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Diving Porn! Similan Islands Thailand

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Similan Islands Wildlife

Similan Islands Wildlife

Ranked by National Geographic as one of the top ten destinations in the world, the Similan Islands National Park is not to be missed. This island paradise is located off the coast of Phang Nga Providence in southern Thailand (northwest of Phuket). While there is plenty to do on the nine granite islands that make up Similan National Park, it is the world-class diving sites that are the biggest attraction. Think coral reefs, boulder swim-throughs and an incomparable abundance of marine life.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a spot in any ocean with a greater diversity of marine life too. And it’s just as beautiful above water, ranging from colorful coral reefs to wild, rocky landscapes littered with enormous boulders. The scenery you encounter will depend on which side of the islands you dive on. The east side of these islands are known for sandy slopes and coral reefs. The west side has those rocky landscapes with huge granite boulders and multiple swim-throughs.

There are so many high-quality dive sites here, you won’t have time to swim them all in one holiday. [tweet_dis]Check out our guide on the absolute best diving venues found at Similan Islands National Park.[/tweet_dis]

Elephant Head

Elephant Head is named after a rock on the surface that looks like… yep you guessed it, an elephant’s head.

Under the water, you won’t see any elephants. What you will see are sharks of all kinds: whitetip, blacktip, leopard and more. This sort of company is thrilling, but it can also be a little scary. If you want to hide from the sharks, you’ll have plenty of spaces to do so in the many crevices, caves and swim-throughs that pockmark the rocky outcrops littering the seafloor.

East of Eden

This dive site features a name inspired by Steinbeck and a beauty that even the most skilled novelist would have difficulty describing. East of Eden has been featured in publications such as National Geographic and Scuba Diver Magazine as one of the world’s best dive sites.  With an average visibility up to 30m, you’ll be able to see more colorful coral than your brain can process!

It’s a bit like an underwater zoo. On any given day you’ll see multitudes of marine life that you’ll never see elsewhere. Ribbon eels, frogfish, Kuhl’s Rays, Christmas tree worms, clown triggerfish, half-moon triggerfish, batfish, Garden Eels: a tiny fraction of the many exotic species you’ll see at East of Eden.

Christmas Point

Located at the northwest corner of Similan Island No. 9, Christmas point is one of those aforementioned rocky dive sites. At a depth of 40m, you’ll find an arch made of boulders that you can swim through.  You get the best of both worlds at Christmas Point. In addition to the boulders, there are shallower sections that feature bright fields of coral.

Whether you choose to dive at Elephant Head, East of Eden, Christmas Point or one of the many other dive sites at Similan Islands National Park, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. It’s diving porn!

We recommend you stay in Khao Lak and catch a fast boat from Taplamu pier to the Similan Islands. Email us for more information [email protected]

 

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