MV Andaman

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  • Specials: 20% off of October departures
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Andaman liveaboard Similan Islands
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga / Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 20
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 9 divers
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Prices from: 423 USD
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At 26 metres in length and 5.5 metres wide, MV Andaman is well equipped to accommodate up to twenty guests in air-conditioned comfort and withstand any sea conditions during the diving season in Thailand. The boat is well-respected and extremely popular. The European team and German management ensure that everything runs smoothly and safely. This is complemented by Thai hospitality and friendliness, and of course great food on board.

Based in Khao Lak, and running Similan diving safaris for many years, MV Andaman’s team offers enjoyable cruises of 3 days, 4 days & 7 days to the best diving spots in Thailand. There are three cabin types, with something to suit almost every need and budget. Backpackers, solo travelers and families can stay in one of the 2 6-bunk cabins, and couples can take advantage of the double bed cabins, with or without en suite bathrooms. All cabins have air conditioning and sea-view windows. There is also storage space for some luggage. There is a well-designed diving platform, which ensures every diver has space to sit, stand, and walk to the rear platform. There are also comfortable social areas, with lots of places to relax alone or in small groups on one of decks. Unlike most other diving liveaboards at this budget and size, MV Andaman has a steel hull, enabling it to sail more smoothly through waves. 

MV Andaman has a good choice of itinerary, too. There are the most-common 4-night trips, which visit the 'regular' Similan Islands as well as Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, the Surin Islands, and the world-famous Richelieu Rock. In addition, there are 3-night trips which only go to the northern areas, missing out the 'regular' Similans. Finally, quite a few of our Andaman guests choose to combine two trips and enjoy a whole week on board, getting a large discount for 7 days & nights and 22 dives.

Onboard-MV-Andaman-LiveaboardNo other Similan diving boat has this selection of trips, or a better-run team of staff and crew. Add in the great value of the cruises, and extremely competitive equipment rental rates, which include the use of a diving computer, and for some there is no need to look at any other boat.

To ensure that everyone on MV Andaman enjoys the best diving possible in Thailand, each diver must be certified to dive to 30m. Those who are Open Water (18m.) can take part in a great-value PADI AOW course which includes local dives before or after the trip. For those who don’t have the time or budget to complete this Advanced (AOW) course, they can take part in the Adventure Deep dive at price of about $65, enabling them to enjoy the rest of the trip properly.

