Sea Dragon since 1993

FREEDIVING

If you are a competent freediver, or it is something that you have always wanted to try. In that case, our vastly experienced instructors will take you to the best freediving sites and give you all the tuition that you need to practice freediving safely.

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FREEDIVING LIVEABOARD, MADE BY FREEDIVERS FOR FREEDIVERS.

progress YOUR SKILLs WITH PROFESSIONALS

Join one of our selected FREEDIVING liveaboard trips and dive into the world-famous Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, and more…..
Whether you are new to freediving or are already qualified, our professional coaches have many years of experience to help you improve your freediving skills. We include workshops, fun dives, training sessions, a night dive, plus time to visit the islands and enjoy boat life.

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3 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai & Surin Islands 7 dives

Our 3-day/3-night trip visits the more adventurous dive sites in the north:

 

  • Koh Tachai – There are several dive sites on this island. From gentle reefs to rock walls, plus one of the most impressive dive sites in Thailand. Between January and May, manta rays or whale sharks sometimes visit to feed on the rich currents
  • Surin Islands – picturesque and quiet, close to the border with Myanmar. Five islands with a variety of granite boulder sites and superb coral reefs. Plus stunning beaches and great snorkeling in the shallows
  • Richelieu Rock – a submerged pinnacle in the middle of nowhere. This dive site is legendary for first-class diving and the diversity of fish life. With the possibility of a whale shark or seahorses, if you’re lucky!

3-day/3-night liveaboard
7 dives incl night dive
BBQ & beach visit

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4 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands 9 dives

Join our 4-day/4-night trip and visit ALL the top dive sites in the area:

 

  • Similan Islands – 9 islands spread over 22km. Divers & snorkellers all love the coral reefs, granite boulders & white sand beaches
  • Koh Bon – pretty soft corals & hard coral reef at this limestone island. Manta rays may visit between January and May. One of Thailand’s top dive sites
  • Koh Tachai – colorful corals, huge sea fans, and lots of fish. Sometimes visited by manta rays or whale sharks (Jan-May, unpredictable). A fantastic dive site
  • Surin Islands – quiet, beautiful, with coral reefs, granite boulder sites & stunning beaches. Great snorkeling and diving
  • Richelieu Rock – world-famous and truly spectacular. Always packed with marine life. Plus occasional ‘big’ visitors

4-day/4-night liveaboard
9 dives incl night dive
BBQ & 2-3 beach visits

GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure day :

You can check in anytime before 4 pm on departure day. Drop your luggage in our storage room and explore the town, go to the beach, grab a massage, and/or eat dinner. We meet back at the dive center at 6:30 pm ready for departure

Your Trip Supervisor will give a quick pre-departure briefing before we leave the dive center. Our southern trips depart from Thap Lamu harbour, which takes about 20 minutes by taxi. Our northern trips depart from Khuraburi harbour, which takes about 1 hour 20 minutes by air-conditioned minibus.

Onboard, we will show you to your cabin where you can stow your luggage. The Trip Supervisor will then give a boat orientation and briefing on the middle deck. The journey to the islands takes about 4-5 hours to the Similans or Koh Tachai, 3-4 hours to the Surins.

A typical first day onboard :

A typical day will usually follow this pattern:

  • 06:20hrs Early wake-up call, giving you time to grab a tea/coffee and a snack
  • 06:40hrs An extended brief on day 1 covers our diving & safety procedures)
  • 07:30hrs Coaching session
  • 09:00hrs Western-style cooked breakfast in the dining area
  • 11:30hrs Dive 1
  • 13:00hrs Thai-style lunch in the dining area
  • 15:30hrs Dive 2
  • 16:30hrs An afternoon snack is served on the middle deck, come and help yourself
  • 19:00hrs Dive 3 – night dive
  • 21:00hrs Thai-style dinner in the dining are

The schedule will alter slightly for subsequent days as we only have a night dive on day one.

