MV Andaman

Cheap diving Khao Lak liveaboard

MV Andaman

MV Andaman

The MV Andaman is a long time Khao Lak favourite from one of Khao Lak’s most established liveaboard operators that offers cheap liveaboard diving from Khao Lak to the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. The price even includes full equipment rental with dive computer!

There are 3, 4 or 7 day itineraries including trips that focus only on the northern dive sites (Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock).

Andaman is a spacious liveaboard boat. It was newly refurbished in 2012.

To book you only need to pay a 20% deposit. You can pay the balance on arrival in Khao Lak.

Andaman Overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews.

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  • Sleeps 20 guests.
  • Length 26 metres, beam 5.5 metres. Steel hull.
  • Two air-conditioned sleeping areas each containing six individual bunks with curtains for privacy.
  • Two sea view air conditioned double cabins with shared bathrooms.
  • Two sea view air con double cabins with en-suite bathrooms.
  • 24 hour electricity and plug sockets in all cabins.
  • Fresh water showers on the dive platform and rinse buckets for equipment/cameras.
  • There is a choice of places to relax, either in our open air dining area or in a hammock or sun mattress on the large sundeck.
  • Cruising speed 10 knots.
  • GPS, SatNav, Depth sounder, CB radio, life jackets, life rings, fully stocked medical kits, 100% oxygen kit (demand valve, DAN system).
  • 2 x Bauer Mariner compressors.
  • RIB tender with 15HP outboard.

MV Andaman boat planMV Andaman layout upper deckMV Andaman layout mid deckMV Andaman layout lower deck


MV Andaman price

4 days 4 nights (13 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Double bed cabin with en-suite bathroom: 22,600 baht per diver
  • Double bed cabin with shared bathroom: 21,600 baht per diver
  • 6 share berth: 19,600 baht per diver

3 days 3 nights South (9 dives) at Similan Islands and Koh Bon

  • Double bed cabin with en-suite bathroom: 17,850 baht per diver
  • Double bed cabin with shared bathroom: 17,100 baht per diver
  • 6 share berth: 15,600 baht per diver

3 days 3 nights North (9 dives) at Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands

  • Double bed cabin with en-suite bathroom: 17,850 baht per diver
  • Double bed cabin with shared bathroom: 17,100 baht per diver
  • 6 share berth: 15,600 baht per diver

7 days 7 nights combo (22 dives)

Combine the 4 day 4 night trip with a 3 day 3 night trip (south or north).

  • Double bed cabin with en-suite bathroom: 35,170 baht per diver
  • Double bed cabin with shared bathroom: 33,420 baht per diver
  • 6 share berth: 29,920 baht per diver

Prices include: Dive guide, tanks, weights & belt, all meals, fruits, rental dive equipment including dive computer.

Prices exclude: Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks, towels, marine national park fees, transfers to the dive centre.

Note: To join this boat you must have dived within the last year and be certified to dive to 30m. PADI Open Water Certified (or equivalent) divers will be required to conduct a PADI Adventure Deep Dive as the first dive of the trip for an additional 1,500 baht charge.

Discounts available for snorkelers/non divers

Schedule & Itinerary

MV Andaman schedule

DatesItineraryStart / Finish
2-6 May 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
6-10 May 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKuraburi / Khao Lak
10-14 May 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak



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MV Andaman reviews

Andaman Overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews.

MV Andaman

5 5 1
Howdy Paul! It was a pleasure to make business with you! The whole setup is professional, the chief of staff (Fiona) very experienced, the guides very nice, the boat crew was amazingly helpful, the equipment up to date and well taken care of. I really enjoyed diving with Fiona, who is a Goddess in the water!! She proved to be extremely experienced with setting up the groups, and in any case, this was the main reason for me, to be absolutely pleased with the trip allover. Because of her experience and intuition, she was able to address each diver in her group personally, caring for their special wants-(me-I'm lost for porcupine fish). She firmly managed a time of crisis, but wasn't shy to get the help of another pro. As for the other guides, I didn't dive with them and most likely, since at least two of them were very young, I wouldn't have enjoyed it very much for lack of experience, but they were very helpful and forthcoming, nice to have them around! The food was very good and plentiful, I liked that a lot Sealife wasn't there in abundance, but that was to be expected-the visibility was awesome, neither of which is in control of the operation. I will recommend diving with Sea Dragon. Stay safe René (12y German Special Forces/Boat Troop, 8y Law Enforcement/Paramedic)


5 5 1
I just wanted to let you know how enjoyable the live aboard trip was on the 12-12-15. The staff, dive instructors, food and boat were all excellent. Thank you for a great trip. Best wishes, Eleanor.


4 5 1
Despite the delayed departure we had a great time on board – wish i could have stayed on some more days. Great team and excellent equipment. Thanks, Jana

MV Andaman

5 5 1
Hi Paul, This trip was everything we hoped it would be. 1. Staff were fantastic. A nice relaxed approach. As we were still you might say novices we were taken by divemaster rebekka who was perfect as she was able to tune into our proficiency level quickly and help us to advance. My friend suffered an injury climbing back on to the boat when his foot slipped off the ladder on the third dive and his kneecap hit the rung. He had pretty much given up the prospect of further diving and had suffered a loss of some confidence. With some subtle mental coaching from Rebekka and an adjustment to gearing up in the water he gave it another go and was lucky to have taken the dive where we saw 2 mantas at about 6 sweeps and so was elated. He was only able to do 2 further dives but will remember it forever. 2. Food. Just what we where looking for – “Great Thai Food” all day all the way. Usually much better than a lot of the overly modified for Western tastes served in Thailand. Always more than enough and with great little thai snacks in between dives. I doubt two dishes were the same over . 10 out of 10 3. Comfort. I think exactly what you pay for ie good value. no compalints. with only 9 on board it was great 4. equipment. all quite new and functioning properly. Thanks, Michael

MV Andaman

3 5 1
Yes, saw some great things, a giant manta ray but unfortunately no whale sharks! Overall the trip was good and value for money. Crew were very friendly and a lot of fun. My only real gripe was that there are no non-smoking areas and basically with a boat full of smokers (including the crew) there was absolutely nowhere on the boat I could go to be away from the smoke. I have worked on and been on many liveaboards and day trip boats all over the world and this is the only boat I have ever been on where smoking is not restricted to the upper deck. The trip was quite unpleasant in this regard and really affected the overall experience. I would highly recommend the owners consider having designated smoking areas on the boat to cater for non smokers. Thanks for all your help arranging the trip. The diving was very nice and I am very happy I managed to see such great things. Michael