Smiling Seahorse, Myanmar


Newly built for 2018, the Smiling Seahorse liveaboard offers fantastic dive trips to Thailand and Myanmar. The 3-night 'Best of Thailand' trip really showcases some of the best dive areas in the Andaman Sea, including the Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tahcai & Koh Bon. The Myanmar dive trips are a fantastic way to explore this newly opened dive area, and to get up close with manta rays, eagle rays, mobula rays, leopard sharks and cool macro critters such as frogfish, seahorses and pipefish. The spacious dive deck at the back of the boat allows ample room for kitting up and gear storage, and there is also a dedicated photography room.

The Smiling Seahorse is 25m long and offers accommodation for just 16 divers over 4 decks. On the upper deck are 2 standard cabins which have one double or two single beds and shared bathrooms. The 4 deluxe and 2 master cabins, located on the main deck, have en-suite bathrooms and all cabins feature air-conditioning. There is also an open-air dining room, huge sun deck and camera station for photographers.

The experienced and professional crew of the Smiling Seahorse liveaboard offer a warm welcome. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Naturalist Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (200-280 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (250 THB per trip), Hotel Transfer (150 THB per trip), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide (2,500 THB per day), Rental Gear (500 THB per day), Scuba Diving Courses, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear.

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

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2018
  • Length 25 m
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV

Smiling Seahorse Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 2 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • lee K
  • United States United States
The owners and crew went the extra mile to make your trip fun and memorable

The dives were very well organized which gave you confidence that you were in a safe environment. There were underwater experiences including several occasions of the "green monster " welling up from the depths (cold currents coming up sometimes like a river often totally obscuring vision until you can swim out of them. The diving was more enjoyable as there was a lot of expertise shared by the crew and fellow divers. Looking forward to traveling with this boat and crew again.

Recommended for
Owners were on the boat and made a positive difference for the trip. The cost of the trip was quite reasonable for the level of service we are very happily surprised. And of course having an atmosphere of good times was enjoyed by all
  • 9.2 Superb
  • julien F
  • Australia Australia
Amazing from start to end

We spend 4 nights 3 days on the Smiling seahorse , We arrived to this great new boat were everything is in perfect condition , clean and set to a perfect time on board Franck who is the owner also part of the journey have a friendly and professional approach and make us feel like home on board , dives were great living from Ranong our itineraries on the similar island was less busy that other operators. All together we have dives with other liveaboard for the similan islands but we recommend this one as our favourite

Recommended for
New boat , great choice of dive spot , very professional