Diving Richelieu rock on this diving daytrip with 2 dives at Thailand's best dive site Richelieu rock.
Get the most out of your diving experience by joining a 2 dives Richelieu rock diving daytrip. Recognized as one of Thailand's best dive sites, diving at Richelieu Rock is an experience not to be missed on your Thailand diving holiday.
Richelieu Rock is a small submerged rock. As part of the Surin National Marine Park it’s located about 18 kilometers east of the islands themselves. Richelieu Rock is world famous for of being one of the best places in Thailand to see big pelagics like whale sharks and manta rays. This huge pinnacle climbing dramatically from the depths of the Andaman Sea is covered soft corals and attracts huge fish like barracudas and groupers ,there is also an incredible array of small fish, seahorses and nudibranchs.
The transfer to Richelieu rock are made by a fast boat and you arrive early enough back at your hotel for a sundowner.
Just write or call us for more about a Richelieu rock diving daytrip.
Richelieu rock daytrip itinerary
|07.20 - 08.20||Pick up from your accommodation in Khao Lak|
|08.30||The Wetcat leaves from Nam Khem pier|
|11.00||Lunch & relax on the Wetcat sun roof|
|15.15||Arrival at Nam Khem pier|
|16.00 - 16.30||Arrival back at your accommodation in Khao Lak|
The diving daytrip to Richelieu rock departs every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
This is one of the best daytrip boats around. This multi hull daytrip boat offers a comfortable and fast ride. The sundeck gives you space to relax between the dives. This boat takes a maximum of 16 guests.
Included in the price is :
- Transfer from and back to your accommodation in Khao Lak.
- Experienced dive guide ( maximum 5 guest with 1 dive guide )
- Lunch, drinking water, softdrinks, fruits.
- Towels and shampoo
Not included in the prices are
- National park and diving fees
- Price : 700.- Baht
- Full set of diving equipment : regulator, long or short wetsuit, bcd, pressure gauge, depth gauge, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, tank, weightbelt
- Price 500.- Baht
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
For the diving daytrips we'll pick you up at the lobby of your accommodation in the Khao Lak area between 07.00 -08.00 AM, depending on where you're staying in Khao Lak
The Similan islands, Koh Bon , Koh Tachai and Richelieu rock are parts of Marine National parks.
The parks are open from the 15th of October till the 15th of May. From the 16th of May till the 14th of October the National parks are closed. Visiting the islands or dive sites is not allowed.
From the of May to the beginning of October the Southwest Monsoon comes to Thailand from the Indian Ocean and impacts the Andaman Coast. Then the sea waters of the Andaman Coast are disturbed, weather conditions can change very quickly and high waves can make travelling at sea quit a challenge.
The maximum depth permitted on all trips is 30 meters, 99 feet for Open Water Divers with the Deep Adventure Dive certification, Advanced Divers, Rescue Divers, Divemasters and Instructors.
Open Water Divers without any additional Deep training will not be permitted to dive deeper than 18 meters, 59 feet.
The maximum depth for Junior open water divers 10 or 11 years old is 12 meters. The maximum depth for junior open water divers 12 years and older is 18 meters.
The maximum depth for Junior advanced open water divers between the age of 12 and 14 years old is 21 meters.
From Bangkok you can take flight to Phuket airport and from there a taxi to Khao Lak. It’s also possible to take a night bus from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal ( Sai Tai Mai Bus station) to Khao Lak which takes about an 11 hours .
From Koh Samui, Koh Phang an and Kao Tao you can take a ferry to Surthani and from there the bus Khao Lak.
From Phuket you can take a bus to Khao Lak. The bus starts at Phuket town bus station and it takes about 2 -2 1/2 hours to Khao Lak.
Tauchen bei Similan Dive Center unter der Leitung von Abraham war wie immer super organisiert. Toll das es dich gibt. wir werden unseren nächsten Tauchurlaub für 2018 wieder bei Abraham buchen. Danke, für die schönen Tauchgänge und bis bald.
Mandi und Anita, Austria,
March 10, 2017
Manta rays :))
Thanks you very much for the trip. Always dreamed to dive with manta rays and finally my dream came true.
Joshua Cherry, United Kingdom,
March 08, 2017
Well organized boat, friendly dive crew and the boat crew was very helpful with getting me back onto the boat after the dive. Good equipment with some proper fins which was helpful in the currents. For the price / quality an 8 +.
Bruno Lingerfeldt, Germany,
February 04, 2017
This was my first liveaboard trip , was a bit nervous to be on a boat for 4 days but realy loved it. Thanks to the the helpful crew and patient dive staff. Good luck and maybe see you in the future again.
Paul Miltenburg, Belgium,
January 29, 2017
Thanks for the great trip. Special thanks for the cook , the food was yummieeee..
Joan , Ireland,
January 27, 2017