Shark Island (Koh Tao)

Red Rock, more commonly known as Shark Island, is a large rock formation off Koh Tao's south east coast.

Named after its "shark fin" shape, rather than any resident shark population, Shark Island offers an excellent location for both beginners and more experienced divers, as well as non-divers, when conditions are favourable.

Trips to Shark Island are most often to the south side, which features some huge rock formations and overhangs. Ranging in depth from the surface to around 20m, you can find a large variety of local marine life such as Titan Triggerfish, Scribbled Filefish and Batfish (often juveniles) in addition to the more common species of Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Wrasses and Damselfish.

Snorkelling Note: Due to its slightly exposed location, weather conditions make it susceptible to variations in visibility, currents and surface calmness. Please ask a member of staff for information regarding snorkelling conditions.

Click the image for the full sized photo and information: Shark Island is named after its shark-fin shape when viewed from Koh TaoClick the image for the full sized photo and information: Shark Island is named after its shark-fin shape when viewed from Koh Tao