How do you get to Similan Island from Phuket?

There is no direct connection from Phuket to Similan Islands. However, you can take the Local Bus to Khao Lak, take the taxi to Khao Lak, take the ferry to Ko Similan, then take the walk to Similan Islands.

Is Phuket good for diving?

Diving around Phuket is good but the main force of Phuket is that you can dive the best sites all round the Andaman Sea like around Koh Phi Phi, Ko Lanta. This spot can be combined in a day trip with the two other excellent dive sites of Anemone reef and Shark Point.

Where is Similan Island Thailand?

Andaman Sea
The Similan Islands (Thai: หมู่เกาะสิมิลัน, RTGS: Mu Ko Similan, Thai pronunciation: [mùː kɔ̀ʔ si. mi. lan], Malay: Pulau Sembilan) is an archipelago in the Andaman Sea off the coast of, and part of, Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand. It is the maritime border between India and Thailand.

Can you stay on the Similan Islands?

It is possible to stay on three of the eleven Similan Islands in a bungalow, hotel and campsite. By staying in one of these places you can experience the top tropical paradises of Thailand by night. The other Similan Islands that offer accommodation are Koh Similan and Koh Tachai.

Are there sharks in Thailand Phuket?

Yes, there are sharks in Phuket. Phuket is blessed with most docile and placid sharks possible. From the teddy bear like Leopard Shark to the gigantic and graceful Whale Shark there is no better place in the world to fall in love with sharks.

How deep do beginner scuba divers go?

The scuba diving depth for beginners who are taking their Open Water certification course or equivalent is generally 18 meters or 60 feet, to 20 meters or 65 feet. Whereas the Discover Scuba Diving depth limit or Try Dive is 12 meters or 40 feet.

How do you get to Similan Islands?

Getting to the Similan Islands The islands are accessible from Tab Lamu Port, south of Khal Lak in Phang Nga Province. Boats depart from Tab Lamu daily from mid-October until mid-May. It takes about 3 hours to get there on a slow boat and about 70 minutes on a speedboat.

Does Thailand have sharks?

Danger from sharks in Thailand Of the more than 400 species of sharks worldwide, only 5 species are potentially dangerous to humans. Two of these species (bull shark and tiger shark) are found in Thailand, but sightings are extremely rare.

How do you get to the Similan Islands?

Is Similan Island Open?

The islands are usually open to tourism from October-May and are closed for the remaining months due to the monsoon season and to allow its nature to rehabilitate.