MV Camic Overview
MV Camic is a 'platform boat' which guests are transferred to by speedboat in the mornings and stay as long as they like. Therefore, choosing when you join and how long you stay for depends on you, and not on a fixed schedule. Overnight trips are two days, one night, & six dives at different dive spots. You can also join for three days and two nights (10 dives), or even longer. The schedule does not mean that the boat is fixed in one place. Camic travels around The Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock throughout the week. Sunday to Wednesday is spent at The Similan Islands, then the second half of the week Camic sails north to the more exciting dive areas. Every dive is different from the last. Please note, that Richelieu Rock (every Friday) includes a fuel surcharge, extra national park fees, and is not suitable for snorkellers. Also, after New Year, when Manta Rays are more often seen at Koh Bon, we sometimes adjust the weekly schedule so that Camic is at Koh Bon two days per week, sacrificing a day at the Similan Islands.
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, and all are air-conditioned and clean. New for 2017-18 there are six twin cabins on the lower deck and two master en suite rooms with double beds on the upper deck. 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. For the past two seasons, Camic has been the boat that we put divers on than any other. Its flexible schedule and the fact it visits Richelieu Rock are main reasons for Camic's popularity, but the team are also very important. Camic's team includes some very experienced multi-lingual instructors, and we nearly always get very good feedback from our Camic guests.
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, try diving, or becoming certified for beginners. Courses are taught by PADI instructors in a selection of languages.
MV Camic is a basic Similan liveaboard boat, on which groups of people can spend evenings chatting together while enjoying the views, 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 new management are very aware of this situation and are now actively improving every aspect of how the boat is run, especially regarding day-trip visitors and logistics every morning.