Dolphin Queen is a budget liveaboard which offers amazing price for money savers, it offer a regular 4D/4N dive trip in the Similan Islands, can host up to 22 guests.

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Boat

Dolphin Queen has a wooden monohull, it has 3 decks in total, it is one of the most competitive budget liveaboards in Thailand. It offers cheap but enjoyable liveaboard trip with the super friendly crew.

The dinning area has 3 tables on the side and 1 extra table in the center for cameras, etc. The sides are open so you can enjoy the good weather to the maximum.

There is a large collection of fish identification books in several languages, your dive guide will enjoy explaining about the fish you have seen together, the dining area is a great place to relax and read a book.

Dolphin Queen also provide a TV and DVD player so any videos made on the trip can be reviewed, or relax and watch a movie. There is also a stereo so you can relax with some of your favourite CDs. Don't forget your MP3 player you can connect it to the stereo.

The food is very popular with our guests. Every morning there is breakfast European style: we serve Brown Bread, Omelettes, Fried eggs, Sausages, Corn Flakes, Muesli, fruits, and fresh ground coffee or Nescafe. Lunch and Dinner are served with traditional Thai food. Dolphin Queen also cater for vegetarians and any other special dietary needs according to guests' require.

The sundeck offering lots of room here for getting your tan, there are also couple of hammocks & sundeck chairs under our shade at the back of the sun deck. This is a nice place for spotting Dolphins, Manta rays and Whale sharks while travelling to new dive sites and up here you're always the one to spot the Dolphins first.

On the main deck at the stern is the Dive Platform and gearing up area for your diving equipment which has more than ample room to put on and store your dive gear. There are 3 spacious toilets with showers and 2 showers on the dive deck.

Full set of scuba diving equipment is included in the package: Regulator/BCD/Mask/Snorkel/Fins/Wetsuit. For dives who comes with his own full set equipment, will get a 1000 Baht (30 USD) discount, No discount is given for less than a full set of scuba gear.


Cabin

Dolphin Queen offer basic but comfortable accommodation, 8 cabins in total, can host up to 22 people :

All cabins are air conditioned, and have sea view window, 220v plugs.
All cabins use shared bathrooms.

2 Double Bed Cabins:Located on the upper deck, with one double bed, sea view window.

1 Twin Bunk Bed Cabin:Located on the main deck, with two single beds (Bunk style).

2 Double Cabins:Located on the main deck, with one double bed.

3 Quad Cabins:Located on the main deck, with four single beds (Bunk style).
These cabins are fitted with curtains on each bunk bed for your privacy.


Diving

  • 4 dives per day, depending on conditions.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival, 2 dives on the departure day.

  • All diving will provide expericed guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, free of charge (no computer)
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Available with additional cost
  • Payment on board:By cash (THB) ONLY
  • Crew Number:Unknow, include 4 - 5 dive guides

Itineraries

Itinerary M/V Dolphin Queen

Our Minibus departs from Similan Diving Safaris Dive Center in Khao Lak to Taplamu pier (14km) at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

Arrival around 4:30pm once on board the M/V Dolphin Queen you will be introduced to our dive staff & boat crew. After you have been shown to your cabin you will be fully briefed with the running of the boat along with the rules and safety procedures on board the M/V Dolphin Queen.

Before dinner is a good time to assemble and check your equipment with your Similan dive guide, to be ready for your first dive in the Similan Islands in the morning.

After dinner we depart at around 6:30pm, so sit back and enjoy the cruise with a star filled night sky, arriving around midnight at the Similans. Traveling by night is the best so you can sleep and wake up fresh in the morning for the first of your amazing dives.

We do 2 days diving in the Similan Islands before we head north to Koh Bon famous for Manta Rays. Then we head north west to one of the best dive sites Thailand has to offer, Koh Tachai, after a fantastic dive at Tachai we sail onto the Surin Islands and the famous Richelieu Rock.


**The daily Schedule aboard the Dolphin Queen is as follows: **

1st Day : wake up call @ 6am. You receive a light breakfast, fresh coffee & some toast and fresh fruits. For after your dive you can order, boiled eggs, fried eggs, omelet, pancakes, French toast, sausages and ham.

We also serve German brown bread, muesli, corn flakes, oats, and lots of fresh fruits always on the table: water melon, banana’s, pineapples, oranges. Electrolyte drinks are free for you to drink at any time during the safari this helps to prevent dehydration. You will receive a Dive site and Dive Safety briefing before every dive. All dives are Multi level dives. and each diver must dive with a buddy.

All of our dive guides have computers and are experienced with all the dive sites so if you have any special requests e.g. Sea Horse, Ghost pipe fish, nudibranchs, this is the team who can find them for you. Our guides speak all major European languages.

1st dive 7am The first dive is what we call a check dive, we can check how the air consumption is of the divers and put them in the groups of the same air consumption if they wish. Dive time is 55 min, then we do a 5 min safety stop. With most of the dives you are picked up by the liveaboard or our dingy this makes for easy stress free diving. Small dive group size: 1 guide to 4 divers.

