We are planning to travel from Ko Yao Yai/Noi to Koh Phi Phi in October. I saw mention of a daily ferry in an earlier posting. Can anyone tell me if it is still running and times? Also if it runs in the reverse direction - Koh Phi Phi to Ko Yao Noi and times?
We also plan to visit Khao Lak in late October - I'm a bit confused as to whether you can dive in the Similans at this time of year and whether live aboard trips are running? Most seem to start in November.
#1 globopato has been a member since 28/7/2010. Posts: 3
Thanks for the replies - doesn'tseem to be much info out there - I will email the resort we want to stay at and see what they say - I just assumed they would offer a transfer at an inflated fee or send us back to Phuket to get the ferry to Koh Phi Phi.
With the diving in October - we don't necessarily want to stay on the Similans but check the live aboard situation. Can you still visit the Similans on a dive boat without landing on the Islands? I saw somewhere that live aboard trips were running from mid-October but wasn't sure how official this was.
#4 globopato has been a member since 28/7/2010. Posts: 3
The Similans Are closed to traffic until November 1st. It's actually illegal to go there before that point.
There are no safety services or evacuations available. There are only a few rangers living on the islands. The mobile phones are not working - and very few liveaboards actually have satellite phones in case of accidents.
It is also our understanding that insurance would not cover anything that happens while illegally visiting a region like this(same as travel insurance does not cover areas that are in a state of emergency...like Bangkok right now).