We woke up very early at half past five in the morning, as our mini-bus was due to pick us up in front of the Thavorn Grand Plaza at 6 am. After a 2 hour drive through the city outskirts and the open countryside we arrived in Khao Lak. From there we took a one hour ride on a speed boat to reach the islands. On the way from Khao Lak to Similan Island we saw a group of dolphins jumping out of the beautiful sea.
As Islands No. 1, 2 and 3, are part of a protected natural park, visitors are not allowed access. So our first stop was near Island number 5 where we spent around 40 minutes snorkeling. There we had the possibility to find Nemo or other fish and also to take a look at the spectacular coral reefs. We were lucky enough to see a sea turtle which was passing by very close to all the divers.
After those first impressions of the beautiful island we arrived at Island number 4 to have lunch. Then we had an hour of free time to relax a little and enjoy the white sand and the clearest water we have ever seen.
Back on the boat we arrived a few minutes later to Island number 7 for some more snorkeling. While we were snorkeling over the beautiful sea ground we took a few pictures with an underwater camera. We then travelled on the boat again to our last snorkeling place in front of Island number 8, where we observed even more impressive underwater life.