Similan - Hin Daeng Itinerary B: 6 Days / 7 Nights on board
This special Christmas and New Year itinerary gives guests the chance to experience the best diving in both the northern and southern sections of Thailand’s Andaman Sea. The cruise generally begins in the south where you will wake to discover that the Phi Phi Islands have stunning scenery both above and below the water. There is a wide variety of dive sites with the chance of Leopard Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Turtles, as well as bountiful hard and soft corals and anemones. As well as the wonderful diving, the white sand beaches and stunning backdrops offer some of the most beautiful surface intervals available anywhere in Asia.
Two hours south, and Mu Ko Haa is a small group of rocky outcrops between Phi Phi and Hin Deang. These small islands have some interesting caves and swim-throughs that are accessible to everybody regardless of their certification. With opportunities to see small critters such as Sea Horses and Nudibranchs as well as the occasional Shark or Ray it makes for very rewarding diving.
Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are located south of Phi Phi Island, and are known as a magnet for “Big Stuff”, otherwise known as Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. Even if these wonderful creatures are not in attendance the sites have more than enough to offer most divers with pelagics, macro life and spectacular underwater topography.
The Similan Islands are located north of Phuket and are made up of nine granite islands. The calm indigo waters are a haven for all types of marine life and as well as the diving there are also good opportunities to explore the uninhabited islands and their powder white beaches.
Ko Bon is known as the Manta spot of the Similans with dramatic displays of agility and grace these wonderful creatures can keep you entertained for the entire day. As well as the Mantas you can also see Leopard Sharks, and many small critters living along the wall and on the reef. A little to the north and Ko Tachai's interesting pinnacle and reef are home to many wonderful things. The pinnacle is known to attract large schools of barracuda and batfish as well as the occasional Manta Ray or Whale Shark. The reefs are renowned for their abundance of life and the occasional Leopard Shark.
Richelieu Rock is probably the ultimate dive site in Thailand. The large pinnacle boasts large schools of fish from Big Eye Trevally to Barracuda and is also home to Tiger Tail Sea Horses and the ever elusive Harlequin Shrimp. The rock caters to the tastes of all divers, with something to see on every dive.
In between the dives we provide the guests with the opportunity to explore the islands, either by kayak or tender. The true beauty of these islands really should be experienced both above and below the water!! You could lounge on the beaches of Ko Haa Yai, Ko Similan, or Ko Tachai or stretch your legs to the view points overlooking Honeymoon Bay and Ao Guerk.
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 Phi Phi 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.