Explore Thailand’s Similan Islands, one of the world’s best dive destinations, on this popular and great value 4 Day / 4 Night Scuba Diving Liveaboard
What’s Included In The Similan Liveaboard Price?
There’s no hidden surprises with MV Dolphin Queen’s liveaboard packages – everything is included.
- Complete scuba diving gear hire – high quality, fully serviced equipment
- Accommodation on our liveaboard boat (choose which type below)
- 14 dives over four days – 11 day dives, 3 night dives (if you have Night Diver speciality)
- All the food you can eat – meals, snacks, water, tea, coffee
- Expert guidance by our professional PADI dive staff
- Similan and Surin Islands Marine Park Tax (1600 Baht) is included
Beer and soft drinks are available for purchase on board at cheap prices.
How much does the Similan liveaboard cost?
You have a choice of 3 types of liveaboard accommodation:
- 4 bunk bed cabin, Main Deck: 21,300 Baht
[= £445 = 550 Euros = US$ 675 = AUS$ 70] per person [4 people sharing]
- Double cabin, Main Deck: 24,300 Baht
[= £490 = 620 Euros = $US 780 = $AUS 760] per person [2 people sharing same bed]
- Twin cabin, Main Deck: 24,300 Baht
[= £490 = 620 Euros = $US 780 = $AUS 760] per person [2 people with 2 separate beds]
- Double cabin, Top Deck: 25,300 Baht
[= £510 = 645 Euros = $US810 = $AUS 790] per person [2 people sharing same bed]
- Learn To Dive! PADI Open Water Diver and Liveaboard package:
28600 Baht per person [4 bunk bed cabin accommodation]
Where Does The Liveaboard depart from?
The liveaboard departs from Khao Lak, a small town which is one hour’s drive from Phuket Airport. To get from Koh Lanta to Khao Lak takes around 4 hours by ferry and taxi.
What time does the liveaboard depart and return?
The liveaboard departs at 5pm and returns around 4pm. You can fly into Phuket Airport by 3pm and take a taxi to be in Khao Lak by 4pm. If you are interested in learning to dive with us, you need to arrive one day BEFORE the liveaboard departs to begin your dive course.
What is the liveaboard departure schedule?
[PDS FULL 2012-2013]
There are no Similan Islands trips between June to October each year as the Similan Islands Marine Park is closed during this time due to monsoon season.
How do I check availability or make a booking on this liveaboard?
Just send us an email telling what date you’d like to go on the liveaboard and the type of cabin (Top, Main or 4 bunk sharing) you’d like. We will get straight back to you to confirm availability and send you our booking form.
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Do I need to book in advance?
Yes. This liveaboard is very popular as it’s good service and good value. The Double Bed Cabins on the Upper and Main Deck sell out quite quickly, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
How do I make payment for the trip?
When you make your booking, we send you a PayPal Deposit Invoice for roughly 20 per cent of the trip price. You can pay this using any major credit card and you don’t need to be a member of PayPal to do so. You can then pay the balance on arrival at the dive shop.
We accept Thai Baht cash, Visa and Mastercard. Please note credit cards have a 3 per cent processing fee in Thailand. There are ATMs and banks near to the dive shop if you wish to withdraw or exchange money.
How much does a taxi cost from Phuket Airport?
The taxi costs 1200 Baht from Phuket Airport to the dive shop in Khao Lak, or 1800 Baht from any Phuket hotel. We can send a taxi to collect you from the Airport – the driver will be waiting for you in Arrivals with your name in a placard. Our taxis are cheaper and less hassle than normal airport taxis!
How much does the scuba gear hire cost?
Nothing! It’s included in the liveaboard price.
Is there a discount if I bring my own scuba gear?
Yes. You get 1000 Baht off the price per person if you bring a complete set of scuba gear, including torch for night dives. A complete set of gear is BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins, and night light.
Is the scuba gear in good condition?
Yes. We only use top quality brand names – Aqualung, ScubaPro etc – and all our scuba equipment is regularly serviced, maintained and replaced.
Which dive sites does the liveaboard visit?
The liveaboard visits the Similan Islands and also goes to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the famous Richelieu Rock.
How many divers are on the boat?
There is a maximum of 24 divers on the boat. If you are looking for fewer divers on your liveaboard, we recommend the MV Jazz Similan liveaboard,which has a maximum of 14 divers.
How many divers are led by one dive guide?
We have a maximum of 4 divers with one dive guide.
What are the shower/toilet facilities?
There are 3 big shower/toilet rooms located on the main deck with hot water and good water pressure. The cabins are not ensuite.
I’m a single diver – is that a problem?
Not at all. We have many solo travellers joining us – we will make sure you have a well-matched dive buddy and have a great time!
Can I book a cabin for one person only?
Unfortunately you would need to pay for the entire cabin – i.e. for two people – if you wanted a cabin to yourself. This is obviously very expensive.