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Dive sites at the Similan Islands in Thailand
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Nine small granite islands and their surrounding reefs form the Similan Islands. Generally speaking, this is the best place in Thailand to go diving, with water temperatures between 27 and 29 degrees, lot's of aquatic life and many different types of dives suiting all level of divers. The East coast with its hard coral reefs and many fish is quite different than the West coast. There you will find boulders, caves, swimthroughs and huge fans, all formed because of its strong currents which have removed all the sand surrounding these rock formations. Even despite the coral bleaching disaster in 2010, corals here are still great to dive on.
From out of Thailand, Phuket and Khao Lak, a limited amount of live-aboard trips and overnight trips can be booked. In general they run from October through May, but the best months are November through April, when visibility tend to be between 20 and 40 meter. Visit Khao Lak Hotels for more information about finding hotels in the area of Khao Lak.
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Sunrise Diving.PADI 5 star National Geographic Instructor Development Scuba Diving Center, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand.Sunrise Diving is 100% British owned and managed and can cater for all your scuba diving needs:PADI courses for Beginners.PADI courses for Professionals.Liveaboards.Day Trip Diving.Equipment Sales and Servicing.Local Scuba Diving.
|Thailand Scuba Diving|
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- Phi Phi Diving, Tonsai Village, Phi Phi Island
Dive The World
Looking for the best value deals to dive in Phuket, the Similans or Thailand?Then book with us! Use this website for a quick and easy comparison of all the best Thailand liveaboards, daytrips, PADI courses and dive resort packages. Why waste hours scouring dozens of websites? You'll discover full information here for diving in Phuket, Similan Islands, Hin Daeng, Khao Lak, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Burma
|Dive The World Thailand|
| ||178/1 Nanai Road, Patong Beach|
- Le Mahe Liveaboard, 395 Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket
Phi Phi Diving
Dive the Phi Phi Islands with Phi Phi Diving. Daily trips around the best dive sites. PADI Dive courses start whenever you want!Phi Phi Diving offers day trips around Phi Phi and further afield to Shark Point, the King Cruiser Wreck and even to Hin Daeng. PADI courses can start any day. Phi Phi is a beautiful place to learn how to dive.
|Phi Phi Diving|
076 398 040
| ||Tonsai Village|
Phi Phi Island
- Scuba Cat Diving, 94 Thaweewong Rd, Patong Beach, Phuket
Le Mahe Liveaboard
MV Le Mahe Liveaboard - Experience unique in-room balcony with giant window, great food and the smile of our crew. We will show you the very best of any diving and snorkeling sites from the Andaman Sea in full safety. The surrounding waters of Koh Similan are a worldwide renowned diving destinationMV Le Mahe was designed for real Live-aboard and to provide our guests with maximum safety, comfort and convenience. Hosting capacity is limited to 16 guests so that on our boat you never feel crowded and our guide ratio is
|Phuket liveaboards and Thailan...|
| ||395 Patak Rd., Karon, Muang|
- Just Dive It, 44 plaza, 36 Chakrapong road, Bangkok
Scuba Cat Diving
Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand, a British owned Dive Center, is a 5 Star PADI CDC Center and has been a 5 Star PADI IDC center for more than a decade. We teach all levels of PADI Scuba Diving Courses, have a dedicated boat for Scuba Diving Day Trips to the best Scuba dive sites around Phuket and Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand. 2 liveaboards year round in the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock and all the best Scuba Diving sites in the Andaman Sea, Phi Phi, Koh Ha and Hin Daeng.Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, is known worldwide for training quality and customer services having an excellent reputation within the diving industry for producing first class and highly employable PADI Instructors from their PADI IDC's. Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand is the only PADI 5 Star CDC Center based on Patong Beach, this is the highest PADI Dive Center achievement possible. PADI CDC distinguishes us from the rest. Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand teaches tec diving including Gas Blender, DSAT Tec Rec, Trimix, and rebreather courses up to Instructor level. Many of these courses are onboard our own liveaboard MV Scuba Cat in the Similan Islands at no extra cost. Scuba Cat has Nitrox and Trimix diving capabilities and is the only dive center in Phuket to offer the full range of IAHD Diving courses up to Instructor level. Additionally, Scuba Cat Diving has Scuba Tank filling stations to be confident of both land based and aboard our daytrip and liveaboard boats. Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand are proud to have comprehensive diver training facilities at their 5 star PADI CDC Center and a well located Scuba diving shop on Patong Beach including 5 fully equipped classrooms catering for students of all levels and a dedicated scuba dive training swimming pool. Scuba Cat conducts all levels of PADI Courses aboard our liveaboard MV Scuba Cat during the Summer Season at no extra cost including PADI MSDT Instructor training. We pride ourselves on catering for the individual beginner Scuba Diver to the most technical diving addict with many tec dives conducted from our liveaboard boat MV Scuba Cat. We teach all the PADI Courses, Instructor Development Courses (IDC) and other instructor courses. PADI is the largest scuba diving organization in the world. As a PADI Professional Scuba Diver you will find work in more than 180 countries in the world. Scuba Cat Diving, PADI 5 Star CDC Center, Phuket, Thailand offers the most complete Scuba Diving all inclusive Career Internships in Thailand. We give the opportunity to our PADI IDC candidates to have a wide view of the dive industry. Scuba Diving is everywhere. Our candidates get liveaboard experience in the Similan Islands or the Andaman Sea. Scuba Cat Diving was the first National Geographic Center in Phuket - another high dive center status offered through PADI. Scuba Cat also is an active Green Fins Member and has an active Reef Check team. Scuba Cat owns and operates a fleet of dive boats to provide the most enjoyable of day trip Scuba diving, liveaboards, and snorkeling. We are innovators of a variety of diving products in the area; "often imitated - never copied" for liveaboard diving in the Similan Islands and during the Summer Season.
|Scuba Cat Diving|
| ||94 Thaweewong Rd, Patong Beach|
- Visa Diving Center, 77 Moo 7, Ton Sai Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, Ao Mu...
Just Dive It
Just Dive It links to selected dive schools in Thailand - Koh Tao, Koh Lanta, Similan and Surin liveaboards.
|Just Dive It|
| ||44 plaza, 36 Chakrapong road|
- Poseidon Diving Phuket, 100 Vised Road, Phuket
Visa Diving Center
Visa Diving Center is a 5 Star IDC Centre located on Ton Si Bay, Koh Phi Phi.
Established in 1998 we have been teaching people how to dive from Discover Scuba Diving all the way to Instructor for many years!
Our staff are experienced, multi lingual and we keep our group sizes small so that you get the most out of your dive experience with Visa Diving.
For us diving isn't just a business it's a way of life!!..
+66 (0)75 60 11 57 or +66 (0)8...
+66 (0)75 60 12 69
| ||77 Moo 7, Ton Sai Bay|
Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, Ao Muang
- Sea Dragon Dive Center, 5/51 Moo7, Khao Lak
Poseidon Diving Phuket
adventure suba diving at Phuket - dive the west coast of thailand with poseidon
|adventure scuba diving|
+66 81 8913969
+66 76 381279
| ||100 Vised Road|
- Similan Dive Center , 13/61 Moo7, Khao Lak
Sea Dragon Dive Center
PADI 5 Star IDC Center & Khao LakLIVEABOARD/ DAYTRIP SPECIALISTS & 5 STAR IDC CENTER IN KHAO LAK
Sea Dragon, the first dive centre to be based in Khao Lak, was established in 1993. Located only 1 hour north of Phuket Airport on the picturesque west coast of Thailand, we are easily accessible from all major towns. Our local harbour, Thap Lamu, is conveniently the closest departure point to Thailand
|Sea Dragon Dive Center|
| ||5/51 Moo7|
- A-One-Ranong Diving Center, 256/ Raungrat Rd, Kaoniwat, Maung, Ranon...
Similan Dive Center
With more than 10 years of experience, Similan Dive Center is the top service diving center located in beautiful Khao Lak. Our friendly and professional staff ensures your Thailand vacation is a truly memorable one. The Similan islands are known as one of the world's greatest scuba locations in the world with hundreds of divers visiting the islands every year. Every one of our trips is a scuba divers dream. We provide you with a personal service that will make your Scuba Diving trip with us your best one yet.Similan Dive Center is a Padi and Mares dive center in the center of Khao Lak offering diving daytrips and liveaboards to the Similan islands, Koh Bon , Koh Tachai and Richelieu rock. Padi courses from beginner to professional. Similan Dive Center retail outlet has the biggest choice in diving and snorkeling equipment.
|Similan Dive Center Liveaboard...|
+66 (0)76 485 792
+66 (0)76 485 792
| ||13/61 Moo7|
- Kon-Tiki Thailand, 161/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang
A-One-Ranong Diving Center
Travel, Dive and enjoy yourself in Green and fresh world.We organize diving, Snorkeling and Adventure Trip in western coast of Thailand and Mergui archipelago of Myanmar.
