Scuba Diving – Thailand – Similan/Surin – Dive Sites - Part 2
Scuba Diving – Thailand – Similan/Surin – Dive Sites - Part 2

Scuba Diving – Thailand – Similan/Surin – Dive Sites - Part 2

The Similan/Surin Islands boast some of the best diving that Thailand has to offer. No other region offers such a number of excellent dive sites.

Donald Duck Bay 

The Boulder or Campbell's Bay, lies northwest of Koh Similan. Thanks to the huge granite blocks, which look like the head of Donald Duck, this is how this bay got its name. A small bay with fine white sand invites to go on shore, so you can have a close look at the rock formation. It's also fun to snorkel in this really quiet bay. Lionfish and Scorpion Fish, Stonefish and Triggerfish swim around the Coral Heads here. At this beach the diving is uncomplicated and easy and is also mostly used by liveaboard boats for the over-night stay. 

Donald Duck Bay      Experience: *
     Current: *
     Visibility: 20 - 30 meter
     Depth: 5 - 12 meter
     Snorkel Condition: very good

Snapper Alley 

Snapper Alley is also a great dive site for some drift diving. Fly over the reef observing the marine life, such as swarms of Glass Fish and Snappers. It is also possible to find some Leopard Sharks, Whitetip and Blacktip Sharks and also huge Napoleon Wrasse and Ghost Pipefish, Frogfish and even the occasional Seahorse camouflaged in a Gorgonian Fan. 

Snapper Alley      Experience: **
     Current: ****
     Visibility: 20 - 30 meter
     Depth: 6 - 36 meter
     Snorkel Condition: restricted

Eastern Shallow

Eastern Shallow dive site, situated at the southern top of Koh Hu Yong invites the less experienced divers, with its giant underwater rocks, archways, caves and ledges. Among Leopard Sharks, Sting Rays, Lobsters, Tuna and Barracudas you will also find different kinds of Snappers and Groupers. 

Elephant Head 

Elephant Head, also called Elephant Rock, lies between Ko Similan and Ko Pa Yu. One of worlds top dive sites. From a depth of 40 meters ascend huge granite blocks out of the water. One of them has the form of a gigantic Elephant head. Here it also possible for less experienced divers to dive through small tunnels and overhangs. The rock formations are also overgrown with corals, so even the safety stop offers interesting views of the rock. In addition to the numerous corals and fish, you also can find Reef Sharks hiding under the blocks. 

Elephant Head      Experience: **
     Current: ****
     Visibility: 15 - 25meter
     Depth: 5 - 36 meter
     Snorkel Condition:  restricted

Elephant Pinnacle

The Elephant Pinnacle is a giant granite arch and sloping sea floor, beautiful overgrown with corals you will find southeast of Koh Pa Yu. Sea Fans, Wire Corals, big Tubes, Feather Stars and Reef Sharks. This site is well worth a visit when diving Similans - National Park.


Explore more exciting Dive Sites:

Scuba Diving around the Similan & Surin Island Part 1 included: Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon, Boulder City, Beacon Point, Beacon Beach, Breakfast Bend,  Christmas Point
Scuba Diving around the Similan & Surin Island Part 3 included: Fantasea Reef, Rocky Point, Shark Reef, Stonehenge, Turtle Rock

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