Elephant Head Rock

Located in the middle of the sea between islands 7 and 8 in the Similan Islands, this reef dive site stands out in the middle of the sea. It was named after the shape of the rock sticking out of the water, which resembles the head of an elephant. The point is made up of huge layers of granite, dotted with numerous channels and swim-throughs that create a mystical landscape. The tide is good, and you can expect the feeding scene of the crabs, sharks and big fish in the early morning. In the shallow water, you can often find oversized trevally targeting small fish. This is one of the most dynamic dive sites in the Similan Islands.

White tip sharks are see in deeper water early in the morning. The mid-tier is stocked with a variety of fusiliers, including yellowbacks, yellow dashes, and blue dashes, while bluefin and bluefin tuna, as well as bluefin trevally, are looking for feeding opportunities. The bottom of the water is also home to macroscopic life such as flounder eels, Andaman’s Jawfish and McCoskers Flasher Wrasse.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 18 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount
  • Blue Hole

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Located at the north end of the 7th island in the Similan Islands, this dive site is along the northern apex of an elongated island from north to south. Visibility is clear and the granite boulders, eroded by the tidal currents, form several steps from the bottom.

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East of Eden is on the east side of island 7. This dive site was closed by the administration of the national park to be able to regenerate. Very beautiful coral landscapes are found here. Check from time to time to see when the dive site will be opened again.

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A topographic dive site on the west side of Island 7 in the Similan Islands. It is centered around three huge rocks that are the highlight of the dive with coral slopes on either side. Soft corals, such as sea fans and sea hawks, are growing in the wall and in the deep area off the rocky coast. These areas are home to hard corals such as Hanaya rhinoceros and a wide variety of other creatures.

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The dive site Turtle Rock is located on the west side of island no. 8, Koh Similan. The dive site owes its name to a granite rock that looks like a turtle.

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An easy dive site on Island 8. You can dive in or out of the bay through a channel. You can only dive with little current, otherwise, you can only dive one way as a drift dive. In the shallow area it is very rocky then gets sandy in the deeper depths.

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This dive site is located at the northernmost tip of island 4. Many big rocks (boulders) where you can dive in between. Please note that there is almost always a current running at this dive site.

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Princess Bay is an easy bay dive. The reef edge is very beautiful. This site is good for beginners, courses, and snorkelers. This is a slightly sloping reef with a max depth of approx. 20m.

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A soothing dive site on the east side of islands 5 and 6 in the Similan Islands. This site is a rolling reef slope along the edge of the island from a shallow depth of 5-6m to around 25m.

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The reef starts at 5 meters with a gentle slope with many hard corals which can be found at about 15-20 meters. There are many moray eels, chances to see leopard sharks, white tip reef sharks, napoleons etc.

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Tuna Wreck

The Tuna wreck, which was sunk in 2003 by the Thai government to create an additional artificial reef, is located off island No. 5.

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