Having been impressed by the stunning beauty of these Islands, which is comparable to the scenery found in the Seychelles, you will be even more amazed once you jump off the dive deck and enter the third dimension for which these islands are famous. Be careful not to drop your regulator when your mouth opens up in awe as you glide down into an underwater world teaming with fish who live in these wonderful coral reefs. Below the surface you find a great variety of dive sights which differ very much from each other.
On the western side you find the same impressive granite boulder as above water going down to 50m plus. They are covered in colourful soft-corals and create a magnificent play ground for divers with good buoyancy control who like to dive through overhangs and canyons. With visibility at 20-40m you can easily watch larger fish like tunas, sharks, barracudas, king mackerel, napoleon wrasses, giant trevallies and even manta rays and whale sharks passing by further out in the blue. Also, many species of turtles are a common sight here.
Scuba diving on the east side of the Similan Islands is totally different. There you find large coral gardens sloping down gently to 30-40 m. Here you find massive schools of tropical fish of all colors. Many gentle leopard sharks inhabit this part of the islands mostly resting on sandy patches in the reef.
Depending on the length of your charter we might also sail further north to Koh Bon or Koh Tachai which can be reached in 3-5 hours sailing. Both places offer great diving and are famous for the many manta rays seen there. Please contact us for inquiries or for a personal sailing itinerary for your private yacht charter in Phuket.