BREAKFAST BEND-Similan island no.9
Breakfast Bend is one of the most popular dive sites in the Similans, with boulders dotted around the sea bed it hosts a wealth of marine life and a huge variety of coral. Located just east of island 8, this is an excellent dive site and many say that it has some of the best reefs in the area. Scattered with colourful hard corals, staghorn coral and sea whips, Breakfast Bend is home to leopard sharks and Turtles.
There is so much to see here, that it is difficult to know where to start, and impossible to stop. The biggest fish divers are likely to come across are Leopard/Zebra Sharks (Stegpstoma fasciatum) or Blue-Spotted Stingrays (Neotrygon kuhlii), both of which spend most of their days resting on the sand. Large Potato Groupers/Cod (Epinephelus tukula) and Napoleon/Humphead Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) are also big and easy to spot. Down on the sandy seabed is a wonderful sight for calm and patient divers. Spotted Garden Eels (Heteroconger hassi) live in huge groups in holes in the sand.
Lucky divers might come across whitetip reef sharks on the sea bed or catch sight of a passing khul’s ray or find a ghost pipefish swimming by. Breakfast Bend ranges in depth from 0 metres to 35 metres, the visibility here is usually very good ranging from 10 to 30 metres. Currents here are medium so the dive site is suitable for everyone including beginners.
Type of Dive:Boulder
Depth: 5 - 30 metres
Visibility: 20 - 40 metres
Temperature: 27 - 29 degrees C
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate/easy to all diver certifications