Phuket Diving Safaris has two Similan liveaboard boats which let you experience the best of the Similan Islands and the spectacular dive sites of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock as well
Phuket Diving Safaris welcome you on board MV Dolphin Queen and MV Similan Explorer, our fully equipped Similan liveaboard boats run by our expert, friendly staff. We do a 4 Days – 4 Nights Dive Safari (11 day dives, 3 night dives: total 14 dives) to the Similan Islands on MV Dolphin Queen, and a 5 Days – 5 Nights Similan liveaboard on MV Similan Explorer (14 day dives and 4 night dives: total 18 dives).
On each liveaboard you will do all the major dive sites the Similan Marine National Park Islands has to offer and more. After the Similan Islands, we head north to Koh Bon, an island famous for sightings of manta rays.
From Koh Bon, we head north west to Koh Tachai, one of Thailand’s best dive sites. After a fantastic dive at Koh Tachai we travel to the famous Richelieu Rock, a unique ocean haven for marine life and widely regarded as Thailand’s best dive site. (Please check our Similan Dive Sites page for more information).
Here is the typical Schedule with Phuket Diving Safaris on MV Dolphin Queen:
After getting fitted for scuba gear and completing paperwork and payment at our dive shop, we arrive at the liveaboard late afternoon. After dinner on board the boat, we travel overnight to the Similan Islands. Travelling by night is the best use of your time so you can sleep and wake up ready to jump in for your first dive.
A typical day on the liveaboard goes something like this: wake up call at 06.30 am. You get a light breakfast, fresh coffee & some toast. You can also order what you want for your full breakfast after your first dive.
First dive at 07.30 am. After your dive you’ll can have a breakfast of French toast, boiled eggs, sausages, omelette, fried eggs, pancakes, and ham. We also serve German brown bread, muesli, corn flakes and oats, with lots of fresh fruits always on the table, including water melon, bananas and pineapples.
After breakfast you have three hours in between dives to rest and relax. You can go to the beach with our 40hp dinghy, and take a walk on deserted beaches of the Similans; snorkel on the reefs; cool off in your air-con cabin or just relax on the boat with the new friends you have made on this fantastic adventure.
Second dive is at 11.30 am, followed by lunch at 1.00 pm. More time for exploring islands or resting on board. Third Dive is at 3.30 pm, followed by snacks and drinks till your night dive. Fourth Dive, the night dive, is at 6.45 pm. The night dive is done so that when you start the dive, you can see the dive site. After 15 mins it’s dark. Groups can dive later on request.
At 8.00 pm it’s time for dinner: time to eat, talk and reflect on the day’s amazing marine life we have seen together. If you want to fully relax, traditional Thai massage is available on board the boat – the ultimate luxury! Next day – do it all over again…