Thailand is known as "The Land of Smiles" for its warm and friendly people. This island paradise lies only 8 degrees north of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate year round. For divers, the true treasures of the Andaman Sea are found at famous sites in areas such as the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock, where the warm, clear water draws large schools of tropical fish, manta rays, and the awe-inspiring whale shark. The wealth of aquatic life will delight underwater photographers and marine naturalists when scuba diving from a liveaboard boat in Thailand.
The THAILAND AGGRESSOR™ itinerary, the Andaman Sea (North) offers the best diving in Thailand and charters from Saturday - Saturday (7 night charters).
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
The island of Phuket lies in the Andaman Sea off the south west coast of Thailand in the geographic region of Mainland Southeast Asia. Phuket is separated from the mainland by a channel at its northernmost point, where the Sarasin Bridge connects the island to the mainland. Countries bordering Thailand are Malaysia, Burma, Cambodia and Laos.
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
NEW REQUIREMENTS: New requirements imposed by the Thailand National Park requires the following information at least 14 days prior to the boarding date of the Thailand Aggressor so the necessary permits can be approved. Failure to do so may result in guests not being able to dive:
Full name (must match passport). Date of Birth. Passport Nationality. Passport Number
The National Park requires that all divers be certified scuba divers, therefore, the yacht is not allowed to teach open water courses onboard. Non divers are allowed to snorkel in the park.
View Rates & Schedules for Charter Date and Pier Location based on itinerary.
We highly suggest arriving a few days early and visiting Bangkok before the Thailand liveaboard scuba diving trip. Transfers are free of charge on the charter arrival/departure dates at the following pick up points:
Charter Start Date From Tap Lamu Pier:
- Saturday 4 pm Phuket International Airport (HKT) for transfer to Tap Lamu Pier.
- Saturday 4-4:45 pm Kantary Beach Hotel and Villas, located in the Khao Lak beach region to Tap Lamu Pier.
Charter End Date From Tap Lamu Pier:
- Saturday 8 am departure to Phuket International Airport (HKT).
- Saturday 8 am departure to host hotels.
Guests arriving at the Phuket (HKT) International Airport on the day of the charter and the host hotels will be met at the above times by a THAILAND AGGRESSOR™ representative. If you are already on island, you may make your own way to the THAILAND AGGRESSOR™ liveaboard docked at Tap Lamu Pier for a 5-6 pm boarding or, you may meet at one of the above pick up points.
(7 Day advance notification is required for transfer arrangements)
The THAILAND AGGRESSOR® departs for scuba diving from Tap Lamu Pier, which is located 1 - 1 1/2 hours north from the Phuket International Airport (HKT) on the mainland and just south of Khao Lak, a beautiful hilly mountainous region and tourist area. It is easily accessible from Phuket Island by road transport.
The Thailand liveaboard yacht departs from port Saturday evening for its first night anchorage to prepare for scuba diving the next morning. The yacht will arrive back to the pier Friday afternoon/early evening. The crew will host a cocktail party then dinner will be served onboard.
Taxes & Fees:
USD $95 Park Fee paid onboard and 7% VAT tax of onboard purchases and park fee. The yacht accepts cash, MC, and Visa.