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SIMILAN LIVEABOARDS

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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.

WHY CHOOSE A SIMILAN LIVEABOARD?

In a nutshell: You should choose a multi day safari 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 boat suitable for every budding diver wanting to venture out to the Similan Islands.

BENEFITS OF A SIMILAN LIVEABOARD AT A GLANCE:

 > More dives per day
 > More time at the dive sites
 > No long daily transfers
 > Most economical way to dive
 > Good food and lots of it
 > Good way to improve your diving

 > Safe diving schedule
 > More time at the beautiful Similan Islands
 > Explore further afield
 > All accommodation and food included
 > Meet new friends

Want to know more about why you should choose a multi day? We have provided some extended information about why choosing a Similan liveaboard is the best way to dive the Similan Islands.

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Unspoiled terrestrial scenery…

Dense brush and rainforest cover most areas above the high-tide line, while vast stretches of mangroves and magnificent white-sand beaches are interspersed with rocky headlands, tidal creeks and a few freshwater rivers.

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OUR BEST OF CLASS SIMILAN LIVEABOARDS

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Budget Class

MV PAWARA

Budget Class

MV DEEP ANDAMAN QUEEN

Budget Class

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Budget Class

CHECK OUT OUR BURMA LIVEABOARDS

A Burma liveaboard trip is the best way to enjoy scuba diving in the Mergui Archipelago and at the Burma Banks. If you have enjoyed diving in Thailand before or you’re simply looking for a dive destination to get away from the crowds, then diving in Burma could really add a new dimension to your experiences so far.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Like most cases in life, you can apply the adage ‘you get what you pay for’ to a 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.

Budget Class

– 18-24 divers
– Basic double bed or twin bed air-con cabins
– Shared bathroom facilities
– Buffet style meals
– Shaded dining area
– Sun deck
– Adequate dive deck size

Mid-range Class

– 16-20 divers
– Comfortable standard, deluxe & master air-con cabins
– En-suite bathrooms
– Spacious dining area
– Air-con lounge
– Shaded & non shaded sun decks
– More varied menu items
– Hostess service
– Camera prep & photo editing areas
– Spacious kitting up area & dive platform

High-end Trips

– 12-16 divers
– Plush accommodation
– En-suite bathrooms
– Outdoor dining with full service
– Indoor dining with full service
– More creative menus
– Shaded & non shaded sun decks
– Camera prep & photo editing
– Spacious kitting up area & dive platform
– EANx readily available

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Want to know more about what you should expect from your scuba diving trip? 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.

Dive with a smile :)

LEARNING TO DIVE ON A SAFARI BOAT

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.

Benefits of Learning to Dive on a multi day tour

There are a number of benefits for learning to dive from a big liveaboard, just a few are outlined below. An average Similan liveaboard trip 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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Learn to dive :)

BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

 – Surrounded by experienced divers ready to share knowledge and offer advice and encouragement
– Immersed in the diving world, day and night
– More time to study with your instructor in-between dives
– Flexibility within your time frame. There are more dives on an average liveaboard so no need to rush
– No time wasted on long daily transfers there and back
– Study on the sundeck or even on a beautiful white sandy beach :)