Laem Singh beach Phuket (Almost) secret beach next to the jungle Laem Singh beach sits in a small cape (Laem means cape in Thai)  between Kamala beach and Surin beach. To get to it walk down a steep path from the main road. You can get a tuk tuk to the top of the steps

Donald Duck Bay Similan Islands dive site Location: On the north side of Koh Similan (Similan Island #8) Depth: 0-15 m Type: Rocky reef Level: Beginner dive site. Also good for night dives and snorkeling. Description:  Donald Duck Bay is so named because of the boulder formation on the east side of the bay that look

Koh Sirey The second biggest island in Phuket Koh Sirey (or Ko Sire) is a small (20 square km land area) island off the east coast of Phuket Town. It’s attached by a short bridge from Phuket Town. So really it doesn’t feel like an island, more a part of Phuket. Technically though it’s the

Rawai beach Phuket Seafood restaurants and boats to the islands Rawai beach is one beach in Rawai district. When people talk about Rawai they can be referring to the general area of south Phuket that starts just south of Chalong circle and includes Naiharn beach, Yanui beach and Promthep cape (viewpoint). Rawai is a beautiful

Elephant Head Similan Islands dive site Location: Between Similan Islands 6 and 7 Depth: 5-50+ m Type: Big boulder formations, swim thrus Level: Intermediate Description:  Elephant Head Rock or Hin Pusa is named because where the rock breaks the surface it resembles a half submerged elephant. This dive site is another Similan favourite, one of the

Kata beach Phuket Popular tourist beach in south Phuket Kata beach is a favourite Phuket beach at any time of the year. In the high season it can be quite busy, although not as busy as Patong. In the low season it’s a very good choice because it doesn’t feel closed down like some of

Christmas Point Similan Islands dive site Location: Western point of Koh Bangu (Similan Island # 9) Depth: 5-35 m Type: Granite boulder formations, sea fans, hard and soft corals. Level: Easy to intermediate. Currents are average but can be strong at certain times of the month. Visibility is always excellent. Description: Christmas Point is one of the best and

Bangtao beach Phuket Laguna Phuket Bangtao beach is now a beautiful 6 kilometre stretch of white sand on Phuket’s west coast. It’s about 20 minutes drive south of Phuket airport. It wasn’t always so stunning. Thirty odd years ago it was a wasteland, ruined from years of tin mining. But the regeneration has been amazing,

Book early and get discounts for trips in 2018-19 The Similan liveaboard season runs 15 Oct to 15 May. We can look back on a wonderful last season with more whalesharks than any year since 2002. Now our thoughts turn to next season and anyone who can book now can get a healthy discount. These

Shark Fin Reef Similan Islands dive site Location: 3 km off the east coast of Koh Payan (Similan Island #3) Depth: 8-35 m Type: Sloping hard coral reef and boulders. Level: Suitable for all levels of diver Description:  Shark Fin Reef is often the last dive of a Similan liveaboard trip (the other popular last dive