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Similan Liveaboard Itinerary

Similan Islands - Bon & Tachai Islands
Surin Islands - Richelieu Rock

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Welcome aboard the M/V Dolphin Queen, our Similan & Surin liveaboard.
All Live-aboard guests must arrive at our dive center no later than 16:30 for equipment fitting and to arrange for any balance due to be paid before departure.
An early arrival gives you time to purchase a short term DAN diving insurance
with Similan Diving Safaris if you don’t already have one of your own.
Depending on the trip, our Similan & Surin liveaboard departure and arrival will be either at Thaplamu pier directly opposite the Similan Islands (15 to 20 minutes drive from our dive center) or Kuraburi pier directly opposite the Surin Islands (1,5 hours drive from our dive center in air conditioned mini vans)

Once onboard MV Dolphin Queen you will be introduced to our dive staff and boat crew. After, you will be shown to your cabin and once all guests have settled in, we will gather everyone for a full boat briefing about the running of the boat along with the rules and safety procedures aboard our Similan liveaboard.
After our boat briefing you will be shown to your tank position to organize your dive crate and familiarize yourself with the dive deck and check your dive gear. Once everything is done and prepared, you will have time to enjoy the nice and relaxing cruise out to the Similan Islands.

MV Dolphin Queen will depart from the pier at approximately 20:00 sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Travelling at night is our preferred option, so you can enjoy the night sky and wake up to crystal clear water and a cool breeze first thing in the morning. Dive sites




The 5 days/ 5 nights itinerary aboard
the Dolphin Queen


After your Wake up call, you may help yourself to a light breakfast which includes fresh coffee, fresh bread, Thai seasonal fruits, oats, muesli and cereals, which are available at all times throughout the day. Our fresh bread is vegan-friendly.
Breakfast will be served after your dive. Our breakfast is prepared by using an order list which you must complete before the first dive. Our breakfast list consists of Fried, Boiled, and Scrambled Eggs, Fried sausage, French toast, Pancake, Bacon, Ham and Thai traditional rice soup.
You will be served what you order on our breakfast list.

Electrolyte sachets are free for you to use, at any time during the safari, these help to prevent dehydration.
You will receive a Dive site and Dive Safety briefing before every dive. All dives are Multi level dives and each diver must dive with a buddy.
All of our dive guides have computers and are experienced with all the dive sites so if you have any special requests e.g. Sea Horse, Ghost pipe fish, Nudibranchs, this is the team who can find them for you. Our guides speak all major European languages.


light breakfast

Day 1 & 3

6:00 - Wake Up Call
6:30 - Dive briefing
7:00 - Dive 1
8:30 - Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 - Surface Interval
10:30 - Dive briefing
11:00 - Dive 2
12:30 - Lunch
12:30 - 14:30 - Surface Interval
14:30 - Dive briefing
15:00 - Dive 3
16:30 - Snack
16:30 - 18:30 - Surface Interval
18:30 - Dive briefing
19:00 - Dive 4 (Night Dive)
20:30 - Dinner

lunch

Day 2 & 4

6:00 - Wake Up Call
6:20 - Dive briefing
6:45 – Dive 1
8:00 - Breakfast
8:00 - 10:15 - Surface Interval
10:15 - Dive briefing
10:30 - Dive 2
11:30 - Lunch
11:30 - 14:15 - Surface Interval
14:15 - Dive briefing
14:30 - Dive 3
16:00 - Snack
16:00 - 17:15 - Surface Interval
17:15 - Dive briefing
17:30 - Dive 4 (Dusk Dive)
19:00 - Dinner

lunch for the guests

Day 5

6:00 - Wake Up Call
6:20 - Dive briefing
6:45 - Dive 1
8:30 - Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 Surface Interval
10:15 - Dive briefing
10:30 - Dive 2
**Arrival at Thaplamu Pier : 18:00 at the pier & 18:30 at the Dive Center
**Arrival at Kuraburi Pier : 14:00 at the pier & 16:00 at the Dive Center

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The 3 days/ 3 nights itinerary aboard the Dolphin Queen


dinghy on the beach

Day 1

6:00 - Wake Up Call
6:30 - Dive briefing
7:00 - Dve 1
8:30 - Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 - Surface Interval
10:30 - Dive briefing
11:00 - Dive 2
12:30 - Lunch
12:30 - 14:30 - Surface Interval
14:30 - Dive briefing
15:00 - Dive 3
16:30 - Snack
16:30 - 18:30 - Surface Interval
18:30 - Dive briefing
19:00 - Dive 4 (Night Dive)
20:30 - Dinner

soft coral

Day 2

6:00 - Wake Up Call
6:20 - Dive briefing
6:45 – Dive 1
8:00 - Breakfast
8:00 - 10:15 - Surface Interval
10:15 - Dive briefing
10:30 - Dive 2
12:00 - Lunch
12:00 - 14:15 - Surface Interval
14:15 - Dive briefing
14:30 - Dive 3
16:00 - Snack
16:00 - 17:15 - Surface Interval
17:15 - Dive briefing
17:30 - Dive 4 (Dusk Dive)
19:00 - Dinner

Dolphins on the surface

Day 3

6:00 - Wake Up Call
6:20 - Dive briefing
6:45 - Dive 1
8:30 - Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 - Surface Interval
10:15 - Dive briefing
10:30 - Dive 2
**Arrival at Thaplamu Pier : 18:00 at the pier & 18:30 at the Dive Center
**Arrival at Kuraburi Pier : 14:00 at the pier & 16:00 at the Dive Center

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Nitrox Prices:

Per Tank 220 baht
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Nitrox package
3 day - 1,700 baht
5 day - 3,060 baht

Diving Schedule
5 Days/ 5 Nights Liveaboard


Day 1 – Similan Islands
Day 2 – Similan Islands & Bon Island
Day 3 – Bon & Tachai Islands
Day 4 – Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
Day 5 – Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
Subject to change

Diving Schedule
3 Days/ 3 Nights Liveaboard


Day 1 – Similan Islands
Day 2 – Bon & Tachai Islands
Day 3 – Richelieu Rock
Subject to change




Our on board photographer is always available for help and will assist you should you wish to view your own photographs on our DVD player.

What to bring with you aboard the Dolphin Queen for your Similan Liveaboard Safari:

  • Some clothing like shorts and long sleeve T- shirt
  • Sun glasses, a hat and sun cream (environmentally friendly) for the day time as the temperature can be around 30°C to 35°C during the day.
  • Bathroom kit 
    *Free bio-degradable shampoo & shower soap*
  • Dive Card
  • Some money for beer and drinks. Beer is only served after your last dive.

For your convenience you should bring only a small bag you don’t need much clothing on your Safari, you may leave any excess baggage or valuables at our Dive Center or at your hotel.
If you are a PADI diver and don't have your card for some reason we can check with PADI online in minutes. We have log books for sale and dive computers for rent onboard the Dolphin Queen. We have a full Medic First Aid kit onboard so you don't need worry about sea sickness, upset stomach, blisters, and other minor ailments.

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