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TRAVELFISH5: Win a four day Similan Islands liveaboard

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2009 at 06:59 admin

We'll pay for you to do a four day, fourteen dive liveaboard in the waters off the stunning Similan Islands. The trip is all-inclusive -- including accommodation in a four bunk bed cabin (you'll be sharing with three others, so maybe invite some friends when you go). It also includes complete scuba gear, your national park entry and all the food you can eat. The only thing you'll need to pay for is beer and soft drink. The trip normally costs 19,400B.

Obviously you'll need to have at least Advanced Open Water Diver certification to be able to take this trip. If you don't that can be organised separately, but the cost of that is not included in this prize. It costs 7,500B to do the Advanced Open Water Diver course during the liveaboard.

All you need to do is say why you want to win this trip in 30 words or less by midnight, and we'll pick the winner.

You can read more about the liveaboard here.

Small print: The prize is valid until May 1, 2010, is not redeemable for Singha, cash or anything else and is subject to availability. Basically, the winner should buy their own beer, plan to dive within a year and book early ;-)

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Posted by swag on 12/7/2009 at 07:57

Having enjoyed diving s.e. asia greatly, similans is the holy grail.The chance to better understand photography and start to get involved with reef conservation would top it off.

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Posted by exacto on 12/7/2009 at 08:45

Fish dig me.

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Posted by exacto on 12/7/2009 at 08:48

Plus, I promise to write an article about the experience for the Stories section. Happy Birthday Travelfish!

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Posted by exacto on 12/7/2009 at 08:48

And I'm buying the first round of drinks on board! Cheers!

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Posted by carol4 on 12/7/2009 at 09:01

Yes please, the Similan Islands, 4days live aboard, a dream come true, everyday under the water, swimming with the sea life, travel like a fish, how wonderful, thankyou travelfish & happy 5th bithday

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Posted by tezza on 12/7/2009 at 09:24

ME want small cabin-yacht. SHE say take another budget cruise. Done WhitSundays, Perama, Poseidon, Turkish coast - but never dive trip. Gotta get qualified - what an incentive!

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Posted by hutty on 12/7/2009 at 09:29

Such an experience seem so far away it's like a dream. To actually share the water with some of the most beautiful creatures on earth would be lifechanging.

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 12/7/2009 at 10:01 TF writer

I was born to swim with the fishes!

And Similian's got some pretty cool fishes...

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Posted by SBE on 12/7/2009 at 10:48

And I should have been born a mermaid!

Unfortunately I wasn't and I haven't even got an open water certificate so I'll have to leave this one for some other lucky winner. "sigh"

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Posted by MichaelHBKK on 12/7/2009 at 11:18

I know where you live, and I can turn your current pest problems into the 7 plagues of Egypt. :-P

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Posted by BruceMoon on 12/7/2009 at 14:06

Somtam

What a prize... makes me salivate at just the thought...

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I've long yearned to explore the underwater world, but land-based journeys have distracted.

What better way to begin than at the top of the dive-site list, with a quality operator
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Hope this brevity is enough.

Cheers

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Posted by MartinP on 12/7/2009 at 14:54

This would be cool, I live in Bangkok so could finally make the diving trip to the Similans, we have little one on the way so money tight.

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Posted by DanRamone on 12/7/2009 at 15:05

yuhuuuu similian i never been there! what a better occasion to discover this part of thailand with a four days diving trip??

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Posted by Exodus on 12/7/2009 at 15:18

30 words or less? hmm

I really really really want to go!!

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Posted by masterofnone on 12/7/2009 at 15:20

Visited Koh Tao, learned to dive, loved it. Have an office job now. This trip would help me decide whether to drop it all and become a dive instructor.

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Posted by mattocmd on 12/7/2009 at 17:22

Live aboard!
Wont be bored!
I'll dive the lovely sea
Oh! Please pray for me,
Sunday when your at mass
So an angry shark...
doesn't bite my ass!

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Posted by cheeco on 12/7/2009 at 17:56

We just got married this past December, and because we had to return overseas to teach English, there was no time for a honeymoon!!! This would be a dream come true!

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Posted by jamesputtock on 12/7/2009 at 19:10

Am coming to the end of my travels in Thailand. Could you please extend it by giving me the prize...will also buy you an ice cream...and a coconut.

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Posted by wide_open on 12/7/2009 at 21:55

Monsoon season came before I finished my advanced course while in Thailand so I couldn't do the liveaboard. And while still beautiful, Canadian diving is mighty cold!

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Posted by prana16 on 12/7/2009 at 22:09

After you award me with the Ko Tao diving prize I will need to do something with the certification.

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Posted by wanderingjoe on 12/7/2009 at 22:43

I'll swim in the sea,
Just you and me,
'tween the coral and sky,
and on beaches I'll lie.

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Posted by bangersmash on 12/7/2009 at 22:48

Never heard of Travelfish b4, but if I win this trip I'll be your number one fan.

Really.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2009 at 23:17 admin

OK thanks to everyone for the entries. It's midnight now and Travelfish HQ is shutting down for the evening -- ie., I'm going to bed!

We've passed all the entries over and we'll announce a winner tomorrow.

Thanks!

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