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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.

New rules for the National parks

1. For bookings, we need the first name, name, nationality, date of birth and passport number
2. For divers also: dive level, number of logged dives & date of last dive
3. Visitors must carry a copy of their passport with them
4. Drone flights are strictly prohibited
5. No Beginner’s courses at the Similan Islands
6. Marine Park fees (tickets) are linked to a person and NOT refundable in case of a cancellation

Schedules MV Chai Yo, 15. October until 30.April

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 #4 and #6 2x snorkeling incl. beach trip
Friday Local Diving Divers only!
Saturday Similan Island #8 2x snorkeling incl. beach trip
Sunday Koh Bon and Koh Tachai 2x snorkeling for good swimmers, minimum age 12 years

Our boat MV Chai Yo has a seating capacity of up to 44 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 permit.
Our Dinghy will take non-snorkelers to the beach but have to stand by the snorkelers 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 makes sure that also our non-diving guests receive maximum attention.

Daily schedule
Pick up at your hotel between 7:00 and 7:45 am. Our boat departs from Tablamu pier at 8:00 am. After the boat briefing, we enjoy our breakfast. Around 10:45 - 11:00 am 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 - 2:00 pm and will finally return around 5:00 - 5:30 pm at Tablamu pier. Our mini-bus will take you back to your Resort.

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

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

Snorkel Trip Prices

Similans, Koh Bon/Tachai, MV Chai Yo adult 2800,-
Passenger adult 2300,-
Similan Islands children (3-12 years) 1600,-
Passenger children (3-12 years) 1100,-
Minimum age 3 years

All prices in THB (Thai Baht).

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Included in the Price
Travel Insurance, 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 a 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.

Drone flights are prohibited in all national parks!