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MV Dolphin Queen Liveaboard: Cruise Itineraries

Dive Race Liveaboard

The MV Dolphin Queen will be doing four day/ four nights to Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock, and five day liveaboard safaris and cruises from December through April each high season here in Phuket. These trips will visit the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock.

4-days/ 4-nights: Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
Departure Day

12:00 to 15:00 Meet at dive center in Khao Lak
16:00 Transport to Thap Lamu Pier, dinner on board
18:00 Depart to Similan Islands

No Diving
Day 1 Diving at Similan National Park & Koh Bon
~4 dives
Day 2 Diving at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Surin Island.
~4 dives
Day 3 Diving at Surin and Richelieu Rock
~4 dives
Day 4

0700 Diving at Boonsung Wreck.
1200 Depart for Thap Lamu Harbor.
1400 Disembark and travel to dive center in Khao Lak
15:00 Depart to next destination. We can arrange transfers to any ongoing destination but this is not included in the price.

~2 dives

Note: For people departing the boat on the final day, transfers are provided to your hotel free of charge. You may not fly this evening due to flying after diving rules. Please note that itineraries are approximate and are subject to change due to conditions, tides, wind, current, and divemaster's discretion. We will arrange ongoing transportation for you at the dive center in Khao Lak, but this is not included in the prices.

~14 dives
5-days/ 6-nights: Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma) Southern Islands
Departure Day

10:00 - 13:00 Meet at dive center in Khao Lak. Thai Immigration checks us out of Thailand at 14:00
16:00 Transport to Kuraburi Pier
18:00 Depart to Kawthaung, dinner on board

No Diving
Day 1

08:00 to 10:00 Pass Myanmar Immigration. Depart for Mergui Archipelago as soon as possible. One hour shore visit.
15:00 Diving at Shark Lagoon
18:30 Dusk or night dive

~2 dives
Day 2 Diving at Rainbow and Elephant Rocks
4 dives
Day 3 Diving at McLeod area, middle archipelago.
4 dives
Day 4 Diving Western Rocky and Fan Forest Pinnacle
4 dives
Day 5

Diving Western Rocky and Fan Forest Pinnacle
14:00 Depart for Kawthaung
20:00 Arrive Kawthaung, check out of Myanmar. Depart for Kuraburi Pier.

~3 dives
Day 6

07:00 to 09:00 Leisurely breakfast outside of Kuraburi port. Clear Myanmar Immigration, an hour or so spent on shore at Kawthaung.
10:00 Disembark Dolphin Queen and drive to Khao Lak.
12:00 Clear Thai Immigration
13:00 Depart to next destination. We can arrange transfers to any ongoing destination but this is not included in the price. You may fly tonight from Phuket International.

No Diving

Note: Please understand you'll be departing Thailand on this trip and will re-enter after the trip. This means that you will either need a double entry visa, or if you are coming in on a 30-day visa, you will be stamped back in with between 7 and 10-days on the re-entry. You do not need a Myanmar visa for this dive trip.. There is a $200 US per person, cash only, USD only fee for this trip. (More details here.)

~20 dives
6-days/ 7-nights: Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma) Black Rock or Banks
Departure Day

10:00 - 13:00 Meet at dive center in Khao Lak. Thai Immigration checks us out of Thailand at 14:00
16:00 Transport to Kuraburi Pier
18:00 Depart to Kawthaung, dinner on board

No Diving
Day 1

08:00 to 10:00 Pass Myanmar Immigration. Depart for Mergui Archipelago as soon as possible. One hour shore visit.
15:00 Diving at Hi Rock (Pineapple Island)
18:30 Dusk or night dive

~2 dives
Day 2 Diving at Shark Cave and North Twin
4 dives
Day 3 Diving at Black Rock or Burma Banks
4 dives
Day 4 Diving the middle archipelago around McLeod and Cavern Island.
4 dives
Day 5 Diving Western Rocky, Fan Forest
4 dives
Day 6

Diving Western Rocky, Shark Lagoon, Nursury
17:30 Depart for Kawthaung overnight.

