Richelieu Rock

This beautiful rock offers spectacular diving experiences due to its richness in aquatic life, from Guitar Sharks all the way down to the little Sea Horses. Located some 20 kilometers to the southeast of the Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock can fulfill all your liveaboard diving dreams. This is by far the best dive site in these waters, including the rest of Thailand, though its reputation stretches even further to the entire globe. As a diver, you’re in for the sensation of a lifetime!

Richelieu Rock is covered with all kinds of thick layers of corals, so much so that in places its even hard to see the rock beneath them. As the limestone horse-shoe shaped pinnacle slopes abruptly down to the sandy bottom, the corals increase in size and colour formations. On the south side, the site slopes gently to deeper waters where the small caves created will give the more adventurous diver exciting swim-throughs. The center of the pinnacle provides beginners with shelter from any difficult conditions they have not yet been trained to manage.

Such difficulties may include currents, which can get quite strong as Richelieu Rock dive site is, for the most part, completely exposed. Nevertheless, the rich aquatic life and frequent, fascinating views of Whale Sharks and Manta Rays, bring live aboard divers back to this site time and time again.

 

Richelieu Rock Dive Site Details

Recommended live aboard diver certification: Beginner

Maximum depth: 35 meters

Visibility: 20+

Temperature: 27+

Divesite marine life: around the dive site one finds many kinds of Snappers and Trevallies, Blue Powered Surgeon Fish, Sea Horses, Cheveron Barracudas, Turtles, and many types of Moray Eels such as the Shy Dragon or the Giant Yellow Edged Moray and the Zebra and Honeycomb Morays, as well as Guitar Sharks. Here you can find nearly all kinds and colours of coral reef fish, like Butterfly Fish, Angel Fish and Groupers.

 

More Outer Similan Island Dive Sites

SY Ruby

SY Ruby Yacht Charter Sailing ThailandSY Ruby is a luxurious, fast charter catamaran with spacious areas both inside and outside the yacht. She boasts a large salon, seating 10 guests, sufficiently air-conditioned and two slick varnished tables where you can sit and enjoy your culinary adventures into the best Thai delights you can find in the country, with class. The salon leads to a u-shaped galley just opposite. From this area you reach the spacious double cabins within the hull of each side of the vessel.

Ruby’s three cabins with ensuite bathroom and shower are sure to provide you with all the comfort you need, with wide storage spaces for your personal items and maximum ventilation with fans and air-conditioning, including opening hatches letting in the fresh sea air and allowing comfortable sightings of the stunning environment around the waters and the sound of the sea first thing in the morning. She also has a double cabin with access to a communal bathroom and shower. Ruby was built with a view to offering you a sense of luxury during your liveaboard sailing.

Above deck and all around the cockpit area Ruby is complete with Sunbrella seat cushions and a large awning covering the entire area, providing much needed shelter from the sun, when your tanning mission is complete. Just then, simply walk to the cockpit fridge where you will find a variety of cooling drinks to quench your thirst and reclimatise; should you need to, you also have easy access to a washroom from this area. A stylish teak table further furnishes the cockpit and can be converted into a comfortable queen size bed, should you wish to lounge under the stars later in the evening.

Ruby‘s decks are spacious enough to provide comfort to all the vessel’s guests. She has a large flexible awning offering further shade when you have sat on the coach roof under the sun for too long. Welcoming large Ferrari nettings are also there for you to relax from your scuba diving adventures.

Complete with state of the art entertainment systems, SY Ruby has all the amenities necessary for fantastic live aboard dive trips and is crewed by warm and friendly staff, eager to please you and guide you around and down into the most spectacular dive sites in the world, meanwhile showing you the most stunning beaches in the islands surrounding them. SY Ruby is the perfect yacht for your luxurious liveaboard scuba diving adventures.

SY Ruby is built in such a way as to make diving as comfortable as diving can be and she does a good job accomplishing this. Stable, with lots of room for storing your diving gear, and the easiest access to and from the water with sea level steps, she boasts the best diving platform you can find in these waters. Furthermore, she has a silent built-in compressor, able to fill a bottle in just under 8 minutes.

