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Blue Dolphin Day Trip DIve Boat Richelieu Rock
Type :Day trip
Departs from: Private pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 17
Boat rating: 10/10 Based on 1 divers
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Prices from: 138 USD
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For the best-value diving to Thailand’s best dive sites, there is very little to be beat Blue Dolphin, a new triple-engine speedboat operating out of Khao Lak. Not only are the prices among the lowest, the time to reach each of the best dive sites in Thailand is also almost unbeatable. Blue Dolphin is far from ‘no frills,’ though. It’s just that some people just want to get out to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai or Richelieu Rock and do no more than dive, and that’s it. Pick up from local hotels and resorts, plus lunch and drinking water are included in the price, and the high-quality diving equipment rental prices are among the lowest for Similan diving.

Diver-Jumping-in-Blue-Dolphin-Dive-Speed-BoatHowever, it’s not just about high speed and low cost. Blue Dolphin is a new speedboat that is capable of transporting up to 24 snorkellers or 17 divers in comfortable safety. The three 225 hp four-stroke motors ensure reliable, odour-free, and quiet performance every day of the week.

Many of our guests choose to dive on multiple days from Blue Dolphin, simply because the boat visits different spots one day after the other. This includes three days per week at Thailand’s best dive site, Richelieu Rock, two days at the Similan Islands, a day at Koh Bon, and a day at Koh Tachai & Koh Bon.

Blue Dolphin Prices & Schedule

Blue Dolphin Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration Per diver
Koh Bon,
(2 Dives)
1D Per diver 138 USD
Similan Islands,
(2 Dives)
1D Per diver 138 USD
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai,
(2 Dives)
1D Per diver 144 USD
Richelieu Rock,
(2 Dives)
1D Per diver 151 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
November 2017
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Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
01
Nov
2017
01
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Wed at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 138 USD
02
Nov
2017
02
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thu at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 151 USD
03
Nov
2017
03
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Fri at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Fri at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 138 USD
04
Nov
2017
04
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Sat at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 151 USD
05
Nov
2017
05
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Sun at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 138 USD
06
Nov
2017
06
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Mon at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 144 USD
07
Nov
2017
07
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Tue at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Tue at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 144 USD
08
Nov
2017
08
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Wed at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 138 USD
09
Nov
2017
09
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thu at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 151 USD
10
Nov
2017
10
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Fri at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Fri at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 138 USD
11
Nov
2017
11
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Sat at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 151 USD
12
Nov
2017
12
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Sun at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 138 USD
13
Nov
2017
13
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Mon at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 144 USD
14
Nov
2017
14
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Tue at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Tue at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 144 USD
15
Nov
2017
15
Nov
2017
Duration: 1 Days
Number of dives: 2
Departs: Private pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 9:00 AM
Returns to: Private pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Wed at 3:00 PM
Per diver : 138 USD
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Blue Dolphin Itinerary

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Each day's itinerary is very similar, with only the location of the dive sites different from one day to the next.

Guests are picked up from Khao Lak hotels and resorts from 7.30am to 8.45am, depending on the location of the pick up. Hotels to north of Khao Lak get picked up last and dropped off first after the trip, and therefore these guests spend less time travelling. Transfers from Phuket are not possible. In fact, even guests who want to come by themselves from Phuket are advised not to. Staying in Khao Lak is the only reaslistic option.

A light breakfast (coffee & snacks) is served before departure.

At the end of the day guests are dropped off at their chosen location in Khao Lak.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Blue Dolphin Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Richelieu Rock 1 Days / 1 Nights 2 dives
Koh Bon 1 Days / 1 Nights 2 dives
Similan Islands 1 Days / 1 Nights 2 dives
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai 1 Days / 1 Nights 2 dives

Blue Dolphin Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with Blue Dolphin
Nitrox
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable For Children
Vegetarian Food Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter
Breakfast And Lunch
Quick Journey Times
Beach Transfers

Blue Dolphin Courses

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Taking part in a diving course at the Similan Islands is the best place to advance your diving level, or even learn to dive in Thailand. Blue Dolphin is a clean, fast, stable and new speedboat which can transport divers and snorkellers out to Thailand’s best diving sites. Where better to take part in a PADI or SSI Advanced or Nitrox course? In addition, those who have never dived before can join the boat trips and take part in a Discover Scuba Diving two-dive day trip. And those who have decided to ‘take the plunge’ can learn to dive on Thailand’s west coast by taking part in a PADI or SSI Open Water Diver course while enjoying speedboat trips to the very best places to enjoy diving in Thailand.

The table below is a list of the most popular courses on Blue Dolphin, but please let us know if there is something which you are interested in but can’t see.

Courses
Courses prices
PADI or: PADI or SSI referral / e-learning
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Discover Scuba Diving** (1 day)
(2 Dive)
193 USD
Scuba Review Day Trip (1 day)
(2 Dive)
193 USD
SSI: Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN 32) (1 day)
(2 Dive)
331 USD
PADI: Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN 32) (1 day)
(2 Dive)
376 USD
SSI: Advanced Adventurer (2 days)
(5 Dive)
452 USD
PADI: Advanced Open Water Diver (2 days)
(5 Dive)
497 USD
SSI: Open Water* ** (3-4 days)
(4 Dive)
512 USD
PADI: open Water Diver* ** (3-4 days)
(4 Dive)
557 USD

Prices are inclusive of materials, equipment, National Marine Park fees, local hotel pick up and food & drinks throughout the day.

*Open Water diving students need to complete what is known as ‘confined water’ sessions before diving in the open sea. These sessions take place in a pool, or sometimes on a calm & shallow beach. The confined sessions are to learn and practice basic diving skills such as maintaining buoyancy and understanding commands, but without distractions of waves, depth or water currents. At any time, the students can stand up out of the water and talk to their instructor. These confined water sessions are part of both PADI & SSI courses and give the divers more confidence to enjoy longer and safer dives in the sea.

** Some dive sites such as Richelieu Rock are deep submerged pinnacles, and therefore unsuitable for novice or new divers. Not only are the depths of the reef deeper than new divers can reach, there are usually water currents which increase air consumption and shorten dives.

Please note that there is almost no difference in what is taught, learned or practiced when comparing PADI and SSI diving courses. The difference in price is due to PADI giving every student a diving manual and sending the (PIC) Personal Identification Card direct from their headquarters. Both PADI & SSI certified divers are free to enjoy diving around the world in each other’s dive centres, so there is no concern about being turned away by an SSI or PADI centre for having the wrong brand of diving license.

Blue Dolphin Transfer Details

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Ideally, divers check in the day before a day trip to finalise payment and process paperwork and equipment fitting, but this is not always necessary.

In the morning guests are collected from local hotels and resorts and taken directly to the pier. After each diving day trip, they are returned to their hotel, resort or other chosen location.

Blue Dolphin Scheduled transfers
1D trips
07:35 - 08:40 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
09:00 Departure ( Baan Nam Khem Pier, Khao Lak )
15:30 Return ( Baan Nam Khem Pier, Khao Lak )
15:30 - 16:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportion are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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Blue Dolphin Reviews

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Dived: 10 April 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
Amazing trip, excellent and professional service , thanks Jamie