Megafauna Magic Returns to The Similan National Park

Whats Going on?

The cooler waters mentioned in our last blog continued into the start of February. Thermocline’s reading as low as 22 degrees C in places washed through the Similan and Surin National Parks. Although a bit chilly they certainly appear to be attracting a whole load of rays, sharks and recently mantas, as well as keeping the coral happy. So here what we have been up to in the Similan and Surin National Parks.

Similan Sea Fans

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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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MV Hallelujah Similans Liveaboard Trip #21 | Manta Princess

Similans Liveaboard Feb 2018

Manta – The large flappy thing, tell me more…

During this Similans Liveaboard we had the pleasure of hosting Anna Flam of the Marine Megafauna Foundation. A team of outstanding people dedicated to the research & protection of Marine Megafauna. Anna stayed on board for the duration of the trip hoping to capture Manta evidence and was always on hand for questions and more importantly the passing on of her knowledge.

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MV Hallelujah Similans Trip | 8-12 Jan 2018 | Dive Decisions

Richelieu Dive Site

The Start of a New Year

Following the Turkey stuffing butties and New Years celebrations it very quickly became apparent that not everyone had stopped enjoying their vacation period. As we settled alongside island 4 of the Similans under the night sky ‘flexibility’ was the word that sprang to mind when we viewed many liveaboard boats set to dive the following day.

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MV Hallelujah Similan Liveaboard 19-23 Dec 2017 | Whaleshark

Whaleshark Smile

Whaleshark, the largest fish in the world but what do you do when a Whaleshark appears on the dive site and just wants to play like a 6 month old puppy….. Day 1 of our trip and we start out with some easy diving at Hideaway Bay followed by West of Eden, 2 great dives … Read more