Western Eden is a dive site in the Similan Islands. This is the western part of the Garden of Eden site, which consists of big granite boulders that form canyons full of soft and hard corals of various colors, gigantic sea fans, bright feather stars, and subtle gorgonians. The coral gardens are full of sea life species such as parrotfish and nudibranchs. One of the distinctive features of this dive site is the presence of thermoclines, water layers that differ significantly in temperature. At this dive site, there are thermoclines at a temperature of 14C/57F, in contrast to the average temperature of the water in this zone, which is 27-29C/81-84F.
When To Go Diving
The most advisable season of the year for exploring the riches of the West of Eden dive site is from November to April, when the weather in this region is controlled by the northeastern monsoon, which brings mild and dry weather. The average sea temperature during this period is 27C/81F.
What to see
Multicolored corals, gorgonians and sea fans are typical flora species of the dive site. Nudiranches, shrimps, parrotfishes, banner fish, moorine idol, bat fish can often be seen here.