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Thailand :: Khao Lak

Khao Lak is located on the Andaman coast around 100km north of Phuket and is widely considered to be the gateway to the Similans. The dive operators in Khao Lak offer speedboat trips and can get you to the Similans in around an hour and twenty minutes. Diving from here is a little more expensive here but it does offer the convenience of getting to and from premier dive sites without the hassle and extra expense of booking a liveaboard trip.

The town itself has largely recovered from the 2004 tsunami and is a pleasent place for a relaxing holiday with several good beaches, plenty of resorts and a number of fine restaurants.

Thailand liveaboard trips

We now also offer liveaboard trips to the Andaman from Thailand, visit the Similans, and world class dive sites of Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai from the luxury of a liveaboard, find out more here: Thailand Liveaboards


Khao Lak at a glance

Accommodation : Khao Lak Hotels

Highlights : Speedboat access to Similans and northern dive sites

Average cost of a dive : $40

Dive Sites : 20+

Dive Operators : 8

Getting there : Road from Phuket 1 hour

Off Season : Jul / Sept

similans diving

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Thailand Liveaboards
Similan islands

Khao Lak Hotels
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richelieu rock similans koh bon koh tachai koh surin boonsung wreck