Similan Islands Diving Overview

  • MV DiveRACE Class E
  • Phuket, Thailand departure
  • October to May
  • 15m to 30m vis
  • 25 to 28 degree celsius
  • Beginner to Advanced

Arguably the most famous islands of Thailand, the Similan Islands are located within a protected national park that limits the number of visitors per day. The crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches is best visited via a liveaboard.

Popular dive sites such as Elephant Head Rock and West of Eden always give divers surprises. Majestic boulders underwater form stunning surface and underwater landscapes. Sail Rock at Donald Duck Bay is one very good example of a perfect scenary.

We strongly recommend divers to be advanced certified or partake in the advance course so that they are able to fully explore the depths of this wonderous place.

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Similan Islands Diving Itineraries

Day 1
  • Welcome on board MV DiveRACE Class E from 1800hrs onwards
  • Reception and administrative matters
  • Dinner is served
  • Vessel sails once all guests have arrived
  • Overnight sail to Similan Island
Day 2
  • 1 check out dive
  • 2 day dives
  • Beach Time (Subjected to approval)
  • 1 dusk or night dive
  • Dive Sites at Similans
Day 3
  • 4 day dives
  • Dive Sites at North Similans
  • Dive Sites at Koh Bon
Day 4
  • 4 day dives
  • Dive Sites at Koh Bon
  • Dive Sites at Koh Tachai
  • Overnight sail to Boonsung Wreck
Day 5
  • 2 dives at Boonsung Wreck
  • Clearing of bills / Tshirt sales / Crew Appreciation
  • Estimated arrival at 1300hrs at Thap Lamu Pier
Day 1
  • Welcome on board MV DiveRACE Class E from 1800hrs onwards
  • Reception and administrative matters
  • Dinner is served
  • Vessel sails once all guests have arrived
  • Overnight sail to Similan Islands
Day 2
  • 1 check out dive
  • 2 day dives
  • Beach Time (Subjected to approval)
  • 1 dusk or night dive
  • Dive Sites at Similans
Day 3
  • 4 day dives
  • Dive Sites at North Similans
  • Dive Sites at Koh Bon
Day 4
  • 4 day dives
  • Dive Sites at Koh Bon
  • Dive Sites at Koh Tachai
  • Overnight sail to Boonsung Wreck
Day 5
  • 2 dives at Boonsung Wreck
  • Clearing of bills / Tshirt sales / Crew Appreciation
  • Estimated arrival at 1300hrs at Thap Lamu Pier
Day 6
  • No Info

The Similan Islands is made up of nine islands which are numbered 1 to 9, from South to North. The first 3 islands are gazetted as a marine sanctuary for turtles to lay their eggs and entry is prohibited.

Islands 4 to 9 welcome visitors to enjoy its natural beauty of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Scuba diving is the best way to enjoy the underwater scenery of the Similan Islands. With depths of up to 40 plus metres, the Similan islands offer a variety of diving for beginner to advanced divers. Large Granite boulders and sloping reefs with a good coral spread attract countless marine life to this area.

Part of the marine park also consists of Koh Bon and Koh Tachai Islands. These 2 islands are special as large pelagics such as whalesharks and mantas are occasionally sighted. The underwater environment there could be challenging as currents at these dive sites are frequently present.

Last but not least, Richelieu Rock is the most popular dive site for the itinerary. The horseshoe shaped dive site provides shelter from currents and is filled with beautiful soft corals that are yellow and purple. It is a photographer’s haven. Elusive miniature creatures such as seahorses, ghost pipefish and harlequin shrimps can be found here. Look out to the blue and see large schools of jacks or even the passing whaleshark or manta!

Points to Note

Dive sites are subjected to changes such as weather and sea conditions.
Number of dives is dependent on timing availability.
For guests flying on the day of arrival, they are advise to skip the final day diving to allow for sufficient surface interval.

Departure location

Marina Country Club, 11 Northshore Drive Singapore 828670, Pier 1

Similan Diving Inclusions

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Indoor / outdoor towelsasd
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Fresh linen, daily cabin servicesasd
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All meals on boardasd
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Snacks bar (coffee, tea, bread, jam, etc)asd
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11L scuba cylinder / weights + weight beltasd
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Guided divesasd

Similan Diving Exclusions

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Marine Park Fees (1800THB for divers / 1200THB for non divers)
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Dive & Travel Insurance
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Massage service (500THB per hour)
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Crew Gratitude
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Soft Drinks (30THB) / Beer (60THB) / Wine (1200THB)
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Nitrox fills (300THB)
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Fuel surcharge (if any)
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Rental Dive Equipment (see pricing)

Similan Diving Departure Location

Thap Lamu Pier
Thung Maphrao,
Thai Mueang District,
Phang-nga 82210, Thailand

Similan Diving Available Dates

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3 Jan - 7 Jan
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8 Jan - 12 Jan
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13 Jan - 17 Jan
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18 Jan - 22 Jan
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23 Jan - 27 Jan

Similan Islands Diving Sites