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Phuket Liveaboard Cruises
Want to venture further to experience some of the best diving in the world?
You'll discover that Dive The World offers dozens of adventure-laden liveaboards, from October to May, to a wide variety of the very best dive sites in Thailand, including the world famous Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, plus Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, the Surin Islands, Hin Daeng, and also further north - across the border to Burma for liveaboard diving in the remote Mergui Archipelago.
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Why not join one of our 4 night dive cruises to the Similan Islands? Diving an awesome array of reef formations and underwater landscapes, cruising amongst tropical islands with stunning white beaches, it's not hard to see why Similan liveaboard trips are among the most popular diving adventures in the world. The area is a protected national park and is covered by a variety of liveaboards catering to all price budgets from deluxe to backpacker standard.
Excited expectations of diving with manta rays at Koh Bon and chance encounters with whale sharks at Richelieu Rock and Koh Tachai, provide a dramatic complement to Similan diving safaris and irresistible incentives to most first-timers.
If you're short of time then our southern Thailand liveaboard trips may be just what you are looking for. Deep wall diving at Hin Daeng and Hin Muang offer opportunities to see reef sharks as well as more mantas and whale sharks. These short liveaboards (usually 2 or 3 nights) are less crowded and also take in some interesting caverns and the beautiful Phi Phi Islands.
For the more adventurous divers out there, try Burma - the Mergui Archipelago and Burma Banks offer true frontier diving. Leave the crowds far behind and voyage back in time to this wonderous and magical archipelago. Large sharks and rays are often to be expected, but Burma is equally attractive to macro-enthusiasts and experienced divers in search of more elusive marine life such as frogfish, pipefish and nudibranchs, not found so regularly in Thailand.
You can combine any of these destinations for a once-in-a-lifetime diving adventure in this spectacular part of the world.
There is a wide range of prices, with the more expensive boats providing high levels of comfort and service and these are recommended for divers with experience of liveaboards in other countries. The least expensive options cater generally to younger and less-experienced divers on a budget. At this end of the market you can choose either short and inexpensive liveaboards, or be transferred by speedboat to and from a stationary liveaboard which remains in the Similans.
All Thailand liveaboards prices normally include:
Diving, air-conditioned cabins, catering, non-alcoholic drinks, transfers, weights and weight-belts, torches and tanks, professional divemaster and all taxes. Your shortlist quote will include no 'hidden extras'. Not all of the lower budget liveaboards have towels or toiletries so you may have to bring your own.
Please note that, national marine park fees are not included in your quote (unless otherwise stated). Similan Islands National Marine Park fees are currently approx. US$ 12 per entrance, plus US$ 6 per person per day.
Full sets of diving equipment can be rented for US$ 18 per day. Suunto™ dive computers can be rented for US$ 6 per day. Digital cameras can be rented for US$ 30 per day.
We recommend that all our customers take out insurance to cover diving and travel activities, including trip cancellation. See our insurance programme for a competitive quote.
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Ports of departure:
Liveaboard diving cruises depart from Phuket, Khao Lak in Phang Nga (1½ hours minibus transfer north of Phuket), or Ranong (4-5 hours minibus transfer north). Transfers are provided free of charge from all main beach areas of Phuket (Patong, Kata and Karon). Transfers from more remote beaches or Phuket Town may be subject to a small extra pick up fee.
Dive The World rating system:
The customer rating displayed for each Thailand liveaboard is an indication of our customers' satisfaction. 5 star is excellent, 4 star is very good, 3 star is good, 2 star is average, and 1 star is below average. We ask each and every one of our customers to rate their liveaboard diving safari, and the rating earned by each boat is an average of the ratings received from our customers over the last season. That way, we ensure that our ratings and recommendations are truly impartial and reflect up to date performance based on the most important indicator - your satisfaction!
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