The Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation has opened a beautiful underwater route for discovering nature at Mu Ko Chumphon National Park, to honour His Majesty King Rama X.
This is the first and only underwater route in Thailand. The National Park is around 300 kilometres south of Hua Hin.
Songtham Suksawang, Director of the National Park Office said undersea signs have been installed detailing the types of coral reef and plants along the carefully selected route for divers.
“It’s a vital way to communicate how important this marine ecology is to a variety of marine life. The marine park is regarded as the country’s top diving site due to it being a habitat for a variety of species, including whales and stingrays,” he said.
Visitors can travel through coral and reefs in 20 stations. If they get a lucky chance, divers can also see whale sharks appearing under the sea. There are countless interesting water creatures including sea anemones, amazing coral, marine sponges, and fascinating shellfish.
Mu Ko Chumphon National Park consists of a group of islands in the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of, and part of, Chumphon Province, southern Thailand. Its old name was Had Sai Ree. It was renamed “Mu ko Chumphon” and established as a national park in 1999 by the forestry department.
For more information, please contact Mu Ko Chumphon National Park at tel. 077 558 144 or https://www.facebook.com/Mukochumphonnationalpark