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  • Ragged or Spot-fin lionfish (Pterois antennata)
    Ragged or Spot-fin lionfish (Pterois...
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  • A pair of Dwarf pipehorse(Acentronura tentaculata)
    A pair of Dwarf pipehorse(Acentronura...
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  • Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
    Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
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    Dusk of Honeymoon Bay

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 21, 2005

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    If you are lucky, the dusk off Honeymoon Bay will be beautiful just like this picture. Our liveaboard boat moored off Honeymoon Bay for the night. We will pretty unlucky that evening too as the lights on our boat couldn't work for an hour or so. We had dinner in the dark and some helpful boats nearby shine their lights in our boat's direction. Luckily, our wonderful captain manage to fix the lights in an hour or so. He was very apologetic about what happened.

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    Honeymoon Bay

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 21, 2005

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    Honeymoon Bay is also located on Ko Mieng, on the opposite side of the island as Princess Bay. Honeymoon Bay can be reached on a short jungle trek from Princess Bay. This beach is rather secluded and beautiful. As the name suggests, perfect for a honeymoon.

    Beautiful Honeymoon Bay
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    Princess Bay

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 21, 2005

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    Princess Bay is the main beach on Island No 4 or Ko Mieng. It is one of the slightly more crowded beach among the islands. This is also where the National Park Headquarter is located. There are some bungalows operated by the National Park Authority on this island. Camping is also allowed for a fee. The beach area is named Princess Bay as the Thai Princess plays an active role in marine conservation. If you are lucky, you may see the rare blue Nicobar Pigeon and the flying fox on this island.

    Princess Bay
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    Snorkelling Around the Islands

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 21, 2005

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    I went on a liveaboard that was specialized in snorkelling. The liveaboard snorkelling tour is operated by Poseidon Bungalows near Khao Lak. So far, this is the only one I could find that specializes in snorkelling. Some liveaboard diving boats also allow snorkellers on board too if they are not full. The cost is 6500 baht for a 3 days liveaboard snorkelling tour on board Duang Ta. A liveaboard diving trip would cost much more.
    Most of the spots that we went are rather deep so I felt that a diving trip would have been awesome. However, there are a few islands, island 1 and 2 that are closed to divers and opened only for snorkelling. We went there on the third day when the weather was the most perfect. Those are really beautiful spots. I would love to be back again.

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    climb up Donald Duck rock for a great view

    by gabyne Written Mar 19, 2005

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    Most boats anchor within the so-called "Donald Duck bay" over night or for some hours. It's great to get onto the island, walk on the empty beaches, go snorkelling or climb up the big rock to have a great view around.

    But be careful - although there are some ropes to hold onto, it's sometimes slippery and quite dangerous. And a bit exhausting, too...

    view from the Donald Duck rock
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    Boattrip to Island no 8

    by LotusV8 Written Mar 3, 2004

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    Book Your trip at the reception - 150 THB for half a day.
    Island no 8 is the biggest Island of all 9 Islands, this Islands name is Similan Island, it is very spectacular with its rocks, the most photographed rock in Thailand. The crew will give You about 1 1/2 hour here, You can climb all the way to the top of Sailors Rock and shoot some nice pics.
    Remember to bring Camera and some sandals or trainers.

    Sailors Rock
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    Boattrip to Island no 1

    by LotusV8 Written Mar 3, 2004

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    You can book a trip by a small boat to different Islands at the reception, it costs about 150 THB for a half day excursion.
    You can also rent Your equipment for snorkeling here (100 THB for fins and the same for a mask).
    We had the great pleasure to see an Eagle Ray here and it was the fastest creature I ever seen in water - amazing!
    The Corals was beautiful and zillions of colerful fishes.

    Island no 1
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    Scuba dive at Anita's Reef (Island 5, Similan NP)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I got to see damselfish, filefish, goatfish and garden eels while diving there.

    Pictures speak a thousand words.

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    1st dive @ Anita's Reef, Island 5, Similan NP Indian damselfish (Chromis dimidiata) Scribbled filefish (Aluterus scriptus) Longbarbel goatfish (Parupeneus macronema) Spotted garden eels (Heteroconger hassi)
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    Scuba dive at Anita's Reef (Island 5, Similan NP)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I got to see stingrays, pipehorses and different kinds of lionfish while diving there.

    Pictures speak a thousand words.

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    1st dive @ Anita's Reef, Island 5, Similan NP Kuhl's stingray (Dasyatis kuhlii) Ragged or Spot-fin lionfish (Pterois antennata) A pair of Dwarf pipehorse(Acentronura tentaculata) Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)

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    Scuba dive at east of Eden (Island 7, Similan NP)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I saw groupers, Oriental sweetlips, sea snake and octopus.

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    Black-tipped grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus) Coral grouper (Cephalopholis miniata) A pair Oriental sweetlips(Plectorhinchus vittatus) Banded sea snake (Laticauda colubrina) Octopus taking a nap
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    Scuba dive at east of Eden (Island 7, Similan NP)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Saw some nudibranchs or sea slugs, butterflyfish, Longnosed emperors and a variety of fishes.

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    Variety of fishes Unidentified nudibranch or sea slug Varicose wart slug (Phyllidia varicosa) Collare or Head-banded butterflyfish Longnosed emperor (Lethrinus olivaceus)
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    Scuba dive at Stonehenge (Island 4, Similan NP)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I saw sea slugs, angelfish, fusiliers and pufferfish.

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    Emperor angelfish (Pamacanthus imperator) Unidentified nudibranch or sea slug Unidentified nudibranch or sea slug Neon fusiliers (Pterocaesio tile) Blackspotted pufferfish  (Arothron nigropunctatus)
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    Dive @ Elephant Head Rock (Island 7 & 8 SimilanNP)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I saw blue ribbon eel, stingray, boxfish and pufferfish.

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    5th dive @ Elephant Head Rock Blue ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) Blue-spotted stingray (Taeniura lymma) Male cube boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) Giant pufferfish (Arothron stellatus)
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    Scuba dive @ Hideaway (Island 9 Similan NPark)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I saw Manta ray, cuttlefish, sea slug, Robust pipefish and Anemone crab.

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    Manta ray (Manta birostris) Our dive guide, Sing with the cuttlefish Unidentified nudibranch or sea slug Robust pipefish (Hippichths cyanospilos) Anemone crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus)
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    Sunrise off Honeymoon Bay

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 21, 2005

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    If you wake up early enough, you can see the sunrise off Honeymoon Bay if thats where your boat is moored.

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