Camic, Thailand

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Catering to just 14 divers, the MV Camic liveaboard explores the best sites that the Similan and Surin Islands have to offer from November to April each year. She caters to just 14 guests in 7 cabins. Three Master cabins have double beds, and 4 twin cabins have bunk beds. All feature AC, storage space, and en-suite bathrooms. Eco-friendly products are provided in the showers, so as to not pollute the reefs. On the upper deck is an indoor lounge area with LCD TV, DVD, VCD, and MP3 player. Three delicious meals are served at the outdoor dining area, consisting of an array of Thai and international dishes, along with snacks, tea, coffee, and water throughout the day. There is also a spacious sun deck, perfect for relaxing in between dives.

The MV Camic offers either 4 or 5-night itineraries to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock in the Similan & Surin Islands. Dive world-famous dive sites such as West of Eden, Richelieu Rock, and the Boonsung Wreck. The spacious dive deck at the back of the boat ensures ample space for kitting up and is equipped with rinse tanks and freshwater showers.

For fantastic Similan Islands liveaboard adventures, call us or book online today to reserve your space aboard the MV Camic

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (1,000-1,800 THB per trip), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (0-1,500 THB per activity), Hotel Transfer (0-500 THB per activity), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox, Rental Gear (500 THB per day).

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck

The crew speaks English and Thai.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Boat Specifications

  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 7
  • Number of bathrooms 7

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Search light

Camic Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 19 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.0
  2. Crew
    9.2
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Taylor L
  • United States United States
MV Camic is a great Similans experience

The dive guides aboard Camic — Dennis and Tik — have been diving the Similans & Surin islands for 20 years, so no guides have more experience or understanding of the dive sites on this route than they do. Dennis ran advanced open water and nitrox courses for some divers on our trip; it’s clear he loves to teach and prioritizes safety. His students seemed to learn a great deal and enjoy working with him. This is a professional and smooth operation. The rental gear is in great condition, the cabins are clean, the food is excellent. Camic has a large top deck with plenty of space to lounge in the shade or in the sun. It caters to only 14 divers so there is none of the crowding or chaos of other Similans options. We had a great trip and I would gladly dive again aboard Camic.

Recommended for
Camic is a comfortable boat, led by experienced & professional guides, and run by capable and courteous crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andre H
  • United States United States
Amazing Diving with Exceptional Dive Masters

Dennis and the rest of the Dive masters are amazing. They have 20+ years experience on the reefs and are extremely committed to giving the divers the best experience possible. The food on the boat is amazing and after every dive we were thrilled to see what the Chef has prepared for us! Although the cabins and bathrooms make you miss your home, the amazing crew, terrific dives, and mouthwatering food make this a stupendous liveaboard experience !!

Recommended for
Dive Masters, Dives, Food
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Jeffery C
  • United States United States
Good overall but the diving was disappointing

The liveaboard booking service was excellent throughout. Would definitely use it again. Very placid seas, very good dive equipment, boat and cabin were comfortable. The Swedish couple mentioned in previous reviews are not currently running the trips as they are stuck outside Thailand during COVID. But the Thai man in charge heads the team well. Despite the description 'On the upper deck is an indoor lounge area with LCD TV, DVD, VCD, and MP3 player.' - there isn't anything on the upper deck except a few old beanbags. We requested the wooden master cabin well in advance but didn't get it. The food was very mediocre and the worst part of the trip. Mostly Thai food which wasn't even that good; the international food consisted of frozen frankfurter sausages and a chicken burger. The crew member who helped us pack up at the end only packed one of my booties and they never did find the other, despite us following up for days. The diving was not as exciting as expected; very few large fish and we dove two sites three times each; also the visibility was mostly quite poor (<5-10m) and at all but one site there were strong currents. Shame.

Recommended for
Friendly crew, small boat and diving equipment was in very good condition
  • 8.4 Very good
  • GLENN Q
  • United States United States
Food was very good guides were good and enthusiastic

Dive sites very great visibility was exceptional at some sites. Boat needs to a higher level of cleanliness.

Recommended for
Food,sites, and crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andrew C
  • United States United States
Awesome experience

Octopus and the beautiful places we stayed

Recommended for
Dives, staff, and scenery
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Valentina P
  • Latvia Latvia
Great experience on Camic with the best team!

The best moment that we share was an amazing view, dive sites, we have felt ourselves in security. Everything was good organised till the last detail. We have spoted a lot of different live spieces under the water and learn a lot of new, cause we were the new divers.

