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Name North Point Similans
Depth 5-60m
Vis 10-35m
Water Temp 26-30c
Level Beginner+
Our Rating 4 Stars
Best Time to Visit October to May
GPS 08-40-941N 97-38-645E
   
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Similans North Point

North Point is located just off the northern tip of Similan Island number nine. Large boulder formations permeate this exciting dive site. Currents can vary and are sometimes challenging. There is a pinnacle to the north of the site where the bottom is at around 40 metres and the top flattens out at about 26 metres. The top of the pinnacle is festooned with colourful soft corals catching their dinner that drifts past in the current.

The shallower rock formations provide channels and crevices and there is a nice swim through at 20 metres. Expect to find almost anything here, from Leopard Sharks and Whitetip Reef Sharks, Giant Trevally, Blue Fin Trevally, Stingrays, as well as a host of Nudibranchs and smaller reef inhabitants. Towards the shallower areas Turtles can usually be found grazing amongst the corals.

There are shallow areas as well as deeper areas at this dive site. If you're into technical diving , just north of the site depths of 60+ metres can be found. Safety stops can be carried out in the shallow areas close to the rocks.