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Diving Thailand’s Similan and Surin Islands

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by Matt Newkirk, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Matt Newkirk

    Matt Newkirk Angel Fish

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  2. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    One day may be acceptable but certainly not mult-days on a speed boat.
    I have experienced something like that in Palau and vowed never again, no matter how desperate I am.
     
  3. Matt Newkirk

    Matt Newkirk Angel Fish

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    I actually agree with you. This last trip we did two days by speedboat and that was enough. We did meet a woman who has been living in Bangkok who purchased a package deal to see every island in the Similans and Surins by speedboat, and she was loving it. Her husband doesn't dive though so liveaboards weren't an option for her on that trip.

    A lot of the cheap(er) liveaboards in the Similans are pretty rough. A year ago I spent a week on one and half the boat got food poisoning.
     
  4. stevenl

    stevenl Loggerhead Turtle

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    "A lot of the cheap(er) liveaboards in the Similans are pretty rough. A year ago I spent a week on one and half the boat got food poisoning."
    Happens, has nothing to do with the price of the boat. Happens in hotels as well, also the expensive ones.

    Similans and Koh Bon are also accessible by big boat, even Tachai is on certain days of the week.
     

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