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Before reading any further, please note that this text refers only to the diving sites around Similans Islands #1 - #9 and not about the northern dive sites of Koh Bon & Koh Tachai, which although located in Mu Ko Similan National Marine Park are described on another page. The Similan Islands is world famous for its wonderful scuba diving that can be enjoyed by all levels of diver, from beginner to professional. There are more than twenty wonderful dive sites at the Similans, and all have their own name although some are referred to differently depending on who you speak to. The western side of this archipelago is exposed to the Indian Ocean and has been developing naturally for hundreds of thousands of years. Therefore, the topography of the underwater world has been shaped by stronger currents and waves from the monsoon winds. When diving on the western side, you will notice that there are lots of granite boulders, deep water, drop-offs, swimthroughs, and species which thrive in these conditions. Similan diving liveaboard boats do visit the western dive sites, but tend to focus on the eastern dive sites more. The eastern side of the Similan Islands is more colourful than the west, and easier to dive. This is mainly due to these dive sites being sheltered from the Indian Ocean by the islands themselves since ancient history. There are at least a dozen wonderful dive sites that have colourful corals, easy diving, and plenty of reef fish and invertebrates. Most dive sites on the east side have sloping reefs that can be enjoyed by scuba divers of all levels and at depths from ‘very shallow’ to 30m. In general, forgetting about the east/west contrast, you can also separate the Similans archipelago into three areas, which are south, central and north.

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Average Rating 9.2/10 Based on 166 Diver Reviews for Liveaboards - The Similans

MV Andaman MV Andaman
MIKE F
American
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 04 May 2022
The trip exceeded all expectations!!!!!...
MV Andaman MV Andaman
Alex Lindsay
American
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 04 May 2022
Had a wonderful trip with the Andaman Crew. Fiona, Carlos, and John were extremely knowledgeable and friendly dive masters. We took the Adventure Deep...
MV Andaman MV Andaman
Joel Rajesh
Singaporean
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 30 Apr 2022
Its was a great trip. The ppl on board were awesome. I had a great time....
MV Andaman MV Andaman
Bast
French
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 14 Apr 2022
Brilliant crew, wonderful dive sites, and super organization for an overall amazing experience...
MV Andaman MV Andaman
Jessica and Johan
Swedish
Review score: 9/10
Dived: 30 Nov 2021
We took a 3D/3N trip in a dubbel cabin. The cabin had lots of space and was clean. The boat very nice and well planned, whit good areas for relaxing a...
MV Bavaria MV Bavaria
Thomas
German
Review score: 9/10
Dived: 10 Nov 2021
I had a fantastic stay on board the MV Bavaria. 6 days/6 nights. Similan to Richelieu Rock. Super crew, very helpful, perfect procedures - no hectic. ...
MV Andaman MV Andaman
Julia
Taiwanese
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 23 Oct 2021
Great time on MV Andaman - excellent organization Already plan to next trip :)...
MV Bavaria MV Bavaria
Thomas
German
Review score: 9/10
Dived: 20 Oct 2021
I contacted Jamie so that he could find me the best boat for a trip the Similans and/or Richelieu rock, on quite short notice, and he delivered. Showe...
MV Andaman MV Andaman
Stephanie
American
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 23 Feb 2021
We took the 3D/3N trip to Koh Tachai, Koh Surin, and Richelieu Rock. Be prepared to have a lot of fun, eat WAY too much outstanding food, and enjoy th...
MV Andaman MV Andaman
Travis B
Canadian
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 19 Feb 2021
Excellent trip on the MV anadaman and Jamie from no troubles just bubbles was a pleasure to deal with. Always had answers to any questions I had. The ...
MV Bavaria MV Bavaria
Jacob
Russian
Review score: 8/10
Dived: 10 Feb 2021
Excellent liveaboard, run very professionally, it has everything a diver needs on board. Diving organization is great. Food is plentiful and quite tas...
MV Bavaria MV Bavaria
Mark Welch
British
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 10 Feb 2021
Trip 10-14 Feb 2021 🙋‍♂️ to all my diving friends and buddies and all other divers I would highly recommend you take advantage of the curr...
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