Similan Islands Liveaboards

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Luxury Similan Islands liveaboards

These liveaboards are the best available in Thailand. They have the nicest cabins and facilities, the best food and the best customer service. All these liveaboards offer nitrox.

Pawara liveaboard

Mid Price range Similan Islands liveaboards

There are plenty of mid priced liveaboards to choose from. All have AC cabins and most (but not all) have private en-suite bathrooms. Most also offer nitrox to certified divers.

Similan Explorer dinghy

Lower budget Similan Islands liveaboards

These cheaper liveaboards dive the same great dive sites. They cost less for many reasons including size, age, trip duration, number of guests and cabin amenities.

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Luxury Similan Islands liveaboards

DIVA ANDAMAN

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the Mergui archipelago
Departs from: Khao Lak
Max guests: 14
Nitrox: Yes
Price from: 80,250 baht/diver
Our Verdict: A modern sailing yacht built to a classic design for cruising and diving in comfort. The most luxurious Similan liveaboard available. Splendid cabins and 5 star dining. Snorkelers and non diving partners are equally well catered for. Kayaks are available on board.
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GIAMANI

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa, Mergui archipelago
Departs from: Chalong bay, Phuket
Max guests: 10
Nitrox: Yes
Price from: 44,000 baht/diver
Our Verdict: Built to IMO standards, a true mariners boat. Recently refurbished. Now only taking 10 guests for more personal service and more space aboard. Ricardo the tour leader is very well regarded for his experience and customer service. Plus he speaks 5 languages.
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THE JUNK

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak (transfers provided from Phuket) or Patong Bay, Phuket
Max guests: 18
Nitrox: Yes
Price from: 27,000 baht/diver
Our Verdict: One of the first Similan liveaboards and still one of the best. Exceptional dive guides make every dive a great dive. Good value for group charter bookings. Choice of 4 or 6 day itineraries.
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DEEP ANDAMAN QUEEN

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the Mergui archipelago
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak (transfers provided from Phuket)
Max guests: 24
Nitrox: Yes
Price from: 30,000 baht/diver
Our Verdict: Big, strong, fast. Good food and excellent cabins. Deep Andaman Queen has a good pedigree. There are several different cabin configurations to choose from. The master cabin is huge. A recommended Similan liveaboard.
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Mid Price range Similan Islands liveaboards

 

PAWARA

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak (transfers provided from Phuket)
Max guests: 22
Nitrox: Yes. Free to nitrox certified divers
Price from: 25,700 baht/diver
Our Verdict: Pawara is an excellent value for money Similan liveaboard with better prices that beat it’s rivals. It’s well run by experienced owners and the current dive leader is very popular. Choice of twin or double cabins with private bathrooms. WIFI on board and free Nitrox.
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HALLELUJAH

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak (transfers provided from Phuket)
Max guests: 24
Nitrox: Yes
Price from: 35,000 baht/diver
Our Verdict: An impressive Similan liveaboard, strong and stable with nice wood panelled cabins. Spacious dive deck, sun deck and saloon. One of our customers’ favourite boats.
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OKTAVIA

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak (transfers provided from Phuket for the evening departures only)
Max guests: 20
Nitrox: Yes
Price from: 14,300 baht/diver
Our Verdict: A spacious Similan and Surin liveaboard that is a good choice for snorkelers as well as divers. Solo travellers can get a single cabin cheaper than on most boats. PADI dive courses can be done on board. Choice of 2, 3 or 5 day itineraries.
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SOUTH SIAM 4

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak (transfers provided from Phuket)
Max guests: 28
Nitrox: No
Price from: 12,900 baht/diver
Our Verdict: If you are looking for a short duration liveaboard to Richelieu Rock South Siam’s flexible schedule could suit you. 28 guests is quite a lot but this boat attracts a young, friendly crowd.
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ANDAMAN TRITAN

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak (transfers provided from Phuket)
Max guests: 16
Nitrox: Yes
Price from: 24,000 baht/diver
Our Verdict: One of the best budget Similans liveaboards that has double bed cabins and private bathrooms. Plus Nitrox. The cheaper price reflects the smaller size of this boat compared to boats like Pawara and Hallelujah.
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  • Andaman Tritan cabin
  • Andaman Tritan cabin
  • Andaman Tritan divers
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    Andaman Tritan dining

 


Lower budget Similan Islands liveaboards

DOLPHIN QUEEN

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the Mergui archipelago
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak (Kuraburi for Burma trips)
Max guests: 22
Nitrox: Yes
Price from: 19,800 baht/diver
Our Verdict: A very popular Khao Lak backpacker liveaboard and cheap too. There are loads of budget liveaboards in Khao Lak, they come and go, but Dolphin Queen stands above much of the competition in terms of safety standards and dive staff experience. Dolphin Queen also runs Burma (Mergui Archipelago) trips.
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SIMILAN EXPLORER

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak
Max guests: 20
Nitrox: Yes
Price from: 24,500 baht/diver
Our Verdict: Great value 5 day trips. One of the few liveaboards actually diving at the Surin islands as well as Richelieu Rock. It also visits the Moken sea gypsy village at the Surin Islands National Park.
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  • Similan Explorer dinghy
  • Similan Explorer double cabin
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    Similan Explorer liveaboard

 


SOUTH SIAM 3

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak (transfers provided from Phuket)
Max guests: 28 (plus day trip divers)
Nitrox: No
Price from: 5,600 baht/diver for day trip. 12,900 baht per diver for overnight trip.
Our Verdict: Like South Siam 4 this is a great liveaboard option for those short on time. 1, 2, 3 or 4 night itineraries with departures 5 days per week. Divers are transferred by speedboat to the liveaboard which stays at the Similan Islands. This liveaboard also takes day trippers.
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  • South Siam 3
  • South Siam 3 double bed upper deck cabin
  • South Siam 3 twin upper deck cabin
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    South Siam 3 dive masters

 


MV ANDAMAN

Dives at: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
Departs from: Thap Lamu pier, Khao Lak
Max guests: 20
Nitrox: No
Price from: 15,600 baht/diver (including rental dive equipment)
Our Verdict: A good value budget liveaboard to Similan and Surin. An old boat popular with backpackers in Khao Lak. Always well reviewed. Choice of short or long trips. A great choice for the cost conscious diver.
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