Hurry the Similan Islands are opening up in a couple of weeks for the 2016 / 17 season. Yes the Similan island diving season is almost here again.
Only a few weeks left until the Similan Islands open – They have been closed since the 15th May 2016 and will reopen on the 15th October. What amazing sights will await those first few divers?
At the end of the season the weather conditions are some of the best of the year but during April can be very HOT and humid. October is normally cooler with clear skies. but very early can be a bit more unpredictable and can still have the odd shower during the night. The Similan island scuba diving is with out a doubt some of the best there is anywhere in the world and you really do not want to miss the chance to get on one of these Similan islands liveaboards.
There is a fantastic day trip snorkelling option away from the scuba divers and you will visit 4 of the 9 islands of the Similans during the day. Walk on the un spoilt white beaches with there crystal clear waters and amazing coral reefs. The Similan Islands Snorkelling Trip is suitable for all ages.
If you are a scuba diver then you will be in your element under the waters of the Similans. If you are short of time then we have a 2 dive day trip that runs every day. If you have a bit more time then the overnight trip is fantastic as you will do 7 dives over the 2 days / 6 day dives and 1 night dive in the National Marine Park.
If you are looking for the BIG fish (whale sharks, manta rays etc) then a 3 day Similan liveaboard liveaboard that also takes you for a day diving Richelieu Rock is the trip for you. 11 dives over the 3 day and visit the most famous dive site in Thailand – Richelieu Rock.
Thailand liveaboards are as said before considered the best in the world by all that have been. Its not just the diving that is world class but the boats too. There are many Phuket dive centers that will offer trips to the Similan and Surin islands but what makes a really good Phuket dive shop will have many boats that can depart any day, return any day, for as many days as you like and above all for many different budgets. Thats what makes a good dive center is one that can offer a great experience for all and not just the few.
If you want the best Phuket scuba diving there is as these trips are rated in the top 10 locations in the world by National Geo and by the great Jaques Cousteau has Richelieu Rock in his all time top 10 and he should know. Then a trip to the Similan islands has to be on all scuba divers bucket lists.