South Andaman 3 Day 3 Night Luxury Liveaboard Cruise | M/V Scuba Explorer Luxury Liveaboard

South Andaman 3 Day 3 Night Luxury Liveaboard Cruise

South Andaman 3 Day 3 Night Luxury Liveaboard Cruise

Cruise Information

Everything you need to know about this luxury liveaboard diving cruise including cabin details, marine park fee's and scuba diving options

Southern Andamans, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa & Phi Phi Islands for 3 days & 3 nights!

The Southern Andaman cruise includes 10 dives with an extra 2 optional night dives plus a visit to Koh Phi Phi Don on the last night of the trip. The MV Scuba Explorer South Andaman cruise allows you to dive some of Phuket’s most beautiful dive sites located in the Phi Phi National Marine Park and the Koh Lanta National Marine Park in style and comfort. There are sofas on the second deck both inside and outside, and on the top sundeck, you won’t find a more comfortable liveaboard vessel cruising the Southern Andaman’s or Phi Phi. Our couches are often taken up with divers napping between each dive, but the size of the boat allows room enough for all 22 guests to nab their own sofa and catch some well deserves sleep and relaxation time.

A minivan will be available to collect you from Phuket airport or your hotel in Phuket and transfer you to Patong pier where the MV Scuba Explorer departs in the evening, we then travel overnight and arrive in Phi Phi the next morning for your first dives of the trip. We then arrive back at Chalong pier on the 3rd day at 1:30pm where you will get taken back to the airport or your hotel in Phuket. The delicious food we have onboard is a mixture of Western, Japanese and Thai, cooked fresh everyday by our excellent chefs. The crew on this boat are very helpful and friendly, making sure you have everything you need and will make your trip that little bit more special with heir big smiles and helpful nature, giving you a top experience both in and out of the water.

Food & snacks are served between each dive, with a snack bar of bread, jams, tea, fresh coffee, milo, cookies, candy and soft drinks available all day. Beer and wine are also included in the price so why not relax with a glass after your last dive of the day chatting with others about the wonderful days diving.

The Things You Can See There!

The Diving & The Dive Sites We Will Visit

This cruise is 2.5 full diving days in Koh Lanta Marine Park and Phi Phi Islands with four dives per day plus an optional night dive on two of the days, so potentially you can do 5 dives some days if you are up for the adventure. Please check the cruise itinerary for more information.

Hin Deang and Hin Muang are so called because of the vibrant colours of the soft corals covering these dive sites. Red rock (Hin Deang) and Purple rock (Hin Muang) are deep water pinnacles in pristine condition, home to some amazing marine life and known for its regular sightings of the graceful Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. But that’s not all to see here, you will also encounter countless species of fish, shrimp and octopus. Reef sharks and Leopard sharks have also been seen here. The walls of these pinnacles are covered in soft corals, anemones and fan corals, host to a diverse amount of marine life. The pinnacles drop to depths of 60m and are surrounded by blue water giving an impressive backdrop for some stunning photos and videos.

Due to strong currents and deep depths these are recommended for advanced divers.

Explore the incredible caverns of Koh Haa and see the stalactites hanging some 30m above you as you surface in the middle of the island. The evening dive here creates some visually stunning photos as the light at the cavern entrance silhouettes big schools of fish.

Koh Phi Phi produces some beautiful dive sites, Giant gorgonian sea fans, Barrel sponges, Harp coral and Whip corals host many different species of fish. Swim through huge schools of Big Eyed snapper and watch when they scatter as Golden trevally dart into the middle of them, see the Small Tooth emperor change colour as they come down to feed off the reef. Getting to these dive sites in the early morning means we get there before any of the day boats, when marine life is just waking up giving us the chance to see many Black Tip reef sharks,Kuhls stingrays, Hawksbill turtles and more. A dive is also done on the Phi Phi wreck, teaming with life, the schools of fish here are so densely populated that at times you are not able to see the wreck. For the certified wreck divers amongst us this is a good chance to explore the inside, through narrow corridors, navigating around the lionfish.

