Phuket dash Scuba dot Com (phuket-scuba.com) has a range of several liveaboard boats for you to choose from. Some diving vessels are extremely luxurious, while others focus more on the diving itself. But all the boats we use meet our, high, safety demands without exception.
Our policy is to make up the program including choice of boat, type of cabin, number of days on board, ... according to your wishes. In short, anything is possible!
The life on these diving liveaboards is pure relaxation. A random day consists of diving in crystal clear water, relaxing on the sundeck, enjoying delicious Thai or European meals, visiting exotic islands. A life not so hard to get used to!
Prices vary from 14.500 Baht for a basic 3-day cruise to 81.000 Baht for an 8-day cruise on a high-class luxurious boat. Whichever you choose, the diving with these live-aboard boats is always a memorable experience. A tropical mixture of adventure and relaxation!
And we have something special: a liveaboard diving trip to the Similan Islands where we arrive and depart on any day you choose. No more fixed schedules, you decide when you want to go and how long you want to stay.
If you want to rent your scuba diving equipment, we have an ample stock of high quality diving gear. More information about scuba diving equipment here.
Liveaboard Destinations North-west of Phuket
The Similan Islands are a stunning group of nine islands, north-west of Phuket.
The diving here is astounding; one of the top spots in the world and Asia and certainly the best in Thailand. Thriving reefs, lush corals, impressive sea fans and an incredible variety of marine life including large pelagics such as manta rays and whale sharks.
The Similans are characterised by gigantic boulders above and below the water line, creating awesome underwater scenery and exciting swimthroughs for scuba divers to explore. The water is crystal clear and the visibility while diving is fantastic. The Similans also have exquisite sandy beaches and shallow coral reefs in the bays, which are perfect for snorkeling.
Spread among the nine islands are about 20 different dive sites.
Some of the divesites at the Similan Islands, for example Fantasea Reef, are closed for divers at the moment to preserve the divesite.
A top scuba diving site is Christmas Point. This is a good spot for manta rays, nurse sharks and barracudas. It has an impressive variety of hard and soft corals and a wonderful maze of swimthroughs.
Shark Fin Reef has beautiful coral and sponge gardens. It is an excellent site to see reef sharks and huge Napoleon wrasse.
Elephant Rock looks from the surface like an elephant head. Below the surface there are many impressive tunnels and swimthroughs. You can find small white tip reef sharks in a rock crevasse at the start of the dive and lots of colourful fish.
Boulder City is another favourite dive site of the Similans. Due to its exposed location it is possible to see almost anything here including whale sharks and mantas. It always offers exceptional scuba diving. Leopard sharks, spanish dancers and great barracudas have been seen here against a backdrop of huge granite boulders.
To dive the Similans, you can go on a daytrip or take a liveaboard. You can choose for scuba diving only the Similans, or add other divesites further north such as Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Surin Islands.
Koh Bon & Koh Tachai
The beautiful islands of Koh Bon and Koh Tachai are a part of the Similans National Marine Park. Due to their isolated location North of the Similan Islands these islands offer excellent opportunities to go scuba diving with mantas and whale sharks.
Koh Bon is a fantastic dive spot, famous for its visiting whale sharks, manta rays and sharks. There are thousands of schooling fish as well as octopus and cuttlefish. A myriad of corals, anemones and fascinating sea sponges makes this exceptional scuba diving, teeming with life.
Koh Tachai is a series of submerged pinnacles and boulders, which form excellent swimthroughs. A variety of sea fans, feather stars and anemones makes this a stunning area to go scuba diving. Huge Napoleon wrasse and yellow tail barracudas are often seen amidst schooling fish such as bannerfish and fusiliers.
To dive Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, you take one of the liveaboards that make a combination trip to Similans and Surin. Minimum duration of the trip is 3 days and 2 nights, recommended is 4 days and 4 nights or even longer.
Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands
The beautiful Surin Marine National Park is situated north of the Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. It consists of five granite islands covered in lush forest with idyllic beaches and beautifully clear water. Richelieu Rock is part of the Surin National Park
The Surin Islands are an excellent place to see many breeds of turtles, as they come to Koh Chi (one of the islands) to feed and lay their eggs. This area is perfect for our night dives.
As well as turtles we see many rays, crabs, shrimps and also reef sharks. There are gardens of anemones, sponges and an impressive variety of corals and giant clams to see.
In the daytime the northern Surin Islands are a top spot for "big fish".
The famous Richelieu Rock is one of the world's best locations for spotting whale sharks and is certainly one of Thailand's best scuba diving sites. This submerged rock is surrounded by a series of underwater pinnacles, covered in corals and sea fans, making this spectacular wall diving.
Richelieu Rock is incredibly rich in marine life. Here you can see seahorses, shovel nose rays, moray eels, lionfish and schools of banner fish. Due to its location in open seas you may also see barracudas and pelagics such as trevallies and tuna.
To dive Richelieu Rock and Surin Islands, you take one of the liveaboards that make a combination trip to Similans and Surin. Minimum duration of the trip is 3 days and 2 nights, recommended is 4 days and 4 nights or even longer.
Liveaboard Destinations South-east of Phuket
Hin Daeng & Hin Muang
Located in the middle of the ocean this area is known as one of the best dive areas in the world. With excellent marine life, stunning underwater landscpaes and really beautifull soft corals this dive area can not be missed.
Hin Daeng, an underwater limestone pinnacle, rises few metres above the surface and drops off down to 60 metres. No other spot in the Andaman Sea has a wall like this. The pinnacle is covered with colourful soft corals with huge beds of anemones. Schools of barracudas, big jacks, trevallies and also sailfish abound; while whale sharks, silvertip sharks, big sting rays and mantas often can be seen. You can encounter about anything that might decide to show up.
Hin Muang is regarded to offer some of Thailand's best scuba. It is approximately 200 meters long and 30 meters wide, the top of the pinnacle is in about 10 meters of water. Cuttlefish and lionfish are commonly sighted amongst the carpet of purple soft corals that gave the site its name.
The vertical drop offs have a large concentration of zig-zag oysters and schools of silver sides hang around the rocky outcrops. Large quantities of sea anemones can be found in the shallower depths.
The underwater world here resembles Hin Daeng, and, just as at Hin Daeng, because of the often strong currents and surge this can be a challenging divesite.
To dive Hin Daeng & Hin Muang, and quite often also the beautiful Koh Haa and Phi Phi islands will be included on a trip here, you take one of our liveaboard trips to this area. Minimum duration of the trip is 2 days and 2 nights, recommended is a liveaboard trip of 3 days.
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