ELEPHANT HEAD ROCK


Elephant Head Rock is appropriately titled due to it’s strangely shaped granite rocks that protrude from the water and give the appearance of an elephant below the water’s surface. These classic Similan boulders create swim throughs and tunnels making this one of the most interesting dive sits in the Similan Islands. Elephant Head Rock is located off the south west tip of island 8.

On this dive site underwater explorers are greeted by a variety of fish and marine life. Parrotfish, anglefish, blue surgeonfish and andaman sweetlips all inhabit this area. Hunting barracudas often show themselves before they pounce on unsuspecting prey and Elephant Head Rock is renowned for small reef shark who feed here.

Lucky people could even encounter a manta ray or on rare occasions it’s possible to see a whale shark. Depths here are between 5 and 40 metres with visibility good to great between 15 and 40 metres. The currents here can often be strong, but the large boulders provide protection making this a dive site best suited for confident and experienced divers.

Lucky people could even encounter a manta ray or on rare occasions it’s possible to see a whale shark.

DIVE SITE INFORMATION

Depths here are between 5 and 40 metres with visibility good to great between 15 and 40 metres. The currents here can often be strong, but the large boulders provide protection making this a dive site best suited for confident and experienced divers.