 

Itinerary

SY Ruby sails in Thailand, the Andaman Islands, Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma).

 

 

SY Nakamal

SY Nakamal Thailand Charter YachtSailing Yacht Nakamal is a catamaran crewed charter, operating liveaboard cruises in Thailand, from Phuket. Nakamal is a fast yacht, most comfortable, well designed and equipped for tropical climates.

Accommodating up to 6 guests within 3 cabins, Nakamal and her experienced crew, will sail you to all your live aboard dream dive sites in the Phuket waters and surrounding islands, including the Similan Islands and the Surin Islands. She has wide decks where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Andaman sea, providing you with easy access to the water for your swimming and snorkeling expeditions. When you’ve had a good filling of the sun you can find shelter in the protected cockpit with a refreshing ice drink in your hands.

Below deck, the interior of Nakamal is as beautiful as the exterior. Light and breezy she is built with wooden trimmings and lots of white colours around. The 3 double cabins all come with fans and hatches that open to the world outside, so you can catch views of the sea and sky when you open your eyes in the morning. Nakamal was fully refitted in December 2005 with a view to providing an even more comfortable and pleasant cruise for its passengers. Up to 8 passengers can lounge in the salon, dine and relax into the night. It is also possible to convert the settee to 2 single berths. Just a few steps away from the salon, within the starboard hull, you will find our well equipped gallery. The salon further connects to the cockpit.

During your liveaboard trip, the captain and his crew will take good care of you, cooking delightful food to quench your appetite after your scuba diving adventures and making sure that you are comfortable, answering all your questions and giving you valuable information about the wonders that await you in the Andaman sea as you cruise along the islands. Liveaboard diving with Nakamal and its crew will be an experience you will always remember and will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed, with a sense of warmth in your heart.

Discover the wonders of the underwater world sailing on our fully equipped live aboard yacht charter SY Nakamal.

Itinerary

SY Nakamal sails to the Similan Islands, the Surin Islands and the Islands around Phuket. Further south she visits the Butang group of islands. She also visits Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar islands belonging to India.

 

Breakfast Bend

This is the perfect Similan Islands dive site to begin your scuba diving adventures. Jump from our Liveaboard yacht charter into crystal clear waters and gently descend down to 25 meters, where you will encounter scattered rock formations and beautiful soft corals with many Sea Fans, all gracefully complementing each other to create a living garden of colors.

Similan Islands Map Islands - Breakfast BendBreakfast Bend coral reef is for the most part only 5 meters deep, which allows for beginner scuba divers to exercise their newly acquired skills and become acquainted with the Similan beauty that further awaits in deeper divesites.

Currents in this divesite are usually fairly quiet and allow for easy diving. The center of the divesite however, tends to split into two currents pushing north and south. Here you have the opportunity to decide which current you wish to ride, as the north stream will float you up to another site, the North Point, and the south stream to more shallow waters.

 

Breakfast Bend Dive Site Details

Breakfast Bend  Walking Octopus - Similan Island Divesites
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Beginner or higher

Maximum depth: 35 – 40 meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Visibility: 20+ meters

Divesite marine life: Sweetlips, Snappers, Fusiliers, Bat Fish, Yellow-tail Barracudas, Green Turtles, Octupus, Ghost Pipe Fish in the extended reef, and Garden Eels, many kinds of Trigger fish, as well as Clown Trigger fish, swim together with Leopard Sharks in the sandy bottom of the divesite.

 

More Similan Island Dive Sites

Koh Bon West Ridge

Fun Diving in the Simlan IslandsTo the north of Similan Island number 9 lies Koh Bon island, famous for the massive Manta Rays swimming around its waters. As most other islands around Koh Bon are made of granite, this little island’s limestone outline is a stunning change from the surrounding scenery.

On the southeast side of the island there is a cliff which slopes down into the water almost vertically from the surface, thereby forming a wall of 33 meters. This levels off to a ridge filled with corals before it drops down to over 40 meters. This whole ridge features gardens of beautiful soft corals with an array of blue, yellow and turquoise colours, not usually seen in other dive sites. This makes Koh Bon a spectacular dive site with rare offerings to quench your diver appetite.

