MC Stingray is a German-owned & run catamaran that sails every day of the week to some of the best diving spots in Thailand. With its colour and shape, it’s the most easily-recognizable boat at the Similan Islands, and it certainly has an excellent reputation for good reason. The boat, the staff & crew and the service they provide is second to none.
At 23 metres in length, this day trip boat is longer than some liveaboard diving boats, and with a beam of 7m, it is wider than just about everything. What does this mean to the passengers on board? It means smooth and safe journeys and plenty of space to move around. This includes on the large and well-planned dive platform as well as the lounge & dining area and sun deck. This twin-hull catamaran can easily, safely and smoothly sails across all kinds of sea conditions, ensuring that each diving day trip is comfortable, safe and enjoyable.
Thai hospitality blends perfectly with German efficiency, ensuring that each trip, from hotel pick up in the morning to drop off in the evening, is pleasant and on time. Guests enjoy lots of great food and beverages during the trip, as well as the use of a personal towel.
Stingray varies trips to different Similan Islands and Koh Bon during the week. Most days are at The Similan Islands, which have pristine beaches to visit during lunch. Every Tuesday and Saturday Stingray goes to Koh Bon, which is famous for its awesome diving and possible Manta Ray sightings.
MV Stingray Prices & Schedule
|MV Stingray Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018|
Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
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MV Stingray Itinerary
Stingray leaves from Khao Lak's Tab Lamu Pier at 8.00am.
Breakfast is served on board while Stingray sails out towards the Similan Islands.
Lunch is served during the surface interval.
A light meal is served on the way back to Tab Lamu.
The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.
|Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open)||Days / Nights||Number of dives|
|Similan Islands||1 Days / 1 Nights||2 dives|
|Koh Bon||1 Days / 1 Nights||2 dives|
MV Stingray Facilities, Layout & Specification
|MV Stingray Specifications|
|Engines:||2x MAN diesel engines.|
|Navigation:||GPS, radar and depth sounder.|
|Safety:||Telephone, first Aid kit, oxygen unit.|
MV Stingray Courses
There are a range of diving courses available on Stingray, and these include 'Introductory Dives' for those who have never dived before, 'Scuba Reviews' for those who are a bit rusty, and learning to dive or advancing your level. Please let us know your needs and preferred language, and we will be able to prepare the best and most appropriate diving course for you on one or more day trips aboard Stingray.
MV Stingray Transfer Details
There are many locations from which you can be picked up from (and/or dropped off at). Guests from Phuket need to make their own way (by private taxi) to Tab Lamu Pier. Those who spend the night before a day trip in Khao Lak can take advantage of free local pick ups.
In fact, instead of having to visit the dive centre the day before a trip, normally the arrangements can be made over the phone or by email and final payment etc can be done at the pier in the morning.
MV Stingray Scheduled transfers
|07:45 - 08:30||Pick up from Khao Lak : Free|
|09:00||Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )|
|17:00||Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )|
|17:00 - 18:00||Drop off to Khao Lak : Free|
Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportion are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.