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MV Smiling Seahorse Liveaboard

~ Diving Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago ~

About MV Smiling Seahorse

The MV Smiling Seahorse liveaboard was built in Ranong, Thailand, new for the 2018-19 high season. The steel construction vessel takes a maximum of 16 guests on board. She is 25 meters in length with a six meter beam. She has four decks, two of which will be cabin decks. Smiling Seahorse liveaboard’s comfortable dining area features a bar and and sofa seating area. Her large photography room is perfect for underwater camera care. 

Cabin Configuration

Smiling Seahorse liveaboard has eight guest cabins, two master and four deluxe on the main deck, both with en suite baths. She will have two standard cabins with a shared bathroom on the upper deck. All Smiling Seahorse liveaboard cabins are air conditioned. 

Mergui (Myeik) Myanmar Operations

The Smiling Seahorse liveaboard operates both in Thailand and Myanmar. Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock trips are four-days and three-nights and Mergui Archipelago trips are eight-days and seven-nights, or six-days and five-nights. She is available for individual bookings as well as charter cruises. Individual prices are listed below in the schedules, please contact us for full-boat charter prices. The Smiling Seahorse departs from Ranong, Thailand near the Burmese border. There are daily flights on Nok Air to Ranong from Bangkok. You may reach Ranong from Phuket, Khao Lak, Chumphon or Surat Thani by bus or minivan.

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  • 16 Passengers
  • Steel Construction
  • Master Double Beds, Deluxe Twin or Double, Standard Twin Cabins
  • En suite and Shared Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioned and Panoramic Windows
  • Thailand and Burma Itineraries
  • Friendly Atmosphere
  • Fabulous Thai Meals
  • Experienced Crew

What’s Included

  • Accommodation on Board
  • All meals, snacks, fruit, water, electrolyte drinks, tea, coffee
  • Professional PADI Dive Guides
  • Four Divers/ One Guide
  • Tanks and Weights
  • Limited Nitrox is Available (Please Pre-Book)
  • Night Dive Light
  • Towel and Soap & Shampoo
  • Kayak and Hammock

What’s Not Included

  • Mergui Fee: $200, $250, $280 depending on Trip Length
  • Gear Full Set: 500 THB per day
  • BCD: 250 THB per day
  • Regulator: 250 THB per day
  • Dive Computer: 300 THB per day (Computer Required)
  • 15 liter tank: 250 THB per day
  • Nitrox: 250 THB per fill
  • Deep Adventure Dive: 1500 THB
  • Advanced Open Water Course: 7000 THB
  • Transportation from Phuket or Khao Lak. These trips depart from Ranong.
  • Ranong Airport: 1000 baht Taxi/ 250 THB per person for Minivan.
For Mergui entry please prepare and bring with you the following: 
1) Copy of the picture page of your passport.
2) Two passport pictures (nothing formal, just two head shots.)
3) USD in cash only, no other currency is accepted by the Burmese. New bills only.
*Upon booking, please send us a copy of your passport. We need to send this to the government in advance.

6-days & 5-nights: Southern Mergui Archipelago

Ranong – Kawthaung – Mergui Archipelago – Ranong
Day 1
  • You may fly to Ranong from Bangkok (DMK) today
  • 12:00 Meet at boat’s office in Ranong
  • 16:00 Clear Thai and Myanmar Immigration Procedures
  • Depart for overnight cruise to Mergui Archipelago
Day 2
  • Diving Hi Rock (Pineapple Island) and McCloud
Day 3
  • Diving at McCloud
Day 4
  • Diving at Fan Forest and Northern Rocky
Day 5
  • Diving at Western Rocky
Day 6
  • 06:00 Breakfast On Board
  • 07:00 Diving at Shark Lagoon (1 Dive)
  • 08:00 Depart for Kawthaung
  • 12:30 Arrive Kawthaung, Burma Exit, Shore Visit
  • 15:00 Thai Immigration in Ranong
  • 15:30 Arrive at boat’s office, Ranong
  • Stay the night in Ranong, or fly to Bangkok the next day OR
  • Visit Koh Phayam 
  • No flying today please

Please note: Approximately 17 dives. Burma Fee $200 USD in cash. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

