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 name, she is anything but. Stepping onboard the hardwood deck you immediately feel that you’ve made the right choice. She has starred in several Hollywood movies including James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun and Disney’s The Swiss Family R [...]

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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 of the Mergui Archipelago. The saloon is air-conditioned and fitted with plenty of media devices to view your photos or video taken on fantastic dive sites such as Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon. With so few guests onboard you have great ch [...]

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Thailand Liveaboard SY Diva Andaman

SY Diva Andaman

Champagne? Don’t mind if I do! Definitely 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 wonderfully appointed wood panelled cabins are more like hotel rooms and feature air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, a safe, flat screen TV and a fridge to keep the champagne chilled. There are two twin cabins and five double cabins all on the lower deck. [...]

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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 entertainment area for guests to enjoy movies and games, a huge sundeck with an outdoor sofa to chill and enjoy the stunning island scenery. The dive deck is spacious and allows easy access to the large dive platform although most of the diving is conducted f [...]

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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 Tours Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving Phuket Tours, you should believe the hype, this season we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular easy to reach dive sites almost monthly 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, plus 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 sleeping wreck and the most amazing artificial reef and nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving in Phuket, get in touch with us and book an awesome day of diving.

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Giant Frogfish - A Rare Find When Scuba Diving In Phuket Rare & Peculiar Critters

Frogfish – Bizarre Eating Machine Facts

Frogfish are a favourite of scuba divers all over the world and we're fortunate enough to get them in Phuket. These weird little creatures with a face only a mother could love have many strange adaptations that make it an incredibly efficient predator and some that make it just plain comical. They generally ignore divers and photographers even when they're extremely close and very often carry on 'fishing' despite the close proximity but they do let you know when they've had enough, the yawn that every photographer likes to capture is a threat display although they have little to back up the threat apart from possibly whipping you with it's lure. Has a fishing rod! Read The Full Story

Similan Island Liveaboard MV Pawara Amazing Local Dives

Similan Island Liveaboard MV Pawara Songkran Trip Review

Liveaboards in the stunning Similan Islands National Park are rarely disappointing, especially on a great boat like MV Pawara. Occasionally bad weather or poor visibility can be a bit of a pain but fingers and any other available appendages were firmly crossed to ward off any bad luck. That appeared to be a waste of energy as rain greeted us on arrival to the boat... The pick ups from all over Phuket Island went smoothly and everybody had arrived by 8pm. Snacks and hot and cold drinks were immediately available for the weary travellers, some had come directly from the airport. All passengers were quickly allocated cabins and a boat and safety briefing was given in the saloon by the [...]

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Stonefish @ Racha noi, Banana Rocks Rare & Peculiar Critters

The Stonefish

The Stonefish can be found in many of the popular day trip destinations in Phuket. They are not small, reaching an average length of 30 to 40 centimeters and up to 2 kg in weight. They have the ability to blend in the environment quite well and they can be quite difficult to notice underwater. A bottom-dweller, their appearance gives them the look of a rock or stone while they lay still waiting for a prey. When a prey is in the striking zone, the attack takes about 0.015 seconds. The Stonefish defense mechanism is the venom that they pack in 13 dorsal spines. This venom is released when pressure is applied on the spine, so this highlights the importance of good buoyancy control [...]

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