Camic - Flexible Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock Liveaboard

MV Camic

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Camic Flexibale Liveaboard Dive Trips
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 14
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 45 divers
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Prices from: 695 USD
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At 27 metres in length, MV Camic is a typical-size liveaboard boat which visits the Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock. The boat has earned a reputation as something a bit special for its delicious food. The mouth-watering meals are something to look forward to throughout the diving day. This includes Thai and western cuisine, served buffet style.

There are two cabin types to choose from. These are the master cabins which have a double bed, and the twin-bunk cabins that have two single beds. All have private en suite bathrooms & air conditioning. For some private charter trips there is also the option of a standard twin cabin that shares the boat's communal bathrooms, thus increasing guest capacity to 16. There is a covered communal area where the delicious meals are enjoyed. On the top and at the front of the boat are areas for guests to enjoy the sea breeze, sunbathe, gaze at star-filled skies or watch out for jumping dolphins.

Dive-deck-On-Board-MV-CamicTrips used to be 'flexible' meaning that divers could join on any day. But now Camic only offers fixed-schedule trips which visit The Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and The Surin Islands in the high season. Plus during the 'Green Season' there are trips from Pak Bara in the deep south that go to Koh Lipe for 3D/3N. Please note that these trips are also shown by other websites to be 5D/4N and 4D/3N, which is incorrect and misleading.

There is time to relax and really get into the fun diving, or even take part in a PADI dive course to increase your certification and experience. PADI courses on Camic are unbeatable value. In fact, excellent value is pretty much what MV Camic trips are all about. Air-conditioned comfort and safe diving are all that many people need, without breaking the bank on expensive luxuries. To see more about MV Camic, such as pictures, prices, schedules and more, just click on the tabs above this text.

Prices & Schedule

MV Camic Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Twin En Suite Double
, , , , , 813 Wreck
( 15 Dives)
4D / 4N Twin En Suite695 USD Double750 USD
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, , , , , 813 Wreck
(15 Dives)
Departs: 17 Apr 2024
Return: 21 Apr 2024
4D / 4NTwin En Suite 695 USDDouble 750 USD
Free Dive Equiment Rental On This Trip!
, , , , , 813 Wreck
(15 Dives)
Departs: 22 Apr 2024
Return: 26 Apr 2024
4D / 4NTwin En Suite 695 USDDouble 750 USD
Free Dive Equiment Rental On This Trip!
, , , , , 813 Wreck
(15 Dives)
Departs: 27 Apr 2024
Return: 01 May 2024
4D / 4NTwin En Suite 695 USDDouble 750 USD
Free Dive Equiment Rental On This Trip!
, , , , , 813 Wreck
(15 Dives)
Departs: 02 May 2024
Return: 06 May 2024
4D / 4NTwin En Suite 695 USDDouble 750 USD
Free Dive Equiment Rental On This Trip!
, , , , , 813 Wreck
(15 Dives)
Departs: 07 May 2024
Return: 11 May 2024
4D / 4NTwin En Suite 695 USDDouble 750 USD
Free Dive Equiment Rental On This Trip!
, , , , , 813 Wreck
(15 Dives)
Departs: 12 May 2024
Return: 16 May 2024
4D / 4NTwin En Suite 695 USDDouble 750 USD
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Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
VAT
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Mask and Snorkel
Full-foot fins
Towels
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Open-heel fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Itinerary

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Camic's itineraries sometimes change from one season to the next, but for 2023-2024 there is just one itinerary, and it's a good one!

4D/4N up to 14-15 dives starting at Similan Islands, then during the cruise you sail north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands. On the way back the boat normally stops at a couple of wrecks.

Some other websites show the same trips as 5D/4N, which is misleading because there are only 4 proper days.

Some other websites show the trips to have five nights, but this is not the case for 2023-2024.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Itinerary
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, 813 Wreck 4 Days / 4 Nights 15 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Camic
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Speedboat Transfers
Suitable for Children
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Quick Journey Times
Focuses on Comfort
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MV Camic Layout
Main Deck (cabin layout changed in Dec 2017)
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1. Twin Deluxe cabin. 4. Communal bathrooms.
2. Twin-bunk cabin. 5. Dive deck & platform.
   
