Camic - Flexible Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock Liveaboard

MV Camic

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Camic Flexibale Liveaboard Dive Trips
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Pak Bara Pier, Satun / Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 14
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 41 divers
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Prices from: 718 USD
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At 27 metres in length, MV Camic is a typical-size liveaboard boat which visits the Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock. The boat has earned a reputation as something a bit special for its delicious food. The mouth-watering meals are something to look forward to throughout the diving day. This includes Thai and western cuisine, served buffet style.

There are two cabin types to choose from. These are the master cabins which have a double bed, and the twin-bunk cabins that have two single beds. All have private en suite bathrooms & air conditioning. For some private charter trips there is also the option of a standard twin cabin that shares the boat's communal bathrooms, thus increasing guest capacity to 16. There is a covered communal area where the delicious meals are enjoyed. On the top and at the front of the boat are areas for guests to enjoy the sea breeze, sunbathe, gaze at star-filled skies or watch out for jumping dolphins.

Dive-deck-On-Board-MV-CamicTrips used to be 'flexible' meaning that divers could join on any day. But now Camic only offers fixed-schedule trips which visit The Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and The Surin Islands in the high season. Plus during the 'Green Season' there are trips from Pak Bara in the deep south that go to Koh Lipe for 3D/3N. Please note that these trips are also shown by other websites to be 5D/4N and 4D/3N, which is incorrect and misleading.

There is time to relax and really get into the fun diving, or even take part in a PADI dive course to increase your certification and experience. PADI courses on Camic are unbeatable value. In fact, excellent value is pretty much what MV Camic trips are all about. Air-conditioned comfort and safe diving are all that many people need, without breaking the bank on expensive luxuries. To see more about MV Camic, such as pictures, prices, schedules and more, just click on the tabs above this text.

Prices & Schedule

MV Camic Diver Prices Overview 2023 / 2024
DestinationsDuration Twin En Suite Double
Koh Lipe,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 4N Twin En Suite539 USD Double567 USD
813 Wreck,
( 15 Dives)
4D / 4N Twin En Suite718 USD Double775 USD
( 30 Dives)
10D / 10N Twin En Suite1,795 USD Double1,937 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Mask and Snorkel
Full-foot fins
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Open-heel fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Camic's itineraries sometimes change from one season to the next, but for 2022-2023 there is just one itinerary, and it's a good one!

Most other similan liveaboard trips are four days & nights (4D/4N) and your trip ends in the afternoon of the final day, after diving in the morning.

But for Camic you get an extra night on board 4D/5N), and that includes delicious dinner & breakfast. Then you leave the boat the following morning and don't need to stay in a hotel to 'off-gas' if you are flying soon. The itinerary enables everyone to safely fly as soon as lunchtime on the same day that they leave the boat.

The link below has more details about Camic's Similan itineraries.

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
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, 813 Wreck 4 Days / 5 Nights 15 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Camic
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Speedboat Transfers
Suitable for Children
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Quick Journey Times
Focuses on Comfort
MV Camic Layout
Main Deck (cabin layout changed in Dec 2017)
1. Twin Deluxe cabin. 4. Communal bathrooms.
2. Twin-bunk cabin. 5. Dive deck & platform.
 Upper Deck (unchanged)
1. Bridge. 4. Dining area.
2. Master cabin (en suite). 5. Upper sun deck.
3. Bar.  
Sun deck
1. Open sundeck. 2. Sunroof shaded area.


MV Camic Specifications
Length: 27.5 metres.
Beam: 5.6 metres.
Engines: 2x Hino 330 hp.
Crusing speed: 8 Knots.
Max speed: 10 Knots.
Generators: 2x . 50 Kw, 30 Kw.
Compressors: 2 x Coltrisub.
Navigation: GPS, echo sounder.
Water: 11,000 Litres.


Not only is MV Camic a great-value and easy Similans liveaboard to do fun dives from, it is also one of the best-value to take part in a PADI diving course while on board. There is a wide range of diving courses that can be completed while you enjoy cruising around the crystal-clear waters of the Similan and Surin Islands. The unbeatable prices are inclusive of materials & certification. Please take a look at the table below and be sure to let us know in advance about any onboard PADI diving courses that you are interested in. In most cases, it is possible at short notice. But to ensure the materials are in your preferred language and the instructor will be available at the perfect time and for the right dives of your cruise, it is a good idea to book, or at least enquire, before the trip.

Please note that the dives are not ‘extra to the cruise.’ They are part of your chosen cruise package, but you will be taught by a qualified and experienced PADI instructor for that many of your Camic liveaboard cruise dives.

Courses Prices
PADI: DSD (intro dive) for snorkel guests
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
127 USD
PADI: Nitrox
172 USD
PADI: Deep Diver Speciality
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
192 USD
PADI: UW Photographer Speciality
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
192 USD
PADI: Wreck Diver Speciality
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
192 USD
PADI: Advanced Open Water
(5 Dives)
Including: Materials
206 USD

Transfer details

Camic guests are offered free scheduled transfers from most Khao Lak hotels and resorts, plus Phuket airport.