Koh Bon is also a spectacular divesite to visit for your liveaboard night diving. This is Lobster central, but bear in mind you are here to just look, not to catch your dinner!

As the dive site bay is sheltered, quite often there are no currents. However on the southwestern side two currents join together to create a rather unpredictable flow, making this site both exciting and exhilarating to the experienced diver. If you find yourself struggling against the currents, just hide round the corner.

 

Koh Bon West Ridge Dive Site Details

Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced Diver

Maximum depth: 35-40 meters

Visibility: 20+

Temperature: 27+

Divesite marine life: with currents transferring a wide variety of nutrients, much aquatic life is attracted to this site, including the Manta Rays mentioned above and also Reef Sharks and a large variety of Barracudas, Tuna fish and Trevallies. Within the cracks and around the ridge you will find Pipefish, Octupus, Nudibranches, Manta Shrimps, Cuttle Fish and all colour shades of Cowrie shells. Also Lobsters at night.

 

More Outer Similan Island Dive Sites

East Of Eden

Located in southeast of island number 7, East of Eden is by far the most widely famous dive site across the Similan Islands. In the southern area of the site one finds a deep pinnacle which starts at 24 meters and ends somewhere around 12 meters.

Detailed Map Of The East Of Eden Divesite In The Similan Islands 1 2 3This is beautifully covered in massive Table Corals, Feather Star Worms of all colours, Sea Fans of all sizes and Anemones gently dancing to the rhythm of the waters of the site, all attracting a wealth of marine life.

East Of Eden is an ecosystem in its own right! You will find that it is the most filmed and photographed dive site in the world.

As your liveaboard diving cruise takes you into this area, you may catch your self wondering which other dive site can top this one. Not to worry, there are many wonders to be found in many other areas of the Similan Islands, promptly visited by our liveaboards. For now, just relax and enjoy the diversity of aquatic life living within the underwater walls somewhere East Of Eden.

Currents in this dive site are always gentle and run from the north to the south of the site. You can dive here quite comfortably.

 

East Of Eden Dive Site Details

East Of Eden - Liveaboard Diving Adventures - Ghost Pipe Fish
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Open Water

Maximum depth: 35 meters

Visibility: 20+ meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Divesite marine life: Purple Fire Goby, Dart Goby and Garden Eels can be found at the sandy bottom of the site. In the morning one also finds Leopard Sharks as well. A wide variety of tropical fish can be seen as you drift upwards to more shallow areas, along with Octupus, Banded Sea Snakes, Hawksbill and further up Green Turtles. On the southern edge of the site you will find the Bommie attracting an surprising wealth of aquatic life. Smaller creatures include Ornate Ghost Pipe Fish and Nudibranches.

 

More Similan Island Dive Sites

Elephant Head Rock

Located in between islands 7 and 8, Elephant Head Rock is distinguishable from afar due to three enormous boulders, which rise above the surface. With a bit of imagination, one can see the image of an elephant head forming out of those boulders.

Elephant Head Rock Map in the Similan Islands between 7 and 8These boulders sitting on more rocks, give an indication of what awaits below the surface. Masses of caverns, caves and tunnels to swim through at 24 meters depth await, all literally covered in tons of different kinds of fish; all the fish you can ever hope to see in a single dive. At the edge of the rocks you can swim down to 40 meters. Sail with our luxury liveaboard vessels to this amazing divesite, covered with thick layers of corals and massive sea fans. Then, just when you think you’ve seen enough, more swims your way!

Currents in this dive site tend to vary, flowing from the northeast to the southwest and vice versa, depending on the tide. As you approach the rocks the currents will drift you to different directions, making this a rather unpredictable and exciting dive, particularly if you are an experienced diver. If you need to, you can always hide between the boulders, to find shelter from the currents.

Sail with our liveaboard yacht charter to a divesite that will forever remain sketched in your memory for all the good reasons!

