The Somboon III Similans Islands Liveaboard is permanently based in the Similan Islands during the scuba diving season in Thailand. She also visits dive sites at Koh Bon on Wednesdays and Sundays. Koh Bon is the best place in Thailand to find gigantic Manta Rays and lies a couple of hours north of the Similans. Guests can join or leave the Somboon III on any day of the week, as speedboat transfers are provided free of charge. Guests can stay on the boat for as long as they want, whether it's just for two dives on a day trip, or an unlimited amount of days and nights. The choice is yours!
The Somboon III is a comfortable boat that caters for up to twenty-eight divers. There is a large comfortable dining area, a spacious area for relaxing, as well as a well-designed dive deck. Cabins are well appointed and she has twelve twin bed cabins and two double bed cabins. There are six bathrooms that are shared between the cabins, more than enough to ensure that guests don't need to queue for the showers. All in all, the Somboon III is a premium economy boat at economy prices.
The great thing about the boat is that guests can fit a trip around any schedule they have. One, two, three, or four or more nights, on the Somboon III literally any time schedule can be catered for easily. We can offer early bird discounts when booking for the Somboon III, please contact us for more details!
Schedules, Prices & Itinerary
The Somboon III is permanently based in the Similan Islands, apart from on Wednesdays and Sundays when she makes the short trip north to Koh Bon. Although quite close to the Similans, Koh Bon offers a vastly different marine environment and Manta Rays are often encountered here.
While the Somboon III is in the Similans, she will move around the islands daily ensuring a large selection of different dive sites to keep guests happy. The Similans has dozens of great dive sites to choose from!
Trips leave EVERYDAY!
Hotel pick-ups are arranged for 6am and guests will be transferred to Tap Lamu just north of Phuket. From there guests transfer to MV Somboon III via speedboat which takes about one hour if the seas are calm. Stay as many nights as you like!
On days guests return, they will arrive back in their Hotels in Phuket at around 8:30pm.
Prices for MV Somboon III
1 Days / 0 Nights02 Dives B5600 2 Days / 1 Nights 07 Dives B12900 3 Days / 2 Nights 11 Dives B16900 4 Days / 3 Nights 15 Dives B20900 5 Days / 4 Nights 19 Dives B24900 6 Days / 5 Nights 23 Dives B28900 7 Days / 6 Nights 27 Dives B32900
Extra Days 04 Dives B4000 for each additional day.
Transfers from Phuket or Khao Lak hotels (Patong, Karon, Kata and Chalong only - outside of these areas there will be a surcharge per person), twin share accommodation and all meals onboard, fruit, drinking water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, tanks, fills, weights, dive guides.
Similan Islands Marine Park Fees, equipment rental, alcoholic drinks. Nitrox tanks are B300 each if required.
Similans Marine Park Fees cost B400 for entry into the Similan Islands and B200 per day. All Marine Park Fees are payable onboard. A full set of equipment is available to rent for B500 per day. Discount for non-divers please contact us. Towels are NOT provided so guests should take their own.
Cabins & Comforts
- Max twenty-eight overnight guests. - Two double cabins. - Twelve twin cabins. - All cabins air-conditioned. - Six bathrooms. - Hot showers with fresh water. - Outside dining area. - Comfortable outside seating area. - Free tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks. - A mixture of Thai and Western food. - Special dietary requirements catered for. - Large dive deck. - Freshwater showers on dive platform. - Great sun deck with nice views.
Technical & Safety Specification
- Length 30 metres, beam 6.5 metres. - Maximum speed 15 knots, cruising speed 12 knots. - 2 x 420hp Hino engines. - 220v electrical outlets. - Radios and mobile phone. - Life jackets. - First aid facilities. - Three air compressors to fill scuba tanks.