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What is a Liveaboard?

Sleep, Dive Eat! That's the mantra of liveaboard divers all over the world, not just the Similan Islands. We sleep on the boat, wake early, go diving, and after the dive, we have breakfast. And that is the pattern for the diving day! Between each dive we have a long surface interval - typically two hours, long enough to log your dive and then take a nap! After each dive we have a delicious meal, cooked fresh by the Thai cook on board.

We've hand-picked the best boats from the many that operate in the Similans and other islands in the Andaman Sea. We can also arrange liveaboards to other destinations such as Burma Banks (Myanmar) Mergui Archipelago and Hin Daeng & Hin Muang.

Liveaboards to Similan Islands

The astounding Similan Islands are known for their abundant undersea life, beautiful surroundings, frequent sightings of whale sharks and manta rays as well as sightings of unusual fish. The dive sites offer great walls, swim-throughs, amazing rock formations and lots of soft and hard corals. Many divers think of the Similan Islands as one of the best dive sites in the world.

Join us on a Similans Liveaboard from Phuket, Thailand to Similan Islands, Myanmar, Burma Banks, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang

Have the ultimate scuba diving experience with us on a Similans liveaboard. Our Similans trips also visit Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon, Surin Islands and the famous Boonsung Wreck. If you fancy a longer trip, some boats also visit Burma Banks.


The Similan Islands are protected by Thai government and are a marine sanctuary park for protection of corals and fish. All visitors to the Similan Islands and Richelieu National Parks must pay a park fee, and divers pay a little extra. Please contact us for current Park Fee rates.

Liveaboards - Hop On/Hop Off Prices

Destination2 days / 1 night3 days / 2 nights4 days / 3 nights
SImilans / Koh Bon7 Dives - 12,900 THB*11 Dives - 16,900 THB*15 Dives - 24,900 THB*
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, SurinN/A11 Dives - 20,900 THB*15 Dives - 24,900 THB*
*Schedule may change in adverse weather conditions
INCLUDED: Tanks, weights, transfers (Kata, Karon, Patong), 3 full meals per day, tea, coffee, drinking water, soft drinks & fruit.
EXTRA: Equipment rental, Park Fees
pawara liveaboard Phuket


Prices from (THB)26,700 per diverto (THB)37,700 per diver
DestinationsSimilan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock.
DepartsKhao LakNo. of Nights4 day, 4 night
Cabins12BathroomsEn suite
Air ConYesNitroxFREE

The theme on MV Pawara is space, comfort and socialising. Decorated in Thai style, all the cabins are comfortable and well equipped and the communal areas are spacious and stylish.

giamani liveaboard Phuket


Prices from (THB)17,500 per personto (THB)55,000 per person
DestinationsSimilan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Ha, Phi Phi - Phi Phi overnight
DepartsChalongNo. of Nightsvaries
Cabins5Bathroomsen suite
Air ConYesNitroxYes

M/V Giamani offers the most intimate live aboard experience in Phuket. On board the guest number is limited to a maximum of 10 people per trip so there is always plenty of space and time for all guests.

Sawasdee Fasai Liveaboard Boat Phuket


Prices from (THB)28,700 per diverto (THB)42,700 per diver
DestinationsSimilan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock.
DepartsThab LamuNo. of Nights4 day, 4 night
Air ConYesNitroxYes

M/V Sawasdee Fasai has been operating for the Japanese market in Phuket since 2004. Now under a change of ownership and currently undergoing a complete overhaul, she will start operating in December 2016. She has always been known for her comfort on board, and now we will have an experienced crew, ready and enthusiastic to show you the best of the Similan Islands, and all sites North to Richelieu Rock.

The jink liveaboard booking phuket


Prices from (THB)US$ 400 per diverto(US$)US$ 1,800 per diver
DestinationsSimilan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock.
DepartsKhao Lak/ChalongNo. of Nightsvaries
Cabins6Bathroomsen suite
Air ConYesNitroxYes

Probably the most stylish liveaboard experience in the Similans! The Junk boasts repeat divers year after year. The June Hong Chiang Lee, better known by all in the area as 'The Junk' is a traditional Malaysian built Chinese Junk.

andaman queen liveaboard book now phuket


Prices from (THB)30,000 per diverto (THB)87,500 per diver
DestinationsSimilan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock - Burma, Mergui Archipelago
DepartsKhao LakNo. of Nightsvaries
Cabins9Bathroomsen suite
Air ConYesNitroxFREE

The stylish and comfortable MV Deep Andaman Queen 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.

diverace liveaboard Phuket


Prices from (THB)38,000 per diverto (THB)62,000 per diver
DestinationsSimilan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock. Southern Andaman - Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa, Phi Phi
DepartsvariesNo. of Nightsvaries
Cabins10Bathroomsen suite
Air ConYesNitroxYes

With a range of cabins to suit a variety of budgets, mouthwatering cuisine and a superb team to welcome you on board, M/V DiveRace ticks all the boxes for a great Similans experience and excellent value for money.



Prices from (THB)17,500 per personto (THB)28,500 per person
DestinationsSimilan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Ha, Phi Phi
DepartsKhao LakNo. of Nightsvaries
CabinsvariesBathroomsen suite/share
Air ConvariesNitroxYes

With six boats in the fleet, and numerous cabin options, there's a cruise to suit everyone's itinerary and budget.

Sailing Charter from Phuket

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Trimaran "AQUILA"

Prices from (Euro)680 per 24 hoursto (Euro)1,040 per 24 hours
DestinationsYour choice: Similans, Phi Phi, Phang Nga, Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe
DepartsChalongNo. of Nights1 minimum
Cabins4Sleeps8 to 10
Two triple cabins have en suite bathrooms. Other cabins use shared bathrooms. Perfect for families.

Sailing charter from Phuket to surrounding islands of your choice

Comfortable live aboards leaving from Phuket

We have chosen our liveaboard boats carefully to offer you the best range of accommodation possible. From backpacker-style budget boats through to the luxury of a master cabin on a beautiful yacht, all have one thing in common: a proven track record of great service, safety and, of course, great diving!

Some boats boast wifi so you can keep in touch while you're away, but we recommend you kick off your shoes, leave your laptop at home, sit back and let the crew pamper you between dives.

All boats have a full Thai crew on board, and all provide delicious fresh-cooked meals, snacks and cold drinks, included in the price. We check our boats regularly to ensure they all meet or exceed the current safety regulations, and possess all the licences and permits required.

The dive staff will greet you on arrival and give you a thorough safety briefing and familiarise you with the boat layout. Over the course of your trip you'll get to know the staff, crew and the other divers on board. You'll find a fascinating mix of people on board, all with a shared love of diving. Whatever your level or experience, you'll learn from some and pass on valuable information to others. Common areas on all boats are designed to maximise the social aspects of the cruise, so you'll probably find you hardly spend any time in your cabin at all!

Dive staff are always PADI or SSI professionals. They will work hard to give you the best diving and on-board experience possible. They're up first in the morning, and to bed last at night to make sure there's always someone on hand to answer the guests' questions and help out with anything they might need. 

You're welcome on board with Oceanic in the Similans!

Liveaboard experience from Phuket Island, Thailand