Experience Thailand’s best scuba diving on a budget Similan Islands liveaboard, one of the world’s best and most affordable scuba diving destinations.
Trips are typically four days / four nights with 14 dives and all food included, sleeping in a shared cabin. Some liveaboard boats include scuba gear equipment rental within the total cost. Follow the links to see individual liveaboard departure dates and trip lengths.
Most Similan liveaboards depart from Khao Lak, a small town an hour’s taxi drive north of Phuket Airport. There are plenty of daily flights from Bangkok to Phuket and international flights direct to Phuket too. Some liveaboards depart from Chalong Pier in the south of Phuket which is 30 to 45 minutes drive from the airport depending on traffic.
There is a mandatory Similan Islands Marine Park tax of 1800 Thai Baht (just under $60 USD) per person on a 4 day liveaboard. This fee is often not included in the Similan liveaboard price as it’s levied by the Thai authorities. Check with your liveaboard if it’s included or not and budget accordingly.