The Similan Islands have long been established as the best area for diving in Thailand. Liveaboards have been operating since the 1990s heading to the main Similan Island chain, plus Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock to the north. Some trips also stop at the Surin islands about 100km north of Similan. There are many liveaboard options for all budgets and trips from 2 – 10 days departing from Phuket or Khao Lak. Sunrise Divers has been here in Phuket since 1999 and we are the main local agent for many Similan Islands liveaboards. We carefully choose what we consider to be the best boats in all price grades so we can offer our guests a great Similan Islands liveaboard experience.
If you have a quick question about liveaboards or want some expert advice, please do send us a quick enquiry, or email to [email protected], or call our mobile hotline + 66 8 4626 4646. Let us know when you want to dive, what budget you have for a trip and we’ll find the best liveaboard option for you! Payment for Similan Islands liveaboards can be made online by credit card with zero card fees and we can hold a no-obligation reservation for you with no deposit. Contact us today and see you here!
Similan Islands Liveaboards – Check all the Boats Here
Dive Race E – South Andaman, Similan & Surin Islands Liveaboard
MV DiveRACE Class E is a Thailand steel liveaboard which was launched in April 2015. The boat is running 4 and 5 night trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. She takes 20 divers in 10 cabins, all with aircon and pri [...]
Prices starting from 10500 / day
The Giamani is a higher class Thailand liveaboard offering 2 night dive safaris to Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and the Phi Phi Islands plus 4 night and for the 2023 - 2024 diving season 7 night Similan Island tours including the dives sites Koh Bon, Koh [...]
Prices starting from 14500 / day
Deep Andaman Queen – Similan, Surin & Southern Islands
Cruises to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock plus Hin Daneg, Hin Muang, Racha Islands and Phi Phi as well as Koh Lipe with the liveaboard "Deep Andaman Queen". This stylish and comfortable liveaboard started operating in [...]
Prices starting from 8400 / day
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 6457 / day
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 6007 / day
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 230 / day
A great Thailand and Burma 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 [...]
Prices starting from 295 / day
Bavaria is a very nice liveaboard launched in late 2016, 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 he [...]
Prices starting from 6400 / day
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 4400 / day
South Siam 4 – Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
South Siam 4 runs twice weekly 3 day / 2 night diving 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 p [...]
Prices starting from 6950 / day
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 6950 / day
We hope this page helps you to choose a Similan Islands trip. We'd suggest that you make a Liveaboard Trip Search to make it easier to find liveaboards that suit your holiday dates. If you can't find exactly the right boat for you or need more personal help, please contact Sunrise Divers and tell us what you need. We are the local experts! We know the boats, we have logged thousands of dives in the area, and nobody knows Similan islands liveaboards better than us! Contact us .. we will help you!
If you are planning a dive trip to Thailand in the near future we suggest you bookmark this page for easy future reference. We also have local day trips around Phuket and Phi Phi and we run PADI courses here at our PADI 5 star dive shop. Hope to see you in person! Contact us today!!
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Thailand, Myanmar & Indonesia's Best Diving Locations
The Thailand diving high season is from October to May. Many Thailand liveaboard schedules are online for the season 2023 - 2024. Our Phuket dive center is also open during low season for day trips and Diving 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 2023. 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
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.
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!
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!