Our Liveaboard Mergui Archipelago

Similan Diving Safaris and their Dive Team welcome you aboard our Myanmar Liveaboard M/V Dolphin Queen.

We do a 5 days & 6 nights and 6 days & 7 nights Scuba Diving Safari aboard our Live aboard the M/V Dolphin Queen. There are 14/18 day dives, 3/3 night dives, each dive group is 4 divers to 1 PADI dive guide, this means a nice relaxed dive in a small group.
We will dive all the best major dive sites the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar, Burma has to offer, such as Black Rock, Western Rocky, Shark Cave, High Rock, Twin Cheeks and many more.
Burma Liveaboard Safari guests should arrive for equipment check at our PADI 5 star Dive Center no later than 13:00. Departure from Similan Diving Safaris Dive Center in Khao Lak ( map) to Kura Buri pier ( 90min) is at 14:30 pm. in the afternoon.

On arrival aboard the M/V Dolphin Queen you will be introduced to our dive staff & boat crew, then you will be shown to your cabin, later you will receive a full boat brief to familiarize you with the running of the boat and the rules and safety procedures aboard the M/V Dolphin Queen.

Before dinner is a good time to assemble and check your equipment with your dive guide. After a sun set dinner you can relax and get to know your new dive Buddy’s, listen to some music or simply gaze at a star filled night from our Sun deck. Ready in the morning for your 1st amazing dive in the Mergui Archipelago.

Whale shark and divers

Day schedule Dolphin Queen in the Mergui Archipelago.

1st Day
Wake up call @ 06.30 am. You receive a light breakfast, fresh coffee & some toast and fresh fruits. For after your dive you can order, boiled eggs, fried eggs, omelet, pancakes, French toast, sausages, ham. We also serve German brown bread, muesli, corn flakes, oats, and lots of fresh fruits are always on the table: water melon, banana’s, pineapples and oranges.
Electrolyte drinks are free for you to drink at any time during the safari this helps to prevent dehydration. You will receive a Dive site and Dive Safety briefing before every dive. All dives are Multi level dives. All divers must dive with a buddy. All of our dive guides have computers and are very experienced. You may request to dive with your own dive buddy; this will depend on your experience.
All major European languages are spoken by our guides.

1st dive at 07.00 am.
The first dive is what we call a check dive, we can check how is the air consumption is of the divers and put them in the groups of the same air consumption if they wish. Dive time is 55 min, then we do a 5 min safety stop. With most of the dives you are picked up by the Live aboard or our dingy this makes for easy stress free diving.
After breakfast you have 3hrs in-between dives. You can go to the beach when possible with our 40hp dinghy, and take a walk on deserted beaches, cool off in your A/C cabin or just relax on the boat with the new friends you made on this fantastic diving safari. Fish books are available aboard for you to read.

2nd Dive at 11.00 am.
After your second amazing dive lunch time is at 13.00 pm. After lunch you can visit the islands or just relax aboard the M/V Dolphin Queen, also you can always snorkel around the boat as the boat is moored near the islands or Dive site.

3rd Dive 15.00 pm.
After your dive snacks, fruits & drinks are served till your night dive. Snorkeling, swimming or visit the beach when possible. We have a kayak for your enjoyment in-between dives.

18.00 pm Dinner is served.

4th Dive. Night Dive 7.15 pm.
The night dive or a dusk dive can be arranged if you like. After your night dive relax, talking and reflecting on the days beautiful creations you have seen together with your new diving friends. We have lots of fish books aboard for you to identify what you have seen today.
*The dive times are an indication, they may vary from dive site to dive site.*

silhoutte diver

We have a photographer aboard you may want to see your video or photos on our DVD player. To relax your body and mind after diving, traditional Thai massage is available onboard.

We do 5/6 days diving and on the 5th/6th day we do 3 dives then head back to Kaw Thaung to visit the town and to clear Myanmar Immigration. We will depart for Kura Buri at around 19:30 pm with a sunset dinner. The next day after a light breakfast, we disembark for your A/C mini bus waiting to take you to our Khaolak dive center where Thai immigration will give you your entry stamp. We can assist you with accommodation before or after our Mergui Archipelago Diving Safari.

What to bring with you aboard the Dolphin Queen for your Diving Safari.

For your convenience you should bring only a small bag you don’t need much clothing on your Safari, you may leave any excess baggage or valuables at our Dive Center or at your hotel.

Here is a list of what you should bring :

Some clothing like shorts, T- shirt and something with long sleeves.
Sun glasses, a hat and sun cream for the day time as the temperature can be around 30°C to 35°C during the day
Bathroom kit     * Free bio-degradable shampoo & shower soap *
Dive Card
Some money for beer and drinks. Beer is only served after your last dive

If you are a PADI diver and don't have your card for some reason we can check with PADI online in minutes. We have log books for sale and dive computers for rent or sale. Aboard the M/V Dolphin Queen we have a full Medic First Aid kit aboard so you don't need to worry about sea sickness, upset stomach, blisters and other minor ailments.
There also is an Oxygen & Nitrox station aboard.