Similan Dive Sites
This cluster of submerged boulders is located on the north that continues underwater Similan island 7 (Koh Pa-Yu), just below Elephant Head Rock islands. Deep six is an extension of the mail island that continues underwater, with a maximum depth of 35 to 40 meters on the islands.
You may see white tip reef sharks off the boulders, and Kuhl’s stingrays are common on the sandy areas. You will find black and white snapper, giant trevallies and tuna swimming among the boulders, as well as schools of neon fusiliers, bluefin trevallies and yellow snapper.
When passing the swim-throughs, you may encounter big snappers, oriental sweetlips or harlequin sweetlips, and if you are lucky, you’ll spot ghost pipefish and frogfish camouflaged among the pinnacles.
The lush corals are home to various small marine critters such as red fire gobies, blennies and nudibranchs. At the shallow coral garden, turtles are a common sight. Lastly, take a look into the blue, as sometimes you can see manta rays passing by.
Near the pointed end of the ridge is an area with strong current, so beware of drifting out. There is a mooring close to a big boulder on the west side of this site. Use this as an entry point, then turn to the edge of the rocks and cross to the shallow coral area, or return to the buoy.
Be careful in the swim-throughs, as many areas are covered with stinging hydroids, whose venomous spines can give you a burning sensation if you get stung.