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 42 divers
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Prices from: 449 USD
426 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 Thursday and Saturdays Lapat goes to Richelieu Rock, which is the best dive site in Thailand. 

MV Lapat Prices & Schedule

MV Lapat Diver Prices Overview 2020 / 2021
DestinationsDuration Twin Double En Suite
Boat Schedule and prices coming soon
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 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, day of thw 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.

MV Lapat Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, (Fri-Sat) 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives

MV Lapat Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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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 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

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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MV Lapat Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Lapat
Vicks MV Lapat
Nationality: Irish
Dived: 07 March 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
We had a wonderful 3 day trip on the MV lapat. The diving was great. Our guide and all of the staff on board were friendly, helpful and really ensured we enjoyed our trip. Highly recommend for diving in the similan and Surin area.
Katherine MV Lapat
Nationality: British
Dived: 06 March 2020
Boat rating: 8/10
Had a great few days on the MV Lapat. The crew and instructors really looked after us with some great dive sites, and we were well looked after with plenty of yummy food and clear communication. Only feedback would be the location of the AC in the bunk-bed cabins, it basically meant one of us was very cold and the other hot.
Paul MV Lapat
Nationality: American
Dived: 02 March 2020
Boat rating: 9/10
Great trip. Dives were relaxed and everything was as advertised. Would use them again for a short one to two night trip.
Jason MV Lapat
Nationality: American
Dived: 22 February 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
Dries, Tong and the whole boat crew are amazing . no need to look anywhere else... The only thing I was upset about was that no other customers gave gratuity for these nice hard working people who give you the best experience possible
Nationality: American
Dived: 25 January 2020
Boat rating: 9/10
Solid group of DMs and instructors who were knowledgeable and fun to hang out with for a couple of days. The dive sites are great and boat has everything you need. Lots of food and snacks to keep your tummy happy during surface intervals. :)
Xavier Tinel MV Lapat
Xavier Tinel
Nationality: French
Dived: 24 January 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
Un mot:Merveilleux Une image :il y’en a trop Bref Allez y!!!!
JMiller MV Lapat
Nationality: American
Dived: 16 January 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
We had a great experience with an excellent dive master, new and high quality equipment, amazing food on board and a nice boat. Highly recommend.
Sarah MV Lapat
Nationality: Netherlander
Dived: 03 January 2020
Boat rating: 9/10
Loved every minute of it
Lessard Luc MV Lapat
Lessard Luc
Nationality: Canadian
Dived: 22 November 2019
Boat rating: 3/10
We did a very long drive from Canada to reach the Similan islands and our expectations were high. With us you also emphasized the importance of having a good dive experience. When we arrived there we were very surprised to find that our dives would be done in the company of beginner divers. The worst happened at Richelieu rock when we had to dive with 150 to 200 divers. I have never seen anything so ridiculous.
Lambert MV Lapat
Nationality: American
Dived: 19 October 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
2nd time on the Lapat..Great Crew..I had a good time.
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