Great diving with white sandy beach and crystal clear water!
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A place with hot sun, fine beaches and open-water pool..
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...more
I saw a whitetip shark approximately 1.5 metres in length and had experienced slight thermocline. Some of my sightings were angelfish, sea slugs, goby and hermit crab.Pictures speak a thousand words. Check out my underwater photographs and my Travelogue pages...more
This is not what You expect, but remember - this is a National Park and not a partyplace.The staff was lazy and not interested in serving food, when I ordered for example a dish with meat, they served me just the meat, when I asked "where is the rice?" the girl answered me "You did not ask".After a week You feel quite bored at the food - It is all...more
This is a non-alcoholic night disco if there are many divers but fortunately, not many divers dive at night at the same spot.Shrimps, scorpionfish, lionfish, parrotfish and giant moray eel were some of the things that I saw during my night dive.Pictures speak a thousand words. Check out my underwater photographs and my Travelogue pages... Wetsuit,...more
Crabs, shrimps, lionfish, reef fish and giant moray eel were some of the things that I saw during my night dive.Pictures speak a thousand words. Check out my underwater photographs and my Travelogue pages... Wetsuit, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), regulator, air tank, mask, fins, underwater torch and weight belt.more
Crabs, lobsters, lionfish, shrimps and scorpionfish were some of the things that I saw during my night dive.Pictures speak a thousand words. Check out my underwater photographs and my Travelogue pages... Wetsuit, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), regulator, air tank, mask, fins, underwater torch and weight belt.more
The best way to travel throughout the Similans is by liveaboard vessel. Much better than doing two-tank daytrips out of Khao Lak, being on a liveaboard gives you 4 or 5 dives a day, with you staying on the Islands' doorstep. Black Manta is by far one of the nicest vessels offering dive trips in the world. Purpose-built for diving, all...more
The only way to get to Ko Similan is by a speedboat... I took the speedboat from Khao Lak and it took about 2 hours to reach the island..The journey to Ko Similan depends on the weather.. On the day that I went, it was a cloudy day and the water was very choppy.. None of us got seasick but one of they guy who sat right in front of the boat got his...more
Remember to bring sunblock if you are afraid of becoming too tanned or burnt as the sun can get intense during the day. However, such weather is also the best for diving or snorkelling as visibility will be better. Usually, I will bring sunblock but I will often bee to lazy to apply. So most of the time, I will become very tanned after a trip.more
If you are kind who knows that you will get seasick, do not eat too much and take seasickness pills before you get on the boat. I only got seasickness once before although I been on many such trips. However, the water was choppy and the journey was slow and long to the islands, I got seasick on the first day. It was only after the first snorkelling...more
It is very important to follow some basic rules when snorkeling or scuba diving in these waters. I could summarize all the norms in two: do not touch and do not take away anything! Divers must be very careful no to touch the bottom of the sea with the fins: corals are delicate creatures and even a small cloud of sand can be lethal. It is also very...more
A Backpack, a small bag to carry Your gear. Sandals, swimsuit, T-shirt, shorts Mosquitospray, 1:st aid kit. Camera,loads of film (You can buy film at the Island) It is possible to bring Your own tent. Bring Your own mask and snorkel and money.Your cellphone does not work at the Island but You can make phonecalls from no 4 and 8 - buy a card...more
Koh Bon is located 20 km north of the Similan Islands. It has wall dives on its southwest corner and stepped ridges with magnificent coral gardens on its west side. If you are lucky, Leopard sharks, whitetip reef sharks, trevallies and large stingrays can be observed there. On the edge between both dive sites, manta rays sightings are the...more
Richelieu Rock boasts great biodiversity, and is worth several dives, with or without whale sharks present. It consists of one main, horse shoe shaped splintered rock pinnacle, with several other smaller rocks around its edges. The limestone rocks are covered with anemones, sea fans, barrel sponges and soft corals of all kinds. From tomato anemone...more
Boonsung Wreck started her days with her sinking in 1984. The wreck is an old tin ore processor that is 60m long, 12m wide and 6m high, and lies positioned in a north to south direction in open sea, but quite close to shore. Descending from the surface, you'll soon be surrounded by clouds of juvenile yellowtail barracuda and bluefin trevally, and...more
One of the most colouful, scenic and often exciting dives in the Similan Islands, a dive at here begins by heading down a mooring to a sand-rubble bottom at a depth of about twenty metres, then heading deeper to the southwest where one finds several giant arches and some of the best swim-throughs in the Similans. Some great underwater scenery.The...more