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Similan Explorer Thailand Liveaboard

Budget option Similan Explorer Thailand liveaboard offers guests a choice of either five night, or three night Similans itineraries. The five night schedule also includes diving in the Surin Islands, Furthermore, guests will also have the unique chance to visit a traditional Sea Gypsy Village in the Surin Islands.

Similans & Surins
Prices From 16,800 Thai Baht
Max Guests 20
Three or Five Nights
Nitrox Available
Cabins & Comforts 
Dive Site Itinerary 
Value for Money 
 Cabins & Comforts
 Dive Site Itinerary
 Value for Money

Similan Explorer Thailand Liveaboard

Similans Explorer caters to Thailand scuba diving enthusiasts looking for a cheap Similans liveaboard in the budget market. Similan Explorer might have a cheap price, but she offers excellent value for money to scuba divers more concerned about the excellent Similan Islands scuba diving itinerary, than they are about having a private en-suite bathroom, or about the dazzling bright turquoise paint jobs inside the cabins.

Similan Explorer Similans liveaboard

Similan Explorer offers three or five night Similans liveaboard dive trips, with diving around the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, & Richelieu Rock. All cabins are air-conditioned & have great sea views. Each bunk bed in the four quad share cabins have their own curtain which offers privacy. There are also two twin bed cabins, & an additional two double bed cabins on the upper deck. The boat is spacious enough to find a peaceful area to relax between dives & there are comfortable sun loungers & soft mats furnishing the partially shaded sun-deck upstairs.

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Similan Explorer liveaboard has a communal dining area where tasty meals are served, & snacks & other goodies are always available. Guests share three bathrooms, which have toilets and showers & there are two additional showers available. Guests need to meet at the dive centre in Khao Lak for 2:00 pm on departure day. If guests require a transfer from Phuket to Khao Lak, we can arrange a taxi with an honest driver at a fair price. This will eliminate the chances of being overcharged by taxi drivers asking for excessively high fares. Similan Explorer liveaboard departs in time to catch the sunset on the cruise to the Similan Islands dive sites.

Double Bed Cabin
Four Bed Cabin
Twin Bed Cabin

Similan Explorer Prices & Itinerary

Please Note: Prices shown below for Similan Explorer are subject to an additional 7% V.A.T.
Similan & Surins – 5 Nights – 18 Dives

Four Bunk Bed Shared Cabin – Thai Baht 24,500
Twin Bed Cabin Main Deck – Thai Baht 27,900
Double Bed Cabin Upper Deck – Thai Baht 28,900

*Prices subject to 7% V.A.T.

Similans – 3 Nights – 10 Dives

Four Bunk Bed Shared Cabin – Thai Baht 16,100
Twin Bed Cabin Main Deck – Thai Baht 18,100
Double Bed Cabin Upper Deck – Thai Baht 19,100

*Prices subject to 7% V.A.T.

Five Night Itinerary

Departure Day – Guests need to be in Khao Lak for around 2pm. Transfers from Phuket are NOT included in the price. The boat departs at around 5pm so guests can enjoy the sunset at the cruise departs for the Similan Islands.
Day 1 – Four dives around the Similan Islands including a night dive. Guests can visit the islands for an hour or two between dives for some sightseeing. The fourth dive could be a night dive in Honeymoon Bay.
Day 2 – Another day of great scuba diving in the Similans.
Day 3 – Four dives at Koh Bon looking for Giant Manta Rays, and also diving at Koh Tachai.
Day 4 – Diving at Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands, where guests can visit the islands between dives.
Day 5 – More diving in the Surin Islands before heading back to the mainland. Guests should be back in their hotels at around 5pm.

Prices Include

All accommodation and meals onboard Similan Explorer. Fins, masks & wetsuits if required, professional dive guides, 18 dives on the five night trip, 10 dives on the three night trip. Snacks, fruit, tea, coffee, water.

Prices Exclude

7% V.A.T. BCD’s and regulators are charged at 250 THB per item, per day. That means if you need both a reg & BCD, the additional cost for equipment would be 1,500 THB for a three night trip. or 2,500 THB for a five night trip. Similan National Marine Park fees are currently 1,600 THB per person for the three night trip, or 2,000 THB per person for the five night trip. Marine park fees are payable on the boat in cash. Alcoholic drinks, canned soft drinks, & dive computers. Transfers from Phuket are also not included & guests need to meet at the office in Khao Lak no later than 2:00 pm on departure day. If guests require a transfer from Phuket to Khao Lak and request in advance, we can arrange a taxi with an honest driver at a fair price. Taxis cost from 1,500 THB to 2,500 THB one-way from Phuket, depending where the pick-up in Phuket is from.

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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Liveaboard Schedule

Similan Explorer Liveaboard Schedule

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Cabins & Comforts

  • Four twin bunk bed cabins
  • Two quad share bunk bed cabins with individual curtains for added privacy
  • Two double bed cabins
  • All cabins have a sea view window that opens
  • Three toilets with showers and two showers on the dive deck
  • Outside dining area.
  • Comfortable outside seating area
  • TV, DVD player and sound system
  • A mixture of Thai and Western food
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Large dive platform
  • Large sun deck with sundeck chairs and a shade cover at the back

Technical & Safety Specification

  • Length 23 meters, bean 5 meters
  • Max speed 10 knots,cruising speed 8 knots
  • 246hp Hino engine
  • GPS (Global Positioning System)
  • Depth finders
  • Radios and satellite phone
  • One life raft (With survival equipment)
  • Life jacket in all cabins and also on deck
  • Oxygen station
  • Two Bauer Mariner II compressors with an air-cooling system with P41 air filters
  • One dingy
  • Nitrox facilities

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