Camic - Flexible Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock Liveaboard

MV Camic

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Camic Flexibale Liveaboard Dive Trips
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Pakbara, Satun
No. of guests: 14
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 31 divers
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Prices from: 547 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 'flexible' meaning that divers can 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 2021 / 2022
DestinationsDuration Twin En Suite Cabin Master Cabin
Koh Lipe, 8 Mile Rock,
( 11 Dives)
3D / 3N Twin En Suite Cabin547 USD Master Cabin576 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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There are two different itineraries for Camic. Four days & nights and five days & nights. Both start at an easy dive site in the central Similan Islands, and offer at least one beach visit. They travel north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and The Surin Islands, usually visiting the Moken Sea Gypsy Village.

Some websites show the trips as 5D/4N and 6D/5N but this is wrong. The boat departs in the evening and returns in the afternoon four (or five) days later. 

During the months from June to October, Camic sails from Pak Bara in Thailand's deep south to Koh Lipe for 3D/3N trips. To join these trips, guests need to fly into Hat Yai airport.

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
Koh Lipe, 8 Mile rock 3 Days / 3 Nights 11 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 and least expensive 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. Our 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
130 USD
PADI: Nitrox
177 USD
PADI: Deep Diver Speciality
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
197 USD
PADI: UW Photographer Speciality
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
197 USD
PADI: Wreck Diver Speciality
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
197 USD
PADI: Advanced Open Water
(5 Dives)
Including: Materials
211 USD

Transfer details

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

Koh Lipe trips offer free scheduled transfers from Hat Yai airport and nearby hotels.

MV Camic Scheduled Transfers
4D / 4N Trips
18:00 - 18:30 Pick up from Phuket : 7 USD
18:00 - 18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
20:00 - 20:30 Transfers ( Khao Lak )
21:00 - 22:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 - 16:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 - 16:00 Transfers ( Khao Lak )
16:00 - 18:00 Transfers ( Phuket )
17:00 - 18:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : 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
Karin Raab Camic
Karin Raab
Nationality: British
Dived: 09 February 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Had the most wonderful 4 days aboard Camic - it was just fabulous. Denis was amazing , not only did he manage to get me through advanced , he laughed and encouraged us the whole time - the most delightful crew , always spot and helpful We had a great group of fellow divers . It was an unforgettable trip. Loved it !!
Nationality: British
Dived: 09 February 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Fantastic! My first time on a livaboard and an awesome experience! A really great way to do some intensive diving. The staff and crew were helpful and friendly, the instructors were calm,experienced and knowledgable. I felt completely comfortable in their hands, especially considering I hadnt done much diving over the years. The aquatic life was phenomenal and I will treasure the memories forever! If you are a keen diver thi s is a must!
Ann Camic
Nationality: British
Dived: 26 January 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
Fab dive trip on the Camic with Denis and Tik. The Similan islands never disappoint even after 20+ years! Saw a baby whale shark and narrowly missed a much larger one which another group did see. Will be coming back soon...
Nationality: Dutch
Dived: 17 December 2018
Boat rating: 8/10
It was truly amazing!! Thanks Jamie, Dennis, Tik and the rest of the Camic team!!! After Jamie arranged a nice live aboard for me last year, I knew who to contact this year.. After some advise and tips from Jamie I picked my 5D5N live aboard. The MV Camic departed in the evening. The next morning it was time for our first dive with dive guides Dennis and Tik. The enthusiasm of them and knowledge about the dive sites made the t rip both, exciting and interesting. The Thai boat crew was very helpful with getting in and out the water with every dive. In between the dives the cooks did a great job in serving a variety of nice food. About the diving itself: the Andaman Sea is beautiful anyhow, but this year I am happy to say I saw manta’s for the first time in my life. At Koh Bon two of them passed by several times. What an experience!! Impressive???????? Is there something to complain about as well? Beside a toilet that did not flush that well and a lack of freshly brewed coffee, no. And to be honest this was compensated well by all other positive experiences. Once again, Thanks Dennis, Tik, Camic crew and Jamie for this amazing trip!
Nationality: Chinese
Dived: 01 April 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
The perfect journey! We enjoy the comfortable treatment, we eat delicious food, we see three whale sharks a day! Diving coaches are very professional! Recommended!!!Nice.See you next time
Guillaume Camic
Nationality: Swiss
Dived: 01 April 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
An awesome trip surrounded by professionals and fun instructors. We opted for the 3 days live aboard, next time we will stay longer! Our instructors were Michiel, Jumbo, and Ronaldo, all brilliants, and adapted to our beginner level!
Alan Camic
Nationality: Hong Kongese
Dived: 28 March 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Excellent !
hin Camic
Nationality: Hong Kongese
Dived: 28 March 2018
Boat rating: 8/10
this trip is my first dive trip out of hong kong _ i got a really good Experience... thank you all the instructor and boat crew
Nationality: Taiwanese
Dived: 17 March 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Excellent trip!
Federica Camic
Nationality: Italian
Dived: 11 March 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
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