Similan Explorer, Thailand

from US$ 115 / day
  • Nitrox available
9.010 "Fabulous"   17 Verified Reviews
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    The 25m MV Similan Explorer is a great option to explore the underwater beauty of the Similan Islands, Thailand. Dive with manta rays at Koh Bon, whale sharks at Richelieu Rock and beautiful reefs at the Surin Islands. Walk on pristine beaches and trek into the jungle as the M/V Similan Explorer takes you on 2 or 3 night adventures to the Similan Islands of the Andaman Sea. The experienced dive guides are more than happy to take requests to find special critters such as seahorses, pipefish and nudibranchs.

    Topside, the MV Similan Explorer dive liveaboard has 8 cabins catering to 18 guests. Four twin bunk cabins and two quad cabins can be found on the main deck, while the upper deck has 2 double cabins. All cabins have AC, sea-view windows and shared bathrooms. Hungry divers will be taken care of as freshly prepared food is served throughout the day, meals vary between local Thai cuisine and international dishes, and vegetarians can be catered to on request. For relaxation guests can choose the lounge & dining area with TV and DVD player, or up on the sun deck which is also a great place to take in the stunning views and keep and eye out for manta rays, whale sharks and playful dolphins.

    The M/V Similan Explorer is a great way to explore the Similan Islands. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

    Excluded: Marine park fees (2000thb per person), Beer and soft drinks, Courses, Nitrox (200thb per tank ), Dive Rental Gear. Please Note: Guests are requited to hold a Deep Diving certificate. This can be taken on board for an additional fee if you don't already have it

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    Boat features

    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

    Diving

    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese, and Italian.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • 15L tanks:150thb
    • Nitrox tank:200thb
    • Fins:Included
    • Wetsuit:Included
    • Regulator:250thb per day
    • BCD:250thb per day
    • Dive Computer:250thb per day
    • Snorkel equipment:Included

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    MV Similan Explorer Deck Plan floorplan

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2001
    • Year renovated:every year
    • Length:25mt
    • Deck area:40 sqm per deck
    • Beam:7
    • Top speed:10knots
    • Cruising speed:8knots
    • Engines:1 350 hp hino diesel
    • Max guests:18
    • Number of cabins:8
    • Number of bathrooms:3
    • Tenders:yamaha 30 hp
    • Water capacity:7000lt
    • Fuel capacity:5000lt

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Fishfinder
    • Engine room CCTV
    • Crew trained in first aid

    Similan Explorer Reviews

    9.0
    Fabulous (out of 10)
    Average score from 17 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    China
    10
    Exceptional
    awesome trip and best crew Richelieu Rock- Tachai & Bon Islands - Similans (3N/3D), Thailand in April

    We saw manta...

    Recommended for

    Crew guide food

    United States
    8.8
    Fabulous
    AMAZING! Richelieu Rock was outstanding. Richelieu Rock- Tachai & Bon Islands - Similans (3N/3D), Thailand in April

    Seeing Manta Rays at Koh Ban.

    Recommended for

    The Crew, The Food, and The comraderie.

    Czech Republic
    10
    Exceptional
    Everything was perfect! Richelieu Rock- Tachai & Bon Islands - Similans (3N/3D), Thailand in March

    the marine life

    Recommended for

    Dive Guides prfesionality/ Diving sites/ Crew service

    New Zealand
    10
    Exceptional
    An incredible 5 days 5 night liveaboard Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in March

    Would highly recommend this liveaboard! For what you pay, you get so much. The boat isnt the flashest boat in the sea but it works, and is comfortable and has everything you need. Both the thai staff and the diving staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and efficient. You would finish a dive and boat boys would be there to help you out of your gear, full up tanks, and then would have an amazing feed after every dive. On our boat we had about 3-4 divers per guide which was awesome. I went as a single traveler which I was highly nervous about, but everyone on board was so friendly and never had time to get bored. Great 5 days!

