Diving in Thailand's North Andaman sites for 7 days and 6 nights
DIVE ALL OF Surin, Similan and Richelieu Rock
Itinerary of our dive cruise:
Thailand still counts some of the best dive sites in the world and this trip offers just the best Thailand has to offer!
Day 1: Embark on The Smiling Seahorse at 5pm in Tap Lamu and wake up on the dive site the next morning!
Day 2 to 6th: We will plan 4 dives per days around Surin and Similan Islands.
Last day 2 dives and back in Phuket in the evening.
Dive sites we may visit in Surin islands includes:
Koh Chi in the north of Surin Island, Torinla in the South offering enjoyable drift dives, Surin bay, yellow rock and some nice night dives in the bays...
There is an opportunity to see Jenkins Stingray, Napoleon fish, a lot of sweetlips, Barracudas, Humphead Parrotfish, Manta Ray, Eagle Ray, Reef Sharks and giant morrays...
Richelieu Rock, is always listed in the top 10 dive sites in the world! It can be described as a big aquarium. Here we find more or less everything … Richelieu Rock is one of the places in Thailand to see Whale Shark but also seahorses and plenty of kinky cuttlefish action.
Koh Tachai Pinnacle where we usually have a very fishy dive with massive schools of barracudas, bluefin and giant trevally, sweetlips, batfish a very nice dive spot. This is also a good place to see whale sharks so keep your eyelids peeled!
In Similan islands we may visit:
Koh Bon & Koh Bon Pinnacle:
The main attraction here are Manta Rays but when they are not around, there is plenty of tropical fish to look at. There is also a very good chance for Whale Shark and Zebra Sharks. After playing with Manta’s we will go south to another dive site in Similan National Park. Your cruise director will choose from various dive sites in the Northern part of the Similan Islands. You will love the view from the boat on some idyllic islands with lush green forest surrounded by white sand beaches. Here we dive for the usually great viz and hope to spot leopard sharks, blue spotted stingray, school of snappers and fusiliers, emperor fish, clown trigger fish and more tropical colourful fish as well as some Moray eels, turtles and mantis shrimps living in the rocky areas.
In the South Similan Islands sites like Elephant Head, Donald Duck Bay, Deep six, west of Eden, Rocky Point and Anita's reef
Good chances there to spot whale shark, turtles, mantas, reef sharks, Napoleons... After the night dive, it's time for our infamous BBQ night...!
Around Phuket: Racha Yai, Racha Noi or King Cruiser.
Best of Thailand: Surin & Similan Islands (Koh Tachai, Koh Bon) and Richelieu Rock
• Full accommodation and board
(Breakfast, Lunch, afternoon bites, Dinner)
• All soft drinks, drinking water, filter coffee & tea
• Fresh fruits, yoghurt & snacks
• 12 Liter Alum. Cylinders, Weights & Weight Belt
• PADI Professional Dive Guide
• up to 23 Dives including 5 Nights dives
• Towel, shower gel
• Sea kayak and hammock
• Marine Park Fee* 2600-THB / diver
*subject to change without prior notice
• PERSONAL INSURANCE COMPULSORY
• Alcoholic drinks and cigarettes
• Equipment rental (600 THB/ day)
• Computer rental (300 THB/day)
• PADI Courses
• Nitrox : 250 THB/tank or 4,500 THB for the whole cruise
• Transfers to and from Ranong on demand (prices)
Note: This itinerary is provided as sample itinerary and can be modified by The Smiling Seahorse based on weather forecast or other unforeseen circumstances.
Latest reviews on TripAdvisor...
Excellent service★★★★★ by Pawat December 19, 2020
Review: 5, based on 139 reviews "Excellent service with The Smiling Sea Horse" by Pawat, written on December 19, 2020
Apart from amazing underwater experience around Andaman Sea (Surin Island, Bon Islands, Tachai and Richelieu rock), the life on this boat is safe and relax. This diving boat defines the standard of what should diving boat look like. The rooms are cozy in tiny space with shower room inside. The ventilation is perfect since the door and windows are on the rear side of the boat. Sleeping on this boat is different. You never feel running engine when you go to bed. However in the morning, the boat is ready for new dive site. Total number of traveller (around 18) is match the boat size. The platform for giant strike to the ocean is organized with all equipment spread around evenly for red and blue team. (Look at the platform picture) The food is excellent. Loving barbecue on last dinner and everything on the fridge If you care about environment, this boat provide you with their bottle to refill water all the time on the trip. This boat also provide different buckets for each type of rubbish. The straw for coconut is also stainless. If you love to find out what you saw underwater, they provide many book to find the creatures you found. Surely go diving again with The Smilling Seahorse