SIMILAN ISLANDS MARINE NATIONAL PARK
SEAFARER DIVERS PHUKET
DIVE SITES & PHOTOS

 

SIMILAN ISLANDS - KOH BON - KOH TACHAI (Similan Islands Marine Nationl Park)

Diving boat trip from Phuket (60 Miles): 7-hour navigation by a dive liveaboard boat.
Diving boat trip from Thap lamu (30 Miles): 2-hour drive by minibus to Thap Lamu in Phang-Nga, then 2-hour by speedboat to Similan or 3 hours and 30 minutes by a powered day dive boat or a dive liveaboard boat.
Visibility: 20-40m. Depth: 3-30m.

Similan Islands
The Similan Islands can claim as one of the top 10 destinations in Asia with over 20-30 different dives.
On the East Coast, the dives at 
Similan Islands are on gentle slopes and drop-offs of fish teeming with impressive gardens of sea anemones and corals flourishing hard or soft. Dives on the west coast of Similan Islands is completely different. Here, huge granite boulders cascade down to the bottom at depths of 40m or more. The strong currents prevent the accumulation of sand between the rocks, promoting the formation of a network of tunnels, arches and caves to explore. The currents bring nutrients for masses of gorgonians, crinoids, soft corals and lush. Pelagic like whale sharks or reef sharks, manta rays, the eagle ray, barracuda, kingfish and tuna are frequently observed at the Similan Islands.

Koh Bon and Koh Tachai Islands
Marine life: Both are tall, rocky islands, and offer varied and beautiful underwater scenery. At Koh Bon, a steep, rocky point, which plunges to over 40 meters' depth, is often a good place to see Leopard Sharks and large rays. Koh Bon is also a good place to see big pelagic creatures; both Mantas and Whale Sharks are seen here with fair regularity. Koh Tachai, a pair of coral-encrusted pinnacles, which are connected by a long, rocky ridge. Currents, which are extremely rich in nutrients, sweep this site and plankton, resulting in outstanding growths of sea fans, whips corals and other filter feeders. This is also a good area for Leopard Sharks and Stingrays, but probably the most over-whelming attraction is the schooling fish action.

 

SIMILAN ISLANDS MARINE NATIONAL PARK
SEAFARER DIVERS PHUKET
DIVE SITES & PHOTOS

Phuket liveaboard dive trip to Koh Similan Islands Marine National Park with CMAS PADI SSI dive training courses