Breakfast Bend - Phuket Liveaboard Dive Site Details
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Dive boats from Phuket Thailand takes you to the dive sites with most beautiful coral gardens, unexplored tropical islands, clear blue ocean and deserted soft white power sand beaches.
|Breakfast Bend lies east of Island 9, and derives its name from the beautiful early morning light here.
The coral is still in great shape despite damage to the southern areas of Island 9 due to the Asian tsunami in 2004.
There are larger but less frequent corals on the steep reef slope where plate corals dominate.stretching from the north to the south, where the Reef slope drops to 18 metres then steep banks descend further to 34 metres where you can see black-spot garden eels. In the shallows, leopard sharks are seen resting in the sand and often octopus may be found lurking in the vicinity.
The main features is hard corals such as pore corals, staghorn coral, and brain coral, while soft coral is hard to find. There are also sea whips in the north.
The easy paced nature of this dive means it's an obvious dive site for a check-out dive at the beginning of your Similans dive trip, and there are lots of sergeant majors darting around making it an ideal site for snorkellers.
At the southern most point of the dive the reef gives way to large boulder formations lying in deeper water. There are few corals here, but due to the stronger currents in this more exposed area, there is a good chance to see cobia and larger tuna species that frequent the Similan Islands in search of food. The rocks form several small swim-throughs and channels where you may be lucky to find resting white-tip reef sharks.