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Ko Tanga and Ko Chuku (Taïland)

Ko Tanga and Ko Chuku (Taïland)

Characteristics

Description

Koh Tanga and Koh Chuku, halfway between Butang and Tarutao offer great snorkelling, diving and fishing.

The best anchorage is found on the east or west coasts between the north and south Tangas, depending on wind direction and ground swell. Alternative daytime anchorage can be found at in deeper water in 15-20 metres off the southern end of Koh Tanga.

Fantastic daytime anchorages can be found anywhere around Koh Chuku on the sandy bottom. Moorings are available. Abundance of fish life and baby sharks make this a must stop for aquatic enthusiasts.

28/11/2011
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Ko Rawi (Butang)

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Ko Butang (Butang)

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Ko Bitsi (Butang)

Ko bitsi, which is uninhabited, has a nice reef where it is pleasant to the mask and snorkelling. Northeast of Koh Adang is a small island with good holding close to shore on either the east or west coast depending on the season and ground swell.
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Ko Lipe (Butang)

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W Hin Takon Dukang (Butang)

This anchorage, by 8/10 m, is just W of Hin Takon Dukang rock and is better in the southern season.
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Ko Adang W (Butang)

Anchorage can be found in 16 metres off the white sand beach east of Koh Barat.
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Otherwise, ...
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Ko Lipe North (Butang)

Anchorage located opposite a Thai fishing station and a large sea gypsy village.We moor in 12/15 mon muddy bottom.
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Ko Lipe South (Butang)

This anchorage in 10 metres on a sandy bottom provides a good overnight haven in the northeast monsoon. A number of bungalow developments are found in this popular bay.
The best beach dinghy landing area is in the east of the bay, where there is a small sandy channel through the ...
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Ko Rawi SW (Butang)

Anchorage and moorings can be found in 20 metres east of the islets, if the northeast ground swell wraps around the SW of Ko Rawi. The current is strong in this passage, and care should be taken when snorkelling.
28 Nov 11

Ko Butang NW (Butang)

Anchor west off the small islands in 8-12 metres with enough swinging room to avoid the fringing reef.
This area is ideal for snorkelling and fishing.
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Ko Butang SE (Butang)

Day anchorage can be found around the islets of Koh Palai and Koh Sawang for the best snorkelling, diving, and fishing in the group.
The bottom rises sharply from depths of more than 25 metres around these southern islands, and any day anchorage should be approached with caution.
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Local Area

The Butang group (Thaïland)

The Butang group, part of Tarutao Marine National Park, provides the clearest waters and most beautiful coral gardens in the area. In their efforts to keep the coral in prime condition, the Thai authorities are levying heavy fines for any vessels found to be anchoring on the reefs. ...
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Ko Phuket (Thaïland) to Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)

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The mouths of rivers are generally encumbered by bars.
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Andaman sea

The Andaman Sea (or Burma sea in Thai)  is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar, west of Thailand and east of the Andaman Islands; it is a part of Indian Ocean.The sea has been traditionally used for fishery and transportation of goods between ...
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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
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Ko Adang (Butang)

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28 Nov 11

Ko Rawi (Butang)

Big desert island, with a significant advantage over its cousins​​, that of having fresh water, Ko Rawi is located N of Ko Butang, E of Ko Adang. Its SE coast is populated with coral reefs and tropical fish.
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