Three Trees AKA Breakfast Bend

Three Trees AKA Breakfast Bend

Superb Similan Island Drift Diving At Three Trees

Three trees is one of the longest dive sites in the Similan Islands National Park. There’s not many that allow for a decent drift dive. This gently sloping reef is perfect for all levels of divers. Beginners can stick to the reef in the shallows and the more experienced divers can explore the colourful bommies at depth.

The dive site comprises of three main sections. Breakfast Bend in the south, Three Trees in the middle and the if the current is strong you may well finish the dive on North Point. Three prominent, white trunked trees give the dive site its name. They stand out surprisingly well on an island full of lush foliage.

On the shallower reef section there’s lots of the usual reef fish but for some reason many species of angelfish make it home. It’s not uncommon to see emperor, regal, blue-ringed, koran and pygmy angelfish on just one dive. Their electric colours really stand out in the clear shallow water and make an excellent photo opportunity. Napoleon wrasse, banded sea kraits and hawksbill turtles are also common sightings. If you go really shallow, you may fortunate enough to spot a blacktip reef shark.

early morning drift over whip corals at three trees

early morning drift over whip corals at three trees

Go Deep For Special Sightings

The deeper sections of the dive site comprises of large sand patches interspersed by small coral covered bommies. Be careful of the trigger fish nests as you cross the sand to reach the bommies. The yellow-margin triggerfish that reside here are not as aggressive as the cantankerous titans that you find elsewhere but they protect the nest so be careful not to get too close. In between the bommies you maybe fortunate enough to come across sleeping leopard and whitetip reef sharks as well as the occasional giant guitarfish.

The bommies are worth the time to explore. Some unusual nudibranchs, comets, morays can be found in the holes and overhangs. Some of the bommies are cleaning stations and are full of colourful cleaner shrimp and wrasse. Occasionally all of these little coral outcrops are carpeted in glassfish that attract lionfish, bluefin trevally and bright silver queenfish.

If you end the dive at the north end close to North Point, there’s a chance of running into a school of chevron barracuda. Longfin batfish and dogtooth tuna may also join so making a very nice safety stop.

To book your Similan Island diving adventure:
Contact Us Now

Popular Services

banana bay at racha noi island phuket

Racha Noi Banana Bay South

For many students Racha Noi Banana bay will be part of your first Phuket diving experience. The clear shallow bay is often devoid of current. Making it an ideal dive site for first timers and more experienced divers who haven't got wet for a while. That's not to say it's a bad dive site, just a very safe one. The dive will begin near the very beautiful coral gardens at around 4-5 meters. Many species of jewel like damselfish, butterfly fis [...]

Find Out More
Similan Island Dive Site Turtle Rock

Turtle Rock

Most of the Similan Island liveaboards steer away from night dives in favour of sunset dives that are usually far better. However on the first night on the boat you may well jump in at Turtle Rock. It will probably be your one and only night dive of the trip. The shallow, protected bay usually has very easy conditions and clear water. The dive site got its name from the turtle shaped rock that sits out of the water on the west side of the [...]

Find Out More

Daily Schedules

M/V Kepsub Schedule

Jobs @ Local Dive Thailand

Local Dive Thailand is one of Phuket's fatest growing & most vibrant scuba diving operations, we are always looking for quality staff to join us, so feel free to have a look at our jobs listing page.

Job Listings

Contact LDT

Local Guides, Local Knowledge, Local Experiences

Don't trust your diving to amateurs or freshly minted dive guides, dive with local experienced experts from Local Dive Thailand. Our Scuba Diving Phuket Tours will take you to see the rarest of the rare critters, you will be amazed by the macro life our guides can find, in the secret places only they know. To put it in perspective, if you were going to climb Mount Everest you would certainly hire a local sherpa to lead the way & keep you safe. Diving is similar because there is absolutely no substitute for local experience & local knowledge, Local Dive Thailand's guides are Phuket's Sherpa's of the Andaman Sea!

Learn More About Us

Scuba Diving Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving in Phuket, you should believe the hype, many seasons we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular and easy to reach dive sites and on a good day you can add Sea Horses, Sea Moths, Snake Eels, Frog Fish & Octopus to what you can see on any given dive and so much more. If we are heading to Phi Phi Island for the day, you can possibly see Hawksbill Sea Turtles and Black Tip Reef Sharks, also don't forget the King Cruiser, 84 meters of beautiful wreck and the most amazing reef nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving Phuket, get in touch with us and book an 'awesome' day of diving.

Book Your Day Trip

Related News From Local Dive Thailand

See why we are Thailand's leading scuba diving Phuket tour provider, stay up to date & watch out for news & special liveaboard offers!

leopard sharks can be found in phuket Rare & Peculiar Critters

Leopard Sharks In Phuket

We call them leopard sharks in Phuket and in south east asia in general but the rest of the world refers to Stegostoma (covered mouth) fasciatum (banded) as zebra sharks. Along the west coast of the US and Mexico, a small hound shark - Triakis semifasciatais is commonly referred to as leopard shark. It must have been named by somebody who's never seen a leopard, the markings have no real resemblance. We'll stick to calling them leopards shark [...]

Read Full Story
sea moth the size of a fingernail tg5 Equipment We Like

Weefine Ringlight 3000 Review & Samples

The original Weefine Ringlight was a simple affair, more of a good idea rather than a good product but the upgrades on the latest version have made it a very useful tool indeed. Brightness has been beefed up and strobe, red light and UV light features all make it a great addition to the macro photographers armoury. Along with the ring light itself you'll find a couple of spare o rings a battery charger and a rechargeable 26650 battery. [...]

Read Full Story
Diving WIth Alien In Phuket Rare & Peculiar Critters

Diving With Aliens

Ridley Scott's alien monster has had people hiding behind the couch for over 30 years. In Phuket we scuba dive everyday with an animal that has the same fearsome set of double jaws. Luckily the penchant for snacking on humans isn't also emulated. All bony fish have a set of pharyngeal teeth in their throat but moray eels have a complete pharyngeal second jaw that they can launch forward and use to swallow their unfortunate victims. Consi [...]

Read Full Story

Local Dive Thailand Office In Phuket


Find Us On Google Maps