MV Andaman Prices & Schedule

MV Andaman Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration 6 Bed Cabin Double Cabin Double En Suite Cabin
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Koh Surin,
(9 Dives)
3D / 3N 6 Bed Cabin 423 USD Double Cabin 472 USD Double En Suite Cabin 484 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(13 Dives)
4D / 4N 6 Bed Cabin 531 USD Double Cabin 585 USD Double En Suite Cabin 612 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(22 Dives)
7D / 7N 6 Bed Cabin 811 USD Double Cabin 905 USD Double En Suite Cabin 953 USD
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20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(13 Dives)
Departs: 21 Oct 2017
Return: 25 Oct 2017
4D / 4N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
531 USD
425 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
585 USD
468 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
612 USD
490 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(13 Dives)
Departs: 28 Oct 2017
Return: 01 Nov 2017
4D / 4N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
531 USD
425 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
585 USD
468 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
612 USD
490 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(22 Dives)
Departs: 08 Apr 2018
Return: 15 Apr 2018
7D / 7N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
811 USD
648 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
905 USD
724 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
953 USD
786 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(22 Dives)
Departs: 12 Apr 2018
Return: 19 Apr 2018
7D / 7N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
811 USD
648 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
905 USD
724 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
953 USD
786 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(13 Dives)
Departs: 15 Apr 2018
Return: 19 Apr 2018
4D / 4N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
531 USD
425 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
585 USD
468 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
612 USD
490 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(13 Dives)
Departs: 20 Apr 2018
Return: 24 Apr 2018
4D / 4N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
531 USD
425 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
585 USD
468 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
612 USD
490 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(22 Dives)
Departs: 20 Apr 2018
Return: 27 Apr 2018
7D / 7N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
811 USD
648 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
905 USD
724 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
953 USD
786 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(9 Dives)
Departs: 24 Apr 2018
Return: 27 Apr 2018
3D / 3N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
423 USD
338 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
472 USD
378 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
484 USD
387 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(22 Dives)
Departs: 24 Apr 2018
Return: 01 May 2018
7D / 7N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
811 USD
648 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
905 USD
724 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
953 USD
786 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(13 Dives)
Departs: 27 Apr 2018
Return: 01 May 2018
4D / 4N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
531 USD
425 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
585 USD
468 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
612 USD
490 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(13 Dives)
Departs: 02 May 2018
Return: 06 May 2018
4D / 4N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
531 USD
425 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
585 USD
468 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
612 USD
490 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(22 Dives)
Departs: 02 May 2018
Return: 09 May 2018
7D / 7N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
811 USD
648 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
905 USD
724 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
953 USD
786 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(9 Dives)
Departs: 06 May 2018
Return: 09 May 2018
3D / 3N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
423 USD
338 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
472 USD
378 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
484 USD
387 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(22 Dives)
Departs: 06 May 2018
Return: 13 May 2018
7D / 7N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
811 USD
648 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
905 USD
724 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
953 USD
786 USD
20% off remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin,
(13 Dives)
Departs: 09 May 2018
Return: 13 May 2018
4D / 4N 6 Bed Cabin
Special offer
531 USD
425 USD
Double Cabin
Special offer
585 USD
468 USD
Double En Suite Cabin
Special offer
612 USD
490 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
October 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
21
Oct
2017
25
Oct
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Wed at 6:00 PM
20% off remaining spaces
6 Bed Cabin 531 USD
425 USD
Double Cabin 585 USD
468 USD
490 USD
28
Oct
2017
01
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Sat at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Wed at 6:00 PM
20% off remaining spaces
6 Bed Cabin 531 USD
425 USD
Double Cabin 585 USD
468 USD
490 USD
November 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
02
Nov
2017
06
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Mon at 6:00 PM
02
Nov
2017
09
Nov
2017
Duration: 7 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Thu at 6:00 PM
06
Nov
2017
09
Nov
2017
Duration: 3 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 9
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Mon at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Thu at 6:00 PM
06
Nov
2017
13
Nov
2017
Duration: 7 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Mon at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Mon at 6:00 PM
09
Nov
2017
13
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Thu at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Mon at 6:00 PM
14
Nov
2017
18
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Tue at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Sat at 6:00 PM
14
Nov
2017
21
Nov
2017
Duration: 7 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Tue at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Tue at 6:00 PM
18
Nov
2017
21
Nov
2017
Duration: 3 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 9
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Sat at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Tue at 6:00 PM
18
Nov
2017
25
Nov
2017
Duration: 7 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Sat at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Sat at 6:00 PM
21
Nov
2017
25
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Tue at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Sat at 6:00 PM
26
Nov
2017
30
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Thu at 6:00 PM
26
Nov
2017
03
Dec
2017
Duration: 7 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Sun at 6:00 PM
30
Nov
2017
03
Dec
2017
Duration: 3 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 9
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Thu at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Thailand, Sun at 6:00 PM
30
Nov
2017
07
Dec
2017
Duration: 7 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Thu at 8:30 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Thu at 6:00 PM
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MV Andaman Itinerary

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MV Andaman is one of the best-known Similan liveaboard diving boats, and has an itinerary which is slightly different from most others. As well as a later departure in the evening of the first day, there is barbecue party on board each cruise.

At the beginning of each trip, there is a full boat and safety briefing. The first dive of each trip is a ‘check dive’ to enable the cruise leader to judge the ability of each guest underwater, then put divers into groups accordingly.
Before each dive, a dive briefing prepares guests for what they are likely to experience underwater. This is a good time to make requests for particular fish or other species. 

The boat comes back to port in Khao Lak in the late afternoon on the final day, and everyone is brought back to the dive centre. Most Andaman guests can then get a free lift back to a Khao Lak hotel or guesthouse.

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.

MV Andaman Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck 4 Days / 4 Nights 13 dives
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Koh Surin 3 Days / 3 Nights 9 dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, Koh Surin 7 Days / 7 Nights 22 dives

MV Andaman Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with MV Andaman
En Suite Available
Air Con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter
Beach Transfers

MV Andaman Layout
1. Dive platform.

Upper Deck.

MV-Andaman-Upper-deck  

Middle Deck.

MV-Andaman-Middle-deck

Lower Deck.

MV-Andaman-Lower-deck

2. Stairs lower / middle deck.
3. Dive station & tank racks.
4. Double-bed  en suite cabins.
5. Engine room entrance.
6. Toilets / hot-water showers.
7. 6-bed bunk cabins.
8. Double-bed cabins.
9. Stairs middle / upper deck & middle / star deck.
10. Dining & relaxing area.
11. Service counter.
12. Divemasters' cabin.
13. Crew cabin.
14. Galley.
15. Wheelhouse & captain's cabin.
16. Open air “Star deck” – beanbags & low tables.
17. Covered sundeck – hammocks & sunbeds.
18. Open air sundeck – sun mattresses.

