The Similan Islands

Probably the most famous of the bays in the Similans, Donald Duck Bay is named after the huge duck’s head shaped rock the overlooks the bay. Nestled at the north end of Similan Island eight this beautiful and sheltered bay is a popular overnight spot on our liveaboard cruise. An afternoon break from diving allows time to visit the soft white sand beach and to climb the famous viewpoint which presents stunning views across the bay – a ‘must have’ photo opportunity!

Perfect for sunset and night dives, the collection of large boulders at the entrance of the bay, known as ‘Whale Back Rock’, offers calm and relatively shallow dives to end your day. Lobsters can be found hiding in the cracks of the boulders and some pleasing swim-throughs add to the dive.

For our snorkelers there are many critters to be found along the rocks below the view point. Great for a sunset swim as the water is usually very calm here and many of the smaller fish and crabs will be out looking for their dinner. Morays and turtles can often be seen and the boulders create some nice channels to swim between and over.