Navy opens Koh Khram Underwater Park

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The Royal Thai Navy opened the Koh Khram Underwater Park to increase understanding of Sattahip Bay’s marine ecosystem.

Capt. Samrerng Chanso, deputy chief of staff Region 1, presided over the Oct. 15 dedication ceremony.

He said the underwater park on the large island is open weekends. To reach Koh Khram, visitors catch a ferry at the Khao Mah Joh Pier in Samae San. Fares are 200 baht for adults and 150 baht for children. Snorkeling gear is available as well.

The Royal Thai Navy opened the Koh Khram Underwater Park.The Royal Thai Navy opened the Koh Khram Underwater Park.

Koh Khram, long protected by the navy, is the primary breeding ground for endangered green and hawksbill turtles. It is surrounded by a coral reef that has been slowly dying due to environmental forces and pollution.

For more information, contact the Civil Affairs Navy Region 1 at 038-437-927.

Koh Khram, long protected by the navy, is the primary breeding ground for endangered green and hawksbill turtles.Koh Khram, long protected by the navy, is the primary breeding ground for endangered green and hawksbill turtles.