Snorkeling and diving at the Similan Islands

An alternative Similan Islands day trip by speedboat

  • Uncrowded boat. Max 24 snorkelers
  • Option for certified SCUBA diving or try diving for beginners
  • Beach excursions
  • Excellent speedboat with shade, a loo and big ladders

Try the Big Blue Aurora Andaman speedboat for an alternative Similan Islands day trip that gets you away from the crowds. You can join as a snorkeler, as a certified diver or as beginner diver. Great for groups with mixed interests.

Divers do two dives, while snorkelers go with a guide to beaches for swimming and snorkeling. The groups meet up for lunch between the diving / snorkeling sessions.

Schedule & Prices


Wednesday and Sunday from November to April


3,000 baht per snorkeling adult, 1,600 baht per snorkeling child (4-12 years)
5,700 baht per certified diver
6,500 baht per beginner diver (no experience required)

Price includes: Transfer from central Khao Lak to Ban Nam Kem pier, lunch, drinking water and soft drinks, national park entrance and diving fee, dive and snorkel equipment.

How to book

How to book

Please contact us to check availability and make a booking.


About the boat

This 14 metre (47 foot) speedboat takes around 20 passengers (max 16 divers or 24 snorkelers, or a combination of the two) in speed and comfort to the Similan Islands twice per week.

It runs three Honda 225 four stroke engines that will get you from Ban Nam Kem pier to the Similan Islands in about 70 minutes.

The engines are quiet and clean. The boat has shade in the rear seated area, or you can sit in the bow and get the sun.

There is a toilet on board and the ladders for entering and exiting the water are better than most speedboats.




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2 thoughts on “Alternative Similan Islands snorkeling day trip”

  1. Hi,

    we, couple-2 person, will be traveling to phuket on 29Dec, and we are looking to join a snorkeling day trip to Ko Similan. we are looking to join a small group snorkeling instead of those big boats with more than 30 people.

    wonder if your company has any package? and what is the detail of the package and costs?



    1. Hi Chris, this day trip would be a good option if you were staying in Khao Lak, transfers are not provided from Phuket. Besides it’s fully booked until new year. From Phuket there are Similan day trips by minivan transfer to Khao Lak then speedboat to the Similan Islands. They take 35-42 passengers when full. You are coming to Phuket at the busiest time of year so most tours will be fully booked.

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