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MV Dolphin Queen Departure Itinerary season 2022-2023

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

(Charters are available, for more info, please email us)



A warm welcome to our Similan Liveaboard.
All Live-aboard guests must arrive at our dive center for equipment fitting and to pay the remaining balance no later than 18:00 on the day of departure. Early arrival also 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 liveaboard departure and arrival will be either at Thaplamu pier directly opposite the Similan Islands (15 - 20 minutes drive from our dive center) or Kuraburi pier directly opposite from 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 liveaboard.
After our boat briefing you will be shown to your tank position to set up your dive gear. Once everything is done and prepared you will have your time to enjoy the nice and relaxing cruise out to the Similan Islands

MV Dolphin Queen will depart from the pier around 20:30 sit back, relax and enjoy the journey. Travelling at night is our preferred option, this is so you can enjoy the night sky and wake up to crystal clear water and 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 receive a light breakfast, fresh coffee & some toast. After your dive a full western and Thai breakfast buffet will be served, menus will differ throughout the trip, but it will generally be fried potatoes, baked beans, fried eggs, or scrambled eggs or omelette, rice soup and tropical fruits
We also serve German brown bread, muesli, cornflakes, oats, and lots of fresh fruits always available in the dining area: water melon, banana’s, pineapple, oranges. 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.


Day 1 & 3

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

Day 2 & 4

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

Day 5

6:00 - Wake Up Call
6:20 - Briefing
6:45 - Dive 1
8:30 - Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 Surface Interval
10:15 - 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

Schedule & Bookings

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The 3 days/ 3 nights itinerary aboard the Dolphin Queen


Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

6:00 - Wake Up Call
6:20 - Briefing
6:45 - Dive 1
8:30 - Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 - Surface Interval
10:15 - 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

Schedule & Bookings




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.

Schedule & Bookings