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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.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Expert

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 26m

Visibility

  • 19m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Whale Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Zebra Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Jackfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Damselfish
Tuna
Porcupine Fish
Bannerfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Whale Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Zebra Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Jackfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Damselfish
Tuna
Porcupine Fish
Bannerfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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