 Upper Deck (unchanged)
MV-Camic-Upper-Deck  
1. Bridge. 4. Dining area.
2. Master cabin (en suite). 5. Upper sun deck.
3. Bar.  
Sun deck
MV-Camic-Sun-Deck
1. Open sundeck. 2. Sunroof shaded area.

 

MV Camic Specifications
Length: 27.5 metres.
Beam: 5.6 metres.
Engines: 2x Hino 330 hp.
Crusing speed: 8 Knots.
Max speed: 10 Knots.
Generators: 2x . 50 Kw, 30 Kw.
Compressors: 2 x Coltrisub.
Navigation: GPS, echo sounder.
Water: 11,000 Litres.

Courses

There is a wide range of diving courses that can be completed while you enjoy cruising around the crystal-clear waters of the Similan and Surin Islands. The unbeatable prices are inclusive of materials & certification. 

Please note that the dives are not ‘extra to the cruise.’ They are part of your chosen cruise package, but you will be taught by a qualified and experienced PADI instructor for that many of your Camic liveaboard cruise dives.

Courses
Courses Prices
PADI: DSD (intro dive) for snorkel guests
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
123 USD
PADI: Nitrox
167 USD
PADI: Deep Diver Speciality
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
186 USD
PADI: UW Photographer Speciality
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
186 USD
PADI: Wreck Diver Speciality
(2 Dives)
Including: Materials
186 USD
PADI: Advanced Open Water
(5 Dives)
Including: Materials
200 USD

Transfer details

Camic guests are offered free scheduled transfers from most Khao Lak hotels and resorts, plus Phuket airport.

