View Full Version : Diving sites in 7 marine national parks of Thailand will be temporarily closed.

01-26-2011, 06:58 AM
Diving sites in 7 marine national parks in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand temporarily closed to allow coral reefs affected by bleaching to recover and regenerate.

1.Ko Chueak island in Hat Chao Mai Marine National Park in Trang province

2.Ko Bu Lone Mai Pai island in Mu Ko Petra Marine National Park in Satun province

3.The islands of Ko Takieng, Ko Hin Ngam, Ko Rawi, Hat Sai Khao and Ko Dong in Tarutao Marine National Park

4.Ko Ma Prao in Chumphon Marine National Park

5.Hin Klang in Hat Nopparattara Mu Ko Phi Phi Marine National Park

6.Ao Mae Yai bay, Ao Mangkon bay, Ao Jak bay, Ao Tao bay, Ko Torinla in Mu Ko Surin Marine National Park in Phang-nga province

7.Ao Fai Wap bay, Ko Payu or East of Eden in Mu Ko Similan Marine National Park in Phang-nga province

Note: All other marine national parks remain open and are operating normally.

For more information, please visit http://tatnews.org/VISITOR-INFORMATION/5263.asp

02-04-2011, 11:24 AM
They didn't entirely close all the points in the national park. Just a few points in each park are closed. Tourist still can enjoy diving and snorkeling in the above national parks. Here's the map (http://park.dnp.go.th/dnp/media/media_260111_112442.pdf) (sorry it's in Thai). Only the places marked in red are closed.

Here's the URL of the announcement in English http://park.dnp.go.th/visitor/shownews.php?newsid=914

01-04-2014, 08:21 AM
The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the primary of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a complete extent of eighty nine,065 hectares, ninety seven of that is overlain by sparkling clear, heat tropical water. The remaining third of the park is terrestrial, together with the 5 islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. though every of those islands features a special character, it's the aquatic scheme that draws most naturalists.