 

Elephant Head Rock Dive Site Details

Giant Turtle - Similan Islands Liveaboard Dive Site - Elephant Head Rock
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced Diver or higher

Maximum depth: 40 meters

Visibility: 20+ meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Divesite marine life: You can find everything here; within the boulder cracks you can see small creatures like Boxer and Clearing Shrimps, Flabellinas and Nudibranches, as well as larger ones, such as Turtles, Oriental and Harlequin Sweetlips, Giant Groupers and Octopus. Great Barracudas, Fussiliers, Giant Travellies, Big Snappers and White and Black-Tip Reef Sharks can be seen all around the rocks.

 

More Similan Island Dive Sites

SY Nakamal Schedule

SY Nakamal yacht charter Thailand 04

SY Nakamal is a charter yacht and as such does not have particular schedules.

You can charter this beautiful yacht between the months of October to May.

To book a liveaboard diving trip contact us at Island Cruises, for the best liveaboard offers in Thailand.

 

 

SY Nakamal Boat Specifications & Technical Information

General Information Electricity
Boat Length 12.65 Engine batteries 2×105 A
Beam 7m Inboard batteries 2×230 A
Draft 1m Inverter 12V-220V
Displacement   Plugs 220 V Yes
Engine 2×28 CV/HP Plugs 12 V Yes
Fuel tank 350 L    
Water tank 700 L    
Layout Comfort Devices
Cabins 3 Fridge Yes
Double beds 3 Freezer Yes
Simple beds outside 2 Hot water Yes
Beds in salon Yes Shower on the deck Yes
Double Berth Front Cabins 2×1.95m Fans in the cabins Yes
Double Berth Aft Cabin 2×1,65m Barbecue grill Yes
Bathrooms 2    
Passengers Leisure
Recommended 6 Radio Yes
Maximum 8 Mp3/CD/DVD/TV/ Player Yes
    Cockpit speakers Yes
Rig Linen
Roller furling Genoa 45 m2 Small Towels Yes
Easy furling mainsail 40 M2 Towels Yes
Electronics Divers
Autopilot Yes Snorkelling equipment Yes
GPS Yes    
Speedometer Yes    
Depth Sounder Yes    
Wind Indicator Yes    
Wind speed indicator Yes    
VHF / SSB / RADAR Yes    
Deck Fitting Security
Bimini Top Yes Complete security kit Yes
Electric windlass Yes Davits Yes
Selftailing winches Yes Dinghy Yes
    Outboard engine 30CV/HP

 

 Boat Areas SY Nakamal Yacht Charter Thailand

1 – Toilet / Shower Room
2 – Guest Berths
3 – Galley
4 – Salon
5 – Cockpit
6 – Charts / Navigation Table
7 – Spare Berth
8 – Captain´s Berth
9 – Wardrobe
10 – Anchor Locker
11 – Dive Deck
12 – Sun Deck

 

 

MV Sai Mai

Live Aboard Diving Thailand MV Sai MaiMV Sai Mai was originally built in 1993. Way back then, this vessel was specialized in Burma Trips. By 2006, her loving owner had rebuilt and re-designed the MV Sai Mai transforming it into one of the most comfortable and spacious liveaboard vessels you can find in Thailand.

If what you long for is spectacular diving in some of the best dive sites in the world, while receiving special personal attention on board from our caring and experienced staff, then this is the boat for you. MV Sai Mai travels to all areas in and around Thailand including the Merghui Archipelago in Myanmar and a brand new diving cruise to Langkawi.

All cabins come complete with individually controlled air condition and en suite bathrooms and are cared for by 3 on board cabin staff. MV Sai Mai boasts a limit of 8 guests per dive cruise, thus allowing for more space on board per guest, so you can easily find your own relaxing space on board.

On this note you will find a shaded relaxation area on the upper deck, ideal for reading your book in between dives and chatting about the day’s Manta Ray and Whale Shark sightings with a fresh drink in your hand. This is also where meals are served.

MV Sai Mai is run under personal management, by Magnus the owner of the boat, making for a more flexible and personal atmosphere on board. Together with Waldi the Dive Master, they will guide you through the most satisfying diving expeditions of a maximum of 4 divers per group, showing you all that their years of experience in these waters has shown them.

