Similan and Surin Islands
SAMPLE ITINERARY – 4 NIGHTS/UP TO 14 DIVES OR 6 NIGHTS/ UP TO 19 DIVES
The schedule you do on the boat varies with the currents and the tides. The boat tour leader and captain will choose the best option for guests. Please note the 4 night itinerary includes diving around the Similan islands only.
Day 1: Arrive Phuket. Transfer by road (1.5 hours) to join the liveaboard around 19.00 in Khao Lak.
Days 2-4 (4 nights) or 2-6 (6 nights): Your dive schedule over the next few days includes up to 4 a day as follows; 3 day dives + 1 sunset or night dive.
Day 7: 2 morning dives (please leave 24hrs between last dive and departure flight). Sail back to port and disembark around 14.00. Transfer back to Phuket.
Whilst on board enjoy panoramic vistas of the islands with white sand beaches and tropical forests.
Similan Islands - expect a variety of sites from colourful coral gardens to giant granite boulders, caverns, swim-throughs and pinnacles. Underwater highlights include blue spotted rays, leopard sharks, scorpionfish, snapper and angel fish. Elephant Head Rock and North point attract schooling trevally and white-tipped reef sharks as well as plenty of tiny creatures such as crabs and shrimp. Enjoy thrilling drift dives and the chance to encounter larger pelagic species such as mantas and the occasional whale shark at Koh Bon and Tachai. Divers will also visit the impressive Richelieu Rock, one of the most diverse and prolific sites on the itinerary.
Surin Islands – visited only on the 6-night itinerary, these remote islands are home to some of the greatest diversity of hard corals in the region and a wealth of marine life. Highlights here include sightings of Napoleon wrasse, tomato anemonefish and turtles.
If conditions and timings allow, divers will have the opportunity to discover two old tin miner wrecks which were purposely scuttled in the 1990s and are full of life with honeycomb morays, schooling fish and the occasional ray or shark cruising by. These wrecks are near to Khao Lak.
It is recommended that divers are Advanced qualified and must have 10 logged dives to join this trip. The PADI Advanced course can be taken on board.