Junkyard Reef is the brainchild of ECO Koh Tao, one of the island's conservation and ecology organisations. The idea is simple really, any unwanted stuff that is suitable for artificial reef creation has been crafted into an area designed to attract and support life. Arguably one of the most successful, the site is already home to the many reef fish, including Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips, Saddleback Anemonefish, Masked Porcupine Pufferfish and the illusive Strapweed Filefish.
Master Divers joined the recent expansion effort by designing and building a a palm tree out of bamboo left over from the construction of a fence at the rear of the dive centre. The tree has many little hidey holes and offers shelter and refuge for tiny creatures and fish. As a finishing touch a monkey was made out of coconuts providing even more refuge.
Classification - Artificial Reef
Depth is from 9-12 metres
Average visibility is 8-20 metres