Liveaboard Vessels: M/V Andaman

Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock liveaboards with M/V AndamanSpecialise in 3 days northern islands diving...

   Join the classic 4 day trip to Thailand’s top dive sites...

         Combine both trips for an extended 7 day diving cruise...

               A choice of three different diving trips, from 3 to 7 days...

A wide range of liveaboard options are available onboard the refurbished M/V Andaman. More spacious than ever before, our recently built innovative “star deck” is proving to be a hit with new and return customers alike whilst our two double cabins with ensuite facilities and hot water shower add an extra level of comfort. Minimum age 15 years.

3 day / 3 night : Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai & Surin Islands
4 day / 4 night : Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Surin Islands
7 day / 7 night : All islands - with more northern diving

6 Berth bunk on M/V Andaman Lunch on M/V Andaman Sunset on M/V Andaman sundeck

Since 1997 the M/V Andaman has been a firm favourite with all our divers, drawing our customers back again and again to dive onboard one of the friendliest and most relaxing liveaboards in the Andaman Sea.

Double bed cabin on M/V AndamanTHE LOWER DECK

Now with a choice of three different cabins styles offering a variety of comfort for all budgets, all cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, storage space and sea view windows. Choose from either our two double cabins complete with ensuite bathroom, our two standard double bed cabins at the front of the boat or an individual private bunk (with curtain) in one of our recently refurbished 6-berth sea view cabins.

The dive deck has also been redesigned to service all customers with maximum space and flexibility whilst our three toilet/showers have been enlarged and refurbished and now feature hot water showers.

 

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Colourful coral at Similan IslandsTHE MIDDLE DECK

No changes here – the covered middle deck is still the same spacious dining area where we all meet for our three buffet-style meals a day and relax between dives. Now with extended deck space, the two communal dining tables with cushioned seating encourage our famous social and informal atmosphere onboard.

Between meals you will find free snacks, fruit, cookies, tea, coffee and water plus a selection of fish identification books and magazines.

 

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A beautiful beah at Similan IslandsTHE UPPER DECK

The large, partially covered sundeck remains the same, plus we have extended this area to run the whole length of the boat – you will be spoilt for choice. Here you will find a selection of sunbeds, sun mattresses and hammocks: some in the open air and some under cover for when the sun is at its strongest.

The new “star deck” (as we like to call it!) is uncovered, giving a panoramic view of the night sky – perfect for that after dinner drink or early morning coffee. The many comfortable beanbags are the main feature of this deck, which can be moved around the low tables to suit your group size or can be tucked into a quiet corner to give you some privacy should you prefer to read your book or just gaze out to sea.

On the final evening of the 3 day and 4 day trips, instead of a night dive we invite you to join us for a relaxing evening onboard, starting with cocktails at sunset followed by a barbecue dinner on the sundeck. Usually a lively night for us all and on the 7 day trip – you’ll get two!

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THE TRIPS

Happy divers on M/V AndamanWould you prefer to spend your time at the exciting northern dive sites of Koh Tachai, Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock or would you also like to dive the colourful reefs and rock formations of the Similan Islands? With our flexible itinerary you can choose exactly how long your trip will last, plus choose which part of the Andaman Sea you want to dive the most.

On the 3-day trip you will dive the more challenging and adventurous dive sites of the north: Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and the less frequented dive sites of the Surin Islands. In the Surins there is time for you to go ashore, either at the Moken (Sea Gypsy) village or at the National Park Headquarters beach.

On the classic 4-day trip we cover the full range of dive sites, beaches and beautiful scenery from the Similan Islands all the way to the Surin Islands (or vice versa). We dive many of the famous dive sites in the Similans, where you can also snorkel on the shallow reefs, go ashore to the white sand beaches or walk on the tropical rainforest trail between the large and small beaches on Koh Miang (#4).

Ao GuerkFor the more energetic, it is possible to climb to the top of the famous rock formation on Koh Similan (#8) for beautiful views over the bay. Then we head north, with one or two dives at Koh Bon – more if the mantas are in residence – before sailing to Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands, as detailed in the 3-day trip itinerary.

