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What are the Similan and Surin Island National Park Fees?

What are the Similan and Surin Island National Park Fees?

What are the Similan and Surin Island National Park Fees?

When budgeting for scuba diving liveaboard from Phuket to the Similan Islands or Surin Islands you must take into account the cost of National Park fees. Here we explain what the Similan and Surin Island National Park Fees are?

In 1982 the Similan Islands (including Koh Bon) were deemed to be a nation park and as a result fees were introduced for the care and up keep of the islands.

For the 2015 – 2016 Season the price for entering each national park is THB 500 and THB 200 for each day that you are there. There for is you are on a over night liveaboard then you will pay THB 500 + THB 200 x 2 days making the total THB 900.

The same goes for the Koh Surin National Park which takes in the Surin Islands, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.

If you were to go on a 4 day 4 night liveaboard that takes in some diving at both the Similan Islands and then Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock then you fees would be like this:

THB 500 to enter Koh Similan Island National Park, THB 500 to enter Koh Surin National Park and THB 200 (x 4) for each day that you are there making the total THB 1,800 for a 4-day trip.

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2018 – 2019 UPDATE

The Similan Island Marine Park office now charges the THB 500 entry fee each time you enter the park. In the past if you re-entered the park you were not charged a free. As of 2019 you will be charged the THB 500 entry fee again. This particularly effects the Somboon boats that do a circular route and re-enter the Similan islands.

A 3 day – 2 night trips would look like this.

Day #1: THB 500 Similan Island entry fee and THB 200 daily fee.
Day #2: THB 500 Surin Island entry fee and THB 200 daily fee.
Day #3: THB 500 Similan Island re-entry fee and THB 200 daily fee.

The total would be THB 2,100 on Somboon 3 or Somboon 4 for a trip that takes in both Similan and Surin Islands (Richelieu Rock)

The fees are paid directly to the scuba diving liveaboard boat operator who then in turn pays the authorities when the enter the national park. Payment needs to be in cash and Thai Baht is preferred.

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By Darren Gaspari

Proud owner and active PADI Gold Course Director of Aussie Divers Phuket, a professional and awarded PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Scuba Diving Centre. Member of the PADI Advisory Board for the eLearning modules 2019 and 2020.

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