Indepth and South Siam 4 (SSD4) offer very competitively priced Richelieu Rock Liveaboard trips

Richelieu Rock Liveaboard:

5,600 THB 1 day – 39,890 THB  7d / 7n

Additional days 4,700 THB (3,000 THB for non-diver) / day

First of all, South Siam Divers (SSD) run 2 Liveaboards to Similans / Surin / Richelieu Rock. These run through October till May this is because the National Park is closed to visitors outside these dates. South Siam Divers are the only Phuket dive operator that can offer you ANY number of days and ANY number of nights. Therefore the only liveaboards that can cater for almost any Phuket diving holiday schedule! Most of all you should realise that a Richelieu Rock Liveaboard should on your bucket list if you are coming to Thailand.

So how do they manage to do it?

The answer... because both South Siam Similans Liveaboards stay moored in The Similan Islands. Consequently, Indepth can arrange a Richelieu Rock Liveaboard experience for you twice a week, usually on South Siam Divers 4 (SSD4). A Richelieu Rock Liveaboard is one of the highlights of diving in Thailand and is probably Thailand’s most famous dive site.

South Siam 4 (SSD4) conducts scuba diving around Richelieu Rock every week. This is every Wednesday & Sunday because this is when she is in The Surin islands. The famous Ko Tachai and Koh Bon are two other dive sites which are almost always also dived on these days.

SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard Schedule & Prices

EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK!

SSD 4

is based in The Similan Islands for the Similans and Richelieu Rock Liveaboard Season. Daily shuttle by speedboat is available from the mainland, and as such offer you anything from 1 day’s diving to as long or as short as you wish, any day of the week.

 

VISITING

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The Similan Islands

Wednesday, Sunday

The Surin islands, Richelieu Rock, Ko Tachai & Koh Bon

Seasonal: October to May

PRICING

1 Day: 5,600 THB to

7 days/7 nights: 39,890 THB

Additional Days: 4,700 THB

(3,000 THB non-diver) per day

   
SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Inclusions
  • 2 – 100+ dives
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, fruit and regular snacks
  • Professional Divemaster - 1 DM: 4 divers
  • 12 Lit tank, weights and weight belt, torch, DIN adaptors
  • Nitrox - 250 THB / tank
  • 15 Lit tank – 300 THB / day
  • Free transfer (Kata, Karon, Patong and Khao Lak only) from your Phuket / Khao Lak hotel to the liveaboard boats and back
  • Government Taxes
  • Insurance (500,000 Baht maximum)
SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Exclusions
  • Scuba Equipment rental, Alcohol, 15L tanks, towels and National Park Fees.
  • Marine National Park Fees are paid directly to Richelieu Rock Liveaboard when you reach the boat. They in turn pay the authorities when the boat enters the National Park.
  • Similans / Richelieu Rock / Surin 500 Baht for entry into the (divers and non-divers)

PLUS

  • 200 THB / diver / day

Please note: Because National Park Fees are set by The National Park authorities they are therefore subject to change without notice

SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Guest Facilities
  • Maximum Guests: 28 guests
  • 10 Twin Cabins with 2 Beds each (2 guests per cabin)
  • 4 Double Cabins with 1 Double Bed (2 guests per cabin)
  • Cabins have 220 volt Electricity 24 hrs and air-conditioning
  • Fresh water showers on the dive platform
  • Large buckets filled with fresh water for cameras, dive computers, torches.
  • Large covered & open Sundeck and saloon area
MONDAY - SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Itinerary
  • Tuna wreck - Island # 5
  • Shark Fin Reef - Island # 3
  • Boulder City - Island # 3
  • Anita Reef - Island # 5
  • Night Dive - Island # 4
TUESDAY - SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Itinerary
  • Elephant Head Rock - Island # 5
  • Christmas Point - Island # 5
  • North Point - Island # 5
  • Ko Bon
  • Koh Tachai *Night Dive*
WEDNESDAY - SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Itinerary
  • Surin Island Torinla Pinnacle
  • Richelieu Rock
  • Richelieu Rock
  • Koh Tachai
  • **No Night Dive**
THURSDAY - SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Itinerary
  • Tuna wreck - Island # 5
  • Shark Fin Reef - Island # 3
  • Boulder City - Island # 3
  • Anita’s Reef - Island # 5
  • *Night Dive* - Island # 4
FRIDAY - SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Itinerary
  • Deep Six - Island # 7
  • West of Eden - Island # 7
  • South of Eden - Island # 7
  • Turtle Rock - Island # 8
  • Night Dive - Island # 8
SATURDAY - SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Itinerary
  • Elephant Head Rock - Island # 8
  • Christmas Point - Island # 9
  • North Point - Island # 9
  • Ko Bon
  • Koh Tachai *Night Dive*
SUNDAY - SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Itinerary
  • Surin Island Torinla Pinnacle
  • Richelieu Rock
  • Richelieu Rock
  • Koh Tachai
  • **No Night Dive**

PLEASE READ: The above itinerary is an example of the usual schedule, weather can and does affect the schedules and destinations

The Captain and Cruise Director will decide the daily dive schedule due to and depending on conditions

We retain the right to cancel or alter the trip to because we are bound to ensure the safety of all passengers, crew and the vessel

SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Deck Plans

southsiam4-layout-liveaboard-similans

 

SSD4 Richelieu Rock Liveaboard: Specifications
  • Length: 28 metres
  • Width: 6.5 metres
  • Bathroom: 6
  • Engines: 2 x Hino 420 HP
  • Generators: 2 x 50KW and 1 x 10KW
  • Compressors: 2
  • Two freshwater showers on the dive platform
  • Emergency oxygen and First Aid facilities
  • Affiliated member with the Hyperbaric Chamber in Phuket