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Similan Island, Richelieu Rock - 6 days Safari

MV Deep Andaman Queen

Explore on board of the completly refitted MV Deep Andaman Queen (former MV Queen Scuba) the amazing dive site of the Similan Islands, incl. Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai as well as the fantastic southern island.

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Similan scuba diving - Richelieu Rock
marine live around Similan and Richelieu Rock

Diving in Thailand is as popular as ever and this four night liveaboard dive safaris take you the best of the west coast of Thailand.  Dive sites range from sloping reefs and rocky outcroppings, huge granite boulders covered with soft corals and shallow coral gardens. It is this variety that attracts the abundant marine life that makes diving in Thailand so appealing. 

Several species of shark can still be found patrolling the waters of Phi Phi and the Similan’s, and manta rays are a common sight, whilst whale sharks make an occasional appearance. Although most of the diving locations in the region are now well known there are plenty of new dive sites waiting to be explored.

Day 1: departure

  • Between 15.00 - 18.00 (03.00 pm - 06.00 pm) you will get picked up from your hotels / diveshops around Phuket, Khao Lak and Phuket Airport for your transfer to the pier of Tablamu where MV Deep Andaman Queen awaits you.
  • Board MV Deep Andaman Queen – check in cabin – assemble equipment. Boat briefing is followed by dinner. Rest of the evening free at your leisure and overnight cruise to the Similan Island.

Day 2-5: Similan Island, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
After a General Dive and Safety Briefing getting ready for a check dive followed by more exciting dives around the famous Similan Island. Watch out for Mantas and whale Shark around Koh Tachai and Koh Bon and enjoy your dives between the hard and soft corals around Richelieu Rock. Visit Island No 4 and enjoy paradise with on a beautiful white sandy beach.

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner served on board

Day 6: Koh Bon
After an early morning dive around Koh Bon Island and (if possible one dive at the Boon Sung Wreck) you will arrive the Pier in Taplamu. Depart around 15.00 - 15.30 (03.00pm - 03.30 pm). Transfer back to you hotel in Phuket, Airport & Khao Lak Area between 16.00 – 18.30 (04.00 pm – 06.30 pm)

Note: The route depends on the weather conditions, political conditions, the captain and the dive guide with considering the desires of the guests. The spots are possible, but the order is not guaranteed.

Prices included:
Transfers to and from MV Deep Andaman Queen within Phuket Island and Khao Lak  (by our schedule and time table only ****), 5 nights’ accommodation in shared cabin, all meals (breakfast lunch, dinner), refreshments such as tea, coffee, fresh water & juice, soft drinks, Fresh fruits, snacks,  12 l alu tanks, weights and weight belts, professional Tour leader, Divemaster and Instructor, ratio 1 DM : 4 divers. guest’s insurance, (Total of 16 dives)

Prices not included:
Any international or domestic airfare, transfers outside Phuket & Khao Lak to and from the boat, on board telecommunication, National Marine Park fee* (payable on board),  rental diving equipment , Nitrox, PADI / SSI Diving courses, alcoholic beverages, Tip, diving insurance** or travel insurance***

Please book in advance if you need to rent a diving computer or underwater camera.

* Similan & Surin National Park Fees

  • 500 Baht for entry into the Similans or Surin (divers and non-divers) plus...
  • 200 Baht per diver per day

Example for above trip: 
Entry fee for Similan 500 THB + Surin 500 THB = 1.000 THB
Diving Fee for 5 days: 5 x 200 THB = 1.000 THB
Total (payable on board) 2.000 THB

Please note that the National Park Fee is set by the National Park and is subject to change without notice.

PICK-UP TIMES for Similan and Burma Trips
Pick-up Location Time

  • Chalong Bay 15:00
  • Rawai Beach Area 15:15 - 15:25
  • Kata Beach 15:45 – 16:10
  • Karon Beach 16:20 – 16:45
  • Patong Beach 17:00 – 17:30
  • Phuket Town 16:00 – 16:30
  • Kamala/Surin Beach 17:45 – 18:00
  • Phuket International Airport 18:00-18:30
  • Khao Lak area 18:00-18:30

Charter: MV Deep Andaman Queen is also available for liveaboard charter; please contact us for more details to make your scuba vacation special for you and your friends.

Travel & Diving Insurance

Including medical repatriation insurance is mandatory on all our trips. It is not included with our packages and it is your responsibility to purchase suitable insurance package. Make sure that it covers all the activities that you are likely to undertake, such as rafting, scuba diving, cycling, cruises, trekking etc.  Many ‘free’ insurances that come with banking packages, credit cards etc., are quite inadequate to cover you our tours, so make sure you check the policy before your travel. You are required to give a copy of your insurance policy to your tour leader upon arrival. Without proper insurance like this, we will not be allowed to join the tour as we will not able to respond adequately in case an emergency if you do not have the right insurance. Please also contact your doctor for further preparations regarding to your chosen travel destination including immunizations.

Diving Insurance
There are two very good option diving insurance companies on the market. If you are a European Citizen, you can get your diving insurance directly online with us. Just follow HERE and enter all your details, you will get a confirmation within 24hrs. For outside Europe Citizen you are able to visit the Webpage of DAN to apply for your diving insurance: http://diversalertnetwork.org/

Travel Insurance
For those who are still looking for a good Travel Insurance with a worldwide coverage. No matter from which country you are, just follow the link HERE and get your insurance package. Buy, extend and claim online, from anywhere in the world, even while you away from home and already on the way.

Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice