Welcome to North Point
North point is suitable for divers of all levels. Less experienced divers can get dropped off in the shallows but most divers will jump at the mooring line. There is one mooring line on the dive site that goes to a depth of 17m. Hold the line on the way down. If there is any current then holding the line will be less strenuous and help reduce your air consumption.
There is one swim through under the line and another bigger one to the West. Head through the larger swim through, past a few big sea fans, and turn right. Venture out north to the deepest part of the dive site. You will pass some large coral heads covered in glassfish and sometimes you can find pygmy pipe horses sitting on the rocks.
When you get to the edge of the site, stay at 30m and hover over the sand down at 35m and deeper. This is where you can look for sharks and stingrays out in the sand. Heading back to the shallows in the south, the best way to cover the dive site is zig zagging east and west. There are several other swim throughs, overhangs and channels.
Look above the boulders to see hunting fish like Tuna and Trevally. You can see large schools of parrotfish and the occasional Napoleon Wrasse. On the walls are several kinds of nudibranchs including the Similan Islands iconic blue dragons. The Whip coral in the channels and overhangs can be a great place to find Ornate ghost pipefish.
Sometimes currents here can be quite strong. If you want to see the dive site you will need to stay close to the rocks and the sea bed to get more protection. If you hug the rocks you can cover the dive site with not too much difficulty. If you are not comfortable in current then it is better to stay on the shallow reef and do a drift dive (see Breakfast Bend).
Finish your dive in the shallows where you can look for turtles and sea snakes. The coral reef is not so healthy here, but there is still a lot of marine life. You can then either do your safety stop in the shallows or swim back out to the largest channel and hover over the top of the rocks. If your Similan liveaboard is moored up, you can swim back to the line and do a safety stop there instead.