Somboon 3 is a large and comfortable dive liveaboard running by a professional local team in Phuket, it offer the most flexible Similan liveaboard trip schedules, it can host a max. of 28 guests.

Josh

23/07/2018

Absolutely LOVED this trip! The food was fantastic! Ship was very large, clean, and there was plenty of private areas to slip away if you wanted some quiet alone time. The Dive Instructors were...

Description

Boat

Somboon 3 is a 30 meters long, 6.5 meters wide scuba diving liveaboard yacht. It is a basic & economical budget dive liveaboard. The most flexible boat for a last minute booking and the best for a mini-liveaboard to the Similan Islands.

Somboon 3‘s principle is guest can check-in & check-out any day whenever it fits their holiday schedule. The boat can be a bit crowded sometimeds, especially during the day when some "day trippers" come on board, but it's well appointed and comfortable enough, very welll organised, and will suit anyone needing a short liveaboard or looking for bargain Similan liveaboards.

The upper deck has an outdoor covered dining area and an air conditioned salon with TV/DVD and some other entertainments.

The dive deck is spacious and well equipped with personal gear boxes, deck bathroom. The aft of the dive deck is equipped with exit ladders, fin storage and freshwater showers.

Somboon 3 runs trips in conjunction with her sister ship Somboon 4. Trips of 2,3,4,5 days possible, starting any day, though you may need to transfer from one boat to the other mid trip, depending on starting day.


Cabin

Somboon 3 has 14 air-conditioned cabins with different cabin types for choose, it can host up to 28 guests per trip :

All cabins has air-conditioner, reading light, hair dryer, small storage area, electronic socket.

2 Double Bed Cabins :
Located on the main deck, with a double bed, and lots of sea view windows, use shared bathroom.

6 Twin Bed Cabins :
Located on the main deck, with two single beds, sea view windows, use shared bathroom.

6 Twin Bed Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, with two single beds, portholes, use shared bathroom.

6 Shared Bathrooms : with toilet, wash basin and hot shower.


Diving

  • Up to 4 dives per day, depending on conditions/length of the cruise.

  • 2D/1N - 7 dives, 3D/2N - 11 dives, 4D/3N - 15 dives, 5D/4N - 19 dives..

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival, 2 or 3 dives on the departure day.

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


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Not available at the moment
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • 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:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (THB) ONLY
  • Crew Number: Unknown, include 4 - 5 dive guides

Itineraries

Somboon 3 is the only few Phuket liveaboards that can offer the flexibility to fit almost any holiday schedule you can come up with.

Somboon 3 stay around the Similan Islands for the season, unlike other liveaboard boats that travel from and to Phuket on fixed schedules. We transfer new guests to our liveaboard boats by minibus and speedboat every day of the week.

Somboon 3 dives around the Similan every day of the week except Mondays and Thursdays when she goes up to Surin island and Richelieu Rock for the day.

You tell us how long you would like to stay on our liveaboard boat when you book. 1 day, 2 days... 10 days+... up to you!

You can also extend your stay if you want; just check with the tourleader if we still have space available. On the last day of your liveaboard trip we transfer you back to Phuket again by speedboat and minibus.


Somboon 3 weekly location planing

Monday: Surin & Richelieu
Tuesday: Similan
Wednesday: Koh Bon & Tachai
Thursday: Surin & Richelieu
Friday: Similan
Saturday: Similan
Sunday: Koh Bon & Tachai

Somboon 3 Visits Koh Bon every Wednesday and Sunday for 2 dives and transfers will be to and from Koh Bon rather than Similans Islands. After finished dive at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai on Wednesday & Sunday, our boat runs up to Surin Island. Therefore we dive at Surin and Richelieu Rock every Monday and Thursday.


Does the trip cost include transfers from our hotel to the boat?
The trip cost includes transfers from your hotel to the boats and back if you stay in the following areas:
- Bang Nieng (Khao Lak)
- Nang Thong (Khao Lak)
- Patong (Phuket)
- Karon (Phuket)
- Kata (Phuket)
- Chalong (Phuket)

Below is a list of areas which does not include transfers. We can still transfer you if you stay in the following areas, but there will be a surcharge:
- Cape Panwa - 500 Baht per person
- Phuket Town - 500 Baht per person
- Naiharn Beach - 300 Baht per person
- Rawai Beach - 300 Baht per person
- Andaman White Beach - 500 Baht per person
- Surin Beach - 500 Baht per person
- Sheraton Grand Laguna - 500 Baht per person
- Kamala Beach - 300 Baht per person
- Bang Tao Beach - 500 Baht per person
- J.W. Marriot - 500 Baht per person

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Destinations Similan Islands
Facilities
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
16/10/2019 to 18/10/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
20/10/2019 to 22/10/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
23/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
27/10/2019 to 29/10/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
30/10/2019 to 01/11/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
03/11/2019 to 05/11/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
06/11/2019 to 08/11/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
10/11/2019 to 12/11/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
13/11/2019 to 15/11/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
17/11/2019 to 19/11/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
20/11/2019 to 22/11/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
24/11/2019 to 26/11/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
27/11/2019 to 29/11/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
01/12/2019 to 03/12/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
04/12/2019 to 06/12/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
08/12/2019 to 10/12/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
11/12/2019 to 13/12/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
15/12/2019 to 17/12/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
18/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
22/12/2019 to 24/12/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
25/12/2019 to 27/12/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
29/12/2019 to 31/12/2019 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
01/01/2020 to 03/01/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
05/01/2020 to 07/01/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
08/01/2020 to 10/01/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
12/01/2020 to 14/01/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
15/01/2020 to 17/01/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
19/01/2020 to 21/01/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
22/01/2020 to 24/01/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
26/01/2020 to 28/01/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
29/01/2020 to 31/01/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
02/02/2020 to 04/02/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
05/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
09/02/2020 to 11/02/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
12/02/2020 to 14/02/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
16/02/2020 to 18/02/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
19/02/2020 to 21/02/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
23/02/2020 to 25/02/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
26/02/2020 to 28/02/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
01/03/2020 to 03/03/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
04/03/2020 to 06/03/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
08/03/2020 to 10/03/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
11/03/2020 to 13/03/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
15/03/2020 to 17/03/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
18/03/2020 to 20/03/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
22/03/2020 to 24/03/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
25/03/2020 to 27/03/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
29/03/2020 to 31/03/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
01/04/2020 to 03/04/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
05/04/2020 to 07/04/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
08/04/2020 to 10/04/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
12/04/2020 to 14/04/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
15/04/2020 to 17/04/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
19/04/2020 to 21/04/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
22/04/2020 to 24/04/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
26/04/2020 to 28/04/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
29/04/2020 to 01/05/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
03/05/2020 to 05/05/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail
06/05/2020 to 08/05/2020 2 nights Similan Islands Phuket - Phuket From $715.06 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Similan Islands 2 nights Standard Twin From $715.06

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

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.

Diver's reviews (1)

Josh, 23/07/2018

Absolutely LOVED this trip! The food was fantastic! Ship was very large, clean, and there was plenty of private areas to slip away if you wanted some quiet alone time. The Dive Instructors were great and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Not to mention Similan Islands were absolutely beautiful! It wasn't the cheapest live-a-board in Phuket, but it was an exceptional value!

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