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    Artificial Coral Reefs Thailand

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    Does anyone know of any artificial reef projects in Thailand? How do they compare with the natural reefs? I've heard of one on Hanuman Bay, Samui near the akaryn resort not sure if it's a CSR project. But it looks like a nice effort from the pictures, I personally think it's great when a hotel or resort gives back to the environment. Just wondering if it would be worth it to check it out?

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    As they have managed to destroy most of the natural reefs by over development, exploitation and disregard for pollution regulation, you had best get in quickly before this goes the same way.

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    Koh Tao has been investing in artificial reefs for quite a few years now.

    The success has been quite amazing.

    Also they have invested in sinking a few boats and large Navy ships off shore.

    Get over and have a look.

    No need to dive, much is assessable to the snorkeler except for the deeper wrecks of course.
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    Artificial coral reef.

    WTF is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Artificial coral reef.

    WTF is that?

    Hard surfaces where corals can settle. Corals can't go where the underground is all mud. Some young corals may be placed there to start the process. Preferable limestone or concrete. Old ships can do as well, just don't look natural but that is their purpose, shipwrecks attract divers.
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    Fuggedabouti...

    he's just an seo bot name dropping resorts..

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Koh Tao has been investing in artificial reefs for quite a few years now.

    The success has been quite amazing.

    Also they have invested in sinking a few boats and large Navy ships off shore.
    They've also been bumping off farang with impunity. As you would say, "Fook that".

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    ^

    Old news now Arry. Get over it.

    Considering the hundreds of thousands of people who have filtered through that Island it ain't too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post

    Old ships can do as well, just don't look natural but that is their purpose, shipwrecks attract divers.
    Actually, diving on ship wrecks that have been on the bottom for quite a few years the coral growth is stunning.

    The soft corals especially.

    Wrecks create a fantastic environment for fish and coral.

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    I reckon you've probably gone down on a few wrecks over the years eh Tel..?

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    I've heard of abandoned oil platforms in other parts of the world forming reefs in other parts of the world, maybe some of those in the Gulf of Thailand may help

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