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Similan Science

Similan islands scientific research experiments scuba diving

Similan Science

With the huge changes to the Similan Islands national park this year, and the seemingly last minute implementation of new rules, it became very clear to us that our communication with the Thai authorities was not enough as it should be. So were overjoyed when we were kindly invited to join the ‘Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2′ and a group of Thai university students, to help carry out a series of ongoing scientific studies at the Similan Islands.

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Space Dive

Space Dive. Jellyfish and divers at Koh Prathong Wreck

Strange days in The Similan Islands. We had 6 guests on board and there was hardly another boat in sight. The new national park restrictions are in full force and things are eerily quiet.

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Rebranding the Similan Islands

Hallelujah Similan Liveaboard group photo big blue diving khao lak

The Similan Islands national park has now set very strict limits for both divers and snorkelers. Most importantly for Big Blue Diving, is the 525 divers per day allowed entry into the Similans. But before we go into the details, just a small amount of history…

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MV Hallelujah Similan Liveaboard 7 Dec – 11 Dec 2017

Thorny Seahorse at Richelieu Rock

One of the many reasons I love my job is having the opportunity to host such a variety of people from across the globe, socialising in-between dives and over dinner creates a great atmosphere so I was elated when I saw the guest list of our latest trip….

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Reef Manta Ray in Thailand!

Reef Manta Ray at Koh Tachai in the Similan Islands Thailand

If you have been diving with Manta Rays in Thailand before, you will almost certainly have dived with a Giant Manta Ray. For anyone diving on the MV Hallelujah on 24th November 2017, you guys saw something special! But where did it come from?

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Similan Islands Diving Conditions October 2017

Alone on Similan Island #4, Koh Miang
[az_column_text]Similan Islands diving conditions change dramatically as the seasons shift in Thailand. A typical question asked by divers joining a Similan Liveaboard at the start of the season (October) is; ‘Will we dive at Richelieu Rock?’ In October 2017, the answer was very much ‘Yes’.

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Hallelujah Trip #7 21-25 November 2016

With blue skies and the Andaman Ocean calm and still as a lake, the high season has officially started. As November draws to a close it is time to start getting excited about the upcoming delights from now until May. Lets see what the Similans have in store for us this season..

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Manta Matcher in the Similan Islands

On a Similan LIveaboard Diving with Manta Rays in the Similan Islands

Schools of fish like we have never seen and three separate Manta Ray encounters. This week we are focusing on how conservation and scientific research can be amazing fun!

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