Khao Lak Liveaboard Trips to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock

Khao Lak Liveaboard Trips to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock

Khao Lak Liveaboards

Similan Islands Liveaboards started becoming popular in the 1990s with tours heading to the main Similan Island chain, plus Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock further to the north. As Phuket was more developed, most boats departed from Phuket, but as Khao Lak became more popular, many liveaboards their departure port to Thap Lamu, which is a large sheltered port just south of Khao Lak which is also a fishing port and navy base. Almost all the boats we offer depart from Thap Lamu, but some boats still start from Phuket. If you stay in Khao Lak you are much closer to the departure point, but most of the boats will pick up divers in Phuket also. The trip from the south of Phuket to Khao Lak is about 2 hours by minibus. The boats below all depart from Khao Lak. A few (Bavaria, Dolphin Queen, Explorer) don’t include guest pick up in Phuket. All others do include hotel transfer from/to Phuket or Khao Lak. Please do contact us if you need more information. We can advise you where it’s best to stay based on what trip you choose. We hope to see you here!

Khao Lak Liveaboard Diving Season

The diving season for the Similan Islands is from October 15th to May 15th. During this time you can expect most of the time calm seas with winds from northeast. Now you can dive at the dive sites of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the famous Richelieu Rock. The water temperature is about 29 Degrees Celsius or 84 Fahrenheit year round. The visibility at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands is about 15 – 30 meter or 48 – 98 feet.Should you are looking for day trips, overnight or longer liveaboard tours, you can find here the right boat for you.

Khao Lak Liveaboard Pick Up Times

The pick up time from your hotel in Khao Lak or Phuket is for most liveaboards in the afternoon. Pick up from the airport in Phuket is also possible. For shorter liveaboard tours, like the 2 day / 1 night tour or the 3 day / 2 night tour is the pick up time in the morning.

Embark & Disembark

For liveaboard trips with afternoon departures is dinner served on board before the boat is leaving to the Similan Islands. For the early departures you a get a light breakfast at Thap Lamu pier before taking off by speedboat to the liveaboard at the Similan Islands. Most Similan liveaboards departure these days from Thap Lamu, close to Khao Lak. Some liveaboards are leaving from Phuket, offering diving at Hin Daeng, Hin Munag and the Phi Phi Islands before cruising to the Similan Islands. During our green season from June to September we offer shorter trips to the Phi Phi Islands and Racha Islands. After your liveaboard trip you will be returned to your hotel in the afternoon.

If you already know your travel dates, we suggest you make a LIVEABOARD SEARCH

For more info about Similan Islands liveaboards departing from Khao Lak, please send an enquiry, or email to info@sunrise-divers.com, or call our mobile number + 66 8 4626 4646. Let us know your travel dates, give us an idea of your budget / what style of liveaboard you prefer and we will look for the Khao Lak liveaboards to suit you! You can pay for liveaboards online by credit card with zero added card fees and if you find a trip you want, but you are not quite ready to pay, we can hold a no-obligation reservation for you with no deposit for a while. Contact us today and see you here in Thailand!

Khao Lak Liveaboards – Find Your Liveaboard

Diva Andaman Liveaboard

Diva Andaman – Thailand & Myanmar Liveaboard

Diving in Thailand and Myanmar - The luxury liveaboard Diva Andaman runs 6 night trips to the Similan Islands and the Mergui Archipelago. The boat was completed in 2009 and has been one of our most popular boats. Early booking is suggested. It's [...] Prices starting from 18800 / day

DiveRACE Class E Liveaboard

Dive Race E – 4D/4N Similan & Surin Islands

MV DiveRACE Class E is a Thailand liveaboard which was launched in April 2015. There are trips to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock, plus some longer trips that also include the Phi Phi Islands. She takes 20 divers in 10 cabins, all with air [...] Prices starting from 9500 / day

Deep Andaman Queen

Deep Andaman Queen – Similan & Burma Diving

PLEASE NOTE: The Deep Andaman Queen was having a complete make over. She has been extended by 3 meter and got 2 more cabins. Photos are coming soon. Cruises in the Similan Islands / Richelieu Rock and also into Myanmar (Burma) with the liveaboa [...] Prices starting from 7875 / day

Hallelujah Liveaboard - Diving in the Similan Islands

Hallelujah – 4D/4N Similan & Surin Islands

Hallelujah runs 4 night trips to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock through the season from mid October to end of April. The MV Hallelujah arrived on the scene for the 2012 season, and has been one of our best selling boats for the last 7 yea [...] Prices starting from 8750 / day

Sawasdee Fasai Liveaboard

Sawasdee Fasai – 4D/4N Similan & Surin Islands

Sawasdee Fasai was launched in 2016 running trips through the high season to the Similan islands and Richelieu Rock. This is a very large (37 meter long) liveaboard with plenty of space for relaxation. There is a big aircon indoor saloon area on [...] Prices starting from 7175 / day

Pawara Liveaboard

Pawara – 4D/4N Similan & Surin Islands

Enjoy the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock aboard the liveaboard Pawara. She is a one of a kind, custom built diving vessel that combines the modern amenities of today's living and Thai craftsmanship. Pawara is extremely spacious. With her 35 m [...] Prices starting from 6675 / day