+66 77 832 984
+66 77 830 984
| ||256/ Raungrat Rd, Kaoniwat, Ma...|
- Aidc (2005) Co, Ltd, Phet Kasem Rd. 97/21, Moo 1, Ranong
Looking for the best thing to do on your holiday in Thailand? Scuba diving and snorkeling tours from Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi and Koh Lanta? With more than 30 years of experience and four dive centers around Southern Thailand, Kon-Tiki Thailand Diving and Snorkeling Center, can offer you the full range of daily scuba dive trips, PADI scuba diving courses from beginner to Pro, liveaboards to Similan Islands, snorkeling tours and technical diving courses. The choice is yours for unforgettable memories in the "Land of smiles" Thailand!
|Kon-Tiki Thailand Diving & Sno...|
+66 (0)75 637 826
+66 (0)75 637 676
| ||161/1 Moo 2|
- Khao Lak Liveaboard Similan Islands, 4/81 Moo 7, khao lak
Aidc (2005) Co, Ltd
World Class Diving in Thailand and Burma.
Liveaboard trips from 3 to 7 days.Thailand, Burma, Andaman Sea, Ranong, Similan, Surin Island, Richelieu, Burma Banks,
|Andaman International Dive Cen...|
| ||Phet Kasem Rd. 97/21, Moo 1|
- Aussie Divers Phuket, 158/8 Nanai Road , Patong Beach
Khao Lak Liveaboard Similan Islands
High quality dive center in Khao Lak, we provide Liveaboards to Similan Islands or Koh Phi Phi.
|Similan Liveaboard Khao Lak |
| ||4/81 Moo 7|
Aussie Divers Phuket
Aussie Divers Phuket is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre and the home to Phuket's most professional scuba diving education. With a great range of PADI courses, fantastic instructors, we are simply the best place to book a scuba diving day trip or Similan Island liveaboard adventure whilst on holiday here in PhuketWe specialize extensively in first time dive experiences with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving & PADI Open Water Diver course, all the way through to the professional levels with our PADI Go Pro courses which include the PADI IDC Instructor & Divemaster Courses. Here at Aussie Divers we pride ourselves on a reputation for quality and professional education. Our goal is to make sure you recieve the best dive training available whilst at the same time having a fun, safe, enjoyable and memorable experience here in Thailand.
| ||158/8 Nanai Road |
Other- Find Hotel and Guesthouse in this destination, had mae ramphung, Ray...
Find Hotel and Guesthouse in this destin...
Roots Hostpitality Network is a network of accommodation solutions for travellers in Thailand, Asia and the world.It is composed of http://www.bookhostelbook.com for backpackers and budget travellers and allows them to make confirmed bookings of cheap rooms in hostels and guesthouses, http://www.hotel-a-to-z.com, a worldwide hoteld directory with possibility of link exchange and hotel listing with booking solutions, http://www.securehotelbooking allows travellers to compare all rates available onlinen and reserve the cheapest room in their destination and finally http://www.reggaeguesthouse.com, website for Roots Reggae House, guesthouse located by the beach in Had Mae Ramphung, Rayong, Thailand, near Ko SametRoots Hostpitality Network is a network of accommodation solutions for travellers in Thailand, Asia and the world.It is composed of http://www.bookhostelbook.com for backpackers and budget travellers and allows them to make confirmed bookings of cheap rooms in hostels and guesthouses, http://www.hotel-a-to-z.com, a worldwide hoteld directory with possibility of link exchange and hotel listing with booking solutions, http://www.securehotelbooking allows travellers to compare all rates available onlinen and reserve the cheapest room in their destination and finally http://www.reggaeguesthouse.com, website for Roots Reggae House, guesthouse located by the beach in Had Mae Ramphung, Rayong, Thailand, near Ko Samet
|Roots Hospitality Network|
| ||had mae ramphung|
Liveaboard, Charter- Thailand Liveaboards, 53 Katekwan Road, Kata beach, Phuket
- Sunrise Divers, 269/24 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Phuket
Your personal Thailand Liveaboard adviser.