After breakfast you have 3hrs in-between dives. You can go to the beach with our dinghy and take a walk on deserted beaches or trek some of the jungle trails, snorkel the reefs, cool off in your A/C cabin or just relax on the boat with the new friends you made on this fantastic diving safari. Fish books are on board for you to read.

2nd Dive 11am. After your second dive lunch is served at 1pm. The afternoon can be spend visiting the islands or just relaxing on board the M/V Dolphin Queen.

3rd Dive 3pm. After your dive snacks, fruits & drinks are available until your night dive. Snorkeling, swimming, or visit the beach. Dinner is around 6pm.

4th Dive 7pm. The night dive or a dusk dive.

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We do 3 days diving and on the 4th day we do 2 dives before heading back to Khaolak. Arrival at the Taplamu pier is between 2-4pm., allowing you ample time for any your onward travel if necessary.


What to bring with you aboard the Dolphin Queen for your Similan Dive Safari:

Towel
Some clothing like shorts and long sleeve T- shirt
Sun glasses, a hat and sun cream
Bathroom kit Free bio-degradable shampoo & shower soap
Dive Card
Some money for beer and drinks. Beer is only served after your last dive

More

Destinations Myanmar, Similan Islands
Facilities Water Toys, Massage or Spa
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
25/10/2019 to 29/10/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
30/10/2019 to 03/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
04/11/2019 to 08/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
09/11/2019 to 13/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
14/11/2019 to 18/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
19/11/2019 to 26/11/2019 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,436.37 Detail
27/11/2019 to 02/12/2019 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $765.02 Detail
03/12/2019 to 07/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
08/12/2019 to 12/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
13/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,436.37 Detail
21/12/2019 to 26/12/2019 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $765.02 Detail
27/12/2019 to 31/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
01/01/2020 to 05/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
06/01/2020 to 13/01/2020 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,436.37 Detail
14/01/2020 to 19/01/2020 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $765.02 Detail
20/01/2020 to 24/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
25/01/2020 to 29/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
30/01/2020 to 06/02/2020 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,436.37 Detail
07/02/2020 to 11/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
12/02/2020 to 16/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
17/02/2020 to 21/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
22/02/2020 to 29/02/2020 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,436.37 Detail
01/03/2020 to 06/03/2020 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $765.02 Detail
07/03/2020 to 11/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
12/03/2020 to 16/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
17/03/2020 to 24/03/2020 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,436.37 Detail
25/03/2020 to 30/03/2020 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $765.02 Detail
31/03/2020 to 04/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
05/04/2020 to 09/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
10/04/2020 to 17/04/2020 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,436.37 Detail
18/04/2020 to 23/04/2020 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $765.02 Detail
24/04/2020 to 28/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
29/04/2020 to 03/05/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
04/05/2020 to 08/05/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail
09/05/2020 to 13/05/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $618.27 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Similan Islands 4 nights Quad From $618.27
Similan Islands 4 nights Double/Twin From $711.94
Similan Islands 4 nights Double Upper Deck From $743.17
Similan Islands 5 nights Quad From $765.02
Similan Islands 5 nights Double/Twin From $871.19
Similan Islands 5 nights Double Upper Deck From $902.42
Myanmar 7 nights Quad From $1,436.37
Myanmar 7 nights Double/Twin From $1,498.82
Myanmar 7 nights Double Upper Deck From $1,530.05

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Myanmar

Period : Liveaboards run trips only during the calm season from November through to early May.

Visa's : All ASEAN member states, the EU and the USA can receive 28-day Visa on Arrivals to Myanmar, all other nationalities must obtain a visa before arriving. Please check with your closest Consulate of Myanmar for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Climat : The sunny dry season runs from November to May, with April and May the warmest. The monsoon is from June through to September every year. Average temps stay constant around 28°C.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 27°C throughout the diving season, but there can be thermoclines where the temp drops down to 25°C.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year.

Plugs : Type C, D, F & G with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily to Yangon from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and China. However, guests taking liveaboard trips should cross the land border at Ranong. Transfers are pre-arranged by the boats from Phuket or Khao Lak.

Currency : Local currency is the kyat, pronounced "chut/chat". Foreigners are required to pay in US dollars for hotels, tourist attractions, rail and air tickets, ferry travel and sometimes for bus tickets as well, and are required to pay in kyat for most other transactions (trishaws, pickups, tips, food, etc.). All payments on-board are in USD or EURO.


Similan Islands

Period : Liveaboards run trips only when the park is open, from early November through to early May every year.

Visa's : Most nationalities do not require a visa for stays less than 30-days, some nationalities can recive a visa for 15 days upon arrival with 1,000 THB fee. However, please contact the Thai consulate nearest you for more updated information.

Climat : The sunny dry season runs from November to May, with April and May the warmest. The monsoon is from June through to September every year. Average temps stay constant around 28°C.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 27°C throughout the diving season, but there can be thermoclines where the temp drops down to 25°C.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year.

Plugs : Type A & C with 220 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily directly Phuket International airport, along with many domestic daily flights from Bangkok and other part of Thailand.

Currency : Local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Banks change currencies from all over the world at good rates. There are also many ATMs distributed throughout the country and credit cards are accepted nearly everywhere.

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