Travel kit for the Similan Islands

Live aboard trips to the Similan
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 .

Equipments
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

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Andaman Divers : 62 Prabaramee Rd, Patong beach, Phuket 83150, Thailand 
Email : andadive@phuket.ksc.co.th
Tel +66-(76)341126 - Fax +66-(76)341126