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Similan Dive Sites

Honeymoon Bay

This reef is located to the east of island 4 (Ko Miang) in front of “Haad-Lek” or the “small beach”, below Anita's Reef. The bay is ideal for mooring at night - and great views of the islands. Corals line up from north to south on the islands, and gently slope down from 5 meters to 10 meters to a depth of 26 meters.

To the north or northwest of Island 5 is a little-visited dive site which is known as Honeymoon Bay and Coral Reef. It is in front of the very small beach on the eastern shore of Island 4 and doesn't go very deep. It is a pleasant and easy dive site, and one which many first-time divers at The Similan Islands visit. Honeymoon Bay is a popular place for boats to moor up for the night, and thus many of them would perform night dives here, too. At night, the marine life is quite different, with the daytime fish hiding to get some safety and peace and quiet and crustaceans out looking for food.  Any Moray Eels at Honeymoon Bay will also be swimming across the reef, looking for prey. However, the average depth is only 15 to 20 meters. Most of the reef has hard corals, which are mostly staghorn coral and pore coral. There are also some groups of small rocks with soft corals.

Marine Life

On the sand bottom on the outskirts of the reef, stingrays and garden eels can be seen. On occasion, big rays like the Jenkin’s ray can be seen. Along the reef, many small reef creatures appear, including lionfish, boxfish, angelfish, butterfly fish, and moray eels. Special creatures such as twin-spotted lionfish have also been spotted.

After dark, you can find different creatures, such as cuttlefish, squid, lobster, various reef crabs, decorator crabs, many types of shrimp in crevices, and nudibranchs. Nurse sharks sometimes come hunting for their crustacean meals at this time.

Dive Tip

This dive site is not too deep and very convenient for boats mooring by night, so it is suitable for a night dive or check dive. Diving in this area is comparatively easy because there are many mooring buoys. You can start the dive at any buoy, follow the reefs and get back to the boat easily.


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