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Rocky Point Bay

Similan 1 (Ko Hu-Yong) – closed

An dive site formed by huge boulders with lots of caverns and swim thrus. At shalow depths, hard corals and starfishes have found their homes on the surfaces of boulders, while deeper boulders are covered with beautiful colorful soft corals. Similan 1 is closed to all tourism under further notice and protected as a turtle nesting site. Similan 1 is closed to all tourism under further notice and protected as a turtle nesting site.

Level
Advanced - experienced
The best attractions in the depth
12 - 40m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Reef Sharks, amazing scenery
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Big Boulders
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Rocky Point

Similan 1 (Ko Hu-Yong) – closed

The corals have had time to grow here without disturbance and they are in insanely good condition. The shallow reef provides home and food for turtles, which are abundant around the island. Similan 1 is closed to all tourism under further notice and protected as a turtle nesting site.

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
3 - 24m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Mostly hard coral
What to expect under the surface
Turtles, colorful reef fish
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
reef
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Coral Garden

Similan 1 (Ko Hu-Yong) – closed

As the name implies, this dive site is really Eden of corals. Corals grow here in all their beauty. Corals are practically from the surface up to a depth of 24 meters, and some of the coral is even visible on the surface during low tide. Similan 1 is closed to all tourism under further notice and protected as a turtle nesting site.

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
1 - 24m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Turtles, colorful reef fish
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Boulder City

Front of Similan 2 & 3

Here, too, the scenery is created by huge boulders that are a familiar sight on Similan, also on the surface. The boulders offer a lot of swim thrus and it's nice to dive through them. Huge fan corals and healthy hard corals provide a home for small animals, while larger stingrays and sharks are hiding in the cavities of the rocks.

Level
Beginner - Advanced
The best attractions in the depth
12 - 35m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral, big fan corals
What to expect under the surface
Turtles, Big Rays, sharks
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Big Boulders
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Sharkfin Reef

Front of Similan 2 & 3

Long ridge rises to the surface and is surrounded by both large rock formations and a beautiful coral reef. Here you can see everything from whale sharks through turtles to anemone fish. A really beautiful and lively destination where it is nice to do drift diving.

Level
Beginner - advanced
The best attractions in the depth
5 - 30m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Turtles, Big Rays, sharks
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Bird Rock (Chinese wall)

Similan 4 (Ko Miang)

A subsurface ridge that descends sharply up to a depth of 40 meters. Huge fan corals adorn the scenery. You can see a leopard shark lying in the bottom and in the mid-water trevallies are hunting for food from schools of fish. Unfortunately, this destination is not very often on the liveaboard destination list.

Level
Advanced - challenging
The best attractions in the depth
18 - 40m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Leopard shark, big schools of fish
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Wall and reef
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Honeymoon Bay

Similan 4 (Ko Miang)

The easy and tranquil bay is a popular destination for sunset and night dives. The beautiful reef with a lot of fish and sandy bottom with stingrays are offering a lot to see for divers of all levels. During the day, there are plenty of snorkelers here on a day trip from Khao Lak and Phuket. The evenings are soothed for divers and snorkelers enjoying the liveaboard.

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
5 - 26m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Mostly hard coral
What to expect under the surface
Beautiful and lively reef
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Princess Bay

Similan 4 (Ko Miang)

The destination is especially popular with snorkelers, as you can see a lot here even in shallow water. An easy dive site, reminds a lot of Honeymoon Bay, the difference between them is that there is less sandy bottom here because the destination is not connected to the beach. 

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
5 - 20m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Mostly hard coral
What to expect under the surface
Beautiful and lively reef
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Stonehenge

Similan 4 (Ko Miang)

Huge boulders and a white sand bottom are dominating the sceneries of this dive site. There are swin thrus and caverns between the rocks from where to look for large lobsters. Large rays spend their days under rocks, so you should also take a peek there. A great destination where you could spend even longer but usually bottom times won’t give permission for that.

Level
Advanced - experienced
The best attractions in the depth
18 - 36m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Mostly hard coral
What to expect under the surface
Swim-throughs, big Rays, lobsters
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef and boulders
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Hideaway Bay

Similan 5 (Ko Ha)

Fan corals and individual coral fingers cover the granite rocks of the bottom. Sharks and large stingrays are often seen here. The shallower reef is home to a wide variety of different reef fish. This dive site is good for drift diving.

Level
Beginner - advanced
The best attractions in the depth
12 - 36m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Sharks, Big Rays, reef fish
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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East Of Eden

Similan 7 (Ko Payu)

One of the most dived and beautiful destinations in Similan. The beauty of Similan culminates in this underwater scenery. Large boulders, beautiful corals and an almost endless variety of fish species. All this is in Similan and that is why we want to come dive here. Unfortunately, the dive site is currently closed as a nature reserve. 

Level
Beginner - advanced
The best attractions in the depth
3 - 36m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Beauty of Similans
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef and boulders
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West Of Eden

Similan 7 (Ko Payu)

The West of Eden is fortunately open even though its sister is closed. Also here the beauty of Similan culminates in this underwater scenery. Large boulders, beautiful corals and an almost endless variety of fish species. All this is in Similan and that is why we want to come dive here.

