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Advanced Course on MV Queen Similan Liveaboard 14 dives
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Khao Lak is the door to the Similan Islands & it's possible to include 14 dives at Koh Similan including your PADI Advanced certification! This amazing all inclusive package includes liveaboard accommodation, food & equipment.
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A/C Twin bed cabin middle deck 29,800 THB
A/C 4 birth shared cabin 26,800 THB
A/C Double bed cabin middle deck 29,800 THB
A/C Double bed cabin Upper deck 30,800 THB
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Customer Rating:
  4.6 Average from 8 Reviews
Children Friendly:
No, we don't recommend this trip for children
Trip Reviews
Eddy Fitzsimmons, England
Young Couple
Excellent instruction
"My girlfriend and i decided to take our Advanced Open Water certification courses as we heard it was very beneficial to improve your range of dive sites. Kate, our instructor gave detailed explanatio..." [more]
Kaye Corlison, Canada
A Great Experience
"We had a great liveaboard dive on the MV Queen. We booked a Khao Lak 14 dive during our holiday to Amazing Thailand. My younger sister wanted to do the Advanced so she could accompany me on her dives...." [more]
Jessica Mortens, Great Britain
Young Couple
Could not recommend more
"It's about time I got around to writing my reviews from a fantastic sis weeks in South East Asia - this one is from my husband as I missed out on the diving. I had spoke to several companies in Koh La..." [more]
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14 dive (5 of which will be Advanced Adventure dives) Liveaboard schedule for 4 days / 4 nights / 14 dives Similan & Surin Islands incl. Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock.
  • Day 1: Boat departs Khao Lak early evening (no diving this day)
  • Day 2: Four dives (including night dive)
  • Days 3 & 4: Four dives per day (including night dives)
  • Day 5: Two dives
  • Day 5: Return to Khao Lak
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  • Mosquito spray/solution
  • Swimming attire & towel
  • Sun Protection, Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera & Waterproof bag for camera
  • A small amount of Money
  • Copy of passport
  • Motion sickness pills (if required)
  • Dry Bags
  • Small backpack for belongings on board
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For the ultimate recreational diving experience in the dive industry, we highly recommend this amazing combined PADI Advanced Open Water Course & Liveaboard trip on the M/V D Queen.

The Advanced course focuses on providing you with more experience in learning to dive in different conditions, alternative depths and to learn about dive equipment such as a dive computer.

The advanced certification will allow you to go diving to a 30 meter maximum depth, opening up so many more opportunities for seeing different marine life, swim throughs, wrecks and more aquatic adventures!

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course has less academics than the Open water course but provides you with the Adventures in Diving Manual where you simply complete the short knowledge reviews at the end of each of the five Adventure Dives chapters you choose. Two of the dives are compulsory which include the Deep Dive and the Underwater Navigation dive. The other three dives towards your advanced course are down to your personal choice in discussion with your instructor to make sure you get the best type of dive for the dive sites you will be diving.

We normally recommend for those who don't have many dives under their belt that they consider the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive and also the Multi-level with Dive Computer dive.

Undertaking this awesome course, you won't feel like you are doing a course at all, as you are actually diving, but it helps to grow your self confidence when diving and also increase safety awareness when diving.

The course allows you to dive at a recreational level to 30 meters in the future with this life-long certification.

There are 11 different options to choose from with the PADI Advanced Dive course:
  • Deep (Compulsory) Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Multilevel & Computer Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) Dive
  • Search & Recovery Dive
  • Underwater Naturalist Dive
  • Underwater Navigation (Compulary) Dive
  • Underwater Photography Dive (Camera rental extra if don't have own)
  • Underwater Videography Dive (Camera rental extra if don't have own)
  • Wreck Dive
  • Aware fish Identification Dive
  • Underwater Navigation Dive

Each of your five choices includes two elements, the Knowledge Development and an Open Water dive. That's it! Easy!

On board the M/V D Queen you can relax on the sun deck or even on one of the many beaches we visit with our rubber R.I.B., you can chill out and read the knowledge review sections and simply answer around 10-15 questions for each of your five chosen dives after reading each chapter. Your PADI instructor will check them and review, then the adventure begins under the water! Even better news, there is no final exam in the PADI Advanced course.

This Advanced course is amazing value when combined with the fourteen liveaboard dives as it ends up costing just 7,000THB for the course and this Includes:
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Dive manual
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver personal certification card.
  • Free use of dive computer for the complete liveaboard trip.
You will undertake a journey of a lifetime as you join our crew on the liveaboard for a total of 14 dives on our four day & four night adventure to the Similan & Surin Islands.

You will be diving not just the Similan Islands but also famous Koh Bon Island which is known for regular manta ray sightings then it's up to Tachai Island which is one of Thailand's nicest dive sites and finally visit the famous Richelieu Rock, where we search for the famous Whaleshark.

With 14 dives on this trip as an Advanced Open Water Diver your confidence will be at the highest and then you can dive anywhere you chose in the world as a certified deep 30 meter diver with the knowledge of increased confidence and safety.

The liveaboard 4 days/ 4 nights includes all equipment, all meals and soft drinks and transport to/from Khao Lak and the Advanced Open Water Course element of this package is discounted to just 7,000THB.

Important Notes
*Live aboard Students need to be in Khao Lak before 3pm day of departure (you can arrive a day early and we will help find you a room to fit your budget)
*It may be beneficial to visit a doctor to get a doctors certificate allowing you to dive prior to starting your dive course!
*It is not possible to dive with any asthma, respirority conditions, pregnancy or epilepsy.
*Schedule & dive sites may change due to weather conditions.
*Please make sure your travel insurance covers you for adventure and diving sports.
*Children starting ages: Junior Advanced Course 12 to 14 yrs.
*Please note that some 5 day/4 night 14 dive trips operate from our sister liveaboard MV Similans Exploror but facilities and program are the same as MVD Queen.
*The Similans Explorer will operate the 5 day / 4 night /13 dives trip for the following dates: 23/11/14, 6/12/14, 26/12/14, 2/2/15, 28/2/15 & 30/4/15.

Trip Includes
Advanced Open Water Diver discount Package on our live aboard:
  • Advanced Open Water course: Just 7,000 Baht
  • Similan Liveaboard
  • 14 dives Similan & Surin Islands with your instructor
  • All meals, snacks, fruits, water, electrolyte drinks, tea, coffee on the liveaboard
  • 4 days diving / 4 nights on liveaboard
  • Liveaboard accommodation: 4 birth shared air con cabin
  • Loan of high standard dive equipment - fins, mask & wetsuit
  • Loan of dive computer on ALL dives if do Multi-level & Computer dive
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver book
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification card
  • Log book
  • Snorkeling coral reefs on remote islands off the rubber rib boat
  • Hammocks on liveaboard sun deck
  • 3 shared bathrooms on middle deck
  • Biodegradable soap & shampoo
  • Light for night dives
  • Professional PADI dive guide
  • Small groups: 4 divers with 1 guide
  • Free wifi at the office in Khao Lak on departure/return
  • Access to recompression chamber and Boat accident insurance
  • Storage Room (on land) for large backpacks and suitcases
This Trip Does Not Include
  • Taxi pickup from Phuket or Krabi is available on request but not included in the Liveaboard price.
  • National park fees: 1,600 Baht
  • BCD 250THB & Reg's 250THB per day rental
  • Beer & Cola on liveaboard
These combined courses and liveaboard trips on operate from mid-October until beginning of May. The season is closed between these dates.
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