If you have enough time, we recommend you combine the two trips for the ultimate 7-day trip in the Andaman Sea. The focus is more on diving the northern islands, as this is what the majority of our customers request, but you will still have the chance to visit and dive Koh Bon and some of the classic Similan dive sites. The choice is yours!

M/V Andaman Boat Plans

Side View Lower Deck
   
Middle Deck Upper Deck

Click to see a bigger view and boat technical data

DIVING DEPTHS ON OUR LIVEABOARDS

On Sea Dragon liveaboards we plan our dives to a maximum depth of 30m and you must be certified to dive to this depth. The majority of insurance companies will not honour any insurance claim that is made if the customer has dived deeper than the recommended guidelines for their certification level.

Required certification levels include:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • PADI Adventure Diver (or equivalent) including the Deep Adventure Dive
  • PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent) plus the Deep Adventure Dive

If you are not certified to dive to 30m and wish to join one of our liveaboards, we can offer you a choice of the following options:

1) Take a PADI Deep Adventure Dive (B1,800 + liveaboard trip price)

This is the easiest option and requires no extra time, as it is conducted during the first dive of your liveaboard trip. This dive is a required dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water course and you will receive credit towards this certification when you complete this dive. You will receive the PADI Deep Dive Speciality manual which is yours to keep and can be used again if you decide to complete the full PADI Deep Dive Speciality course.

2) Upgrade your certification level to PADI Adventure Diver (Click here for prices & details)

3) Upgrade your certification level to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (Click here for prices & details)

SCHEDULES & PRICES - M/V Andaman 2017/2018

SPECIAL OFFER!

FOR ALL M/V ANDAMAN TRIPS DEPARTING EITHER IN OCTOBER 2017 OR AFTER APRIL 15TH 2018
WE OFFER A 20% DISCOUNT ON THE PRICES BELOW. RETURN CUSTOMER DISCOUNTS WILL ALSO APPLY.

Trip Itineraries Trip
Length
# Dives Availability Diver
Prices
Non Diver
Prices
National Park
Entry Fees
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
& Surin Islands
3 days / 3 nights 9 dives From 24/10/17
to 13/05/18
B17,850
ensuite
double cabin
B17,100
double cabin
B15,600
6-berth
cabin
B13,950
ensuite
double cabin
B13,200
double cabin
B11,700
6-berth
cabin
B1,800
diver
B1,000
snorkeller
Similan Islands, Koh Bon,
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
& Surin Islands
4 days / 4 nights 13 dives B22,600
ensuite
double cabin
B21,600
double cabin
B19,600
6-berth
cabin
B17,700
ensuite
double cabin
B16,700
double cabin
B14,700
6-berth
cabin
B1,800
diver
B1,000
snorkeller
SPECIALISING NORTH:
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai,
Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands
7 days / 7 nights 22 dives B35,170
ensuite
double cabin
B33,420
double cabin
B29,920
6-berth
cabin
B27,690
ensuite
double cabin
B25,940
double cabin
B22,440
6-berth
cabin
B3,600
diver
B2,000
snorkeller

ALL PRICES INCLUDE FULL DIVING EQUIPMENT + FREE DIVE COMPUTER

CHARTER PRICE
B104,000 per day peak season (15 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018) + National Park fees
B83,200 per day off peak season (25 Oct 2017 - 15 May 2018, excluding above dates) + National Park fees

DIVED ON ONE OF OUR LIVEABOARDS BEFORE?
ALREADY TAKEN A CERTIFICATION COURSE WITH US?
REMEMBER TO APPLY YOUR RETURN CUSTOMER DISCOUNTS TO THE ABOVE PRICES

Return customer discounts are carried forward from season to season and never expire….

