Scuba Diving Sites in the Similan Islands - Andaman Sea

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Christmas Point

  • Current - mild to moderate
  • Visibility to 35 m
  • Depth 15 to 35 m
  • Boulders and swim-throughs. Coral, fans, blue seastars and giant sea cucumbers
  • Manta rays, bluefin, lionfish, pufferfish, raccoon butterflyfish, barracuda and whale sharks

Triple Arches

  • Visibility to 20 m
  • Depth - 8 to 20 m
  • A series of 3 stone arches
  • Pincussion starfish, oriental sweetlips and soldierfish

Breakfast Bend

  • Visibility to 25 m
  • Depth - 15 to 35 m
  • Steep reef with staghorn coral
  • Indian bannerfish, sargeant majors, garden eels, raccoon buterflyfish and leopard sharks

Mooring Rocks

  • Visibility to 20 m
  • Depth - 5 to 25 m
  • Significant coral damage

Donald Duck

  • Visibility to 15 m
  • Depth - 5 to 15 m
  • Boulders and coral
  • Crabs, lobsters

Turtle Rocks

  • Visibility to 20 m
  • Depth 15 to 30 m
  • Featherstars, hard and soft coral
  • Triggerfish, lionfish and powder blue surgeonfish

Fantasy Reef

  • Visibility to 20 m
  • Depth - 15 to 40 m
  • Great boulder formations
  • Spinyfoot, blue surgeonfish, sea trout, giant morays, titan triggerfish, masked unicornfish, pennant bannerfish and cowtail rays

Beacon Point

  • Visibility to 25 m
  • Depth - 15 to 55 m
  • Carnation and lettuce coral
  • Wrasse, squirrelfish, surgeonfish, soldierfish and Indian bannerfish plus manta and eagle rays

Elephant Head

  • Current - mild to strong
  • Visibility to 25 m
  • Depth to 70 m
  • Huge boulders, great swim-throughs, arches, tunnels and a cavern. Hard and soft coral
  • Great variety of marine life including reef sharks emperor and imperial angelfish, titan triggerfish and yellow snapper plus an occasional turtle

Deep Six

  • Current - strong
  • Visibility to 20 m
  • Depth 15 to 40 m
  • A ridge with sea fans
  • Angelfish, bannerfish, leopard and sea turtles

East of Eden

  • Visibility to 15 m
  • Depth - 10 to 20 m
  • Steep coral reef of soft coral
  • Leopard sharks, bowmouth guitarfish and sea turtles

Stonehenge

  • Visibility to 25 m
  • Depth 20 to 40 m
  • Towering rocks, alleys, gorgonian sea fans and barrel sponges
  • Lobsters, bearded scorpionfish, barracuda, trwevally, tuna, unicorn surgeonfish, angelfish and leopard sharks

Barracuda Point

  • Visibility to 25 m
  • Depth - 10 to 35 m
  • Large boulders
  • Lots of batfish

Bird Rock

  • Visibility to 30 m
  • Depth - 15 to 40 m
  • Huge granite boulders and barrel sponges

Shark Fin Reef

  • Current - moderate to strong
  • Visibility to 25 m
  • Depth - 15 to 40 m
  • Sloping wall, swim throughs, interesting rocks
  • Spotted sharks and rays plus napoleon wrasse,d schools of batfish, moorish idols and surgeonfish

Boulder City

  • Visibility to 30 m
  • Depth 15 to 40 m
  • Fire coral, sea whips and gorgonian seafans and sea whips and huge granite boulders
  • Red coral trout, lionfish, grouper, bearded scorpionfish, barracuda plus white and black tipped shark

Coral Gardens

  • Visibility to 20 m
  • Depth - 5 to 20 m
  • Table and branching coral, fire coral and anemone
  • Clownfish, reef fish, damselfish, basslets and butterflyfish

Surgeon Rocks

  • Visibility to 25 m
  • Depth 15 to 35 m
  • Soft coral and barrel sponges
  • Blue and elongate surgeonfish, blue striped snapper, great barracuda, manta rays and whale sharks