Travel Guide to Similan islands National Park
Important News: Similan marine park has restricted the number of divers per day, Booking in Advanced is a Must
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The Similan islands are on of the most beautifull archipelagos in the world, pristine white sand beach, crystal clear water and an extraordinary diversity of marine life!!
The Similan islands national park is composed of the “Similan islands” 9 islands aligned from souht to norht about 70 km from the west cost of Khao Lak.
North of the Similan islands, an Islands call Koh Bon is the magnet of the andaman sea for Manta ray ,Koh Bon will give you the opportunity to see the giant Manta Ray hovering on the top of the cleaning station.
Koh Tachai the virgin island between Similan and Surin islands national park, is a beauty among all these islands.
The long white sand beach of Koh Tachai is magical, one of the best dive sites of Thailand, Koh Tachai Pinnacle is full of soft coral, all our customers refer it as a live aquarium, you will feel surrounded by school of fish!!
Part of the Surin national park, the world famous Richelieu Rock is “THE BEST DIVE SITE OF THAILAND” , if you come to dive at the Similan DO NOT MISS this dive!!!
The rock as we call it is covered of purple soft coral and anemones, schools of fish everywhere and lot of macro life ideal for photographer or videographer.
From the Giant whale shark to sea horses, Richelieu rock offer the best of the best.
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Recent Articles Thap Lamu Pier
Thap Lamu Pier si the main pier for all departure to the Similan islands national park, located just 10km south of Khao Lak and about 70km from Phuket airport.
Speedboat for the Similan, snorkeling or diving, liveaboard are also departing from there. It’s located in a river delta which provide protection
Diving Techniques for Khao Lak Dive sites
Whenever you visit a new dive destination, it’s wise to check out on the type of diving you will be indulging in. If it’s not something you are used to regularly doing then it’s a good idea to brush up on the skills and
Today, we are getting in a time machine and voyaging back a whopping 260 million years to the Mesozoic era of planet Earth. We are not going back to check up on dinosaurs – as much fun as that would be – but to try and figure out how some of the favourite dive sites on the west side of Thailand formed. These include world favourites such as the Similan Islands, Richelieu rock, and almost every other rock outcropping on the Thai west coast. Little did mother nature know that when she pushed out those relatively tiny rocky outcroppings out of the belly of the earth, that millions of years later they would become such a favoured destination for Earth’s future inhabitants.
The Similan Islands National Park located in North Andaman Sea, only 60 kilometers from Thaplamu pier, Khao Lak. Khao Lak dive sites are known for its white coral sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and beautiful rock formations, The Similan Islands offer some of the best dive sites in the
Khao Sok Lake Diving
No Longer Possible
Diving at Cheow Lan Lake is an amazing experience specially combine with the sightseeing tours we provide.
The huge Cheow Lan Lake attract a lot of wildlife.
The trip start from Khao Lak for 2 Days 1 Night you will alternate some of the best jungle activities in
Generally, the season for Manta Ray here in the Similans are from mid-October to mid-May. The time we see them varies each year. Sometimes we see them in November or every other month during the diving season. But mostly, we see them the more often during early December to end
Diving does entail some risk. Not to frighten you, but these risks include decompression sickness (DCS, the “bends”), arterial air embolism, and of course drowning. There are also effects of diving, such as nitrogen narcosis, that can contribute to the cause of these problems. However, careful training and preparation make
You can find different species of Turtles at the Similan islands and the Andaman coast.
History tells us that five of these species have been identified to be living in the Thai waters. However, the Loggerhead turtle at the Similan has not been seen in the last 15 years but the
Sleeping at the Similan islands or Surin islands is possible!!!
If you like to be on a stunning island in the Andaman sea, you can spend a few nights on the Similan islands or Surin islands, the national offer a few diferent types of accomodation.
Book in advance as it s often
The Similan islands national park is open from 15th October to 15th of May, the rest of the year it s closed due to weather and it’s illegal to go.
The Similan islands and Thailand is general have 3 season: a bit cool, hot & dry and rainy.
The condition for diving
By diving with Khao Lak Explorer you choose the best dive equipment, would you go skying with a bad pair of sky, painful boots and bad mask fogging all the time that you don t even see the slope! I don t think so, so why diving outdated cheap gear!!
Ask any diver what is on their bucket list of things to see underwater, and in all likelihood the majestic whale shark will be top choice for almost every diver. This beautiful and utterly enormous creature attracts divers like the proverbial moth to a flame for several reasons. Firstly,
from Khao Lak can be organize by us:
How do you get to Similan Islands?
– 2 Ways transfer 3500 Baht, with the first morning snorkeling at 2 different location from the boat and on the day of return snorkeling in the afternoon from the boat as well, after the transfer to Similan
So…you’ve decided to spend some time on one of our liveaboard trips? Superb! You’ll have a great time.
A Liveaboard excursion is the most relaxed and pleasant way to go diving – and it enables you to visit all the best sites and there’s the possibility to see some truly amazing
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Similan Islands National Park Office
Where to find the Similan Islands National Park Office, well Thailand is not like europe where well structured information center. The Similan Islands National Park Office is not accessible to public, you can contact them online with a very small chance of getting an answer, specially if you do not speak Thai.
That’s why Tour and Excursion compagny like Khao Lak Explorer provide informations about the Similan islands tourism.
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We stayed 2 nights on the islands and it was amazing, flying squirrel, monitor lizard, the faune and flora is so cool.
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