Andaman Sea Diving Exploration
Phuket, a city located in the South of Thailand, is well-known to travelers throughout the world for its fine dining, its nightlife and as a great base camp for diving in the area. About a hundred kilometers northwest you will find one of the best spots of the country: the Similan Islands. The archipelago of nine islands in the Andaman Sea, it became a national park in 1982. Each island invites the divers into its beautiful warm sea and colorful aquatic landscapes.
Andaman Sea Facts
This particular region of the world is home to hundreds of marine species ranging from the smallest fish to the largest coral formations. On the east coast of the Similan Islands, you can find quiet coral gardens with an abundance of exotic invertebrates. You will encounter round and velvety-looking sponges attached to rocks and wrecks or colorful sea anemones that look like underwater flowers. Soft and hard coral of all shapes and sizes, as well as giant gorgonians, live there in abundance, and they offer shelter to countless sea animals that you can observe in azure-blue waters: small crustaceans hiding in the crevices, schools of exotic fish swimming with the currents, shells resting on the sandy bottom…