Low Budget Liveaboards

Low Budget Liveaboards

Similan Island Liveaboard Safari’s That Won’t Break The Bank

If you don’t need gourmet food, champagne and luxury accommodation then this selection of no frills but comfortable boats can deliver your Similan Island diving experience. You’ll still get overfed, watered and dive the same fantastic sites as the pricier boats without breaking the budget on your well earned holiday.

Low Priced Similan Island Liveaboards

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MV Similan Explorer

The MV Similan Explorer runs a combination of short 3 Day/3 Night and longer 5 Day/5 Night Similan & Surin Island liveaboard safaris. So if you're short on time or have too much then this could be a great option for you. This experienced operator has been successfully running two vessels for a very long time, their longevity and high amount of returning guests is a testament to their great service and rock solid organisation. The layout is almost identical to her sister ship MV Dolphin Queen. The only significant difference is the cabin configuration, there are 4 twin cabins, 2 quad cabins and 2 double bed cabins that comfortably accommodate a maximum of 20 guests. The double cabins a [...]

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MV Dolphin Queen

The MV Dolphin Queen is a very popular 3 decked wooden mono hulled boat that visits all the best dive sites in the Similan and Surin Island National Parks. She has a sundeck, a top deck with dining area and a main deck that has the spacious kitting up area and dive deck. 22 guests are comfortably accommodated in a mix of air-conditioned cabins to suite all budgets. The main deck has 2 double bed, 1 twin and 3 quad share cabins. The twin and quad have separator curtains to give guests a little privacy. The upper deck has two double sea view cabins that have outward facing doors so you can switch off the air-con and enjoy the cool sea breeze at night. Food is particularly good and al [...]

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Thailand Liveaboard Manta Queen 7

Manta Queen 7

The Manta Queen 7 runs fantastic 5 Day/5 Night safari's to all the best dive sites on the west coast of Thailand. This comfortable boat accommodates 24 diving gusts in twin or 4 share air-conditioned cabins. There are plenty of showers and toilets so you're never waiting too long to clean up after the days diving. There is an air-conditioned saloon, outside shaded dining area and a sundeck, all of which are of a generous size and a popular place to relax between some fantastic Similan Island dives. Your dive fuel is served up buffet style and as always on the Manta Queen boats you definitely won't go hungry. Fresh fruits and snacks are always available outside the set main meal tim [...]

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Similan Islands Liveaboard Manta Queen 6

Manta Queen 6

Manta Queen 6 is dwarfed by many other Similan Island liveaboards but with only 16 guests it's still a great boat to be on for such a low price. You won't have lots of room but you'll still visit the very best dive sites that Thailand has to offer. All cabins are air-conditioned and en-suite however you do share the bathroom with the room next door, there's access from both rooms and you just have to lock the opposing door to make sure nobody crashes in on you. It is quite a small boat so the saloon and sundeck aren't overly spacious but there's not many liveaboards in this price range that offer both air-con and ensuite. Don't miss out on your chance to dive in the Similan Isla [...]

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Manta Queen 3 Thailand Liveaboard Cruising

Manta Queen 3

Manta Queen 3 cuts an imposing figure on the Similan Island liveaboard scene. This very large vessel was launched in 2011 and comfortably accommodates 31 divers. Her generous proportions offer a very stable cruise and plenty of space to relax between dives. The unusually high number of air-conditioned cabin configurations ensures everyone can find something to suit their needs: Master 2 person en-suite cabin, Family Master en-suite 4 person cabin Twin bed en-suite cabins, Double bed en-suite cabins, Twin bed non en-suite cabins, 3 bed shared cabins and 4 bed shared cabins. The common areas are spacious and have some nice touches, the hammocks on the sundeck are a favourite with sun [...]

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Manta Queen 2 Liveaboard In Thailand

Manta Queen 2

Manta Queen 2 runs a great little 3 day/3 Night trip that takes you to the very best dive sites that Thailand has to offer. The liveaboard will head straight up to Koh Bon and complete the rest of your diving around Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, giving you the best chance of an encounter with a giant manta or if you’re really lucky a whale shark… This comfortable boat offers no thrills but the fun and professional crew offer a great value for money experience. The 4 bed cabins are great for families and groups. The remaining cabins are twin or double share and all cabins are air-conditioned. The sundeck is a good size and a popular place to hang out. The air-conditioned saloo [...]

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Manta Queen 1 Similan Island Liveaboard

Manta Queen 1

The Manta Queen 1 runs 4 Day/4 Night trips to Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. The large common areas make this one of the most sociable and fun liveaboards in Thailand. The 22 guests are accommodated in compact but comfortable air-conditioned cabins which come in twin, double and quad share configurations, something for everyone. The plentiful and tasty food is cooked fresh in the onboard kitchen and served buffet style on the outside shaded dining area, fresh fruit and snacks are available after every dive. If you’ve eaten too much (a common occurrence) then the dinghy can take you over to one of the many beautiful beaches for a quick stroll. Another ef [...]

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Somboon 4 Liveaboard in Thailand

Somboon 4

The sister boats Somboon 3 & 4 are the most flexible boats we have to offer. They both run scheduled 3 Day/ 2 Night trips to Richelieu Rock but in between they stay around the Similan Islands National Park. Neither boat comes back to port until the end of the season and transfers are made via speedboat from Khao lak. This allows divers to stay for just 1 Night/2 Days if you’re on a tight schedule or even just a two dive day trip. Both boats are large and well maintained but they can have a large number of divers for the middle two dives of the day especially in the peak holiday periods around Xmas and New Year. The late afternoon and early morning dives are much less crowded, only o [...]

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Somboon 3, A very Convenient Thailand Liveaboard

Somboon 3

The sister boats Somboon 3 & 4 are the most flexible boats we have to offer. They both run scheduled 3 Day/ 2 Night trips to Richelieu Rock but in between they stay around the Similan Islands National Park. Neither boat comes back to port until the end of the season and transfers are made via speedboat from Khao lak. This allows divers to stay for just 1 Night/2 Days if you’re on a tight schedule or even just a two dive day trip. Both boats are large and well maintained but they can have a large number of divers for the middle two dives of the day especially in the peak holiday periods around Xmas and New Year. The late afternoon and early morning dives are much less crowded, only o [...]

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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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