Family diving trips can be heaps of fun and not only do your children get to work off their excess energy but you can also enjoy the underwater experiences making it a unique type of holiday that will impress everyone. Immerse your clan in the Andaman Sea on a Similan Islands liveaboard trip and experience some precious family bonding time below and above the water. If you like the idea of going on a diving trip with your children, then there are a few things that you will need to take into consideration.
Choosing a Family-Friendly Dive Boat
Diving in the Similan Islands can be enjoyable for all of your family and they regularly rank in the top 10 dive sites in the world. Whether you have young children just getting to grips with their floats or older teenagers who are becoming harder to entertain, diving in the Similans will appeal to everyone. One of the Similans liveaboard boats that is famous for accepting children on board is the MV Oktavia and here’s some of the reasons why booking a trip on this particular boat is perfect for families:
- You can organize for a personal baby sitter/child minder to look after your baby/child while you dive to allow you to enjoy some adult holiday time
- The instructors and guides on the boat are experienced in teaching children, ensuring they know how to amuse your kids while educating them
- The boat crew is experienced in entertaining children of all ages and are on hand to make sure your children feel safe while they have fun
The food served on the boat can also be catered to children’s tastes, with fried rice, French fries, chicken nuggets, sausages, eggs, bacon, spaghetti bolognaise and other tasty meals all on offer on the MV Oktavia Similan Islands liveaboard.
Fun Non-Diving Activities
Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to dive for safety reasons but that doesn’t mean they are not welcome on a dive boat. If they are under 10 or they don’t feel confident enough in the water to try diving, children can also enjoy snorkeling, swimming, exploring the beaches, reading books and playing games as they sail past the various natural landscapes. If you want to take your family on a liveaboard Similan Islands are the perfect family-friendly location to explore and even from the safety of the boat, kids can enjoy spotting passing turtles and playful dolphins.
You can make up your own games along the voyage such as keeping a tally of what creatures your kids can spot from the boat, or awarding points for every turtle, Manta Ray or Whale Shark they see.
Spending time in the great outdoors is good for kids who far too often spend hours every day glued to their TV screen or playing video games. They might enjoy taking photos of the trip, so try giving them a camera and spending time on the deck in the evenings is the perfect way to ensure they wind down before heading off to the cabin for the night. A Similan Islands liveaboard with the entire family is a wonderful way on a safe boat is a wonderful way to teach your children about the beauty of the underwater world.