Similan Explorer, Thailand

from US$ 115 / day
  • Nitrox available
8.610 "Fabulous"   7 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

    Book now, pay later:You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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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!


    • 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


    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

    Fabulous (out of 10)
    Average score from 7 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    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
    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

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


    Recommended for

    Diving crews, Boat staff and cheff and good value

    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

    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

    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.

    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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