Mu Koh Surin Marine National Park is located 80km due west of Ranong Province along Thailand’s west coast.
The largest island is Koh Surin Nua which has an area of 19 sq. km and a highest point 240m above sea level. To its immediate southwest lies the slightly smaller Koh Surin Tai; between the two is a strait only 200m wide, which can be crossed on foot during low waters.
The only residents on Koh Surin Nua are the park officials, although Koh Surin Tai has small communities of Chao Ley sea gypsies on some of its eastern beaches.
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Sites follow along fringing reefs that slope gently to the sea-bed and in contrast along the walls of sheer pinnacles.
The reefs and their inhabitants are thankfully now protected, but this hasn’t always been the case. Sadly there are isolated areas of damage which have restricted the selection of listed sites. However, the jurisdiction extends to include the whale shark magnet of Richelieu Rock.
The sites are dived as both multi-day liveaboard excursions from Phuket and Khao Lak, as well as daily dive trips from Khao Lak.