“Similan” means nine. It refers to the nine islands that are lined up from north to south about 70 km. This beautiful world-class archipelago is renowned for its on land and underwater beauty and offers ideal spots for both snorkeling and scuba diving. The most suitable period for visiting the national park is between November and april. May to November is the season of the southwest Monsoon when the area is windy and wavy and dangerous for sea transportation. The Park provides 5 bungalows as well as row house or a tent for rent.
Very clear water from the Indian Ocean bathes these granite islands, and provides the islands with the mot beautiful beaches and underwater tourist attractions in Thailand. The marine environment is well protected by the National Park. The charm of the soft corals and sea fans make the area one of the top ten most beautiful dive sites in the world. It also has the greatest diversity of marine life with many species of fish being only found here, and with over 100 convenient live-aboard boats ready to serve divers. The most interesting dive sites are the underwater rocks; such as, Shark Rock where silvertip sharks are often found; this site also has a beautiful and existing wall dive.
Time to visit: December to April only.
Introducing Similan islands diving site
Christmas Point is another site, and its large overlaid rocks from crevices that are full of beautiful sea fans and soft corals; it’s another world. For those who love big fish the choice must be Hin Pusar; its underwater rocks are at a dept of 70 meters, a very challenging site. For those who prefer something more relaxing,the soft corals and sea fans at East of Eden and Island No. 5 should not be missed.
Liveaboards to Similan Islands
Scuba diving liveaboard safaris are the must for underwater lovers. They allow you to discover the best dive spots without the rush of a daytrip, and enjoy the life onboard with your buddy divers. Nowadays, the dive boats are very spacious and comfortable and offers you all amenities to entertain yourself during the journeys between each dive place.
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