Liveaboard Similan Islands - see Thailand's Best Diving Sites on a Similan diving safari or Day Trip
Diving Similan Islands on a liveaboard tour or day trip is the ideal way to visit the best diving sites in The Kingdom of Thailand. Those wanting to dive Thailand have several options, which include the likes of Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi, and Phuket. However, the very best scuba diving Thailand has to offer is found out at sea, 60 kilometres off the west coast. These uninhabited islands are home to more than twenty fantastic diving sites, and can only be visited by Similan liveaboard boat or on a day trip aboard a speedboat or catamaran. With The Similan Islands Thailand is blessed by being able to offer tropical paradise islands which are far enough out to sea to feel away from it all, but not so far that getting there is a risk or inconvenience. On top of The Similan Islands, this part of The Andaman Sea is also home to several other exciting locations which offer world-class diving opportunities. Those wanting to go diving Similan Islands sites but also want to include trips to the world-famous Richelieu Rock can do it all on one cruise, and even stop off on the way to see the Manta Rays at Koh Tachai and Koh Bon.
Brand-new in October 2016, this steel-hull diving liveaboard boat offers up to 20 guests a wide range of wonderful diving cruises to all the best dive spots of Thailand....
The best diving sites in Thailand can only really be visited on some kind of Similan Islands Tour
The distance from mainland Thailand and the tourist destinations of Khao Lak and Phuket means that these wonderful diving and snorkelling venues benefit from absolute peace and tranquility, as well as unpolluted air and crystal-clear waters. Although Similan Islands diving is the most talked about and enjoyed, there are those 'in the know' who just want to explore Richelieu Rock or hang around for Manta Rays at Koh Bon or Koh Tachai. A quick look at our range of available trips will easily show which boats go where and on which days or dates. We even have an easy-to-use section where potential customers can search for the perfect package depending on their specific needs. It's possible to search for the best boat trips by where they dive, where they are based, how long they go out to sea for, or how much the trips cost. Every boat has its specification listed, itineraries and schedules, and prices making finding the best trip easier than ever before.
For anyone interested in diving Similan Islands or any of the surrounding locations, they need to decide which criteria are most important. While some want to spend each night in a hotel or resort, others are happy to sleep on a boat sailing around at a more relaxed pace on a cruise which can last anything from two days to more than a week. The most comfortable day trips are via catamaran and they visit the two best diving sites on any given day. Due to the distances, there is normally only enough time for two dives, at a cost of approximately $150. However, to see it all and do so at a leisurely pace, Similan Island liveaboard boat trips offer four dives per day, accommodation, and all meals. Even before calculating these necessities, the cost per dive is the best value on the budget and mid-price four-day liveaboard cruises. Each Similan Islands liveaboard cruise is guaranteed to bring enjoyment, comfort, and relaxation. It really depends on each guest's timeframe, budget, and preferences. The boats we have available range from day trip catamarans such as WetCat and Stingray to luxury liners and yachts like Panunee and The Junk. The least expensive liveaboard trips are found on Nangnuan and Camic. And for those who want something mid-range, there are large, comfortable and luxurious vessels such as Pawara and White Manta. There really is something to suit every need and budget.
With The Similan Islands Thailand Has a Tropical Paradise But There Are a Few Facts to Know First
While most of the talk mentions The Similan Islands, it must not be forgotten that the tiny islets of Koh Bon and Koh Tachai are often visited on day trips and as part of liveaboard cruises. Richelieu Rock is part of The Mu Ko Surin (Surin Islands) National Marine Park and considered by most to be among the best diving sites in the word. The best-organised day trips will alternate visits to The Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock. Similan Islands liveaboard trips will try to incorporate all of the best diving sites, while attempting to maximize the amount of time guests spend in the water. We should also point out that while The Similan Islands and Surin Islands National Marine Parks are closed to the public between the middle of May and the middle of October each year, another of Asia's best diving sites is accessible for many more diving days. Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are south of Phuket and can be visited by speedboat or liveaboard cruise. These twin pinnacles just about meet the water's surface and offer opportunities to dive with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. The main drawback, however, is that there aren't any other fantastic diving sites in the near vicinity. Koh Haa and the Phi Phi Islands are the nearest popular diving locations. Having such wonderful resort destinations and great diving sites such as The Similan Islands Thailand has become a very popular place to visit for vacation.
Our range of boats and diving trips is so large that by searching through our available packages potential visitors are bound to find something which perfectly matches their requirements and specifications. While most of our boats are featured above, clicking on 'dive boats' at the top of this page will enable a more precise and up-to-date search. We also have the 'search by date' function and now an up-to-date price list of all trips which can be put in order to suit your criteria.