Thailand's main diving areas are the world renowned Similan Islands, and the areas which lie further north, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, world class dive sites all of them. There are trips to the Southern Islands and pinnacles south of Phuket as well, Hin Daeng and Koh Rok Nok. World class diving via Phuket's world class tourist playground.
The Mergui Archipelago in Burma is closer to Thailand than to any city in Burma, so all of the boats visiting this area depart from Thailand. Southern Burma was closed to everyone until about 1997 when we were one of the first to pioneer the area. With well over 300 islands, rocks and pinnacles, the archipelago offers some of the more remote diving in Asia.
The Andaman Islands, India, is one of the largest archipelagoes in the world. While easier to visit than in years past, much of the archipelago still has visiting restrictions. When you book a liveaboard dive trip, more often than not you'll have to get to the Andaman Islands yourself via India and meet the boat, arriving from Phuket, there.
Indonesia is a land of contrast and one of the most diverse places on earth both geographically and biologically. It bridges the gap between the continents of Asia and Australia and is the world's largest archipelago with 17,500 islands that stretch over 5000 km from east to west. There is more coral reef here than anywhere else in the world.
Although most of the famous diving in Malaysia is land based, at certain times of the year Layang Layang near the contested Spratley Islands offer suitable weather for liveaboards to operate there. Trips are limited, the time frame is only a short window. The area is famous for schooling hammerheads. These pages are coming soon.
In the middle of the Sulu Sea lie twin atolls known as Tubbataha. This is site is only accessible by liveaboard from March to early June. A large concentration of marine life inhabits this reef area, surrounded by depths well over 3,000 feet. Some 2,000 varieties of fish have been identified. These pages are coming soon.
Siam Dive n Sail has been the leading provider of Southeast Asia diving travel and liveaboards since 1996. We're based on the beautiful resort island of Phuket, in Thailand, Southeast Asia's premier tropical playground. Co-owners John Williams and Bent Posejpal are veterans of more than 20 years in the diving business, and are experts on diving in Thailand, Mergui and the Andaman Islands. John is a Lonely Planet author and has authored or co-authored four books on diving in the region. Bent is a PADI Platinum Course Director who has trained well over 1000 instructors since 1994; he offers instructional level (IDC) training in Phuket every month.
Siam Dive n Sail offers travel advice and books liveaboard and resort holidays to the many world-class destinations of South Asia, including to our home in Thailand. We offer Thailand liveaboards, Burma liveaboards, Andaman Islands liveaboards, and liveaboards throughout Indonesia including Komodo, Sulawesi, and Raja Ampat (West Papua). Both our Thailand liveaboard schedules and Indonesia liveaboard schedules are fully searchable. Choosing the right holiday and the right resort or liveaboard can be a daunting task – we're here to help you plan, make it fun, and ensure you enjoy the best diving holiday possible! John Williams and Bent Posejpal will personally answer your liveaboard or other diving questions promptly and thoroughly. Email us today and "Like" us on Facebook please!
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