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Dive Review of Seven Seas Similan Dive Center in
Thailand/Similan Islands Thailand

Seven Seas Similan Dive Center: "MV Camic Liveaboard Dive Trip to the Similan Islands", Sep, 2023,

by Claire Rausch, HI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12572 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 3 stars
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Comments My dive buddy and I booked this 4 day/4 night MV Camic Liveaboard Dive Trip to the Similan Islands in Thailand through No Troubles, Just Bubbles Booking Agency.
I guess Iím going to start with the bad and what I wished Iíd known beforehand as the trip was disappointing. The Booking Agencyís responsiveness by email was good during the planning stages, but we were disappointed in some of the information we were given which didnít happen during the trip.
First of all, we had been told by the No Troubles, Just Bubbles Booking Agency staff that we would be on the MV Camic boat 5 nights/4 days disembarking early the next morning at the end of the trip after having breakfast on the boat at Tab Lamu pier south of Khao Lak, Thailand.
Imagine our surprise when on the last day of diving we were asked by the other divers on the boat if we were interested in sharing transport to Phuket finding out that we would be arriving at 5 PM at Tab Lamu pier and they were all departing to Phuket, not staying overnight on the boat.
By that point we were ready to get off the boat and said yes to sharing transport to Phuket, but first we had to backtrack to return to the Similan Seas Club Dive Shop in Khao Lak (N ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Seven Seas Similan Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Fiji, Palau, Marshall Islands, Pohphei, Kosrae, Saipan, Rota, Tinian, Guam, Egypt, Philippine Islands, Bali, Komodo Nat'l Park, Borneo
Closest Airport Phuket Getting There Can fly into Bangkok and take another flight into Phuket or there are some international flights direct into Phuket

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 0-°F / -18-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Diving with a guide who determined time and depth of the dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Nothing was mentioned about battery charging on the boat for those of us with underwater cameras, lights, etc.. We re-charged batteries in our cabin with adapter ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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