MV Andaman

MV Andaman

3 Days/3 Nights From THB 16,600

MV Andaman Is a Great Choice For Your Similan Island Adventure

MV Andaman only takes 20 guests, which is surprising for a boat of its size. They’ve used the space available incredibly well, you’ll never feel crowded in the 5 areas to relax in between dives. The common areas are spread over 3 decks, the most popular spot being the split level sundeck.

Don’t worry if you’re not a sun lover, ample shaded space is readily available. Hammocks, bean bags, sun mattresses or just simple cushioned benches around tables let you relax the way you want.

The regular team of 6 boat crew and 5 guides have been together a while so a very smooth cruise is ensured. The experienced and friendly guides give you the best chance of seeing just what the Similan and Surin Islands have to offer

Your diving fuel is fresh cooked onboard. Plenty of variety with multiple options of Thai and western fare available at every meal. Snacks and fresh fruit are always available so you won’t go hungry. On the final evening MV Andaman staff will prepare a BBQ and cocktail evening, a very popular part of a great trip.

MV Andaman cabins are all air-conditioned and come in three configurations. Two ensuite double, two standard double and two 6 berth cabins. All have a full sized windows so everyone has a view. Three communal toilets are shared between 16 guests so it will be rare that you’ll have to wait any significant length of time.

Safety Features

MV Andaman has very high safety standards so everything you might require incase of emergency is provided. 2x Life Rafts, GPS, VHF radio, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, 100% oxygen, first aid kit, lifejackets, and a dinghy. All dive staff are emergency first aid trained so there’s plenty of help readily available.

Flexible Schedule

Quite a unique schedule allows divers to stay onboard for 3,4,7 or even eleven nights. You will repeat some dive sites on the longer trips but who wouldn’t want to spend as much time as possible at Richelieu Rock!

Trips depart and return from Khao Lak or a few miles further north at Khuraburi Harbour. Both are convenient places to start your Similan Island liveaboard safari.

Itineraries

All Itineraries

3 Day/3 Night

The 3-day/3-night trip visits the more adventurous dive sites in the north:
Koh Tachai – There are several dive sites on this island. From gentle reefs to rock walls, plus one of the most impressive dive sites in Thailand. Between January and May, manta rays or whale sharks sometimes visit to feed on the rich currents.
Surin Islands – picturesque and quiet, close to the border with Myanmar. Five islands with a variety of granite boulder sites and superb coral reefs. Plus stunning beaches and great snorkeling in the shallows.
Richelieu Rock – a submerged pinnacle in the middle of nowhere. This dive site is legendary for first-class diving and the diversity of fish life. With the possibility of a whale shark or seahorses, if you’re lucky!

9 dives incl night dive
BBQ & beach visit

4 day/4 Night

The 4-day/4-night trip visits all the top dive sites in the area:
Similan Islands – 9 islands spread over 22km. Divers & snorkellers all love the coral reefs, granite boulders & white sand beaches.
Koh Bon – pretty soft corals & hard coral reef at this limestone island. Manta rays may visit between January and May. One of Thailand’s top dive sites.
Koh Tachai – colorful corals, huge sea fans, and lots of fish. Sometimes visited by manta rays or whale sharks (Jan-May, unpredictable). A fantastic dive site.
Surin Islands – quiet, beautiful, with coral reefs, granite boulder sites & stunning beaches. Great snorkeling and diving
Richelieu Rock – world-famous and truly spectacular. Always packed with marine life. Plus occasional ‘big’ visitors

13 dives incl night dive
BBQ & 2-3 beach visits

7 Day/7 Night

This extended trip covers the whole region:
South – Similan Islands
Middle – Koh Bon & Koh Tachai
North – Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock With extra dives at the best of the best: Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
You will have time to explore the beautiful beaches in both the Similans and the Surins. There are many birds, monkeys, and reptiles to be found on the islands.
Between dives, you can jump in with your mask and snorkel to look for turtles in the shallow water or just relax in a hammock
The 7-day trips include two night dives, plus enjoy our famous BBQ night TWICE

22 dives incl 2x night dives
2x BBQ & 3-4 beach visits

11 Day/11 Night

A 11-day/11-night trip for the real scuba addicts! This is a combination of three trips taken back-to-back:
4-day/4-night South to North – starting in the Similan Islands and traveling north via Koh Bon, Koh Tachai the Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock
3-day/3-night trip – visiting Koh Tachai, the Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock
4-day/4-night North to South – traveling in reverse from the Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock, then heading south to Koh Tachai, Koh Bon and finishing with the Similan Islands.

