Dolphin Queen Similans & Burma Liveaboard
The Dolphin Queen Similans Liveaboard offers a tried and tested 4 day / 4 night itinerary, which is perfect to see the best of the Similans, and dive at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the famous Richelieu Rock.
Similans, Surins, Burma
Prices From 19,800 Thai Baht
Max Guests 22
Four or Six Nights
Cabins & Comforts
Dive Site Itinerary
Value for Money
Cabins & Comforts
Dive Site Itinerary
Value for Money
Dolphin Queen Similans & Burma liveaboard
Dolphin Queen is one of the cheapest Similan liveaboards in Thailand. Dolphin Queen is a budget Thailand liveaboard which offers excellent value for money.The Dolphin Queen is surprisingly large and spacious. The main deck on Dolphin Queen has two double bed cabins, one twin share bunk bed cabin, and three quad shard (Four person) cabins, with each bed fitted with a personal curtain for a little privacy. The Dolphin Queen liveaboard has a further two double bed cabins on her upper deck. All cabins use shared bathrooms, all have air-conditioning, and all have 220v electrical sockets, so guests can charge their gadgets.
The covered outside dining area is large enough to accommodate all guests even when the boat is full and there is also a sun deck where guests can relax in between dives. Dolphin Queen Thailand liveaboard offers a four-day & four night trip to Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, & the famous Richelieu Rock, where whale sharks can sometimes be spotted cruising up and down the reef. Dolphin Queen also offers a seven day & six night Myanmar liveaboard trip, that includes diving around the Mergui Archipelago as well as Surin dive sites like Richelieu Rock.
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Catering on Dolphin Queen Similans liveaboard is a mixture of both western and Thai food, & special diets can be catered for with advanced warning. There is a TV and DVD player, as well as a sound system, where guests can watch a movie or two, or listen to some music. There is also a library of marine books to help divers identify critters from their dives. Fins, masks, and wetsuits are available to use at no cost, while both BCD’s and regulators are available at 250 THB per item per day. Dolphin Queen departs and returns from the pier just a few minutes from Khao Lak which is about ninety minutes north of Phuket. Transfers are not included, so guests will need to make their own arrangements to meet at the dive centre in Khao Lak. A taxi from Patong in Phuket will cost around 2,500 THB, or there are several buses from about 120 THB. It should also be mentioned that groups are kept small with a maximum of four guests for every professional dive guide.
Dolphin Queen Prices & Itinerary
Dolphin Queen Burma Prices
7 Days & 6 Nights / 18 Dives
Four Bunk Bed Shared Cabin – 46,000 THB
Twin Bed Cabin Main Deck – 48,000 THB
Double Bed Cabin Main Deck – 48,000 THB
Double Bed Cabin Upper Deck – 49,000 THB
Dolphin Queen Burma Itinerary
Departure Day – Guests should arrive at the dive centre in Khao Lak before 11:00 am. Equipment is checked & guests are taken to clear Thai Immigration, before departing at around 1:00 pm by minibus for the pier. Guests board Dolphin Queen liveaboard at around 2:30 pm & are introduced to the Thai boat crew, Dolphin Queen dive staff & other guests, & are briefed about the boat & allocated their cabins. The first dive could be a wreck dive at the Thai Battleship HTMS Phra Thong, followed by dinner and drinks before departing for an overnight cruise to Myanmar.
Day 2 – At 7:00 am guests pass through Myanmar Immigration & at 9:00 am depart for the Mergui Archipelago. The first dive will be at 1:00 pm, before diving at Western Rocky, also known as Shark Cave at around 3:30 pm. The last dive of the day will be a night dive.
Day 3 – First dive at North Twin Plateau followed by breakfast. Dive at Three Islets, again also known as Shark Cave. There’s time between dives to visit a desert island rumored to be inhabited by cannibals, before another dive at Three Islets, followed by dinner & a night dive.
Day 4 – First dive at Black Rock for a possible encounter with sharks, barracudas & manta rays. The remaining dives will probably all be at Black Rock, including a dusk dive.
Day 5 – Four more dives in Burmese waters, before visiting the Myanmar Andaman Beach Resort for cocktails & maybe a beach party.
