Similan Liveaboards: Choosing the best Thailand Liveaboards for you!

August 11, 2010
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Manta Ray Similan Islands

There are literally oodles of Similan liveaboards to choose from, offering vastly different levels of comfort, itineraries, and prices. Here we’ll discuss how about how to go about choosing the best Thailand liveaboards for you, and outline a few of our top Thailand liveaboard choices. Similan liveaboards offer the best diving in Thailand and once you factor into the equation that you’ll save money on hotel accommodation and eating out, you can pick up some real bargains. Of course, if you’re after luxury Similan liveaboards there’re also lots of exiting options to choose from.

There’re a few points you’ll need to establish before you can start to search our website for your ideal Similan liveaboards.

  • How many nights you would like to spend on the boat?
  • Your rough budget and required level of onboard luxury?
  • Your required itinerary (Similan Islands – Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu – Similans & Burma – Hin Daeng & Hin Muang)?

We know it can be confusing, so we’ll go through some of our top choices below with a very brief rundown for each choice. For more details on each offering just click the links and we’ll take you to the designated pages for all the must know details of those specific Similans liveaboards.

Similan Liveaboards From One-Night Upwards

Similan liveaboard trips run from between one night, up to nine nights or more. If time is an issue and you only want to spend from a single night, up to a few nights in the Similan Islands, we have a few of cool options for you to choose from.

Somboon III

Somboon III
Somboon III

http://www.scubadivingphuket.net/MV-Somboon-III.html

You can join or depart the boat any day of the week and stay from one night to as many nights as you want. On Wednesdays and Sundays the boat visits Koh Bon for diving. Koh Bon is a famous dive site for Giant Manta Rays. Prices start from B12700 for one night and seven dives. See above for full details. Day trips can also be arranged to this boat from B5600.

Somboon IV

http://www.scubadivingphuket.net/MV-Somboon-IV.html

You can join or depart the boat any day of the week, apart from Wednesday or Sundays. On Wednesdays and Sundays the boat makes the short trip north to Richelieu Rock (Whalesharks) and Koh Bon (Mantas). Minimum stay is for two nights. Prices start from B20900 for two nights and 11 dives.

MV Scubacat

http://www.scubadivingphuket.net/MV-Scuba-Cat.html

A nice spacious catamaran which cruises the Similans between November and April. You can join or depart the boat any day of the week. Basic accommodation. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Stay from one night to as many as you choose. Prices start from B12000 for one night and includes 6 dives. See link above for full details.

Four-Night Similan Liveaboards

The standard Similan liveaboard trip usually runs for four days and four nights and includes diving in the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock. Fourteen dives are included in a four-night trip.

Business Class Similan Liveaboards

MV Black Manta - Our Choice!!

MV Black Manta

http://www.scubadivingphuket.net/MV-Black-Manta.html

We offer a standard 10% discount for this trip for early bookings. Black Manta from our business class section is an awesome boat. It’s priced well below the price you’d expect for the quality of the boat and its facilities. The food is excellent. Different standards of cabin are available to suit your budget. The crew are all very professional and friendly. Prices start from B28000 for a standard cabin. Early booking is essential as this is a popular choice. See the link above for full details.

MV Pawara

http://www.scubadivingphuket.net/MV-Pawara.html

Another very nice boat well priced from our business class section. Reports from our guests are constantly glowing, and the standard of the boat facilities and staff is excellent. Prices start from B27800 per person for a standard cabin.

Budget Similan Liveaboards

MV West Coast Explorer

http://www.scubadivingphuket.net/MV-West-Coast-Explorer.html

West Coast Explorer offers a standard four-night Similans trip. She is a basic boat with air-conditioned accommodation in twin share cabins. We offer a standard 10% discount for early bookings. Prices are B25000 per person, with our discount that comes down to B22500 per person. A sturdy boat with an experienced crew.

MV Manta Queen I & MV Manta Queen IIOur Choice!!

Manta Queen 1

http://www.scubadivingphuket.net/MV-Manta-Queen-I.html

http://www.scubadivingphuket.net/MV-Manta-Queen-II.html

If you want rock bottom prices Manta

Queen offer unbeatable value for money. Prices start from an unbelievable B19300 per person including Similan Marine Park fees, transfers, and equipment for a space in a four-berth cabin, or B21800 per person for a double cabin. Don’t be fooled into thinking that because the price is so low the boats or service will be of a low standard. Reports from our guests are always very good. Early booking is essential as these trip fill up quickly due to the bargain prices.

We also have many boats on our books that cruise out to Myanmar, as well as down to Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa, and Phi Phi Islands. We also have lots of trips with itineraries for longer than the standard four nights. Contact us for more details on these and tell us which rough dates you have in mind and we’ll come up with some options for you. Alternatively browse our liveaboard section to check schedules and prices.

Of course, all the other Similan liveaboards we offer from the main area on our website are all tried and tested by us. If we don’t think a boat is good enough for us then we won’t use it for our valued guests.

Special Promotion!!

We’re giving away free www.scubadivingphuket.net t-shirts with EVERY Thailand liveaboard booking. Upon completion of your booking, we’ll mail one of our super cool dive t-shirts to your home address.

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