Similan Inseln

Diving in the Similan Islands: Experience Pure Underwater Adventure

The Similan Islands are a spectacular island group in the Andaman Sea, about 70 kilometers west of Khao Lak in Thailand.

The name "Similan" comes from the Malay language and means "nine," referring to the total of nine islands that make up the group.

The islands are part of the Mu Ko Similan National Park and are protected by the Thai government. They are characterized by their pristine nature, white sandy beaches, crystal-clear water, and rich marine diversity.

The Similan Islands are a paradise for divers and snorkelers from all over the world.

The islands offer a stunning underwater landscape with vibrant coral gardens, rocky reefs, steep walls, and impressive rock formations. The clear water allows for excellent visibility, making the diving experience even more impressive.

The underwater world of the Similan Islands is famous for its great diversity of species. Divers can encounter a variety of marine creatures such as colorful tropical fish, moray eels, sharks, manta rays, turtles, and even whale sharks. The reefs are covered with hard and soft corals blooming in various colors and shapes, providing a paradise for macro photography.

Some of the most popular dive sites include Elephant Head Rock, West of Eden, North Point, and Christmas Point. Each dive site has its own peculiarities and offers unique encounters with the underwater world.

The Similan Islands are accessible during the Thai diving season from November to April, with the best conditions usually prevailing between February and April. However, the islands are closed to tourists between May and October to protect the environment and allow for the natural regeneration of the ecosystem.

Although the Similan Islands are a popular destination for divers, it is important to dive responsibly and respect the environment. Protecting the coral reefs and marine creatures is of utmost importance to ensure that this unique underwater world is preserved for future generations.

Wetzone Divers Khao Lak offers trips to the 9 Similan Islands with contracted partners, both on day trips and multi-day dive safaris.