Similan Islands

The Similan Islands is not only the best islands in Thailand but also the world when it comes to scuba diving. The similan island national park is one place in the world you do not want to miss either as a scuba diver or a snorkeler. National Geographic placed the Similan Islands as "One of the Top Ten Destinations to Visit in the World.” The stunning natural beauty of the similans will leave you breathless and always wanting to return.

DIVING THE SIMILAN ISLANDS

There are several ways to visit these amazing islands depending on what it is you actually want to see and do...

DIVING RICHELIEU ROCK & SIMILAN ISLANDS

These similan liveaboards are from three days to a massive 8 day tour. This will get you to the best sites available from the Phuket liveaboards. These trips take you on an adventure that takes you diving not only in the similan islands but also Koh Bon and a whole day of awesome diving Richelieu Rock. Richelieu Rock is a collection of pinnacles that form a crescent just north of the Surin islands. This site is worth several dives as its far to big to be done in one or even 2 dives. Stunning corals, unlimited macro and of course the giant Oceanic Manta Ray and the largest fish in the sea, the Whale Shark are both common sights here. These trip are what dreams are made of.

Learn to Dive in the Similan islands

The Similan islands is one of the top destinations in the world the it comes to scuba diving in Phuket. On these Similan liveaboards you can get your PADI Open Water license while diving in the best islands in Thailand and that means the world. This is done by arriving one day early or before 9am on the day of departure. Then you have time to complete the classroom session of the Open water course in the morning and then in the afternoon do all the pool training before boarding the live aboard in the evening. This can be done on a three day liveaboard. The three day is more than enough to complete both the Open Water and Advanced courses if you so wish and the four of five day trips are so you can enjoy a longer trip after the training. You can get certified or continue your education and become an advanced diver, rescue diver or complete any number of PADI speciality courses on these trips in the Similan islands. The only PADI courses that can not be done in the Similans are the Discover Scuba diving and the Scuba Diver course. This is because they are not certifications / licenses and being certified is whats needed to do a live aboard in the Similan island national park. This is a good thing as it protects the fragile environment that makes for some of the best diving in the world.