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Does The Base Location of The Similan Diving Liveaboard Make Any Difference?

In short, the answer is quite often ‘No, not a great deal.’ Other than a couple of boats which are based in Phuket, most of them sail from a pier in Khao Lak. Therefore, even a Phuket-based boat or dive centre will have the logistics worked out to transfer guests from and back to either Khao Lak or Phuket. As you may have already guessed, Phuket and Khao Lak are the two main areas of mainland where scuba diving and tourism are extremely important to the local economy. However, in addition to Phuket and Khao Lak, there are other places where the diving businesses operate from and send boats to The Similan & Surin Islands, as well as Myanmar, Hin Daeng/Muang and Koh Haa.

Khao Lak dive centres are by far the most numerous of those that offer Similan Islands liveaboard diving trips. The reason for this is that Khao Lak, a seaside town in the province of Phang Nga, is the nearest point of mainland Thailand to The Similan Islands, and there is a port at Tab Lamu, which has several piers. However, Khao Lak is still unheard of by many international tourists, as well as some who already live in Thailand. Phuket is far better known, and has its own busy international airport. Phuket has many more hotels and more dive centres than Khao Lak, but not as many as Khao Lak that offer liveaboard cruises to The Similan Islands. Even further away is Ranong, located north of Phang Nga and bordering Myanmar (Burma).

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Average Rating 9.0/10 Based on 431 Diver Reviews for Liveaboards - Liveaboard Locations

MV Lapat MV Lapat
Aleksandra
Polish
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 12 Jan 2022
Great!!!!...
MV DiveRACE Class E MV DiveRACE Class E
Vladimir
Russian
Review score: 9/10
Dived: 08 Jan 2022
Nice trip, well organized. Good diving and accomodation service....
MV Sawasdee Fasai MV Sawasdee Fasai
JH
Singaporean
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 03 Jan 2022
I booked my trip on the day of the departure with the incredible help of Jamie who was extremely responsive and professional throughout the entire pro...
The Junk The Junk
Linda
New Zealander
Review score: 9/10
Dived: 27 Dec 2021
Such an excellent trip. Fabulous boat, great crew and the best of care. Highly recommended....
The Junk The Junk
Hazel
British
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 27 Dec 2021
We had a fabulous time on the Junk. The diving, the people, the crew and the food were all excellent. I would recommend this holiday to anyone who lov...
MV Marco Polo MV Marco Polo
Michael
German
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 26 Dec 2021
Perfect organization and smooth booking process! Staff onboard is very kind and helpful! Diving was excellent!...
MV Sawasdee Fasai MV Sawasdee Fasai
Daniel Kurniawan
Australian
Review score: 9/10
Dived: 21 Dec 2021
Pick up was 3 hours late and disorganised. Drop off was slow and disorganised. Land transport: 0/5 Food was amazing. One instance of meat being very ...
MV Lapat MV Lapat
Pat
Irish
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 17 Dec 2021
Great experience on the 2n3d liveaboard to Surins + Richileu Rock. Excellent diving with a great guide (Jay). Suburb support throughout from Jamie at ...
MV Lapat MV Lapat
Yassir
Portuguese
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 17 Dec 2021
Amazing service all throughout. Jamie's support was perfect all around and the boat was great. We did a refresher amd the adventure deep dive and all ...
MV Camic MV Camic
Hannah
British
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 12 Dec 2021
Amazing trip. Our first liveaboard so we wanted a small group. The Camic was perfect. All of the staff including the boat boys, kitchen staff and dive...
MV Camic MV Camic
Joe
British
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 12 Dec 2021
The trip was amazing. Great value for money. All the staff on the boat were extremely friendly and Jamie was a massive help with everything, he even h...
MV Lapat MV Lapat
Z
American
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 08 Dec 2021
Great staff and great diving!...
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