Terrestrial flora and fauna - Surin Islands - Thailand
The Surin Islands themselves are layered with ancient rainforest which provide a home to a number of interesting species. These include Monitor Lizards, Flying Fox, Reticulated Python and Pig-tailed Macaque to name but a few. There have also been over 90 species of birds reported on the islands.
Pinnacles & Coral Reefs - Surin Islands - Thailand
In the water the nature is even more impressive. An extensive coastline imparts a long fringing reef all the way around the islands. On the east side there are numerous bays, sheltered from the the open sea. These sections display the most impressive coral reefs slowly tapering from the shallows to greater depths. With more than 200 coral species present here this affords the observing visitor the most impressive range of corals in Thailand.
The West side has steeper reef structures but also is dotted with a number of interesting undersea pinnacles, much like the structures found in the Similan Islands. These make exciting dive sites and are generally the locations where the large pelagics are spotted, swooping in from the open sea for a meal.