Between dives, you can relax on board, take the dinghy to the beach (if available), snorkel from the boat. Or just lay back and enjoy the scenery from a hammock or bean bag. On the final evening of the 3-day and 4-day trips, we have a barbecue and cocktail on the upper deck

Return on the final day :

After the second dive on the last day of your trip, we head to the nearest harbour. From the Similans, we go to Thap Lamu harbour. However, from Richelieu Rock, we go to Khuraburi harbour. We serve lunch on the journey and you’ll have time to relax more as well as pack up your things

Before we arrive at the jetty, your Trip Supervisor will collect any outstanding money for beer, courses, logbooks, etc. Should you wish to, you can leave a tip for the boat crew in their private tip box. We will also try to get a group photo as a memento of our fun trip together

We arrive back at the dive center at about 16.30/17:00hrs. We’ll take a few minutes to return your valuables from the safe and any luggage you have stored with us. Then we will take you back to your hotel in our taxi

DEPARTURE SCHEDULE FOR FREEDIVING TRIPS ON M/V ANDAMAN 2022 / 2023

 

December 2022
Depart 19:30Return 17:00No. daysVisiting
Thursday 08Monday 124-day/4-nightSimilan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands, 
February 2023
Depart 19:30Return 17:00No. daysVisiting
Saturday 25Wednesday 014-day/4-nightSurin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon & Similans
April 2023
Depart 19:30Return 17:00No. daysVisiting
Wednesday 26Sunday 304-day/4-nightSurin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon & Similans

Alternatively, you can choose another date or charter the whole boat and set your own schedule
Please contact us to discuss

 

PRICES – M/V ANDAMAN 2022/2022 :
TripNo. DivesCabinFree Diver
3-day/3-night7Single bed (6-berth)B16,000
3-day/3-night7Standard Double CabinB17,500
3-day/3-night7Ensuite Double CabinB18,500
3-day/3-nightNational Park FeesB1,000
TripNo. DivesCabinFree Diver
4-day/4-night9Single bed (6-berth)20,000
4-day/4-night9Standard Double Cabin21,500
4-day/4-night9Ensuite Double Cabin22,500
4-day/4-nightNational Park Fees1,000 
Equipment hire :

Full  equipment is included in all our prices
We provide a dive computer, SMB and torch on night dive free of charge

Extras :
ItemPrice
Dive insurance350 per day or 1,500 per week
TaxisPrice on request. We can organise airport transfers, local journeys or a car & driver for a local tour
Special occasionCelebrating a special occasion during the liveaboard trip? Would you like a cake or bottle of champagne to surprise your partner/friends? Talk to us in advance, we will agree a budget with you, and then arrange for your ‘surprise’ to be smuggled onboard without anyone else knowing

 

CHARTER PRICE :

Would you and your group of friends like to have the whole boat to yourselves?
You can charter the M/V Andaman for as many days as you like and set your own schedule. Contact us to discuss prices

Included in the price :
  • coaching sessions
  • workshops (Relaxation, Breathing, Equalization)
  • fun-dive/ exploration sessions
  • sunset/night dives
  • stretching/relaxation/breathing sessions
  • In-water supervision from professional freediving instructors and experienced guides
  • torch for night dives and sunset dives
  • Air-conditioned accommodation on board in the cabin of your choice. All cabins have windows & sea view
  • All meals. Western-style breakfast, Thai-style lunch, and dinner, plus afternoon snacks
  • BBQ and a cocktail on the sundeck on your final evening
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, and drinking water
  • Fruit, cornflakes, and cookies are available at all times throughout the trip
  • Taxi to your hotel in the Khao Lak/Bang Niang area after your trip returns
  • Great freediving, new friendships, plenty of food, and loads of fun!
Not included in the price :
  • National Park fees
  • Beer and Wine
  • Tips for the boat crew

EXPLORE THE DECKS OF M/V ANDAMAN

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Use our interactive 360-degree 

look around our liveaboard boat

Unique to Sea Dragon, you can do a tour of the boat without leaving your chair. Click the button below to open an interactive ‘video’. Choose a deck and have a look around. You can even go in the cabins. It’s just like using Google Maps ‘street view’

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