    Recommended for

    Diving was great - ratios of divers to guides was incredible, friendly and accommodating staff, really efficient

    Germany
    10
    Exceptional
    Fantastic Trip with Similan Dive Safaris Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in March

    This was my first live aboard but it's definitely not going to be my last. Crew, Dive instructors and organisation was great. I was very lucky with my instructor Jordi who gave me a lot of confidence and guidance when diving since I am a beginner. I will definitely dive more and liveaboards will be my choice

    Recommended for

    Instructors, Food and atmosphere

    Canada
    6.8
    Review score
    Great value 5 day liveaboard Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in March

    We did a 5 day, 18 dive trip aboard the MV Similan Explorer in March 2017 to the Similans and Richeleau Rock. We were a couple in a bunk bed cabin. The diving was great, but the boat is a 2 star, maybe. 3 shared bath rooms for the 18 guests plus 5 DMs, so there were generally lineups. The rooms, apart from the one suite on the upper deck, are just above the engine room. The boat's main engine ran 100% of the time, even when stopped, so there was a constant loud noise in the rooms. Many of the guests started sleeping on mats on the upper decks after 1 or 2 nights. Take ear plugs! Food was plentiful and delicious. Vegetarians were accommodated. Dive sites were great, with plenty of corals and life and great visibility. Richeleau Rock was crowded with 11-12 boats (so almost 200 divers in the water at once), but the site was still worth it. One of my best dives ever. 5 days was the max in this boat as the cramped quarters, bathroom lineups, constant noise and lack of sleep meant that patience was starting to wear thin by the end. This trip definitely satisfied my craving for lots of diving at a reasonable price.

    Recommended for

    Good sites, good DMs, good food

    Netherlands
    8.0
    Very good
    Great From the beginning untill the end. Richelieu Rock- Tachai & Bon Islands - Similans (3N/3D), Thailand in March

    Night dive, similan islands and more.

    Recommended for

    food, Richelieu Rock, the whole Experience

    Netherlands
    10
    Exceptional
    Great From the beginning untill the end. Richelieu Rock- Tachai & Bon Islands - Similans (3N/3D), Thailand in March

    Night dive, similan islands and more.

    Recommended for

    food, Richelieu Rock, the whole Experience

    Germany
    10
    Exceptional
    Es war der schönste, aufregenste, und auch erholsamste Urlaub den mein Mann und ich bisher erlebt haben! Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in February

    Verbesserung der Fertigkeiten, unglaubliche Tierwelt, unsere Ein-Bett-Kabine, das Essen!!!

    Recommended for

    Wir durften Mantas ganz nah erleben, das Essen war ausgezeichnet ( gute Mischung, für jeden Geschmack), und eine tolle Betreuung, die Lehrer waren fordernd aber sehr kompetent!

    Chile
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Amazing Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in February

    4mts manta rays, sea horse, visibility on water, people.

    Recommended for

    Life, food, people

    Singapore
    8.4
    Very good
    Good value for money, space on board is OK if full, crew and diving team is great. Richelieu Rock- Tachai & Bon Islands - Similans (3N/3D), Thailand in January

    Richelieu rock, wrecks were the diving highlights

    Recommended for

    Crew, Food, People

    United Kingdom
    10
    Exceptional
    Outstanding Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in January

    What an amazing experience. We had a bunk and shared bathroom which was perfect. The guides and the diving you couldn't fault! Overall I can't wait to next year to going on the same boat. I've dived on a lot of liveaboards and this was far the best experience.

    Recommended for

    Guides, diving, food

    Japan
    9.2
    Superb
    Best value of liveboard for Similan tour Richelieu Rock- Tachai & Bon Islands - Similans (3N/3D), Thailand in January

    大物は見れませんでしたが、透明度、魚影の濃さ、料金設定からシミランエキスプローラーはオススメです。

    Recommended for

    Diving crews, Boat staff and cheff and good value

    Israel
    7.6
    Good
    Enjoyable diving among the Similan islands Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in December

    Good selection of dive sites, well managed itinerary, caring crew.

    Recommended for

    Energetic crew, diverse crew, well managed within boat limitations

    Germany
    8.0
    Very good
    Everything was really good. I can really recommend that tour, boat and crew. Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in November

    We had beautiful sights on the trip, even whales (seeing them from board, not while diving). The crew was extremly friendly and everything was very good organized. It was a lot of fun and there was nothing to complain about anything. There was also several tijme the chance to see and visit different beaches. I definatly recommend diving with the Similan Explorer.

    Recommended for

    Crew; Food; Dives

    China
    8.8
    Fabulous
    It's really an amazing trip. Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in April

    潜水教练的细心认真,船上工作人员的热情友善,潜水伙伴的热情,分组合理,教练呵护有佳,美丽的沙滩,美丽潜水地点. 美味的食物. 很不错,但就是感觉有点贵了.

    Recommended for

    Food. Beaches. People.

    Estonia
    8.4
    Very good
    Amazing crew and beautiful dive sites! Similans - Bon & Tachai Islands - Surin - Richelieu Rock - 5N/5D, Thailand in April

    We saw several huge Manta Rays from just a few meters away on 4 or 5 of our dives.

    Recommended for

    Value, dives, people

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