Similan Quest Overview
Similan Quest is a liveaboard diving boat unlike most others. Instead of having set trips lengths, you can join on any day of the diving season and stay on board as long as you choose. This is because Similan Quest is a flexible/platform liveaboard boat that stays at sea, and guests are transferred by speedboat at the start & end of their trip. The main boat doesn’t stay in one place, though. Instead it moves around The Similan Islands & Koh Bon on a weekly schedule. That means that divers visit different locations for almost every dive. The boat is excellent value, focussing on safe & enjoyable diving with experienced staff & crew.
There are two cabin types on Similan Quest. These are four double-bed cabins & five twin cabins, and all are air conditioned. The double cabins are on the boat’s upper deck. In addition to sea-view windows, they have doors which open out onto the deck. This gives more privacy and a wonderful welcome every morning to the Similan Islands. Also on the boat’s upper deck is the large dining area. Here, you can enjoy delicious food that is served buffet style. There are plenty of tables and seating for everyone on board, including guests who are just diving for a day trip.
On Similan Quest’s main deck there are the twin cabins, which have a side-by-side configuration (not bunk) and a partition that gives each guest extra privacy. This deck is also home to the kitchen, a storage area and three communal bathrooms. At the rear of the main deck is the dive platform. The dive platform has plenty of space for everyone to store & put on or take off their gear, and to safely walk to the rear of the boat.
Similan Quest is 25 metres long and 5.3 metres wide, powered by two 300hp Hino engines. She’s easily safe, stable and comfortable enough to offer wonderful diving cruises to some of Thailand’s best dive sites. In most cases, divers jump off the back of the boat and return to its ladder at the end of each dive. If you surface further away, the motorized dinghy can collect you. The dinghy is also used to take guests to the wonderful beaches of Similan Islands #8 & #4. If diving in a shallow area, the speedboat can also be used. Unlike most other Similan liveaboards, guests on Similan Quest can choose between a night dive and a sunset dive. Usually, flexible boats only offer a sunset dive.