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  • Ragged or Spot-fin lionfish (Pterois antennata)
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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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    Longest Beach in Similan Islands

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 21, 2005

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    This is the longest white sandy beach which is located on Ko Hu-Yong (Island No 1). However, only snorkelling is allowed near the beach but snorkellers are not allowed to get onto the beach as the island is protected by the Navy. The beach is also a place where turtles lay their eggs.

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    Kuerk Bay

    by icyjo24 Updated Dec 21, 2005

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    Kuerk Bay is a beautiful white beach for relaxing in the largest island, Island No 8 or Ko Similan. You can climb up the rocks which are known as 'Sailing Rocks' or "Donald Duck Rocks' as the rock at the top resembles the shape of cap of Donald Duck. At the end of the climb, you will be able to get a nice view of the bay and the surroundings. If you are lucky, you will be able to witness an awesome sunset here but as the weather was rather gloomy and cloudy that day, we didn't get to see one. What a waste!

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    Princess Bay

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 21, 2005

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    Princess Bay

    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.

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    Honeymoon Bay

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 21, 2005

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    Beautiful Honeymoon Bay

    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.

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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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    Boattrip to Island no 8

    by LotusV8 Written Mar 3, 2004

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    Sailors Rock

    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.

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    Boattrip to Island no 1

    by LotusV8 Written Mar 3, 2004

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    Island no 1

    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.

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    East of Eden

    by icyjo24 Updated Dec 29, 2005

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    Octopus

    The East of Eden is located on the east coast of Island No 7, Koh Payu. This is a good spot for divers or snorkellers to see nemos (clownfish) and turtles. I saw a lot of nemos here. However as the water is rather deep, diving would be a better option to see them upclose. However, I didn't see turtles here but my guide and a few other snorkellers did see turtles here. I was still on the dinghy when my guide saw one below.. arghh!!! My only consolation is to see two octopuses here.

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    Swimming in the clear blue water

    by sweetie_inc Updated May 11, 2006

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    Don't you feel like jumping in?
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    The water is so inviting that I couldn't help but to jump & stay in!

    The water is very cooling eventhough the sun is scorching hot above your head... There are lots of fishes accompanying you while you swim and they are very friendly indeed! You can never miss the school of silver fishes around you..

    I can never get enough swimming here..

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    Scuba dive at Anita's Reef (Island 5, Similan NP)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    1st dive @ Anita's Reef, Island 5, Similan NP
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    You have to go on a liveaboard boat and it takes about 9 hours or more in order to reach here.

    Once underwater, you will be amazed by the underwater visibilty and the rich marine lifes. Pictures speak a thousand words.

    Check out more of my underwater photographs at my Travelogue pages...

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    The Small Beach...

    by sweetie_inc Written May 11, 2006

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    The beach is really very small.. It's only about 200m long... But most of the people come here to snorkel as there are lots of colourful fishes...

    You can just lie on the beach and there are not many people here... Very peaceful and no screaming children for sure...

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    Dive @ Elephant Head Rock (Island 7 & 8 SimilanNP)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)
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    I saw Great barracuda, Dogtooth tuna, unidentified boxfish, unidentified crab and Christmas tree worms.

    Pictures speak a thousand words.

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    Scuba dive @ Hideaway (Island 9 Similan NPark)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Diver with school of Bluefin trevallies
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    I saw Durban dancing shrimps, Bluefin trevallies, Longnosed Emperors, Clown triggerfish and Spotted garden eels.

    Pictures speak a thousand words.

    Check out my underwater photographs and my Travelogue pages...

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    Scuba dive @ Hideaway (Island 9 Similan NPark)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Blotched fantail ray (Taeniura meyeni)
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    I saw Collare or Head-banded butterflyfish, Circular batfish, Blotched fantail ray, Napolean wrasse and sea slugs.

    Pictures speak a thousand words.

    Check out my underwater photographs and my Travelogue pages...

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