35 dives incl
3x night dive
3x BBQ & 5 island visits

Includes/Excludes

Included

Full set of diving equipment including a dive computer, SMB, and torch for night dives and sunset dives. 10% discount if you have your own equipment.
Air-conditioned accommodation on board in the cabin of your choice. All cabins have
windows & sea view
All meals. Western-style breakfast, Thai-style lunch, and dinner, plus afternoon snacks
BBQ and a cocktail on the sundeck on your final evening
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, and drinking water
Fruit, cornflakes, and cookies are available at all times throughout the trip
Towel
12-liter aluminum tanks and all the weights you need
Services of a medically trained PADI certified dive guide and attentive service from our
six boat crew
Taxi to your hotel in the Khao Lak/Bang Niang area after your trip returns
Great diving, new friendships, plenty of food, and loads of fun!

Excluded

National Park fees (3 day/3 night THB 1,800, 4 day/4 night THB 2,000, 7 day/7 night
THB 3,800, 11 day/11 night THB 5,600
Beer and wine. You can buy alcohol on board and pay at the end of the trip
Tips for the boat crew and dive staff
15L tank (THB 300 per day)
Torch for day dives (THB 150 per day)

Price Per Person

3 Days/3 Nights

4 Days/4 Nights 7 Days/7 Nights 11 Days/11 Nights
6 Berth Cabin THB 16,600
Standard Double Cabin THB 18,000
Ensuite Double Cabin THB 19,000
6 Berth Cabin THB 20,600
Standard Double Cabin THB 22,600
Ensuite Double Cabin THB 23,600
6 Berth Cabin THB 32,000
Standard Double Cabin THB 35,500
Ensuite Double Cabin THB 37,250
6 Berth Cabin THB 49,500
Standard Double Cabin THB 55,000
Ensuite Double Cabin THB 57,750

*Including equipment – 10% discount if you have own equipment
*Not Including National Park Fees

Schedule 2023 – 2024

October 2023

October

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
SD01 15th Oct 23 19th Oct 23 South – North 13
SD02 19th Oct 23 23rd Oct 23 North – South 13
SD03 23rd Oct 23 27th Oct 23 South – North 13
SD04 27th Oct 23 31st Oct 23 North – South 13

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November 2023

November

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
SD05 02nd Nov 23 06th Nov 23 South – North 13
SD06 02nd Nov 23 09th Nov 23 South – North 22
SD07 02nd Nov 23 13th Nov 23 All Islands 35
SD08 06th Nov 23 09th Nov 23 North Only 9
SD09 06th Nov 23 13th Nov 23 North – South 22
SD10 09th Nov 23 13th Nov 23 North – South 13
SD11 14th Nov 23 18th Nov 23 South – North 13
SD12 14th Nov 23 21st Nov 23 South – North 22
SD13 14th Nov 23 25th Nov 23 All Islands 35
SD14 18th Nov 23 21st Nov 23 North Only 9
SD15 18th Nov 23 25th Nov 23 North – South 22
SD16 21st Nov 23 25th Nov 23 North – South 13
SD17 26th Nov 23 30th Nov 23 South – North 13
SD18 26th Nov 23 03rd Dec 23 South – North 22
SD19 26th Nov 23 07th Dec 23 South – North 35
SD20 30th Nov 23 03rd Dec 23 North Only 9
SD21 30th Nov 23 07th Dec 23 North – South 22

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December 2023

December

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
SD22 03rd Dec 23 07th Dec 23 North – South 13
SD23 08th Dec 23 12th Dec 23 South – North 13
SD24 08th Dec 23 15th Dec 23 South – North 22
SD25 08th Dec 23 19th Dec 23 All Islands 35
SD26 12th Dec 23 15th Dec 23 North Only 9
SD27 12th Dec 23 19th Dec 23 North – South 22
SD28 15th Dec 23 19th Dec 23 North – South 13
SD29 20th Dec 23 24th Dec 23 South – North 13
SD30 20th Dec 23 27th Dec 23 South – North 22
SD31 20th Dec 23 31st Dec 23 All Islands 35
SD32 24th Dec 23 27th Dec 23 North Only 9
SD33 24th Dec 23 31st Dec 23 North – South 22
SD34 27th Dec 23 31st Dec 23 North – South 13

