the dive and still keep in touch for sharing dive stories and planning dive-trips.

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The descent:

As soon as the pre-dive brief and safety checks were done, we did a backflip entry into the water. Paivi signalled for descent and I pulled the dump valves to begin the dive.

The site:

The dive site is truly breathtaking. Granite boulders, pinnacles of different sizes, amazing marine life.

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The underwater landscape is surreal, remarkable and beautiful.

For me, this was an overdose of diving excitement, as you can see in the photos below:

We spotted blue-spotted sting-ray resting on the seafloor beneath a boulder.

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The Ascent:

  • We saw another group while we waited on our safety stop. It was a very calm, relaxed and stress-free experience indeed.
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