Live aboard trips to the
Andaman Divers provide regular live aboard excursions to the Similan
Islands .This page attempts to provide you with various practical
details to ensure that your trip will be as comfortable as
possible .Please refer to the travel schedule for departure and
return dates .
What to bring
The Similans enjoy a tropical climate with pleasant temperature
ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius throughout the season .Therefore,
only light clothing is required .However, due to the strong sun,
it is advised that some clothing to protect against the strong sun
is brought ,in addition to appropriate protective sun lotions.
Our Similan trips include full boarding and accommodation .Soft
drinks are provided free of charge and beer are available for sale
on board .If you are following a vegetarian diet ,please inform
us when booking or one day ahead of departure .
The boat is equipped with compressors ,dive tanks weight and belts
.These equipments are included in the excursion fare .Any additional
diving equipment must be brought along from Phuket .Andaman Divers
will rent you any equipment which you may require in addition to
your personal dive gear .Please note that this must be done prior
to departure from Patong .The boat carries spare diving equipment
and common spare parts in case of any equipment defects .
Power supply outlets (220 Volts) for underwater camera equipment
is available on-board .A zodiac is at your disposal for visits to
the islands as well as facilitating the dives .
Departure and Arrival
Departure and arrival from the Similans is at Patong beach .Upon
request ,we will collect you from your respective hotels on
Phuket island and transport you to the boat .The similar arrangement
can be provided upon return to Phuket .We recommend that you book
out of your hotel during your stay at the Similans .Any excess luggage
can be store safely with Andaman Divers at no charge and will be
returned to you at the end of the trip .
If transport to and from the hotel is not required ,we kindly
request you to meet at our dive shop one hour before departure .
Diving at the Similans
Andaman Divers will provide experienced Divemasters who posses a
good knowledge of the dive-sites and the conditions of these locations
under various conditions (weather ,tide ,currents ,etc.) and will
make every effort to provide you with the best possible diving conditions
.Normally ,three dives will be conducted daily .Night dives are
optional and arranged on basis of the general interest and current
conditions .On the day of departure ,two dives will be provided
before returning to Patong .
The Marine Park
The Similan islands has been proclaimed a National Marine Park .You
are therefore kindly requested to observe certain regulations and
practices to ensure that the Park remains in the state as when you
arrived .When visiting the islands ,please bring back all possessions
or garbage on return to the boat .During dives ,please leave the
marine life un-touched and do not collect any living nor dead creatures
Camping is no longer permitted on the islands