2 days / 1 night - 6 dives - MV Camic
Do you want to dive the famous Similan Island but you don’t have enough time for a long Similan Islands liveaboard tour? Then we have the perfect solution for you! Introducing the short 2-days/1-night Similan Island scuba diving trip. . .
The MV Camic basically stays the whole diving season out at the Andaman Sea in the National Marine Park and is visiting the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands, following a weekly schedule. Sundays to Wednesday the liveaboard is exploring the different dives sites around the Similan Islands and then on Thursdays the Similan liveaboard moves up north to Koh Tachai, Fridays you can dive around the world famous Richelieu Rock and Saturdays Koh Bon. So if you want to dive certain dive sites, make sure to check the schedule first and then book your trip accordantly. The advantage of this trip is that you can start any day of the week.
The transfer from and to the MV Camic is done by a spacious and fast speed boat. That way you make most out of your time. . . You get picked up from your Khao Lak accommodation in the morning, brought to the pier in Tap Lamu and transferred to the liveaboard boat with a big and comfortable speedboat called Nawanoppa, which only takes 80 minutes to reach the Similan Islands. Aboard you get a mix of daytrip guests and liveaboard guests.
Upon arrival at the Similan Islands and the MV Camic, you’ll get some time for a coffee, and a thorough boat briefing lets you become familiar with the boat facilities and procedures. Then it’s time to get wet in your first dive. . . You’ll meet your instructor or dive guide and the people you will dive with that day (max. group size is 5 divers), get your dive briefing and help with setting up your diving equipment.
During the day out there you will do two dives (dive time 45 - 60 minutes) with a lovely lunch and some relax time between them, before the speedboat returns to main land. Once the speedboat has departed with the day trip guests, there are less people on board the boat which makes for a more relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the late afternoon with a trip to the beach (only Similan Island beaches are open for visiting) and the sunset at the Similan Islands. There is also the opportunity for either a sunset dive or a night dive, followed by the delicious dinner and a relaxed evening.
The next morning you wake up early to fit in an early morning dive and have relaxed breakfast. Now you repeat most of yesterday’s schedule by doing two more dives with lunch in-between before being transferred back to main land, again on the fast and comfortable speedboat, returning to Khao Lak at approximately 17:30. It’s as simple as that.
The MV Camic is a spacious liveaboard with a big sundeck and a saloon. It also has hot showers, plus provides you with eco-friendly products to use in the bathrooms, so you don’t pollute the reefs around the dive sites. All the delicious meals onboard this liveaboard are freshly cooked on board and served in buffet style. You get a mix from Thai dishes and popular western food. Snacks and fruits are served between the dives.
The boat crew is experienced, friendly and helpful and the captain is very familiar with the all the different areas and dive sites you will visit.
More information needed? Just contact our staff for this Similan Islands liveaboard trip.
Schedule MV Camic
|Dive 1||Dive 2||Dive 3||Dive 4|
|Monday||Similan 4-6||West of Eden||Anita's reef||Similan 4-6|
|Tuesday||Similan 7||North Point||Three Trees||Similan 8-9|
|Wednesday||Similan 8-9||Christmas Point||Breakfast Bend||Similan 8-9|
|Thursday||Koh Bon/Tachai||Koh Tachai||Koh Tachai||Koh Tachai|
|Friday||Tachai / Rcihelieu||Richelieu rock||Richelieu rock||Koh Tachai|
|Saturday||Koh Bon||Koh Bon||Koh Bon||Similan 8-9|
|Sunday||Similan 8-9||Eagle rock||Elephant Head rock||Similan 4-6|
Dive sites can be changed due weather or wave conditions
- Length 27,5m, beam 5,6m.
- 2 Hino engines, 330 HP each.
- 8 knots cruising speed, 10 knots top speed.
- 2 generators, one 50 Kw, one 30 Kw.
- Electricity in all cabins 24 hours a day.
- 2 Master cabins on upper deck with queen size bed, big window, en-suite bathroom and A/C.
- 3 twin share cabins on main deck with each 2 single beds, big window and A/C.
- 3 single cabins on main deck with each 1 single bed, big window and A/C.
- 2 Coltrisub compressors
- 1 fast chase dingy.
- Safety equipment, medic first aid and oxygen system.
- All modern navigation equipment including GPS and echo sounders.
- CD video & music system on top deck.
- 11,000 liters of fresh water.
- Big sundeck
- 15 liter tanks on board
- Mobile telephone.
- CB Radio, 24h contact with NAVY.
- VHF Radio.
- O2 tank + O2 instructor provider on board.
- MFA Kit + MFA instructor on board.
- Life Jackets.
- 1 Life Raft.
- Emergency Kit.
- Evacuation emergency facility with ambulance.
- Direct access to the Chamber of Phuket.
Location & Dive Sites
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
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.
For the 2 days – 1 nights liveaboard trip there is a pick up service for the Khao Lak area.
For the 3 days – 3 nights, 4 days – 4 days and 5 days – 5 nights liveaboard trip there is a pick up service for the Khao Lak area and the major tourist towns on Phuket, including Phuket airport.
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.
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.
Yes, all meals are included in the price as well as coffee, tea and water. Th meals are served in buffet style. Vegetarian meals are possible . During the day fruits are served. All other drinks ordered have to be paid separately.
We booked a diving trip with Similan Dive Center. Was a nice day. Abe explained everything very well when we booked and the diving equipment was perfect. The crew on the boat and the guide were very helpful. Thanks Abe and hope to see you next time when we're around in the area.
October 21, 2017
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