The Similan Islands are recognised as one of the top ten dive destinations in the world and one of the best places to visit for a liveaboard diving experience. This Similan Islands Liveaboard trip includes 4 days of diving on the MVD Queen (11 day dives, 3 night dives).
Group sizes are kept small with groups of just 4 divers to 1 dive guide.
This is a premier trip where you will have the opportunity to dive at all of the major dive sites that the Similan & Surin Marine National Park Islands have to offer.
These include Koh Bon which is famous for manta ray sightings and the Surin Islands of Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock with regular leopard and white tip shark sightings and the occasional whale shark!
This boat has a wooden monohull with three decks. The main deck contains eight air conditioned cabins whilst the upper deck has two more cabins with double beds this deck is also where you can find the wheel house at the bow. At the stern is the eating area with three dining tables.
The galley is also on the main deck. The food is prepared by the cook and her assistant cook. We cater for vegetarian and any other special needs you require as we can cook to your requirements.
On the main deck there are three spacious toilets with showers and two showers on the dive deck. At the stern is the Dive Platform, tank & equipment storage area and compressors.
The top sun deck has lots of room for getting your tan, we also have a couple of hammocks & sundeck chairs under our new shade on the back of the sun deck and traditional Thai massage is available on request.
When you are not diving you are free to explore the untouched islands or go snorkeling.
This trip is for certified divers only (Open water and above). Divers must be certified with their Adventure Deep Dive. For Open Water certified students it may be required that you complete your Adventure Deep Dive prior to the trip. This can be included on the tour for an additional 1,500 THB and will certify you to dive to a maximum depth of 30m. AOW divers and above will have already completed the Adventure Deep Dive in their courses.
Our cabins are all air conditioned for your comfort and also come with a window that opens enabling you to see the glorious sea view.
On the upper deck there is the wheel house which is the captains headquarters at the bow. You will find an eating area at the stern where you can help yourself to beverages and snacks like toast, water, coffee, tea, fruits and electrolyte drinks. These will always be here for your consumption during your stay.
In the dining area you will see 1 large table in the centre which is perfect for socialising and meeting everyone else. There are 2 additional tables on the side ample room which allows us to gather and eat at the sides of the boat. This means we can indulge in the fantastic weather together whilst dining.
We also have a very large collection of fish identification books, all in different languages. So before and after your dives you can all talk about the marine life that you have witnessed together. Places like the dining area are fabulous places to chill out and relax after a day of diving.
For breakfast we serve a very western menu; omelettes, fried eggs, brown bread, sausages, corn flakes, fruits and muesli. You have the choice of instant or fresh coffee too. Our lunch and dinners are always traditional Thai dishes and if you are vegetarian, don’t worry! Just let us know about your requirements and we will attend to you.
The main deck at the stern is the Dive Platform where we will prepare and gear up for our dives. There is plenty of space for you to put your equipment on and store away your dive gear. We have 40 Luxfer 12litre tanks and we use INT connection. We also have DIN adapters available.
The boat crew will accompany you during preparation for dives, helping you with dive entries and exits as well as filling the tanks. This means less time fumbling around and more time for diving!
Make sure you spend any spare time on our incredible Sun Deck. It is very large and spacious making it perfect for you to bronze up and embrace the eastern sun. We also have a few sun deck chairs as well as hammocks under our new shade area on the back on the deck. Slouch back and keep an eye out for manta rays and whale sharks. During our journeys to different dive sites you will see a few beauties. Our shade area is the best way to spot dolphins too!
This trip is for certified divers only. Minimum level Open water certified
If you have not dived for six months then you should consider a Scuba Tune Up / Refresher skills check (dependent upon experience, number of dives, last dive etc). This will be a small additional cost.
If you have a full set of your own equipment including BCD & Regulators you receive a 1,000 baht discount
Make sure your travel insurance covers you for this type of trip.
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