4 days - 4 nights liveaboard MV Lapat


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MV Lapat

 

If you are an underwater lover and want to make most of your precious holiday time then this 4 days and 4 nights Similan Island Liveaboard trip is the best thing you can do!

The MV Lapat is a new liveaboard, just launched in 2017. This comfortable liveaboard is visiting the best dive sites at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Now check it out. . .

You start your Similan Island Liveaboard trip by getting picked up at your accommodation (from Phuket in the afternoon or from Khao Lak in the early evening). The check in happens in the Khao Lak dive center, then you get transferred to the pier in Tab Lamu and have a buffet dinner served on board before the liveaboard cruises overnight to the Similan Islands where you wake up to a beautiful scenery, knowing that this will be your life for 4 exciting days. . .  

Enjoying the dive briefing with a cup of coffee gives you a glimpse of what awaits you in your first dive at the Similan Islands (with max.4 divers in the group and 45-60 minutes dive time). After a full breakfast is served and you relaxed for a while, it’s time for Similan Island dive #2, followed by the lunch buffet, more time to relax and the opportunity to do a walk on the beach (only Similan Island beaches are open for visiting!). Dive #3 and #4 are also at the Similan Islands with fruits and snacks in-between and #4 being a sunset dive. After the dinner buffet just relax and watch the stars, while the boat anchors in a bay at one of the Similan Islands.

On day 2 and 3 you basically repeat this schedule. . . only the locations change. The first dive on day 2 is your last one at the Similan Islands, then the liveaboard heads north to have the next 2 dives at Koh Bon Island and the last dive of that day for sunset will already be further north at Koh Tachai Island, where the boat will stay overnight because the morning dive on day 3 will also be at Koh Tachai. Now you are heading even further north to explore one of the most famous dive sites, Richelieu Rock, where you have the pleasure to dive two times. For your sunset dive the liveaboard brings you back south to Koh Tachai Island.

Your last day of this amazing Similan Island liveaboard trip gives you another dive at Koh Tachai and while you are enjoying the breakfast buffet and some relax time, the liveaboard returns one more time to Koh Bon Island for another exciting dive and soon you are on your way back to Khao Lak, where you will arrive approximately at 15:30.

The Similan Island Liveaboard MV Lapat is a very spacious and comfortable steel boat and offers all the amenities to enjoy yourself during the trip. The boat is 24m long, 5m wide and takes a maximum of 16 divers in 8 cabins. There are 2 master cabins with en-suite bathroom and 6 twin cabins. All cabins have air conditioning. There are four bathrooms on the boat plus outdoor showers. The upper deck features LCD TV, DVD, VCD, and MP3. There is a spacious sun deck and the shaded dining area for you to spend time between dives. The M/V Lapat has hot showers, plus provides you with eco-friendly products to use in the bathrooms, so you don’t pollute the reefs around the dive sites. The boat is equipped with all the necessary safety features, emergency oxygen and extensive first aid kit as well as a life-raft, life jackets and fire extinguishers.

The experienced, friendly and helpful boat crew will take good care of you and make your Similan Island Liveaboard trip a memorable experience.

Itinerary

Day 0

Pick up from your resort in Khao Lak or Phuket 

. 19.00  PM   Arrival at the dive center, checking in

. 20.00  PM   Transfer to the liveaboard

. 21.00  PM   Dinner buffet

Day 1 : 4 Dives

. 07:00 AM   Wakeup call 

. 07.30 AM   Dive 1 Similan islands

. 08.30 AM   Full breakfast and time to relax

. 11.00 AM   Dive 2 Similan islands

. 12.30 PM    Lunch buffet, time to relax and beach walk

. 15.00 PM    Dive 3 # Deep Six

. 16.30 PM    Time for relaxing, fruits and snacks

. 17.30 PM    Dive 4 Similan islands

. 19.30 PM    Dinner buffet

. Overnight stay at at a bay at the Similan Islands

Day 2 : 4 Dives

. 06:30 AM    Wakeup call 

. 07.30 AM    Dive 5  Similan islands

. 08.45 AM    Full breakfast and time to relax

. 11.30 AM    Dive 6 Koh Bon

. 12.45 PM    Lunch buffet, time to relax and beach walk

. 15.00 PM    Dive 7  Koh Bon

. 16.00 PM    Time for relaxing, fruits and snacks

. 17.30 PM    Dive 8 Koh Tachai

. 19.30 PM    Dinner buffet

. Overnight stay at the bay at Koh Tachai

Day 3 : 4 Dives

. 06:30 AM   Wakeup call 

. 07.00 AM    Dive 9 # Koh Tachai

. 08.30 AM    Full breakfast and time to relax 

. 11.00 AM    Dive 10  Richelieu Rock

. 12.30 AM    Lunch buffet, time to relax

. 14.00 PM    Dive 11 # Richelieu Rock

. 15.00 PM    Time for relaxing, fruits and snacks

. 17.30 PM    Dive 12  Koh Tachai

. 19.00 PM    Dinner buffet

. Overnight stay at Koh Tachai

Day 4 : 2 Dives

. 06:30 AM    Wakeup call

. 07.00 AM    Dive 13 # Koh Tachai

. 08.30 AM    Full breakfast and time to relax 

. 11.00 AM    Dive 14 # Koh Bon

. 12.15 PM    Lunch buffet, time to relax

. 15.00 PM    Arrival at Tab Lamub Pier

. 15.30 PM    Transfer to your resort in Khao Lak or Phuket

Schedule

Schedule MV Lapat

 

