South Andaman and Similan Liveaboard
This trip combines the popular two day southern route with the four day northern cruise to give you a total experience of 22 dives at ALL THE best dives sites in the Andaman Sea.
That means you get to visit Similan Islands National Park, the Surin Islands including Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon famous for the Manta Rays at West Ridge as well as the spectacular Koh Ha, Hin Muang & Hin Daeng and Phi Phi islands.
The Andaman Sea is certainly one of Asia's top dive destinations. East-facing dive sites feature gently sloping reefs and drop-offs with impressive gardens of sea anemones, flourishing hard and soft corals, and teeming fish populations. The dive sites on the western side are quite the opposite. Here, giant granite boulders tumble down to the seabed to depths of 40m or more. Strong currents keep the gaps between the boulders free from build-ups of sand, leading to the development of a network of tunnels, archways and caverns that provide exciting swimthroughs.
The Surin Islands, which are also included in Thailand’s national park system, consist of two densely forested islands and are home a number of Sea Gypsies, or Chao Le, as well as a wide variety of fauna, World-famous dive site Richelieu Rock lies only 10 miles away to the southeast. This is a horseshoe-shaped pinnacle of rock rising from the sandy bottom at 35 metres to just break the surface at low tide. Constantly bathed in nutrient-rich water, Richelieu Rock supports an in incredible diversity of marine life, from cuttlefish, mantas to whale sharks, anything is possible...
This live-aboard ship impressed us all in 2015 and we are pleased to be able to book it again for this trip. Accommodating just 10 guests in 5 en-suite climate controlled cabins. The large dive deck, spacious sun deck and comfortable shaded lounge and dining area all help make this trip a real pleasure above as well as below the water line.
Southern Andaman + Simlan & Surin Islands
Deluxe Cabin (twin/double) 66,000 THB per person
Friday 17 you need to arrive in Phuket no later than 10 am. Ideally if you can arrive a day earlier even better. Pickup from Phuket Airport 10 am or Patong hotels around midday. We will transfer to the ship and set sail early afternoon. If time permits we aim for one check dive today.
Sat 18 dive the southern most dive sites of Hin Daeng & Hin Muang located about 65km south east from Phuket
Sun 19 heading north to dive at Koh Bida Nok or Koh Bida Nai at the south end of the Phi Phi Island group before moving slowly north to Shark Point south of Phuket. Overnight sail to Similan and Surin islands.
Mon 20 to Wed 22 diving Simlan and Surin Islands. Three to four dives per day.
Thurs 23 two morning dives then sail back to Chalong. Expected arrival late afternoon. Disembark and transfer to Phuket hotels or airport (no dives today if you want to fly). Expect 2-3 hour drive from Chalong Bay to Phuket Airport so if you need to fly out this day you need flights leaving after 8 pm.
Whats Included and whats not
Included:- three meals a day, snacks and soft drinks; tanks and weights; hotel and airport transfers.
Not Included: Marine Park Fees: Similan & Surin Island National Park Fee THB 1,800 per person paid locally on the boat Plus Koh Lanta National Park (Koh Haa, Hin Daeng & Hin Munag) & Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park (Diving Phi Phi Islands) THB 1,400 per person paid locally on the boat.
Equipment rental full set 800 THB per day (6 days rental = 4,800 THB). Dive Computer 300 THB per day. Torch 100 THB per day
IMPORTANT: Diving insurance is mandatory on all our live-aboards and we strongly recommend trip insurance to cover any eventuality beyond your, or our, control. Please see the Dive Insurance Page on this website for information on policies we can provide.