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MV Koon 9 Similan Richelieu liveaboard diving
Boat rating : 9/10 Based on 15 divers
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Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Khao Lak.
No. of guests: 40
Prices from: 16,900 THB per diver

MV Koon 9 is easily the largest Similan Islands scuba diving liveaboard. The boat is 52 metres long, and more than 10 metres wide. Most Similan liveaboards are 26-30 metres long, and the larger ones are 35-37 metres long. Koon 9's huge size enables it to stay stable and comfortable when crossing between islands, and gives everyone on board more space to enjoy their diving holiday. Even though up to 40 divers can stay overnight, there's still plenty of room, plenty of food, & lots of seating space.

Twin cabin Koon9The boat has sixteen twin cabins, and four fixed double cabins. But the twin cabins can be turned into doubles, with a huge bed. All of the guest cabins have a large sea-view window, air conditioning, a private en suite bathroom and some have a smart tv. Solo guests who stay in a twin cabin only share with another same-gender guest. But you normally spend most of your non-diving time out of your cabin, in the communal areas. And Koon 9 has lots of space, both inside and out. On the upper deck there is a large air-conditioned lounge saloon with comfy sofas & armchairs and a huge tv with multimedia and Ninento games console. The large indoor dining room has plenty of tables for you to enjoy delicious Thai and western food throughout the cruise. And between the wonderful meals, there's always fruit and snacks available, plus soft drinks (sodas) for free.

Koon 9's sundeck is also incredibly large. Up here there are sun loungers and soft seating. Guests can have coffee in the morning or drinks in the evening while enjoying panoramic views and a lovely sea breeze. And of course if you want to sunbathe, you have plenty of space and opportunity up here. This sundeck area is also very photogenic, so expect to take some selfies!

Let's not forget that this is a scuba diving boat, and you join these trips to jump into the crystal-clear Andaman Sea. Thanks to its width Koon 9 has a massive diving platform. Everyone gets their own tank slot and storage space for gear between dives, and for personal items when diving. The floor surface is non-slip and everything is in the correct place. The team of boat crew will help you with your gear, and into and out of the diving tender dinghies. If you're certified to dive with Nitrox, it's available on Koon 9. Our guests' feedback about the trips is always good, especially about the quality and condition of the rental gear. 

The boat's itineraries are explained in more detail on the 'Itinerary tab', but in summary you can join for one night, two nights or for four nights. And you can start your trip on almost any day of the week. Whichever itinerary you choose, it's almost certain that your dive trip on Koon 9 will be an unforgettable experience!

For the Wednesday night departures, guests normally join for 4D/4N exploring all the best dive sites, ending at Richelieu Rock on Sunday. However, you can also join n a Wednesday night for 3D/3N or 2D/2N. We don't show these trips on the schedule, because it would be too much and confusing information, so please ask us if you're interested.

Most guests join Koon9 in the morning for 2D/1N or 3D/2N trips. Although we strongly advise everyone to stay in Khao Lak the night before departure, you can stay in Phuket and get an early morning transfer that costs 500 THB/person.

Genuine MV Koon9 Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Koon9
Jason MV Koon 9
Divers Nationality: Hong Kongese
Dive date: 30 March 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
Helpful staffs. The food and the living environment of the ship are good. Highly recommended.
Yagen Moshe MV Koon 9
Yagen Moshe
Divers Nationality: Israeli
Dive date: 29 March 2024
Boat rating: 8/10
Great service food and team. Great rooms. During the day to packed
Katie  MV Koon 9
Divers Nationality: British
Dive date: 18 March 2024
Boat rating: 10/10
Wonderful time on the boat - good size boat with clean facilities and comfy living accommodation- Despite being a bigger boat we were lucky it was not fully booked and so felt very spacious The dive sites were excellent We were lucky to have one more
Rob T
Divers Nationality: British
Dive date: 10 March 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
Amazing diving and a superb professional set up. They are extremely accomodating both in and out of the water. I can’t recommend them enough.
Lawrence Chan MV Koon 9
Lawrence Chan
Divers Nationality: Hong Kongese
Dive date: 09 March 2024
Boat rating: 10/10
- Friendly and helpful crews, especially when jumping on and out of the speed boat. - comfortable carbin - relaxing dive schedule, you could have sufficient rest between each dive, enjoy food/snacks, or chill around in the playroom - Great DMs t more
Laura S MV Koon 9
Laura S
Divers Nationality: American
Dive date: 01 March 2024
Boat rating: 10/10
Had a wonderful time on Koon 9. The boat is clean, updated, and well-staffed with friendly and professional folks. The food was great, and they were very accommodating of vegetarians. They were super nice to us, and supportive of my boyfriend who nee more
Delacroix Guillaume
Dive date: 21 February 2024
Boat rating: 10/10
Perfect service! Organization, dives, staff/crew, large boat, yummy food, comfortable cabins, transfers I warmly recommand croisière on MV Koon 9 !
Emanuelle Joaquim MV Koon 9
Emanuelle Joaquim
Divers Nationality: Brazilian
Dive date: 10 February 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
My husband and I did a 2 days - 1 night liveaboard. We really liked the service provided by No Troubles Just Bubbles and the organization of the Dive Center in separating our diving equipment. We also like the structure of the Sea Star to receive di more
Divers Nationality: Dutch
Dive date: 02 February 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
We had a wonderful time on Koon 9. We did the 3days-2nights trip. This was a good choice because we are no frequent divers and after 3 day, 10 dives (with Nutrox) we started to feel more tired. We went to some amazing dive spots, the surrounding more
Natalia G
Divers Nationality: Australian
Dive date: 14 January 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
Great crew, very professional and service was exceptional! MV Koon9 is a large boat and well set up . Trip was organised really well ! Richelieu Rock is a true gem, soft coral is in good healthy condition, gardens of anemone coral and variety o more
MV Koon 9 Similan Richelieu liveaboard diving
MV Koon9
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Khao Lak.
No. of guests: 40
From: 16,900 THB per diver
Don't forget! FREE dry bag or beach towel  free drybag or beach towel For all liveaboard guests
FREE T-shirt free dive t-shirt and wristband
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For All Our Liveaboard Guests

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