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.

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Similan Island Liveaboard MV Sawasdee Fasai

MV Sawasdee Fasai

The MV Sawasdee Fasai 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 vessel comfortably takes 26 divers in 13 cabins. All cabins are air-conditioned and all except the budget cabins have en-suite bathrooms, even they have two bathrooms to share between the 3 cabins. The two master and four deluxe cabins are on the main deck and the four stand [...]

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Andaman Tritan Liveaboard Moored Up At The SImilan Islands In Thailand

Andaman Tritan

MV Andaman Tritan was totally refurbished in 2014 making and an already safe and comfortable vessel even more diver friendly. She may not be the largest liveaboard in Thailand but with only 16 divers onboard you never feel like you’re in a crowd. There’s plenty of space in the outside dining area and the comfortable air-conditioned saloon has plenty of media devices and a library to keep you entertained. On the very top of the boat there is a large sundeck to work on your tan between dives and take in the view of the surrounding Similan and Surin national Parks. There are five en-suite cabins and four with shared bathroom facilities. All are air-conditioned and comfortable. [...]

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Thailand Liveaboard - Deep Andaman Queen

Deep Andaman Queen

MV Deep Andaman Queen was built in 2003 and underwent a major overhaul in 2012 and 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. The dive deck is split over two levels. A large, spacious kitting up area and a separate dive platform affords plenty of space for everyone as you make your entry into the fabulous dive sites around the famous Similan and Surin Island national parks, she also runs regular trips to th [...]

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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 player and a wide selection of DVDs available or borrow a book from the extensive library and retreat to the shaded lounge on the main deck or the upper sun deck. Each of the cabins are en-suite with air-conditioning and have multiple 220v outlets to [...]

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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, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon. MV Pawara is exceptionally well priced for the standard of the boat and also offers free nitrox for nitrox certified divers. All Pawara’s cabins are air-conditioned and all but the budget cabins have private shower and to [...]

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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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Dazzling colour changes and perfect camouflage make octopus a favourite with everybody diving in Phuket but how do they perform this magic trick, well it's not mirrors, sorcery or witchcraft it's a complex combination of muscle, nerves, brain and skin pigments. By far the most common octopus we see when diving in Phuket is the day octopus (octopus cyanea) so we'll base our facts around this very convenient creature (we don't do night dives). That's what the cells are called, octopus have thousands of different colour chromataphores to every square inch of skin. Think of them as tiny balloons filled with coloured ink. The 'ink balloons' on most octopus come in black, brown, red, or [...]

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Phuket Diving Holiday – Hire Or Bring Scuba Equipment?

We would all prefer to be using our own equipment but sometimes the extra carriage fees, weight of equipment and trying to get it dry after we've finished scuba diving can be a bit of a pain. Hiring equipment can be a simple solution at a surprisingly low cost. If you're going on a liveaboard safari or are in Phuket just to dive then yes of course you'll bring what ever equipment you have. Everybody feels comfortable with their own equipment, you'll know how many weights you need, know how your regulator breaths, will be confident that your perfectly fitted fins won't cause any blisters that can really ruin a trip, know your mask won't leak and having a computer that you are familia [...]

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Phuket Liveaboard In The Similan Islands The Archives

What Is A Phuket Liveaboard Safari?

The best diving in Phuket and Thailand for that matter is inside the Similan and Surin Island National Parks and the most efficient and cost effective way to dive these fantastic locations is on-board one of the many liveaboard safari boats that run trips from mid October to May. It's essentially a floating hotel that supplies everything you need for the trip. Once you step on-board the first evening of the trip apart from a couple of beach visits you wont set foot on dry land again until the end of the trip which is usually 4 days later. You'll be allocated a cabin for the duration of the trip w [...]

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