Level
Beginner - advanced
The best attractions in the depth
3 - 36m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Beauty of Similans
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef and boulders
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Deep Six

Similan 7 (Ko Payu)

The destination is a ridge part of the island that continues below the surface to form a dive site. Reef sharks thrive at this destination, so you should look for them with Your gaze. Currents are often strong here, so it is mostly dived as a drift dive, either starting a dive from West Of Eden and ending in Deep Six or vice versa.

Level
Advanced - experienced
The best attractions in the depth
10 - 40m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Swim-throughs, sharks, schools of fish
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
boulders
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Elephant Head Rock

South side of Similan 8

A different but wonderful dive site. The best of the dive site are the various canyons, caverns and swim thrus that abound here. The destination is not famous for the amount of coral, even though there is coral, but for its many different small critters and insane sceneries. Crabs and fishes that are peeking out of their cavities, as well as nudibranchs, are the photographer's dream subjects to shoot. 

Level
Advanced - experienced
The best attractions in the depth
8 - 40m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Swim-throughs, caverns, small critters
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
boulders
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Beacon Point

Similan 8 (Koh Similan)

A beautiful reef that is easy to do a drift dive and end dive to Beacon Bay. The corals are in good condition here, so the whole spectrum of marine life thrives around them. Therefore, stingrays, leopard sharks and reef sharks are also often seen here hunting for food.

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
6 - 36m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Beautiful reef, lot of reef fish
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Beacon Bay / Beach

Similan 8 (Koh Similan)

In the shallow is a​​ sandy area that turns into a reef covered with hard coral as you go deeper. An easy destination for beginners, used a lot for liveboard's first orientation dives and night dives.

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
6 - 32m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Beautiful reef, lot of reef fish
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Fantasy Reef

Similan 8 (Koh Similan)

Also here the beauty of Similan culminates in the underground scenery. Large boulders, beautiful coral and an almost endless variety of fish species. The currents at this destination can be strong, so it is advisable to schedule the dive during high or low tide.

Level
Beginner - advanced
The best attractions in the depth
8 - 40m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Beauty of Similans
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Turtle Rock

Similan 8 (Koh Similan)

The dive site is named after stones resembling a turtle. This beautiful reef is an easy site to dive in and there are lots of sceneries to enjoy. Anemone fish are peeping from their anemones and turtles are swimming with trevallies. In deeper parts of the dive site, large fan corals provide a home for crabs.

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
10 - 28m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Turtles and reef fish
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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The Boulders

Similan 8 (Koh Similan)

As the name implies, the site has a scenery of large granite boulders. On top of the boulders there is growing hard and soft corals which provides a home for crabs and other smaller critters. As this site is pretty similar to Elephant Head Rock or Turtle Rock they are chosen as a dive site more often than this. It’s only because there is a limited amount of dives during liveaboards.

Level
Beginner - advanced
The best attractions in the depth
12 - 40m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Swim-throughs, caverns, small critters
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Donald Duck Bay

Similan 8 (Koh Similan)

This beautiful bay with its white sand is a common stopping place for liveaboards. This is a dive site where the sunset or night dive is usually done. The corals in this bay are unfortunately partly damaged, but when diving here you will also find places with healthy coral and reef fish. The bay is also a popular snorkeling spot during daytime.

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
8 - 24m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Good for night dive
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Christmas Point

Similan 9 (Koh Bangu)

The boulders of the site rise all the way above the surface, and they provide caverns and swim-throughs underwater to explore. The sea life and scenery of the dive site are similar to Fantasy Reef, so also here You can expect to see stunning underwater scenery.

Level
Beginner - advanced
The best attractions in the depth
8 - 36m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Beauty of Similans
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Snapper Alley

Similan 9 (Koh Bangu)

At the very southern end of the island, boulders descend to the depths, providing habitat for several fish species. The dive site got its name from the thousands of yellow snappers, which are found in huge picturesque flocks in here.

Level
Beginner - advanced
The best attractions in the depth
8 - 35m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Huge schools of yellow snappers
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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Breakfast Bend

Similan 9 (Koh Bangu)

The dive site is an easy reef that is often included among the day trips dive sites. Here you can enjoy Similan’s beautiful corals and colorful reef fish. At its best, you can also see turtles eating on the reef.

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
8 - 25m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Colorful reef fish
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef
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North Point

Similan 9 (Koh Bangu)

The dive site is also known as Rocky Point. This dive site is a mix of boulders and coral reef. Between boulders there are nice canals and swim-througs. Here you may see a shark swimming between boulders, but a more common sight is trevallies hunting for food from schools of fish. 

Level
Beginner
The best attractions in the depth
10 - 25m
Hard coral - Soft coral
Hard and soft coral
What to expect under the surface
Colorful reef fish, sharks
Wall - reef - pinnacle - wreck
Reef

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