Similan Seven Sea Club
Similan Seven Sea Club
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9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
About
Similan Seven Sea Club is your gateway to tropical paradise. We pride ourselves in providing the best possible service whether you are a day trip diver, a liveaboard adventurer, a snorkeler or just someone out for some time in the sun, we will provide you with a holiday to remember. Our Speedboat Nawanoppa will take you 70km off the west coast of Thailand to the Similan Islands where you will meet up with our large dive vessel "MV Camic". The Camic is the perfect setting for your days diving in the Similans and is versatile enough to allow you to sleep over as many nights as you wish. For those of you wishing to experience a traditional liveaboard, we have the MV Lapat which conducts 4d/4n trips to the Similans and to Thailands premier dive site, Richelieu Rock. With crystal clear turquoise water, amazing food, friendly staff and world class diving and snorkeling, let Similan Seven Sea Club provide you with the holiday you deserve.
Khao Lak, Thailand
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chyy8
New York City, NY22 contributions
Mar 2020
This was myself & my husband's first liveaboard experience. It was difficult to find a lot of reviews on the MV Camic so we didn't quite know what to expect. Everything exceeded our expectations - Dennis & Tik, our tour leaders, were incredible, fun, and very concerned with everyone's safety. We dove with whale sharks, mantas, turtles and massive schools of fish - beautiful! The food was delicious and the boat itself clean and great. I highly recommend and hope to be able to go back soon!!
Written March 9, 2020
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Stay44586845162
3 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Wonderful 3d/2n liveaboard, whole crew was pleasant and knowledgeable. Our guide Dan went above and beyond to make sure we're comfortable, safe and that we learn as much as possible. The dive sites on the tour are legendary, there was nothing not to like. Will come again
Written March 28, 2021
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Franziska B
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Jan 2023 • Couples
It was my first and definitely not my last LiveAboard. It was really well organized and the crew and above all the diving instructors were very, very well trained and always friendly. I did my AOWD on tour with Dennis and it was a real pleasure. I learned a lot about diving and was able to improve my skills significantly. Overall it was an unforgettable experience and I would recommend it unreservedly. I hope I get the opportunity to dive with the Camic and the crew again!
Written January 16, 2023
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Zack Block
9 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Fantastic 4 Day/4 Night liveaboard to the Similan and Surin National Parks. The staff and dive guides did a wonderful job making the trip fun and laid back. The food was great, mixing Thai and western cuisine. The boat staff were very helpful with gear and preparing equipment and meals. The guides were expert navigators with knowledge about all the sites and things to find. Accommodations were good for budget travelers, ensuite private toilets and showers. Excellent value!
Written December 23, 2022
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RanjitM
Mumbai, India255 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
My 3rd time on a Similan Liveaboard, though my first time on MV Camic.
It was an amazing experience. The crew was hard working, friendly and helpful. Food was amazing,mainly Thai, with Western on a couple fo occasions. The dives were extremely well planned. The boat or the dingy was always around to pick us up. My dive master Toon, made the dives fun and easy.
Will dive again with them.
Written December 18, 2022
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Ben B
Krabi Province, Thailand9 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
I enjoyed a quick 4 night dive trip on the Camic in December. We dove the Similan & Surin Islands with a wonderful mixture of divers. The crew and guides were excellent. Great value for the cost. The company and staff did an excellent job of communication.
Written January 18, 2023
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Justin L
San Diego, CA5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
My wife and I joined an overnight liveaboard for New Years. It proved to be an unforgettable experience. Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. We were blessed to have Nui as our divermaster. My wife is a beginner and Nui helped her get comfortable in challenging conditions. We also loved the food and the sea life was fantastic.
Written January 5, 2022
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Trip Guru H
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Dec 2014 • Solo
I booked a trip a couple of weeks ago on the Camic for 2 days and 1 night. It was high season and I expected it to be full but what happened was out of anything I could have imagined.

The pick up in the morning was 45 minutes late and the staff was running unoriented around trying to check who has been picked up and who has been forgotten. By the end as expected they forgot other passengers and we needed to wait for another 30 minutes on a funny speedboat in the sun until 3 other passenger arrived. Some passengers were complaining about headaches from the fumes before the boat left the pier.

The speedboat was overloaded with more than 40 person, even you could read on the portside that the boat was limited for less passengers. I wonder if they even got enough lifejackets with them! It was a long, loud ride to finally get to the platform boat Camic, where another 16 divers + staff were accommodated. We tried to count all customers and staff on board (without the Thai Crew) we counted twice over 60 person on a 24 meter vessel!!!

All dive equipment was messed up, there was equipment missing, divers in the size of XS were asked to dive in L BCD´s or to go snorkeling, wrong fin sizes, regulators free flowing, some tanks were leaking between the bottle neck and the tank. There was not enough dive staff so the promised 4 to 1 ration ended up much higher than sold by this chaotic dive club. On the small dive deck 45 divers + more than 10 dive staff were trying to gear up, catch some weights or any other piece of metal to compensate for the insufficient lead pieces on board. Finally after all this mess we managed to get into the water 5 hours after we actually got up to get to the Similans.

All divers were dropped at the same point so honestly the mess from the boat continued into the dive. Luckily our dive guide was one of the few who really cared about us and took us far away from this avalanche of divers on the reef.

