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Similan Islands

Address: Phang Nga, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Phang Nga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Islands, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Similans is touted as being one of the best places to dive in the world. Sadly this is no longer the case. While the hard corals are slowly beginning to recover from the tsunami and a more recent coral bleaching event, they have tens to hundreds of years to go to return to the wonderland the once were. The... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Day Trip by speedboat stopping at 7 of the 9 islands for swimming or snorkelling. Trip included lunch in a restaurant on one of the islands. Soft drinks were provided all day on the boat which was run by a very cheerful efficient dive master.

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San Dimas, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Booked Similan Islands day tour through SRC Travel. Had a nice day on the island, but just did not enjoy the super long ride to and from the departure dock. Total time traveling was 3.5+ hours!! We stopped twice along the way for snorkeling and then proceeded on to the island. Don't expect too much from lunch, Chicken, chicken curry,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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50 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

our liveabroad boat took us there late afternoon, without day tour group, the beach is quite, a paradise, walk up to the sail rock is 5 min challenging adventure but reward with ever better view of the beach and the island, good snorkeling site west of the beach

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
40 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nothings much to see during Similan tour snorkeling, beach sand are fine and white, comfortable to walk on, unfortunately the beach is too small for a super huge group of people.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There were some great things on this day your - Koh Tachai and Prahtong but there were lots wrong with. The 3 hour round trip was extremely uncomfortable in the speed boat with passengers being thrown around and children vomiting and crying. The captain did not bother to reassure us all was safe. He rarely addressed us at all. When... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Caught the shuttle to their new facilities, nice breakfast, great staff (very friendly!) Took us out on the speed boat for an hour trip to make 4 stops, 2 snorkeling, 2 beach, including a climb up a cliff face with great views.... All in all a fantastic trip, with great staff. I highly recommend Wow Andanman!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went on a day snorkelling to 4 different islands. It was great very well organised and the snorkelling was great.

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Orange County, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What a long day! It took us 2 hours to get to the boat. 1 hour in a speed boat getting tossed around and then an afternoon of snorkeling and boring water. Lunch was a joke. We were told to stand in line like we were in summer camp. The food was ok if you like over cooked pasta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a wonderful day trip! The guide from seastar happy journey was an absolute gem! Shay is an asset to seastar group and they should be honoured to have him! The islands are spectacular. The snorkelling was amazing and the views from sail rock are incredible. I've already recommended this tour to many other travellers! We were well fed and... More 

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