6-days & 5-nights: Middle and Southern Mergui Archipelago

Ranong – Kawthaung – Mergui Archipelago – Ranong
Day 1
  • You may fly to Ranong from Bangkok (DMK) today
  • 12:00 Meet at boat’s office in Ranong
  • 16:00 Clear Thai and Myanmar Immigration Procedures
  • Depart for overnight cruise to Mergui Archipelago
Day 2
  • Diving Hi Rock (Pineapple Island) and McCloud
Day 3
  • Diving at Shark Cave/ Three Islets
Day 4
  • Diving at North Twin Island
Day 5
  • Diving at Fan Forest and Western Rocky
Day 6
  • 06:00 Breakfast On Board
  • 07:00 Diving at Shark Lagoon (1 Dive)
  • 08:00 Depart for Kawthaung
  • 12:30 Arrive Kawthaung, Burma Exit, Shore Visit
  • 15:00 Thai Immigration in Ranong
  • 15:30 Arrive at boat’s office, Ranong
  • Stay the night in Ranong, or fly to Bangkok the next day OR
  • Visit Koh Phayam 
  • No flying today please

Please note: Approximately 17 dives. Burma Fee $200 USD in cash. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

8-days & 7-nights: Mergui Archipelago & Black Rock

Ranong – Kawthaung – Mergui Archipelago – Ranong
Day 1
  • You may fly to Ranong from Bangkok (DMK) today
  • 12:00 Meet at boat’s office in Ranong
  • 16:00 Clear Thai and Myanmar Immigration Procedures
  • Depart for overnight cruise to Mergui Archipelago
Day 2
  • Diving Hi Rock (Pineapple Island) and McCloud
Day 3
  • Diving at Shark Cave/ Three Islets
Day 4
  • Diving at Black Rock
Day 5
  • Diving at North Twin Island
Day 6
  • Diving at Fan Forest Pinnacle
Day 7
  • Diving at Western Rocky
Day 8
  • 06:00 Breakfast On Board
  • 07:00 Diving at Shark Lagoon (1 Dive)
  • 08:00 Depart for Kawthaung
  • 12:30 Arrive Kawthaung, Burma Exit, Shore Visit
  • 15:00 Thai Immigration in Ranong
  • 15:30 Arrive at boat’s office, Ranong
  • Stay the night in Ranong, or fly to Bangkok the next day OR
  • Visit Koh Phayam 
  • No flying today please

Please note: Approximately 25 dives. Burma Fee $250 USD in cash. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

8-days & 7-nights: Northern Mergui Archipelago

Ranong – Kawthaung – Mergui Archipelago – Ranong
Day 1
  • You may fly to Ranong from Bangkok (DMK) today
  • 12:00 Meet at boat’s office in Ranong
  • 16:00 Clear Thai and Myanmar Immigration Procedures
  • Depart for overnight cruise to Mergui Archipelago
Day 2
  • Diving Hi Rock (Pineapple Island)
Day 3
  • Diving at Shark Cave / Three Islets
Day 4
  • Diving at Black Rock
Day 5
  • Diving at Northeast Little Torres, Great Western Torres or Burma Banks
Day 6
  • Diving at North Twin Island
Day 5
  • Fan Forest Pinnacle and Western Rocky
Day 8
  • 06:00 Breakfast On Board
  • 07:00 Diving at Shark Lagoon (1 Dive)
  • 08:00 Depart for Kawthaung
  • 12:30 Arrive Kawthaung, Burma Exit, Shore Visit
  • 15:00 Thai Immigration in Ranong
  • 15:30 Arrive at boat’s office, Ranong
  • Stay the night in Ranong, or fly to Bangkok the next day OR
  • Visit Koh Phayam 
  • No flying today please

Please note: Approximately 25 dives. Burma Fee $280 USD in cash. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

Smiling Seahorse Layouts

Smiling Seahorse Myanmar Schedules

Check Availability

 Departures can’t be confirmed immediately as availability changes by the hour. We check to make sure the departures and cabins you prefer are available. We then hold them for 48 hours to give you a chance to book the trip. Booking is easy and credit card payment is secure through our merchant account.

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