MV Daranee

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Daranee liveaboard Dive Boat Sailing From Phuket to Similans
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 18
Prices from: 599 USD
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For safe, comfortable and low-priced liveaboard diving in Thailand, MV Daranee is one of the best boats. No more than 18 guests join each trip, and they stay in twin or four-bunk cabins, all of which have air conditioning. At 24 metres in length, Daranee is average size for these kinds of trips, but with fewer guests on board than most others, there’s more room to move around. Passengers, can socialize in the dining area or sundeck, or find some privacy to read a book or sunbathe in peace. Great food is available throughout the day, and consists of freshly-cooked local & western cuisine.

While the dive centre for MV Daranee is based in Patong, Phuket (and has its own guest house) for Similans trips the boat sails from Tab Lamu Pier in Khao Lak, about 100km north. Guests are transported for free, some being picked up on the way, to the pier in Khao Lak, where Daranee sets sail in the evening. Most trips are 4D/4N and offer 14 fantastic dives at Thailand’s best dive sites, starting at The Similans and gradually moving north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock – one of the best dive sites in the world. There are 3D/3N trips to Hin Daeng & Koh Haa during the season, at reduced prices.


Divers-onboard-MV-DaraneeMV Daranee is owned and run by one of Phuket’s most experienced PADI 5 Star dive centres, and this means that each trip is well-planned to maximize safety, comfort and enjoyment. The small number of guests on board enables the tour leader to know everyone and ensure that they are diving in the right groups & conditions to get the most out of every dive. Divers enter the water from the large dive platform at the back of the boat and are normally retrieved by the inflatable dinghy, but sometimes return directly to the ship. In addition to retrieving divers, the dinghy can be used for short excursions to the uninhabited islands and pristine beaches, thus making the most of each surface interval.

MV Daranee may not be as glamourous as some other Similan diving safari boats, but the attention to detail and personal service are worth more than a lick of paint and posh cabins.

MV Daranee Prices & Schedule

MV Daranee Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration Quad bunk cabins Twin bunk cabins
Similan Islands, Koh Bon,
(10 Dives)
3D / 3N Quad bunk cabins 599 USD Twin bunk cabins 599 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins 689 USD Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
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Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 01 Nov 2017
Return: 05 Nov 2017
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 06 Nov 2017
Return: 10 Nov 2017
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 11 Feb 2018
Return: 15 Feb 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 21 Feb 2018
Return: 25 Feb 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 01 Mar 2018
Return: 05 Mar 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 06 Mar 2018
Return: 10 Mar 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 11 Mar 2018
Return: 15 Mar 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 16 Mar 2018
Return: 20 Mar 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 21 Mar 2018
Return: 25 Mar 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 26 Mar 2018
Return: 30 Mar 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 01 Apr 2018
Return: 05 Apr 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 06 Apr 2018
Return: 10 Apr 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 11 Apr 2018
Return: 15 Apr 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 16 Apr 2018
Return: 20 Apr 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 21 Apr 2018
Return: 25 Apr 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
Discounted trip
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 26 Apr 2018
Return: 30 Apr 2018
4D / 4N Quad bunk cabins
Special offer
689 USD
509 USD
Twin bunk cabins 689 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
November 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
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Nov
2017
05
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Sun at 2:00 PM
Discounted trip
509 USD
06
Nov
2017
10
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Fri at 2:00 PM
Discounted trip
509 USD
11
Nov
2017
15
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Wed at 2:00 PM
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Nov
2017
20
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Mon at 2:00 PM
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Nov
2017
24
Nov
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Fri at 2:00 PM
December 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
01
Dec
2017
05
Dec
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Fri at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Tue at 2:00 PM
06
Dec
2017
10
Dec
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Sun at 2:00 PM
11
Dec
2017
14
Dec
2017
Duration: 3 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 10
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Thu at 2:00 PM
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Dec
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Thu at 2:00 PM
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Dec
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Jan
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Fri at 7:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Tue at 2:00 PM
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MV Daranee Itinerary

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Daranee usually leaves from Khao Lak's Tab Lamu Pier for Similan trips, and from Chalong Pier in Phuket for Southern Andaman trips.

The boat always departs in the evening and returns mid-late afternoon.

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 Daranee Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 Days / 4 Nights 14 dives
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Phi Phi 3 Days / 3 Nights 11 dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon 3 Days / 3 Nights 10 dives

MV Daranee Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with MV Daranee
Nitrox
Air Con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter
Beach Transfers

MV Daranee Layout
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MV Daranee Specifications
Length: 24 metres.
Beam: 5 metres.
Max. no. of Guests: 18.
Cabins: 7 twin bed and 1 four bunk.
Bathrooms: 3 showers / 3 toilets.
Fresh Water: 9,000 Liters.
Generators: 220v.-24v. 2 Sets.
Compressors: Bauer Mariner. 2 Sets.
Engines: 2 Hino Ek100 380 HP.
First Aid: Oxygen First Aid system.
Navigation: GPS Navigation System, Sounder andRadar.
Safety: Ship-to-Ship Radio, 4.2m Tender with 25hp Yamaha Engine.

MV Daranee Courses

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Courses are easily taught on liveaboard trips. In fact , it's the best place to do one. There are lots of options available, from a one or two dive mini-course, such as Deep Adventure Dive, to an Open Water Diver course for those who have never dived before. By far the most popular diving course on a liveaboard boat is the Advanced Open Water course. While the pricing of the diving coures on this particular boat is still under construction, please contact us for quotes and advice for taking part in a PADI or SSI diving course on this liveaboard cruise.

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MV Daranee Transfer Details

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Guests should arrive at the Daranee office in Patong, Phuket on the day of departure or before. 

Scheduled transfers from around certain areas of Phuket (and sometimes Khao Lak) can be arranged.

MV Daranee Scheduled transfers
3D / 3N, 4D / 4N trips
15:00 - 17:00 ARRIVAL ( Dive centre )
20:00 Transfer ( Phuket )
21:00 - 22:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
14:00 - 16:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 - 17:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free
MV Daranee Scheduled transfers
3D / 3N, 4D / 4N trips
15:00 - 17:00 ARRIVAL ( Dive centre )
20:00 Transfer ( Phuket )
21:00 - 22:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
14:00 - 16:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
15:00 - 17:00 Drop off to Phuket : 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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