Today the Similan Islands National Park re-opened its gates for visitors until 15th May 2016. The first daytours have departed this morning to the Similans and later this evening the first scuba diving liveaboards will depart to the Similan Archipelago.
Most other operators will assume operations beginning of next week around the 21st October 2015. The National Park authorities expect this seasons visitor numbers to be equally high as in the past seasons with maybe an increase of about 10%. Tour and diving operators have been given strict rules for the 2015/16 season, as well as a tour company monitoring system with publicly published results has been announced by the park office – read more about this here.