A Similan liveaboard trip is the ultimate way to enjoy the best diving in the Similan Islands.
On a 4 day 4 night trip you have the chance to explore more dive sites and also the best dive sites to the north, these include Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.
If you haven't been on a liveaboard before then this is an excellent opportunity to add a new dimension to your diving experiences so far. If you are recently certified as an Open Water diver, you will quickly see the benefits of liveaboard diving.
In a nutshell: You should choose a Similan liveaboard because you will get to do more dives on this type of diving adventure than on any other. This is a trip for true diving enthusiasts who want to visit the best Thai dive sites, spend more time diving and want to explore further afield.
Similan liveaboards are a unique and exciting way to explore the underwater world that the Andaman Sea has to offer. They range in duration from 2 day 2 night to 5 day 6 night trips, and in class from budget to high end. There is a Similan liveaboard suitable for every budding diver wanting to venture out to the Similan Islands.
Want to know more about why you should choose a Similan liveaboard? We have provided some extended information about why choosing a Similan liveaboard is the best way to dive the Similan Islands.
Like most cases in life, you can apply the adage 'you get what you pay for' to a Similan liveaboard trip.
There are many different boats to chose from, budget price to high end luxury boats, some offering more compact three day trips, others offering five, six or even nine day trips which include Burma's Mergui Archipelago. All liveaboards are essentially the same, they offer diving from a platform which you can 'liveaboard'. It is the service provided and the facilities on board that can add that extra something you are looking for.
Want to know more about what you should expect from your Similan liveaboard? We have provided some extended information about what to expect from each class of boat, along with safety considerations, dive group sizes and much more.
Thailand Dive and Sail have vast experience when it comes to choosing the right liveaboard to meet your requirements, ask our experts if you would like our experience to work for you.
A Similan liveaboard provides the perfect classroom and environment for learning to dive. On a boat for 4 days and 4 nights and surrounded by like-minded and experienced divers, you will be immersed in the diving world. This makes it easy and enjoyable to learn and progress.
There are a number of benefits for learning to dive from a Similan Liveaboard, just a few are outlined below. An average Similan liveaboard lasts for 4 days and 4 nights, this gives you plenty of time to study between dives and many opportunities to perfect your skills. Learning at a relaxed pace is the best way to learn as there is less pressure to complete a task in a small amount of time. Be warned though, learning to dive on a liveaboard is likely to get you hooked ;)
“The Similans were to be our ocean training ground, it is hard to imagine a better location to become certified!” ★★★★★ by MKS1967 30.12.2013 reviewed on Tripadvisor
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"When we decided to go dive the similans, we searched the internet, lookin' for some good operators to go and dive with. That's how we found "Thailand dive and sail with a smile ;-)" on tripadvisor. Dive with a smile was exactly what we got. We started emailing and got very fast and good responses. We had a lot of questions 'coz we were about to go on our first liveaboard, but Sam, who we were emailing to, took the time to give us all the answers we needed. She also assisted us on bookin the boat and things like that. So the good feeling started allready at home with the communication on e-mail. Unfortunaltely, due to circumstances, we had to postpone our holliday and had to re-arrange our trip,... But this was no problem for "Dive and sail" and they helped us out perfectly. Always a smile :-) btw: Sam is female hahaha ;-) In Thailand, one day before the trip, Rick picked us up to try all the equipment before we get of on the liveboard. The first meeting was again... with a smile and a very warm feeling. We met Sarah, our diveguide. It was sheer coincidence she was Dutch, what off coz was easy for us Belgian divers :-)..... . So we spend the next 5 days with her on the boat and underwater. Sarah has a very warm heart and she will do anything to feel you comfortable. When you forget something, she will get it for you, even when she must take of her diving gear again haha. We did no course with her, but I can imagine that she's an instructor with a lot of patience. So if you feel insecure about that... ask for Sarah! She showed us loads of things underwater during the trip and made our first liveaboard one not to forget. She really is a good dive guide who showed us many times things we would easily have overlooked shouldn't she have pointed it to us. Nudibranches, shrimps, even a seahorse we saw. So, our honest advise, if you plan on diving the similans, get in touch with dive and sail, they surely will help you out.And if you're lookin' for a good guide, go, go dive with Angelina Jolie, as the other guides on the boat sometimes called her...... ;-) Thanks Sarah for the guiding and maybe we meet again!"★★★★★ by zondagskindje 19.04.2013 0.3