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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

14:00 Meet at dive center in Khao Lak
14:30 Rental Gear fiting, check in, paperwork
16:00 Depart to Thap Lamu Port (14km)
18:30 Depart for Similan Islands, dinner on board.

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

07:30 Meet at dive center in Khao Lak
07:30 Rental Gear fiting, check in, paperwork
09:00 Depart to Ranong by large comfortable min-van.
11:30 Pick up passengers at Ranong Airport
12:00 Pick up passengers from Ranong Hotels
12:30 Arrive Ranong and depart Thailand
13:30 Depart Ranong for Burma (Kawthaung Border Crossing)
16:30 Depart for Mergui Archipelao. Overnight travel.
Note: Passengers may board in Kawthang if they are in the country already.

No Diving
Day 1

Diving at Mergui Archipelago South

~4 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
5 dives
Day 5

Diving Western Rocky and Fan Forest Pinnacle
08:00 Depart for Kawthaung, rinse diving gear.
12:00 Arrive Kawthaung, time ashore, check out of Burma or stay in Burma if you have a visa.
14:30 Reenter Thailand through Ranong. Stay the night and fly to Bangok if you would like. But you can't fly today.
17:30 Depart for Kuraburi, Thailand. Overnight travel. Pack your bags.

~1 dives
Day 6

06:00 Rise and shine. Light breakfast outside of Kuraburi port.
09:00 Arrive dive center in Khao Lak
10:00 Depart to next destination. We can arrange transfers to any ongoing destination but this is not included in the price. You may fly today from Phuket International. Earliest recommended flight is 14:00.

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. If you want to board in Burma or stay afterwards in Burma you must have a Burmese visa.

There is a $200 US per person, cash only, USD only fee for this trip. (More details)

~18 dives
6-days/ 7-nights: Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma) Black Rock or Banks
Departure Day

07:30 Meet at dive center in Khao Lak
07:30 Rental Gear fiting, check in, paperwork
Depart to Ranong by large comfortable min-van.
11:30 Pick up passengers at Ranong Airport
12:00 Pick up passengers from Ranong Hotels
12:30 Arrive Ranong and depart Thailand
13:30 Depart Ranong for Burma (Kawthaung Border Crossing)
16:30 Depart for Mergui Archipelao. Overnight travel.
Note: Passengers may board in Kawthang if they are in the country already.

No Diving
Day 1

Diving begins at Mergui Archipelago

4 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
5 dives
Day 6

Diving Western Rocky and Fan Forest Pinnacle
08:00 Depart for Kawthaung, rinse diving gear.
12:00 Arrive Kawthaung, time ashore, check out of Burma or stay in Burma if you have a visa.
14:30 Reenter Thailand through Ranong. Stay the night and fly to Bangok if you would like. But you can't fly today.
17:30 Depart for Kuraburi, Thailand. Overnight travel. Pack your bags.

~1 dives
Day 7

06:00 Rise and shine. Light breakfast outside of Kuraburi port.
09:00 Arrive dive center in Khao Lak
10:00 Depart to next destination. We can arrange transfers to any ongoing destination but this is not included in the price. You may fly today from Phuket International. Earliest recommended flight is 14:00.

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. If you want to board in Burma or stay afterwards in Burma you must have a Burmese visa.

There is a $230 US per person, cash only, USD only fee for this trip. (More details)

~22 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
  • Towel
  • 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.
  • 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 7,500 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

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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  • OCTOBER-2018
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Oct 15, 2018Oct 19, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Oct 20, 2018Oct 24, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Oct 25, 2018Oct 29, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Oct 30, 2018Nov 3, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
  • NOVEMBER-2018
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Nov 4, 2018Nov 8, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Nov 9, 2018Nov 13, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Nov 14, 2018Nov 18, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Nov 19, 2018Nov 23, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Nov 24, 2018Nov 30, 2018Burma - Mergui - Black RockDolphin Queen7-D / 6-N
  • DECEMBER-2018
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Dec 1, 2018Dec 5, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Dec 6, 2018Dec 10, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Dec 11, 2018Dec 15, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Dec 16, 2018Dec 20, 2018Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Dec 21, 2018Dec 27, 2018Burma - Mergui - Black RockDolphin Queen7-D / 6-N
    Dec 28, 2018Jan 1, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
  • JANUARY-2019
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Jan 2, 2019Jan 6, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Jan 7, 2019Jan 11, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Jan 11, 2019Jan 16, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Jan 17, 2019Jan 23, 2019Burma - Mergui - Black RockDolphin Queen7-D / 6-N
    Jan 24, 2019Jan 28, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Jan 29, 2019Feb 2, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
  • FEBRUARY-2019
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Feb 3, 2019Feb 9, 2019Burma - Mergui - Black RockDolphin Queen7-D / 6-N
    Feb 10, 2019Feb 14, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Feb 14, 2019Feb 19, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Feb 20, 2019Feb 26, 2019Burma - Mergui - Black RockDolphin Queen7-D / 6-N
    Feb 27, 2019Mar 3, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
  • MARCH-2019
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Mar 4, 2019Mar 8, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Mar 8, 2019Mar 12, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Mar 13, 2019Mar 17, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Mar 18, 2019Mar 22, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Mar 23, 2019Mar 29, 2019Burma - Mergui - Black RockDolphin Queen7-D / 6-N
    Mar 30, 2019Apr 3, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
  • APRIL-2019
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Apr 4, 2019Apr 8, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Apr 9, 2019Apr 15, 2019Burma - Mergui - Black RockDolphin Queen7-D / 6-N
    Apr 16, 2019Apr 20, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Apr 21, 2019Apr 25, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    Apr 26, 2019Apr 30, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
  • MAY-2019
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    May 1, 2019May 5, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    May 6, 2019May 10, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N
    May 11, 2019May 15, 2019Similan - Bon - Tachai - RichelieuDolphin Queen4-D / 4-N