Dive Similans Island
MV White Manta
The Similan Islands, located about 50 Kilometers West of Khao Lak, are composed of nine granite islands washed by a clear blue tropical ocean and blessed with some of the world’s finest beaches. Similan is a Yawi or Malay word, which means nine or a group of nine islands. In 1982, this 128 square kilometres area was declared a marine national park. Similan Islands is voted one of the top 10 diving sites in the world for good reasons. You have a chance to dive with leopard sharks, white tip and black tip reef sharks, batfish, moray eels, snappers, barracudas, triggerfish, surgeonfish and unicornfish.
Best Time to Dive
November through the month of April is the peak season with finest conditions. However the best time for whale sharks is month of February to May. Good month for diving and snorkeling is in the month of summer, where the water is clearer and too far to be affected by fresh water run-off.
Getting There and Around
Phuket International Airport is the nearest airport to Similan Islands. Many liveaboards to Similan Islands depart from Khao Lak and it is about an hour away from the airport. From Khao Lak city centre, it is another 15 minutes to Thap Lamu pier where most liveaboard depart. Many airlines fly to Phuket International Airport. From ASingapore, there are Air Asia, Jetstar, Silkair, Tiger Airways.
5D4N Similans Island & Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: SGD$ 1,269 - 1,760
6D5N Hin Daeng/ Muang & Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: SGD$ 1,860 - 2,610
4N / 5N accommodation on MV White Manta
All meals (Western & Thai) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea
Towel, toiletries, cabin services,
Fresh hot towel and drink after every dive
Tanks, weight belt, dive guide
Free Scheduled Pick Up/ Drop Off in Phuket/ Khao Lak
All flights & hotels stay
National Marine Park fee; 1,800Thb/ diver.
(To be collected in cash at beginning of trip)
Dive & travel insurance
Soft drinks, alcohol, Nespresso coffee
Diving gear subject to availability
(schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)
Day 1. (0 Dives):
Scheduled pick up (between 4-8pm),
Transfer to Thap Lamu pier, near Khao Lak
(Board the White Manta)
Warm Welcome and Dinner served
Sail overnight to Similans (sailing time between 4-5 hours)
Day 2. (4 dives): Check dive, 2 day dives, and Night dive around Similan Islands or Koh Bon
Day 3. (4 dives): day dives around Koh Bon & Koh Tachai
Day 4. (4 dives): day dives at Surin Is. and Richelieu Rock.
Day 5. (2 dives):
Boonsung wreck or MV Sea Chart wreck and Premchai wreck. Return to Thap Lamu pier, near Khao Lak by 1.30pm
Transfer back to hotel by 4pm/ Airport by 3pm.