Our Similan Adventure
Trip Start Aug 02, 2010
50Trip End Feb 15, 2011
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Khao Lak Scuba Adventure
We were introduced to Khao Lak Scuba Adventures by the hotel where we stayed and were very happy with the recommendation. The equipment was well maintained, the dive shop was organised, the crew were very mindful of safety of the divers as well as the marine life in the region and the boat we stayed on had private rooms and four marine showers with joy of joys, hot water! The accommodation at sea was sadly better than where we stayed the night before on land!
Many of the divers were only out for day dives, but the gang of eight or so who stayed onboard overnight were all good fun
The diving itself was excellent. The Similan Islands is a national marine park, preserved as a place of outstanding beauty and marine life. The granite boulders that make up the islands continue into the sea creating interesting swim throughs and channels and are home to thousands of fish. The first day we stopped at the national park on island nine and climbed around the island for a while, enjoying the view from the viewpoint at the top. We dived North Point, Hideaway and Waterfall Bay on the first day and Elephant Head Rock, East of Eden and West of Eden on the second. We saw a small black tip reef shark (only about 2 meters) and a turtle and some other fish we hadn't seen before like crown of thorns starfish. There were also some great coral fans and jars.
We are so glad we came to Similan and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in diving. A liveaboard is definitely the way to experience it best and Khao Lak Scuba were brilliant. Good times.