~3 dives
Day 6

07:00 to 09:00 Leisurely breakfast outside of Kuraburi port. Clear Myanmar Immigration, an hour or so spent on shore at Kawthaung.
10:00 Disembark Dolphin Queen and drive to Khao Lak.
12:00 Clear Thai Immigration
13:00 Depart to next destination. We can arrange transfers to any ongoing destination but this is not included in the price. You may fly tonight from Phuket International.

No Diving

Note: Please understand you'll be departing Thailand on this trip and will re-enter after the trip. This means that you will either need a double entry visa, or if you are coming in on a 30-day visa, you will be stamped back in with between 7 and 10-days on the re-entry. You do not need a Myanmar visa for this dive trip, we take care of that on the border. There is a $200 US per person, cash only, USD only fee for this trip. (More details here.)

~17 dives


What's Included?

Most ground transfers are NOT included in the price of the cruise from your hotel to the boat and back again. Please contact us for prices. You may not fly the day you return from the trip due to flying after diving rules, you must spend the night in Khao Lak and make your own way to the airport on your departure day. Non divers receive 20% off below prices.

  • Mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit
  • Light for night dives
  • Biodegradable soap & shampoo
  • Professional PADI dive guides
  • All meals, snacks, fruits, water, electrolyte drinks, tea, coffee
  • Small groups: 4 divers with 1 guide
  • Transport to Thap Lamu or Kuraburi & back with our air-conditioned mini bus from the dive center in Khaolak
  • 20% off for snorkelers (non divers.)

What's Not Included?

  • Thailand national park fee for a four-day trip is 1800 THB
  • Burma entry fee for a five-day trip is $200 USD, six day trip is $230 USD. Click here for Burma-Myanmar/ Mergui Archipelago entry requirements. No Myanmar visa is required.
  • Towels
  • BCD: 250 THB per day
  • Regulator: 250 THB per day
  • Dive Computer: 250 THB per day
  • 15 liter tank: 150 baht per day
  • Nitrox @200 baht per fill, 2,000 THB for the Thailand package (14 dives), 2,800 THB for the five-day Burma package (~18 dives), and 3,600 THB for the six-day Burma package (~22 dives.)
  • Advanced Open Water course on board is 7,000 baht.
  • Transportation from Phuket. These trips depart from Khao Lak. Pick up from all areas in Khao Lak is free of charge.
  • Transfers from Phuket are based on the area you're staying. These prices are for up to two persons with each extra person an additional 100 baht.
  1. Phuket Airport: 1,300 baht
  2. Kata/ Karon: 2,200 baht
  3. Chern Talay: 1,600 to 1,700 baht
  4. Chalong/ Rawai: 1,900 baht
  5. Patong: 2,000 baht
  6. Rassada Pier, Phuket: 1,800 baht

Note: We can take no responsibility for scheduling or itinerary changes due to changing weather, political situations, natural disasters or other events beyond our control. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any kind of trip you do anywhere in the world. We also recommend that you have current DAN or other diving accident insurance in case of an unanticipated evacuation or other treatment that may not be covered by your regular insurance.

Liveaboard Departure Point and Dive Site Map

MV Dolphin Queen departs from Thap Lamu Harbor north of Phuket Airport. Her Burma trips depart from Kuraburi and return to Karaburi where you're bused back to Khao Lak.


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  • MARCH-2017
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Mar 27, 2017Mar 31, 2017Similan - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Mar 31, 2017Apr 4, 2017Similan - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
  • APRIL-2017
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Apr 5, 2017Apr 12, 2017Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDolphin Queen6-D / 7-N
    Apr 14, 2017Apr 18, 2017Similan - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Apr 18, 2017Apr 22, 2017Similan - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Apr 23, 2017Apr 27, 2017Similan - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Apr 28, 2017May 2, 2017Similan - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
  • MAY-2017
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    May 3, 2017May 7, 2017Similan - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    May 8, 2017May 12, 2017Similan - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N