East of Eden – Island 7
Another beautiful and popular Similan Islands dive site, East of Eden is situated on the eastern side of Island 7 and is made popular by the large clusters of staghorn coral and coral crops. Gently sloping from 5 to 40 metres it is suitable to all level of divers.
The highlight of the dive is again another large rock, similar in size to Hin Muan Deaw on Anita’s Reef. Named Gluay-Mai (the orchid garden) it is littered with lovely and colorful soft coral with the highlight being some hot pink anemone coral at the top of the rock. Starting at 20 metres and reaching to 12 metres Gluay-Mai is another rock that you could spend an entire dive on.
One of the most beautiful dive sites
East of Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful reefs in the area and has one of the best array of marine life in the region as well including ghost pipe fish, ribbon eels, angel fish, scorpion fish and nudibranchs. The site can also produce Blacktip and Leopard sharks which are a bonus for such a beautiful dive site.
The site is also a fantastic night dive site. This is one of the best scuba diving sites in the Similan Islands is is very popular with the liveaboard adventures.
Depth: 10-40m Difficulty: ✩✩✩✩ Marine life: ✩✩✩✩✩ Coral: ✩✩✩✩ Currents: ✩✩✩✩
Lat: 8.594600 Long: 97.639961
Aussie Divers Phuket can assist you with all your Surin and Similan Islands liveaboard adventures for some of the best scuba diving in Thailand.