Similan Dive Sites
East Of Eden
East of Koh Pa-Yu (island 7), the East of Eden dive site is aligned from north to south and is ideal for a reef dive and opposite West of Eden.The reef slope ranges from 5 to 40 meters. In the north, there is a cluster of staghorn coral and blue coral punctuated by sparse rocks.
In the morning, on the outer sand area, there is a good chance that you will be able to spot some sharks including black tip reef sharks, white tip reef sharks and leopard sharks, sometimes just lying on the sand. At a depth of about 30 to 35 meters, around the rocky area, purple fire gobies can be seen, usually in pairs on the sand beside the rocks.
You may also have the opportunity to see a lobster hiding in a crevice. Along the reef you will find a variety of small creatures and general reef fish such as nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, angelfish, scorpionfish and trumpetfish.Also, big groupers love to use rocks for shelter. In mid-water, you can see schools of blue trevally, dogtooth tuna, yellow snapper, and goatfish. There is also a chance that you may be able to see a green turtle or hawksbill turtle as well.
This dive site is good for a first deep dive in the morning, because the reef falls deeper than 30 meters. The popular dive route starts from north to south, keeping your right shoulder along the reef. You should end the dive around the Ruan Gluay-Mai pinnacle, and do a safety stop near the shallow coral reefs.Do not choose your entry time during high tides or strong currents. The reef’s flat part is suitable for a night dive, given the diversity of creatures that can be seen.