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Snorkelling by MV Chai Yo

Day trips with our big boat
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Similan Beach

False Clown Anemonefish

Green Turtle

Not everybody wants to dive...


Similan Beach

Our snorkeling trips with MV Chai Yo depart every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday visiting the destination Similan Islands and sundays also to Koh Bon and Koh Tachai.

Non-divers have the option to step on the Beach on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Sunday trip is recommended for good swimmers, with a minimum age of 12 years because of the stronger currents at these islands.

The Similans are ideal for observing or photographing small fish by its enormous biodiversity of tropical reef fish. Clownfish, trumpetfish or sea turtles can be seen. You can visit the Similan Islands from October to May on day trips or overnight trips, but you will find the best conditions from November to April.

In the morning we travel by Taxi to Tablamu where our comfortable dive boat MV Chai Yo is moored.

We make sure that also our non-diving guests receive maximum attention with a professional snorkel guide.

Schedules MV Chai Yo, 15. October 2015 until 15. May 2016

Monday Similan Island #9 2x snorkeling
Tuesday Similan Island #5 and #7 2x snorkeling incl. beach trip
Wednesday Koh Bon and Koh Tachai Divers only !
Thursday Similan Island #8 2x snorkeling incl. beach trip
Friday Similan Island #7 2x snorkeling
Saturday Similan Island #4 and #6 2x snorkeling incl. beach trip
Sunday Koh Bon and Koh Tachai 2x snorkeling for good swimmers, minimum age 12 years

Our new boat MV Chai Yo has a seat capacity of up to 50 guests. She will take you in comfort and with style to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. On several days the non-divers have the option to step on the beach if the weather conditions permits.
Our Dinghy will take non-snorkellers to the beach but have to stand by the snorkellers for safety reason.


Similan # 8

Longfin Bannerfish

Crown Of Thorns Starfish

On the way to the snorkel side

At the beach

The Snorkel Programme


Similan # 8

In the morning we travel by minibus to Tablamu where our comfortable dive boats are moored. iQ-DIVE make sure that also our non-diving guests receive maximum attention.

Daily schedule
Pick up at your hotel between 7:15 and 7:45am. Our boat departs from Tablamu pier at 8:00am. After the boat briefing we enjoy our breakfast. Around 10:45 -11:00am we arrive with comfort and style at the Similan Islands where we conduct our first snorkel with our professional guides and right after that we will take our lunch onboard. We prepare our second snorkel trip around 1:30 - 2:00pm and will finally return around 5:00 -5:30pm at Tablamu pier. Our mini-bus will take you back to your Resort.

Pick-Up Times
Baan Nam Khem Pier - 7:00-7:05am (Transfer + 600 THB / person)
Bang Sak Beach - 7:10am
Pak Weep Beach - 7:15am
Pakarang Cape - 7:15am
Khuk Khak (Main road) - 7:15-7:20am
Khu Khak (Beach) - 7:15 - 7:20am
Bang Niang Beach - 7:20-7:25am
Nang Thong Beach - 7:30-7:35am
Khao Lak Beach - 7:40-7:45am

We are happy to arrange as well day trip tours by speed boat to the Similans, Koh Tachai or Surin Island.

Furthermore Speedboat Charter for diving or snorkel trips


Similans, Koh Bon/Tachai, MV Chai Yo adult 2700,-
Companion MV Chai Yo adult 2200,-
Similans children (3-12 years) 1500,-
Companion MV Chai Yo children (3-12 years) 1000,-
Minimum age 3 years

All prices in THB (Thai Baht).

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Included in the Price
Transfer from Khao Lak hotel / boat / hotel, breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, drinking water, soft drinks, fruits, towel, mask and snorkel, fins, life jacket, snorkel guide with dinghy, and liability insurance.

Not included the price
National Park entry fee on our boat - adult 500 THB - children (3-12 years) 300 THB

You find the prices for divers on the divers' page.

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