Similan Dive Center
With more than 18 years of experience, Similan Dive Center is a PADI dive center and an authorized Mares Dive World shop. We're a one stop service shop offering a selection of the best Thailand's Similan islands diving liveaboard trips and diving daytrips to the best dive sites in Thailand : Similan islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, wrecks and Richelieu rock.
Our friendly and professional sales staff ensures your Thailand diving vacation is a truly memorable one. The Similan islands are known as one of the world's greatest scuba locations in the world with hundreds of divers visiting the islands every year. Every Similan islands liveaboard and diving daytrips is a scuba divers dream. We provide you with a personal service and are always ready to give you the information needed for your Thailand dive vacation planning.
Your Similan islands diving trip will bring you up close to the world's most unique, species of tropical reef fish and creatures, from the majestic whale sharks and mantas to the seahorses and nudibranches. The most popular Similan islands liveaboard, scuba diving and snorkeling activities on offer are at the beautiful reefs and coral formations of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Enjoy one of the best things to do in Thailand by booking a tour with us.
Book online or call our staff and we will make sure that you get the most out of your Similan islands diving trip.
Some Background Information
Similan Dive Center is founded by Abraham and Amporn. They live together with their son Daniel since the summer of 2004 permanently in Khao Lak.
Abraham is a down to earth guy , being a Dutchman he comes every day on his bicycle to work, brush the leaves in front his shop , chatting with passersby and enjoys a black coffee while reading the newspaper , at least ,if the neighborhood kids don’t ask him to make airplanes out of it. Ask him about his life and you know he’s a “Been there, done that guy “.
As a son of a captain he spends the first four years of his life at sea, after he moved to the country side of Holland. After finishing his education he went into the army and after a heavy training he became member of a reconnaissance unit. He voluntary served in a peace keeping mission in Lebanon, which won him two medals After coming back , he spend some time helping in the family business and went on traveling the world doing every job what came on his way from cleaning hotels to droving deer. During that trip, he visited in 1988 for the first time Thailand and was impressed with the beauty of the country and the kindness of the people.
Back in Holland he worked 10 years as an environmental researcher at the laboratory of a glass factory. Next to that, he was active in voluntary work at a youth center and committee member in local politics. In 2000 he made the decision to move to Thailand and made his hobby his job. He worked as Dive Master, Tourleader and different managing positions in sales and operations..
Currently Abraham and Amporn manage Similan Dive Center at the Bang Niang road in Khao Lak