MV Camic Scheduled Transfers
4D / 5N Trips
19:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
19:00 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
21:00 - 22:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
07:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
08:30 Transfers ( Khao Lak )
09:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free

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

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MV Camic Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Camic
Lenny Ng
Nationality: Malaysian
Dived: 17 April 2023
Boat rating: 7/10
The dive guide might be new but they tried and do their best! Every meal was freshly prepared and taste awesome! Overall is clean but a bit of pest control issues, en-suite bathroom is definitely a plus point for Camic!!
Lindsey Camic
Nationality: American
Dived: 11 March 2023
Boat rating: 5/10
I’ve done 8 liveaboards all over the world at various price points (including the budget, bare-bones kind) and this boat was by far the most uncomfortable I’ve experienced. It was pretty dirty; I know that all boats have roaches, but I don’t expect to see so many. They were even in our beds. I also saw rats multiple times. It’s difficult to rest between dives because the only seating provided on the Sun deck was a few very old mats. Resting in the cabins was difficult because the crew hangs out down there during the day and to say they are noisy is an understatement. The food was fine. I found the long, rambling stories that accompanied every dive briefing to be irritating and unnecessary, but realize that might just be me:) This was my second time in the Similans and the diving there is wonderful! Just try to find a better boat.
Robyn Camic
Nationality: American
Dived: 11 March 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Jamie was so helpful and communicative while we planned our trip. Definitely recommend booking with him. The camic has a great staff of dive guides, including Dennis and Tik, who have been diving the Similans for over 20 years. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, and really responsive to our needs when we expressed them. They are focused on making a great experience for their guests. The diving was great, weather permitting of course, and Dennis always focused on finding us the best sites considering the conditions. The crew were very helpful and friendly, the food was delicious and accommodating for us as vegetarians. The basic cabins are clean and AC is included. At times the diesel fumes seeped into our cabin but with the door open and AC running it was alright and we spent a lot of time on the sun deck which was lovely. Definitely recommend this boat for the small number of divers, the guides, the crew, and the food!!
PSU Camic
Nationality: German
Dived: 01 March 2023
Boat rating: 3/10
I was picked up on time and taken to the dive center. There I was able to pack my diving gear in my bag and put the suitcase down safely. With the diving equipment and my small backpack, with spare clothes, wash bag, camera medication, etc., I was brought onto the ship with my fellow passengers. There the cabins were distributed and then there was a briefing on the itinerary and the events on the ship. The cabins are small and there is little counter space and no storage space, but everything was clean. The wet room was adequate and clean (I'm very picky about that), but not enough storage space or coat hooks. The whole crew was always friendly and helpful. The food was varied and sufficient, unfortunately only lukewarm to cold at most. As an excuse you can name the size of the kitchen, there is not even a broom closet. But what is not possible was the vermin infestation. The crawling animals were just as represented in the booth as at the counter where the food was served as at the tables. The beetles were so cheeky that they walked onto your plate even though you were still eating. This is a condition that is unacceptable and should be stopped immediately. The diving groups were well divided and small. The dive guide was rather inattentive and has often lost me as a photographer, which was not a problem for me, thanks to my level of training. However, the briefing was rather a lot of talk about sea creatures that you "might" see and that the tour guide has over 16,000 dives, the actual information was often incomplete. The dive platform was small but we managed. All in all it was a nice liveaboard except for the terrible condition with the bugs. I cannot give the recommendation as long as the beetle problem has not been solved. No Troubles Just Bubbles team with Jamie did a good job. Thanks!
Agnes Toh & Team
Nationality: Singaporean
Dived: 09 February 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Reservation through Jamie (No Trouble Just bubbles) was exceptionally prompt and amazingly seamless. Well done , Jamie 👍🏻 The service rendered was impeccable , from the Dennis Karlsson and Tik , Captain & boat crews and all staff on MV Camic of Similan Seven Sea Club 🥳 Thanks so much for making the arrangement of the surprise birthday cake for my darling , Jamie & Dennis ❤️ Diving in Similan Islands was our first time for most of us. Though there was no manta and whale shark , we loved the dives at Richelieu Rock and the Boonsung Wreck.
PL Camic
Nationality: Singaporean
Dived: 09 February 2023
Boat rating: 8/10
You will never ... 1. Have a bad meal onboard as the crew ensures a constant supply of freshly cooked dishes 2. Have a bad dive briefing as the dive masters (Dennis / Tik) are safety-conscious (👍), thorough and super familiar with the dive sites
Franziska Camic
Nationality: German
Dived: 10 January 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
It was a great stay on the Camic. The crew and dive guides are very attentive and make an effort and are always up for a good time. Since it is a comparatively small boat, it was very easy to get in touch with the others. If I could, I would go out again immediately. It was my first and certainly not the last LiveAboard!
Nationality: German
Dived: 10 January 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Our trip with the mv Camic was fantastic. Jamie from notroublesjustbubbles did a great job in planning and was always available for questions about transportation to the boat and transportation back to the hotel. He was just as good at advising us on whether to do an AOWD course. In the end we did the course and did not regret it. Dennis our instructor and guide taught us everything more than well. The atmosphere on the ship w as great, great people, great crew, delicious food. With 12 divers and 3 guides on board it was just great. I would always recommend the MV Camic and a booking through No Troubles Just Bubbles.
Nationality: British
Dived: 12 December 2021
Boat rating: 10/10
Amazing trip. Our first liveaboard so we wanted a small group. The Camic was perfect. All of the staff including the boat boys, kitchen staff and dive team were so friendly and wonderful to be around. They catered for my dietary requirement very well. Our dive guide Toun was great and explained everything/ answered any questions we had.
Joe Camic
Nationality: British
Dived: 12 December 2021
Boat rating: 10/10
The trip was amazing. Great value for money. All the staff on the boat were extremely friendly and Jamie was a massive help with everything, he even helped us find dive watches the day before our trip.
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