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 89 divers
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Prices from: 342 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 Twin342 USD Double En Suite369 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin342 USD Double En Suite369 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin342 USD Double En Suite369 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin369 USD Double En Suite395 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin369 USD Double En Suite395 USD
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin369 USD Double En Suite395 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin475 USD Double En Suite502 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin475 USD Double En Suite502 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin475 USD Double En Suite502 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin502 USD Double En Suite528 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin502 USD Double En Suite528 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin502 USD Double En Suite528 USD
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin502 USD Double En Suite528 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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Booking / Enquiry

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 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Koh Tachai, Surin Islands 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Koh Bon, Similan Islands 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Koh Tachai, 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 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
Lee Lapat
Nationality: American
Dived: 28 April 2023
Boat rating: 8/10
Had a great time on the Lapat! I would definitely recommend. + The staff were amazing. + The launch boat is brand new and is much better than the other liveaboards operating in the area. + There is plenty of space on the boat and it does not feel cramped. + You must see Richelieu Rock, it's amazing. -The diving equipment was a bit dated but the staff are always there to help. -The only thing I would suggest would be adding lounge chairs and umbrellas to the 3rd deck. It would be nice to hang out up there but there was no furniture.
Samuele Arcolace Lapat
Samuele Arcolace
Nationality: Italian
Dived: 27 April 2023
Boat rating: 5/10
There was many bugs in my cabin... Not acceptable... Will have to leave you a bad review for this. And quite disappointed also from the marine life there...
Elisabeth and Lea Lapat
Elisabeth and Lea
Nationality: German
Dived: 08 April 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Outstanding and amazing! It was our first Liveaboard and it could not have been better! Excellent coordination, nice and helpful staff, best dive guide ever😘! 100% Recommendation!!! Thanks a lot again to all of you, you did a great job! Hopefully we will see us again!
Nationality: New Zealander
Dived: 28 March 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Boat was a little older than the photos indicate, but staff were great everything was well run. The meals were especially good. Diving was excellent.
Matthew Lapat
Nationality: British
Dived: 23 March 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Jamie was super helpful and the whole diving experience was excellent. The boat is clean and the crew are helpful. Recommended
Glen Lapat
Nationality: Canadian
Dived: 20 March 2023
Boat rating: 8/10
It was well organised and support was great. Lapat boat was nice well run and our dive guide tailored the dives to our group very well.
David Adair Lapat
David Adair
Nationality: British
Dived: 15 March 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
I booked a 2n/3d trip with Jamie on Lapat as solo traveller. His personal service and is a 10/10. and I don't hesitate to recommend using No Troubles Just Bubbles and can't wait to go again. The Lapat was great dive boat sleeps 16 but also has day trip divers but there is plenty of room. The crew are fantastic, the food excellent and the diving especially at Richelieu Rock was unbelievable., There was a whale shark there on t he day I dived and every diver was luckily enough to see this beautiful creature smiles all around the boat was a sight to be seen. Thanks Jamie and the Lapat Crew see you again
JMarschner Lapat
Nationality: German
Dived: 13 March 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
We had a two day trip with the Lapat and we would do it again anytime! The crew was charming and welcoming and very helpful in every regard. The equipment was very good, and when it was not, the dive masters would see to it and change it when needed. And last but not least, the food was just amazing! I had the best pad Thai of my life on board.
Mimi Lapat
Nationality: American
Dived: 04 March 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Great guides and crew. Always very helpful and accommodating. We sere very comfortable aboard the boat and had a great diving experience. I would recommend them to others.
Alex Lapat
Nationality: Swiss
Dived: 16 February 2023
Boat rating: 8/10
Great time, good people on board, nice atmosphere. The AC goes directly on the upper bed so if you can choose, take the bottom one ;)
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