Type of Dive: Boulder/Wall
Depth: 12 - 35 metres
Visibility: 15 - 30 metres
Temperature: 27 - 29 degrees
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Anita's Reef – Similan Islands #5 & #6
Similan Island liveaboard diving Anita's Reef (Hin Muan Deaw) spreads between two islands, Similan #5 and Similan #6 which are two of the smaller islands adjacent to one another. The reef slopes from 5 to 10 metres to the sandy bottom at a maximum of 26m to 28 metres. Shallow coral gardens comprise huge pores and staghorn corals with small pinnacles.
Colourful corals are scattered along white powdery sand, creating beautiful natural scenery. Resident families of Clownfish, Garden Eels, psychedelic Nudibranchs and Robust ghost Pipefish are almost always around.
A big outcrop located in the southeast makes this dive site unique and attracts many photographers to the liveaboard Thailand dive sites. From the sandy bottom base at 20 metres to the top of the rock at 12 metres, this fantastic rock is surrounded by various colourful soft corals, gigantic sea fans, and many species of hard corals. The Thai name for this spectacular rock is "Hin Muan Deaw" meaning "Roll of film rock".
This is usually the first dive on our liveaboards, there is usually very little current, great visibility, and tonnes of fish - always a good way to start the day!