MV Marco Polo Overview
MV Marco Polo is a popular Similan & Richelieu liveaboard that is operated by a professional & experienced European team. Recently having a full refit and changing its itinerary and departure pier, the boat has become even more popular. And for the 2022-2023 season the prices have been reduced!
The boat now sails from Khao Lak, reducing time at sea and fuel costs. The 4D/4N trips depart in the evening everyone gets to know one another over dinner. This is an excellent way to start any trip. There are also 3D/2N trips that go directly to Thailand's best dive sites, and these depart in the morning. The boat's capacity is now limited to just 12 guests in six cabins, ensuring more space all around the boat, especially on the dive platform. EANx certified divers can get Nitrox fills for free throughout the trip.
The boat now has brand-new twin-bunk cabins. All cabins have air conditioning and private en-suite bathrooms. There is plenty of space for everyone to relax, socialize, or find somewhere to be alone. And there’s a large diving deck for everyone to enter or exit the water safely.
Like most Similan diving boats, MV Marco Polo and her crew make sure that each diving group is small and the levels of divers in each group are similar. This is the best way to ensure that everyone enjoys the best underwater experience possible and can spend up to an hour on each dive. Before, between and after each day’s diving there is delicious food served, which includes both Thai and European cuisine. Comforts, such as audio and visual entertainment systems are available for relaxing or showing the day’s diving videos.
The four-day trips allow plenty of time to make sure that the best Similan diving sites are visited without having to miss any out. the first day is spent at The Similans, often with a beach visit. Then the boat dives at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock.
The three-day-two-night trips go directly to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. There's no beach visit, but every dive is exciting! Although sightings of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks are sometimes reported around the Similan Islands, the northern sites have the best possibilities. But even without 'the big boys' there's plenty to see underwater here. Marco Polo's dive guides are experts at finding and pointing out the best marine life in the area.