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Thailand :: Similans : Beacon Beach

This spot has recently become popular due to the sinking of the Similan liveaboard charter vessel, the Atlantis X, in August 2002. She began taking on water, breached on the hard coral and gradually began sinking backwards. The bow now lies in 16 metres of water with the stern at 30, an ideal wreck dive for the inexperienced diver. Although coral hasn't had time to form she still attracts curious batfish and lionfish. The rest of Beacon Beach offers a nice relaxing dive with plenty of schooling fish.


Depth: 10 - 30m

Viz: 10 - 30m

Currents: Occasional

Getting there : Liveaboard

Best months: Oct / May

Atlantis X

This map is taken from Pocket divesite's guide book: Similans including Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock more. Info at