 

MV Andaman Specifications
Length: 26 metres (87ft).
Width: 5.5 metres (18ft).
Hull: Steel.
Engines: 2x 6 cylinder 315 HP Hino.
Fuel capacity: 8,000 litres.
Cruising speed: 10 knots.
Navigation: GPS satellite navigation, compass.
Water: 12,000 litres.
Electricity: 220 V AC; 24 / 12 V DC ( 2 x 25 KVA and 1 x 20 KVA Generators ).
Compressors: 2x electrically-driven Bauer Mariner  (230 litres per minute).
Boat crew: 1 Captain, 1 Engineer, 1 Cook, 1 Assistant Cook, 2 Boat Boys.
Dive Staff: 5 Divemasters / Instructors.
Safety features: CB radio, life jackets, life rings, fully stocked medical kits, 100% oxygen kit ( demand valve, DAN system ).
Tender: Rubber dinghy with 15HP outboard motor.

MV Andaman Courses

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Taking part in a PADI diving course not only increases a diver's enjoyment, certification level and experience, it also enables them to get more value out of every fun dive they do from that date on. This usually refers to increased time in the water, as well as their knowledge and understanding of the reef & its marine life. Those joining a Similan & Richelieu Rock diving safari aboard MV Andaman have several options regarding their PADI diving course.

Firstly, to abide by the best insurance company's regulations and to maximize safety at all times, the management of MV Andaman insist that all diving guests are certified to dive to 30m. Therefore, those who aren't need to choose between taking part in an Adventure Deep Dive (1,500 THB) on board, or the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOW) course.

The AOW course and its price involve a day trip prior to departure (or after the trip), diving from a daytrip boat and enjoying three dives, then completing the course on board MV Andaman. Prices for this package vary, depending on the cabin and cruise chosen by each guest, but the typical prices are 7,000 THB on top of the cruise price. Not only is this extremely competitive, each participating diver gets an extra day and dives, compared to most other boats, on which the 5 AOW dives are just part of the liveaboard cruise. PADI certification fees and the PADI manual are included in the prices. Please contact us for a more accurate quote. Other PADI courses are available upon request at excellent rates. Please ask for details.

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MV Andaman Transfer Details

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Guests are requested to arrive at the dive centre in the middle of Khao Lak during the afternoon of departure day (or before) to complete final paperwork, balance payment and any equipment fitting. They are then free to roam around the seaside town and return before 8pm to be driven to Tab Lamu Pier, to meet the awaiting MV Andaman. At the end of the cruise, guests are brought back to the dive centre, then offered free-of-charge transfers to local hotels and resorts in the Khao Lak area.

MV Andaman Scheduled transfers
3D / 2N trips
07:00 - 15:00 ARRIVAL ( Dive centre )
20:00 Transfer ( Khao Lak )
21:00 - 22:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
14:00 - 16:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 - 17:00 Transfer ( Khao Lak )
18:00 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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MV Andaman Reviews

diver
Dived: 26 February 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
A great trip with sea dragon dive center.
Erica
Dived: 26 February 2017
Boat rating: 7/10
First, booking through Similan Diving Tours was an excellent experience. Jamie is knowledgeable, approachable and so easy to work with! The experience of the Andaman was great food, excellent crew and beautiful diving. It was my first live aboard and I am so glad I went. The Andaman MV has many nice places to hang out between dives, I could always find a space to read in the shade or visit around a table. 13 dives in 4 days is lots too, I never wished we had more dives - a great experience overall. ...read more
diver
Dived: 11 February 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
The trip was amazing the staff was kind and professional everything was clean and well kept
diver
Dived: 17 January 2017
Boat rating: 8/10
Massimo-and-Sabrina
Dived: 01 October 2016
Kat and Nikki
Dived: 06 April 2016
Boat rating: 8/10
'Wonderful'
Addy and Kelsey
Dived: 01 April 2016
Boat rating: 9/10
"It was amazing!!!! So happy with the while thing. We got some great photos"
Sabrina
Dived: 31 October 2015
Boat rating: 8/10
Ho scelto di fare un regalo al mio fidanzato , una crociera subacquea nel Mar delle Andamane . Mi sono affidata da subito a Jamie ed il suo Similan Diving Tours , questa scelta dettata dal fatto che era il più economico , scoprendo poi un menager organizzatissimo , che ci ha seguiti e consigliati in tutto ,dai mezzi di trasporto in Thailandia , ai taxi dall'aeroporto di Phuket , i ristoranti a Khao Lak e qualsiasi altra escu rsione . La crociera offerta da Jamie risulta organizzata in modo eccellente per c ...read more
Massimo Lazzarin
Dived: 22 January 2015
Boat rating: 8/10
Ho scelto di fare un regalo al mio fidanzato , una crociera subacquea nel Mar delle Andamane . Mi sono affidata da subito a Jamie ed il suo Similan Diving Tours , questa scelta dettata dal fatto che era il più economico , scoprendo poi un menager organizz