Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Dives: 10 (8 Day dives / 2 Night dives)
Boat: MY Genesis 1
Destinations: Similan Islands,
3 Days / 2 Nights Divesafari Northern Islands with “MY Genesis 1”
Departure Day: from Tab Lamu to Similan Islands (approx. 09.30hrs)
Day 1: Check Dive & 2nd dive at Koh Tachai, night dive
Day 2 : 3 dives at Richelieu Rock, night dive
Day 3 : Koh Bon Pinnacle, Koh Bon West Ridge, Koh Bon Coral Garden
Dep. 15.00hrs, arrive at Tab Lamu approx. 18.00hrs
MY Genesis 1 has been at the forefront of live-aboard diving expeditons in Thailand's Andaman Sea for many years. She is an 83 foot steel mono-hulled yacht with 5 double cabins and 2 single, each with independent air-conditioning and panoramic sea view window. The large party deck and spacious sundecks, entertainment centre, music and movie library ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment.
To maintain the highest level of comfort and service on your expedition, Genesis provides unlimited diving from a sea level platform, dinghy pick up, a watermaker for camera and equipment rinsing, hot showers, Thai and Western cuisine and a crew of eight to ensure all needs are satisfied. Your days are spent diving, dozing and dining. Your evenings slip away as you look at newly developed underwater slides, view the daily dive video or swap tall tales with other divers from around the world.
The Genesis liveaboard trip offers three destination options:
The Similan Islands are a stunning group of nine Islands, north west of Phuket, famous as one of the top dive destinations in the world and certainly the best in Asia. The diving here is simply amazing. You'll immerse yourself in thriving reefs, lush corals, impressive sea fans and an incredible variety of marine life including large pelagics such as manta rays and whale sharks.
The Similans are characterised by gigantic boulders above and below the water line, creating awesome underwater scenery and exciting swim throughs for divers to explore. The water is crystal clear and the visibility fantastic. The Similans also boast exquisite sandy beaches and shallow coral reefs in the bays. A perfect place for snorkelling.
Spread among the nine islands are over 20 distinct dive sites. One of the favourites, especially for photographers, is Fantasea Reef. Thousands of schooling fusiliers, banner fish and reef sharks make this an awesome site.
Another wonderful site is Christmas Point. This is a good spot for manta rays, nurse sharks and barracudas. It has an impressive variety of hard and soft corals and a wonderful maze of swim throughs.
Shark Fin Reef has beautiful coral and sponge gardens. It is an excellent site to see reef sharks and huge Napoleon wrasse.
Elephant Rock from the surface looks like an elephant head. Below the surface there are many impressive tunnels and swim throughs. You can find small white tip reef sharks in a rock crevice at the beginning of the dive and many colourful fish.
Boulder City is another favourite site in the Similans. Due to its exposed location it is possible to see almost anything here including whalesharks and manta rays. It is invariably an exceptional dive. Leopard sharks, spanish dancers and great barracudas have been seen here against a back drop of huge granite boulders.
- Accommodation in twin cabin
- Transfers to/from vessel from Khao Lak Hotels
- Fullboard (breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruit, tea, coffee, drinking water), soft-drinks, towel
- Divemaster service, Liability insurance Tanks & weights
- 10 dives for Divesafaris
Services not included
- Transfers from Phuket (THB 950.- per person/per way)
- Alcoholic beverages and other extras on board
- National Park fees: THB 1,000.- pp for Similan Islands,
- Dive equipment:fins, mask, snorkel, BCD, wetsuit, regulator per person/per day for rent THB 900.-