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SOUTH SIAM 4  LIVEABORD

South Siam 4 runs twice weekly 3 day / 2 night diving trips including Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin islands and also diving at Richelieu Rock. You can also make a longer trip by starting on the right day (ask us for details - see prices below). The boats are low budget options and offer a rare opportunity for a short 3 day trip that includes the magnificent Richelieu Rock. Overnight trips also possible starting most days to the Similan Islands and Koh Bon. Overnight trips do not include Richelieu Rock. You can start and end trips almost any day during the season (late October - early May), but for the 3 day trips including dives at Richelieu and Surin islands you must start on Saturday or Tuesday (South Siam 4) or Wednesdays or Sundays (South Siam 3). The South Siam 4 and South Siam 3 boats are built to almost the same design, sleeping 28 guests maximum. The boats can be crowded as there may also be day trippers on board.

The South Siam IV serves as a mobile liveaboard dive platform stationed in the Similan and Surin national parks to which guests are transferred daily by speedboat, so you can join and leave whenever you want. No other boat offers you quite as much flexibility.

Strictly speaking, South Siam 4I is not a true liveaboard as it does not make a cruise, and new guests can join on a daily basis. However, it is a good option for low budget travellers who are short of time and do not mind a more crowded boat. The 30 metre long boat is built to handle large numbers of divers.

There is a very big shaded area for relaxing and eating meals on the upper deck, a large sundeck with sun loungers and an air-conditioned saloon with TV/DVD and music system. All cabins have sea views and individually controlled air conditioning, they are pleasantly decorated and each bed has it's own reading lamp.

Finally, if you're a snorkeller or non-diver, the trip accommodates you equally as well as the scuba divers, and excursions onto the islands' white sand beaches are provided if you'd like to do some beachcombing

SOUTH SIAM 4 LIVEABORD
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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...

There are 2 double bed cabins and 6 twin bed cabins on the main deck, and 2 more double bed cabins and 4 twin bed cabins on the lower deck of South Siam IV. There are 6 communal bathrooms.

All the cabins have:

  • Individual control air-conditioning

  • Seaview windows

  • Shared bathrooms with toilet, shower and hand basin

  • Reading lights

  • Mains outlet - 220V

  • Dressing table

  • Bedding

No. of bathrooms / showers - 6 / 8 - hot water

Length 30m 99 ft 

Max 28

Nitrox

PADI SSI

LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE

At a glance...

  • Visits Similans and Richelieu Rock

  • Regular departures, popular with young divers with limited time

  • Dive The World Gold Range product

  • Cabins with shared bathrooms

  • Good option for snorkellers and divers

SOUTH SIAM 4 2D/1N 07 Dives
Similan-Koh Bon
LIVEABORD ITINERARY  

Trip cabin prices per person:
Lower/main deck twin/double bed cabin: USD 379
 

Duration: 2D/1N 07 Dives

Max no. of dives: 7

Trip highlights: manta rays, turtles, schooling fish & big pelagics

Diving environment: advanced divers, beginner divers, very popular, wall diving
 

Sample itinerary: Similan Islands every day, except for Koh Bon on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Day 1
Your pick up is between 6-7 am if you stay in a Phuket hotel or at 07:45 hrs if in a Khao Lak hotel. Once at Thap Lamu pier in Khao Lak, a speedboat will take you to the Similan Islands where the MV South Siam is moored. Meet the crew, grab a hot drink and enjoy the welcome briefing before being assigned to your cabin. Set up your dive gear and you are ready to start having fun as there will be 4 dives around the famous dive sites of the Similans.
A continental breakfast plus Thai main meal dishes offered in buffet-style served on the upper deck will help you restoring the calories lost during the day, and also to discover more about the delicacies of the local cuisine.
 

Day 2
Enjoy a maximum of 3 dives around the Simians or alternatively at Koh Bon. Diving from a liveaboard will give you the chance to explore at your leisure the sites and marine life that populate these waters: leopard sharks, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks, schools of batfish, moray eels hunting or resting inside small crevices, snappers, barracuda, triggerfish, surgeonfish and unicornfish. The national park hosts breathless underwater topography and a great variety of marine life. Huge granite boulders with caverns and swim-throughs are a natural playground for enthusiastic divers who search for sharks, schools of reef fish, as well as a whole range of macro critters including countless types of nudibranchs, frogfish and pipefish. Koh Bon is famed for its frequent manta ray encounters. Koh Tachai provides an opportunity of catching glimpses of ‘big stuff’.
Then be transferred by speedboat back to Thap Lamu at 4:30 pm, then on to your hotel in Phuket or Khao Lak.
Breakfast and lunch are served on this day.
 

[Information is best estimate in ideal circumstances and subject to changes beyond our control. The itinerary is a guide only and may be adapted to best suit the weather, tides, currents, availability and other prevailing events. Price is for the cruise, not for an exact number of dives].

