Live Aboard Diving Adventures

Live Aboard Diving Adventures

Enjoy a 3-4 day diving holiday on board one of our specially built liveaboard boats and take your time visiting some of the most stunning dive sites in the world.

As one of Phuket’s most long-standing diving holiday providers, we have a wealth of experience, making our liveaboard diving trips are the best way to visit several of the best dive sites located away from the mainland, including the Similan Islands and Phi Phi Islands. See schedules and info below.

Affordable Similan Islands Liveaboard Experience

The Live Aboard - MV Daranee


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Owned by Andaman Divers, MV Daranee is a medium-sized liveaboard boat with everything you need on board for a comfortable and affordable 3-4 day diving trip to the Similan Islands.

Relax as our dedicated and experienced crew look after you with your safety and comfort a top priority among our friendly staff. We’ll keep you on course with the high-tech navigation equipment.

Air-conditioned cabins are below deck, each with a twin bunk bed. There is a lounge and dining area on the upper deck, where meals are served, as well as a sun deck up top.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared for you. Enjoy a variety of healthy and delicious Thai food and western dishes. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available (no included in overall price)

Crew: 6 + Captain Max No. Passengers: 18 No. Cabins: 7 twin bunk beds, 1 4-bed Bathrooms / toilets (shared): 3

Daranee Details


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  • Length/Beam: 24 meters/5 meters.
  • Max. no. of Guests: 18.
  • Cabins: 7 twin bed and 1 quad bed.
  • Bathrooms: 3 showers/3 toilets.
  • Fresh Water: 12,000 Liters.
  • Generators: 220v.-24v. 2 Sets.
  • Compressors: Bauer Mariner. 2 Sets.
  • Engine: 2 Hino Ek100 380 HP.
  • Oxygen First Aid system
  • GPS Navigation System.
  • Sounder.
  • Radar.
  • Ship-to-Ship Radio.
  • 4.2m Tender with 25hp Yamaha Engine.

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  • Length/Beam: 20 meters/ 5 meters
  • Max. Guest: 12
  • Cabins: 6 twin cabins
  • Bath rooms: 3 showers/toilets
  • Fresh water: 9,000 Liters
  • Generator: 220V.-24V.
  • Compressors: Bauer Mariner x 2
  • Engine: Hino EK100 / 330 HP
  • Oxygen First Aid system/GPA Navigation System/Sounder/Ship-to-ship Ratio
  • 3.6m Tender (R.I.B) Yamaha 15hp

Itinerary of Trip


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TMB is on the left side of the left exit of airport building where you will see many drivers holding sighs.

 

Itinerary Similan-Richelieu
Departure day 17:00 Departure from Andaman Divers office in Patong by minibus to Taplamu pier.
19:00 Boarding at Tablamu pier.
19:30 Boat briefing, info about the boat and schedule of trip
     Setting up the diving gear
     Dinner
20:00 Departure
Day 1 07:00 Wake up call
07:30 General Dive briefing for Similan Islands
08:00 Dive No.1
09:00 Breakfast
11:30 Dive No.2
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Dive No.3
15:30 Snack
18:45 Dive No.4 night diving
20:00 Dinner
Day 2,3
06:00 Wake up call
07:00 Dive No.1
08:00 Breakfast
10:30 Dive No.2
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Dive No.3
15:00 Snack
17:00 Dive No.4
19:00 Dinner
Day 4 06:00 Wake up call
07:00 Dive No.1
08:00 Breakfast
10:30 Dive No.2
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Arrive at Tablamu pier – transfer back to Phuket by minibus
17:00 Arrive at your Hotel
Itinerary PhiPhi – Hindaeng & Hin Muang
Departure day 17:00 Departure from Andaman Divers office in Patong by minibus to pier.
18:00 Boarding at Chalong pier.
18:30 Boat briefing, info about the boat and schedule of trip
    Setting up the diving gear
Dinner
20:00 Departure
Day 1 07:00 Wake up call
07:30 General Dive briefing for Similan Islands
08:00 Dive No.1
09:00 Breakfast
11:30 Dive No.2
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Dive No.3
15:30 Snack
18:45 Dive No.4 night diving
20:00 Dinner
Day 2,3
06:00 Wake up call
07:00 Dive No.1
08:00 Breakfast
10:30 Dive No.2
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Dive No.3
15:00 Snack
17:00 Dive No.4
19:00 Dinner
Day 4 06:00 Wake up call
07:00 Dive No.1
08:00 Breakfast
10:00 Dive No.2
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Dive No.3
16:00 Arrive at Chalong pier
17:00 Arrive at your Hotel

Dive Site

Similan Islands, Surin, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang

Visit dive sites at the nine Similan Islands located 60 miles north west of Phuket. Designated a marine national park area, the Similan Islands are closed to the public during the monsoon season. Park opening and closing dates vary and are announced each year, depending on seasonal conditions.

