Marco Polo Liveaboard, Thailand

Excellent diving and guidance

“Highlights: Richelieu Rock Boonsung Wreck Lowlights: Uncomfortable boat - Very hard mattress and uncomfortable bench seati…”

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    • Maximum 4 divers per dive group
    • All cabins enjoy ocean views
    • Free Nitrox and WiFi

The 23m MV Marco Polo Liveaboard offers 3/2, 4/4, and 6/7 day/night dive trips to the Similans, Surin, and Richelieu Rock from November to April. The boat has 6 air-conditioned double cabins with ensuite bathrooms, catering to 12 guests. All cabins open to the outer deck to give guests the full benefit of the cool sea breeze. There are only 3 dive groups on board, guaranteeing excellent service, stress-free set-ups, and fewer divers on the dive sites.

After dives, the Party deck offers plenty of room to enjoy meals and relax in a shaded space. The spacious indoor salon with TV and music station lets guests view underwater footage or listen to music. This is also where all the freshly cooked meals will be served - a mix of international and Thai cuisine prepared by an experienced Thai cook. Upstairs, guests will find the cozy Sundeck, where they can enjoy their time between the dives and the sunset after the last dive of the day.

Diving takes place at the best dive sites in the Similan Islands, at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock. With only 12 divers on board, the Marco Polo is very flexible and can schedule more advanced dive sites for the more experienced divers on board, while others may prefer more relaxed dive sites. The Plateau and its nearby Pinnacle at Koh Tachai and Koh Bon’s Pinnacle and The Ridge are close to the fantastic Richelieu Rock and are solid components of the Marco Polo's dive schedule. In the Similans, the best dive sites are picked depending on the weather, drift, and traffic to avoid dive sites getting too busy.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic Thailand diving adventure, and book your trip to the Andaman Sea today.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (2,100-4,400 THB).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (1,800-3,000 THB), Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • 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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English, German, and Thai.

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.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1998
  • Year renovated 2021
  • Length 23 meters
  • Deck area 24sqm
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 1
  • Water capacity 10000 liters fresh water

Boat Navigation and Safety

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

Marco Polo Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Ryan L
  • United States United States
Acceptable Liveaboard

Highlights: Richelieu Rock Boonsung Wreck Lowlights: Uncomfortable boat - Very hard mattress and uncomfortable bench seating. Customer asked to do bulk of rental dive gear set-up/between-dive regulator removal/cleanup, and cabin baggage movements.

Recommended for
1. Dive lead had great knowledge of the sites. 2. Three dives at Richelieu Rock. 3. Diving on the final day
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Stephen A
  • Canada Canada
Adaman Sea adventure!

Richelieu rock dive site. Diversity of marine life. Amount of sea life. Quality of the boat and crew. Excellent diving guests.

Recommended for
Boat facilities, dive sites, quality of meals
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jacqueline C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great trip for a more personalised experience.

Dive sites with millions of fishes. Very friendly dive guides and very smiley, kind crew. Would definitely recommend the Marco Polo.

Recommended for
Small number of other divers (12), very well organised, exceptional service from boat crew and dive guides.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Chloe C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Truly exceptional start to the year.

Amazing. Beautiful dive sites, beautiful crew, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. My dive master Heide was dedicated to our group at all times to make sure we got the best out of every dive and time together on the boat. The boat crew went above and beyond what I would have expected, even observing how we like our hot drinks served, helping us with all our equipment, making us laugh, keeping us well fed with tasty freshly cooked food and making sure the boat was always spotless. The Captain was calm and confident. Always in touch with other boats to make sure we were safe and if there was something exciting to see, giving us every opportunity to find it. The tour guide Maren was always smiling, attentive and able to answer any question about the dive sites, particularly about fish identification. Although Ralph the second dive master wasn’t my guide, he made himself available to answer questions, made us laugh lots and was simply a really lovely person to spend time with. Wishing all the crew a fun and safe season. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the boat. Sadly I tried to book more nights but it was fully booked. Another time. Chloe

Recommended for
Expertise and kindness of the dive crew. Humour and hard work from the boat crew. Exceptional dive sites, each one unique with something new to explore and learn about.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • John G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent Crew and Superb Diving

Richelieu Rock without exception Everything was excellent throughout I would have no hesitation in recommending Marco Polo and all of her crew

Recommended for
The boat Crew - The Location - the dive guides knowledge
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sunny A
  • Singapore Singapore

Great dives and buddies on board

Recommended for
Food, Crews and Dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Widad Z
  • Australia Australia
Incredible experience, great staff and crew. I always felt safe and well looked after throughout the entire journey

Dive Sites, Clean and well presented boat, knowledge and support from staff and crew, value for money

Recommended for
Dive sites and knowledge of the Dive drew, Food and snacks, private bathrooms
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Felix K
  • Germany Germany
Smaller Group, perfekt Organisation

Richelieu Rock rocks!! Perfekt Spot to dive!

Recommended for
Crew (Thai and Diving guides) very nice, perfekt Organisation, small boat (16persons Max) with enough space for everything
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Claudia L
  • Germany Germany
Happy Diving with the Crew of Sea Bees

Colorful beautiful corals, 2x whaleshark, 1x night dive, 2x sunset dive, wrack dive as last dive, a lot of fishes, big turtle near to the boat

Recommended for
Underwaterworld of course watching whaleshark, the different dives and the friendly good atmosphere on the boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Garry D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Marco Polo Adventure

I recently had the pleasure of spending 6 days/6 nights on the Marco Polo Liveaboard run by Sea Bees for an adventure to the Similan Islands. The trip was great in every way. The Sea Bees Office Staff were friendly and welcoming The Marco Polo may be a small boat, but it is comfortable and friendly, the cabins are functional and more roomy than I expected and the size of the boat means everyone mixes ensuring a great atmosphere. The big plus is the Food is amazing The Dive Crew of Maren, Misha and Dave made the trip one to remember, thanks all. Especially Misha, who was mine and my buddies Dive Guide, for making trip one to remember I would 100% recommend Sea Bees and the Marco Polo

Recommended for
The Diving, the food and the great atmosphere