The dive deck comes with a separate storage area for all your equipment, including your cameras and computers. With plenty of space you will never find this area overcrowded. NITROX is free on the MV Sai Mai and if you wish to advance your diving skills, a number of PADI courses are available on board taught by experienced instructors dedicated to your safety and, last but never least, to having ample quality fun!

 

Itinerary

MV Sai Mai journeys to the Similan & Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, the Phi Phi Islands and Hin Daeng, including the Merqui Archipelago in Myanmar before Burma. She also makes a special journey from Phuket to Langkawi.

The following are Sample Itineraries:

 

PHI PHI, HIN DAENG CRUISE
4 Days & 4 Nights

Tuesday
Departure at 3.00 pm from Phuket. Onward travel to the Phi Phi islands.

Wednesday
4 Dives at Phi Phi Islands & Koh Rock.

Thursday
4 Dives at Hin Daeng &  Hin Muang.

Friday
4 Dives at Koh Ha & Phi Phi Islands

Saturday
2 Dives at King Cruiser Wreck & Koh Doc Mai, followed by arrival in Chalong Phuket at 4.00 pm.

 

MYANMAR CRUISE
8 days & 9 Nights

Departure Day
6 pm pick up from your hotel. Overnight travel to the Similan Islands with dinner on board.

Day 1
Dive 1 at the Similans. Dive 2 at Koh Bon. Dive 3 at Koh Tachai or Richelieu Rock. Overnight travel to the Myanmar border.

Day 2
Once border formalities are completed, you travel towards our 1st Myanmar dive site. Diving is at High Rock, Stewart Island, or Rocky Island.

Day 3
Shark Cave dive site, one of the best sites in Myanmar, where we make 3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive.

Day 4
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Black Rock.

Day 5
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in North Twin – South Twin.

Day 6
3 day-time dives in Burma Banks at Heckford Bank and Silvertip Bank.

Day 7
2 dives at North and Western Rockies followed by a cruise to Kaw Thaung for border clearance. Overnight cruise to the Similan Islands.

Day 8
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in the Similan Islands.

Night 9
Journey back to Phuket. You have your last breakfast around 8 am. Transfer back to the hotel.

 

PHUKET TO LANGKAWI CRUISE
8 days & 9 nights

Departure day:
2 pm pick up from your hotel, followed by overnight journey to the Phi Phi Islands with dinner on board.

Day 1
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Phi Phi Islands.

Day 2
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Ha, Koh Rok.

Day 3
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Tarutao National Park: Ko Lipe.

Day 4
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Tarutao National Park: Ko Rawee, Ko Adang.

Day 5
Sightseeing and shopping in Langkawi.

Day 6
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Tarutao National Park: Ko Lipe, Ko Rawee, Ko Adang.

Day 7
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Ko Ha, Hin Muang, Hin Daeng, Ko Rok.

Day 8
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Phi Phi Islands

Day 9
Return to Phuket. You have your last breakfast.around 8 am. Transfer back the hotel.

 

 

