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Cabins

8

Length / Width

25 m / 7 m

Year built / renovated

2018  / 2019

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • Explore the best of two completely different underwater worlds on these border-splitting trips, diving in both Thailand and Myanmar
  • Enjoy modern ensuite cabins, an open-air dining room, a spacious dive deck and dedicated photography room on this 2018 vessel
  • The itineraries offer everything from thrilling volcano dives with blacktip sharks to tranquil dinners under the stars
  • After returning from a night dive and beach BBQ, head up to the large sundeck to relax in the hammocks, with a 360 degree ocean view
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Sep 3, 2020

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THAILAND is #1 in covid recovery index so one of the safest place to be right now. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon and keep you and our staff as safe as possible. ON THE WAY: we kindly ask everyone to travel with a mask when using shared transportation to come to us. • CHECK IN: All guests will check in one by one in our office and will undergo temperature checks before entering. • Those with temperatures of 38.0C will be denied check-in and referred to local medical professionals for follow up. • The crew will disinfect your luggage and shoes prior to bringing them on board (we recommend hard shell luggages if you have as they are easier to clean) • We will also ask all guests to use hand sanitizer upon boarding. • ONBOARD : All staff and service personnel will undergo morning and evening temperature checks. • We will also monitor everyone's health closely and quarantine anyone showign symptoms or over 38 C • We ask you be honest and tell us if there have been any changes that could compromise your health or that of others. • Increased frequency of cleaning and surface santization in all common areas • Shared Bathrooms and other frequently touched surfaces will receive hourly extra attention. • No-one will be allowed to enter your private room during the cruise and there are 48 hours unoccupancy between you and the previous guest. • Hand santizer provided in all common areas • All staff will wear a masks when indoor in kitchen and dive deck. Guest aren’t required to wear mask (they will either be outside or in their own rooms) but they are welcome to do so. • Our common areas are very spacious and are all outdoor with good ventilation • DIVE GEAR • We encourage divers to come with their own dive gear and recommand that everyone to store their regulators in their BCD's pocket to avoid exposure to others in between dives. • Staff will need to wash their hands and use a mask before filling up dive tanks and will be asked not to touch mouthpieces. • For those who rent our gear you will keep the same equipment for the whole cruise which won't be used by anyone else and thoroughly sanitised in between two users with diluted bleach for 30 minutes. • Mask rinse buckets will be replaced by freshwater hoses.•
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 67 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 35% of the total booking, and 100% if you cancel within 67 days of your trip.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS :  If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, you can re-schedule or cancel your trip.

Cabins

Description

Smiling Seahorse is a first class vessel with a traditional Similan/Thai feel and personalized service.

Venture to Thailand, "The Land of Smiles", and Myanmar aboard the Smiling Seahorse. These island paradises lie only eight degrees north of the equator and enjoy a tropical climate year round. For divers, the true treasures of the Andaman Sea are found around the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, and the Surin Islands, where the warm and clear waters draw large schools of tropical fish, manta rays and the awe-inspiring whale shark.

Small, speedy motor vessel

The Smiling Seahorse It's a 25 m motor vessel operating Burma liveaboard trips from the Port of Ranong. A maximum of 16 divers can be accommodated on board, meaning dives are done in small groups of up to four, as you explore the remote and pristine waters of Burma and Thailand.

Personalized service and friendly atmosphere

The Smiling Seahorse aims to provide a personalized service, and with 12 attentive crew members, there is always someone on hand to assist you. Although this isn't a luxury liveaboard option, it certainly ticks all the boxes for a fantastic budget-conscious option, and you can be sure of a friendly atmosphere throughout your Myanmar Dive Safari Adventure.

Huge sundeck with hammocks and loungers

The open-air saloon on the upper deck is the social hub of the boat. Enjoy meal times here, read up on the local marine life and chat to your fellow guests over a 'Sundowner' from the bar. There's also a huge Sundeck, where you can unwind on hammocks and loungers in the shade or sun.

There is a choice of standard, deluxe and master cabins on board, all with climate control and doors opening to the outside of the vessel for a sea breeze. The upper deck has two standard cabins with either one double or two single beds and shared bathrooms. The four deluxe and two master cabins, located on the main deck, have en-suite bathrooms and all cabins feature air-conditioning.

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Thick (5-7Mm) Wetsuits ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Nautilus Lifeline
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Thai

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Vegetarian Food

Amenities & services

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Thb)

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Open-Back Fins Available
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Us Power Sockets

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