The other wreck dive scheduled on this trip is the popular King Cruiser wreck, sunk in 1997 this wreck has become an artificial reef in itself. Now covered in white and purple hemprich soft corals you will get schools of fish sometimes in the thousands, Big eyed snapper, Yellow tail barracuda and Big Mouth mackerel all hang around this wreck, silhouetted in the openings, and you may also encounter schools of Pickhandle barracuda circling around.

Shark Point is one of the most beautiful of Phuket dive sites, the brightly coloured corals here are simply stunning and teaming with a diverse amount of marine life. Among the snapper, pufferfish, fusilier and angelfish you can also spot moray eels, shrimp, bamboo shark and even leopard sharks. This UNESCO site is a must visit site.

Marine Park Fee

All Scuba Explorer liveaboard trips include a marine park fee that goes exclusively to the conservation efforts for the marine park you are visiting, in this case the Koh Haa park benefits from your contribution and allows the Thailand government to police and regulate fishing activity in the area and keep an eye on Shark populations. The marine park fee is not included in the trip price, so please bring the correct amount with you on the cruise.

The Koh Lanta National Marine Park fee of 1,400thb is not included in the price and will be collected on the boat at the beginning of the trip.

This trips marine park fee is:

  • Park Fee: 1,400 THB

Cruise Itinerary

The boat sets off from Patong pier traveling overnight arriving at a Phi Phi dive site on day 1. 2 dives are done at Phi Phi and one at the wreck before heading to Koh Lanta National Marine Park to dive Koh Haa in the evening with an optional night dive at nearby Koh Rok Noi. The next morning there are 2 dives on Hin Deang and one on Hin Muang and Koh Haa before the boat travels back to Phi Phi for the optional night dive and an evening out on Phi Phi Don. The next day the boat heads back towards Phuket stopping of at King Cruiser and Shark Point for the last 2 dives of the trip.

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Important Information!

  • Free pickup on departure day from your hotel, if you are staying in Chalong, Kata, Karon or Patong.

  • Free drop-off on return day to your hotel, if you are staying in Chalong, Kata, Karon or Patong.

  • All standard and deluxe cabins are shared unless a private room is requested in advance or at the time of booking.

  • Private rooms are available for an additional 50% of that cabins trip price.

  • The National Park Fee will be collected before the boat departs on departure day.

  • Please bring tips for the guides/boat crew as it is not included in the trip price.

  • Any other fees will be charged upon return, before dis-embarkation.

Cabin Options

We have 4 cabin types onboard the Scuba Explorer so you can pick your level of luxury & comfort

Inside look at the luxury cabin on the Scuba Explorer

2 Person Share - Double Bed

Luxury cabins are the Crème de la Crop of liveaboard rooms, we can assure you there is absolutely nothing else like it in Phuket for the price. You get a comfortable queen size bed, fridge, walk in bathroom and shower, desk, throw pillows, couch and wardrobe. You'll be relaxing in style in these big spacious rooms, they also have large panoramic windows so you won't miss a moment of what's going on outside, each window has adjustable blinds and of course the room is fully air-conditioned.

Luxury cabins make great honeymoon suites and are perfect for couples or married folks. There are only two luxury suites onboard and they usually get booked first, so don't miss out, book it now!

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Inside look at the deluxe cabin on the Scuba Explorer

2 Person Share - Twin Single Beds

Deluxe cabins are a nice step up from the standards, deluxe cabins are a bit more spacious with plenty of storage spots, plus you get your very own mini fridge, stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks. The beds are a little longer and you also get a large window looking out on the beauties that are the locations we visit. Standard cabins only have a small porthole to look out of.

Deluxe cabins are on the main deck so you have very easy access to the diving deck and upper common areas, no climbing up and down the staircases 5 times a day like those guys in standards. Deluxe cabins also have three power sockets, standards come with just one. For the small price increase from standard to deluxe you would be crazy not to book a Deluxe package while onboard with us.

Deluxe cabins are dual single beds, but there is one deluxe cabin onboard with a double bed, again perfect for couples, but it is usually the first room to be booked on our liveaboard trips, don't miss out!

