The Similan islands have been praised for their excellence in the beauty of the coral reefs of the world. The islands have been recognized as the most beautiful islands on land and underwater, spectacular landscape of mountainous rocks covered with green trees, white sandy beaches and clear blue seawater.
The Similan islands are popularly ranked as one of the top ten dive areas in the world, being a paradise for diving of many people because the islands are outstanding banks of abundantly fertile coral. Many dive sites are scattered throughout the islands – a pile of rocks under the water, coral reefs along the coast and between the coast and the slope of the coast. “Similan” is Malay language which means “nine”. These are, running from north to south: Koh Ba Ngu (No. 9), Similan (No. 8), Payu (No. 7), Miang (No. 4, No. 5 and, in some opinion, No. 6), Payan (No. 3), Payang (No. 2), and Hu Yong (No. 1). Hin Pousar, or "Elephant Head Rock", is alternatively designated No. 6 by some. Later on, Koh Bon and Koh Ta Chai are included to be part of the Similan islands and they may be respectively granted honorary status as No. 10 and 11. This group of the Similan islands is also ranked as Thailand’s forty third national park. Viewing through the surface of seawater, shallow – water coral reefs are seen. Deeply underneath the waters is a spectacularly beautiful underwater world where divers are impressed by various colourful corals e.g. antlered coral, mushroom-shaped corals and sea flowers which is a home of a massive bunch of small and huge fishes such as Anemone fishes or “Nemo”, Damselfishes, sea eels, Barracudas, sharks, Manta rays and sea turtles. Because of the abundance of the natural creation combined with the crystal clear seawater, there is a very good visibility for diving in this underwater world.
Therefore, tourists are attracted to visit and come back again by charming allurement of the Similan islands.
Happily travel with professional guides who carefully take care of you throughout your trip, including experiencing magnetic underwater world with a variety of coral reefs, enormous schools of colourful stunning fish, crystal seawater, and white sandy beaches at the Similan islands. These are all that you will have from your visit.