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Andaman Sea - Diving at the Similan Islands

  • The rock

    While spending time above the surface to remove residual nitrogene, we stopped by at this beach and got ashore using a small rubber boat.

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • La petite fille de la mer

    Fellow diver mademoiselle Anne returning from le grand bleu. I was very tempted to tell her my favorite quote from Luc Bessons beautiful movie.

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • The drowned elephant

    The Similans have sensational underwater rock formations and challenging currents swirl around the huge granite boulders. This is the well-known formation Elephant Head, situated between the islands Ko Payu and Ko Similan.

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • Bad reception

    I wonder how many channels the fish families pick up with this satellite dish?

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • Your mission, if you choose to accept it

    Each dive site is preceded by a detailed briefing on the currents, formations and visibility. Note the cute shark warning at the lower right.

    Preparing for a dive at Deep Six, Ko Payu

  • Walking on sunshine

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • Burning sea

    Sunset over the Andaman sea after a long day of diving provides soothing for the soul.

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • Above the surface

    Reine at Ko Miang, Similan Islands

  • Sand crawler

    The sharks in this area are usually friendly, but you don't want to mess with the striped sea snake.

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • The storm

    Sometimes the sea gets pretty rough.

    Watersplashed boatsmen in Andaman Sea

  • Kind of blue

    Perfect crystalline blue water as viewed from the boat.

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • The rock

    While spending time above the surface to remove residual nitrogene, we stopped by at this beach and got ashore using a small rubber boat. The beach is made up of coral sand, smooth and blazingly white.

    Ko Similan at Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • The island

    Ko Bon, Similan Islands

  • Sleeping with the fishes

    Anybody seen Luca Brasi?

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

  • Fogs of the underworld

    Far above at the surface, there is a lone diver looking down.

    Similan Islands, Andaman Sea