Shark Point is part of a Marine Sanctuary and named after the docile Leopard Sharks that are often encountered resting on the sandy seafloor here.
The main attraction here, in addition to sharks and vast schools of tropical fish are the colorful soft corals and sea fans that decorate this huge limestone pinnacle. The reef can be broken into three main sections and most divers could spend several days at least exploring the many interesting facets of the site which is arguably the most popular of all the local day-diving sites.
Currents can be brisk at this site but they tend run parallel to the reef sections and allow for an excellent drift dive back to the dive boat.
To protect the fragile eco-system and preserve the tremendous variety of marine life that occupies the reef this popular dive site was declared a marine sanctuary in 1992 by the Thai government and all forms of commercial fishing, collecting of marine life, or other forms of harmful activity are prohibited. Official mooring buoys have been installed and no anchors should be dropped here.