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MV Somboon Liveaboard 3 & 4

Flexi Similan Islands Liveaboard

Budget Class Liveaboard
Similan Islands Liveaboard - Somboon

• Similan Islands •
• Ko Bon & Ko Tachai •
• Richelieu Rock •

Scuba Diving Phuket – Twin Somboon Liveaboard boats are the only vessels in Similan Islands that offer the flexibility to fit almost any holiday schedule you can come up with. Somboon Liveaboard boats stay around the Similan Islands for the season, unlike other boats that travel from and to Phuket on fixed schedules. We transfer new guests to the boats by minibus and speedboat every day of the week.

MV Somboon 3 offers divers the flexibility that other liveaboards can’t match. The boat stays in the Similan Islands all season and divers are transferred by speedboat to and from it daily. So you can depart to the Similans any day that you like and stay as few or as many nights as you like. Somboon 3 moves Mondays and Thursdays up to Surin island and Richelieu Rock for the day. She is stationed in the Similan islands every day except Wednesdays and Sundays when it moves to Koh Bon for a minimum of two of the dives on each of those days.

MV Somboon 4 is economic but comfortable Liveaboard boat in the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. She is stationed in the Similan islands or Koh Bon every day except Wednesdays and Sundays when it moves further north to the dive sites of Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Because of this you can join and depart Somboon 4 any day except for Wednesday or Sunday.

Similan Islands Liveaboard map

Similan Islands Liveaboard diving map

Let us know how long you would like to stay on Somboon Liveaboard boat when you book. 1 day, 2 days… 10 days+… up to you!

You can also extend your stay if you want; just check with the tour-leader if we still have space available. On the last day of your Liveaboard trip we transfer you back to Phuket again by speedboat and minibus.

To visit Richelieu Rock you need to do 3 or more days Liveaboard package

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MV Somboon Liveaboard 3 Photo Gallery

MV Somboon Liveaboard 4 Photo Gallery

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MV Somboon Liveaboard Itinerary & price

ItineraryDurationDivesPrice DiverNon-Diver
1 Day Trip - 2 dives Similan1 Day25,6003,600
Similan Islands
Departures: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat
Similan Islands + Koh Bon
Departures: Thu & Fri
Similan Islands + Koh Bon
Departures: Thu & Fri
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Tachai, Surin, Richelieu
Departures: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Tachai, Surin, Richelieu
Departures: Every day (Except Thu)
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Tachai, Surin, Richelieu
Departures: Every day

Itinerary of Somboon 3

Day  Destination
MondayRichelieu rock, Ko Tachai
TuesdayKo Bon, Similan Islands
WednesdayKo Bon, Ko Tachai
ThursdayRichelieu rock, Ko Tachai
FridayKo Bon, Similan Islands
SaturdaySimilan Islands
SundayKo Bon, Ko Tachai

Itinerary of Somboon 4

Day  Destination
MondayKo Bon, Similan Islands
TuesdayKo Bon, Ko Tachai
WednesdayRichelieu rock, Ko Tachai
ThursdayKo Bon, Similan Islands
FridaySimilan Islands
SaturdayKo Bon, Ko Tachai
SundayRichelieu Rock, Ko Tachai

Please be aware that the itinerary may change without notice depending on weather conditions

Booking information

To book your Somboon Liveaboard trip, we need 50% deposit for an early booking if more than 90 days before the trip departure and the balance to be paid 90 days before the trip departure. As soon as you confirm us the booking, you will receive an invoice from PayPal that you can pay through your PayPal account or by credit cards.


  • Transfers*
  • All meals
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Fruits and Snacks all day long
  • Drinking Water
  • Instructors maximum 5:1 Ratio
  • 24 Hour Medical Service
  • Evacuation Insurance
  • Limited Dive Insurance of 500,000 THB

* Free transfer from Kata, Karon, Patong and Khao Lak


  • Similans National Park Fee;
    500 Baht Similans park fees plus…
    1,000 Baht for entry into Surin – Richelieu Rock
    200 Baht per diver per day
  • Scuba equipment – 500 Baht per day

You need

  • Your certification card for scuba diving
  • Diving insurance – not mandatory but highly recommended
  • Small amount of money for extras

Please note that the National Park Fee is set by the National Park and is subject to change without notice.
Park fees are payable cash at your arrival on the boat.

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Somboon Liveaboard 4
Somboon Liveaboard 4
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MV Somboon Description

The specifications are identical for Somboon 3 and 4

Cabins & Facilities

► Twelve Twin bed cabins
► Two Double beds cabins
► Six shared bathrooms.

Cabins are simply decorated, but clean and comfortable with a good value for money. All cabins are equipped with 220V and air-condition.

The maximum guests is 28. All meals on board are served buffet style freshly cooked from the on board kitchen. Snacks and fruits are served in between dives. Bathrooms/toilets are shared with 6 bathrooms in total spread around the liveaboard each with soap and shampoo dispensers. Note that towels are not provided on board so please bring your own.

On the upper deck there is a large covered seating area where lunch is served. Even with a full boat there is plenty of room for everyone to sit and relax either during meal times or in between dives. Snacks and soft drinks (free of charge) as well as tea, coffee and water are available throughout the day. Just serve yourself.

There is also an air-conditioned lounge area on the upper deck with TV and DVD player. In here you can not only find a large DVD collection but also a number of reef guides to help you identify those wonderful fishes seen on the dives. The top deck is a large sun deck with a number of sun beds and mattresses. This is a great place for the sun worshipers or to gaze at the stars in the night.

Technical Specifications

► Length: 30 meters
► Width: 7 meters
► Hull: wood
► Cruising Speed: 9-10 knots
► Navigation: GPS Sat. Navigation, Sonar, Compass
► Boat Crew: 1 Captain, 1 Engineer, 4 Deckhands, 2 Cooks
► Dive Crew: 1 Tour leader, 1 Blender, 5 multilingual Divemaster/Instructors
► Safety: VHF Radio, Emergency Oxygen Unit, Life-raft, Life-jackets/rings, First Aid Kit, Satellite Phones

MV Somboon plan