– Similan Islands

Breakfast Bend - Koh Similan
Breakfast Bend – Koh Similan

Breakfast Bend is a preferred dive during sun setting hours. This site stretches along the eastern side of island number nine all the way until it touches another great dive site; Three Trees.
This dive site initially found its name because it was a much-loved first dive of the day for several of the early dive operators out here, straight before breakfast time, also this part of the island bends around the side of the island.
The reef is a mild sloping with large rock’s spread about the sandy areas, I keep my eyes open for huge stingrays that occasionally can be seen snoozing on the bottom.
The shallow part is no more than five metres deep, which is a fine place to start and finish the dive. Around here and sloping down the reef are large areas of Stag horn coral, you can also discover here some beautiful soft corals here; near the southern segment of the reef look out for Garden Eels and Blue Spotted Stingrays sleeping on the sand.
You can also spot Napoleon Wrasse, Hawksbill Turtles, Barracudas, Snapper’s, Parrot fish, Colourful Wrasses, and Red Toothed Titan Trigger fish.
Below is an excerpt from my log book which will give you a better idea of what this site is about:
Breakfast Bend is the site for our more tranquil sunset dive the vis hit fifth teen metres this dive is preferred for this time of day, as it has a moderate sloping reef which cascades down twenty metres and more.
The current can make this an excellent drift dive, today though, it was virtually non-existent.
Here are some of the fishes we saw on this dive altogether all out looking for their last meal of the day included:
Fusiliers, Titan Triggerfish, Picasso and Red Tooth triggers, two big Napoleon Wrasse, Emperor Angle Fish, Blue fFced Angelfish, Royal Angelfish and several juveniles
Do you want some more OK, here we go again; some of the Butterfly fishes, Pig Face, Spotted and Lined Butterfly. The Garden Eels were out in the evening drift, they are always exceptional to witness, most of their body is hidden in the sand, and only their tiny heads are protruding out of the sand hopeful to catch a few titbits of food as it drifts by on the current.