Similan & Surin Similan Island belong to the top ten dive destination and with its nine islands the archipelago covers the islands Koh Bon, Koh Bayu, Koh Similan, Koh Payu, Koh Miang (two adjoining islands), Koh Payan, Koh Payang, and Koh Huyong. As well not to forget the Richelieu Rock at the Surin Island
Similan & Surin

Similan & Surin

Scuba diving around the Similan & Surin Islands

The Similan Islands is a group of 9 islands and the Surin Island a group of 5 islands in the Andaman Sea. Designated as a marine park, this collection of islands lies Northwest of Phuket, close to the Myanmar border and has been spared any commercial development.  Liveaboard diving around the Similan and Surin Island belong to the Top 10 dive destination in the world.  

Find below a selection of the cream ala cream of Thailands liveaboards, which brings you to the best places around the Similan & Surin Marine Nationalpark.  

Similan's most popular liveaboard Yachts

Scuba Diving on board of MV DiveRace Class E
The DiveRace Class E offers a range of itineraries that include the most well-known diving locations of Thailand.  During your cruise Leopard sharks, whitetips, blacktips, mantas, whale sharks, napoleon wrasse and much more can be seen. A lot's of great opportunities you can expect besides diving - snorkeling, enjoy our delicious barbeque with western and Asian flavors, inflatables, snorkeling, massage.
Scuba Diving on board of the Junk
The Junk was built from Asian teak wood in traditional style with modern facilities. We will visit the most popular diving route of Thailand such as the famous Similan Islands. Choose a 6 nights trip or stay on board for 4 nights and combine the cruise to a resort vacation. Diving in Thailand features a great chance to see sharks, pristine coral reefs, an abundance of fish.
Scuba Diving on board of Manta Queen 3
Manta Queen is a large, stable construction with a steel hull. Experienced friendly and enjoyable instructors which is happy to support you on board as well as underwater. You will visit the most known dive sites of Thailand, such as Similan Island, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin, Richelieu Rock, and Boon Sung Wreck.  
Scuba Diving on board of MV Marco Polo
Marco Polo trips include the best dive sites of the Andaman Sea in Thailand which includes Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock. You can get a full package and extend your diving vacations and stay at one of Phuket’s amazing resorts. Nitrox is included in the price of each liveaboard trip. Dive sites feature great visibility and an abundance of marine life including sharks and amazing coral gardens.
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Learn more about the amazing dive sites  around the Nationalparks of Similan and Surin Archipelago.

These nine small islands of Similan have a reputation as one of the world's top ten dive destinations, largely because they offer a great variety of marine life. The park is the archipelago consisting of nine islands which are Koh Bon, Koh Bayu, Koh Similan, Koh Payu, Koh Miang (two adjoining islands), Koh Payan, Koh Payang, and Koh Huyong.

Welcome to the Similan Islands

Aside from coral walls and deep dives with huge sea fans, barrel sponges, and big fish, the bottom topography is also fantastic. Large granite boulders, overgrown with coral and algae, lie jumbled together all the way from the surface to 40 meters (132 ft.) below, providing many interesting swim-through's, canyons, archways and caves. The Similan's also have a rich variety and abundance of reef fish. Deep water creatures like manta rays and whale sharks also visit the area, particularly in season from February to early May when nutrient-rich water cause plankton blooms. The visibility ranges between 15 and 40 meters (50 - 132 ft.). Shallow coral in blue water at white, sandy beaches are the perfect surrounding for snorkeling or relaxed sunbathing. Dive sites such as Boulder City, Fantasea Reef, Deep Six, and Elephant Head are only some of many fantastic dives sites at the Similan Islands.

scuba diving around the Similan & Surin Islands

The Surin Islands are 5 islands named Koh Surin Nua, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Kai and Koh Klang. The two main islands in the group are Koh Surin Nua and Koh Surin Tai. The Surin National park is home to one of the most famous dive sites in the world, Richelieu Rock. In addition the islands feature pristine reefs, making it home to some of the best snorkeling in Thailand.