MV Thai Sea Liveaboard Review

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MV Thai Sea dive boat review

MV Thai Sea is owned and operated by The Smiling Sea Horse. The Thai Sea Liveaboard is a contrast to some of the exotic and exclusive vessels seen cruising the Maldives and Red Sea; smaller, more reasonably priced and more intimate. With a more traditional Similans/Thai feel and a personalised service.

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The MV Thai Sea is 20m long and 6m wide. It is smaller than competition from vessels such as The Junk or the MV Thailand Aggressor. A more realistic comparison would be with MV Giamani – with which it shares part of it’s itinerary – which is 24m long. However, where the MV Giamani has berths for up to 18 divers and/or guests, the Thai Sea has berths for only 12 divers and/or guests. This gives each trip a more intimate, friendly and bespoke feel – even on normal scheduled itineraries.

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MV Thai Sea Double Cabin

Cabins and Boat layout

The MV Thai Sea liveaboard has been recently refitted and now features 5 twin cabins with bunks. Or, for those wanting to sleep with their partners, there is 1 double cabin. The cabins are clean and simply furnished.

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Thai Sea Twin Bunks Cabin

Moving to the upper area of the MV Thai Sea there is an amply sized sundeck with mattresses for those wishing to take on some of the tropical sun.

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Thai Sea Diving Boat Sundeck

There is an open dining, communal and relaxing area towards the stern of the vessel on the upper deck. This is a place where you may take shelter from the sun, read a book, or have a cup of tea or coffee in between dives. This is also the area of the vessel where you will find the Barbeque at certain times and the TV, DVD and entertainment.

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Thai Sea Liveaboard Dining

Other facilities onboard the MV Thai Sea include 2 bathrooms – with hot showers. And there are 3 toilets onboard. For those wanting to quickly wash the salt from themselves après-dive there are 2 sun-heated showers at the rear of the dive deck.

The dive deck has predominantly 12 litre aluminium tanks. Air is used as standard. However, should you wish to maximize your bottom time and feel fresher, nitrox is available for a reasonable extra fee. Also, for those who are heavier consumers of gas, 15 litre tanks are available. Please advise before departure if either of these options are among your requirements.

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MV Thai Sea Liveaboard Dive Deck

On all itineraries weights, belts, tanks, drinking water, tea, coffee, meals and the dive guide are included. However, be aware that alcoholic drinks, soft drinks (e.g. coke or sprite), continuing education courses, crew gratuity, equipment rental, dive and travel insurance and marine park fees – as well as Nitrox and larger tanks – all need to be budgeted for. All these potential extra costs are inexpensive and should not detract from the very equitable overall price of booking on the MV Thai Sea Liveaboard.

Itineraries

One of the interesting aspects of this particular diving boat is the variety of different itineraries on offer. There are 5 choices on offer. So, whether you’re looking for a shorter 4 days/3 nights trip to the Similan Islands through to Richelieu Rock. Or, alternatively, an 8 day/7 night tour of northern Myanmar (Burma). There truly is something on offer for everyone.

All trips begin and end in the northern Thailand town of Ranong. With prices ranging from THB22,000 to THB60,000 MV Thai Sea really is excellently priced and would suit those on a budget; travelers through Asia wanting to see the best Scuba Diving the area has to offer.

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Khao Lak

Starting point of many liveaboards to dive the Similan and Surin Islands. Khao Lak has also good local diving sites.

Khao Lak Diving Review

Surin Islands

Large Pelagics, Manta rays and Whale Shark if you are lucky all in a superb remote area!

Surin Islands Diving Review

Similan Islands

Great Biodiversity and fauna. Excellent chances to spot the giants Manta rays and Whale Sharks. Superb Scenery of tropical islands! Good spot for underwater photography.

Similan Islands Diving Review

Phuket

Access to the best diving areas of the Andaman Sea and starting point of many liveaboards to Similans and Surin Islands! Good place for cheap diving courses.

Phuket Diving Review

Koh Phi Phi

Amazing Marine life in a very scenic surrounding. Perfect starting point to explore the world class dive sites of the Andaman Sea!

Koh Phi Phi Diving Review

Koh Lanta

Excellent Marine life with good chances to spot Leopard sharks, Manta Rays and even a Whale Shark!

Koh Lanta Diving Review

Koh Tao

Diving hub of Thailand to learn how to dive. Cheap and easy diving on a beautiful island.

Koh Tao Diving Review

Thailand

Thailand is renowned for its beautiful beaches and amazing dive sites. The country offers some of the best diving in the world with the famous Similan Islands and many other amazing spots like Koh Phi Phi and Ko Lanta islands in the Andaman sea.

Thailand Diving Review

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Dive spots reviews in Burma & Similan Islands & Surin Islands & Thailand

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Ko Bon dive site is very famous, regarded as one of the best spots of the Surin Islands National Matine park. Ko Bon is ...
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Koh Bida Nok is the sister dive site of Koh Bida Nai located 2 km south of Koh Phi Phi Ley. It is regarded as one of the...
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Christmas Point dive site in the Similans consists of large rocks and a nice drop off. It is a good spot to observe whit...
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Hin Daeng is one of the best dive sites in all of Thailand! It is very famous for the great chance of spotting giant Man...
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Hin Muang is one of the best dive sites of Thailand. It is located just 500m away from another exceptional dive site cal...
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Hin Dot is a superb diving site in Koh Phi Phi. The spot is also called Chimney Rock. It consists of 3 superb submerged ...
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East of Eden dive site is one of the Top dive spots of the Similan Islands! The coral formations are amazing with a real...
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Ko Haa 2 dive spot in Koh Lanta is a very nice reef worth exploring. The spot is very easy and is a perfect place for al...
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Anita's reef is one of the best dive site of the Similan Islands. The topography at the bottom is outstanding with a hug...
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Koh Tachai, the Dome is a superb Diving Site of the Surin Islands! The marine life is teeming and the spot is famous for...

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