SY Ruby Boat Specifications & Technical Information

Yacht Specifications  Comfort & Entertainment
Design Silkline 510 aluminium performance catamaran Ventilation Air conditioning, electric fans and opening hatches in all cabins and saloon
Built Built in 2007 in Malaysia & Thailand, commissioned in January 2008 Fresh Water 4 hot & cold showers inside, deck shower at transom
LOA 51ft (1.4m) Access to Sea  Close to water swim platform and swim ladder on aft transom
Beam 25ft (7.7m) Sun Protection Fixed bimini over cockpit, flexible awning covering foredeck
Draft 3ft (0.9m) Entertainment CD/DVD/MP3 player, 32" LCD TV, music/video library
Displacement 9500kg  
Hull material Aluminium Safety
Rig Fractional rig, 3 spreaders, spinnaker prodder Life Vests 10 adult vests, children’s vests on request, 10 safety harnesses
Sails Fully battened main sail (68sqm), furling genoa (45sqm), spinnaker (125sqm) First Aid Generic first aid
Steering Steering wheel, hydraulic Fire Extinguishers Yes
Winches 3 manual winches Emergency Equipment Emergency flares, EPIRB, 2 DAN buoy2, 6 life rings, throw lines
Cruising Performance Under power: 8kts ; under sail: 8kts ; top speed: 16-20kts Toolkit & Repair Basic toolkit including wire cutters and sail repair items
Technical Specifications Activities Equipment
Engine 2×39 HP Yanmar Tender 8 person 3.65m RIB with 15hp outboard
Fuel Diesel Snorkeling Masks, snorkels and fins
Fuel capacity 900 liter *Scuba Diving Full dive equipment for 6 persons on board always, built-in dive compressor. Dives charged at €40 EUR per dive including equipment and divemaster.
Water capacity 700 liter Other Watersports 2 double kayaks
Watermaker 160 liter/hour Fishing Gear Reels for trawling and fishing rod
Anchor winch Electric  
Electricity 12 V DC (+ DC-charger) & 100-220 V AC (through generator)
Yacht Equipment Accommodation
Basic navigation Paper charts, compass, binoculars, navigation toolkit Maximum Passengers 8 for crewed charters, 10 for bareboat charters
Navigation equipment Depth sounder, wind instrument, GPS, autopilot, radar, chart plotter Double cabins 3 double en suite cabins (2 x king size, 1 x queen) all with private bathroom 1 double cabin (queen size) with shared bathroom
Communication VHF radio, GSM phone Single cabins 2 single berths in bow sections
Galley Bathrooms  4 bathrooms/shower
Cooking 3 burner gas stove, microwave/grill, gas BBQ, espresso machine Saloon U-shaped couch seating 10 persons in comfort
Cold Storage 2 fridges, 1 freezer, 1 big ice box On Deck Wide walkways, uncluttered decks, big netting

 

1. Salon
2. Galley
3. Cockpit and outside lounge area
4. Double ensuite cabin with total 3: 2x king size and 1x queen size)
5. Double aft-cabin
6. Shower and bathroom
7. Netting
8. Single cabin (crew cabin, total 2)

 

 

SY Nakamal Prices

CHARTER PRICES 2010
Sailing Live Aboard Crewed Cruises from Thailand to Malaysia
Thailand, Malaysia
1 Dec – 18 Dec 
19 Dec – 8 Jan 
9 Jan – 28 Feb 
1 Mar – 30 Nov
1 – 2 guests
€ 480
€ 880
€ 580
€ 380
3 – 4 guests
€ 590
€ 880
€ 690
€ 490
5 – 6 guests
€ 600
€ 990
€ 800
€ 600
Discount: 14 days booking -> 10% discount off the standard charter price
 
Sailing Live Aboard Crewed Cruises from Thailand to Burma (Myanmar) Mergui Archipelago
Burma (Myanmar) Mergui Archipelago
1 Dec – 18 Dec 
19 Dec – 8 Jan
9 Jan. – 30 April
1 – 2 Guests
€ 710
€ 980
€ 710
3 – 4 Guests
€ 840
€ 1120
€ 840
Plus Burma entry fee $ 200.- bis 250.- per person depending on length of stay
 
Sailing Live Aboard Crewed Cruises to The Andaman Islands (January – April)
16 Days Phuket – Andaman Islands – Phuket
The Andaman Islands (Indian Territory)
19 Dec – 8 Jan
9 Jan. – 30 April
1 – 2 Guests
€ 880
€ 580
3 – 4 Guests
€ 880
€ 690
These prices exclude your entry Visa

 

 

SY Ruby Prices

CHARTER PRICES 2010
Sailing Live Aboard Crewed Cruises Burma (Myanmar) Mergui Archipelago
Burma (Myanmar) Mergui Archipelago
Nov
Dec – Feb
22 Dec – 8 Jan
Mar – 15 May
16 May – Oct
2 – 4 Guests
€ 1365
€ 1575
€ 1730
€ 1365
N/A
5 – 8 Guests
€ 1495
€ 1705
€ 1860
€ 1495
N/A
 
