Similans

  • Environment

    Rare giant manta ray sighted off Phang Nga

    “We rarely see manta rays of this size around here, and I’m so glad to have seen one.” A rare five metres wide giant manta ray has been spotted near Koh Ta Chai, north of the Similan Islands group, off Phang Nga province. The photos came from Somporn Kaewmaneechote, a diving instructor with Sea Turtle Diver Company. Somporn said the…

  • Phang Nga

    Dolphins playing off Phang Nga – VIDEO

    VIDEO/PHOTOS: Wow Andaman Lots of dolphins have been sighted near the Koh Similan group in Phang Nga. The Wow Andanman tour manager says, “the tour was on a speedboat with tourists yesterday morning near Koh Similans yesterday. They say they sighted lots of dolphins which were playing around the boat.” Those dolphins were heading to the north at Koh Tachai…

  • Phang Nga

    Eleven passengers recovered from dive boat after it hit rocks off Koh Similan group

    PHOTOS: Phang Nga DDPM Four foreigners and seven Thai boat crew have been saved after a diving boat collided with rocks off the Similans yesterday morning. Similan National Park officials were informed that the diving boat, named ‘Panthip 2’, had collided with rocks off Lek Beach near Koh Miang in the Similan island group at 2.45am yesterday. National Park official…

  • Phang Nga

    Overnight stays cancelled for Similan Islands

    Environmentalists and marine biologists have scored another win for the local eco-system with the closure of the Similan Islands to overnight stays. Concern over degradation of coral reefs and the marine ecology of the Similan Islands, caused by polluted water discharged into the sea, is prompting the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation to prohibit overnight accommodation on…