Monday, February 01, 2010

Similan Dive Trip in 1st week of March 2008

My friend Spencer is organizing a dive trip to Similan which he considers the next best thing to Eden.

If you're interested - read on.
Similan Islands!
Read more about Similans here and see pictures here. It is consistently rated as one of the top 10 dive spots in the world according to the Guardian newspaper. March is considered primetime for diving in the Similans and that's the time we are going.
Non divers FYI - Spencer is coordinating open water for a friend at Pulau Hantu to go on this trip, let him know if you are keen to join. But it will be a murky sort of dive yeah as its Monsoon season and all.
Depart SG: 3rd March 2010 @8.35pm
Return SG:7th March 2010 @12:00 midnite
3rd March. Day 0: Stay overnight at Tony's lodge at Khao Lak upon arriving at Phuket Intl airport
4th March. Day 1: Transfer to Live on Board at 8am and start diving
5th March. Day 2: Diving
6th March. Day 3: Diving. EOD transfer to Little Buddha Inn at Phuket to chill (i.e alcohol)
7th March. Day 4: Chilling at Phuket and transfer to Phuket Intl airport
Estimated Cost
Liveonboard inclu diving and accomodation and food: SGD$722+. Click here for pricing
Tony Lodge stay 1 nite about SGD$30+. Click here for pricing
Little Buddha stay 1 nite about SGD$10+. Click here for pricing
Airfare: Currently airfares are at SGD$100 round trip exclu surcharges and taxes
Total Estimated Cost: SGD$862++
Notes on cost
-Pay your own way, No 3rd party operator fee involved
-Air ticket pricing may change the closer we get to March
-Inclu airfare, diving, food and accomodation on the live on board, 2 nites accomodation at Phuket and Khaolak
-Exclu land transfers, diving equipment rental, food and drinks outside of the live on board
-USD$1 = SGD$1.4
Please let Spencer know about your interest as soon as possible. And be prepared to make payment shortly after. Remember February is the shortest month in the year so make your decision quickly.
Call Spencer on Singapore.


We went for the trip and didn't like it. The dive boat was too packed with day trippers and the toilets kept on breaking down. The diving except for the 1st day wasn't all that wonderful because there were too many Thai fishing boats around fishing out the damn marine park when no one was looking.

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