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MV Lapat Similan Liveaboard Diving
Boat rating : 9/10 Based on 95 divers
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Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Khao Lak.
No. of guests: 16
Prices from: 12,900 THB per diver

MV Lapat is a Similan liveaboard diving boat launched in 2016. Designed by divers, for divers, the boat is specifically built for diving cruises in Thailand’s Andaman Sea, including Richelieu Rock. Lapat offers flexible liveaboard trips. This means that you can join on any day of the season, and stay as long as you choose. Of course, this depends on cabin availability. The advantage of flexible trips is that the Similan diving cruise can more-easily fit with your holiday schedule. From the communal areas to the cabins and dive deck, this boat is ideal for couples, solo divers, friends, families, and groups of diving club members.

Starting with the accommodation, Lapat has 8 cabins on its main deck, each accommodating 2 guests. All the cabins are air-conditioned and designed to be comfortable and practical. The air-conditioners are independently controlled in each cabin, so you can get your chosen temperature. There are six twin cabins which have bunk beds, and two double-bed cabins. The double cabins have private bathrooms. Each cabin has its own window, with privacy glass. Also on the boat’s main deck are the shared bathrooms and the well-designed diving deck. This is where everyone’s diving equipment is stored and where divers take a giant stride entry into the crystal-clear water of the Andaman Sea. Divers who are unable to return directly to the rear of the boat at the end of their dive can be picked up by Lapat’s dinghy.

Lapat similan liveaboard dive boatThe upper deck of MV Lapat has a small indoor and covered outdoor area. The design is modern, but designed to be easily cleaned & durable. Guests can relax in the saloon to escape the heat of the daytime or watch a video in the evening. At the rear of the upper deck is the communal area that is covered from sunshine and rain. Here you spend most of the time socialising in small groups or enjoying the sumptuous food that is served buffet-style throughout each day. Diving is hungry work, and the kitchen staff on MV Lapat pride themselves on preparing the tastiest dishes of local and western food, always with a vegetarian option.

Sundeck onboard lapat liveaboard dive boatThe top deck of Lapat is for sun worshippers and star gazers. Here the exposed sundeck is where the best views of the surrounding sea are enjoyed. Sometimes guests even choose to sleep under the stars.

On your first day you arrive by speedboat and do three dives. Then on your final day you dive three times and return to land by speedboat in the afternoon. If you're staying for more than one night, you get four dives in the middle day(s) day. 

Each diver on MV Lapat is placed into a group of no more than 5 with a Divemaster guide. The groups are chosen by the experience and certification level of each diver, but special requests are always taken into account. There is a selection of courses available on Lapat as well as equipment for hire.

Genuine MV Lapat Reviews

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Jessica
Divers Nationality: Malaysian
Dive date: 25 January 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
It was a fun experience LOB! The crew members were super duper friendly and helpful throughout the whole trip! Our instructors Tutor and Golf made our diving experience awesome and fun too!
CC Lapat
CC
Divers Nationality: Malaysian
Dive date: 25 January 2024
Boat rating: 10/10
The entire crew was amazing - friendly and very helpful. Overall it was quite clean for a boat with multiple live-in divers + day trip divers too. Huge shout out to our DMs - Golf and Tutor who went above and beyond to make our trips memorable to ...read more
Jayson Lapat
Jayson
Divers Nationality: Malaysian
Dive date: 25 January 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
- Excellent boat with an amazing crew - The cook on the boat is cooking up great food - Dive crews are helpful and attentive - The captain sure knows how to steer the boat - Sleeping on the boat is very peaceful as well (You are tired after all ...read more
tomas Lapat
tomas
Divers Nationality: American
Dive date: 02 January 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
The food on the boat was wonderful and all of the crew were extremely kind and helpful. The dive masters and instructors were all very well trained, experienced and enjoyed taking people through the sites. The only issue I had was that the rooms coul ...read more
Mary Lapat
Mary
Divers Nationality: Kenyan
Dive date: 13 December 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Great dives. They listened to what we needed and took us to our favorite dive spots. Amazing female chef on the boat who whips us delicious meals. Fantastic crew that is reliable and well informed. Had all our gear arranged and ready for every dive. ...read more
Karen Lapat
Karen
Divers Nationality: Chinese
Dive date: 07 December 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
I have wonderful dive for this trip Nice weather Nice food Nice staff Nice instructor Nice boat………… Thank you !No troubles just bubbles
Lee Lapat
Lee
Divers Nationality: American
Dive date: 28 April 2023
Boat rating: 8/10
Had a great time on the Lapat! I would definitely recommend. + The staff were amazing. + The launch boat is brand new and is much better than the other liveaboards operating in the area. + There is plenty of space on the boat and it does n ...read more
Samuele Arcolace Lapat
Samuele Arcolace
Divers Nationality: Italian
Dive date: 27 April 2023
Boat rating: 5/10
There was many bugs in my cabin... Not acceptable... Will have to leave you a bad review for this. And quite disappointed also from the marine life there...
Elisabeth and Lea Lapat
Elisabeth and Lea
Divers Nationality: German
Dive date: 08 April 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Outstanding and amazing! It was our first Liveaboard and it could not have been better! Excellent coordination, nice and helpful staff, best dive guide ever?! 100% Recommendation!!! Thanks a lot again to all of you, you did a great job! Hopefully w ...read more
Mark
Divers Nationality: New Zealander
Dive date: 28 March 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Boat was a little older than the photos indicate, but staff were great everything was well run. The meals were especially good. Diving was excellent.
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MV Lapat Similan Liveaboard Diving
MV Lapat
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Khao Lak.
No. of guests: 16
From: 12,900 THB per diver
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