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January 2024

January

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
SD35 01st Jan 24 05th Jan 24 South – North 13
SD36 01st Jan 24 08th Jan 24 South – North 22
SD37 01st Jan 24 12th Jan 24 All Islands 35
SD38 05th Jan 24 08th Jan 24 North Only 9
SD39 05th Jan 24 12th Jan 24 North – South 22
SD40 13th Jan 24 17th Jan 24 South – North 13
SD41 13th Jan 24 20th Jan 24 South – North 22
SD42 13th Jan 24 24th Jan 24 All Islands 35
SD43 17th Jan 24 20th Jan 24 North Only 9
SD44 17th Jan 24 24th Jan 24 North – South 22
SD45 20th Jan 24 24th Jan 24 North – South 13
SD46 25th Jan 24 29th Jan 24 South – North 13
SD47 25th Jan 24 31st Jan 24 South – North 22
SD48 29th Jan 24 01st Feb 24 North Only 9
SD49 29th Jan 24 05th Feb 24 North – South 22

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February 2024

February

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
SD50 01st Feb 24 05th Feb 24 North – South 13
SD52 06th Feb 24 10th Feb 24 South – North 13
SD53 06th Feb 24 13th Feb 24 South – North 22
SD54 06th Feb 24 17th Feb 24 All Islands 35
SD55 10th Feb 24 13th Feb 24 North Only 9
SD56 10th Feb 24 17th Feb 24 North – South 22
SD57 13th Feb 24 17th Feb 24 North – South 13
SD58 18th Feb 24 22nd Feb 24 South – North 13
SD59 18th Feb 24 25th Feb 24 South – North 22
SD60 18th Feb 24 01st Mar 24 All islands 35
SD61 22nd Feb 24 25th Feb 24 North Only 9
SD62 22nd Feb 24 29th Feb 24 North – South 22
SD63 25th Feb 24 29th Feb 24 North – South 13

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March 2024

March

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
SD64 02nd Mar 24 06th Mar 24 South – North 15
SD65 02nd Mar 24 09th Mar 24 South – North 22
SD66 02nd Mar 24 13th Mar 24 All Islands 35
SD67 06th Mar 24 09th Mar 24 North Only 9
SD68 06th Mar 24 13th Mar 24 North – South 22
SD69 09th Mar 24 13th Mar 24 North – South 13
SD70 14th Mar 24 18th Mar 24 South – North 13
SD71 14th Mar 24 21st Mar 24 South – North 22
SD72 14th Mar 24 25th Mar 24 All Islands 35
SD73 18th Mar 24 21st Mar 24 North Only 9
SD74 18th Mar 24 25th Mar 24 North – South 22
SD75 21st Mar 24 25th Mar 24 North – South 13
SD76 26th Mar 24 30th Mar 24 South – North 13
SD77 26th Mar 24 02nd Apr 24 South – North 22
SD78 26th Mar 24 06th Apr 24 All Islands 35
SD79 30th Mar 24 02nd Apr 24 North Only 9
SD80 30th Mar 24 06th Apr 24 North – South 22

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April 2024

April

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
SD81 02nd Apr 24 06th Apr 24 North – South 13
SD82 07th Apr 24 11th Apr 24 South – North 13
SD83 07th Apr 24 14th Apr 24 South – North 22
SD84 07th Apr 24 18th Apr 24 All Islands 35
SD85 11th Apr 24 14th Apr 24 North Only 9
SD86 11th Apr 24 18th Apr 24 North – South 22
SD87 14th Apr 24 18th Apr 24 North – South 13
SD88 19th Apr 24 23rd Apr 24 South – North 13
SD89 19th Apr 24 26th Apr 24 South – North 22
SD90 19th Apr 24 30th Apr 24 All Islands 35
SD91 23rd Apr 24 26th Apr 24 North Only 9
SD92 23rd Apr 24 30th Apr 24 North – South 22
SD93 26th Apr 24 30th Apr 24 North – South 13

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May 2024

May

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
SD94 01st May 24 05th May 24 South – North 13
SD95 01st May 24 08th May 24 South – North 22
SD96 05th May 24 08th May 24 North Only 9
SD97 08th May 24 11th May 24 North Only 9
SD98 08th May 24 15th May 24 North – South 22
SD99 11th May 24 15th May 24 North – South 13

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