Shark Point Koh Lanta was given sanctuary status in 1992. The reef comprises of three separate rock pinnacles that drop to a depth of 24 meters, with only the largest rising above the surface. The second pinnacle rises to 5 meters below the surface, and the third and rarely visited pinnacle to 16 meters below the surface, with large sandy areas between the rock formations. Shark Point derives its name from the Leopard Sharks that are frequently seen here and the sheer density and diversity of coral and fish life makes for a wonderful diving experience. The most recognizable features of this dive site is the profusion of purple and pink soft corals that cling to pinnacles, and the huge gorgonian fans and barrel sponges on the reef and in the sandy area between the pinnacles. Marine life here is amazing, bamboo sharks, large potato groupers, lion and scorpion fish, sea horse, white eyed moray, and big shoaling fish. The list goes on and on.