SOUTH SIAM 4 3D/2N 11 Dives
Similan-Koh Bon
LIVEABORD ITINERARY  

Trip cabin prices per person:
Lower/main deck twin/double bed cabin: USD 625

Duration:
3D/2N 11 Dives

Max no. of dives: 11

Trip highlights: whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, great macro life/ marine diversity

Diving environment: advanced divers, beginner divers, very popular, wall diving
 

Sample itinerary: Similan Islands every day, except for Koh Bon and Koh Tachai on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Surin and Richelieu Rock on Wednesdays and Sundays

Day 1
Your pick up is between 6-7 am if you stay in a Phuket hotel or at 07:45 hrs if in a Khao Lak hotel. Once at Thap Lamu pier in Khao Lak, a speedboat will take you to the Similan Islands where the MV South Siam is moored. Meet the crew, grab a hot drink and enjoy the welcome briefing before being assigned to your cabin. Set up your dive gear and you are ready to start having fun as there will be 4 dives around the famous dive sites of the Similans.
A continental breakfast plus Thai main meal dishes offered in buffet-style served on the upper deck will help you restoring the calories lost during the day, and also to discover more about the delicacies of the local cuisine.
 

Day 2
Another great day of diving, with 2 morning dives followed by an afternoon dive and either a sunset or a night dive just before dinner. Diving from a liveaboard will give you the chance to explore at your leisure the sites and marine life that populate these waters: leopard sharks, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks, schools of batfish, moray eels hunting or resting inside small crevices, snappers, barracuda, triggerfish, surgeonfish and unicornfish. The national parks host breathless underwater topography and a great variety of marine life. Huge granite boulders with caverns and swim-throughs are a natural playground for enthusiastic divers who search for sharks, schools of reef fish, as well as a whole range of macro critters including countless types of nudibranchs, frogfish and pipefish.
Richelieu Rock is your best chance to encounter a whale shark. Eagle and manta rays are also common visitors here during the diving season. Your guides will probably plan more than one dive at this unforgettable site. Huge schools of trevally and barracuda cruise in the currents, and many tiny species such as frogfish, ghost pipefish and seahorses hide in the cracks and crevices. Koh Bon and Koh Tachai will provide extra opportunities of catching glimpses of ‘big stuff’.
There will also be plenty of delicious food and snacks for you to enjoy throughout the day.


Day 3
Enjoy a maximum of 3 dives around the Simians, or at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai on Tuesdays and Saturdays, before being transferred by speedboat back to Thap Lamu somewhere around 4:30 pm.
Breakfast and lunch will still be served during the day.
 

[Information is best estimate in ideal circumstances and subject to changes beyond our control. The itinerary is a guide only and may be adapted to best suit the weather, tides, currents, availability and other prevailing events. Price is for the cruise, not for an exact number of dives].

SOUTH SIAM 3 4D/3N 15 Dive
Similan-Koh Bon-Surin-Ricgelieu Rock
LIVEABORD ITINERARY   

Trip cabin prices per person:
Lower/main deck twin/double bed cabin: USD 734

Duration:
4D/3N 15 Dives

Max no. of dives: 15

Trip highlights: whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, great macro life/ marine diversity

Diving environment: advanced divers, beginner divers, very popular, wall diving
 

Sample itinerary: Similan Islands every day, except for Koh Bon and Koh Tachai on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Surin and Richelieu Rock on Wednesdays and Sundays

Day 1
Your pick up is between 6-7 am if you stay in a Phuket hotel or at 07:45 hrs if in a Khao Lak hotel. Once at Thap Lamu pier in Khao Lak, a speedboat will take you to the Similan Islands where the MV South Siam is moored. Meet the crew, grab a hot drink and enjoy the welcome briefing before being assigned to your cabin. Set up your dive gear and you are ready to start having fun as there will be 4 dives around the famous dive sites of the Similans.
A continental breakfast plus Thai main meal dishes offered in buffet-style served on the upper deck will help you restoring the calories lost during the day, and also to discover more about the delicacies of the local cuisine.
 

Days 2-3
Another great day of diving, with 2 morning dives followed by an afternoon dive and either a sunset or a night dive just before dinner. Diving from a liveaboard will give you the chance to explore at your leisure the sites and marine life that populate these waters: leopard sharks, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks, schools of batfish, moray eels hunting or resting inside small crevices, snappers, barracuda, triggerfish, surgeonfish and unicornfish. The national parks host breathless underwater topography and a great variety of marine life. Huge granite boulders with caverns and swim-throughs are a natural playground for enthusiastic divers who search for sharks, schools of reef fish, as well as a whole range of macro critters including countless types of nudibranchs, frogfish and pipefish.
Richelieu Rock is your best chance to encounter a whale shark. Eagle and manta rays are also common visitors here during the diving season. Your guides will probably plan more than one dive at this unforgettable site. Huge schools of trevally and barracuda cruise in the currents, and many tiny species such as frogfish, ghost pipefish and seahorses hide in the cracks and crevices. Koh Bon and Koh Tachai will provide extra opportunities of catching glimpses of ‘big stuff’.
There will also be plenty of delicious food and snacks for you to enjoy throughout the days.


Day 4
Enjoy a maximum of 3 dives around the Simians, or at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai on Tuesdays and Saturdays, before being transferred by speedboat back to Thap Lamu somewhere around 4:30 pm.
Breakfast and lunch will still be served during the day.
 

[Information is best estimate in ideal circumstances and subject to changes beyond our control. The itinerary is a guide only and may be adapted to best suit the weather, tides, currents, availability and other prevailing events. Price is for the cruise, not for an exact number of dives].

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