Somboon 3 and 4
The Somboon 3 and 4 are a lower budget liveaboard and accommodates a maximum 28 guests in twin or double air-conditioned cabins, with 6 shared bathrooms. On the upper deck you find a large shaded outdoor seating area where large meals are served to hungry divers, plus an indoor air-conditioned lounge equipped with TV and DVD. On the very top deck is a large sundeck.
Somboon 3 and 4 are the ideal choice for a lower budget, short trip that includes all the dive sites normally visited by trips of 4 - 5 days. Great if you have a short time but want to see as much as possible. With trips as short as 3 days / 2 nights including the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock there's a great variety of diving in a short period.
All trips on the Somboon 3 and 4 start very early - pick up time in Phuket is between 6 - 6:30am. Guests are transferred by minibus to the port of Thap Lamu, around 2 hours drive from Karon Beach, and there transfer to the speedboat for a 75 minute dash to the Similan Islands. On your final day you will make 3 dives in Similan, and expect to be back in Phuket by 6 - 7 pm. Transfers from / to Khao Lak are also possible. Note that in peak times the boat is likely to be quite crowded and day trippers can join some days too. You have 28 guests sleeping on the boat, and on changeover days there can sometimes be 40+ divers.
|Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock||Twin Cabin|
|2 days / 1 night / 7 dives||THB 12,900|
|3 days / 2 night / 11 dives||THB 20,900|
|4 days / 3 night / 15 dives||THB 24,900|
|5 days / 4 night / 19 dives||THB 28,900|
|6 days / 5 night / 23 dives||THB 32,900|
|Length in m||25|
|Width in m||6,5|
|Max. No. of Guests||28|
|No. of Cabins||14 twin|
|No. of bathrooms||6|
|Max. Speed in Knots||10|
|Nitrox available?||YES - THB 200 per Tank|
Plus Similan / Surin national park entry fees:
1800 Baht (3 days); 2000 Baht (4 days); 2200 Baht (5 days)
Rental diving equipment 600 Baht per day (BCD/regulator/fins/mask/wetsuit)
Dive computer rental 300 Baht per day
Transfer included from Karon, Kata or Patong beaches in Phuket or south end of Khao Lak. Extra fee from other locations. Ask for details if you are not sure if your hotel is in the free zone! Tell us where you stay BEFORE making payment so you know charges in advance.
* 2 day/1 night trips do not include Richelieu Rock or Surin islands
Richelieu Rock trips not suitable for inexperienced Open Water certified divers
Less experienced divers may need to pay extra for a private guide 2000 Baht per day
You can start almost any day November 1st - April 30th.
The South Siam 4 liveaboard runs 3 day/2 night loops from the Similan Islands up to Richelieu Rock.
You can also stay longer - 3 days, 4 days, 5 days or more ... it's up to you!
You can join or leave the boat any day except Wednesday or Sunday
All trips start with speedboat transfer from Khao Lak.
Pick up starts 6am in Phuket, 7:30am in Khao Lak.