Dive Site: Hin Pusa Similan Islands

Blenny playing whack-a-mole at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Site Overview

Site Type: Boulderous with swim throughs and plenty of fish
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 25MBottom: 34M
Location: Between Similan Islands #7 and #8

Description

On the surface, there are three rounded granite boulders breaking the water – one of which does look like an elephant’s head.

It is called Elephant Head Rock for a reason at Hin Pusa Surface diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Below, the boulders are actually very angular and arranged untidily on top of each other creating a ‘boulderscape’ of blue triangular swim-throughs.

Diver in gap between the massive rocks at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Hiding in the swim throughs are shoals of snapper, triggers, surgeons, wrasse, and goatfish to name just a few. Right on the bottom are the goatfish

Yellowfin goatfish at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Next level up are the emperors

TBC emperor at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Somewhere out of sight, this camouflaged grouper had wedged itself into a coral bush.

Camouflaged grouper wedged in a coral bush at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Clown triggers enjoy a good swim through like the rest of us.

Clown triggerfish at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

There are red tooth triggers too.

Red tooth trigger surrounded by I don't know what at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

The inevitable white collared butterflyfish,

White collar butterflyfish close up at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

And a young adult yellow boxfish of quite a size.

Young adult yellow boxfish at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Where there are larger gaps between the rocks where the light can penetrate, there are little clusters of colourful soft corals.

Soft coral stack with fish at Hin Pusa diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

There is a hole in one of the rocks. It makes great a great little porthole for portrait shots. Though it’s not exactly a swim-through … unless you’re a fish.