Why you must visit Koh Bangu when in Similan islands

Koh Bangu

Thailand

Thailand Similan islands Koh Bangu

Koh Bangu or also known as Island #9 and it is a diving haven. Koh Bangu is located at the northernmost of the Similan islands. It has beautiful boulder formations, with some being decent diving spots for the diving enthusiasts to indulge in the sport. Snorkeling can be done with style among the clear waters of Koh Bangu with the sightings of a myriad of tropical fish accompanying the activity. Other resident marine life includes the squid and the sea turtle.

On the eastern side of Koh Bangu, visitors are spoilt with the choice of sensational snorkeling spots that exist in the Similan Archipelago. Head over to an arch of the reef, which is also known as the Breakfast Laden. The origin of its name need not further explanations as this place is where the sun hits the water first in the morning. This would tend to encourage visitors to come out early in the morning to see the vibrant marine life having a breaky. The reef is also filled with staghorn ferns and sea fans, making it even busier. Smaller fish such as the glassfish will often seek refuge amongst the sea fans to hide from other predatory fish. Large schools of butterflyfish can be spotted, and at the bottom, various species of rays and eels reside.

Beginner divers will find the Christmas Point to be a great place to practice. The diving site is pretty shallow but becomes deeper when you go further down the waters, catering to the more experienced divers. Various dramatic arches can be found at Christmas Point on Koh Bangu, and both divers and snorkelers can come face to face with bluefin trevally. While nearby Turtle Rock offers exhilarating dives with dramatic arches, canyons and huge sea fans. Koh Bangu is pretty busy in the day as many boats are traveling to the island for day trips, including diving liveaboards.

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