Hop on board The Junk and experience some of the best diving in Thailand around the Similan and Surin Islands.
East-coast sites tend to be sand covered fringing reefs predominantly made up of hard coral and you can expect to see a huge variety of coral reef fish. On sand passes look out for garden eels, blue-spot mask rays and the endemic blue-spot jaw fish. Specials include harlequin and robust ghost pipefish, short pouch pygmy pipehorses and hawksbill turtles. West-coast dive sites, on the other hand, are a little different. The more exposed side of the Similans can be prone to stronger and more unpredictable currents. It can be more challenging diving but the increased chance of larger pelagics makes up for that. If you like liveaboard diving then you have to visit the Similan islands in Thailand.