Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

Scuba diving information in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

This is the place in Thailand to go diving with lots of aquatic life and many different of dives suiting all level of divers. The East coast with hard coral reefs and many fish is quite different than the West coast. There you will find caves huge gorgonians, all formed because of its strong currents which have removed all the sand surrounding these rock formations. Smilians Islands have have beautiful soft and hard corals that begin at the low tide mark and the slope gently away until about 10 meters when the slope becomes steeper and they drop to the sandy bottom at 20-30 Meters. The mix of corals is incredible with lush soft corals swaying in the current, surrounded by the aptly named Staghorn, Brain, Table and Whip Corals. You will also see tiny shrimps to giant groupers and Napolean Wrasse. The Similan Islands National Park is known for long white coral sand beaches, crystal blue waters, warm tropical nights and cooling breezes coming off the Andaman Sea. Nine Unihabited islands with some of the best scenery in Thailand.

Water Temperature

Water temperature between 27ºC and 29ºC.

Diving Suit

Wet suit with shorts.

Visibility under water

Visibility between 20 and 40 meters.

Climate

Summer begins in mid February and ends in May. Rainy season starts from mid May till October with North - Western wind. Average annual temperature is 27ºC with average of approximately 83% humidity all year round.

How to get there

The Similan Islands are very easy to visit. Located only 50 Kilometers from Khao Lak The Similan Islands may be visited for one day, overnight or on tours. Speedboats, sailing vessels diving liveaboards and even luxury yachts can be chartered or individually booked from several dive companies in Khao Lak .

Other Activities

While the underwater world may attract some people, there are also many varieties of birds and animals on the Similan islands that you can see. If you prefer you can relax in the long beaches. There are no resorts or stores on the Similans - only a couple of ranger stations and a few bungalows available for rent.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

Where are located the best diving sites to dive in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand? Below, you will find a map of all scuba diving sites in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites List in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

Which diving sites are located in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand? Below, you will find a list of all scuba diving sites in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand in which you can dive and snorkel.


Scuba diving sites and photos from each diving site in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

Which diving sites in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of scuba diving sites in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand and a list of underwater photos for each diving site.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

Which marine species can I observe in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand.

Scuba Diving centers in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.

There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Similans Islands, Southern Thailand , Thailand

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There are no accommodation available