MV Lapat

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Lapat Thailabd Liveaboard Similan Islands Diving
Type Liveaboard
Departs from Baan Nam Khem Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests 16
Boat rating : 9/10 Based on 18 divers
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Prices from: 397 USD
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New in 2017, 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 in clean comfort. 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 an 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 large 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 very welcome, and pay a discounted rate. They will be offered opportunities to snorkel above shallow reefs, and every guest is welcome to visit The Similan Islands’ famous pristine beaches, for example at Donald Duck Bay.

Lapat similan liveaboard dive boatOn the main deck of MV Lapat there are 8 air-conditioned cabins, each taking no more than 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 clean 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 morening 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 Wednesdays and Fridays Lapat goes to Richelieu Rock, which is the best dive site in Thailand. It's not suitable for novice divers or divers on an Open Water course, but for everyone else it's fine.

MV Lapat Prices & Schedule

MV Lapat Diver Prices Overview 2018 / 2019
DestinationsDuration Twin Double En Suite
Koh Bon, Similan Islands,
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin397 USD Double En Suite458 USD
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai,
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin397 USD Double En Suite458 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon,
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin397 USD Double En Suite458 USD
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin428 USD Double En Suite489 USD
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock,
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin428 USD Double En Suite489 USD
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands,
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin428 USD Double En Suite489 USD
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon,
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin428 USD Double En Suite489 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin495 USD Double En Suite556 USD
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin526 USD Double En Suite587 USD
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin526 USD Double En Suite587 USD
Koh Bon, Similan Islands, Koh Bon,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin526 USD Double En Suite587 USD
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin526 USD Double En Suite587 USD
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin526 USD Double En Suite587 USD
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands,
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin526 USD Double En Suite587 USD
Koh Bon, Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin550 USD Double En Suite630 USD
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin614 USD Double En Suite675 USD
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin614 USD Double En Suite675 USD
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands, Koh Bon,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin614 USD Double En Suite675 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin614 USD Double En Suite675 USD
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin614 USD Double En Suite675 USD
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin614 USD Double En Suite675 USD
Included In The Price

Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
VAT
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Mask and Snorkel
Full-foot fins
Towels
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 Itinerary

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MV Lapat's speedboat sails from Baan Nam Khem Pier (Khao Lak) in the morning (around 8.30am) and returns at 4.30pm on your final day. 

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

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

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.

MV Lapat Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Surin Islands 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Surn Islands, Richelieu Rock 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Koh Tachai, 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
Koh Bon, Similan Islands 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Koh Tachai, 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
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Koh Bon, Similan Islands, Koh Bon 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands, Koh Bon 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Koh Bon, Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives

MV Lapat Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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Facilities Available with MV Lapat
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
Lounge
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter

MV Lapat Layout (prior To The 2018 Refit And Bathroom Changes)

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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 Courses

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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

The Open Water course is possible and available on Lapat, but you need at least one full day in Khao Lak before departure to complete the theory and pool skills. Also, your first day on board for the course cannot be a Tuesday (Koh Tachai), Wednesday or Friday (Richelieu Rock) because these dive sites are not suitable for learning to dive.

MV Lapat Transfer details

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MV Lapat guests staying in Khao Lak can enjoy free scheduled transfers in the morning on departure day. It's not a good idea to try to come directly from Phuket because it's very far and the boat can't wait.

MV Lapat Scheduled Transfers
2D / 1D Trips
07:00 - 08:15 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
08:30 Departure ( Baan Nam Khem Pier, Khao Lak )
16:00 Return ( Baan Nam Khem Pier, Khao Lak )
16:00 - 17:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
MV Lapat Scheduled Transfers
4D / 3D Trips
07:00 - 08:15 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
08:30 Departure ( Baan Nam Khem Pier, Khao Lak )
16:00 Return ( Baan Nam Khem Pier, Khao Lak )
16:00 - 17:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
MV Lapat Scheduled Transfers
3D / 2D Trips
07:00 - 08:15 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
08:30 Departure ( Baan Nam Khem Pier, Khao Lak )
16:00 Return ( Baan Nam Khem Pier, Khao Lak )
16:00 - 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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Genuine MV Lapat Reviews

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MV Lapat Reviews

Marika and Agneta MV Lapat
Dived: 09 December 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
We had an epic experience! 😄 At Kho Bon we did 3 dives with mantas. Memories for a lifetime. Kho Tachai pinnacle was also truly spectacular. Finishing off with some pristine corals in Surin and a crowded Richelieu rock. But the last dive was super. Tik was a great guide and she made this trip amazing for us! Also we really enjoyed the company of her and Dennis. Thanx!!
Dived: 25 October 2018
Boat rating: 9/10
Great diving cruise, friendly and efficient staff, delicious and generous food, very recommended.
Klaus und Moni MV Lapat
Dived: 18 April 2018
Boat rating: 9/10
It was a very great trip for us, seeing a lot of small and big fishes and natures under water. The crew and the dive guides are very friendly and has a lot of experience. We have the fortune to see two times a great group of dolphines (15 - 25) in the open sea. Climax we dived with 7 (seven!!!) whale sharks on two days. Thank you on Dennis for this wonderful trip. Klaus and Moni. 2018.04.27
Viktor MV Lapat
Dived: 08 April 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Great!!
Miki MV Lapat
Dived: 19 March 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
ダイビングスタッフ、ボートスタッフの皆さんとても良かったです。毎食船内で作ってくれるご飯も美味しく、ダイビング以外の時間も気持ちよく楽しく過ごしました。日本人が少ないので他の国の方たちと話したり、チームで潜ったり。英語圏ではない人達が殆どでしたが、お互いつたない英語でコミュニケーション りあってました。 ...read more
Dived: 04 March 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
It was a fantastic trip because we had a wonderful team, and great dives & weather. Both the western and Thai staff & crew were all very friendly, helpful, kind and knowledgeable.
Dived: 27 February 2018
Boat rating: 8/10
Very good diving trip, All Crew are professional, they take care all divers during hold trip....The choose diving site also very nice...
XU XINYAO MV Lapat
Dived: 19 December 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
It's a very fantastic, interesting and wonderful trip.Hope see you again
Niels MV Lapat
Dived: 24 November 2017
Boat rating: 8/10
Great time! WHALE SHAAAAARK!
Ilikepink MV Lapat
Dived: 14 November 2017
Boat rating: 9/10
Nice boat, the Captain and boat crew was super helpful .
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