After coming up we managed to get into the boat as one of the first groups so we were able to skip the following chaos on the dive deck and get some food. The boat crew wasn´t prepared for the amount of divers and after half the divers got lunch the other half didn´t get anything to eat at all! The trip included lunch, fruits and snacks, well at least for the lucky once!

The promised towels never found their way to the boat and we heard how other customers that were about to stay overnight complained that they didn´t get clean bed sheets, so they have to sleep in the sweaty bed sheets of the previous overnight customers.

Ready for the second dive the compressors were not able to fill all tanks in time, so the Thai Crew jetted around other boats begging for tanks to be able to manage the second dive. We finally made it with 180 bars into the water (dive staff were using the same tank twice) and the last group of divers came out almost 4:00 pm when the day trip was more or less scheduled to be back at the pier.

Last but not least one of the smelly loud boat engines broke down and the ¨speed¨ boat finally made it back to the pier at almost 8:00 pm, with divers that haven´t got any food since the morning.

I have been diving in Thailand in the past and been on Similan twice on liveaboards with other dive companies that did a phenomenal job. I did a day trip because my time schedule was to short for a liveaboard cruise. I booked the day trip with a different dive center that didn´t have any own boats and they were using Similan Seven Sea Club to run their dive operation.

Inexplicable why they work together with this dive center that obviously had such a bad reputation having 10 other dive centers in town to choose from.

I hope my review will be a warning for any other divers that are planing to dive with Similan Seven Sea Club in the future!

Stay away from them and enjoy the beauty of the Similans!
Written January 21, 2015
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Mank0man
Lausanne, Switzerland8 contributions
This definitely was a first for me. Last day of holidays I figured we would go out and dive the similan islands. To sum up the experience in short - package was overpriced, the service was ok but when it came to diving there was not much in the sense of security, which should be the prime thing to pay attention to for any dive school:

1. They take 5 people per dive instructor which is way too much to oversee
2. They took us down to almost 29m even though we had a newly open water diver with us (max depth... Hello guys)
3. I got a big mask squeeze on the dive which was my fault but rather than take me up when I told my Swedish instructor Chris that I was at 50bar, he passed me off to some other guy at 14m depth to take me up!!!
4. Instead of medical advice after the squeeze Chris actually laughed at me - very good customer service in this place - NOT!
5. When I asked for a partial reimbursement as I only took one dive instead of the two I paid for, they simple told me no (this with a face all bloodshot and telling them I had an accident underwater with them...)

Now I'm flying home with a bruised face and the absolute certainty that I will never dive with these guys again. How PADI could ever certify them as a dive shop remains a mystery to me. If you care about your safety go dive with somebody else!!!
Written May 6, 2015
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Sorry for your inconvenience for those time we will make things better for this coming season. Best regards
Written October 10, 2016
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Ed W
Canberra, Australia19 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
The diving was really good, they took you to the right sites at good times and the dive masters were fine and loads of fun which ordinarily would cancel everything else but there were some quite serious problems with the logistics which would make me go with these guys again only as a last resort (because the diving in the similans is so good).

Do not go with these guys if you are on a tight schedule. They were very disorganised which was no big deal because I was happy to lounge around but if they had been crowded it would have been a debacle. I read some of the other reviews and was not surprised to hear it's mayhem when crowded. It took them forever to do everything and their systems were non-existent. It took them forever to fill the tanks.

There was a couple who returned from their 3 day liveabord on the Camic to find that their luggage they had left at shore had been put on the other ship the peter pan and could not be returned until the next day...when they had a flight back to France booked. They put me on the wrong truck home so had an extra hour drive. On a loose schedule no drama but big problem if things are tight.

The office was ground zero of the disorder. The European woman working there told an American couple that after multiple dives you would be fine to fly after 18 hours. The correct answer is you should try very, very hard to keep 24 hours between last multi dive and take off and the risks rise rapidly the more you reduce the interval below 24 hours.

The night I got back from the live aboard on the Camic I went out to dinner with someone I met on the boat at a restaurant a few hundred metres from the dive shop. At about 11pm we're settling the bill and this giant European dude comes up and asks if he can speak to me. I go over to his table and there is Julia/Yulia, the Russian girl from the boat, looking like she's seen a ghost. The giant Euro dude explains that the office says that I had not paid (?!) and now it will come out of Julia's pay (?!!!) so they want some kind of assurance from me that it will get paid. They accepted my assurances and it was all sorted out in the morning (I had paid, it turned out!) but it was a really bizarre, creepy end to the proceedings to be caught up in their Dickensian industrial relations system. The guys at the office were all very apologetic about it in the morning but it was extremely poor form and spoke to the complete chaos in the office. Crazy thing was I had passed through the office only a few hours before and they had said nothing.

As I say, the diving was amazing and the dive masters were fine and were great fun too but the chaos of the back end/office of the organisation raises doubts for me about whether they might be a bit chaotic with maintaining the gear too. They let people commence ascent of the ladders while the previous diver is still going up. This is a big no no because there is a small chance of a slip and the tank would be the leading edge of contact with the next diver's skull. I raised this with the staff and one just laughed it off and another said it's not a problem in calm weather and that they were in a rush. It's fine if you're aware of it, I simply refused their clueless instructions to start ascending early and waited until it was safe but it is bad practice and suggests they do not take safety as seriously as they should. A particular worry for newbies who assume everything goes to plan on dive boats.

If you're quite alert and experienced and don't have a pressing schedule these guys are fine because the diving is so good but if you're not in that category I would look elsewhere.
Written April 16, 2015
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