The Similan Islands are a collection of nine granite islands situated about 60 miles north west of Phuket, running from south to north. Protected as part of a marine national park, the Similan islands reveal many unspoiled diving sites in crystal clear waters, supporting a wide variety of marine life from colourful corals to forests of kelp and other marine vegetation. Different dive sites around the Similan Islands support unique species. Some of the underwater animals you have a good chance of meeting on your dives include sea horses, barracuda, sharks and more.

The stunning underwater geography goes to depths of more than 50 metres with boulders creating troughs, canyons, archways, caves and crevices supporting all kinds of life.

Dive sites on the east coasts of the islands are naturally protected from the monsoon weather revealing white sandy beaches and underwater slopes down to beautiful coral reefs teeming with marine wildlife.

What You Will See in The Similan Islands

The waters around the Similan Islands are rich with nutrients from the Indian Ocean which support more than 250 species of soft and hard coral and more than 800 species of fish. Seasonal plankton blooms attract large marine animals such as manta rays and whale sharks.

Surin Islands

Surin Islands are two islands that are also part of the marine national park system and home to the region’s sea gypsies, who still live off the fruits if the sea in traditional ways without any of today’s modern trappings. About 10 miles south east of Surin Islands is Richelieu Rock, a limestone horseshoe-shaped pinnacle rising from depths of 35 metres to break through the surface at low tide. The rock is a landmark surrounded in nutrient-rich water which supports an vast diversity of marine life such as cuttlefish, barracudas, seahorses and even whale sharks.

Various species of shark used to be in abundance. However, the shark fin industry is blamed for a demise in the number of sharks you can see around these islands these days.

Despite their dangerous reputation, sharks are mainly peaceful and unlikely to harm divers. Please help protect whale sharks and other sharks by not supporting the shark fin industry – please don’t eat shark fin soup!

Hin Muang

Hin Muang and Hin Daeng are two rock formations located about 80 km south east of Phuket and rated as one of the best dive spots in Thailand. A truly world-class dive site, the rocks’ vertical walls drop straight down 50-60 metres. Below the surface they are covered with hard and soft corals, sea fans, sea anemones, and attract large school of jacks as well as fusiliers, tuna and barracuda.

Hin Muang, or Purple Rock,

Purple Rock is named after the colourful sea anemones which cover the top section of the reef, which starts at only nine metres below the surface and drops down to more than 70 metres with steep walls on both sides. This world-class site attracts whale sharks.

Hin Daeng

Hin Daeng is a reef comprising thee small rocks which go down to a depth of more than 50 metres. The reef has a deep drop off on the south side and a relatively gentle slope on the north side. Hin Daeng is one of the only dive sites in Thailand where schools of harmless grey reef sharks can be seen. Whale sharks can also occasionally be seen here.

Koh Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island is one of the best-known diving destinations in Thailand. Not only are they beautiful from above the surface and with all types of diving site.

Phi Phi Islands are unique dive sites because of the limestone karsts that support colourful soft and hard corals such as giant gorgonian’s and barrel sponges. The coral gardens are rich in small marine creatures such as ghost-pipefish & seahorses, razor fish and scorpion fish. You’ll also come across larger fish such as leopard sharks, black tip reef sharks, turtles and many more.

Dive Equipment Rental


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Item Cost Unit
Full Set ( Regulator, BCD,Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel, Fins ) 700 Baht per day
Regulator 250 Baht per day
BCD 250 Baht per day
Wetsuit (3 mm. Shorty) 200 Baht per day
Mask, snorkel 100 Baht per day
Fins (Full foot) 100 Baht per day
Compass 100 Baht per day
Nitrox Tank (* Request must be informed when you booked the trip.) 350 Baht per tank
15 Litters Tank 300 Baht per tank
Torch for night dive 100 Baht per dive