Similan Islands Dive Live Aboard – Khao Lak, Thailand

Category: Dive, Thailand


The Similan Islands and neighbouring Surin Islands are, without a doubt, one of the Diving highlights of Thailand and indeed South East Asia as a whole, and a scuba dive live aboard on them is the best way to make the most the underwater world there.

Sitting off the West coast of Thailand, this marine park is made up of a group of 9 islands, all of which play host to some of the most spectacular Dive sites you could hope for and it’s got to be on the bucket list of any serious Scuba Diver.

Across the islands are a variety of sites, from huge granite boulders through to vast coral gardens, pinnacles to drift dives so there’s something to suit every dive taste.


Dive Sites Include


  • Elephant Head Rock
  • The Dome
  • Richelin Rock
  • West of Eden
  • Anita’s Reef
  • Deep Six
  • Hideaway
  • 3 Trees
  • Koh Bon West

PLEASE NOTE – dive sites may vary depending on weather and diving conditions



With such a variety of underwater landscapes comes more marine life than you can shake a BCD at!

Whether your a fan of the macro life like Nudi Branches, Shrimps, Pipe Fish or like the bigger stuff (including Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, season permitting) everyone’s tastes and vices are catered for.

With water temperatures around 29 degrees and visibility frequently at the 25m+ mark, you’ll have no worries jumping into the water 4 times a day during your trip… Even if the 6am wake up comes as a bit of a shock!

“Simply put – it was awesome!”
Tara, UK

Our Similan Live-Aboard Experience covers up to 19 Dives across and you have the option of 3, 4 or 5 nights on board –  so you’ll be clocking up some serious time underwater and there’s something to suit every budget and time frame.

The spacious Dive boats offer 4 share, twin and double options, with plenty of space on the mid-deck to soak up the sun, fill out your log book or simply kick back with a beer and watch the sunset after your final Dive of the day.

Kitted out with on board compressors (you can add on Nitrox for an extra cost if you wish) the dive deck has plenty of space to get kitted up and offers easy water entry and exit (via dive platform and ladder) as well as hot showers.

Our team loved their time on this trip and the Instructors, Divemasters and Thai crew that will show you around this beautiful part of the world are as big a part of your epic experience as the island and Dive sites themselves, so it’s super handy that they’re a friendly bunch of people who will make your stay fun and enjoyable.

You will return back to land totally spoilt, shattered and smiley. With plenty of epic photos on your camera and Dives on your Dive watch. Whether you choose to travel solo, as a couple or a group, you’ll find good times, good Dives and good friends on board.



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You can also bolt on your Advanced Open Water certification or Rescue Diver certification to any of our live-aboard options and if you need to complete your Open Water certification before joining check out our Khao Lak Scuba Dive Courses. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.



  • 5, 4 and 3 night options
  • 4 share, twin and double accommodation options
  • Variety of Dive sites
  • Spacious and comfortable Dive boat
  • Heaps included
  • Option to add on Advanced Open Water and/or Rescue Diver certification



  • Up to 19 amazing Dives across 11 Dive sites
  • Take in the beautiful Similan islands
  • Huge array of marine life, from macro to big plaegics
  • Fully kitted Dive boat with onboard compressor and nitrox options
  • Fun and friendly Dive guides
  • Epic food throughout!



  • All meals & snacks throughout
  • All equipment hire (BCD, Octopus, Tank, Weights, Fins, Mask)
  • Full PADI qualified Dive guides
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and water (beer and soft drinks can be bought on board)
  • All National Park Fees

Dives as follows*;

  • 5 night option  = 19 dives
  • 4 night option = 15 dives
  • 3 night option = 11 dives

*subject to weather conditions



The Similan Islands, Thailand (pickup  from Khao Lak. Phuket Pickup Additional Extra)

Length and Cost

  • 5 Day/5 Nights
  • 4 share option – £495
  • Twin share option – £535
  • Secure your place with just a deposit


  • 4 Day/4 nights
  • 4 share option – £455
  • Twin share option – £510
  • Double room (ensuite) option – £510
  • Secure your place with just a deposit


  • 3 Day/3 Nights
  • 4 share option – £390
  • Twin share option – £449
  • Double room option – £449
  • Secure your place with just a deposit

All prices are per person.


You can also add on PADI Dive certification* at the following cost;

  • Advanced Open Water Certification – £175

*PLEASE NOTE – some Fun Dives during the trip will then be used for the needed Training Dives for each qualification



Transfers from Khao Lak are included, if you’re staying in Phuket you can add the following transfer options;

  • Single – £6
  • Return – £12

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