Mermaid 2 - Similan Islands Liveaboard Thailand
From November 2008 to May 2009
Built in 2000 the Mermaid 2 has been operating as a liveaboard for 8 years. At 33 metres in length and 7 metres in beam she can comfortably carry up to a maximum of 20 guests. Over the years constant revisions and improvements have been made and she is now one of the most comfortable and diver friendly liveaboards in Thailand.
Read on for a comprehensive overview including schedules and prices or download our Mermaid 2 Similans Info Pack for full details of the boat.
The air-conditioned saloon is large and spacious with lounge suites and big windows. Facilities in the lounge include bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, TV/DVD, music center, library and a full selection of marine life books.
The dining room is located on the main deck where delicious freshly cooked Thai and western meals are served buffet style. There are also two outside decks. The party deck has a combination of lounge chairs and cushioned sun chairs all in a covered shaded area. The sundeck is located in front of the wheelhouse and has cushioned sun chairs for those who wish to soak up some rays!
The Mermaid 2 contains 10 cabins in all: 8 deluxe cabins and 2 standard cabins. All cabins are air-conditioned twin cabins offering en-suite with hot water showers (standard cabins have shared bathroom). Also provided are in-cabin sink, camera charging outlet, storage space and wardrobe. Also provided are bathrobes, hair-dryers, towels, soap and shampoo for your comfort. Additionally deluxe cabins offer a large panoramic window.
The Dive Deck
The dive deck is a large spacious area with plenty of room for everybody to gear up in comfort. Individual boxes are provided for you to stow your gear plus there is a camera table and various rinse tanks. Tanks are filled in between dives meaning that you set up at the beginning of the trip and then leave the rest to the staff. 15 litre tanks and enriched air (Nitrox) are available for rent.
Either the two dinghies will transfer you to the dive sites or entry will be off the dive platform. Most pick-ups are made by the dinghy for your convenience.
Dive briefings are preformed by the tour leader prior to every dive. All briefings are thorough including a map of each site and explanations on what you are likely to encounter on the dive professional dive guides are provided although you can choose to dive just with your buddy if you so desire.
Dive Sites Visited
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock.
Schedules (from November 2008 to May 2009)
4 days/4 nights (14 dives)
|Month||Departure dates||Month||Departure dates|
|November 2008||9th, 13th, 17th, 24th||December 2008||1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 26th, 30th|
|January 2009||3rd, 7th, 11th, 15th, 19th, 26th||February 2009||2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd|
|March 2009||2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th||April 2009||6th, 13th, 20th, 24th, 28th|
|May 2009||2nd, 6th|
Prices (per person)
Up to 15% discount for group bookings or bookings made more than one month in advance of trip departure date!
|Cabin Type||Price - diver||Price - non-diver|
|Deluxe||36,000 baht||32,400 baht|
|Budget||32,000 baht||28,800 baht|
What Is Included
- Transfers from/to hotels anywhere on Phuket
- Full board accommodation (all meals and snacks)
- Water, tea, coffee and soft drinks
- Professional dive guide
- Tank and weights rental
- Towels, shampoo and shower gel
What Is Not Included
- Equipment rental (including 15 litre tank rental)
- National Park Fees (400 baht entry to Similans/Surin, additional 200 baht per day)
- Personal insurance
- Alcoholic drinks/cigarettes
Hin Daeng-Similans Combinations!
Combine your liveaboard to Similan Islands with a trip to the Hin Daeng/Hin Muang for a fantastic 6 day/7 night Andaman safari aboard the luxurious Mermaid 2. With a grand total of 22 dives (8 Hin Daeng/Muang, 14 Similans) you will get to experience the best the Andaman Sea has to offer. For details of the Hin Daeng/Hin Muang part of the trip check out our Mermaid 2 Hin Daeng Liveaboard section.
Combination Trip Prices (per person)
- Diver - 45,000 baht (Standard cabin), 51,500 baht (Deluxe cabin)
- Non-diver - 40,500 baht (Standard cabin), 46,350 baht (Deluxe cabin)
For bookings or more info please fill in our Information Request Form.
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