Day 6 – Two dives at Fan Forest Pinnacle, Western Rocky, or a similar dive site. After lunch guests may visit a Moken Sea Gypsy village on an amazingly beautiful island for some relaxation. At around 1:00 pm the boat departs for Myanmar Immigration, then departs as the sun is setting for an overnight cruise home.
Day 7 – After a light breakfast guests disembark Dolphin Queen liveaboard at around 8:00 am. After passing through Thai Immigration guests should arrive back at the dive center in Khao Lak at around 11:00 am. Guests need to make their own arrangements for onward travel.
Masks, fins and wetsuits if required, torches for night dives, professional dive guides, all meals onboard, accommodation onboard, snacks, fruit, tea & coffee.
BCD’s and regulators are available at 250 THB per item per day (A full set of equipment for a six night trip is 3,000 THB). Burma entry fees are US$230 per person payable in unmarked and new looking US Dollar bills, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, dive computers, transfers to and from hotels in Phuket. A private taxi from Phuket costs around 2,500 THB. Nitrox is available at 200 THB per tank, or package for the Similans trip is 2,000 THB, or the Burma trip is 2,800 THB.
Dolphin Queen Similans Prices
4 Days & 4 Nights / 14 Dives
Four Bunk Bed Shared Cabin – 19,800 THB
Twin Bed Cabin Main Deck – 22,800 THB
Double Bed Cabin Main Deck – 22,800 THB
Double Bed Cabin Upper Deck – 23,800 THB
Dolphin Queen Similans Itinerary
Departure Day – Guests need to be at the dive centre in Khao Lak no later than 2:00 pm to complete paperwork & pay their balance & Similans Marine Park fees. Guests will board Dolphin Queen liveaboard at around 4:30 pm and will assemble dive equipment, receive a comprehensive boat briefing & eat some dinner. Dolphin Queen departs for the Similan Islands at around 6:30 pm & cruises overnight while the guests relax on board and get some sleep in preparation for the great diving to come.
Day 1 – Wake up calls are early at around 6:30 am. Guests can eat a light breakfast before the first dive at 7:30 am. There will be three dives & one night dive in the Similan Islands. Guests are welcome to visit the islands between dives or use the kayaks for fun.
Day 2 – Another four dives in the Similan Islands
Day 3 – Four dives at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock.
Day 4 – Two dives at Koh Tachai and Koh Bon, before heading east back to Khao Lak where guests disembark at around 1:30 pm. Guests need to organise their own transfers back to their hotels in Phuket or Khao Lak. Dolphin Queen staff can help them organise taxis or buses.
Masks, fins and wetsuits if required, torches for night dives, professional dive guides, 14 dives, all meals onboard, accommodation onboard, snacks, fruit, tea & coffee.
BCD’s and regulators are available at 250 THB per item per day (A full set of equipment for a four night trip is 2,000 THB). Similan Marine Park Fees 1,800 THB per person, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, dive computers, transfers to and from hotels in Phuket. Private taxi from Phuket costs around 2,500 THB.
Flying After Diving Guidelines
Current Divers Alert Network (D.A.N.) guidelines state: After single no-decompression dives, a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. After multiple no-decompression dives per day, or multiple days of diving (Liveaboard diving included), a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.
*Itineraries shown here are for example purposes only. The tour leader will select the best dive sites according to the conditions at the time.
Similan Islands Diving Liveaboards
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Dolphin Queen Liveaboard Schedule
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Cabins & Comforts
- Three four-person bunk-bed cabins.
- Four double-bed cabins.
- One twin bunk bed cabin
- All cabins air-conditioned.
- Three hot showers / toilets with fresh water.
- TV and entertainment centre.
- Covered outdoor dining area.
- Free tea, coffee, drinking water and snacks.
- A mixture of Thai and Western food.
- Special dietary requirements catered for.
- Large sun deck with panoramic views.
Technical & Safety Specification
- Length 24 metres, beam 5.5 metres.
- Maximum speed 12 knots, cruising speed 10 knots.
- 2 x 315hp Hino engines.
- 220v electrical outlets.
- GPS (Global Positioning System)
- Depth finders.
- Radios and cellular phone.
- One life raft.
- Life jackets.
- First aid facilities.
- Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks.
- Large dinghy.
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