Similan Diving Safaris

Similan Diving Safaris is an eco-friendly Western/ Thai managed PADI 5 Star Dive Center located in the heart of Khao Lak, province Phang Nga, Thailand.
Khao Lak is only 70 km north of Phuket airport and is an excellent relaxing location as a departure point to the best scuba diving in Thailand: the Similan Marine National Park.

Similan Diving Safaris has 21 years experience specializing in Liveaboards to the amazing Similan and Surin Islands, Bon & Tachai Islands and the world famous Richelieu Rock.

In 2019 PADI Asia Pacific proudly recognised Similan Diving Safaris for 15 years of outstanding services.

With thousands of hours dived by Similan Diving Safaris staff, it has helped us to know every dive site thoroughly. From macro life to Pelagics, Manta and Whaleshark our guides will find them for you.

With over 2500 PADI certifications to date we offer you a safe and friendly environment for you to do your PADI course with us.We offer a full range of PADI dive courses and PADI specialities in the Similan & Surin Islands. The courses are available in all major European languages.

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In our shop we have a wide range of diving and snorkelling equipment from the brands Aqualung, Suunto, ScubaPro, which we use also for our rental equipment. We are proud of our high quality service and its reasonable prices. We are ready to support you when choosing the appropriate equipment for you.

We are here to help in any way possible to make your holiday trouble free. Please don't hesitate to ask us for help regarding an airport pick-up, rooms, transport to and from Khao Lak or any other needs you may require, please phone or e-mail.

We take great pride in its safety standards, and the team who takes care of you. We are pleased to offer you a personalized service to guide you through wonderful diving adventures and to give you a glimpse into a different world!

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 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.
2 ghost pipe fish

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

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