Diving schedule 2017 -2018 

Trip number
Departure date 
Arrival date
Trip 37
15 October
19 October
Trip 38
20 October
24 October
Trip 39
25 October
29 October
Trip 40
30 October
03 November
Trip 41
04 November
08 November
Trip 42
09 November
13 November 
Trip 43
14 November
18 November 
Trip 44
19 November
23 November 
Trip 45
24 November
28 November 
Trip 46
29 November
03 December 
Trip 47
04 December
08 December 
Trip 48
09 December
13 December 
Trip 49
14 December
18 December 
Trip 50
19 December
23 December 
Trip 51
24 December
28 December
Trip 52
29 December
02 January
Trip 53
03 January
07 January
Trip 54
08 January 
12 January 
Trip 55
13 January
17 January
Trip 56
18 January
22 January
Trip 57
23 January
27 January
Trip 58
28 January
01 February
Trip 59
02 February
06 February
Trip 60
07 February
11 February
Trip 61
12 February
16 February
Trip 62
17 February
21 February
Trip 63
22 February
26 February
Trip 64
27 February
03 March
Trip 65
04 March
08 March 
Trip 66
09 March
13 March
Trip 67
14 March
18 March
Trip 68
19 March
23 March
Trip 69
24 March
28 March
Trip 70
29 March
02 April
Trip 71
03 April
07 April
Trip 72
08 April
12 April
Trip 73
13 April
17 April
Trip 74
18 April
22 April
Trip 75
23 April
27 April
Trip 76
28 April
02 May
Trip 77
03 May
07 May
Trip 78
08 May
12 May

 

Boat Info

MV Lapat


MV Lapat

The MV Lapat is a new liveaboard , launched in 2017, with place for maximum 16 guest. 

Technical specifications

Lenght : 24 Meters
Width: 5 Meters
Hull: Steel
 
Cruising Speed: 9-11 knots
Navigation: GPS Sat. Navigation, Sonar, Compass

Crew

Boat Crew: 1 Captain, 1 Engineer, 2 Deckhands, 2 Cooks
Dive Crew: 1 Tour leader, 3 multilingual Divemaster/Instructors

Safety

Safety: VHF Radio, Emergency Oxygen Unit, Automatic Life-raft, Life-jackets/rings, First Aid Kit

Prices

MV Lapat
MV Lapat double bed cabin
฿25,100.00
MV Lapat twin bed cabin
฿23,100.00

 

Included in the liveaboard prices are:

  • Transfer from and back to Khao Lak or Phuket
  • 24 Hour diving medical service on the liveaboard 
  • Experienced dive guide ( maximum 4 guest with 1 dive guide )
  • All meals, coffee, tea, drinking water, snacks & fruits.
  • Towels and shampoo

Not included in the prices are

  • National park and diving fees
  • Price : 1.800.- Baht
  • Full set of diving equipment : regulator, long or short wetsuit, bcd, pressure gauge, depth gauge, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, tank, weightbelt  
  • Price 1.600.- Baht ( 400.- Baht per day )

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Location & Dive Sites

Dive Location: Andaman sea dive sites
Dive Sites:

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

The Similan islands, Koh Bon , Koh Tachai and Richelieu rock are parts of Marine National parks.

The parks are open from the 15th of October till the 15th of May. From the 16th of May till the 14th of October the National parks are closed. Visiting the islands or dive sites is not allowed.

From the of May to the beginning of October the  Southwest Monsoon comes to Thailand from the Indian Ocean and impacts the Andaman Coast. Then the sea waters of the Andaman Coast are disturbed, weather conditions can change very quickly and high waves can make travelling at sea quit a challenge. 

For the 2 days – 1 nights liveaboard trip there is a pick up service for the Khao Lak area.

For the 3 days – 3 nights, 4 days – 4 days and 5 days – 5 nights liveaboard trip there is a pick up service for the Khao Lak area and the major tourist towns on Phuket, including Phuket  airport.

From Bangkok you can take flight to Phuket airport  and from there a taxi to Khao Lak. It’s also possible to take a night bus from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal ( Sai Tai Mai Bus station)  to Khao Lak which takes about an 11 hours .

From Koh Samui, Koh Phang an and Kao Tao you can take a ferry to Surthani and from there the bus Khao Lak.

From Phuket  you can take a bus to Khao Lak. The bus starts at Phuket town bus station and it takes about  2 -2 1/2 hours to Khao Lak.

The maximum depth permitted on all trips is 30 meters, 99 feet for Open Water Divers with the Deep Adventure Dive certification, Advanced Divers, Rescue Divers, Divemasters and Instructors.

Open Water Divers without any additional Deep training will not be permitted to dive deeper than 18 meters, 59 feet.

The maximum depth for Junior open water divers 10 or 11 years old is 12 meters. The maximum depth for junior open water divers 12 years and older is 18 meters.

The maximum depth for Junior advanced open water divers between the age of 12 and 14 years old is 21 meters.

 

Yes, all meals are included in the price as well as coffee, tea and water. Th meals are served in buffet style. Vegetarian meals are possible . During the day fruits are served. All other drinks ordered have to be paid separately.