Similans and South Itinerary 18th – 28th November 2015 £1845.00
Pre-requisites: PADI Open water or equivalent – no minimum number of logged dives required.
Our Itinerary will focus on the beautiful dive sites of the southern Andaman including Ko Haa, Ko Phi Phi, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang. We will also head north to the iconic Similan Islands,
The beautiful dive sites of the southern Andaman including Ko Haa, Ko Phi Phi, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang. Your itinerary also heads north to the iconic of the Similan Islands
Immerse yourself in thriving reefs, lush corals, impressive sea fans and an incredible variety of marine life including large pelagics such as manta rays and whale sharks. Gigantic boulders, above and below the water line create awesome underwater scenery and exciting swim throughs.
Although some sites can be reached from resorts in Koh Lak, it is best to visit this region by liveaboard. To ensure a visit to Richelieu Rock, most famous for sightings of whale sharks and manta rays. This submerged rock is surrounded by a series of underwater pinnacles covered in corals and sea fans and is incredibly rich in marine life, making this a spectacular wall dive.
Limestone cliffs plunge underwater, forming the colourful soft coral walls for which Phi Phi is famous. Caves, overhangs and swim-throughs have been carved into the soft rock leaving plenty of homes for the marine life. There are more than 15 different dive sites with many rugged walls, interesting caves and cavern penetrations. Swim-through entrances are often obscured by dazzling clouds of glassfish and gorgonians. Sea fans, harbour pipefish, seahorses and shrimpfish, keeping even the most experienced divers entertained.
In many places, the islands are fringed with shallow coral gardens, where hard and soft corals and sponges prosper harmoniously amongst the myriad marine life. Here’s your best opportunity to see the green and hawksbill turtle, blacktip reef sharks and leopard sharks.
The M/V Flying Seahorse accommodates up to 16 divers in air-conditioned cabins, with five twin bed cabins, two standard double cabins and a beautiful en-suite master cabin. The upper deck features a comfortable shaded seating area to enjoy meals and relax, plus an entertainment area to view your underwater photos or catch a movie. The lower deck features a spacious diving area, plus toilets and showers. Diving can be done from the dive deck or from a zodiac, while Nitrox is available for certified divers.
Not included: 7th day lunch and dinner, drinks, marine and port fees £42, tips.