The Similan Islands is a group of islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of, and part of, Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. It is a national park which was established in 1982.
It has a soft white powdery beaches, crystal clear turqoise waters, and tropical jungles crown all 9 islands, while below the water surface, a diverse landscape of giant boulders, deep canyons, caves, walls and coral gardens, together with moray eels, snappers, barracudas, triggerfish, unicornfish, leopard sharks, white and black tip reef sharks and batfish await.
Best Time to Dive
- The national park is open from November 1st to April 30 but most of the liveaboards operate only from October to May. The best diving conditions occur in March with the best visibility and almost no wind.
FACTS ABOUT SIMILAN
Valid passport and Visa (if applicable)
Cash in local currency (Thai Baht; THB)
Travel Insurance (recommended)
Able to snorkel/swim in the sea
Minimum of PADI Open Water DiverCertification or equivalent (for leisure diver)Getting there:
Fly from Singapore to Phuket, Thailand. (approximately 2 hours)
Speedboat from Phuket to Similan Islands. (approximately 2.5 hours)
2N accommodation at Patong Guesthouse
2 way land transfer between Phuket Airport and Patong Guesthouse and Thap Lamu Pier
2N full board accommodation on MV Seapearl 3
Up to 9 guided boat dives and 2 guided night boat dives for certified divers
Air tanks and weights provided
Torch for night dives
Similan Marine Park Fee
Air fare bewteen Singapore and Phuket
Meals at Patong Guesthouse
1N extension from SGD 190 onwards.MV Seapearl 3
Standard package is based on twin-sharing accommodations.
All rooms are air-conditioned. There are 6 standard cabins with 2 bunk beds each, and 2 master cabins with 1 queen bed each. There are 3 restrooms/showers to be shared among all guests.
All meals are provided on the liveaboard.
Credit cards accepted:
220-240V 50Hz, 2 pin round plug
Phuket is 1 hour behind Singapore (GMT +7)
Countries with a 30-day visa-free entry