MV Camic Overview
MV Camic is a very popular Similan Island liveaboard boat. For the past few seasons, it was used as a 'flexible boat' which guests are transferred to by speedboat in the mornings and stay as long as they like. But for 2019 onwards Camic will run regular scheduled cruises that depart in the evenings and everyone on board starts & finishes the trips together and at the same time. Camic starts most trips at The Similan Islands, before moving north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock. During the 'Green Season' when the Similan National Marine Park is closed, Camic offers trips to Koh Lipe, departing from Pak Bara and with transfers from Hat Yai airport.
MV Camic is among the most highly-regarded and popular scuba diving liveaboard diving boats which sails around the Similan Islands and the northern dive sites. There are two cabin options to choose from. These are double en suite & twin-bunk en suite. All are air-conditioned and clean. The boat's staff and crew are both experienced and professional, and the food is possibly the tastiest on any of the boats at the Similans, at any price. Camic's team includes some very experienced multi-lingual instructors, and we nearly always get very good feedback from our Camic guests. Now Camic runs scheduled (not flexible) trips that are 4D/4N to the Similans during high season, and 3D/3N trips to Koh Lipe in the Green Season.
Please note that some websites show the trips as 5D/4N to make you think you're getting a better deal, but this is incorrect and misleading. Do not trust websites that try to mislead you or are out of date.
In addition to great-value trips, including the free transfers and great food, MV Camic is among the least expensive liveaboard boats on which to take part in a PADI course, such as Advanced Open Water, or becoming certified for beginners. Courses are taught by PADI instructors in a selection of languages.
MV Camic is a popular Similan liveaboard boat, on which groups of people can spend evenings chatting together while enjoying the views, the weather and each other's company. In the past, Camic has been criticised by some people for having too many day trip divers join, but the boat no longer runs that type of trip. That means that from October 2018, Camic guests & crew start and finish each Similan diving cruise together.