Honeymoon Bay

Honeymoon Bay – Dive Site Info
Rating by Luna Diving: ★★★★

Location: Similan Islands
Type: sloping reef
Depth: 2-30 m
Visibility: 20-40+ m
Difficulty: beginner
Current: none / mild
Cruise: 6D/7N – High Season (15th Oct – 15th May)

Honeymoon Bay, located along the serene eastern side of Similan Island #4 (Koh Miang), is a picturesque dive site that exudes tranquility and natural beauty. The name of the area is derived from the historical significance of hosting the honeymoon of one of the Royal Thai Princesses, contributing to its romantic allure. The site is relatively shallow and well sheltered, making it an ideal spot for liveaboards to moor for the night.

Divers exploring Honeymoon Bay will encounter a landscape characterized by a series of hard coral bommies and rocks aligned from south to north. A gentle 45-degree slope extends from approximately 5 to 10 meters down to 25 meters, where it meets the sandy ocean floor. The reef predominantly consists of hard coral, with Staghorn and Pore coral taking center stage, while scattered rocks host various species of soft corals. Mild or absent currents, combined with the shallow depth at the reef’s peak, make Honeymoon Bay an excellent location for the initial “check dive” during your cruise.

The dive site boasts an abundance of vibrant marine life, including an array of small and colorful reef fish such as boxfish, lionfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, and moray eels. Blue Spotted Stingrays are often spotted on the sandy bottom at the deeper end of the reef, while Garden Eels can be observed peeking out of their burrows in the sand. Divers are advised to keep an eye on the open water, as the area occasionally attracts the presence of Dogtooth Tunas and Blue Fin Trevallies, enhancing the allure of this captivating underwater haven.