MV Similan Explorer Liveaboard

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The MV Similan Explorer is a 25 metre liveaboard that can host up to 18 guests. Opting to travel on the MV Similan Explorer is a fantastic way to see the Similan Islands in Thailand and all that the Andaman Sea has to offer. Guests can choose between a 2-night or 3-night stay aboard the MV Similan Explorer.

MV Similan Explorer

The MV Similan Explorer Liveaboard

There are two double cabins available on the upper deck and four twin bunk cabins on the vessel’s main deck. There are also two cabins that can sleep 4 people each, and all cabins boast a great view of the sea. All cabins are air-conditioned and share bathroom facilities. Divers will have the chance to sample a number of local Thai dishes on-board the MV Similan Explorer and international and vegetarian tastes are also catered to. The MV Similan Explorer boasts magnificent views from the sundeck and offers guests the chance to relax and hang out in the lounge/dining room that is equipped with a television and DVD player.

A fantastic crew aboard the MV Similan Explorer awaits to cater for your every need, and the knowledgeable local dive guides will be only too happy to assist you in finding unique critters that may be difficult to spot. In this way, divers might be able to spy a tiny seahorse, colourful nudibranch or slimmer than slim pipefish. One of the destinations en-route, Koh Bon, might present the chance for divers to dive with manta rays, whereas Richelieu Rock is world-famous for its whale shark sightings. The area also boasts fantastic sandy beaches and immense tropical jungles just waiting to be explored.


The Similan Explorer liveaboard has a total of 8 cabins that can sleep up to 20 guests. The accommodations are basic but comfortable and boast air-conditioning and sea view windows. The rooms all share common bathrooms, but there are in-room power outlets providing 220V electricity for charging electronics.

2 Double Bed Cabins (Upper Deck)

The double rooms have one double bed each. The cabin boasts beautiful island and ocean views.

4 Twin Bunk Bed Cabins (Main Deck)

The twin cabins have 2 single beds arranged into bunks. Each bunk has its own curtain for privacy.

2 Quad Berth Cabins (Main Deck)

The quad cabins have 4 single beds arranged into 2 separate bunks. Again, all bunk beds have privacy curtains.

Samuel, United States September 18, 2017

I visited Thailand in April and took a 5 night trip around the Similan Islands with the MV Similan Explorer.

The experience was fantastic and one that I would highly recommend.

My most memorable moment was seeing a number of massive manta rays right near us on several occasions. The diving was made extra memorable thanks to the great dive guides on board who were both patient and knowledgeable.

Recommended for: Brilliant dives with great guides


Ashley, Australia September 18, 2017

We were very impressed with the MV Similan Explorer and our only regret is not booking with them sooner.

From the moment we arrived we could tell it was going to be a great trip, and it turned out to be much better value than we’d hoped. The crew were kind, friendly and helpful and the food was delicious.

The diving around these very popular islands was well-worth the visit.

Recommended for: Great value for money


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