Sailing Live Aboard Crewed Cruises to The Andaman Sea and Malaysia
The Andaman Sea & Malaysia
Nov
Dec – Feb
22 Dec – 8 Jan
Mar – 15 May
16 May – Oct
1 – 2 Guests
€ 920
€ 960
€ 1160
€ 920
€ 840
3 – 4 Guests
€ 1060
€ 1060
€ 1350
€ 1060
€ 920
5 – 6 Guests
€ 1260
€ 1350
€ 1450
€ 1260
€ 1160
7 – 8 Guests
€ 1360
€ 1420
€ 1550
€ 1360
€ 1160
9 -10 Guests
€ 1450
€ 1510
€ 1640
€ 1450
€ 1250
 
Discount:  8 Days booking: 5%,  14 days booking: 8%,  21 days booking: 10%
Prices Include Prices Do Not Include
24 hour sole use of the yacht Airline flights, transfers or hotels 
Services of Captain & Chef / Hostess  Holiday and medical insurance 
Running cost of yacht (fuel & berthing) Rental vehicles or water taxis 
3 main meals each day & snacks  Meals or drinks in restaurants
Coffee, tea & iced water  National Park fees, where applicable 
Snorkeling & fishing gear  Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks 
Linen & bath towels
No sharing with other groups  
   
Optional Extras Price Description
Scuba diving € 40 per dive / per person Including tanks, weights, divemaster and on-board dive compressor.
Dive equipment Inclusive BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel, Fins
Kayaks 15 per kayak / per day  2 person kayaks

 

 

MV Explorer

Liveaboard Diving MV West Coast Explorer MV West Coast Explorer is a motorized dive vessel, boasting a fully carpeted upper deck and a 30 square meter sun deck. Lounge in the 12 square meter salon and enjoy your resting time from your diving, making full use of our music and video system or our diverse marine library. This live aboard vessel has top facilities run by knowledgeable and experienced staff. She can accommodate up to 16 divers in her fully air-conditioned twin shared cabins.

Have a taste of our delicious on board food of Thai and International main meals, including breakfast. We can confidently say that your only complaint may be that of putting on too much weight, during your liveaboard diving cruise. At MV Explorer, we try to keep your taste buds happy, as we know that good food will make your scuba liveaboard experience all the more enjoyable. To this end, tea, coffee, water, milkshakes and small appetizers such as fruit, sweets, cakes and biscuits are offered free of charge. We also cater for Halal, vegetarian and of course, any allergy related dietary requirements.

Also important in affording you the best liveaboard experience is the boat crew. Our crew is one of the best features of this vessel. Warm and friendly people, they will make sure that you are comfortable, tell you what to expect, ask you about your experience, listen to you, answer your questions and show you all the beautiful creatures around, while you’re diving, so that you don’t miss anything. Furthermore, they are all committed to making your liveaboard dive cruise fun! Anything you need, speak to Milton or Nick, your liveaboard cruise hosts, who will be happy to help any way they can. First and foremost, however, the crew will make sure that you are always safe.

Safety on board our liveaboard vessel, MV Explorer, is first on our list of priorities. The dive deck is equipped with non-slip rubber flooring and the vessel itself has closed circuit video systems covering various communal areas of the boat, including the dive platform and the engine room, thereby ensuring safe standards and practices by all on board. She also carries a complete first aid kit, fire extinguishers, life jackets and a DAN oxygen supply.

 

Itinerary

SIMILANS & RICHELIEU ROCK CRUISE
4 days & 4 nights

West Coast Explorer Live Aboard conducts a 4day/4night schedule during Phuket‘s high season, starting from the 1st of November till the 30th of April, every year. Below are the sites visited:

Richelieu Rock
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai
Surin National Park
Similan National Park

Departure day
Pick up from all areas in Phuket, followed by transfer to the West Coast Explorer to Thap Lamu. Begin your cruise to the Similan Islands. Dinner is served on board.

Day 1-3
4 dives per day – exact itinerary varies; Dive sites are decided en route based on currents, weather, customer choice, big fish sightings etc.

Day 4
2 dives followed by return to Thap Lamu. Transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.