Elephant Head rock at the Similan islands
Elephant Head Rock alias Hin Pusa lies 1.5 km located in open water to the south of Similan Island 8 (Koh Similan). It is the biggest and probably the second most-recognizable pinnacle in the Similans. There are three large boulders that emerge above water, with the biggest one located in the west. The Surface rocks look like a bathing elephant when approached from the west, hence the name. The huge boulders that form Elephant Head Rock create a maze of swim-troughs, sheer walls, arches, caverns, gullies and tunnels – great places for marine life to hide, and great places for divers to discover!
The dive site at Elephant Head Rock is surrounded by sand at a maximum depth of 35-40 meters. Being so exposed it offers excellent visibility in its deep waters. You do need to be careful of your decompression time.Many divers find Elephant Head the best deep boulder dive of the Similan Islands chain.
Where to book ?
Similan Dive Center offers different liveaboard trips to Elephant Head Rock