MV Similan Explorer Overview
MV Similan Explorer is a highly-recommended and great-value Similan Islands liveaboard diving boat. The staff and crew have been running these cruises long enough to know how to take the very best care of guests, only visiting the best dive sites, and making sure safety, convenience & enjoyment are absolute priorities. With a selection of different air-conditioned cabins on two of her three decks, there is something to suit everyone. Guests spending five days and nights at sea, however fun and exciting, require a certain amount of privacy and comfort, which is available on Similan Explorer. There are two and four berth bunk cabins as well as those with double beds. No more than twenty guests go on each diving cruise, so there’s a good balance of friendly fun and space to chill out, eat, and deal with diving equipment.
Best known for her 5D/5N trips, there are also several 3D/3N trips throughout the season. Similan Explorer may not be the newest or most-luxurious liveaboard boat, but its qualities a found deeper, and are well worth noting. These qualities include being run by a very-experienced multi-lingual team of PADI professionals, who know exactly how to run trips properly and keep everyone happy. Little touches like the use of open-heel booty fins for free as part of the rental equipment are also included. Unlike some other boats and dive centres who have posh offices and staff uniforms, Similan Explorer 'does its talking' out at sea.
Sailing from Khao Lak, each trip is planned to maximize the enjoyment of diving at the Similan Islands. Depending on sea conditions and how many other diving cruise boats are at each location, the crew and staff of MV Similan Explorer choose the best diving sites up to four times per day. Every MV Similan Explorer trip visits Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and the world-famous Similan Islands. They visit the beaches whenever possible, and make sure that guests' needs are met whenever possible.
Please note that to properly enjoy diving at The Similan Islands' best dive sites and Surin's Richelieu Rock, divers on Similan Explorer are required to be certified to 30m. Those who are not, can take the deep-diving certificate for just 1,500 THB or join the PADI Advanced Open Water course (for the unbeatable value of 7,500 THB with the use of a dive computer and all dives with your instructor).