Diving in Thailand 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!
After dinner onboard, we will leave to Koh Bon.
Day 7: 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. We will make 3 dives here starting very early before we are heading back to Ranong. We will arrive on Koh Phayam around 06:00 pm and Ranong 08.00 pm.
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.
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Fantastic well run boat★★★★★ by Dartmoortrekker April 20, 2021
Review: 5, based on 139 reviews "Fantastic well run boat" by Dartmoortrekker, written on April 20, 2021
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. I am a PADI DM and have been diving for 26 years I have been on 20 or so liveaboards including several in Thailand. I was on the trip over Songkran in mid April and we did 12 dives in Surin, Richelieu Rock Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. The Smiling Seahorse is a very well designed and maintained boat purpose built as a liveaboard to the owners’ design. There are many good safety and convenience features not always seen on other boats. It is at the top of the mid range, not luxury but with everything you need. Great value for money in my view. The diving was exciting and great by Thai standards. We saw two whalesharks at Richelieu and a distant manta at Surin. Loads of other fish action especially when the current was pumping. The owner changed the itinerary to allow us to see the whalesharks which only stayed for one day. This already made the trip a success on day 1. Considerable attention is paid to safety and the 16 divers are split into 4 groups each with their own DM. Pick ups are normally by the big boat, though an inflatable is also available. The captain manoeuvres the boat with great skill. Hire equipment is well maintained and nitrox mix a reliable 31 or 32%. Franck and Camille the owners and the rest of the team are really friendly and helpful and make you feel at home. There are social activities including a bbq on the last day. Franck managed to keep the 6 kids on the trip occupied without any impact on the adult customers. Quite a feat! Cabins are pretty spacious with a small locker but space on the floor for bags. I would personally go for en suite next time as the common bathrooms are on the dive deck - worth the extra cost iLeisure areas include the confortable saloon and spacious sundeck. Food is plentiful and good and soft drinks free. Beer and wine is modestly priced. Overall, this was an excellent trip and the best liveaboard I have done in Thailand. I will book again next season without any doubt and would be happy to do the Myanmar route on this boat whenever it restarts.