Similan Liveaboard

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Similan Science

Similan islands scientific research experiments scuba diving

Similan Science

With the huge changes to the Similan Islands national park this year, and the seemingly last minute implementation of new rules, it became very clear to us that our communication with the Thai authorities was not enough as it should be. So were overjoyed when we were kindly invited to join the ‘Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2′ and a group of Thai university students, to help carry out a series of ongoing scientific studies at the Similan Islands.

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Space Dive

Space Dive. Jellyfish and divers at Koh Prathong Wreck

Strange days in The Similan Islands. We had 6 guests on board and there was hardly another boat in sight. The new national park restrictions are in full force and things are eerily quiet.

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Rebranding the Similan Islands

Hallelujah Similan Liveaboard group photo big blue diving khao lak

The Similan Islands national park has now set very strict limits for both divers and snorkelers. Most importantly for Big Blue Diving, is the 525 divers per day allowed entry into the Similans. But before we go into the details, just a small amount of history…

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MV Hallelujah Similans Liveaboard Trip #21 | Manta Princess

Similans Liveaboard Feb 2018

Manta – The large flappy thing, tell me more…

During this Similans Liveaboard we had the pleasure of hosting Anna Flam of the Marine Megafauna Foundation. A team of outstanding people dedicated to the research & protection of Marine Megafauna. Anna stayed on board for the duration of the trip hoping to capture Manta evidence and was always on hand for questions and more importantly the passing on of her knowledge.

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MV Hallelujah Similans Liveaboard Trip #18 | 20-24th Jan 2018 | Big Blue Diving

Similans Liveaboard – The only way to see the best on offer

On this trip we received guests from around the world namely, Great Britain, America, Canada, Japan & Germany but not a full boat. Albeit 17 guests sounds a reasonable number, on MV Hallelujah we can cater for 25 so the boat felt even more enormous than she usually does. This was great for trip leader Matt as he does love his food!

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Back on a Similan Liveaboard – Hallelujah #5

MV Hallelujah liveaboard dive guides at the Similan Islands

After a stormy start to the new high season, with the choppy seas subsiding we departed on MV Hallelujah for trip number five. Just how choppy the seas had been around the Similan Islands, I wasn’t exactly sure, I’d just returned from a holiday

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Similan Islands Diving Conditions October 2017

Alone on Similan Island #4, Koh Miang
[az_column_text]Similan Islands diving conditions change dramatically as the seasons shift in Thailand. A typical question asked by divers joining a Similan Liveaboard at the start of the season (October) is; ‘Will we dive at Richelieu Rock?’ In October 2017, the answer was very much ‘Yes’.

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