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Thailand :: The Similans

The Similan Islands are located off the coast of Khao Lak or around 100 kilometres north west of Phuket and provide arguably the best diving in Thailand. There are nine granite islands covered in thick tropical jungle, frindged by powder white beaches and surrounded with crystal cerulean waters. The area is a protected national park now but camping is allowed on the islands. Below the surface lies a diverse landscape of deep canyons, giant boulders, coral gardens, caves and walls.

Diving is almost always done off liveaboards that run out of Phuket or day trips from Khao Lak. There are many world class dive sites around the islands and all offer something different and exciting.

Thailand liveaboard trips

We now also offer liveaboard trips to the Andaman from Thailand, visit the Similans, and world class dive sites of Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai from the luxury of a liveaboard, find out more here: Thailand Liveaboards


The Similans at a glance

Accommodation : Liveaboard

Highlights : Arguably the best diving in the Kingdom, impressive boulder formations and swimthroughs

Average cost of a dive : $32 (liveaboard price)

Dive Sites : 25+

Dive Operators : Phuket/Khao Lak based

Getting there : Boat 3 hours

Off Season : Jul / Sept

similans diving

The map below is interactive so click on the dive site to get more details.

similan dive sites


Thailand Liveaboards
Similan islands

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