Similan Dive Sites
These submerged rocks are located to the northeast of island 9 or north of Breakfast bend and Christmas Point. Marked by a buoy about one kilometer north of the island, the huge boulders are surrounded by large areas of sand around the islands.
Resting on the sand, sometimes close to the boulders are leopard sharks and white tip reef shark. Besides the sharks, the sand is also a habitat for many gobies and shrimps. In addition, Khul’s stingrays are always found buried under the sand.
Schools of giant trevally, blue fin trevally, goatfish, surgeonfish, and unicornfish often visit this site. Many of the smaller creatures that appear here include nudibranchs, pipefish, purple fire gobies, and octopuses. Lastly, near the shallow corals, divers usually have the opportunity to encounter turtles.
This site is good for a day dive. You can choose to dive at the deep outside or the shallow part close to the island. Avoid decompression dives and stay close to the boulders, as strong currents outside the boulders may cause divers to be swept out to the open sea and it may be difficult to swim back to the boulders. In the shallow areas, there are coral gardens which are suitable for safety stops, where you may see turtles.