Similan & Surin Island – 7 days Safari by MV Giamani


Trip Details
Trip type : Discovering & Scuba Diving
Depart from : Chalong Pier, Phuket
Destinations : Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai,  Richelieu Rock,Boonsung Wreck, The Teak Wreck
Duration : 7 Days
Depart time : 19.00-20.00 hrs
Suitable for : Scuba Divers, visitors
Trip theme : Underwater Activities in Andaman

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Explore many dive sites around Similan and Surin Islands by MV GIAMANI. Go for diving around Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, and Teak wreck and discover unseen underwater wonders. Surin Island is also another point for enjoying an amazing underwater environment.


Overview of Similan & Surin Islands – 7 Days Safari


Day 1- Fri: Departure

Around 17.30- 18.30: Pick up you from your hotel and transfer to Chalong Pier, Phuket.

Around 19.00- 20.00: Get on the board and sail to Similan Islands.

Listen to the briefing about diving spots and what to do or not. On board dinner will be served during your cruising to Similan Islands.


Day 2- Sat: Similan Islands (4 Dives)

Wake up in the early morning and take the first dive at Shark Fin Reef (Similan #3 – Koh Payan), where you can take easy drift. After breakfast, you will get some time to enjoy onboard activities. Start diving after lunch around West of Eden (Similan #7 – Koh Pabu). In the afternoon, perform your 3rd at Anita’s Reef (Similan #5 – Koh Ha). Take some snacks after diving. Visit Koh Miang Beach and enjoy your strolling along the beach. Go for another night dive at Honeymoon Bay and see the underwater world in the dark. Get relaxed and stay overnight on a secluded bay.


Day 3- Sun: Similan Islands – Koh Bon (4 Dives)

Start the day with first dive around Similan at Deep Six and take your 2nd dive near the giant boulder site, Elephant Head Rock (Hin Pusa). Enjoy your 3rd dive around eastern side of Similan #9 Koh Bangu (Breakfast Bend / Three Trees / Snapper Alley). Get your 4th dive at sunset or night around Koh Bon Bay. Enjoy your leisure time and stay overnight at Koh Bon.


Day 4-Mon: Koh Bon, Koh Tachai (4 Dives)

Koh Bon Pinnacle and Koh Bon West Ridge are the fantastic two dive points around Koh Bon Island. Explore these dive points for Manta Rays and other underwater beauties. MV Giamani will slowly move to Koh Tachai with your 3rd dive for Tachai Pinnacle. Go for another dive around either eastern or western reef at evening depending on the wind. Visit Koh Tachai Beach and have a stroll. Enjoy on board funny game ‘what did I see today’. Maintain your logbook with your activities and stay overnight here.


Day 5- Tue: Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock

Get a dive at Koh Tachai Pinnacle and don’t miss the chance to see Manta Rays and even Whaleshark. Move to Richelieu Rock, the Jewel of the area. Take 3 dives including sunset dive around this area. Head to Surin Island for next day diving. Stay overnight at Surin.


Day 6- Wed:  Surin Island – Boonsung Wreck (3 Dives)

Get a morning dive at (Torinla Ridge or Koh Chi) around Surin island. Then get back to the main trail to Rechelliu Rock for another dive. Cruise to the Boonsung Wreck and do a night dive here. Stay overnight at Khao Lak.


Day 7: “The Teak Wreck” – “Condreco Wreck” (2 Dives)

Start your diving at rarely diving site “The Teak Wreck” (MV Sea Chart). See a Burmese steel haulage vessel that sank with 1200 logs of teak in 2009. The last dive for this tour will be taken at Naiyak Wreck (“Condreco”). The nice macro site of this area provides you the opportunity to enjoy marine beauty. Take your time for packing your essentials. Get relaxed at the deck and enjoy the cruising to Chalong, Phuket.

Disembark at Chalong Bay in Phuket usually around 17.00 hrs (05.00 pm) and continue with a transfer to your hotel or airport.


Remark: Why not covering the north of the Andaman Sea with the southern part, just by combining this 5 days and 3 days cruise of MV Giamani to an amazing 7 days / 6 nights cruise. Click here for more detailed information.


Note: Schedule and Itinerary depending on the weather conditions and the discretion of the Cruise Director and Captain and depends on currents, dive sites activities, light, objective, sailing times etc. The spots are possible, but not guaranteed.

Prices included:

Transfers to and from MV Giamani within Phuket Island, full board accommodation, all meals served onboard including snacks, softdrinks, drinking water, tea, towels, dinghy for onshore exploration and pick ups, tanks, weights and weight belts, professional Tour leader, Divemaster and Instructor, torch for the night dive, total of 22 dives.

Prices not included:

Any international or domestic airfare, National Marine Park fee* (payable on board),  rental diving equipment, Nitrox, PADI / SSI Diving courses, alcoholic beverages, Tip, diving insurance** or travel insurance***

Please book in advance if you need to rent a diving computer or underwater camera.

* Similan & Surin National Park Fees

  • 500 Baht for entry into the Similans or Surin (divers and non-divers) plus…
  • 200 Baht per diver per day

Example for above trip:
Entry fee for Similan 500 THB + Surin 500 THB = 1.000 THB
Diving Fee for 6 days: 6 x 200 THB = 1.200 THB
Total (payable on board) 2.200 THB

Please note that the National Park Fee is set by the National Park and is subject to change without notice.

** Diving Insurance

There are too option if you do not have any diving insurance yet:
1) If you are a European Citizen:  You can get your diving insurance directly online with Aqua Med. Just follow HERE and enter all your details, you will get an confirmation within 24hrs.
2) For outside Europe Citizen you are able to visit the Webpage of DAN to apply for your diving insurance:

*** Travel Insurance

Get your Travel Insurance with a worldwide coverage. No matter from which country you are.  Just follow the link HERE to your insurance package. Buy, extend and claim online, from anywhere in the world, even while you away from home and already on the way.


MV Giamani is also available for liveaboard charter; please contact us for more details to make your scuba vacation special for you and your friends.

Departure Arrival Days/ nights Master Cabin Deluxe Double
30.12.2016 05.01.2017 7 / 6 76659.11 THB 67460.01 THB