Luxury Liveaboards

Luxury Liveaboards

A Selection Of The Very Best Liveaboards In Thailand

Looking for something special to rememeber? These Similan Island Liveaboards promise not only great diving but a pampered and memorable above water experience. Fantastic food, personal service and a high level of comfort to make your trip just that little bit more special.

Luxury Thailand Liveaboards

Sails Up On The Junk Liveaboard In Thailand

The Junk

The June Hong Chian Lee is the most unmistakable Thailand liveaboard. A throwback to a bygone era she was converted from a merchant cargo vessel to this elegant liveaboard in 1997 and has since been an ever present in the Similan & Surin Islands. During green season (May – October) she offers short and very well priced overnight trips to the dive sites around Phuket and Phi Phi. We know her as the ‘Junk’ but don’t be fooled by the [...]

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MV Giamani Liveaboard AT SImilan Island No. 8

MV Giamani

MV Giamani has the smallest guest list of any Thailand Liveaboard. Not a small boat by any means but with only 10 guests onboard you can expect a first class and personal service. As you can imagine finding space to relax between dives is no trouble at all, many guests enjoy the outside cushioned area to maybe read a book and take in the spectacular views of the surrounding Similan and Surin Island National Parks and the uninhabited islands o [...]

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Thailand Liveaboard SY Diva Andaman

SY Diva Andaman

Champagne? Don’t mind if I do! Sy Diva Andaman is the only Thailand liveaboard that offers a complimentary bottle of bubbly for the guests. This wonderful vessel offers a very different experience from the other boats cruising the Similan Islands and Mergui Archipelago. Two on-board wine cellars, an excellent chef (not to be confused with a cook) serving gourmet food and even bathrobes set the tone for this luxurious cruise. The seven [...]

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Mv Dive Race, One ofThe Latest Thailand Liveaboards

Dive Race Class E

MV Dive Race Class E is the latest Thailand liveaboard to cruise the Similan and Surin Island National Parks. Constructed in 2015 to international standards this 34.5m by 7.5m steel hull ocean going vessel was designed with stability and comfort in mind allowing longer trips to Myanmar and the South Andaman sites of Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Built by divers for divers this luxury class vessel has a very comfortable air-conditioned entertain [...]

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luxury similan island liveaboard the phinisi

The Phinisi Similan Islands Liveaboard

The Phinisi is a traditional Indonesian designed two masted sailing ship. This elegant boat is the only one we know of that sails in the Similan Islands. She also runs to Myanmar and the South Andaman covering the best diving that surrounds Phuket. Operated by the same owners as The Junk the official name of the Phinisi Similan Islands liveaboard is 'Cheng I Sao'. it's the name of a pirate queen loosely portrayed in The Pirates Of The Cari [...]

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Local Guides, Local Knowledge, Local Experiences

Don't trust your diving to amateurs or freshly minted dive guides, dive with local experienced experts from Local Dive Thailand. Our Scuba Diving Phuket Tours will take you to see the rarest of the rare critters, you will be amazed by the macro life our guides can find, in the secret places only they know. To put it in perspective, if you were going to climb Mount Everest you would certainly hire a local sherpa to lead the way & keep you safe. Diving is similar because there is absolutely no substitute for local experience & local knowledge, Local Dive Thailand's guides are Phuket's Sherpa's of the Andaman Sea!

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Scuba Diving Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving in Phuket, you should believe the hype, many seasons we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular and easy to reach dive sites and on a good day you can add Sea Horses, Sea Moths, Snake Eels, Frog Fish & Octopus to what you can see on any given dive and so much more. If we are heading to Phi Phi Island for the day, you can possibly see Hawksbill Sea Turtles and Black Tip Reef Sharks, also don't forget the King Cruiser, 84 meters of beautiful wreck and the most amazing reef nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving Phuket, get in touch with us and book an 'awesome' day of diving.

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staying hydrated when scuba diving Scuba Diving Health

Dehydration And Scuba Diving

We as any good dive boat should provide water free of charge on our day trip tours but even though it's free when we calculate the guest to water consumption ratio we find you're coming up well short on what you should be drinking. This has to change. Dehydration in scuba diving can make you more susceptible to decompression sickness. It's not the most common cause but staying hydrated is good practice for diving health. Roughly 2L per per [...]

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False Clown Anemone Fish (Amphiprion ocellaris) At Anemone Reef Rare & Peculiar Critters

Clownfish And Their Dirty Secrets

Finding clownfish/anemonefish in Phuket is not a difficult task for our diving guides, we have four different species of the 28 known that we regularly find, all colourful and all have the quirky clownfish attitude that makes them a favourite with divers but behind the cute colours are some very strange facts. I'm sure you're aware that they have a symbiotic relationship with anemone's but this doesn't come as easy to the clownfish as you [...]

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leopard sharks can be found in phuket Rare & Peculiar Critters

Leopard Sharks In Phuket: Stunning and Fascinating

We call them leopard sharks in Phuket and in south east asia in general but the rest of the world refers to Stegostoma (covered mouth) fasciatum (banded) as zebra sharks. Along the west coast of the US and Mexico, a small hound shark - Triakis semifasciatais is commonly referred to as leopard shark. It must have been named by somebody who's never seen a leopard, the markings have no real resemblance. We'll stick to calling them leopards shark [...]

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