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Dive Review of Deep Andaman Queen in
Thailand/Similans

Deep Andaman Queen: "Similans Liveaboard: Good Trip, Great Guides and Crew", Dec, 2015,

by Mr Franklin Mah, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 8814.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Belize, Hawaii, Cozumel, Philippines, Indonesia
Closest Airport Phuket International [HKT] Getting There I did not want to go to Bangkok on this trip so I flew to Singapore and from there flew into Phuket. It is also possible from Hong Kong to Phuket. Less than 30 minutes from landing to collect luggage and leave airport.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive in small groups of 5-6 divers. Signal dive guide at half tank. When someone reaches 750psi in group, starts to go up for safety stop. Time limit is 50-60 minutes.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Not really geared for underwater cameras. No table or area to work on cameras. I did it in my cabin. There were tubs at the rear of the boat that cameras were placed i ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I don't really like to spend a lot of time on a liveaboard so with most of the trips from Phuket just 4-5 nights I wanted to try it. Prices were very reasonable compared to other places and the Deep Andaman Queen seem to be a good value. I also booked and paid in September 2015 so I got free Nitrox for my Dec 5-9 trip to the Similans.
I stayed in Karon Beach and I was picked up pretty much in the expected time range. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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