Similan islands dive site Honeymoon Bay
Honeymoon Bay is located at the eastern side of Similan island 4 (Koh Miang) in front of a small beach, they call “Haad-Lek”. This site is not too deep and therefore perfect for liveaboards mooring in the evening to have a night dive.
Hard corals and rock line up in a north to south direction, and there is a gentle slope from 5-10 meters to around 25 meters. Most of the reef coral consists of Staghorn and Pore coral. There are also some small groups of rocks containing soft coral.
All about the dive at Similan islands dive site Honeymoon Bay
Diving in this area is easy-going. Currents are mild to moderate, running in a north to south direction or vice versa. There are also many mooring lines on the site, so you can start the dive at any buoy, follow the reef and get back to the boat.
Along the reef, many small reef fish appear, including boxfish, lionfish, angelfish, butterflyfish and moray eels. The special twin-spotted lionfish has also been seen here.
On the sandy bottom on the outskirts of the reef, stingrays and garden eels can be seen. On occasion, bigger rays like the Jenkins’ whipray can be seen. This large species grows to 1.5 m across and has a broad, diamond-shaped pectoral fin disc and a whip-like tail. Because of its large thorns, the Jenkins' whipray is highly prized for its skin and often intentionally fished for. Cuttlefish and lobster also dwell around the place.
At night expect to find a nice range of crabs including the red reef crab and the decorator crab.
This decorator crab sticks materials like coral, seaweed and anemones from its environment to his body as camouflage to hide from predators.
Many types of shrimp leave their crevices looking for food. No wonder you sometimes see nurse sharks here at night, hunting for their crustacean meals.