Stay overnight on a boat to dive all the best places
Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
Liveaboard diving – overnight trips with accommodation on the boat
In association with www.Thailandliveaboards.com , Thailand’s premier liveaboard booking agent.
Thailand liveaboards for all budgets. Cruises from one to ten nights aboard. Departing from Phuket or Khao Lak. Diving all over Thailand’s Andaman sea and further north into Burma’s Mergui Archipelago.
The Similan Islands and Surin Islands season runs from November until May.
- Diva Andaman (most luxurious liveaboard)
- Giamani Departs Phuket. Recommended
(only 10 divers. 2,4 or 6 night trips in Thailand and Burma)
- The Junk
- Deep Andaman Queen
- Pawara (free nitrox. Good value cabins with private bathrooms)
- Sawasdee Fasai (free nitrox)
- Dolphin Queen (4d 4n Similan or 5d 6n Mergui Archipelago)
- Similan Explorer (5d 5n includes Surin Islands)
- MV Andaman (cheap Similan liveaboard from Khao Lak)
Private charter liveaboard
If you want to charter a liveaboard for your dive group please contact us for options. Early booking is essential.
About Similan Islands diving
Multi day Similan Island liveaboard diving to the best dive sites in Thailand.
There are quite a few dive boats visiting the Similans, there is a liveaboard to suit most budgets and to fit most schedules.
Similan liveaboard season
The Similan Islands liveaboard season runs from November to April and boats depart from Phuket or Khao Lak.
Similan liveaboard itinerary
The standard Similan Islands liveaboard itinerary is 4 days 4 nights to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock with 14 dives (11 day dives and 3 night dives).
Shorter one or two night trips are also available as are trips of longer duration.
Liveaboards are also available to Hin Daeng/Hin Muang/Koh Haa and to Burma’s Mergui archipelago.
A typical full day on a liveaboard starts early with a light breakfast before dive number one which is at around 8.00 am.
A big breakfast follows the first dive, and dive 2 is at around midday which is followed by lunch.
Dive 3 is at about 3.00 pm.
The last dive of the day is either a sunset dive before dinner, or a later night dive after dinner.
So basically you dive and eat all day. There is approximately 2.5 hours surface interval between each dive when you can sleep, relax on board, go snorkeling or visit the islands. A few boats have kayaks on board for their guests’ use.
As well as great diving the Similan Islands also have some of Thailand’s best beaches and there is a nice view point to climb on island number 8.
If you are not a diver but want to join a liveaboard for snorkeling there are a few dedicated Similan Islands snorkeling liveaboards.
Courses on a liveaboard
Most boats teach continuing education courses on board, in fact combining the Advanced course or a specialty like Nitrox is a great idea as the training dives can be easily integrated into the scheduled liveaboard dives, and it works out cheaper too. Beginner diving (Open Water courses and try dives) in the Similan Islands is currently banned by the national parks department.
There are no bars or nightlife of any sort at the Similan Islands.
There is mobile and internet connectivity in places so you are not completely cut off from civilization.