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AO YON AND PHUKET AQUARIUM

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AO YON AND PHUKET AQUARIUM

AO YON. 7°48.470N, 98°23.646E

On the west side of Cape Panwa is a concrete jetty serving as a base for the Hydrographic, Fisheries and Marine Biological Departments.

On shore you’ll find the Phuket Aquarium. Anchor anywhere in the bay in 6-8 metres on a muddy bottom keeping well clear of the floating pearl farm on the west side. When rounding the cape, use the light on the rock and the safe water mark to keep well clear of the off-lying rocks and reefs.

To the northwest lies Ao Yon. This bay offers moderately good shelter in both seasons and a fine beach. Some cruising yachts and charter operators make this bay their base, but the dinghy sailing school has closed. Enter from the east side of the bay to anchor in 4-6 metres inside the line of the fish farms on a muddy bottom.

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