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SIMILAN ISLANDS AND PHUKET DIVE HOLIDAY The best dive sites in Thailand

Come with Oceandivers to Thailand this November for a combined scuba holiday visiting the Similan Islands and Phuket 

The Similan Islands are located in the Andaman Sea on the West Coast of Southern Thailand, in Lam Kaen, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga to be exact. The Similan archipelago consists of eleven islands located in the Mu Koh Similan National Park, which covers over 140 square kilometers. The Islands are the perfect travel destination for visitors that like to dive and explorer remote and unspoilt places full of wildlife. The marine life around the Islands is unmatched in Thailand and the region.

Similan Island Liveaboards

You can find an abundance of stunning tropical fish like parrot fish, angel fish and snappers, as well as moray eels, eagle rays, octopus, lobsters, seahorses, and quite often you will see hawksbill turtles too. Diving Cozumel really does offer the chance to witness the archtypal reef environment at its most vibrant. One of the most famous and bizarre creatures to seek out is the Splendid Toad Fish.

Cozumel Splendid Toad fish

We will all be staying at the Hotel Cozumel and Resort for 13 nights on an All Inclusive basis, the hotel has its own pier for easy access to dive boats and it gets good reviews on Trip Advisor. Because our dive schedule will be based on a Two Tank Dive system each morning, the afternoons of each day will be free to enjoy the extensive facilities in the resort and also explore the local area.  

Hotel Cozumel and Resort

Baracuda Shoal

For added excitement, we are also building in a chance to dive the famous Cenotes caverns and caves close to Playa del Carmen, For the Cenotes we plan to work with good friends of Christina  'Wet Owls’ They offer a wonderful service having come from the busiest dive centres and then they built their company on the polar opposite priding themselves on a quality service and a fun day so their Cenote guide is amazing. Our divers will need to get a taxi from the hotel to the ferry, (about 5/10 minutes) and the cost of the ferry is 390 Pesos Return which works out at 20 $USD. Christina will meet everyone and bring them on the ferry and then to the Cenotes. The trip will be a full day, getting an early ferry and going to the jungle and getting back probably about 5pm. We have structured this as an optional extra as the dive sites may not be suitable for all divers. There are a variety of packages starting at a cost of $120.00 for two seperate Cenote dives including light lunch, torches, and local transport (there is also a small entrance fee for the Cenote).

Leaping into Cenotes

The package consists of 13 nights all inclusive accommodation on a shared room basis, 18 boat dives including cylinders and weights with an option for 2 days (4 dive) excursion to dive the Cenotes of Playa del Carmen. The dive sites around Cozumel are spectacular and very varied with a good range of depths and drift dives as part of the mix. The coral varieties are really colourful with plenty of marine life on the  reefs and shoaling pelagics. There is a good guide to some of the top dive sites in Cozumel here.

Cenotes Playa del Carmen

Itinerary

Oct-26

 

Dept Dub 07.15 Arr Glasgow 8.15 Ryanair

Oct-26

 

Dept Glasgow 11.05 Arr Cancun 15.15 Thompson

Oct-26

  Ferry transfer from Playa del Carmin to Cozumel

 

 

14 Nights accommodation Full Board Cozumel Hotel

 

 

18 boat dives package

Nov-9

 

Depart Cozumel by ferry to Cancun

Nov-9

 

Depart Cancun 17.20 Arr Manchester 07.30+1 Thompson

Nov-10

 

Depart Manchester 15.15 Arr Dublin 16.15 Ryanair

 

Cost Breakdown and Paperwork

Accommodation and Dive package
The price includes 14 nights All Inclusive accommodation on a shared room basis in the Hotel Cozumel and Resort with 18 Boat Dives over 9 days including tanks and weights.
€1,815.00 - purchased from Oceandivers - we reserve the right to adjust prices based on current US$ to € exchange rates

Flights, Transfers and Currency
The price for flights and are accurate at time of publication but may fluctuate due to currency and cost increases.
€814.00 - purchased direct online

Optional Extras
The price for one day (2 dives) in Cenotes is
€105.00 - purchased from Oceandivers
The price for local Ferry is $20.00 - purchased locally
Gear rental is available locally - Prices TBC

 

How to book 

To reserve your place just give us a call - 01 28101083 or drop us an email info@oceandivers.ie and we can get you on the list