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M/V Marco Polo 7 Days/6 Nights Combi Tour

฿ 63,900

7 days and 6 nights to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the famous Richelieu Rock

We start every Friday morning around 08:00 am and return Thursday evening around 05:00 pm.

You can use the calendar to see all of our departure dates  (green fields). Choose your desired cabin type and departure date and click on book now to book your liveaboard adventure!

Please note that the availability of your desired trip and selected cabin type will need to be double-checked by our staff and reconfirmed by email. It is not guaranteed until you have received an email confirmation. 



Description

Dive the spectacular dive sites of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock!

Welcome aboard the renowned and completely renovated “MV Marco Polo”.

With now only 12 guests in 6 comfortable and modern AC cabins, all with their own bathrooms we upgraded the boat completely. 

Every week, she embarks on two different liveaboard cruises which also can be combined to a 7 day / 6 night back-to-back tour. The tour showcases  the reefs and marine life around the Similan Islands as well as heading north towards the world-famous Richelieu Rock. Experience the best scuba diving trip Thailand has to offer at these premier dive sites in the Andaman Sea!

Liveaboard diving enthusiasts regularly join the “MV Marco Polo” on her wonderful tours, season after season. Many who have sailed on it before keep coming back, such is the addictive marine adventure we give you!

Nitrox is also available onboard as well as a wide range of SSI Courses i.e. Nitrox Course and Advanced Adventurer to take your adventure to the next level. Non-diving partners are also welcome on board and receive a 10% discount on the cabin price.

We’re certain you’ll have an amazing time with us too!

What is included in this offer? Items that are included in the price.

All meals
Water, Softdrinks
Tank, Weights
Dive guide
Free Nitrox

What is excluded in this offer? Items that are not included in the price.

Diving Equipment
National Park Fee:  2100 Baht for divers, 1500 Baht for non divers

This liveaboard cruise runs on a fixed schedule from November to end of April.
Departing every Friday morning and returning on Thursday evening the following week.
Our liveaboard, the "MV Marco Polo", leaves Tap Lamu for this 7-day diving safari to the best dive sites on the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.

Your liveaboard tour starts on Friday morning. Together with a maximum of 11 other guests, you board the Marco Polo, receive an initial briefing from your tour leader and move into your cabin to enjoy the first few hours on board. 30 NM later we reach Koh Bon, your first dive site.

More experienced divers will also be given opportunity to dive at Koh Bon Pinnacle, one of the best Manta cleaning stations in Thailand. With a trip up North we will reach the next dive site, Koh Tachai, which is known to be a great place to spot a Manta Ray or even a Whale Shark. We will also do the night dive at this wonderful reef before we go to the world-famous Richelieu Rock the next morning. Awaiting you in the three following dives will be an astounding biodiversity and an impressive underwater scenery. For the night dive we will be back to Koh Tachai, where we will also do the first two dives on the following day.

The third dive on Sunday will take place at the Boonsung Wreck, a fascinating fish magnet, followed bay a stop at Tap Lamu, before our captain will drive you safely to the Similan Islands, about 35km away. On the morning of the forth day of the safari a dreamlike backdrop of the Similan Islands will await you with its crystal clear waters, granite rocks and white sandy beaches.

The first couple days of diving will be in the Similan National Park, including Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, both very good places for large fish encounters.

The northernmost point of the Phuket liveaboard is Richelieu Rock. The boat spends a whole day at this isolated offshore dive site, so there will be plenty of opportunities to marvel at the incredible abundance of fish, the biodiversity in the macro range and, with a bit of luck, a whale shark or manta rays.

On the following days the boat returns south again. On the last day there are two more dives in the Similan National Park before the boat makes its way home to Tap Lamu. For the last dive of the tour we will dive again at the fish magnet Boonsung Wreck.

Your liveaboard tour starts on Friday morning. Together with a maximum of 11 other guests, you board the Marco Polo, receive an initial briefing from your tour leader and move into your cabin to enjoy the first few hours on board.

30 NM later we reach Koh Bon, your first dive site.

More experienced divers will also be given opportunity to dive at Koh Bon Pinnacle, one of the best Manta cleaning stations in Thailand. With a trip up North we will reach the next dive site, Koh Tachai, which is known to be a great place to spot a Manta Ray or even a Whale Shark.

For the night dive on that day, we lie protected in front of the Surin Islands before we go to the world-famous Richelieu Rock the next morning. Awaiting you in the three following dives will be an astounding biodiversity and an impressive underwater scenery.

For the night dive we will be back to Koh Tachai, where we will also do the first two dives on the following day.

The final dive on Sunday will take place at the Boonsung Wreck, a fascinating fish magnet. We will then reach the port of Tap Lamu on Sunday evening at around 5:00 p.m.
Day 1
Depart around 8.00 am from Tab Lamu
3 dives at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, 1 night dive at Koh Tachai

Day 2
3 dives at Richelieu Rock, 1 night dive at Koh Tachai

Day 3
3 dives at Koh Tachai, Koh Bon and Boonsung Wrack, short stop at Tap Lamu

Day 4
Three dives, one night dive at Similan Islands

Day 5
Two dives at the Similans, one dive at Koh Bon, night dive at Koh Tachai

Day 6
Three dives at Richelieu Rock, night dive at Koh Tachai

Day 7
One dives at Koh Tachai, one dive at Koh Bon, one dive at the Boonsung Wreck.
Arrival at Tap Lamu approx. 05:00 pm.

The "MV Marco Polo" is equipped with 6 AC ensuite cabins, a large diving deck, a comfortable saloon deck and a roofed sun deck with bean bags so that you can enjoy the sundowners to the fullest.  

Dive deck

The dive deck offers spacious 24m2 for all your equipment. Two ladders guarantee easy access in and out of the water.   The Salon & Party deck Upstairs are covered areas with plenty of seating, an indoor salon with TV and music station, where all meals are served. On the spacious and cosy covered sundeck you can enjoy your time between the dives or have a sundowner after the last dive of the day.   

The Cabins

There are 6 double cabins, with plenty of space for your personal belongings. All rooms open to the outer deck to give you the full benefit of the cool sea breeze when the sun beats down. All cabins have their own bathroom with toilet, sink, LED mirror, rain shower and hand shower. They all have individual A/C units with a remote control so you can adjust the temperature to your own comfort level. Each bed has a reading light and 220 V outlets with a constant electric supply.   

Technical details

40 x 12 litre tanks, 50 litre oxygen tank, two Bauer Mariner compressors, three generators 220/12V, GPS, Dinghy, Life-raft, Telephone, TV, Video and HiFi.

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