Thailand Aggressor liveaboard, a spacious and luxurious 35m steel monohull yacht offers 7-night itineraries to the Similans between November and May, and 7-night trips to the Northern Andaman Sea from Ranong, Myanmar, between June and October for up to 16 guests in 8 well-appointed staterooms and chef-prepared meals.
Boat & Service
As with all liveaboards in the Aggressor Fleet, you can expect that little extra when it comes to complimentary onboard services and facilities like fresh towels as needed, hair dryers and spacious wardrobes in your cabin. Linen is changed mid-week. Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant chef prepared meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of local Thailand cuisine, and barbecues. Beverages (soft beverages, local beer, and wine) are complimentary while onboard.
The Thailand Aggressor is a very spacious liveaboard that offers guests a number of areas to relax in comfort. Features of the liveaboard include Massive sun deck with 2 hammocks & plenty of sun chairs. Saloon deck/dining room with outside seating area. Main deck includes dive deck & accommodation. Lower deck with owner’s suite & library/quiet room (cool place!).
16 guests can be accommodated in 8 twin or double staterooms, all of which are located on the main deck, except for the owner’s suite on the deck below. Each stateroom is very spacious and comfortable with a huge picture window that makes the room’s light and airy.
The Similan and Surin Islands itineraries depart from Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak.
The Northern Andaman Sea itineraries depart from Ranong, Thailand for the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar.
What to expect
Guests may dive up to 4-5 dives per day including a night dive. The knowledgeable and enthusiastic local dive guides, who are qualified instructors and dive masters organise the diving with thorough briefings before each dive. While on-board you may pick a buddy of your choice or dive with one of the crew members.
On the dive deck, there is plenty of storage space for diving equipment in your personal locker, and lots of space to work on camera gear before and after dives. Nitrox is available for Nitrox certified divers (additional charges apply), and a PADI Nitrox certification course is available on board.
All dives are made from the tenders which carry 9 guests each, for quick access to even the most remote dive sites. The boarding ladders to allow divers easy exits and entries.
In between dives, you may snorkel, explore secluded beaches, or just relax with a cold drink and mid-morning snack.
The nine uninhabited Similan Islands offer beautiful white sand beaches and are located upstream of the Phuket’s west coast. The diving environment of the underwater national park differs according to whether you are on the East or West side of the islands. To the West, almost all the islands are bordered by huge granite blocks that make the resulting shaped passages, caves and ravine ideal dive sites. To the eastern side of the islands are gently sloping reefs with a wide variety of hard and soft coral formations. The Similan Islands are home to some 200 species of hard coral, 350 species of coral and hundreds of fish species. If all this isn’t enough, highlights often include encounters with leopard sharks & manta rays!
Richelieu Rock is the best dive site around the Andaman Sea it is 45 km (28 miles) northeast of Koh Tachai. This stand-alone rock, rises only at low tide and is completely covered with various kinds of soft corals. Due to its proximity, Richelieu Rock serves as a cleaning station for many marine species and is renowned for its unique abundance of fish such as pipefish, ghost pipefish, scorpion fish, batfish, barracuda, large groupers, mackerels and stingrays. This site is also good for whale shark encounters. The dive sites of Koh Bon and Ko Tachai are known for their Manta Ray encounters.
Mergui Archipelago: North Twin Island and North Twin Plateau are the best sites. They feature huge rocks like the Similan Islands with some swim throughs and white sand areas. Leopard and white-tip reef sharks inhabit the reef’s outer perimeter, usually in the sandy areas. If the currents are reasonable, swimming deeper will put you in a thick forest of sea fans on the north side. This site tends to attract a wide range of mid-water predators, including rainbow runners, bonito, queenfish, and lots of pick handle and great barracudas and schooling triggerfish. Most dive sites in this remote region offer stunning walls, canyons, caves, deep water seamounts and pinnacles, as well as sandy areas. There are many fantastic dives. The topography is stunning and if you catch it on a day of great visibility, it’s spectacular.
Private calls and email is available on board through the satellite system, for which there is a charge.
Thailand Aggressor is a very spacious and very comfortable dive boat that offers guests some of the best dive excursions available in Thailand.
Trip dates & Availability
Thailand Aggressor Phuket Extras Payable Locally
|Marine Park fees Thailand||79||USD|||||79|
|Marine Park & Myanmar visa fees||296||USD|||||296|
|Full set of dive gear rental incl. computer (7 nights)||175||USD|||||175|
|Nitrox fills (7 nights)||100||USD|||||100|
|Single occupancy surcharge is 65%|
|This liveaboard's prices are in USD. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.
|Included: accommodation, all meals, selected beverages, 4-5 dives per full dive day, tanks, weights, air fills, dive guide, transfers on charter days at location|
|Included Transfers (on charter days only)|
|North Andaman Sea itineraries - from/to Phuket airport, Kantary Beach Hotel & Villas or Pullman Resort only|
|Myanmar itineraries - from/to Ranong airport or BC Badin Resort only|