Similan IslandsThe Similan Islands National Park is known for white coral sand beaches, crystal blue waters, warm tropical nights and cooling breezes coming off the Andaman Sea. Nine Unihabited islands with some of the best scenery in Thailand. There are no Resorts or stores on the Similans – only a couple of ranger stations and a few bungalows available for rent.
Home to the best diving and snorkeling in Thailand. The Similan Islands are home to a huge variety of marine life and incredible opportunities to see rare and endangered species. Often referred to as one of the best dive spots in the world – you will probably agree after visiting. While the underwater world may attract some people – there are also many varieties of birds and animals on the Similan islands. And of course – the long beaches!
The Similan Islands are 128 square kilometres in area and are located about 100km north-west of Phuket in the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Since 1982 they have been declared a National Park and are now a top destination for divers worldwide. Without doubt they are one of the best diving areas in South East Asia for your diving Thaiand scuba diving vacations. The High Season to dive the Similan Islands is from November through to May.
The Similan National Park is closed from May 15 th until October 15th of each year. This means there are NO emergency services, phones do not work and it is ILLEGAL to visit. Do not risk your life by going on tours during these months. There are several nefarious dive and snorkel companies that will offer tours during these months – you are risking your life by joining their tours.