MV Similan Explorer Liveaboard
A liveaboard trip onboard MV Similan Explorer will be a treasured memory for life. She visits the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock in Thailand with three and four-day itineraries.
The MV Similan Explorer is 26 meters (85 ft) in length and 5.5 meters (17 ft.) in width. She has a total of eight cabins: two double bed cabins, four twin bed cabins for two persons and two quad cabins for four persons. There are three bathrooms with hot showers on the boat (i.e. the bathrooms are down the hall and shared.)
We cater to both experienced and inexperienced divers on all of our trips as the dives are guided.
We take that into account when planning your dives and we assign each diver or pair of divers into groups with similan experience levels. Most of the dives are drift or pinnacle dives so thanks to the dinghy you wont have to do any long surface swims.
We dive the best dive sites in the area based on conditions that day. We normally do four dives each day except on the last day where we do two dives before we head back to Khao Lak. Please see our itinerary for more details.
MV Similan Explorer Liveaboard Boat Layouts
- 1 to 7: Dive platform, Deck showers, Gearing up area, Toilet/shower, Galley
- 8 to 14: Crew cabins, Quad Guest Cabins, Dinghy, Dining Area
- 15 to 21: Coffee Station, Double Bed Cabin, Wheelhouse, Sundeck, Life Raft
- 22 to 28: Nitrox, Shaded Area, Guest Twin Cabins, Benches
MV Similan Explorer Photos
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MV Similan Explorer Liveaboard: Technical & Safety
|Communication equipment, electronics, bells and whistles|
|VHF radio / CB Radio / SSB Radio / GPS / Echo sounder, Sonic depth sounder / mobile telephone / Satellite telephone / Radar / Auto Pilot|
|First aid kit, oxygen system (used for Nitrox as well as emergency use), DAN O2, 2 X 25 person life rafts, SOLAS-approved life jackets in each cabin, CO2 fire fighting equipment|
|Captain, engineer (certified for emergency procedures), five divemasters, cook, cook helper, deck hand.|
|LOA||25.5m (84ft)||Cruising speed||8 knots|
|Beam||5.5m (18ft)||Maximum speed||10 knots|
|Fuel||9,000 liters||Number of guests||20 persons|
|Water||10,000 liters||Dinghy||1 X 4.2 m with 40hp|
|Engines||Hino, 2 X 380 hp||Nitrox||No|
|Generators||24 hours/day||Compressors||Bauer 2 X 190 liters/min.|
|Bathrooms||3 with hot & cold water||Deck Showers||2|
|Entertainment||TV & DVD Player|
|Saloon||Outdoor saloon||Sun deck||Yes|
|Extra services & benefits|
Non-divers: 10% discount