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Similan Diving Safaris

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Similan Diving Safaris is a PADI 5 Star Dive center located in the heart of Khao lak, Thailand. We offer a full range of PADI dive courses and PADI specialties in the Similan & Surin Islands, also Diving and snorkeling trips.Diving Safari...more
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Nang Thong Road | 13/19 Moo 7, Khuk Khak, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand
+66 76 485 470
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you are looking for an amazing, affordable, and awesome liveaboard to spend your diving holiday, Dolphin Queen is the best to get on an adventure around the famous Similan Island! I was having a blast diving with the super friendly and professional crew! Boat...More

Thank halliewu
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an amazing time aboard the Dolphin Queen for 4 days. Diving in Similan with these guys was one of the best diving trips we have done. The diving was so cool with lot of big animals and also small stuff that actually was...More

Thank Hilary A
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great Crew, Dive Staff and with Jamaican Joe at the helm there is never a dull moment !! Highly recomend them !

Thank PatC1047
Reviewed 23 August 2018

My first live-a-board experience, and it could not have been better!! I did two trips in row and would do it again with Similan Diving Safaris! The divesites were amazing, the staff on the boat was super helpful and friendly. Food was plenty and very...More

Thank _mzmartin54
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Was on the boat in Feb 2018 - Dolphin Queen. Great staff who really care and it means both of the boat crew and the diving crew. Experienced dive masters - great briefings before every dive. We were able to do AOWD during safari.

2  Thank ArturRe
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome trip with similan Explorer. Best crew, really good food and nice diving. 5/5 why not? Cheers Luca!More

1  Thank LiinuW
SimilanDivingSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Similan Diving Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hello Liinu, Thank you for your review . We are always glad to hear that our guests feel good onboard the Similan Explorer. It was nice to have you Finnish group with us enjoying your company together with other nationalities. Thank you again and we...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018

Super nice people and the dive sites are stunning! The Similan Explorer is a nice clean boat, well-equipped. Most importantly, the boat crew are incredibly nice and the food is AMAZING! We did 18 dives, saw mantas, whale shark, leopard sharks, tons of schools of...More

1  Thank 00ViVi00
SimilanDivingSafaris, Manager at Similan Diving Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave such kinds words for us all. It was really great to meet you both and have you on-board the MV Similan Explorer! We'll always try our best to help with all aspects of a trip when...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Had the best time of my life. 18 mind blowing dives in clear water. We saw so many amazing creatures, like seahorses, sharks, rays and may more... Wonderful kind staff, perfect diveleaders (Gianluca and Pablo), great food. We were very lucky that our trip was...More

2  Thank Soon-ie B
Reviewed 15 May 2018

During last 4 months I went for 3 liveaboards (5D/5N) in Similan National Park. Twice with Similan Diving Safaris and once with a different company. While the other company was reliable and wasn't lacking anything yet is seemed world apart from what SDS is offering....More

1  Thank KasiaBoni
SimilanDivingSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Similan Diving Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for leaving such a great review Kasia! As I often say, we're very lucky on Similan Explorer as we have such a great mixed of guests from all over the world and of all abilities and experience levels. Our whole Team very much...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We did 2 consecutive live aboard trips totalling 28 dives over 9 days. The boat is very well run and the crew and dive instructors are so helpful and diligent. The briefings were detailed and the dives were very well lead. This is a Grown...More

1  Thank Steve D
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9 November 2017|
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Response from Joe H | Property representative |
No we do not mix live aboard divers with Day trip dives That would not be nice for the live aboard guests when every day new guests arrive Ha Ha no way
11 February 2017|
Response from SimilanDivingSafaris | Property representative |
We do day trips to Richelieu Rock on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please email us to make a booking. Best regards.