SIMILAN ISLANDS | DAYTRIPS
Khao Lak Scuba Adventures PADI 5 Star IDC Center also offers daily dive trips to the world class dive sites of the Similan Island National Marine Park.
In the morning we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the pier where you will board our comfortable day dive boat. From there you will head to your dive destination for some of the worlds most amazing diving.
The day dive boat offers a comfortable fast transfer to the Similan Islands. Once aboard you will see that our boats are fitted with all the amenities.
Spacious dive decks will make gearing up and entering the water easy. Plenty of room to relax or work on your suntan while we head to our dive destination.
Meals are cooked on board by our Thai chefs, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the cuisine in the dining area. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will make sure you will not be hungry for a single minute.
Beverages of all kinds are available throughout the trip.
After your day of diving you will be able to take a fresh water shower. The showers are located in the rest rooms for your privacy.
After a day full of excitement at the Similan Islands the day dive boat will return to the pier around 6 pm and we will immediately transfer you back to your hotel.
However, if it is at all possible we highly recommend you arrange your schedule to take be able to board one of our liveaboard boats for the dive vacation of a lifetime.
Similan Island Diving is a can’t-miss experience. From the stunning scenery of the national park’s tropical landscapes of granite boulders and white sand beaches, to the underwater treasures of abundant sea life and living coral, Similan Diving offers a world-class experience you can’t find anywhere else. This divers’ paradise is one of the top dive destinations on earth and is composed of 9 granite islands located 65 km off the coast of the Andaman Sea’s Phang Nga Province.
To get the most out of your diving trip to the Similan Islands, we highly recommend a Similan liveaboard. With this adventure, you will spend multiple days aboard a boat living the dive life. You will eat, sleep and dive among the Similan Island’s clear blue waters, boulder formations and abundant sea life. This once-in-a-lifetime experience provides you some of the best liveaboard diving Thailand has to offer. As sea life is plentiful, you will almost certainly see leopard sharks, clown trigger fish, rabbit fish, emperor fish, whitetip sharks, giant trevally and much more.
Of course, if you would rather experience the pristine waters of the Similan islands for a shorter period, we also offer day trips. With a day trip, you will still get to experience the beauty of the Similan Islands and see some of the breathtaking sea life.
Whether you want to enjoy a Similan island liveaboard or a day trip, we invite you to see why this stunning diving paradise is one of the most popular dive locations in all of Thailand.
- Marine Park entry and dive fees for Similan Islands
- Full set of high quality dive equipment
- Transfers from Khao Lak on departure and arrival days of the boat
- All meals, fruits and snacks
- Drinking water, tea, coffee and softdrinks
- Experienced dive guide
- Small dive groups of 5 or less
- Dive computer (250 THB per day)
- 15 litre dive tank (150 THB per dive)
- Nitrox (150 THB per dive)
- Extra long wetsuit (200 THB per day)
- Prescriptive dive mask -1/-10 (200 THB per day)
- Beers (70 THB per unit)
The perfect dive site for a check out dive, located on the east side of islands 5 and 6, it’s a heaven for those who love the macro stuff. Gently sloping with an extensive plateau at 5 – 8 meters dropping all the way down to 25 – 30 meters.
The white sandy bottom gives a lot of luminescence to catch those amazing pictures of the reef inhabitants like Peacock Flounder, Razor Fish, Khul’s Stingrays, and Marble Snake Eels.READ MORE
WEST OF EDEN
One of the few dive sites located on the western side of the Similan islands and for many the best dive of the day. With a mixture of reef and granite boulders this site will delight all those who decide to explore the channels, cracks and swim-through’s. Barrel Sponges and Sea Fans abound!
Look out for the shy Ribbon Eels, Pipefish and Frogfish. In the shallows see if you can spot a Turtle enjoying his lunch!READ MORE
EAST OF EDEN
Closed in 2010 for conservation purposes and re opened in 2013, this is a site for all levels of divers and snorkelers.
The sloping reef from 5- 30m is recovering well and contains healthy corals, deep bommies covered in Barrel Sponges, Gorgonian Fans and Soft Corals – a perfect place to find macro life such as the “ Picacho Nudibranch”.READ MORE
ELEPHANT HEAD ROCK
If you’ve ever heard about the Similan Islands, then it’s certain you’ve heard about this site. Located between Islands 7 and 8, this first thing you will notice before you dive is one massive boulder rising above the surface, and next to it are another three boulders. The site is named for the largest and tallest boulder, which is said to resemble the head of an elephant. You may need to use your imagination as you look.READ MORE
This is definitely a dive site to bring your camera! With the maze of granite boulders and swim-through´s photos really capture the beauty of this site.
Ribbon eels and Orange-spotted Pipefish can be seen around the edge of this dive site as well as Napoléon Wrass and the occasional Eagle Ray. Anemones with Porcelain crabs inhabit the crevasses and Nudibranches galore can be seen crawling over the boulders.
THE FOOD ONBOARDWe proud our selves to offer the best tasting Thai cuisine on board our complete fleet. Nonetheless we offer a variety of Western dishes too during your cruise. We are able to cater Vegetarians, Vegans and on all our boats we banned the use of Monosodium Glutamate. If you are allergic to Nuts or other food ingredients please tell us during your check in at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures. For more information or special requirements please contact us.
ITINERY SIMILAN ISLANDS:
Our Day Trip boat departs from the pier at 8:15 am.
After the boats briefing we enjoy our breakfast.
Around 11:00 am we arrive with comfort and style at the Similan Islands where we conduct our first dive with our professional dive guides and right after that we will take our lunch onboard.
Around 1:30 - 2:00 pm we prepare for our second dive and we will be finished around 3:00 pm.
Estimated time of return in Taplamu pier 5:00 - 5:30 pm.
Our mini-bus will take you back to your Resort.