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Budget Liveaboard Vessels

Budget Liveaboard Vessels

The Cheapest Way to do a Similan Island Scuba Diving Liveaboard Adventure

Don’t let a low budget have you missing out on some of the best scuba diving in the world. These budget scuba diving liveaboards may not have 5 star luxuries however what they may lack in refinement they make up with 5 star fun and scuba diving.

Budget Liveaboard Vessel Options

5 Star Scuba Diving at 2 Star Prices

Andaman Tritan Similan Islands Liveaboard Scuba Diving 5 Days 4 Nights THB 24,000

Andaman Tritan

MV Andaman Tritan is not the largest liveaboard cruising the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock but with a maximum of 18 guests it never feels over crowded and you won’t find to many cheaper options for an ensuite cabin on a 4 day/4 night safari. Built in 2002 and completely refurbished in 2007 the boat is clean and nicely furnished. A good size dive deck ensures there’s plenty of space to kit up an [...]

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Similan Explorer Scuba Diving Phuket Liveaboard 3 Days 3 Nights THB 16,100

Similan Explorer

Thailand Liveaboard MV Similan Explorer is a great choice for budget minded travellers wishing to sample the fantastic scuba diving in Similan and Surin Islands national parks. With a choice of 5 day/5 Night or 3 Day/3 Night cruises this super boat gives you excellent options to sample the stunning diving in the Similan and Surin Islands. Three spacious decks ensure that there’s plenty of space to relax even with a full boat of just [...]

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Dolphin Queen Similan Liveaboard Phuket Aussie Divers Scuba 4 Days 4 Nights from THB 19,800

Dolphin Queen

Thailand Liveaboard MV Dolphin Queen is a very popular choice for divers wanting to see the very best of the Similan Islands and Surin Islands on a tight budget. She also runs to the fantastic Mergui Archipelago seven times through the season, a very popular trip that can be sold out months in advance. With 4 day/4 Night cruises to the Similan Islands available as well as the extended 5 Day/6 Night journey to Myanmar, we’re sure there [...]

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Manta Queen 7 Similan Islands Scuba Diving Liveaboard Phuket Thailand 5 Days 5 Nights from THB 22,500

Manta Queen 7

The Manta Queen 7 gives you the cheapest opportunity to do a 5-day trip on a scuba diving liveaboard in the Similan Islands. She may low on price but not low on fun and spirit. She will also take you to the awesome dive sites of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Boon Sung Wreck increasing your chances of see the sought after whale sharks and manta rays. Having two different bedding options, twin share or 4 bed shared cabins. [...]

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Manta Queen 5 Liveaboard Similan Islands Aussie Divers 3 Days 3 Nights from THB 16,300

Manta Queen 5

The Thailand liveaboard Manta Queen 5 is one of the cheapest boats on which to sample the clear blue waters of the Similan Islands National park. You'll find no extravagant extras on board but what you will find is simple, comfortable accommodation and wonderful diving at a great price. A generous sundeck, an air-conditioned saloon with TV and music media player and a dinghy available to take you to some stunning beaches ensures guests [...]

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Manta Queen 2 Scuba Diving Similan Islands Liveaboards Phuket Thailand 3 Days 3 Nights from THB 17,600

Manta Queen 2

The Manta Queen 2 gives you the cheapest opportunity to get the taste of scuba diving liveaboard life in the Similan Islands. She may low on price but not low on fun and spirit. She will also take you to the awesome dive sites of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock increasing your chances of see the sought after whale sharks and manta rays. Having three different bedding options, twin bed, double bed and 4 bed shared cabins shared [...]

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Manta Queen 1 Liveaboard Scuba Diving Similan Islands Budget 4 Days 4 Nights from 20,900 THB

Manta Queen 1

The Manta Queen 1 gives you the cheapest opportunity to get the taste of scuba diving liveaboard life in the Similan Islands. She may low on price but not low on fun and spirit. She also sails to the wonderful dive sites of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Having three different bedding options, twin bed, double bed and 4 bed shared cabins shared is geared to assist small groups or families. There is still plenty of space on this [...]

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Best Scuba Diving Liveaboard Prices Phuket Thailand

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 Nation Park fees. 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 the nation park is THB 500 and THB 200 for each day that you are there. There fo [...]

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Free Pool Try Scuba Diver Aussie Divers Phuket Helpful Diving Info

Do I Need to Know How To Swim to Scuba Dive?

This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO. If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course then the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres with any stroke and also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minutes. The reason for this is not for the fact that scuba diving requires you to swim, but rather it is for yours and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to keep you afloa [...]

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Importance of Equalising your Ears

Scuba diving is a relatively safe sport, as long as you follow the rules, however one of the most common injury's we see is ear problems after not improper technique or failure to equalise the ears. It is vital that you stop your decent/going down plus let your guide/instructor/buddy know if you have any equalisation issues whilst diving. When we are scuba diving the term “equalising” means to equalise pressure between the inside of your ears and the underwater environment. Human ears have the natural ability to compensate external pressure from the surrounding world and this mostly happens without you even noticing that it happen [...]

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Healthy Coral Helpful Diving Info

Are Chemical Sun Creams Damaging Coral Reefs?

Recently there has been a great deal of media hype around the link between chemical sun creams and severe damage to coral reefs. You may have seen that Hawaii has just banned chemical sun creams containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, but what many people still ask is... Are chemical sunscreens and sun creams really that damaging to the coral reefs? Like most things the answer is not a simple one, but what you should know as a diver is that Oxybenzone and other chemical active ingredients used in nearly all chemical based sun creams, contribute to Coral death and exacerbate the bleaching effect caused by increased water temperature [...]

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