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Length / Width

25 m / 7 m

Year built / renovated

2001  / 2016

Rental equip.

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  • Dive on some of the planet’s most beautiful sites, discover pristine beaches and trek into jungles as the M/V Similan Explorer journeys into the Similan Islands of the Andaman Sea
  • Learn about the marine life you see on each dive from the knowledgeable guides, or by looking them up in the large fish ID book library
  • Go snorkeling between dives, or head up to the sun deck and be the first to spot dolphins playing in the ship’s wake!
  • Affordable rental gear means you don’t need to travel with bulky equipment, and the dive deck has plenty of room for gearing up
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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


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


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: 30%
  • 44 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 1% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 28 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 28 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival



Similan Explorer will take you diving and snorkeling to the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and its whale sharks.

The Similans are a collection of Islands that promise great diving with varied topography and plenty of fish life. The area is a protected National Park and is generally considered to be Thailand's premier dive destination. Similan liveaboards usually also visit Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, where encounters with larger creatures such as Sharks, Manta Rays and Whale Sharks are more frequent.

What you can expect

The 25m MV Similan Explorer is a great option to explore the underwater beauty of the Similan Islands. Dive with Manta Rays at Koh Bon, Whale Sharks at Richelieu Rock and beautiful reefs at the Surin Islands. Walk on pristine beaches and trek into the jungle as the M/V Similan Explorer takes you on adventures to the Similan Islands of the Andaman Sea.

The MV Similan Explorer dive liveaboard has 8 cabins catering to 18 guests. Four Twin bunk cabins and two quad cabins can be found on the Main Deck, these are fitted with curtains for each berth bed for your privacy. The Upper Deck has 2 Double bed cabins. All cabins have air conditioning, sea-view windows and shared bathrooms.

For relaxation, guests can choose the Lounge & Dining areas. The Dining area consists of 1 table on the port side and 2 tables on the starboard side so there is ample room for dining, the sides of the boat are open so you can enjoy the good weather to the maximum.

There is a large collection of fish identification books in several languages, your Dive Guide will enjoy explaining about the fish you have seen together, the dining area is a great place to relax and read a book.
We also have a TV and DVD player so any videos made on the trip can be reviewed. 

The Sun Deck has lots of room for getting your tan, there are sundeck chairs under the shaded area at the back of the sun deck. This is a nice place for spotting Dolphins, Manta Rays and Whale Sharks while travelling to new dive sites and up here you're always the one to spot the Dolphins first.

The M/V Similan Explorer is a great way to explore the Similan Islands

Hungry divers will be taken care of as freshly prepared food is served throughout the day

Meals vary between local Thai Cuisine and International dishes and Vegetarians can be catered to on request. Our food is very popular with our guests. Every morning there is breakfast European style: we serve German Brown Bread, Omelettes, Fried Eggs, Sausages, Corn Flakes, Muesli, Fruit, Tea and fresh ground Coffee or Nescafe. Lunch and Dinner are served with traditional Thai food. At the stern is the eating area. Here you can help yourself with coffee, tea, toast, water, electrolyte drinks and fresh fruit which is always on the table for your convenience.

The Galley is on the Main Deck. The cook and her assistant prepare the food fresh every day. We cater for vegetarians and any other special dietary needs you require. Don't worry about the famous Thai chillies! We can cook to your taste.

In 2014 PADI Asia Pacific proudly recognised Similan Diving Safaris for 10 years of outstanding services

Similan Diving Safaris has 16 years experience specializing in Liveaboards to the amazing Similan and Surin Islands, Bon & Tachai Islands and the World famous Richelieu Rock. With thousands of hours dived by Similan Diving Safari Staff, it has helped us to know every dive site thoroughly. From Macro Life to Pelagics, Manta and Whaleshark our Guides will find them for you.

How to get there

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Deck Plan


For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish

Diving Facilities

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

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Great for families

  • Movies

Amenities & services

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

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Power Socket Adapters


  • Cash


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