Crystal clear blue waters, gorgeous coral reefs and the chance of seeing a Manta ray are great reasons to book a diving trip to the Similan Islands when you visit Thailand and experience Thailand best diving. The Similan Islands are the best diving in Thailand.
From late October to early May, the best diving in Thailand can be experienced in the Similan Islands. You can take a day trip leaving early in the morning and arriving back around sunset.
Or you can be more adventurous and join a liveaboard trip, which allows you to do more dives in more places around the Similan Islands and get the most out of your trip-of-a-lifetime.
You will want to take your underwear photography gear on Thailand best diving experience. The visibility is impressive. You could see whale sharks, sea horses and octopus amongst the colorful fish, including scorpion fish, batfish and the incredible giant barracuda. Did you see that giant Moray eel? It saw you!
At this time of year, turtles will also be headed to land to lay their eggs. There is also abundant birdlife in the Similan Islands, over 35 species, so you don’t need to be underwater to spot some fantastic wildlife.
Your soul will be inspired as you breathe in the fresh air, swim in the warm salty water and see nothing but ocean views from the deck of your boat. Meeting fellow divers, swapping stories and making new friends who love diving as much as you do is all part of the adventure.
Best diving in Thailand
The Similan Islands National Marine Park (Mu Ko Similan) is in Phang Nga province north of Phuket and comprises nine main islands with a couple of smaller islands dotted a little further away, including Koh Bon and Koh Tachai.
Beginning, intermediate and experienced divers can enjoy Thailand best diving at the gorgeous Similan Islands. Drop us a line to find out more about our fabulous diving trips. We promise the Similan Islands will exceed your expectations and once you make your first splash in the Similan Islands, you will want to start planning your second trip.
If you arrive in Thailand between May and October then, unfortunately, the Similan islands are closed – then the next best scuba diving location would be Phi Phi Island.