How to Book a Dive Trip?

Since boats only take a certain number of passengers and since we do not overbook the boats, please follow the instructions below to book a dive trip. It's important to book in advance to ensure you get the trip you want.


Decide on approximate dates you wish to come.


Use our search engine above to get some idea of your options. For the most choices, only enter dates. To narrow your choices, choose length of trip, or destination. If nothing matches your criteria, go back and expand your options.


From the results of your search, add your trip to our shopping cart, fill in the short form, and send it to us. We'll let you know if the trip has availability or not within 24 hours.

Where to find stuff on our website?

We try hard to make our Thailand and Burma (Mergui - Myanmar) scuba diving website as easy to use as possible. We realize that not everyone uses the Web in the same way, so we have provided several different ways for you to find the information and the boat or destination you're looking for, fast and easy. If you want to make a specific request for availability on a trip, you must choose a particular trip from the boat schedules. The easiest way is to use our powerful search engine above.

1) Use our website's integrated search function.

Our liveaboard and trip schedules are fully searchable. Please use the bar above to choose exactly what you are looking for for a dive holiday. You can search by dates, destination, length of trip, and price. Above and to the right, you can search for any keywords within this website and get relevant pages. Try words such as "Similan", "Mergui" or "Liveaboards" or the name of a boat you're looking for like "Mermaid".

2) Review the boats we offer in list form.

Click on this link to get a list of boats sorted by destination, then name of the vessel in alphabetical order. If you are looking for a particular boat because it's been recommended by a friend, or you've seen an advertisement, this is the easiest way to find that vessel. The page will open in a new window so you can return here if necessary. Destinations include the popular Similan Islands; the famous Richelieu Rock; the many dive sites in the Mergui Archipelago; Hin Daeng or Phi Phi on our southern shores; or even the exotic Andaman Islands in India.

3) Visit our dive sites area.

If you haven't had the pleasure of diving in Thailand or Burma yet, this section of our website is a good place to start your research. It contains information which has been published in several books co-authored by John B Williams, but we provide it here online for free. If you have any questions about diving in this area, please email John directly.

Booking Terms & Conditions

A deposit of 30% is required to hold the space(s). Full payment is then due 35 to 65 days prior to departure depending on the trip and the vessel. For full boat bookings full payment is due at least 65 days prior to departure date. If payment is not received by this time, we will attempt to contact you. If we are unsuccessful, we will then resell the places you've booked and your deposit will be lost. Once final payment is paid, this too is non-refundable. We strongly suggest you purchase cancellation insurance.

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 also cannot be responsible for family emergencies or illnesses which require you to cancel your reservations. In all cases, we do our best to work out a compromise or rebook the trip, but travel insurance is the only fair way to resolve these problems if they occur. We do not overbook dive trips, so if you cancel it will cause hardship for the boats since it's difficult to fill up trips at the last minute as most trips are booked far in advance of departure date.

We also recommend that you have DAN or other diving accident insurance up to date and current in case of an unanticipated evacuation or other treatment that may not be covered by your regular insurance. Evacuation and treatment in a chamber can and will be expensive everywhere in the world.

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