Similan - Surin Itinerary B: 6 Days / 7 Nights on board
This itinerary is new to the 2008-2009 schedule and allows our guests not only the best of the Similan Islands but also a chance to explore the lesser known Surin Islands. Last season we did just one or two dives per trip in Surin which were very well received and so by popular demand we have added two days dedicated diving in this sister park to the Similans.
The trip gives a full six days diving with up to four dives a day. Dive sites we usually visit include East of Eden, Deep 6, Elephant Head Rock, Ko Bon, and Ko Tachai in the Similan National Park as well as Ko Torinla Pinnacle, Hin Kong, and the world famous Richelieu Rock in the Surin National Park.
We encourage all our guests to visit the islands whenever possible between dives (either by tender or kayak), so that you can experience what the Islands have to offer above, as well as below the water. You could lounge on the beaches of Ko Miang, Ko Tachai, and Ko Surin Tai or stretch your legs to the view points overlooking Honeymoon Bay and Ao Guerk in the Similans or the trail across Ko Surin Tai.
In both parks you will see hard coral reefs, soft coral covered pinnacles, and large boulder sites (a Similan speciality). All these are covered with Snapper, Goat Fish, Grouper, Green and Hawksbill Turtle, Anthea, and Damsel Fish. There is also the chance for the lucky ones to see Leopard Sharks, Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. In 2007-08 Surin also delivered some extras such as large White Tip Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Hump Head Parrot Fish, and Napoleon Wrasse.
For more information on diving from SY Philkade and travelling to Thailand see our Thailand Travel Facts.
|3:00-5:00pm||Pick up from the hotel or airport|
|6:00pm||Check-in, orientation, boat & crew introduction.|
|7:00pm||Depart from Chalong Bay to Similan Islands, while having dinner.|
|6:00am||Arrive Chalong Bay|
|8:30am||Transfer to the hotel/airport after Breakfast|
Remark: All itineraries are subject to changes without notice based on the weather conditions.
To make an enquiry about this trip, contact SY Philkade.