Thailand

Hin Daeng & Hin Muang

South of Phuket & Phi Phi Islands, lies Hin Daeng (Red Rock) and Hin Muang (Purple Rock).

The deepest wall dive in Thailand awaits you at the southern side of Hin Daeng with a drop of more than 60m with red corals covering the walls. Hin Daeng which means Red Rock in Thai has a underwater formation with only about 3m protruding at the surface.

Few hundred meters north of Hin Daeng where a completely submerged rock formation with lush purple corals covering the walls of the pinnacle, gave the dive site its name Hin Muang which meant Purple Rock in Thai. Hin Muang with a reef of about 200m long and 20m wide has three main pinnacles and is also known to be a cleaning station.

 

Similan Islands

90km northwest of a popular beach destination, Phuket, lies a group of islands in the Andaman Sea- The Similan Islands. The Similan Islands which is a group of nine islands got its name from the sea gypsies which speak yawi which ‘similan’ meant 9.

The Similan Islands is also noted as one of the to dive sites with world class diving in the South East Asia Region. With an average depth of 20-25m around the area, the Similan Islands is home to abundance of marine life with lots of rock formations and corals beneath the clear blue waters.

Good time for diving: November to March.