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MV Similan Explorer Liveaboard

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About MV Similan Explorer

The Similan Explorer Thailand liveaboard is 26 meters (85 feet) in length with a 5.5 meter (17 feet) beam. She takes 20 guests on board. She dives the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. She carries safety equipment for safe passage at sea including first aid kits, Oxygen, a DAN oxygen kit, two 15-person SOLAS life rafts, and SOLAS life jackets for both adults and children. Her communication gear includes VHF radios, SSB radios for long distance communication, CB radios, GPS, radar, echo sounder, and mobile telephones. Nitrox is available.

Similan Explorer Cabins

Similan Explorer Thailand liveaboard has two double bed upper deck cabins, four twin bunk bed cabins, and two quad-share bunk bed cabins on the main deck for a total of 20 passengers. She has a total of three very large, very comfortable shared bathrooms with showers. She carries plenty of fuel and water for all itineraries. All cabins have their own air conditioner and an opening sea view window. Each cabin has 220v plug sockets for charging. There is little storage in the cabins so please pack lightly. You may leave extra luggage at the dive center.

Similan Explorer Destinations

The Similan Explorer operates in Thailand. She has two itineraries to Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. For the diver in a hurry, her three-days and three-nights cover all of the best diving areas we have, you just hurry through them. It gives you a nice overview for when you return and dive our five-day and five-night itinerary. Five-day trips include the often overlooked Surin Islands as well. She is available for individual bookings as well as charter cruises. Individual prices are listed below in the schedules, please contact us for full-boat charter prices.

Similan Explorer Departures

All Thailand liveaboard departures are from the boat’s office in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, one hour north of Phuket International Airport. The vessel departs from Thap Lamu Harbor. Hotel pick ups in the Khao Lak area are free of charge. Transfers from the dive center to the boat are free of charge. Paid transfers are arranged to and from your Phuket hotel or airport to the boat on departure day.

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  • 20 Passengers
  • Nitrox Available
  • Double, Twin and Quad Cabins
  • 3 Big Shared Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioned
  • Low Prices
  • Thailand and Burma Itineraries
  • Friendly Atmosphere
  • Fabulous Thai Meals

What’s Included

  • 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
  • Towel
  • 20% off for snorkelers (non divers.)

What’s Not Included

  • Thailand national park fee for a 3-days: 1600 THB
  • Thailand national park fee for a 5-days: 2000 THB
  • 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)
  • Advanced Open Water course on board is 7,500 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

3-days & 3-nights: Similan, Bon, Tachai, Richelieu Rock

Khao Lak – Thap Lamu – Similan – Koh Bon – Koh Tachai – Richelieu – Thap Lamu – Khao Lak
Departure Day
  • 14:00 Meet at boat’s office in Khao Lak
  • 14:30 Rental Gear Fitting and Paperwork
  • 16:00 Depart for Thap Lamu Harbor
  • 18:30 Depart for Similan Islands
Day 1
  • Diving at Similan Islands
Day 2
  • Diving at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai
Day 3
  • Diving at Richelieu Rock
  • 12:00 Depart for Thap Lamu Harbor
  • 14:00 Disembark, transfer to dive center in Khao Lak
  • 15:00 Transfer to next destination
  • No flying today please

Please note: Approximately 10 dives. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

 

5-days & 5-nights: Similan, Bon, Tachai, Surin, and Richelieu Rock

Khao Lak – Thap Lamu – Similan – Koh Bon – Koh Tachai – Richelieu – Thap Lamu – Khao Lak
Departure Day
  • 14:00 Meet at boat’s office in Khao Lak
  • 14:30 Rental Gear Fitting and Paperwork
  • 16:00 Depart for Thap Lamu Harbor
  • 18:30 Depart for Similan Islands
Day 1
  • Diving at Similan Islands
Day 2
  • Diving at Similan Islands
Day 3
  • Diving at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai
Day 4
  • Diving at Richelieu Rock
Day 5
  • Diving at Richelieu Rock or Wreck Diving
  • 12:00 Depart for Thap Lamu Harbor
  • 14:00 Disembark, transfer to dive center in Khao Lak
  • 15:00 Transfer to next destination
  • No flying today please

Please note: Approximately 18 dives. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

Similan Explorer Liveaboard

  • 1 Dive platform
  • 2 Deck showers
  • 3 Gearing up area
  • 4 Compressors
  • 6 Toilet/shower
  • 7 Galley
  • 8 Crew cabins
  • 9 Guests cabin (4 berths)
  • 11 Dinghy
  • 13 Dining area tables
  • 15 Self service counter
  • 16 Double bed cabin
  • 18 Sundeck
  • 19 Oxygen station
  • 21 Life raft (with survival equipment)
  • 22 Nitrox blending station
  • 24 Sundeck shaded area
  • 26 Guest cabin (2 bunk beds)

 

Similan Explorer Thailand Schedules

Check Availability

 Departures can’t be confirmed immediately as availability changes by the hour. We check to make sure the departures and cabins you prefer are available. We then hold them for 48 hours to give you a chance to book the trip. Booking is easy and credit card payment is secure through our merchant account.

There is no obligation to purchase trips at this time. Your information will not be stored or shared. 
SCHEDULES GOSE HERE

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