The Junk Liveaboard

The Junk – Similan, Surin & Phi Phi Islands

Experience a totally unique Similan Islands liveaboard diving cruise onboard a Chinese sailing Junk. The Junk "SY June Hong Chian Lee" is one of the best known Phuket liveaboards, and carries a maximum of 18 customers to the Similan and Surin Isl [...] Prices starting from 200 / day

The Phinisi Liveaboard

The Phinisi – Best of Thailand & Burma

A new liveaboard since 2018, The Phinisi (also called Cheng I Sao) is an Indonesia Phinisi style sailing boat, built in 2007. The Phinisi has been operating in Indonesia, the Maldives and Thailand, and now has a full schedule for Thailand and My [...] Prices starting from 300 / day

Bavaria Liveaboard

Bavaria – Various Similan Tours & Myanmar

Bavaria is a new liveaboard launched in late 2015, based in Khao Lak and offering a mixed schedule of 3 or 6 night trips in Thailand and 6 night trips in Myanmar. The boat was designed by her German owner who has many years of experience here in [...] Prices starting from 6900 / day

PeterPan Thailand Liveaboard

PeterPan – Similan & Richelieu Rock

Peter Pan is a budget liveaboard for the Similan Islands. Dive tours include diving at Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon and some trips at Hin Daeng Hin Muang as well. She offers a good service for maximum 23 divers. The dive boat was built i [...] Prices starting from 6200 / day

Andaman Tritan Liveaboard

Andaman Tritan – Similan & Richelieu Rock

MV Andaman Tritan operates trips in the Similan islands and Richelieu Rock, and is a comfortable and very reasonably priced wooden hulled liveaboard boat launched in October 2002 and totally refurbished in 2014. She is 24.5m long and 5.5m wide. D [...] Prices starting from 6000 / day

Similan Explorer Liveaboard

Similan Explorer – 3 & 5 Day Similan Surin Islands

The Similan Explorer has been very popular in the last few years running some interesting 3 - 5 day trips including the Similan and Surin Islands, including a visit to the Moken sea gypsy village at the Surin islands. She takes up to 20 liveaboar [...] Prices starting from 4900 / day

Dolphin Queen Low Budget Thailand Liveaboard

Dolphin Queen – Similan & 7 Day Burma Tours

The Dolphin Queen Khao Lak based liveaboard will suit those wanting a lower price Similan Islands trip. If you're backpacking or on a tight budget, this could be the one for you. Despite being a low price, Dolphin Queen is professionally run with [...] Prices starting from 4900 / day

South Siam 4 Liveaboard

South Siam 4 – 3D/2N Similan & Richelieu Rock

South Siam 4 runs twice weekly 3 day / 2 night trips including Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin islands and also diving at Richelieu Rock. You can also make a longer trip by starting on the right day (ask us for details - see prices b [...] Prices starting from 6000 / day

South Siam 3 Liveaboard

South Siam 3 – 2D/1N Similan Islands & Koh Bon

South Siam 3 runs twice weekly 3 day / 2 night trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin islands and Richelieu Rock. Divers can make a longer trip by starting on the right day (ask us for details - see more information and prices [...] Prices starting from 6000 / day

Khao Lak Liveaboards - Contact Sunrise Divers

We hope to see you here in Thailand soon! We suggest that you make a Liveaboard Trip Search to make it easier to find liveaboard departures from Khao Lak to suit your travel dates. If you'd like more help, please contact Sunrise Divers and tell us what you need. Sunrise Divers has been based in Phuket for 20 years. We know Thailand liveaboards better than anyone.

We also have local day trip diving tours from Phuket to many dive sites around Phuket and Phi Phi and we offer PADI courses at our Karon beach PADI 5 star dive shop. Contact us today!!

Thailand, Myanmar & Indonesia's Best Diving Locations

The Thailand diving high season is from October to May. All Thailand liveaboard schedules are online for the season 2019 - 2020 up to May 2020. Our Phuket dive center is also open during low season for day trips and PADI courses. Start planning your dive trip now! Liveaboard diving in Thailand is as popular as ever - early booking is highly recommended, especially for the more popular boats, though you can sometimes find last minute trips. There are also several boats with trips into the remote Mergui Archipelago in Burma (Myanmar).

Indonesia (Komodo and Raja Ampat) liveaboard schedules are also online right through 2020. Komodo is the best place to dive during the summer May - October. Raja Ampat is the best Indonesia option from November - April. If you are looking for a liveaboard in Thailand, Burma or Indonesia, we hope to hear from you soon!

Thailand Liveaboard Locations

Thailand Liveaboard Locations

The famous Similan Islands National Park and Richelieu Rock (part of the Surin Islands National Park) are the most popular destinations for Thailand liveaboards with some trips also covering Hin Daeng and the Phi Phi Islands.

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Indonesia Liveaboard Locations

Indonesia Liveaboard Locations

Liveaboards visit 2 main areas among the many islands of Indonesia - Komodo, famous for it's dragons and Raja Ampat which is called the 'Cradle of Biodiversity'. Diving is spectacular, marine life anything from pygmy seahorses to manta rays!

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Mergui Archipelago

Myanmar Liveaboard Locations

The Mergui Archipelago is largely uninhabited, with hundreds of islands stretching 400km up the West coast of Myanmar. You might not even see another dive boat during your trip - dive Myanmar now before it really opens up to mass tourism!

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