The MV Somboon IV is a flexible Similans Liveaboard that offers divers a great choice of how long they want to stay on the liveaboard. The Somboon IV is based in the Similans, but on Wednesdays and Sundays she'll cruise up to the great dive sites of Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon. See our dive sites section for more info on these dive sites. Somboon IV is different to the Somboon III because she visits Richelieu Rock and Koh Tachai. The Somboon III only visits sites in the Similans and Koh Bon. To visit Richelieu Rock, guests need to do three or more days on Somboon IV, spanning a Wednesday or Sunday. For example, join the boat on Monday or Tuesday and get off on Thursday, Friday or Saturday or get off the following Monday or Tuesday to visit Richelieu Rock and Koh Tachai twice. Just contact us if you're confused!
Both the Somboon IV and Somboon III are purpose built liveaboard dive boats equipped with state of the art navigation, communication and safety aids. A maximum of 28 guests can sleep on the boat in four double bed cabins and ten twin bed cabins. There are six bathrooms to cater to the guests onboard. There is an indoor saloon and also a large sundeck where guests can find some quiet time and relax. The dive staff on both the Somboon boats are experienced guides in the Similans and can usually find some special underwater treats to show their guests.
Top Deck & Dining Area
The Somboon IV, like the Somboon III, offers a great flexible schedule that should suit most divers. The boats are large and sleep up to twenty-eight guests, so don't be expecting peace and solitude on these boats. It's a fun atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Guest reports are constantly good for both the Somboon boats.
Schedules, Prices & Itinerary
The Somboon IV is permanently based in the Similan Islands, apart from on Wednesdays and Sundays when she makes the short trip north to Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon. Although quite close to the Similans, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon offer a vastly different marine environment. Whalesharks are often sighted at Richelieu Rock and Manta Rays are normally encountered at Koh Bon.
While the Somboon IV 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 for Somboon IV leave every MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!
MINIMUM STAY IS 2 NIGHTS - If you are looking for a day trip or to stay a single night then have a look at MV Somboon III.
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 IV 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 IV
3 Days / 2 Nights11 DivesB20,900 4 Days / 3 Nights15 DivesB24,900 5 Days / 4 Nights19 DivesB28,900 6 Days / 5 Nights23 DivesB32,900 7 Days / 6 Nights27 DivesB36,900
Extra Days04 DivesB4000 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. Marine Park Fees for Richelieu Rock are B600 per diver. 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. - Four 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. - Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks.