MV Lapat - overnight Similan Liveaboard Diving

MV Lapat

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Lapat Thailabd Liveaboard Similan Islands Diving
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 16
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 74 divers
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Prices from: 386 USD
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New at the end of 2016, MV Lapat was specifically designed to offer affordable luxury Similan diving cruises for up to 16 lucky guests. The highly-experienced team commissioned the building of Lapat to specifications ideal for couples, friends, solo divers, and groups. Each cabin is air conditioned, and accommodates two guests. Similan liveaboard diving cruises don’t need to be crowded or overpriced. MV Lapat finds the perfect balance of size, guest capacity, luxury and budget.

Starting with the communal areas, there is a large sundeck atop, and on the upper deck there is a covered outdoor dining area, and asmall air-conditioned lounge for enjoying videos and to cool down during the daytime. Everything was designed to be modern, but have character and be practical. The dive platform is obviously at the rear of the boat, and is where everyone’s equipment is stored. Divers step off in small groups into the crystal-clear turquoise waters of The Andaman Sea. Most diving guests on Lapat join to enjoy wonderful Similan diving safaris, but some take part in PADI diving courses during their trip. Non-diving guests are also welcome, and pay a slightly-discounted rate. They will be offered opportunities to snorkel above shallow reefs when possible.

Lapat similan liveaboard dive boatOn the main deck of MV Lapat there are 8 air-conditioned cabins, each for two guests. Six of the cabins are twin bunk, meaning that solo guests can also enjoy some privacy. The double-bed cabins are for couples. These have private en suite bathrooms inside. Guests in the twin bunk cabins on Lapat share bathroom facilities which have hot & cold water throughout the trip. Although not large, each cabin is clean, well designed, and has an airy feel due to the materials and large windows.

MV Lapat trips are 'flexible' meaning that you can join by speedboat on any morning and stay for as long as you choose. It's important to stay in Khao Lak the night before your trip so that you can check in at the dive centre before 7pm. Land transfers from your Khao Lak hotel and the speedboat trip is all included in the price.

On Thursday and Saturdays Lapat goes to Richelieu Rock, which is the best dive site in Thailand. 

Prices & Schedule

MV Lapat Diver Prices Overview 2023 / 2024
DestinationsDuration Twin Double En Suite
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin386 USD Double En Suite416 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin386 USD Double En Suite416 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin386 USD Double En Suite416 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin416 USD Double En Suite446 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin416 USD Double En Suite446 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin416 USD Double En Suite446 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin416 USD Double En Suite446 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin538 USD Double En Suite568 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin538 USD Double En Suite568 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin565 USD Double En Suite595 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin565 USD Double En Suite595 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin565 USD Double En Suite595 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin565 USD Double En Suite595 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin565 USD Double En Suite595 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Mask and Snorkel
Full-foot fins
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Open-heel fins
Tips / Gratuities
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MV Lapat's speedboat sails from Thap/Tab Lamu Pier (Khao Lak) in the morning (around 8.00am) and returns at 4.45pm on your final day. 

The list if itineraries below is so long because there are so many itineraries to choose from. Check the destination, day of the week, and trip length for your chosen dates on the schedule.

If you are unsure, please get in touch for our help.

Beach visits are not possible at Richelieu Rock & Koh Bon (no beach) or Koh Tachai (closed to the public).
On days at the Similan Islands, beach visits are sometimes possible, but we never promise. This is because so many factors affect the ability and decision whether or not to visit the beach. These factors include the exact location of the boat and its next dive site, how crowded the beach may be, the time of day, and if the the boat needs to be somewhere else to fill up with fresh water.

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 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Koh Bon, Richelieu Rock 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Richelieu Rock 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Koh Bon, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Lapat
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 Lapat Layout (prior to the 2018 refit and bathroom changes)



MV Lapat Specifications
Built: 2016
Length: 24 metres
Beam: 5 metres
Instrumentation: Depth Sounder, VHF Radio, Radar, GPS
Safety: Life vests, Oxygen, First aid kit, Fire Extingishers
Plug sockets:  220V in every cabin


MV Lapat has a wide range of diving courses available at very competitive prices. Normally, you need to pre-book a PADI diving course so that equipment, materials and staff in your preferred language can be prepared.

Contact us for more information about courses on MV Lapat

Transfer details

MV Lapat guests staying in Khao Lak can enjoy free scheduled transfers in the morning on departure day.

It's not possible to try to come directly from Phuket in the morning of your trip because it's very far and the boat can't wait for late guests.

MV Lapat Scheduled Transfers
2D / 1N Trips
6.45 - 7.45 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
08:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
16:45 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
17:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
MV Lapat Scheduled Transfers
3D / 2N Trips
6.45 - 7.45 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
08:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
16:45 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
17:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free

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 Lapat Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Lapat
Charles Lapat
Nationality: American
Dived: 26 January 2023
Boat rating: 8/10
You will not find better service on a dive boat any were in world, and I have dove all over the world. If you are far from the boat when you come up they bring the dingy. They help put your gear on and off. They even help put your fins on before you jump. No Troubles Just Bubbles baby 5 stars all the way!
Nationality: Canadian
Dived: 14 January 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Great time on the Mv Lapat! Booked with “no toubles just bubbles”… Great staff on the boat, great dives, good meals, living on the boat for two days and one night was awesome! Try it, you’ll love it!
Michael Lapat
Nationality: Swiss
Dived: 12 January 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Great organisation, great diving, great staff, tasty food, boat not in best condition anymore.
Fabio Lapat
Nationality: Swedish
Dived: 07 January 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Jamie from No Trouble Just Bubbles is a great and responsible employee, who will support you from beginning to end. All the experiences I had with the company were great, and I received even extra support such as help with transfers and taxis, hotels and etc. Definitely recommend this service.
Nationality: Finnish
Dived: 04 January 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Our dive group was small and the local diveguide A guided us well. Food was delicious and and there was plenty for everyone. Sun deck could have more bean bags and sun beds.
Palle Lapat
Nationality: Swedish
Dived: 01 January 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Very nice diving.
Marina Lapat
Nationality: American
Dived: 27 December 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
A great agency to help book your next diving adventure! Jamie and the team are super attentive and the communication was great. They booked us into a great 2 day, 1 night dive trip on MV Lapat in the Similan Islands and it was one of the most magical dive trips we've had. All around a great agency - would definitely book with them again!
Sandy Boe Lapat
Sandy Boe
Nationality: American
Dived: 21 December 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
Another great trip to Similan and Surin Islands with No Troubles Just Bubbles. Everything is taken care of and runs smoothly. Wouldn't hesitate to book another trip or suggest to friends. Thank you!
Ben McD Lapat
Ben McD
Nationality: British
Dived: 20 December 2022
Boat rating: 7/10
We really enjoyed our stay on Lapat. The staff were all really friendly and the food was tasty. I would recommend it as a good value option for a liveaboard.
Nationality: Hong Kongese
Dived: 13 December 2022
Boat rating: 9/10
This is my first time to go live aboard diving. Amazing experience of these three days, diving around Similan Island, Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock! Night diving experience is sooooo great! we saw barracuda eating small fish, which I will never forget. Food on the boat also tastes really good, especially the soup and the fried shrimp cake!
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