Dive Sites of The Similan Islands National Park
Elephant Head Rock
- Site Layout:
- Large Granite boulders
- Diving depth:
- Surface to 30m+
- Can be strong
- Up to 40m
- Open water without shelter, can get choppy
- Site access:
- Generally jump from MV Philkade with dinghy pick up
Possibly the most popular dive in the islands and a 'must do' on the Similan itinerary. Basically a pile of enormous boulders piled up between Islands 7 and 8 Hin Pusa, as the Thai's call it, is a playground of swim-throughs, canyons and big fish. In the deeper areas you have a chance of White Tip Reef Sharks resting the day away, in the blue Great Barracuda and schools of Giant and Blue Fin Trevally cruise around menacingly while on the sand Titan and Clown Trigger Fish dig for food or protect their nests. Sheltering around the boulders you can also see Oriental Sweetlips, Big Eyes, Giant Sweetlips, and sometimes Hawksbill Turtle. Keep your eyes peeled if you're not overawed by the architecture of the site and you may also see Giant Frog Fish and Juvenile White Tips on and between the rocks here. Truly a magnificent place to dive, this is often the guests choice as a dive to repeat in the latter half of the trip.
Select other Similan Dive Sites you can see on your liveaboard trip.
- Boulder City
- Shark Fin Reef
- Anita's Reef
- East of Eden
- Squeaky Rock
- Deep Six
- Beacon Reef
- Three Trees
- North Point
- Christmas Point
For more information on the Similan Islands, visit the Similan National Park Official Site.
To see more dive sites in Thailand, choose another area:
Thailand liveaboard - Northern Phuket dive sitesKo Bon - Surin Islands - Ko Tachai - Richelieu Rock
Thailand liveaboard - Southern Phuket dive sitesPhi Phi Islands - Ko Haa - Hin Daeng and Hin Muang
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