Richelieu Rock Diving Daytrip
The world famous “Richelieu Rock” is waiting for you!!
Our Richelieu Rock diving daytrip will take you this is beautiful dive site in less than 1:30 with our fast catamaran.
Richelieu Rock is a massive underwater rock formation held an important diversity of marine life, from small sea horse to giant whale shark.This is an amazing dive site, which is a true paradise for photographer and divers. You will make 2 dives at Richelieu Rock, which will give you plenty of time to explore this massive rock formation. We recommend you to be Advanced Open Water diver for this dive or Open Water with the deep certification.
There is no snorkeling possible at Richelieu Rock.
Discover the world wide famous Richelieu Rock, THE Best dive site of Thailand!
- Start Everyday!
- DISCOUNT: Combine with other trips
2nd Trip 5% OFF*
3rd Trip 10% OFF*
Returning customer 10% OFF*
*On the price without park fees and equipment.
Richelieu daytrip itinerary:
- 07:15-08:00 Pick-up from hotel
- 08:30 Boat Departure
- 10:00 Boat Briefing
- 10:15 Richelieu Rock Dive 1
- 12:00 Lunch served buffet style
- 13:15 Richelieu Rock Dive 2
- 15:00 Boat Depart after an amazing day
- 16:30 Arrive at the Pier and transfer back to your hotel
|Tuesday||Available by Speedboat Richelieu Rock|
|Wednesday||Richelieu Rock 2 Dives Catamaran|
|Thursday||Available by Speedboat Richelieu Rock|
|Friday||Richelieu Rock 2 Dives Catamaran|
|Saturday||Available by Speedboat Richelieu Rock|
|Sunday||Richelieu Rock 2 Dives Catamaran|
Fast Catamaran with 2*350 HP inboard engine, faster and more comfortable than a speedboat.
What to bring and Check-in process:
- Sun protection
- Bathing suit
- your dive equipment if you have any
- 14:00 Arrive at the Pier and transfer back to your hotel
Check In Process:
- Come to our dive center the day before departure before 17:00, to pay the remaining balance and try on the equipment.
- Bring Your Logbook
- Bring Certification Card
- Don t have time to come to our dive center, do our online check in
Send us by email:
- a picture of your last page of logbook
- Copy of your certification card
- Your high, weight and shoe size, so we can plan your equipment sizes
- Then pay the remaining balance online
- We will pick you up directly from your hotel in the morning
Richelieu Rock diving daytrip Prices:
|Price||Park Fee||Equipment||All included Price|
|Diver||5000 THB||700 THB||500 THB||6200 THB|
|15 L Tank||200 THB/Tank|
|Private Guide||1500 THB|
Price all included, includes: Full set equipment + dive computer, lunch, taxi from Khao Lak, dive guide ratio 1 to 4 or 5, water, coffee, tea, Soft drinks
Not Included: dive insurance.
Who discovered Richelieu Rock?
Where does the name of Richelieu Rock comes from?
Richelieu Rock was named by Jacques Cousteau when he discovers it. The colorful purple reddish soft coral covering the rock reminded him of the rob’s color of Cardinal Richelieu (a French clergyman during the 17th century).
“Riche” “lieu” means as well in french “Rich” “Places”, meaning the place is rich in marine life activity.
Another theory is that it was named upon the name of the Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu, a Danish commander who became admiral of the Royal Thai Navy (1900).
What can I see at Richelieu Rock?
Is Richelieu Rock a difficult dive site?
That’s what makes Richelieu Rock a marine life heaven as well.
We recommend divers to be Advanced Open Water, but Open Water Divers can joins as well if they have a few dives and are confident.
Richelieu Rock Dive Site Description & Map
Richelieu Rock is part of Surin National Marine Park, about 70 km from Khao Lak. The rock formation is horse-shoe shaped and located in the middle of the sea. It provides no shelters for the boats unlike in the Similans (so it is not a site if you get easily sea-sick). Currents depend on the tides and can be strong so it is recommended for more experienced divers. Richelieu Rock is a paradise for photographer and divers. This massive rock formation consists of diversity of marine life and every inch on the rock has been colonized by beautiful purple soft corals, anemones, barrel sponges and sea fans. If you’re lucky, a Whale Shark or Manta Rays may pass by!
Depth range: 5 – 35 m.
Visibility: 10 – 35 m.
Water temperature: 27 – 29 C
Experience level: Intermediate – Advanced
Current: Can be strong
Marine life: Sea horse, Harlequin shrimp, variety of Nudibranch, Pipe fish, Clown fish, Box fish, Cuttle fish, whale shark, Big school of Snapper, Chevron barracuda, Giant grouper, and many more.