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Similan Isands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Koh Phi Phi

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DIVING BY LIVEABOARD IN THAILAND

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Thailand liveaboards are centered primarily around the Similan Islands, a chain of 9 small islands with white sandy beaches, located on the west coast of the Thai peninsula. Surrounded by the richest waters around Thailand, the diving in the Similans is without a doubt the best that Thailand has to offer. Diving here is all about the beautifully colourful reefs, sleepy leopard sharks, majestic mantas and frequent whaleshark encounters.


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The Junk

Step aboard The Junk and spend your liveaboard diving holiday visiting some of the most fantastic dive sites in Thailand around Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Haa and the Similans. We'll give you your best liveaboard diving vacation ever, with our high standard of service and some of the best food you will ever have on a diving liveaboard. Book with us and enjoy exceptional value for money during your Phi Phi or Similan liveaboard holiday. You can also enjoy piece of mind that you have contributed to the on-going life of this beautiful historic liveaboard vessel.

The Junk offers liveaboard diving trips between November and May around the Similan Islands and June to October around Koh Phi Phi and the surrounding islands. The Junk is a great budget choice for scuba diving the Andaman Sea  of Thailand and Myanmar. On board are very experienced dive guides, who will be sure to give youup to date and interesting tips and information regarding the local underwater marine life. Diving from the Junk is done via RIBs, to ensure you easilly get to the best dive sites.

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Thailand Aggressor

The Thailand Aggressor is aspacious115’ yacht with a 23ft. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel powered, cruises at 9 knots and has 220-volt/50 hz power onboard. Comfortable accommodations for 16 guests include 8 spacious staterooms each independently air-conditioned, a private head and shower, picture window or porthole view, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. Each stateroom has a 22-inch flat screen TV with a hard drive containing a selection of movies.


The cabins onbaord the Thailand Aggressor are as follows:

  • 3 Master staterooms with a queen bed
  • 3 Deluxe staterooms with two twin beds or one queen bed
  • 2 Deluxe twin staterooms with two twin beds or can make into a king

The Thailand Aggressor has a beautiful spacious salon, large sun deck with shading, Jacuzzi hot tub, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar, grill and a complete photo/video center.The onboard video format is both NTSC and PAL. The yacht is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items. We highly recommend extreme caution and care be taken if you plan to travel onboard with electronic equipment. This equipment should always be stowed after use to avoid the risk of damage.


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The crew of the  Thailand Aggressor, with their unique combination of talents, offers the ultimate in service.  While onboard you may pick a buddy of your choice or dive with one of  the yacht ’ s crew members. There is, of course, ample storage space for your diving equipment. The Thailand Aggressor provides 80 cubic feet tanks, weight belts, and weights.  All tanks have K - valves (American type), no DIN (European) valves. All dives are made from the Thailand Aggressor outboard skiff s capable of carrying  9 guests each for quick  access to even the most remote dive sites.  The boarding ladders were designed for convenience to allow  divers easy exits and entries . Guests will still be in close proximity to Thailand ’s finest diving. Skiff diving  has proven itself in this location. In between dives, you may snorkel, explore secluded beaches, or just relax  with a cold drink and mid - morning snack. Guests may dive up to 4 - 5 dives per day  plus night diving. We suggest you pack the following: mask, fins, snorkel, regulator with visible pressure gauge, depth gauge,  dive computer, buoyancy compensator, and dive gloves. Strongly recommended: Spare mask, a dive watch, dive light, safety sausage, whistle, Dive Alert, mirror and /or other safety devices. Each piece of gear should  be marked with waterproof paint or tape.

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Marco Polo

Welcome aboard the renowned “MV Marco Polo”. Every week, she embarks on a 6 day/6 night liveaboard cruise to showcase the reefs and marine life around the Similan Islands as well as heading north towards the world-famous Richelieu Rock. Experience the best scuba diving trip Thailand has to offer at these premier dive sites in the Andaman Sea!

For the landmark 6 days/6 nights liveaboard cruise, the “MV Marco Polo” is the perfect vessel for your trip. Away for long stretches on the Andaman sea, she regularly tours wildlife-rich dive sites around the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, the spectacular coral gardens of Koh Tachai and the renowned Richelieu Rock.

Liveaboard diving enthusiasts regularly join the “MV Marco Polo” on her wonderful tours, season after season. Many who have sailed with the Marco Polo before, just keep on coming back, such is the addictive marine adventure you will experience!

Nitrox is also available onboard as well as  a wide range of SSI Courses i.e. Nitrox Course and Advanced Adventurer to take your adventure to the next level. Non diving partners are also welcome on board and receive a 10% discount on the cabin price.

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Genesis 1

MY Genesis I has been a pioneer of quality liveaboard diving expeditions throughout the Andaman Sea for many years. She is an 83ft steel mono-hulled yacht with 5 double and 2 single cabins, each with independent air-conditioning and panoramic sea views. The large party deck and spacious sundecks, as well as relaxed music ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment during your time onboard.

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The Phinisi

The Phinisi (pronounced Pinisi), the sister boat to the Junk, operates in Thailand and Myanmar with 4 different liveaboard diving itineraries, ranging from 4 to 10 nights.
While a remarkable history and character unites the two yachts, The Phinisi complements The Junk by offering various liveaboard itineraries in Thailand and an exciting new destination: Myanmar! With 7 and 10 night itineraries, The Phinisi also takes you to the best dive sites in the beautfiul Mergui Archipelago, only accesible when diving via liveaboard.

The Phinisi comfortably accomodates 18 divers. She has a spacious dive deck with all dining taking place outside so you can enjoy the breath-taking views over the ocean and nearby tropical islands and beaches. There are always plenty of local dishes on offer, prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The friendly and experienced crew are always on call to meet your every need, making your liveaboard diving trip in Thailand and Myanmar simply unforgettable.

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Liveaboards in Thailand

Liveaboard diving in Thailand is mostly centered around the Similan Islands. The underwater topography is maily comprised of granite boulders forming breathtaking caves and caverns, overhangs and swim throughs. Some of the more popular divesites include Elephant Head Rock, East of Eden, Christmas Point and the world famous Richelieu Rock, the place to see pelegic action when diving in Thailand. Liveaboards diving around this impressive limestone pinnacle will often encounter whalesharks and manta rays. Being one of Thailand's deepest pinnacles, surrounded by nutrient rich water, there are also plenty of sea fans and soft corals abundant with macro critters.

Two of the Similans' most notable islands, situated on the way to Richelieu Rock, are Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. These islands are well known for reef shark and leopard shark sightings, turtles, macro critters as well as being great for night dives!

Diving via liveaboard in Thailand is generally ok for all types of divers, however many sites can be quite deep and, due to being out in open water, there can be some strong currents especially around Elephant Head Rock, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock.... these sites are generally more suited to experienced divers.