Kalamang D18 Overview
Kalamang D18 is the official name of the boat, but we just call it 'Kalamang.' With its forward-facing seats, guests are more comfortable, and nobody needs to have to sit near the engines. And around those engines is a dive platform, protective frames, and ladders for divers to easily climb out of the water, with or without fins on.
The boat's team are very well organised, with free transfers from local hotels to the departure pier just south of Khao Lak. At 8am the boat sails out to The Similan Islands or Richelieu Rock safely and smoothly. Between dives, guests enjoy lunch on a beach, not on the boat. Yes, if the trip goes to Similans, you have lunch on the beach there, an on Richelieu Rock days, the boat goes to the nearby Surin Islands for lunch. Of course, this is dependent on weather and sea conditions each day.
Rental diving equipment is of the highest quality, and Nitrox is available for certified divers. Diving insurance is also included.
Finally, unlike many other boats that need a high number of paying guests to confirm a trip, Kalamang has a Plan B. If just a few divers book to join a trip, Kalamang has a sister speedboat that is ready to be used. This other boat is smaller, and therefore uses less fuel. But its design and standard of construction remains veery high.
Kalamang D18 Facilities, Layout & Specifications
Kalamang D18 Itinerary
Pickups from local (Khao Lak) hotels start before 7am and everyone is taken to the pier
The boat's departure is usually 8.00am/8.30am, depending on the diving destination
Dive #1 is at 10.00 or 10.30am, followed by lunch on the beach
Dive #2 is at 1.30pm
Return to Tab Lamu Pier is between 4.00pm & 5.00pm, depending on distance and sea conditions
Guests are transferred back to local (Khao Lak) hotels free of charge
Kalamang D18 Transfer Details
Kalamang guests are collected in the morning from hotels and resorts around Khao Lak, then taken to Tab Lamu Pier free of charge, in vehicles shared with other guests.
At the end of the day the same shared transfers take guests back to Khao Lak hotels and resorts.
For customers who would like a private taxi please see below for details.
(Click below for a rough guide to the rates you can expect to pay ‘per vehicle,’ not ‘per person’.)
Kalamang D18 Schedule & Prices
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