MV Blue Dolphin Liveaboard Diving Thailand

MV Blue Dolphin

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Blue Dolphin Thailand
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 16
Boat rating: 10/10 Based on 2 divers
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Prices from: 728 USD
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M/V Blue Dolphin was relaunched in 2022, by one of the most-experienced and well-organised teams in the Similan Islands. The new design is by divers, for divers, and has a wide range of cabin options, plenty of space in communal areas, and a dedicated camera station. At 27 metres long, it's the perfect size for up to 16 lucky guests without using too much fuel. Effectively a brand-new boat, Blue Dolphin had a full renovation and refit from its previous incarnation, which was already a new boat just a few years ago. The team completely redesigned every deck, thinking of what diving guests want and need to ensure the most-comfortable and convenient experience.

There are three different cabin types, offering five accommodation options. On the main deck are the shared cabins, and deluxe cabins. The shared cabins are available with four single beds, two single beds or a double bed. The four-bed shared cabin offers the best value, for groups of friends or solo divers who want the best balance of price and great diving. There are windows, air conditioning, and each bed has a shelf, mini-safe and reading light. The twin/double cabins can have two single beds or one double, depending if you're coming as a couple, two friends, or alone. Solo divers are normally only placed with another guest of the same gender. All shared cabins on the lower deck use the four clean and well-designed communal bathrooms on the same deck. Also on the main deck are two Deluxe Cabins that have a private bathroom, and the option of two single beds or one double. On the boat's upper deck are two Master Cabins,with larger windows and more floor space. Couples can enjoy a huge King-size bed, and solo guests can choose a slightly smaller bed, increasing floor space even more.

Also on the upper deck is an air-conditioned lounge saloon, which is perfect for watching movies, dive briefings, or just getting out of the sun to relax or read a book. At the rear of this upper deck is an outdoor communal area, where guests enjoy the delicious food that is served throughout the cruise. Although the large tables and seating are fixed in place, it's very easy to socialise with other guests, or find some privacy in a corner. And of course upstairs is a large sundeck with both shaded and exposed areas.

Blue Dolphin is a wonderful place to spend time, but you join these trips to go diving. At the rear of the main deck is a large dive platform, that has been carefully designed to ensure convenience, safety and ease of use. Each diver gets their own slot for personal items, and a location for dive gear. Plus there's a camera station to prepare and store photography equipment. The divers are organised into small groups to match experience, air consumption, certificaton and needs. There is of course a motorised dinghy to drop divers off directly above most dive sites, and to collect them at the surface at the end of each dive.

Food is plentiful and delicious, and the boat has all the latest safety and navigation features. The crew speak English, and guides speak a variety of languages, and can teach diving courses for those who book in advance. Nitrox is available, and there are annual Early-Bird discounts for those who want the best deal on one of the best Similan diving liveaboards.

Prices & Schedule

MV Blue Dolphin Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Quad Cabin Standard Cabin Deluxe Cabin Master Cabin
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( 14 Dives)
4D / 4N Quad Cabin728 USD Standard Cabin945 USD Deluxe Cabin1,135 USD Master Cabin1,298 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Soft drinks
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Enviroment tax
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

The team collect guests from locations around Khao Lak and Phuket during the afternoon of the first day of the trip, and the boat sails in the evening.

There are up to four dives for the first three days, and on the final day there are up to two dives.

The boat returns to harbour (Tab Lamu, Khao Lak, Phang Nga) mid afternoon on the final day.

Clicking below gives you a more-detailed itinerary.

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, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 Days / 4 Nights 14 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Blue Dolphin
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
MV Blue Dolphin Specifications
Hull: Steel.
Length: 27 Metres.


The Advanced and Nitrox courses are both possible and popular on Blue Dolphin. The team are set up to offer SSI courses, but PADI is also possible, with advanced notice.

Continuing your diving education on a liveaboard is without doubt the best way to increase experience and improve skills.

Contact us for more information about courses on MV Blue Dolphin

Transfer details

Blue Dolphiin guests are collected from Phuket & Khao Lak hotels, and Phuket airport at set times in the afternoon/evening of the first day of the trip.

The transfers are for free, but at set times, and shared with other guests on your trip.

At the end of the trip, there are shared transfers for free from Tab Lamu Pier to hotels in Khao Lak and Phuket.

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportation are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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MV Blue Dolphin Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Blue Dolphin
sungmin MV Blue Dolphin
Nationality: South Korean
Dived: 06 April 2024
Boat rating: 10/10
I really enjoyed my time on the boat. Both the diving and the food are great. The accommodation was comfortable and towels were changed daily. It was great to have a cold drink after coming up the dive.
Simone MV Blue Dolphin
Nationality: Austrian
Dived: 30 November 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Many many reasons to come back and NO reason not to recommend a dive trip with Blue Dolphin! As an experienced traveller I can say that the service, generosity, know how and good energy was exceptional - 10 stars. Dives were an 8, only due to visibility.
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