Khao Lak Similan Diving
The weather is perfect so now is the ideal time for a diving day trip from Khao Lak to the Similan Islands by speed boat.
Available Wednesday and Sunday.
Price: 5,700 Thb per diver / 3,000 baht per adult snorkeler, 1,600 baht per child (4-12 years)
(400 baht discount if you have your own dive equipment).
- An uncrowded speedboat. Plenty of space to sit in the sun or the shade.
- Quiet and clean 4 stroke engines.
- Easy entry to the water and good ladders for climbing back into the boat.
This Khao Lak Similan diving day trip is for certified divers. All dives are guided by PADI Divemasters. Dive trips run to the Similan Islands on Wednesdays and Sundays (if you want to dive the Similans on other days we have other boats available. Day trips are also possible to Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai).
Snorkelers are also welcome on the boat. When the divers go diving at the deeper sites the snorkelers and a guide are dropped at a beach for snorkeling.
The dive boat is a 14m (47 ft) speedboat with 3 x Honda 225 hp 4 stroke engines to get you to the Similans quickly and comfortably. The boat capacity is 23 divers, it has a toilet, fresh water shower and emergency O2.
Similan Diving day trip itinerary:
8:00 am Pick up from your Khao Lak hotel and transfer to Nam Khem Pier
9:00 am Depart from Namkhem Pier
10:30 am 1st dive
12:00 pm Lunch & surface interval
1:00 pm 2nd dive
3:30 pm Arrive back at Namkhem Pier
4:00 pm Arrive back at your hotel
Included: all dive equipment, park fees, lunch, round trip Khao Lak hotel transfers.
Khao Lak Similan Diving
The Similan Islands is was referred to as being among the world’s top ten dive destinations by Jacques Cousteau himself and we won’t argue with him.
The Similan Islands National Marine Park is made up of nine granite boulder islands that lie in a north to south line about 100 km north west of Phuket.
It is the best place to go diving in Thailand between November and April. During those months snorkelers and divers can experience the crystal clear water and exquisite marine life.
There are two different types of dive site at the Similan Islands. There are sloping coral reefs with all the pretty corals and fish or there are the more dramatic large granite boulder dive sites.
These boulder dive sites like deep six and elephant head tend to be deeper with stronger currents. The boulders form spectacular underwater vistas and there are plenty of swim-throughs and crevices to explore.
The actual dive sites to be dived on a particular Khao Lak Similan diving day trips are chosen by the dive leader on the day based on the conditions.