Recommended for
Security with our dive instructors , AC in the cabin, organisation and help from the crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ben T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing trip through the dive sites of Thailand.

We saw huge shoals of baracuda, which were amazing and then then we did three dives on Richelieu rock and saw some incredible marine life and corals.

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I enjoyed Richelieu rock and the similian islands, the food was also really good.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alexandra M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very good value for money, covered lots of the Similans. Could have done with wine or spirits for supper.

The diving and dive sites were amazing..... made a very good new friend and enjoyed the company of the entire crew of the Camic.

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Dive sites. Met some lovely new people. The weather was amazing
  • 7.2 Good
  • Jean R
  • France France
Similans are overrated.

Having to pay some 150 euros more on arrival: the items to pay for were annouced beforehand, but not all the prices. Mandatory payments should be included in the original quotation. The Camic has a very pleasant architecture for divers but the generator was very noisy. More care should be taken to compose groups of divers with comparable skills and to give more help to beginners having difficulties.

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The first day of diving was below par, but the second and third were really good.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • 규호 최
  • South Korea South Korea
MY BEST LIVEABOARD!!!!

My guide instructor “DENNIS” is amazing guide. Every year, I’ll take a camic!! Because all trip happy!!! :-)

Recommended for
Captain, food, people
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yoann L
  • France France
Amazing trip

I loved all of it

Recommended for
The crew was excellent, both diving and boat crew. The food was delicious. The organisation was perfect.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Chi Hung Eddie K
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Great experience in Similan

Although the visibility is not as good as I expected but diving with Dennis and tick is still a great experience. The food is good and the crews are friendly, I will come again definitely.

Recommended for
Eat , dive and sleep
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jan R
  • Sweden Sweden
Good value for your money,

Whale shark at Koh Bon, plenty of space on the boat (not full) not so many other liveaboards.

Recommended for
The guiding, the food, the helpfull crew
  • 6.8 Review score
  • kasia Z
  • Poland Poland
Low budget boat but nice dive sites and the crew open for suggestions! Great Thai food!

Dive sites (nice schools of glass fish, barracudas, yellow snappers etc), not the best diving spots in the world, but still worth to see (not very good visability in April - 15 meters max). Food - great Thai food, if you are vegetarian you can highlight it before your trip and your meal will be prepared separately (but also delicious) The crew (guides) not integrated at all, you have a feeling that all of them are from different boats. Tools - There are barely some tools on the boat, if you are travelling with your own equipment and want to fix anything better to take your tools with you! Nitrox - when we asked for Nitrox we heard: 300 BAT per 1 dive (around 10EUR!!!) and also that they don't have too much oxygen on the boat so they asked us to not use it for the first 3 days (!!)

Recommended for
Diving & food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jan S
  • Austria Austria
Fabulous experience

This was my first liveaboard and I didn't quite know what to expect. Any expectations I might have had with respect to comfort (cabins), food on board, competence of the dive guides, selection of the dive spots, etc. have easily been surpassed. We were a group of only 14 divers and it was easy to bond with the group and the staff. The food was delicious and the diving in the Similans absolutely awesome. I can recommend the trip without any hesitation.

Recommended for
Dive guides, food, crew
  • 7.6 Good
  • Pierre-Olivier T
  • Canada Canada
The diving was really great, the boat was okay.

Richelieu rock, Koh bon

Recommended for
The diving, the guides and the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Erica M
  • Australia Australia
Perfect 4 days of diving

Perfect trip. Comfy boat, not cramped or crowded. The crew and dive masters were fantastic. Lovely people all around. And I'd course, every dive was phenomenal.

Recommended for
Uncrowded comfortable boat, amazing crew, and the diving was unreal
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Raphael V
  • Austria Austria
Unser Trip war wirklich toll - rundum zurfrieden.

Das Highlicht war definitiv der Whalshark am Richelieu Rock. Aber dafür kann die Crew der Camic nichts ;) Genauso, wie sie nichts dafür könnten, wenn wir nichts gesehen hätten. Generell ein schönes, geräumiges Boot, das zwar nicht neu aber wirklich gut in Schuss ist. Einzig die Matraze der Doppelkabine dürfte weicher sein. Und vielleicht nimmt man nächstes Mal ein Zodiac mit, das nicht winzig ist und Luft verliert - daher der eine Stern Abzug beim Boot/Komfort. Aber alles in allem ein genialer Trip. Sehr zu empfehlen.

Recommended for
Das Essen, die entspannte Atmosphäre an Bord und natürlich wirklich tolle Tauchgänge.
Origin: US