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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.

Budget Liveaboard Vessel Options

5 Star Scuba Diving at 2 Star Prices

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

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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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 liveaboard 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 the Manta Queen 7 liveabo [...]

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Manta Queen 5 Liveaboard Similan Islands Aussie Divers 4 Days 4 Nights from THB 19,900

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 gu [...]

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Manta Queen 2 Boat Aussie Divers 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 Boat Dusk Aussie Divers 4 Days 4 Nights from 23,500 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 [...]

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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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Aussie Divers Phuket MV Gentle Giant Liveaboard 4 Days 4 Nights THB 20,300

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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A Diving Community In Phuket

Here at Aussie Divers we don't just consider ourselves a dive shop, we think of it as more, a big family of like minded individuals coming together to enjoy the marine environment here in Phuket & Thailand. We are always happy to chat with new divers or old, so please drop by the office 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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What is the Oldest I can Scuba Dive?

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