About SIMILAN ISLANDS
Ko Similan is often acknowledged as Thailand’s best place to dive. These nine small deserted islands are located far on the open seas 60 kilometers from the shore. The west side of the islands is dominated by handsome, gray granite boulders, crafted by millennia of monsoons and rolling waves of the Indian Ocean. The sheltered eastern side has white sand beaches and verdant jungle.
Divers get to enjoy colorful coral gardens, but Ko Similan is even more famous for its huge granite boulders, often the size of multistory apartment houses, that form majestic canyons and tunnels to dive through. The water is incredibly clear, the visibility reaches easily up to 30 meters, and the richness of species is astounding: you will see something new on every dive. If luck is on your side, you might even see manta rays or the world’s largest fish, whale shark.
The Similan Islands are the perfect diving and snorkeling destination and even if you are not planning to go underwater at all, Ko Similan is worth a visit just for its otherworldly island scenery.
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