Mid Budget Liveaboards

Mid Budget Liveaboards

Thailand Liveaboard’s That Give a Great All Round Experience. Great Service Above And Below The Water

If you need your little luxuries and don’t enjoy crowded boats then you should find a boat to fit your needs on this page. All have mostly en-suite air-conditioned cabins, experienced crews and come highly recommended by us. We’ve had numerous trips on all of these boats and they never disappoint.

Quality Similan Island Liveaboards

Similan Island Liveaboard MV Sawasdee Fasai

MV Sawasdee Fasai Similan Island Liveaboard

The MV Sawasdee Fasai Similan Island liveaboard was fully refitted for the 2016/17 Similan Island liveaboard and didn't disappoint on her debut year. The well thought out new designs worked very well and any potential issues have been ironed out for the upcoming season. Free nitrox and a large dive deck make MV Sawasdee Fasai a great choice for your Similan Island liveaboard adventure. At 37m long and nearly 8m wide this large steel hulled [...]

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MV Smiling Seahorse Photographers First Choice

The MV Smiling Seahorse caters exceptionally well for photographers. The owners are professional underwater photographers so they know exactly what's required. Very few if any Similan Island liveaboards have a dedicated camera room. No need to leave your expensive equipment in a camera bucket, just rinse and use the convenient shelves to do what all photographers love to do - fiddle with their gear. Plenty of power points make charging batter [...]

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Deep Andaman Queen

In 2012 Deep Andaman Queen went for a complete overhaul. She now boasts one of the largest dive platforms of any Thailand liveaboard. This steel hulled twin engine boat has high safety specs and a number of cabin configurations to suit every budget. In 2015 she had a Coltri Sub Nitrox membrane system fitted to ensure every certified nitrox diver has enough for every dive on the trip. They didn't stop there! In 2019 the boat was completely ov [...]

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Thailand Liveaboard MV Hallelujah

MV Hallelujah

MV Hallelujah is one of the largest boats cruising in the Similan Islands. Her 35m all steel construction makes her safe and comfortable, promising a relaxing ride throughout your Thailand liveaboard adventure. Due to her generous proportions, most guests find themselves spending the majority of their time between dives in the expansive common areas of the boat. Relax in the roomy air-conditioned saloon which has a large TV, a DVD pla [...]

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Thailand Liveaboard MV Pawara At The Similan Islands

MV Pawara

MV Pawara is one of the most popular liveaboard boats cruising the Similan and Surin Island National Parks. The spacious and comfortable saloon, sundeck and shaded dining area ensure that guests always have plenty of space to relax between dives. The air-conditioned saloon has free wi-fi, TV/DVD player and an extensive library to help you log the names of all the species you can encounter on the fabulous dive sites such as Richelieu Rock, [...]

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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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We have two distinct scuba diving seasons in Phuket, imaginatively named low and high. The low season runs from mid May to mid October and high season the remainder of the year. The two seasons are governed by the monsoon winds that blow across South East Asia. It's fairly straightforward; in high season it blows from the east and low season from the west. Well lets start with the low season. The predominant west to east winds bring we [...]

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Choosing a beach resort for your stay in Phuket has got more and more difficult over the last few years. Great restaurants, bars and hotels have started springing up all over the island. Taking away the necessity to stay in the traditional party town of Patong. As Patong gets more crowded and remains fairly one dimensional, tourists have begun to look at alternatives. Still the busiest place in Phuket and the number one choice for the [...]

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We call them lionfish on this side of the world but they're also none as firefish, zebrafish, butterfly cod and turkeyfish (????) in other areas. We tend to lump them together but there are quite a few different species that we find around Phuket. All have stunning warning colours, are very photogenic, show little or no fear of divers and have toxic fins that can pack quite a punch. Fortunately lionfish are easy to spot and stings are very ra [...]

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