| ||53 Katekwan Road, Kata beach|
- Scuba Diving Adventures, Khao Lak, Phang Nga
Sunrise Divers is Thailand's number 1 liveaboard specialist, with boats to suit all budgets and years of experience in Asia. We offer trips from 2 - 10 days in Thailand, Burma and Indonesia.
|Thailand Diving - Phuket Livea...|
076 286 130
| ||269/24 Patak Road, Karon Beach|
- Asia Marine, Boat Lagoon, Phuket
Scuba Diving Adventures
|The most comprehensive source ...|
+43 664 494 69 84
| ||Khao Lak|
- Paradise Diving Asia, 116 Moo 1. Sakoo Village, Thalang, Phuket
Asia Marine is the largest and most experienced yacht charter agency in Phuket, and also Thailand's leading boat broker. Phuket sailing is our special expertise. Sailing Phuket is our forte. We operate from the resort island of Phuket on Thailand's west coast, Asia's center for yacht charters, sailing and a wide range of marine activities, including fishing boat trips, scuba diving, Phuket sailing, pleasure boating, and snorkeling.
+66 76 27 33 20
+ 66 76 23 89 74
| ||Boat Lagoon|
- Manta Point Dive Center Khao Lak, 91 moo 6 Khukkak, Takuapa
Paradise Diving Asia
Dive Center Phuket Nai Yang Beach. Paradise-Divers lead you to the best dive sites around Phuket. We do Liveaboard to other Islands as Similan or Koh Phi Phi as well as PADI-Courses at the Hotelpool and near beach. We would be pleased to hear from you!Phuket Thailand 5* Gold Palm Dive Center. Daytrips, Liveaboard, PADI Courses, Similan and Phi Phi Tours
|Diving Paradise Phuket|
+66 81 891 55 39
| ||116 Moo 1. Sakoo Village, Thal...|
- Worldwide Dive and Sail, 10 / 512 Moo 3,Tambon Vichit, Phuket
Manta Point Dive Center Khao Lak
|Diving and snorkeling in Khao ...|
| ||91 moo 6 Khukkak|
- Thailand Liveaboards, Phuket, Phuket
Worldwide Dive and Sail
Liveaboard Diving in Asia and the Pacific. Siren Fleet offers liveaboard dive holidays in Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, India and the Philippines, Palau, Malaysia and Timor-Leste. Make Siren Fleet liveaboards your number one choice for the ultimate diving experience.Liveaboard Diving in Asia and the Pacific. Siren Fleet offers liveaboard dive holidays in Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, India and the Philippines, Palau, Malaysia and Timor-Leste. Make Siren Fleet liveaboards your number one choice for the ultimate diving experience.Worldwide Dive and Sail started in 2004 with the first liveaboard yacht running trips to the Similan and Surin islands. Since then, with the addition of our newest luxury liveaboards, the company has moved forward in leaps and bounds as we expanded our destinations portfolio to include such places as Mergui Archipelago, Andaman Islands in India, the Philippines, Indonesia as well as the Maldives. As the Siren Fleet we are expanding our destinations and building new yachts regularly so check back often for new exotic liveaboard diving destinations and yachts in our fleet. Our latest destinations are Timor-Leste and Layang Layang
|Wolrwide Dibe and Sail, Liveab...|
+66 (0) 76367444
| ||10 / 512 Moo 3,Tambon Vichit|
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Speed boat of Phnag Nga Province north of Phuket and all year around diving.
Similan Islands National Park was established after a one-year exploration by the forestry department. The park is an archipelago consisting of nine islands named Ko Bon, Ko Bayu, Ko Similan, Ko Payu, Ko Miang (two adjoining islands), Ko Payan, Ko Payang, and Ko Huyong. Recently, the park was expanded to included two remote islands named Ko Bon and Ko Tachai. The Similans are situated 70 kilometres from Phang Nga town. "Similan" is a Yawi word which means "nine". Similan is one of the most famous diving sites in Thailand, and noted as one of the top ten dive destinations in the world according to the National Geographic Society.
Similan is derived from the Malay sembilan, and means nine. Each of the Similan Islands has a number as well as a name. 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.
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