Similan Quest

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Similan Quest Liveaboard Similan Islands Thailand
Type Liveaboard
Departs from Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests 18
Boat rating : 8/10 Based on 8 divers
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Prices from: 315 USD
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Similan Quest is one of the best-value Similan liveaboard diving boats. In addition, its flexible trips mean that you can join on any day of the season and stay as long as you choose. Most people stay for two days and one night, enjoying six dives at different locations. But you can also stay for three days and two nights, or even longer. The boat has air-conditioned twin & double cabins, great food, helpful friendly staff and the prices are hard to beat.

With nine air-conditioned cabins, up to 18 guests can stay on Similan Quest for its great value overnight Similan diving trips. The boat spends each week sailing around the Similan Islands and Koh Bon, meaning that each dive is somewhere different. Every Thursday & Sunday Similan Quest dives at the world-famous Koh Bon, and the other five days of the week it moves around the best dive sites of the Similan Islands. There are also beach visits when possible. You are transferred by speedboat from Khao Lak at the start of the trip, and then back by speedboat on the final day.

Similan Quest is 25 metres long and therefore able to offer safe & comfortable sailing between dive sites. Its speedboat is used for transfers, snorkelling, & diving at shallow reefs. And there is a motorized dinghy to retrieve divers and to take you to the pristine beaches.

The boat has four double-bed cabins on its upper deck, which is where the main dining and socialising area is. On the main deck there are five twin cabins and a large dive platform. There’s also a large sundeck, which has shaded and open areas. Delicious food is served throughout your Similan cruise, and it’s a blend of Thai and western cuisine; tasty, but not too spicy. All in all the boat is very well designed to offer safe & comfortable Similan diving cruises.

The local crew are friendly and helpful, and the international team of Divemasters and instructors are experienced, patient & fun.

Similan Quest Prices & Schedule

Similan Quest Diver Prices Overview 2019 / 2020
DestinationsDuration Twin Double
Similan Islands, Koh Bon,
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin315 USD Double315 USD
Similan Islands,
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin315 USD Double315 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin473 USD Double473 USD
Similan Islands,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin473 USD Double473 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin599 USD Double599 USD
Similan Islands,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin599 USD Double599 USD
Included In The Price

Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price

Transfers to & from the airport
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Enviroment tax
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Similan Quest Itinerary

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Every trip begins in the morning in Khao Lak. Guests are taken from local hotels to Tab Lamu Pier and then by speedboat (departing at 8.00am) out to meet Similan Quest (arriving at 9.30am). There are three dives on your first day. These are at 10.00am, 1.00pm, and the final dive is at 5.30pm or a night dive.

On your second day, the first dive is at 7.00am. Then you dive again at 10.00am and 1.00pm. If you’re staying on board for just one night, you’ll be transferred back by speedboat at 3.30pm. But if you’re staying for longer, you can choose between the sunset dive at 5.30pm or join a night dive.

There are many different itineraries on Similan Quest because no two days of the week are the same. Please carefully select your preferred trip below, while also checking the schedule for your dates to see which dive sites will be visited.

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.

Similan Quest Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Similan Islands 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Similan Islands 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives

Similan Quest Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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Facilities Available with Similan Quest
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Speedboat Transfers
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Quick Journey Times
Beach Transfers

Similan Quest Layout
Similan Quest Flexible Platform Deck Plan
Similan Quest Specifications
Type: Wooden.
Length: 25 Metres.
Beam: 5.3 Metres.
Engines: 2 Hino Engines With 300 Hp.
Crusining Speed: 8-10 Knots.
Generators: 2 X Generators With 220 Volts.
Compressors: 2 X Air Compressors.
Cabins: 9 Air-conditioned Guest Cabins.
Dinghy: 1 X Dinghy.

Similan Quest Courses

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PADI & SDI courses are available on Similan Quest, but they normally need to be booked in advance. The Advanced course is the most popular. If you want to learn to dive on this liveaboard, you need to come to Khao Lak at least two days before your trip. This is to complete the theory and pool skills before diving in the sea.

Contact us for more information about courses on Similan Quest

Similan Quest Transfer details

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Similan Quest guests need to stay in Khao Lak (not Phuket) the night before the trip. Check-in at the dive centre is necessary before 7pm. This is when you pay the trip balance & national park fees. And fit diving equipment.

There are free scheduled transfers from Khao Lak hotels in the morning on the first day of your trip, and back to Khao Lak hotels in the afternoon after your trip.

We can also arrange a taxi for guests who want to go to Phuket or Khao Sok immediately after their Similan Quest trip.

Similan Quest Scheduled Transfers
06:45 - 07:50 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
08:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
16:45 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
16:45 - 17:45 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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Genuine Similan Quest Reviews

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Similan Quest Reviews

Jonas Similan Quest
Dived: 21 January 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
Great experience! High grades to staff, diving and food!
Isabelle Similan Quest
Dived: 17 January 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
Jamie made booking this trip really simple. He was available at all times and answered all questions quickly.The trip on Similan Quest was great and good value. If I had one suggestion it would be to make a little more effort on environmetal gestures, such as recycling, using shampoo/soaps that are more eco friendly etc..
Dived: 08 January 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
Fantastic experience. The diving at similan was excellent, great visibility and a wide variety of sea life. The similan quest was very enjoyable to stay aboard, thanks to the very friendly and helpful boat staff and dive masters. Food was plentiful and very delicious !. A very well run boat
Cd1993 Similan Quest
Dived: 07 January 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
Awesome. First class instructors/DMTs great diving as well and the crew on board were fantastic. Special commendation to the chefs very very good food
Manuel Coimbra Similan Quest
Dived: 07 January 2019
Boat rating: 4/10
I have to say that everything until the diving day was phenomenal (support from Jamie from Just Bubbles no Troubles, attention in gear(equipment selection from Peter) including the transfer and organisation at the peer. On the boat itself, it was very confusing (each diver took whatever gear was available), my diving group was too big (7 divers for 2 dive masters) and the descend briefing was unclear. As such I missed the fir st of the 2 dives of the day. The second dive was ok more
Mark Similan Quest
Dived: 02 December 2018
Boat rating: 7/10
Good trip. Good food.overall good. Just watch your pressure gauge when down.
Paja Similan Quest
Dived: 14 November 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Hello, stay on Similan Quest was perfect! I spent there 3 days / 2 nights. Almost each dives were organized on different places. Basic but nice and clear acommodation, very helpful staff and amazing food. Recommended! Pavla
Dived: 04 November 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
I signed up for the 2D1N liveaboard. And I can say in short, Lovely boat, lovely crew, and delicious food. Everything is extremely over what I expected. ( in a good way ) Free Welly also is the most amazing, funniest dive Master. In short, I had the time of my life for my first liveaboard.
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