The small cove marked on the map is the best spot for snorkeling (head out from the left side of the beach and keep to the left). Highlights include Titan Triggerfish, Batfish, Butterfly Fish, Groupers, Rays and all of the small reef typical of the region; anemone fish, cleaner wrasse etc. The boulders are encrusted in corals and anemones.
On the other side of the sandspit (the western side) is a reef composed of dead coral, there can be some interesting snorkeling on the seaward side of this reef if the conditions are calm: I've seen some Black tip reef sharks and crocodile fish on this side, though you do need to swim over a lot of dead coral before you see anything.
You can get to the island by chartering a long tail boat from most places on Koh Tao or even directly from Chumphon or Koh Samui with Lomprayah. There is a small entry fee to pay when you arrive on the island.
- Ease of Access: Straight off a gorgeous white sandy beach
- Hazards: Coral, Sunburn
- Visibility: Fair: 15m
- Best time to go: Anytime except October, November and December
- Water Temperature: 27 - 31°C
- Highlights:Fabulous beach, coral, reef fish