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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 liveaboard vessels may not have 5 star luxuries however what they may lack in refinement they make up with 5 star fun and scuba diving.

Please note, Similan Island, Surin Islands, and Burma Liveaboards only operate between mid October and mid May only. The Similan and Surin Islands are closed for diving outside this period.

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Budget Liveaboard Vessel Options

5 Star Scuba Diving at 2 Star Prices

Manta Queen 1 Boat Dusk Aussie Divers

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 [...]

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Manta Queen 2 Boat Aussie Divers

Manta Queen 2

The Manta Queen 2 liveaboard gives you the cheapest opportunity to get the taste of scuba diving liveaboard life in the northern Andaman Sea. 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 b [...]

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Manta Queen 5 Liveaboard Similan Islands Aussie Divers

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 Southern Andaman. 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 have ple [...]

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The Smiling Seahorse Liveaboard

The Smiling Seahorse

The MV Smiling Seahorse Liveaboard took set sail for the first time in November 2018. She was a purposely build liveaboard vessel. Her steel hull is well suited to waters of the Andaman Sea and her two 2 superior engines allow the MV Smiling Seahorse to venture further into into the waters of Myanmar. Although the boat is larger than its predecessor, measuring 25m long and 6.4m wide, her eight cabins and bathrooms spread over four levels [...]

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Manta Queen 7 Similan Islands Scuba Diving Liveaboard Phuket Thailand

Manta Queen 7

The Manta Queen 7 liveaboard gives you the cheapest opportunity to do a 4-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 the Manta Queen 7 liv [...]

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Aussie Divers Phuket MV Gentle Giant Liveaboard

MV Gentle Giant

MV Gentle Giant is a 27 metre long and 6 metre wide wooden boat and can easily accommodate 20 divers with fully air-conditioned twin shared cabins. The master cabins serve couples while standard cabins are twin share. All the cabins have en-suites including shower and toilet. The saloon has a massive 55” screen TV equipped with 100's of movies and agreat place to relax after a long days diving. There is always ample [...]

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Dolphin Queen Similan Liveaboard Phuket Aussie Divers Scuba

MV 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. With 3 day/3 Night cruises to the Similan Islands available as well as the extended 5 Day/5 Night journey, we’re sure there will an outstanding experience to fit your plans all through the season. Three spacious decks ensure that there’s plenty of space to relax even with a fu [...]

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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 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 [...]

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A Diving Community In Phuket

Here at Aussie Divers Phuket we don't just consider ourselves a PADI dive shop, we think of it as more, a big diving family of like minded individuals coming together to enjoy the marine environment through diving in Phuket & Thailand. We are always happy to chat with new divers or old, so please drop by anytime to see what is going on and if you have dived with us or want to dive with us than feel free to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our community Dive Blog and generally stay in touch & stay informed.

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Aussie Divers Phuket Recognized for Excellence PADI Eco Center

Aussie Divers Phuket has been honored with the prestigious title of PADI Eco Center in recognition of their steadfast commitment to conservation and sustainable practices within the diving industry. Through initiatives like Adopt the Blue, they actively promote marine biodiversity and community resilience, tackling global ocean challenges through citizen science, policy advocacy, and education. In collaboration with PADI's partner, The Reef-World Foundation's Green Fins Initiative, Aussie Divers Phuket sets a high standard for environmental best practices. They have implemented significant measures to educate their staff and minimi [...]

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