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Inside look at the standard cabin on the Scuba Explorer

2 Person Share - Twin Single Beds

The standard package is the Scuba Explorers lowest priced option, but don't think you are going to be put into tiny cabins or lost for spots to place your gear, the standard cabins that you'll be staying in are actually pretty awesome. Each standard cabin has two single beds, some in bunk configuration some side by side, you don't get your own fridge in standard cabins, but you do get a small wardrobe, fresh towels, blankets and dresser. The beds are also tall person friendly, a few of our staff are well over 6ft tall and fit comfortably. That is also another great feature of the Scuba Explorer as a whole, it truly is a big person boat, if you have ever spent time at sea you'll be familiar with cramped boat spaces, walkways and tiny cabins, but on our boat, you could probably play baseball in the hallways.

Standard cabins are great for friends and couples as they are shared rooms, but take note here because all cabins are a max of two persons, no 4 bunk dorm style rooms on our liveaboard, so you will never be grouped with someone who snores or you don't like, unless you are travelling with them. We pretty much guarantee that you will find our standard cabins far better than many hostel rooms and probably many motel and hotel rooms, weary travellers and excited divers will always find comfort and a good night's rest in our standard cabins. All cabins including standards are fully air conditioned with adjustable vents to tweak it to your preferred temperature level.

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2 Person Share - Bunk Single Beds

These cabins are still pretty nice, essentially the idea is to only really sleep in your rooms so, really, what more do you need than a bunk to dream in and some space for your luggage?

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Helpful liveaboard Info

Helpful & general information about our luxury liveaboard diving cruises


Almost all the places we visit onboard the Scuba Explorer from Phuket Thailand, like the Similans Islands, Southern Andaman, Adang and Myanmar are located deep within marine national parks that are situated in waters claimed by, or that are very close to mainland Thailand.

The main reasons the diving in these marine parks is so spectacular is simply because there are people who care enough about these locations to keep them protected and in beautiful condition for us divers. To continue keeping the parks as memorable as they are, requires a small fee for each diver that enter the parks to help pay for the area's general up-keep and protection from industry and fisheries.

These fees are different at each park and are dependent on how long the Scuba Explorer is visiting for, so please be aware that marine park fees are not included in the cost of your liveaboard package. You will typically sort out these fees just before departure and once there you'll realise just how small a price it is to pay to be diving in these well preserved, sometimes heritage listed, wonders of our giant blue ball we call Earth.

Onboard the Scuba Explorer you will not find any bleeding heart hippy communes, we are professional divers that believe humans can interact peacefully and safely with the marine environment without damaging it. Obviously we all have an impact, and thus it is up to us to mitigate that impact, so that the reef and marine life may live and prosper for future generations to experience their wonder.

So whilst onboard the Scuba Explorer we do ask that you try to minimise plastic bottle usage, please use the bins provided for rubbish and cigarette butts (fish really don't like them) and no flushing anything but natural waste in the toilets. Whilst Diving please be mindful of the corals, as they take thousands of years to grow, and only seconds to be destroyed by the accidental fin kick or dropped equipment.

One last thing, if we catch you touching, riding or harassing any of the marine life, you will hastily be left on a deserted island populated by starving circus bears. We will not tolerate the touching or harassing of wildlife, especially the Whalesharks!

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Departs From Tablamu Pier

All our liveaboard trips depart from Tablamu Pier (Phang-Nga Province), with free pickup transfer from your hotel on the day of departure if you are staying in Phuket or Khaolak.

We will arrange all pick ups and drop offs before and after the trip, this way you get free transfers to and from the liveaboard and then there is no confusion or lost travellers.

The following lists the area's that included in the free pickup, if you are outside these area's you will need to contact us and arrange something.

  • Patong Beach/ Kathu area: 17:00-17:30

  • Chalong Bay/Kata/Karon Beach: 16:30-17:00

  • Rassada Pier/ Phuket town/ Panwa Beach: 17:00-17:30

  • Kamala/Surin/Cherng Talay/Talang/Ao Poh: 17:30-18:00

  • Airport/ Nai Yang Beach/Mai Khao Beach: 18:00-18:30

  • Khaolak/ Nang Thong Beach: 19:00-19:30

  • Outside Khaolak center area: 19:00-19:30 ( 1,000 Baht per pax extra charge )

Tablamu Pier is located outside of Phuket, hence why you need to transfer via minibus to ge there before departure. We use this pier because it is the shortest distance by straight line to the Similan Island's, which means less overall travel time for our guests and crew.

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