Nemo 2 Overview
Nemo 2 is a speedboat shuttle to its sister boat MV Nemo 1. This way, diving guests get the best of both worlds. They can reach the Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai in a little over an hour but still dive from, and relax & enjoy lunch on a brand-new large dive boat that is far more comfortable. It’s perfect! The owners of Nemo 1 & 2 are extremely experienced in diving from Koh Lak to Thailand’s best dive sites. 100% Swiss owned, the day trips run like clockwork – the world’s best clockwork.
Enjoying the best of both world's is the ideal way to go daytrip diving at The Similan Islands. Guests can stay in a Khao Lak hotel, then around two hours later be on a large & luxurious scuba diving liveaboard that is floating in crystal-clear tropical water. The speedboat journey is around an hour, depending on the exact destination and of course the sea conditions. Once guests arrive on Nemo 1 (brand new in 2017), they can grab a bite to eat before the briefing and first dive. After the dive, a proper sit-down lunch is served, and then they can relax on this large, purpose-built diving liveaboard. The necessary-length surface interval can include some snorkelling, sunbathing or socialising with other guests. then after dive #2 it's time to jump back on the speedboat and return to Kaho Lak. Most other Similan diving day trips involve everyone staying on the speedboat or catamaran for the whole day, which isn't as comfortable, especially when it's time to eat or there are some waves.
Diving takes place at the best dive sites of the central and northern Similan Islands from Wednesday to Sunday each week, and Koh Bon on Mondays & Koh Tachai on Tuesdays. Only the very best and special dive sites are repeated, ensuring that everyone gets to see something new and different, even if they dive seven days in a row. Snorkelling guests are welcome at heavily-discounted prices, and a good day’s safe fun is almost guaranteed. The whole day is extremely well-organised but in a way that allows everyone to safely enjoy the diving, dining, travelling and picturesque views.
Being Swiss owned & run, the Nemo team like to make sure that everything goes according to plan and on time, from the first day of the season to the last. Because of this, it's important for all guests to stay in Khao Lak the night before their Nemo 2 day trip, and to 'check in' at the dive centre before 7pm the day before. This enables the team to sort everything out, such as equipment sizes, checking certification cards, and signing a little paperwork.