2nd trip / course* 10% discount
3rd trip / course* 15% discount
4th - 5th trip / course* 20% discount
6th trip / course** 50%
7th – 11th trip / course* 20%
12th trip / course*** FREE

* does not include Scuba Refresher, Adventure Diver upgrade, EFR, Speciality courses, all day trips and day trip packages.
** does not include Scuba Refresher, Adventure Diver upgrade, EFR, Speciality courses, all day trips and day trip packages. Cannot be used for Divemaster or IDC courses
*** does not include Scuba Refresher, Adventure Diver upgrade, EFR, Speciality courses, all day trips and day trip packages. Cannot be used for Divemaster courses, IDC courses or 7 day liveaboard packages
DEPARTURE SCHEDULE FOR M/V ANDAMAN 2017 / 2018
3 day/3 night – Surin Islands, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
Departs: 20.30 hrs Returns: 18.00 hrs
November 2017
Monday 06 Thursday 09
Saturday 18 Tuesday 21
Thursday 30 Sunday 03
December 2017
Tuesday 12 Friday 15
Sunday 24 Wednesday 27
January 2018
Saturday 06 Tuesday 09
Thursday 18 Sunday 21
Tuesday 30 Friday 02
February 2018
Sunday 11 Wednesday 14
Friday 23 Monday 26
March 2018
Wednesday 07 Saturday 10 
Monday 19 Thursday 22
Saturday 31 Tuesday 03
April 2018
Thursday 12 Sunday 15 
Tuesday 24 Friday 27
May 2018
Sunday 06 Wednesday 09

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DEPARTURE SCHEDULE FOR M/V ANDAMAN 2017 / 2018
4 day/4 night – Similan & Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
Departs: 20.30 hrs Returns: 18.00 hrs
October 2017
Saturday 21 Wednesday 25
November 2017
Thursday 02 Monday 06
Thursday 09 Monday 13
Tuesday 14 Saturday 18
Tuesday 21 Saturday 25
Sunday 26 Thursday 30
December 2017
Sunday 03 Thursday 07
Friday 08 Tuesday 12
Friday 15 Tuesday 19
Wednesday 20 Sunday 24
Wednesday 27 Sunday 31
January 2018
Tuesday 02 Saturday 06
Tuesday 09 Saturday 13
Sunday 14 Thursday 18
Sunday 21 Thursday 25
Friday 26 Tuesday 30
February 2018
Friday 02 Tuesday 06
Wednesday 07 Sunday 11
Wednesday 14 Sunday 18
Monday 19 Friday 23
Monday 26 Friday 02
March 2018
Saturday 03 Wednesday 07
Saturday 10 Wednesday 14
Thursday 15 Monday 19
Thursday 22 Monday 26
Tuesday 27 Saturday 31
April 2018
Tuesday 03 Saturday 07
Sunday 08 Thursday 12
Sunday 15 Thursday 19
Friday 20 Tuesday 24
Friday 27 Tuesday 01
May 2018
Wednesday 02 Sunday 06

If you would like to compare all M/V Andaman 2017/2018 trips, please click here

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DEPARTURE SCHEDULE FOR M/V ANDAMAN 2016 / 2017
7 day/7 night – Similan & Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
Departs: 20.30 hrs Returns: 18.00 hrs
November 2017
Thursday 02 Thursday 09
Monday 06 Monday 13
Tuesday 14 Tuesday 21
Saturday 18 Saturday 25
Sunday 26 Sunday 03
Thursday 30 Thursday 07
December 2017
Friday 08 Friday 15
Tuesday 12 Tuesday 19
Wednesday 20 Wednesday 27
Sunday 24 Sunday 31
January 2018
Tuesday 02 Tuesday 09 
Saturday 06 Saturday 13
Sunday 14 Sunday 21
Thursday 18 Thursday 25
Friday 26 Friday 02
Tuesday 30 Tuesday 06
February 2018
Wednesday 07 Wednesday 14
Sunday 11 Sunday 18
Monday 19 Monday 26
Friday 23 Friday 02
March 2018
Saturday 03 Saturday 10
Wednesday 07 Wednesday 14
Thursday 15 Thursday 22
Monday 19 Monday 26
Tuesday 27 Tuesday 03
Saturday 31 Saturday 07
April 2018
Sunday 08 Sunday 15
Thursday 12 Thursday 19
Friday 20 Friday 27
Tuesday 24 Tuesday 01
May 2018
Wednesday 02 Wednesday 09

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