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Similan Island Liveaboards

Similan Island Liveaboards

Eat, sleep, dive and repeat. Enjoy a scuba diving liveaboard adventure today

If you would love a relaxing in the tropical sun and you love to scuba dive then why not have the best of both worlds and go on a Similan Island scuba diving liveaboards adventure. A liveaboard scuba diving holiday would have to be one of the best and most relaxing holidays you can have. With all you catering worries taken care for you and no itiniaries to worry about all there is for you to do is eat, sleep and scuba dive. There are a wide range to boats to choose from which will suit all budgets and needs.

The bulk of the liveaboards are cruising the famous Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, with some heading further north to the Surin Islands and a few heading down to the southern Andaman Sea to places like Koh Haa, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang.


Similan Liveaboard MV Jovanna Mandarin Queen

MV. Mandarin Queen Liveaboard Jovanna

The MV Mandarin Queen Liveaboard a state-of-the-art liveaboard vessel custom-built in 2023, is set to revolutionize the diving experience in the stunning Similan Islands. Designed with the utmost attention to detail and comfort, this luxurious liveaboard promises to be a game-changer for divers seeking unforgettable underwater adventures in the Andaman Sea. Visiting all the best sites in the Andaman Sea including; the stunning Similan Is [...]

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Deep Andaman Queen Similan Island Liveaboard

Deep Andaman Queen

The MV Deep Andaman Queen was custom built scuba diving liveaboard constructed in 2003 solely for the purpose of cruising the stunning Similan Islands and the rich waters of the Mergui Archipelago. Undergoing the latest refurbishment in 2019, this sleek looking vessel is a popular choice and often booked up months in advance. Most importantly there is plenty of space on this large vessel, the air-conditioned saloon is roomy and comforta [...]

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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 3 Running Scuba Diving Liveaboard Phuket Thailand

Manta Queen 3

The Manta Queen 3 was custom built in 2011 specifically as a day trip and liveaboard boat to serve the the Thai waters, formally doing the Similan trips she is now dedication to the Souther Andaman with dive sites like Koh Haa, Hin Deang, Hin Muang and Koh Lipe. She accommodates 31 guests in three different styles of cabins having one master en-suite cabin, 2 deluxe en-suite cabins and six standard cabins that can sleep either two or [...]

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Manta Queen 8 Scuba Diving Phuket Liveaboard

Manta Queen 8

Manta Queen 8 runs 4 day/4 night scuba diving liveaboard trips to to the world famous scuba diving sites of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Manta Queen 8 is a wooden hulled boat with teak floors. It's length is 27 meters and has a beam (width) of 7.5 metres makes it one of the largest boats in the Manta Queen fleet. With a maximum capacity of 24 guests it is a very spacious and comfortable liveaboa [...]

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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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Koon 9 – Similan Island Liveaboard

MV Koon 9 stands out as the largest liveaboard for scuba diving in the Similan Islands. With an impressive length of 52 meters and a width exceeding 10 meters, it surpasses the typical size of Similan liveaboards, which usually range from 26 to 37 meters. The substantial dimensions of Koon 9 contribute to a stable and comfortable journey between islands, offering ample space for up to 40 overnight divers to enjoy their diving holiday with roo [...]

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The Junk Liveaboard Aussie Divers Similan Islands

The Junk

The Junk Liveaboard is stunningly beautiful vessel sailing through the Similan and Surin Islands. The Phuket liveaboard June Hong Chian Lee (a.k.a The Junk) was built in the port city of Penang, Malaysia in 1962. She was originally designed to carry mango wood charcoal, which she did until 1985. She was then turned into a classic yacht and in 1997; a two-year overhaul began to turn her into the stunning Similan liveaboard vessel [...]

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MV Lapat Similan Islands Liveaboard Thailand Phuket Scuba Diving

MV Lapat Similan Islands Liveaboard

MV Lapat runs 4 day/4 night scuba diving liveaboard trips to to the world famous scuba diving sites of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. MV Lapat also has local Phuket low season Koh Phi Phi and Racha Island 3 day liveaboards running through July, August and September 2022. All prices are per person All prices are per person All prices are per person The on board cook serves meals on boar [...]

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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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Giamani Scuba Diving Liveaboard Phuket Thailand

MV Giamani

The MV Giamani Liveaboard has a high-bowed profile and is very easy on the eye. This makes her a stylish liveaboard and she stands out from the crowd. With an extensive itinerary this very intimate boat has scheduled trips to all the best sites in the Andaman Sea including; the stunning Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock in the North and the spectacular manta dives at Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Haa in the South. [...]

