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Andaman Sea
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The Andaman Sea lies in great length along the west coastline of the golden axe. The Andaman coast stretches some 894 kilometers from Ranong Province to Satun Province. The Andaman Sea on this side has clearer and deeper water with more colorful and abundant marine animals than those at the eastern coastline. The islands have beautiful white sandy beaches while underwater, spectacular and abundant undersea marine life. It becomes famous and known to visitors and scuba divers all over the world.

Lion Fish

North Andaman

Surin Archipelago lie some 60 kilometers away Kuraburi pier and consists of 5 islands i.e.Koh Surin Nua (North Surin), Koh Surin Tai (South Surin), Koh Stork, Koh Pajumba and Koh Torinla. Around these islands there were shallow reefs with hard corals which are beautiful and complete and believed to be the most beautiful sited for snorkelers, Surins are also good for scuba divers to see turtles, lobsters, humped head parrot fishes and bat fishes.

Richelieu Rock is known to divers all over as the site to see whale sharks as they come to visit the rock quite often. Richelieu Rock is a submerged rock and awash at low tide. It lies around 8 miles east of Surin islands and a great site for scuba diving. The rock supports barrel sponges, soft corals, sea fans and is full of cuttlefishes, big reef fishes such as barracudas, jacks, parrot fishes, sting rays, guitar fishes and sharks.

Koh Tachai is situated between Surin Islands and Similan Island. The good dive site is submerged rock filled with big schools of reef fish such as bat fishes, barracuda, jacka, parrot fishes, wrasses and sharks.

Koh Bon is a small isolated island with its unique beauty. Manta rays are found mostly near the north tip of the island, turtles and reef fishes are also abundant.

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Similan Archipelago consist of 9 islands lying from south to north, like a string of pearl necklace on a turquoise blue velvet cloth of Andaman Sea. It was rated in the top 10 best and finest dive sites in the world. The islands are favored for their rich marine life and interesting underwater granite rock formation. On land, the forest on each island is abundant with wild floras and sea birds such as Nicobar pigeons which could be easily spotted near the toilet area on one of the Similan Islands. Similan Islands are known for its powdery white sandy beaches in several islands. Similans Islands still retain renowned name even today for the spectacular undersea world of soft corals of numerous color, Gorgonian sea fans, barrels sponges, feather stars. Reef sea fishes both small and big are found everywhere from manta rays, reef sharks, whale sharks, barracuda, white-collared coralfish, gobies, sweetlips, snappers, butterfly fishes and many others.


Koh Raja consists of 2 islands: Koh Raja Yai and Koh Raja Noi which lie south of Phuket Island. Raja Yai has the fringing reefs good for both snorkeling and diving. Raja Noi has some soft corals and fans, reef fishes such as frog fish.

Beautiful Marine life at Koh Raja

Koh Dokmai is situated between Phi Phi Islands and Phuket Island. It is a small island where on one side is underwater ridges covered with soft corals, sea anemones and reef fishes such as barracuda, moray eels and many others.

Musang Rock consists of Musang Nok (Anemone reef) and Musang Nai (Shark Point). These two dive sites are very well known of hills of sea anemones and soft corals. Leopard sharks frequent the area.Superb coral growth due to being protected as a marine reserve.

King Cruiser Wreck is another dive site near Musang Rock. King Cruiser used to be a transit boat running between Phuket Island and Phi Phi Islands. It crashed into a reef and capsized near Anemone reef and sank on the 4th May 1997. She now lays upright in 32 meters of water creating a large artificial reef. It has now become a new home for reef fishes such as lion fishes, barracudas and many others.

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sand shark

South Andaman

Phi Phi Archipelago consist of several islands: Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Bamboo Island, Koh Yoong, Koh Bidah Nok and Koh Bidah Nai. Phi Phi Islands are islands which are very well known for its beauty both on land and underwater. There is no traffic on the island. There are so many dive sites that divers do not dive at any one site twice in a whole week. They consist of marvelous underwater scenery and excellent dive spots, some have ledges and boulders well covered with soft corals, sea fans, sea whips holding on to anything they can find. There are many swim-throughs and other rock formations. Whale sharks can sometimes be seen at Koh Bidah. The good dive sites here are Koh Bidah Nok, Koh Bidah Nai, Maya Bay, Garang Heng, Hin Dot, Phi Phi Shark point, Loh Sama and Nui Bay. Apart from diving and anorkelling there is rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, sailing.

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Koh Hah Yai consists of a group of small islands with underwater caves, caverns,boulders covered with soft corals, sea whips, sea fans, sea anemones and colorful nudibranchs and other reef fishes.

Hin Daeng/Hin Muang Amazing, Fantastic The best dive sites that look like 2 underwater hills sitting next to each other. The tip of Hin Daeng just protruded out of the water while Hin Muang is submerged. A wide variety of marine life includes those rarely spotted ghost pipefishes, decorator crabs, long nose hawkfish, Grey & Reef sharks, while Whale sharks and Manta rays frequent the area. This dive site is full of colorful soft corals, sea fans and anemones.

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Exotic Marine Life.

Trang sea is dotted with islands such as Koh Muk, Koh Kradan, Koh Wan, Koh Cheuk, Koh Mah, etc. Koh Muk is famous of its strange beautiful shape. On one side of Koh Muk there is a small opening where swimmer can swim into the cave and come out to an open hole inside the island flanked with high stone walls covered with trees while below there is a white sandy beach. This is an amazing sight and visitors are usually stunned with its beauty. Koh Kradan however has clear blue water and white sandy beaches. It is known as the site where couples come to arrange underwater wedding,a real and formal one, presided by the local sheriff in his underwater gear. Other islands have good coral reefs with some beautiful corals.


Tarutao Archipelago, Tarutao islands lie at the southern most of Andaman Sea and consist of the main island, Tarutao where the national park office is situated, Koh Adang, Koh Rawee, Koh Leepeh and Koh Dong. The islands have clear water,while sandy beaches and beautiful rocks. There are many interesting dive sites.

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Scubanet Rock lie south of Koh Leepeh and consists of three submerged boulders,filled with colorful soft corals,sea fans,cup corals and sea anemones. Scubanet rock is one of the famous dive site in Tarutao area. Among many marine species seen here are bat fishes, barracuda, jacks, parrot fishes, manta rays and whale sharks.

Koh Jabang is a place for snorkelers and divers alike. Underwater, there is a flat table full of colorful soft corals, just like an underwater garden.

Koh Dong consists of several small islands with areas for snorkeling and diving. There are gardens of soft corals and divers can find various strange species of nudibranchs.

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