The parks of the Similan and Surin islands on the Andaman sea, are a must should you wish to discover the marine fauna. These splendid islands are carefully conserved offering a wealth of diving possibilities. Although whale sharks are increasingly rare, it is quite common in coral gardens to come across turtles and shoals of barracuda.
The Similan and Surin Islands National Marine Parks have plenty of coral colonies.© Kampee Patisena / 123RF
The archipelago is known for being one of the most beautiful spots in the world for diving.© Olga Khoroshunova / 123RF
The best diving site off the Surin Islands is located between the national park's two most popular islands: Ko Surin Neua and Ko Surin Tai.© Kampee Patisena / 123RF
The Surin Islands National Marine Park is made up of five islands.© Kampee Patisena / 123RF
Despite Thailand's long tourist season, which lasts from November to May, the two national parks are accessible to divers year round.© Kampee Patisena / 123RF