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Liveaboard from Phuket to Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands with M/V Andaman Queen

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M/V Andaman Queen, Phuket

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Similan and Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock 4d/4n, 5d/5n

The stylish and comfortable Andaman Queen started operating in November 2003 and was refurbished in 2012. At 28m in length, she is one of the larger liveaboards operating in the Similans. All cruises depart from Thap Lamu, with free transfers by minibus available from Phuket or Khao Lak.

Andman Queen has several cabin types to suit every diver - Standard bunks in twin, triple or quad share (on the lower deck), VIP twins/doubles and one of the best Master cabins in the Andaman Sea. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water, and are all air-conditioned. There is one twin, one triple and one quad standard bunk cabin. All VIP cabins are double bed which makes this a great boat for couples. The Master cabin is one of the largest around and has private TV/DVD. Master and VIP cabins are on the main deck, with ocean view windows.

 

The dive deck is possibly the largest on any Similan liveaboard giving plenty of room for suiting up for your dives. Also 2x4m RIBs (tender) help with pick ups after the dives. After your dives, catch the rays on the huge sun deck on top of the boat.

The indoor salon is air conditioned and is equipped with TV, DVD and entertainment centre. There are power points in all cabins and the salon for charging batteries, cameras and computers. Food will be Thai with some Western dishes, all served buffet style.

 

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DIVE CENTER NEWS (updated 19th March 2014)

Oceanic Branches out after Thirteen Years as a PADI 5* IDC Center

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After thirteen years as a PADI Five Star IDC Centre, we want to offer our divers more choice. Within the PADI accreditation system, five star status is the highest accolade for dive centres, and we're proud to have met the critera every year since 1999. Now we want to give our divers more choice and so we have decided to become a Multiple-Agency Diver Training Centre offering SSI as well as PADI. Our excellent Five Star facilities are still the same, and so are our excellent Five Star instructors, and Five Star rental equipment, but now you have the choice of which Diver Certification you prefer to hold. With SSI growing year on year, and recognised worldwide in all the places PADI have reached, and more, we're proud to become their newest member, and offer our members more choice.

Book early for your 2014-2015 Similans Trip

The Similans will be closing again in May 2014 and they won't re-open until October 2014. We've set records this last season with the highest number of whaleshark sightings in memory: we've had whaleshark AND manta sightings on 4 out of every 5 trips this year! Our divers expect this trend to continue into the next season, starting in October, and we're already receiving much larger numbers of advance bookings than usual, so it's a good idea to get your places reserved early. Once again, M/V Pawara is offering FREE Nitrox on all of her trips. If you're not already certified for Nitrox you can get the PADI specialty on board, or come early and take either the PADI or SSI Nitrox certification at Oceanic. Check out our Phuket Liveaboard Boats page for a selection of the boats available. We offer the full range from budget to 5-star luxury but they all share one thing in common... a proven track-record of excellence in customer service and safety. Please email us for more information info@oceanicdivecenter.com

Hin Daeng, Hin Muang & Koh Ha... superstar dive sites!

Sometimes it seems all the attention in the diving community of Phuket is on the world-famous Similans, so these other treasures of the Andaman are often overlooked. Just a bit too far for a daytrip, Hin Daeng (Red Rock) and Hin Muang (Purple Rock) are described in more detail at this link and we visit them on shorter 2, 3 or 4 night liveaboard trips which will also visit the enchanting islands Koh Ha and Phi Phi and the ever-popular Shark Point. On previous trips the divers were treated to whalesharks, mantas, mobulas, seahorses, ornate ghostpipefish and many more fabulous surprises.

Day Trips for diving and snorkling around Phuket every day.

Now the conditions on Phuket's Western beaches are fabulous for divers, snorkelers and swimmers. If you're short on time then join us for a beach dive in the morning or afternoon. All of the daytrip dive sites are offering good conditions and a great variety or marine life. If you like to be out on the open ocean, the conditions are always superb at our popular diving and snorkelling sites at Racha Yai. Snorkellers and divers of all abilities will find what they're looking for diving at Phi Phi too. For divers with a little more experience, our daily trips out to King Cruiser Wreck, will astound you with the number and varieties of schooling fish around the wreck.

Please do be aware, though, especially now as we transition into our monsoon season, that not every day can offer perfect conditions for your daytrip. Even in our "Dry" Season the weather can change, and on days when the wind blows the sea can get a little rough and uncomfortable. So don't take any chances: take advantage of our reputation as "the friendliest dive center in town"! Drop in for a chat or email us for the latest weather forecast and genuine advice about the best trips and the best days for you to choose. Our email address: info@oceanicdivecenter.com

SSI Online Study & PADI e-Learners PROMOTION - 10% discount on courses at Oceanic

We know your time is precious when you only get a few days' holiday each year and if you've never dived before and want to get your licence it can seem like a big chunk out of your holiday to take the full Open Water course. One way you can speed things up while you're here is to do the "hard work" at your own pace at home through online study, either with SSI or PADI. Then, when you arrive in Phuket, you only have the fun part to do - diving! You can even do the acadmic portion of the Advanced Open Water course this way.

Register with Oceanic Divecenter at PADI's e-Learning system through this link to get started on your Open Water or Advanced Open Water coursework online. When you come to complete the water work with Oceanic Divecenter we'll give you 10% off our fees. (Note PADI fees will apply when you register with the e-Learning system.)

Or register with SSI's FREE Online Training at this link. You can associate your login name with Oceanic Dive Center once you've got your login data and then we'll be kept up to date with your progress and give you 10% off your fees when you complete the course with us.

We welcome mixed groups of divers and snorkellers...

Many of our dive sites are perfect for snorkellers too. Join us every day for a trip to the fabulous Phi Phi or Racha Yai!

More info contact: info@oceanicdivecenter.com

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OCEANIC DIVECENTER
30 Karon Road, Thambon Karon, Muang
Phuket 83100, Thailand
Kata Beach (near Karon)

Phone: +66 (0) 76 333 043
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