SUNDAY – Welcome on board as we depart for the Similan Islands, cruising around the coast of southern Phuket while enjoying a Thai buffet dinner.
MONDAY – Wake up in the tropical paradise of the Similan National Park. The first dive of the day begins at 8am on Anita’s Reef (Similan #5 – Koh Ha), a nice and easy drift dive to start the trip – the perfect check dive for you and your equipment. After a healthy breakfast we have chill time until our second dive at about 11:30am at West of Eden (Similan #7 – Koh Pabu), a unique blend of soft and hard coral beds and huge boulders followed by lunch. At around 3pm you’ll be dropping in on the Giant boulder site of Elephant Head Rock (Hin Pusa). Snacks will be served after the dive and there will be a chance of a late afternoon to visit to Ko Similan to see the beach and view point. Dive number four will be a night dive (7pm) usually in Donald Duck Bay (Ao Guerk). Stay on board overnight in one of the secluded bays. Relax and watch a film or read a book.
TUESDAY – Your wake up call for the second day will be the boat leaving the Similan Islands for Koh Bon. Dive numbers five (7:30 am) and six (11am) will be on Koh Bon Pinnacle and Koh Bon West Ridge – the current will decide the dive order as a mild or slack current is needed for the Pinnacle (keep fingers tightly crossed for Manta Rays here!!. For dive number seven Giamani will move north to Koh Tachai with the third dive of the day (2:30pm) being on Koh Tachai Pinnacle (another chance for Mantas!). On Koh Tachai we have another chance for a beach visit followed by a sunset dive (6pm) on either the eastern or western reef of Ko Tachai depending on the prevailing wind. Again you stay on board overnight (at Koh Tachai) while relaxing with dinner, a movie or a book and a game of ‘what did I see today’ while filling in the all important logbook.
WEDNESDAY - Dive number nine will be on Ko Tachai Pinnacle, being first dive of the day this allows you to go to some of the deeper areas which you didn’t get to see on Tuesday. Then off to the Jewel in our crown – Richelieu Rock for dives ten and eleven. Dive number twelve will be a sunset dive at Richelieu Rock unless the weather/sea conditions poor or you’re bored of Richelieu Rock (yeah – like that’ll happen) in which case we’ll make a late night dive (7:30-8pm, whenever we arrive) at The Boonsung Wreck. Either way you will then travel back south towards Khao Lak where Giamani will overnight.
THURSDAY – A slightly earlier start today (7am) on a rarely dived wreck “The Teak Wreck” which is a steel haulage vessel that sank in August 2009 carrying 1,200 logs of Burmese Teak. Dive number 14 (9:30 am) will be on the Naiyak Wreck (“Condreco”) a lovely macro life site close out the diving. Once everyone is back on board we start the gentle cruise back to Chalong Bay allowing enough time to clean and even dry your dive gear, pack your bags, fill in your log books swap e-mails and even do some more hard core relaxing on the sun deck. Disembarkation at Chalong Bay is usually around 5pm.
The Similan's & Surin Islands - 14 Dives - 5 Days / 4 Nights
Meeting Point for departure and arrival day: Chalong Pier
Meet the MV Giamani representative at the ”Coffee Shop” on the Pier, opposite the Ticket counter.
MV Giamani boat accommodates 10 guest only, ensuring that there is always plenty of space for all guests on board.
Enjoy the air conditioned saloon for watching a movie, playing back your digital images from that day’s dives, or browse through our extensive library of marine books. Our popular cushion relax area gives you plenty of space to read a book, enjoy the views and chat about the thrilling dives of that day.
The dive deck is spacious with camera table and rinse tanks making this an ideal boat for serious photographers. On the main deck all meals are served buffet style. Food is plentiful and diverse, Thai cuisine and International dishes are served, special diets can be catered for if we know in advance.
MV Giamani has a full complement of safety equipment making her a spacious, safe and diver friendly boat.
Full board sharing accommodation (shared standard room), food, soft drinks, drinking water, tea, coffee, guided dives, tanks, weights and
Wine per glass 100 baht, Beer 70 baht, Nitrox tank 250 baht, Rental dive gear 800 baht per full set/day, dive
computer 300 baht/day. Torch for night dive get charged at THB 100 / dive.
Marine National Park Fees 500 baht per person as park entrance fee per park plus 200 baht per person/day
for diving. Park fees will be collected on board in cash and may be subject to change by Park Authorities.
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