The Similan Islands lie approximately 100 km Northwest of
Phuket, Thailand. Declared a National Park in 1982, the Similans are
comprised of 9 islands which run roughly North to South with
numerous smaller rock outcroppings.
With snow-white beaches, lush tropical jungle and spectacular
dive sites in stunning turquoise waters, it's not surprising
that the Similans are ranked as one of the top 10 dive sites
in the world!
Nearly all of the 9 islands are surrounded by huge underwater
rock formations, eroded by the action of a relentless sea.
These stone giants are home to an amazing variety of marine
life, with depths often reaching 40 meters or more. Narrow
swim-thru's, caverns and underwater canyons form a truly unique
diving landscape. With names like 'Elephant Head', 'Boulder
City', 'Sharkfin Reef' and 'East of Eden', you'll soon appreciate
why the Similans deserve the reputation they've obtained.
Populated by over 500 species of hard and soft corals and
an amazing variety of marine life including Leopard Sharks,
Silvertip Reef Sharks, Guitar Rays, Manta Rays and the awe
inspiring Whale Shark, the Similans Islands are a true diver's
paradise just waiting to be explored.