Kata Beach Resort & Spa ~ Similan Islands LiveAboard

13-27 April 2018 : £2749

Departing on the Friday evening for an overnight flight with Emirates from Gatwick-Phuket with a short stopover in Dubai to stretch legs and refresh : we arrive early morning in Thailand. Airport-Hotel transfer about an hour, gets us into resort for a day of Beach/Pool/Spa to relax and enjoy tropical life in South East Asia.
Our Hotel “Kata Beach Resort & Spa” is beautiful – with Superior grade rooms (twin or double), on the beach – and off “the circuit” so quiet for some serious relaxation, and yet still with easy access to a vast array of bars restaurants for us do dine out and sample delicious local cuisine….

Five days diving (Sun-Thurs) with “Sea Fun Divers” on private charter boats, 2 or 3 dives per day depending on dive-site location. The diving will take in the major attractions of Shark Point, Racha Yai, Book Bay with possibility of getting down to the stunning Sea-Mounts of Hin Muang/Hin Daeng if conditions allow.
There are both Reefs & Wrecks – and some pretty BIG dives to be had out there…
Nitrox is included for all qualified divers (no nasty extras bill at the end of the week).

Friday 20th is scheduled as a Chill-out day to explore a bit of Thailand or crash by pool or beach
– alternatively, we can go diving again if we want to do more (extra cost payable locally).

We transfer from The Hotel on Saturday 21st to the LiveAboard “MV Pawara” for our trip up to the Similan Islands for some serious dives off the beaten track…  Beyond Elephant Head Rock & Christmas Point we will venture north to get to World Famous RICHELIEU ROCK – Simply Stunning diving for all.

The marine wildlife here is world class – with oceanic pelagics and macro critters in abundance.
The biodiversity of coral growth is impressive with huge gorgonians and carpets of soft multi-coloured broccoli corals covering the reefs walls.

We have 4 nights on-board, with 4 days of diving : 3 dives/day – Nitrox included.

Leaving the boat late on 25th we return to Kata Beach Resort & Spa
One final day to relax and top off the suntan on 26th – then a last night out, when we really should go and visit the world famous “Queens Street” and see some sights…..

Return flights depart 9am Friday 27th – via Dubai back to Gatwick, arriving late Friday evening.
– all planned so we have the weekend to recover beofre the dreaded monday morning feeling 🙁

2018 Scubaholics Dive Club “World Tour” – Thailand : 13-27 April
Kata Beach 4* Resort & Spa – Double/Twinshare B&B basis.
5 Days private charter boat diving : 2-3 dives/day, Nitrox included
MV Pawara LiveAboard – Double/Twinshare Full Board
4 Days diving – Similan Islands itinerary : 3dives/day, Nitrox included
Return flights with Emirates : 30Kg hold luggage + 7Kg hand luggage
£2749 : £500 deposit on booking, £750 mid-term deposit Oct 13th ( 6 months pre-trip )
Final balance £1499 by 13 Jan 2018 ( 3 months pre-trip )