Dive Places - Safari
On the west coast of Thailand, around 90 kilometer away from the main land, are the Similan Islands located. The Similands are 9 different Islands from South to North. Since 1982 these Islands belongs to the Similan Island National Park. The Islands are made of Granit, covered in tropical vegetation. Crab eating monkeys and tropic birds are seen very often.
The beautiful and most lonely beaches are not the only attraction of the island. The best and most interesting things you will find underwater. Canyons, rocks, caves, swim trough, these are the real things you have to see. Diving on the famous Elephant Heat, Christmas Trees, Boulder City and Shark Fin Reef are breathtaking Dive places.
If you want to go to Similan Islands, you can go for 1 day or for overnight. Diving here is pretty nice, crystal clear water; it means almost perfect visibility, but also proper deep on different places with strong current. We recommend that this dive place it’s not suitable for beginners.
Koh Bon is an island up north of the Similan Island National Park. The shape of Koh Bon is totally different to the Similans. It’s is made of volcano stones and it looks exactly the same underwater as on the surface. The Island is very famous for the Manta Ray cleaning station. Every year between January and April you will have a good chance to visit them. The majesty rays are there to eat the plankton, which is quite a lot there in this time. The temperature of the water in this time is also a bit colder than usual. We only have 25-28 degrees. It’s perfect for the big fish like whale and reef sharks as well. Usually we are going 2 times a week to Koh Bon, Wednesday and Sunday. To visit Koh Bon is also possible in a several day combination.
Diving here is pretty nice, crystal clear water; it means almost perfect visibility, but also quiet deep with strong current. We recommend that this dive place it’s not suitable for totally beginners.
The plateau of Koh Tachai is separated in 3 different dive places. All 3 got different depths and also different structures underwater. The deeper area is very famous for its two pinnacles which are surrounded of rocks which builds many swim troughs. The depths are around 25 meter to 30 meter and deeper.
The second part is already sallower, and mostly covered in corals. There you can spot lots of Batfish which get cleaned from little cleaner fish. Gorgonian sea fans are there and small garden of anemones. The third part is the shallowest with around 12 meter average. There are many lion fish, sweet lips and barracudas.
Diving here is pretty nice, crystal clear water; it means almost perfect visibility, but also strong current. We recommend that this dive place it’s not suitable for totally beginners.
Richelieu Rock is a dive place in the middle of the ocean. It is together with the Surin Islands the most northern dive place of Thailand. Everything further belongs already to the Burma Banks. Richelieu is a Rock which is sticking out from the water if you have low tide. The Rock is covered in many soft corals and plenty of small stuff is hiding inside. Nude branch, seahorse and ghost pipe fish are very common. If you are lucky you will spot harlequin shrimps and thousands of glass fish. If you are doing underwater photography, it’s a must to come for a dive. Richelieu Rock is famous all over the world to see the Whale Sharks or Manta Rays.