Brand new for February 2018, Blue Marlin is a large purpose-built scuba diving speedboat. With an experienced European team and warm Thai hospitality, trips to Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai & Koh Bon are a lot of safe, affordable fun. Blue Marlin only visits the best dive sites in Thailand, and the journeys from Baan Nam Khem Pier are smooth and comfortable, mainly due to the clever design and build of this great new diving speedboat. Up to 25 divers are able to sit comfortably during the crossings, and easily walk around during the lunchtime break. There are shaded and sunny areas, a clever environmentally-friendly toilet, and unlimited ice-cold soft drinks.
Blue Marlin is very large, at 15.5m in length, and powered by three large outboard 4-stroke motors. Guests can maximise their time on land or at Khao Lak hotels and resorts due to the smooth transfer service, and the quick but comfortable journeys out to the dive sites & back. Unlike its competitors, Blue Marlin has a clever design that offers a proper dive deck, instead of forcing divers to struggle past the motors while wearing fins. Also, instead of having the tanks and equipment in the middle of the boat, this is all kept behind the seats, meaning that everyone can see each other and communicate easily. Up to 5 dive guides take groups of up to 4 divers in carefully-selected groups depending on certification level, diving experience and who’s friends and family.
Blue Marlin guests are required to spend the night before each trip in Khao Lak (not Phuket), in order to be able to visit the the dive centre to ‘check in’ before 6.00pm.
Blue Marlin Prices & Schedule
|Blue Marlin Diver Prices Overview 2018 / 2019|
| Koh Bon, |
( 2 Dives)
|1D||Per diver136 USD|
| Koh Tachai, |
( 2 Dives)
|1D||Per diver142 USD|
| Richelieu Rock, |
( 2 Dives)
|1D||Per diver151 USD|
Blue Marlin Itinerary
Blue Marlin guests need to check-in at the dive centre the day before departure and stay in a Khao Lak hotel that night.
After being picked up from hotels around Khao Lak, guests are taken to Baan Nam Khem Pier to the north.
Departure is 8.30am. There are 2 scheduled dives, with kunch during the surface interval.
Upon return to Baan Nam Khem Pier, guests are transferred to their chosen destination around 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.
|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|
|Koh Tachai||1 Days / 1 Nights||2 Dives|
Blue Marlin Facilites, Layout and Specifications
Blue Marlin Courses
Blue Marlin Transfer details
Blue Marlin transfers are for free to guests in Khao Lak. The transfers are shared with other Blue Marlin guests.
The departure pier is to the north of Khao Lak. Therefore, guests staying in hotels around the south of Khao Lak are collected first in the morning and dropped off last in the afternoon. Those who are staying further north are picked up last in the morning and dropped off first in the afternoon.
Transfers cannot wait for guests who are late or still eating breakfast at the agreed pickup time.