MV Camic Scheduled Transfers
4D / 5N Trips
19:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
19:00 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
21:00 - 22:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
07:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
08:30 Transfers ( Khao Lak )
09:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportation are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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MV Camic Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Camic
Shana MV Camic
Shana
Nationality: German
Dived: 26 January 2024
Boat rating: 10/10
I've recently done the 4D/4N trip with Camic and also got my advanced OWD on the boat. I really enjoyed my time and would definitely recommend it. We went diving at beautiful dive sites, the food was delicious, the dive instructors, dive masters and the crew were all so friendly and helpful and the cabins were super nice and clean.
Cinny MV Camic
Cinny
Nationality: British
Dived: 10 January 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
Had a fabulous trip on Camic. Dennis and team were professional and did their utmost to ensure we had a good experience on board. The diving was fantastic, on the whole. Amazing underwater life though be prepared for the occasional strong current and bad visibility - but that’s what brings in the Mantas etc! Food was very good and loved Dennis’ enthusiasm and humour plus desire to give us a lot of information on the di ve sites and safety was high on the list. The boat itself was fine. Not 5 star but I was happy we had en suite and AC and no nasty bugs. It was clean (maybe put some hooks in the cabins to help dry towels and store gear?) Don’t take a big bag in board, cabins are small. We made some great friends on board and I only wish I could speak Thai to thank the crew better for their amazing care of us. I’d definitely recommend booking with Jamie as well, totally efficient and fast replies for every question I threw at him.
Jamie K MV Camic
Jamie K
Nationality: Australian
Dived: 04 December 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Denis and the team were absolutely amazing. Fantastic dive guides, and very professional. The food on board was amazing, so fresh and so delicious. It was amazing rolling out of bed and going for a dive and having everything organised for you. This was my first experience, and wow MV Carmic have set the bar high. Booking with no troubles, just Bubbles was very easy and communication was fantastic.
Toennies Camic
Toennies
Nationality: Danish
Dived: 22 April 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
This was a really nice trip. The best diving in the west coast of Thailand. Richelui-HinDaeng. The food was great.
Lenny Ng
Nationality: Malaysian
Dived: 17 April 2023
Boat rating: 7/10
The dive guide might be new but they tried and do their best! Every meal was freshly prepared and taste awesome! Overall is clean but a bit of pest control issues, en-suite bathroom is definitely a plus point for Camic!!
Lindsey Camic
Lindsey
Nationality: American
Dived: 11 March 2023
Boat rating: 5/10
I’ve done 8 liveaboards all over the world at various price points (including the budget, bare-bones kind) and this boat was by far the most uncomfortable I’ve experienced. It was pretty dirty; I know that all boats have roaches, but I don’t expect to see so many. They were even in our beds. I also saw rats multiple times. It’s difficult to rest between dives because the only seating provided on the Sun deck was a few very old mats. Resting in the cabins was difficult because the crew hangs out down there during the day and to say they are noisy is an understatement. The food was fine. I found the long, rambling stories that accompanied every dive briefing to be irritating and unnecessary, but realize that might just be me:) This was my second time in the Similans and the diving there is wonderful! Just try to find a better boat.
Robyn Camic
Robyn
Nationality: American
Dived: 11 March 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Jamie was so helpful and communicative while we planned our trip. Definitely recommend booking with him. The camic has a great staff of dive guides, including Dennis and Tik, who have been diving the Similans for over 20 years. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, and really responsive to our needs when we expressed them. They are focused on making a great experience for their guests. The diving was great, weather permitting of course, and Dennis always focused on finding us the best sites considering the conditions. The crew were very helpful and friendly, the food was delicious and accommodating for us as vegetarians. The basic cabins are clean and AC is included. At times the diesel fumes seeped into our cabin but with the door open and AC running it was alright and we spent a lot of time on the sun deck which was lovely. Definitely recommend this boat for the small number of divers, the guides, the crew, and the food!!
PSU Camic
PSU
Nationality: German
Dived: 01 March 2023
Boat rating: 3/10
I was picked up on time and taken to the dive center. There I was able to pack my diving gear in my bag and put the suitcase down safely. With the diving equipment and my small backpack, with spare clothes, wash bag, camera medication, etc., I was brought onto the ship with my fellow passengers. There the cabins were distributed and then there was a briefing on the itinerary and the events on the ship. The cabins are small and there is little counter space and no storage space, but everything was clean. The wet room was adequate and clean (I'm very picky about that), but not enough storage space or coat hooks. The whole crew was always friendly and helpful. The food was varied and sufficient, unfortunately only lukewarm to cold at most. As an excuse you can name the size of the kitchen, there is not even a broom closet. But what is not possible was the vermin infestation. The crawling animals were just as represented in the booth as at the counter where the food was served as at the tables. The beetles were so cheeky that they walked onto your plate even though you were still eating. This is a condition that is unacceptable and should be stopped immediately. The diving groups were well divided and small. The dive guide was rather inattentive and has often lost me as a photographer, which was not a problem for me, thanks to my level of training. However, the briefing was rather a lot of talk about sea creatures that you "might" see and that the tour guide has over 16,000 dives, the actual information was often incomplete. The dive platform was small but we managed. All in all it was a nice liveaboard except for the terrible condition with the bugs. I cannot give the recommendation as long as the beetle problem has not been solved. No Troubles Just Bubbles team with Jamie did a good job. Thanks!
Agnes Toh & Team
Nationality: Singaporean
Dived: 09 February 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Reservation through Jamie (No Trouble Just bubbles) was exceptionally prompt and amazingly seamless. Well done , Jamie 👍🏻 The service rendered was impeccable , from the Dennis Karlsson and Tik , Captain & boat crews and all staff on MV Camic of Similan Seven Sea Club 🥳 Thanks so much for making the arrangement of the surprise birthday cake for my darling , Jamie & Dennis ❤️ Diving in Similan Islands was our first time for most of us. Though there was no manta and whale shark , we loved the dives at Richelieu Rock and the Boonsung Wreck.
PL Camic
PL
Nationality: Singaporean
Dived: 09 February 2023
Boat rating: 8/10
You will never ... 1. Have a bad meal onboard as the crew ensures a constant supply of freshly cooked dishes 2. Have a bad dive briefing as the dive masters (Dennis / Tik) are safety-conscious (👍), thorough and super familiar with the dive sites
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