Similan Islands Liveaboard Scuba Diving Tour
(14 Dives, 4 Days)


Listed as one of the ten best dive sites on the earth, the Similan Islands are the best diving Thailand has to offer.

Similan Islands National Park (since 1982) is  an archipelago consisting of nine islands named Ko Bon, Ko Bayu, Ko Similan, Ko Payu, Ko Miang, Ko Payan, Ko Payang, and Ko Huyong. Recently, the park was expanded to include two remote islands named Ko Bon and Ko Tachai.

It has typically two different kinds of diving. East side diving consists of gently sloping coral reefs with sandy patches with the occasional boulder in-between. The west side is known for its huge underwater granite boulders with numerous swim-throughs.

The most important of all dive sites in the Similans is Richelieu Rock, famous for its incomparable variety and abundance of marine life. Whale shark sightings are common here. The Similans have the greatest diversity of marine life in Thailand.

Conditions for diving

Conditions for diving are great year-round – with 20-30 meter visibility standard. According to the official website, the park is closed in the rainy season from 16 May-31 October yearly. These dates are subject to change.

Best time of the year for diving

Getting to Similan Islands and back is pretty dangerous during monsoons. Monsoons usually occur between May and October. Each year is a little different, but dive trips are available daily from November until Mid-May. The boat departs from Tablamu pier.

Price for liveaboard on budget boat MV Daranee

LIVEABOARD 4 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Budget cabin: 24,900 THB
Standard cabin: 29,900 THB
Deluxe cabin: 34,900 THB

Price includes

  • 4 dives/day (2 dives on the way back)
  • air-con
  • 5 meals daily – great Thai cousine
  • drinking water, hot tea
  • dive guide, divemaster
  • tank rental (INT)
  • weights
  • torch for night dives

Price does not include

  • Similan Islands national park fee – 500 THB/per day.
  • soft drinks – around 30 THB/can
  • beer – around 60 THB/can
  • equipment rental 600 THB/day
  • DIN Adaptor 100 THB/day
  • 15 Liters Tank 300 THB/day

Itinerary and Dive site could be flexible due the weather & current

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Liveaboard diving at Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

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Videos

Itinerary

Departure day

17:00departure from the Patong office to Tablamu pier
19:00boarding at Tablamu pier
19:30boat briefing, info about the boat and schedule of trip, setting up the diving gear and dinner.
20:00departure

Day 1

07:00wake up call
07:30general dive briefing for Similan islands

08:00

dive #1

09:00breakfast

11:30

dive #2

13:00lunch

14:30

dive #3

15:30snack

18:45

night dive #4

20:00dinner

Day 2, 3

06:00wake up call
07:00

dive #1

08:00breakfast
10:30

dive #2

12:00lunch
14:00

dive #3

15:00snack
17:00

dive #4

19:00dinner

Day 4

06:00wake up call
07:00

dive #1

08:00breakfast
10:30

dive #2

12:00lunch
14:00arrival at Tablamu pier and transfer by minibus back to Phuket
17:00arrival at your hotel

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