MV Lapat

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Lapat Thailabd Liveaboard Similan Islands Diving
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 16
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 6 divers
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Prices from: 679 USD
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Brand new for the diving season beginning October 2016, MV Lapat is 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. The double bed cabins have private en suite bathrooms. Similan liveaboard diving cruises don’t need to be crowded or overpriced. MV Lapat finds the perfect balance of size over guest capacity, and luxury over budget.

MV Lapat was designed by divers, for divers, and built in Phuket during the early months of 2016. She was first floated in the summer of 2016, and fitted out with facilities and décor to ensure durability, safety, cleanliness, and convenience.

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 deck is obviously at the rear of the boat, and is where everyone’s equipment is stored throughout each cruise. 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 more than welcome, and pay a discounted rate. They will be offered plenty of 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. 6 of the cabins are twin bunk, meaning that solo guests can also enjoy some privacy. Each bunk has its own window. Twin-cabin guests on Lapat share clean bathroom facilities which have hot & cold water throughout the trip. The other two cabins are known as ‘master cabins’ because they have a large double bed and a private en suite bathroom. 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 most-commonly 4D4N in length, leaving in the evening, returning mid-afternoon, and offering up to 14 dives at the best diving areas in Thailand. Each trip begins at the central Similan Islands, then moves north to Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, and Koh Bon on the return. However, during the Similans diving season there are a few 3D3N trips which skip the Similan Islands and sail directly to the ‘northern sites’ of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock.

MV Lapat Prices & Schedule

MV Lapat Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration Twin Double En-Suite
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(14 Dives)
4D / 4N Twin 679 USD Double En-Suite 738 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
October 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Thu at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Fri at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Tue at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Sun at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Fri at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
November 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Wed at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Mon at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Tue at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Sat at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Thu at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Fri at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Tue at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand, Sun at 4:00 PM
10% off for early-bird bookings
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MV Lapat Itinerary

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There are two types of trips on MV Lapat. Most are 4D/4D, but there are a few 3D/3N ‘northern sites’ trips during the season. All sail from Tab Lamu Pier (Khao Lak) in the evening (around 8pm) and return at 3-4pm on the final day. Because of the late departure, there is no diving on departure day, but guests wake up early the next morning moored at the dive site, ready to go diving. Each full diving day has 4 dives (early morning, mid-morning, afternoon & sunset/night), then on the final day of the cruise, there are two morning dives before the boat returns to Tab Lamu Pier.

4D/4N Similan liveaboard diving trips include the best of everything. After departing from Tab Lamu Pier in the evening of the first day, MV Lapat sails through the night and arrives at the central Similan Islands, ready for guests to start diving early the next morning. Normally one or two days are spent diving at the Similan Islands, before the boat sails north to the best dive sites in Thailand. Koh Bon is famous for Manta Rays, Richelieu Rock is famous for Whale Sharks and Seahorses, and Koh Tachai is famous for a bit of everything. Each trip is adjusted slightly in order to give the best diving opportunities for those on board. There are 4 dives for the first 3 days, then 2 dives on the final day before MV Lapat sails back to Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak.

On its 3D/3N trips MV Lapat sails directly to Koh Bon, before continuing to Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Each trip is designed to offer the very best diving in Thailand. The plan is to spend as much time as possible at the best dive sites, and the captain & tour leader may adjust the itinerary due to weather, sea or diving conditions. Richelieu Rock is not suitable for night dives. There are normally 4 dives on days 1 & 2, then 2 dives on the final day, usually at Koh Bon. Due to Koh Tachai’s beach being closed to the public, Koh Bon not having a beach, and Richelieu Rock being completely submerged, guests on these trips will not step foot on land. Non-diving guests are still welcome to join at discounted rates.

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 Itinerary
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck 4 Days / 4 Nights 14 dives

MV Lapat Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with MV Lapat
Nitrox
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

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MV Lapat Courses

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

MV Lapat Transfer Details

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MV Lapat guests staying in Khao Lak can enjoy free scheduled transfers in the early evening on departure day. Guests coming from Phuket can also join scheduled transfers at the unbeatable price of 250 THB per guest. At the end of each cruise, the same applies. Because MV Lapat departs from and returns to Tab Lamu Pier in Khao Lak, guests who come from Phuket are picked up earlier due to the longer journey, and those coming from Khao Lak are collected later.

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.

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MV Lapat Reviews

diver
Dived: 17 April 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
Awesome trip! Jamie has been very helpful organising the trip
Four from Holland
Dived: 17 April 2017
Boat rating: 9/10
It was GREAT! Well organized, professional staff, top dive sites and Dennis and Deaw are a good team: good briefings of the dives, instructions but also a very good sence pf humor.
Lutz
Dived: 07 March 2017
Boat rating: 8/10
Kurze aber erlebnisreiche Tauchsafari. MV Lapat brachte uns zu sehr schönen dive sites.
diver
Dived: 21 February 2017
Boat rating: 8/10
Nice boat, great team on board!
Kriss, Donghee, Hana, Yu-Yeon, Minwoo, Deaw, Dohee
Dived: 26 January 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
The crews, instructors and dive master were all helpful and friendly. I'm glad that I had no problme staying on Lapat and I had so much fun!
diver
Dived: 26 January 2017
Boat rating: 8/10
Good value for the money. Even though I had a hard time falling asleep on the first night of the trip on Lapat, everything went smoothly after that. All the instructors, dive masters and crews on Lapat were very helpful and friendly. Our instructor was an amazing videographer so we could watch what I would call "diving art" at the end of each day. He made every single one of our group a cup of coffee and hot chocolate between dives and at mealtimes. I would definitely use Lapat if I were diving again there ...read more