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Sawasdee Fasai Aussie Divers Similan Islands Liveaboard

MV Sawasdee Fasai

The MV Sawasdee Fasai liveaboard is a lovely well operated vessel that has trips to the Similan and Surin Islands. MV Sawasdee Fasai is one of the largest of the liveaboards in the region. She cruises the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Her steel construction allows a unparalleled ride through the Andaman Sea, spaciously sized and she promises plenty of room to chill out in between diving t [...]

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The Fhinisi Liveaboard Similan Islands Thailand Myanmar

The Phinisi

The Phinisi Liveaboard travels through the Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Myanmar. *Prices do not include park fees, equipment rental and some transfers. The sister boat to The Junk, The Phinisi Similan Liveaboard, originally named ‘Cheng I Sao’. A brand new route for her will commence in 2018. Pronounced: Pinisi, she will be operating through out the Similan and Surin Islands a [...]

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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 cate [...]

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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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Somboon 3 Similan Islands Overnight Liveaboard Scuba Diving Phuket

Somboon 3

Somboon 3 is a nice budget liveaboard vessel sailing through the Similan and Surin Islands. The MV Somboon 3 and her sister ship MV Somboon 4 are unique amongst Phuket liveaboards. They have no fixed schedule, allowing you the flexibility to hop on and off at your convenience making them the easiest boats to plan your liveaboard adventure around. They are both very large vessels with plenty of space. During the busy season they can b [...]

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Dive Race Class E Scuba Diving Liveaboard Phuket Thailand

Dive Race Class E

MV Dive Race Class E will be the most luxurious and modern scuba diving liveaboard vessel cruising the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock in 2015. Specifically built this year, this magnificent vessel really raises the bar for Thailand liveaboards and due to it’s size and stability will also be running extended trips from North to South Andaman and South to North Andaman including. It can take a maximum [...]

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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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MV Pawara Scuba Diving Phuket Liveaboard Scuba Diving

MV Pawara Liveaboard

MV Pawara Similan Liveaboard is a beautiful vessel is one of the largest of the liveaboard boats in the Similan Islands. She cruises the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Her steel construction allows a smooth and relaxing ride through the Andaman Sea, generous size and space promises plenty of room to relax in between diving the rich waters around the Similan and Surin Islands National Parks. W [...]

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Why Are Scuba Diving Liveaboards Popular in Phuket?

The Phuket scuba diving liveaboards are a very popular way to dive, let's find out what they are and why they are popular. With the high season rapidly approaching Phuket and the west coast of Thailand. That also means liveaboard season also starts up and bring more scuba diving options in the region, particularly the Similan Islands and Surin Islands. Liveaboards are one of the best ways to explore the Andaman Sea and the world's oceans [...]

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Scuba Diving Rules Similan Islands

Here is some information about the new scuba diving rules Similan Islands including Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. The Similan Island Marine Park Authorities (The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation)(DNP) held a meeting on the 16th October 2018 in relation to a wide range of issues including the amount of scuba diving permitted in the Similan Islands and Koh Bon each day. This was a meeting that was conducted after [...]

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Whale Shark Aussie Divers Phuket Scuba

Book Now 2021 – 2022 Similan Island Liveaboard Season

Book now for the 2021-2022 Similan Island Liveaboard Season as it is fast approaching. It is the perfect time to plan and book now your dive trip for 2021/2022. As many scuba divers know the Similan Islands are currently closed and should be re-opening around the 15th October. Due to COVID travel restrictions soem liveaboard operatiors will not start until December. It is now the ideal time to look into the available trips for the upco [...]

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MV Sawasdee Fasai Similan Island Liveaboard Boat

Support Phuket’s Local Scuba Diving Industry

Today more than ever, consumers are faced with many different ways of purchasing or buying the same product. Here in Phuket, Thailand it is the same. You will have the opportunity to support local scuba diving industry or the big players. Scuba Diving is no different, particularly the Similan Island scuba diving liveaboard adventures. In recent years has seen the introduction of two large online liveaboard booking agents, Liveaboard.co [...]

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Somboon 4 Similan Island Liveaboard

Somboon 4

A nice budget liveaboard vessel sailing through the Similan and Surin Islands. The MV Somboon 4 and her sister ship MV Somboon 3 are unique amongst Phuket liveaboards. They have no fixed schedule, allowing you the flexibility to hop on and off at your convenience making them the easiest boats to plan your liveaboard adventure around. They are both very large vessels with plenty of space. During the busy season they can be feel a [...]

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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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