A maze of cubes

A maze of cubes

Healing the reefs of Phuket

Many dive sites in Phuket are home to artificial reefs, an initiative that has been ongoing for many years and definitely pays off.

Cubes are not the only thing you’ll see underwater around Phuket. There are numerous wrecks, reef balls, statues, even a scooter! Artificial reefs in popular day trip destinations have expanded over the recent years and have become an attraction for scuba divers.

The cubes of Bay 1

The cubes of Bay 1

In addition to promote coral growth and attract marine life, artificial reefs help the ecosystem in some areas to “take a break” as divers have more things to explore. And places like Bay 1 of Koh Racha Yai, as you can see in the pictures, offer an underwater maze of structures to discover.

Artificial reefs are home to a rich marine life; barracudas, batfishes, scorpionfishes, lionfishes, stonefishes, frogfishes, pufferfishes, boxfishes, filefishes, pipefishes, damsels, gobies, moray eels, crabs, shrimps, nudibranchs, and so much more… The structure is even breeding ground for some species and if you look carefully you may find eggs!

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