Similan Liveaboard Diving
Dive and enjoy the Sites of the Similan Islands
Enjoy an amazing 3 day Liveaboard adventure through the Similan Islands. This trip takes you and your family to visit some of the most famous sites in the region. Turtles, Reefs and even a shipwreck are all possibilities. Enjoy some beach time, great food and the uninhabited Similan Islands!
Why Join our Similan Liveaboard??
- Great Fun for Everyone
- Really Good Diving & Snorkeling
- Ethically owned and operated
- Family friendly
- Some of the best dive sites in the region
- Perfect for courses and beginners
- Departs Twice a week - better for your schedule!
- Ethically Operated!
On these tours our 3 Day Similan Island Liveaboard visits some truly incredible dive sites. The Similan Islands are famous for the amazing corals and the gently sloping reefs as well as the exciting boulder reefs of the West Side of the Similans. Our Similan Liveaboard trips encompass many of these sites, and we emphasize great dives instead of great depth - making our Liveaboard perfect for divers of every level. With more than 40 different sites to chose from - you will have the experience of a life time. Check our trip schedule for specific dates!
The Similan Islands region does have sites for the beginning diver and snorkeler too! (there are some more challenging ones we take the experienced divers to). We try to make time to visit the beaches on Similan Island #4. This trip is great for the diver, for the snorkeler and for the whole family! Did you know you can easily do an Advanced Course while on the trip? The cost is incredible and the opportunity priceless!
The clear and warm waters of the Similan islands are home to many varieties of Marine life. From the smallest nudibranchs to the Manta Rays - you will be amazed. Turtles are often seen by the snorkelers and on the safety stops. The night dives from our Similan Liveaboard are unforgettable - with dozens of species not experienced during the day. If you are interested - why not book your Similan Liveaboard now?
There are so many dive sites in the Similans and you could spend a few weeks diving different sites. We designed this schedule to allow our guests to join us for another Similan Liveaboard trip and not do the same dive sites twice! You may be given this option while ON the trip - but as we are often fully booked - it's best to reserve your 6 Day Similan Liveaboard now!
Safety is our first priority on our Similan Liveaboard! We only SCUBA dive in small groups and have plenty of surface interval in between dives. There are thorough briefings before each dive and an extensive marine safety and environmental briefing at the start of the trip. Our staff are not only very experienced and safety orientated, they also love to have a laugh and often we end up doing all kind of games in the evening when the diving is done.
Wicked Diving offers a unique opportunity to benefit the local community, improve the world around us and have a great diving vacation! We use 2% of all income to support local projects that support the local community, marine research or marine conservation (or all three!). When you dive with Wicked, you make a difference. Please read up on our various projects, and policies on the Ethical Diving page. Did you know the eggs on your trip will be from free-range, organically fed chickens? And the Honey and Jam will be from the Baan San Fan Orphanage?
There are always nice long surface intervals in between the dives. So when you are not diving or eating, feel free to relax, join a beach trip or do a bit of snorkeling in the calm bays. It's all up to you....I'm curious could I check your trip schedule for specific dates?
Similan Liveaboard - Insight
Did you know that Wicked Diving is the FIRST dive center in Thailand to have a Responsible Tourism policy? More than that - this is the only dive center to maintain an ecologically aware liveaboard? Using only biodegradable cleaning agents, handmade organic soaps, unbleached cotton sheets, biofuel, LED lights, rechargeable batteries and much, much more.
Starting in November 2012, Wicked Diving Thailand inaugurates our new Similan Liveaboard. The Mariner1 has a few more cabins, a larger dining area and a larger dive deck.
She sleeps 18-20 and has air-con cabins. There is lots more space for the staff and crew - so theya re even more refeshed and ready to take you out for great diving!
With lots more space and newer amenities, she offers a great opportunity for each of our guests to enjoy the Similan Islands even MORE!
Our schedule is the same as are all of our policies and ethos! Same great dive center - new boat!
Similan Liveaboard - Dive sites
There are dozens of dive sites in the Similan Islands, but we pick and choose each trips sites to best suit the needs and passions of our guests. In the Southern Similans we feature these (just a select few):
Shark Fin Reef (Similan island #3): A massive boulder dive with a good chance to see leopard sharks and rays. Usually very good visibility and sometimes a current so a good place o make drift dives. That just sounds too good!
Anita's Reef (Similan island #5-6): One of the best reef dives in the Similans, suitable for all levels. There is reef, there are boulders and there are white sandy bottoms with big groups of garden eels. Depths range from 5-25 meters and the soft corals are abundant everywhere.
East of Eden (Similan island #7): On the East side of island #7 you find one of the most beautiful reef dives from our Similan Liveaboard. This is many divers favourite and we have to agree... It's like you are in an aquarium. There are so many fish everywhere and the corals are very healthy. You can find giant seafans in the deeper parts and colorful soft corals in the shallows. I'm curious could I check your Schedule for specific dates?
Elephant Head Rock - aka Hin Pusar (between Similan islands #7 and #8): Get ready for one of the biggest boulders you have ever seen under water. This site is unique. It consists of enormous rocks stacked on top of each other, creating a beautiful landscape and great swimthroughs. You can often see big groups of trevally hunting for fish and its a good site to see barracuda, giant moray eels and mantis shrimps. But it's the size of the rocks that will blow you away while on our Similan Liveaboard tours.
Breakfast Bend (Similan Island #9): This beautiful Reef dive around the northern most of the Similan islands. From our 3 Day Similan Liveaboard we often experience leopard sharks, turtles and maybe the elusive shovelnose ray. The scenery is spectacular, and we are usually fortunate enough to have a current that takes us drifting along this reef.
West of Eden (Similan island #7): This dive site has rapidly become the favourite among our Similan Liveaboard staff. It is a beautiful site with loads of small and rare critters. On some dives we have seen frogfish, ghostpipefish, mantis shrimp, ribbon eels, longnose hawkfish and purple fire gobies all on one dive. We even saw the occasional manta ray here last season so keep your eyes out in the blue. Could I book My Similan Liveaboard right now?
If you have any health problems, are on any form of medication or have had any illness, injury or operation that you think may affect you whilst diving, please let the staff of Wicked Diving know in advance. If you are allergic to any form of medication, please state this clearly on the Registration Form. Anyone requiring vegetarian food or with any food allergies should advise us before the Similan Liveaboards. Should you have any restrictions or requirements and not inform Wicked Diving previous to your trip departures, it may be difficult or impossible to meet such demands.
Please also note the following conditions to ensure a safe diving trip for all our customers:
Asthma. Please be aware that we do not accept divers with asthma and/or those who take medication for prevention or treat ment of asthma on our Similan Liveaboards if you have had an attack in the last 5 years. If you had an attack between 5-10 years ago, we will ask to see the results of a Spirometric test (lung function test) dated not older than 3 months.
Diabetes. Unfortunately we do not accept divers with this condition, as our staff are not medically qualified to a level to deal with any medical problems that may arise.
Thyroid Disease. Divers with thyroid disease or having no thyroid gland should bring a medical statement dated within the past 3 months proving that their cardiovascular system has been critically assessed.
Wicked Diving also can not accept divers with Hypertension (high blood pressure) or divers using anti-depressants (e.g. Prozac) on our Similan Liveaboards.
Please note that for the above mentioned conditions we do NOT accept medical statements issued locally, unless they are from an internationally accredited hospital. If you need any assistance or further advice on this subject, please contact us for further information
For your safety and enjoyment, please avoid flying at least 24 hours after your last dive on our Similan Liveaboards!