List Price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd Edition
SIMILAN including KOH BON,
KOH TACHAI, RICHELIEU ROCK
By Chutinun Mora, Nudee Vangsirirungruang, Parnupong
Norasethkamol, Polpich Komson, Wipawan Pinyowit
Edition: 2nd Edition/October 2006
Dimension (w x h): 145 x 210 mm.
Weight: 290 g.
This revised convenient reference book is
a must-have if you're planning a visit to the Similan
Islands and surrounding areas. There are also lots of
colourful dive site diagrams, descriptions of area dive
characteristics, and summaries of practical information
you'll need to know before you go.
"In the midst of Indian Ocean, to the west of Thailand's
Phang-Nga province, lies Similan Marine National Park.
This group of islands is considered to be one of the
top dive destinations in the world, mainly due to the
wonders that wait beneath the clear blue waters that
surround the islands.
The name Similan was derived from the Malaysian word
for number nine, “Sembelan” as this little
archipelago is made up of nine islands. Although the
islands have local names, they are usually referred
to by their respective numbers from south to north.
The nine islands offer a myriad of experiences, activities
and breathtaking views to all visitors, ranging from
striking white beaches to scattered magnificent boulders.
However, the most outstanding scenes are found under
the waves, including spectacular coral growth and diverse
marine life, making the islands the ideal playground
for all divers."