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Maximise your time at Richelieu Rock, Thailand´s best divesite and Whaleshark Hot Spot, Every Friday

Similan Seven Sea Club wants you to get the most out of your Richelieu Rock Day Trip. Our fast transfer speedboat, the Nawanoppa, which in Thai means ‘a new step’, takes only 80 minutes to reach Richelieu Rock where you will board our spacious diving boat, the MV Camic. Shorter times to reach the submerged pinnacle means more time for you to discover all Richelieu Rock has to offer whilst staying in comfort once you are there.After a warm welcome aboard the MV Camic and a thorough briefing, divers get ready for their first dive, plunging into the beautiful, cyrstal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. We dive in small groups to give you the best possible service and experience. The are around Richelieu Rock is not suitable for snorklers, as there is no protecting island or reef nearby.

With an extended surface interval during lunch there is plenty of time to sunbathe on our sun deck, relax with a good book or have a cup of coffee or tea. The second dive at Richelieu Rock will again bring you to this stunning dive site and once more offering you the best the Andaman Sea has to offer.

After the day’s excitement, the Nawanoppa is ready and waiting to take you back to Khao Lak, returning at approximately 4:30 pm before transfers back to your hotel or resort. If you are passionate about diving, operating our day trips this way, we maximise your time to do the things you enjoy most on your trip. This is by far the best way to ensure that everyone will have a fantastic time experiencing the treasures of the Andaman Sea, Thailand.

Richelieu Rock

What can we say, We can say a lot, but, we do not have enough space here. You will have to come and see for yourself.

Richelieu Rock at low tide will show about 1 meter of the top. It is horseshoe shaped or as the french would say croissant shaped. Richelieu rock was made famous by Captain Jacques Cousteau. The name is said to have come from the Purple Soft corals that cover the site.

This is a dive site you need to slow down and look. Every sq. meter is covered with life, so buoyancy is key.

There are way too many things to see, to list here, but here are a few.

Ghost pipefish, frogfish, harlequin shrimp, seahorses, cuttlefish, tomato clownfish, eels, octopus, and if a big shadow goes over you. It may not be a boat, look up, it could be a whale shark.

daytrip pricelist

Destination Dives Price
Richelieu Rock Scuba Diving Day Trip 2 5,900 THB all in

Our boat crews are all experienced, well trained in boat handling, friendly and helpful. The captain is very familiar with the islands and the dive sites as well as all the standard safety procedures. You will have a sincere, warm welcome onboard and be well looked after during your stay on our boat.Your Similan live-aboard trip includes: professional dive guide, hotel transfers (round trip) in the Khao Lak area, drinking water, light breakfast, lunch, light snacks, dinner, coffee, tea and fresh fruits, 12 l diving tank, weigthbelt and weights, limited insurance.

Daytrip Itinerary

07:00 Hotel Pickups
08:00 Depart with Nawanoppa speedboat from Tap Lamu Pier
09:20 Arrive at the Richelieu Rock and transfer to our spacious MV Camic boat
09:30 Light breakfast and boat briefing
10:45 Dive One
12:00 Lunch and free time to relax
13:45 Dive Two
15:00 Snacks and free time to log dives
15:30 Depart from MV Camic
16:50 Arrive at Tap Lamu Pier
17:00 Transfers back to your hotel

The itinerary above maybe subject to change or cancellation due to natural factors which are out of our control.

Daytrip Include

Similan Islands National Park Fees and Diving Fees
Complete Set of Diving Equipment
Limited Dive Insurance
Professional Dive Guide
All Meals, Snacks and Fruit
Drinking Water, Tea and Coffee
Transfers from Your Hotel/Resort around Khao Lak

Daytrip Exclude

Soft drinks
Alcoholic beverage
Dive computer
15 litre tanks and long wet suits

MV Camic

Similan Seven Sea Club offer the most flexible dive schedules of all the dive centres opperating in Khao Lak. As well as offering the Similan Islands and Koh Bon we also offer diving at the more northerly dive sites Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.Using our weekly daytrip schedule chose from the destinations or the days that fit best with your travel plans.

West of Eden
Deep Six
North Point
Three Trees
Christmas Point
Breakfast Bend
Koh Tachai
Koh Tachai
Richelieu Rock
Richelieu Rockd
Koh Bon
Koh Bon
Eagle Rock
Elephant Head



If you want to spend more time at the Similan Islands and more dives during your time onboard then Similan Seven Sea Club have a variety of flexible, overnight packages available.

Similan Islands Day trips

All the details about Similan Island Daytrips
Koh Tachai Day Trips

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Koh Bon
Day Trips

All the details about Koh Bon