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Similan Quest Liveaboard Similan Islands Thailand
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 18
Boat rating: 8/10 Based on 11 divers
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Prices from: 657 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.

Prices & Schedule

Similan Quest Diver Prices Overview 2022 / 2023
DestinationsDuration Twin Double
T13, Khao Nayak Wreck,
( 15 Dives)
4D / 4N Twin644 USD Double644 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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Booking / Enquiry

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.

Beach visits are not possible at Koh Bon (no beach).
On days at the Similan Islands, beach visits are sometimes possible on most days, but we never promise. This is because so many factors affect the ability and decision whether or not to visit the beach. These factors include the exact location of the boat and its next dive site, how crowded the beach may be, the time of day, and if the the boat needs to be somewhere else to fill up with fresh water.

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

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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 side plan

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.


PADI & SDI courses are available on Similan Quest, but they normally need to be booked in advance. The Advanced course is the most popular. .

SDI courses are more popular and more available than PADI courses, and unbeatable value!

Contact us for more information about courses on Similan Quest

Transfer details

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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Similan Quest Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with Similan Quest
Nationality: Danish
Dived: 27 January 2020
Boat rating: 6/10
We were on a 4 day/3 nights trip with Similan Quest. Everything regarding the booking was smooth and easy, and our questions were answered quickly. The boat is well equipped and comfortable. It's not a luxury boat, but we knew that. Food onboard was good and standard quality. The crew were friendly and there was a nice feeling onboard. Our cabin was small, but we had what we needed. Shared toilets and baths was clean and han dy. The only reason we are not more thrilled are two things: We still think the price was a bit high compared to liveaboard elsewhere, but that's apparently the level at Similan Islands. The other was a bit of dissapointment regarding the diving experience. The instructor did what he could, but we had expected the dive sites to be more spectacular to be honest. But maybe we were just a bit unlucky?
Juan Andres Morales Similan Quest
Juan Andres Morales
Nationality: Mexican
Dived: 26 December 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Great experience and professional guide
Nationality: British
Dived: 19 April 2019
Boat rating: 8/10
Great trip! We spent two days and one night on the boat and wished we could've stayed for longer!! Easy booking process with Jamie (make sure you clarify total price beforehand as those listed do not always include rental and park fees) and Peter was great kitting us out the night before. The boat crew run a slick operation, the food is delicious, and all the dive crew are fantastic. The boat can get a little busy durin g the day with day divers but everyone is super helpful and you typically only dive with your buddy and a couple of others in a small group. Night dive was also amazing!
Jonas Similan Quest
Nationality: Danish
Dived: 21 January 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
Great experience! High grades to staff, diving and food!
Isabelle Similan Quest
Nationality: Belgian
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..
Nationality: Australian
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
Nationality: British
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
Manuel Coimbra
Nationality: Portuguese
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
Mark Similan Quest
Nationality: Australian
Dived: 02 December 2018
Boat rating: 7/10
Good trip. Good food.overall good. Just watch your pressure gauge when down.
Paja Similan Quest
Nationality: Czech
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
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