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The Similan Islands

The Similan Islands are a group of nine islands running from north to south about 100 km north-west of Phuket. They have white sandy beaches and tropical forests.

Scuba Diving at Similan Islands

Some of the most spectacular diving in the world. There is an amazing variety of marine life including reef sharks, manta rays and huge schools of tropical fish.

You can encounter coral gardens, swim throughs, caverns, walls and underwater canyons while diving in the crystal clear waters of the many dive sites in the Similans which suit all levels of diver.

Some of the dive sites are Beacon Beach, Fantasy Reef, Elephant Head, Christmas Point, Snapper Alley, Grandmother Rock, Boulder City, Deep Six, Anitas Reef, East of Eden Shark Fin Reef and Chinese Wall. Visibility is usually around 20 - 30 meters and currents are often negligible.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great diving with white sandy beach and crystal clear water!
  • Cons:Quite far away from mainland Thailand
  • In a nutshell:A trip you will never forget!
  • Last visit to Ko Similan: Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Great page

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    I envy you diving to such lovely scenery and colorful water. Good description of the dives. My last trip in US to Utah & Arizona was once in a lifetime, and the desert colors splendid. Take a look and hope you enjoy them.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Hi Kelvin, the Similan Islands are really good for scuba diving! Great information and photographs of the various marine life!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:49 AM

    Wow...beautiful dive spots. I like your listing of fishes seen at each spot. The depth is probably the same right, 8-12 meters? Heard so much of Similan islands... Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Cheers, SL :)

  • sugarpuff's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2007 at 12:42 PM

    Having got my diving certificates I really REALLY want to go to The Similan Islands,but have no time this year.I will go after the Olympic Games next August,but wanted to know when is the best time of the year to go..do you know?

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 8:19 AM

    Nice job!

  • icyjo24's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2007 at 11:12 PM

    I miss Ko Similan!!! Hope u had a great trip there

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2007 at 8:19 PM

    Best of luck! I like it (~_~)

  • Jan 30, 2007 at 4:25 AM

    Hi Kelvin, hey, get to know that you saw manta rays too! Hope to read more about your diving trip here!


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