ABOUT KHAO LAK, SIMILAN ISLANDS, THAILAND FOR YOUR PADI INSTRUCTOR & DIVEMASTER TRAINING
Khao Lak is just an hours drive north of Phuket Island. It offers stunning scenery nestled between three National Parks, great resorts and is your gateway to the Similan and Surin Islands with one of the most vibrant diving live-aboard markets in the world.
The Similan Islands are located in the Andaman Sea on the West Coast of Southern Thailand, in Lam Kaen, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga to be exact. The Similan archipelago consists of eleven islands, which are called Koh Bangu, Koh Bon, Koh Ha, Koh Hin Pousar, Koh Huyong, Koh Meang, Koh Payan, Koh Payang, Koh Payu, Koh Similan and Koh Tachai. All the Islands are located in the Mu Koh Similan National Park, which covers over 140 square kilometers. The Islands are the perfect travel destination for tourist that like to dive and explore remote and desolated places full of wildlife.
The largest island is Koh Similan and is probably the best place to start your adventure. All the Similan Islands are surrounded by crystal clear shallow waters that protect exciting rock formations and spectacular coral reefs. The marine life around the Islands is unmatched in Thailand and the region.