Save the Similans
Dear visitor, diver, snorkel enthusiast!
The Similans are in great danger, please help to protect the Similan islands ecosystem. Coral reefs are dying all over the world due to rising water temperatures, pollutants in the water and general overuse by humans. Help us with your behaviour to preserve this fantastic ecosystem. Here are some simple and easy to tag along rules, please follow them. We want the Similans not only to survive but to flourish for generations to come.
Your awareness is crucial for the reefs survival!
Please see also the article: 2010 El Nino Coral Bleaching
7 Simple rules to keep The Similan Islands a beautiful place!
- Don’t feed the fish; it destroys the sensitive natural balance on the reef. If you see staff or visitors throwing food scraps into the water: Tell them about the huge damage it will bring to the reef.
- No fishing is allowed around the Similans; report any fishing activity to the National Park.
- Don’t stand up, walk on, or even touch any coral; the polyps on the coral will die by the slightest fingerprint.
- Don’t take any coral or shells either from the beach or under water; do not buy them as “souvenirs”.
- No littering; do not throw any trash, cigarette buds, etc. into the water. If you see staff or other visitors do so, please remind them about the destruction they cause.
- Don’t touch any animal or plant in the water, it will scare and hurt the animal and you might injure yourself.
- Use buoys provided don’t use an anchor to steady the boat.
- Don't take anything but pictures; don't leave anything but footprints.
The Dive & Tour Operators in Khao Lak - The Similan Island National Park.