MV Nangnuan

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Nangnuan diving liveaboard
Type Liveaboard
No. of guests 8
Boat rating : 9/10 Based on 5 divers
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Now in its 23rd year of operation, MV Nangnuan continues to be as popular as ever. Sailing twice a week to The Similan Islands and Koh Bon, just eight lucky guests are able to join each trip, thus ensuring an unbeatably-personal service.

Unlike many other Similan diving safari boats which fill up their air-conditioned cabins with divers of all levels and a variety of budgets and needs, MV Nangnuan is designed for divers who don’t want to waste money or spend time in large groups. Those diving from this characterful boat need to be certified to 30m, but those who aren’t can easily become so on the first dive of the trip. From then on, the remaining 8 dives are enjoyed around the best dive sites of the Similans and Koh Bon.

Also in contrast to the majority of liveaboard boats which sail in the evening from Khao Lak & Phuket, MV Nangnuan departs in the morning. Guests enjoy nine dives over three wonderful days and two nights before returning to port at sunset on the third day.

Diver-MV-NangnuanThe eight diving guests and two dive staff sleep on the semi-exposed top deck of the boat, enjoying the (mosquito-free) sea breeze without the noise of compressors required for air conditioning. Meals are enjoyed on a large dining table on the lower/main deck, where the diving platform and gear can be found.

For those who care more about the environment and great diving than they do about luxury, MV Nangnuan is the only choice for the best value Similan & Koh Bon diving trips. This boat is extremely popular, so booking in advance is essential. And NEW for 2018, the prices have been reduced to make it even-better value!

MV Nangnuan Prices & Schedule

MV Nangnuan Diver Prices Overview 2019 / 2020
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Included In The Price

Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price

Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Larger tanks
Open-heel fins
Tips / Gratuities
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MV Nangnuan Itinerary

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Nangnuan leaves from Khao Lak's Tab Lamu Pier in the morning, around 8.00am.

Guests need to arrive at the dive centre in good time to be taken to the boat.

There are 3 dives per day, and at least one beach visit.

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MV Nangnuan Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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Facilities Available with MV Nangnuan
Courses Available
Vegetarian Food Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers

MV Nangnuan Layout
1. Dive Platform.

Upper Deck.


Lower Deck.


2. Compressor.
3. Dive Station & Tank Racks.
4. Stairs.
5. Dining & Social Area .
6. Service Counter.
7. Toilet & Shower.
8. Galley / Kitchen.
9. Wheelhouse & Captain's Cabin.
10. Sun Deck With Mattresses.
11. Sleeping Area.
17. Covered Sundeck € Hammocks & Sunbeds.
18. Open-air Sundeck € Mattresses.


MV Nangnuan Specifications
Length: 13 Metres (43 Ft).
Width: 3.5 Metres (11.5 Ft).
Hull: Wood.
Engines: 6 Cylinder 168 HP Hino.
Fuel Capacity: 1,000 Litres.
Speed: 8 Knots.
Navigation: GPS Satellite navigation, Compass.
Water: 2,000 Litres.
Electricity: 220 V AC; 24 / 12 V DC ( 1 X 25 KVA Generators ).
Compressors: 1 X Electrically Driven Bauer Mariner  (190 Litres / Minute).
Boat Crew: 1 Captain, 1 Cook, 1 Engineer. .
Dive Staff: 2 Divemasters / Instructors.
Safety Features: CB Radio, Life Jackets, Life Rings, Fully Stocked Medical Kits, 100% Oxygen Kit (demand Valve, DAN System).
Tender: Rubber Dinghy With 15HP Outboard Motor.
Accommodation: Sleeping Area For Eight Passengers.

MV Nangnuan Courses

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The most popular PADI course on MV Nangnuan is the AOW (Advanced Open Water Diver) course, and it is extremely good value. At 18,255 THB, guests get a day’s diving before Nangnuan departs, then complete the second half of the course on board. This price is unbeatable, and even includes everything you need. In addition, the lucky guests can enjoy more fun diving on the liveaboard trip, because most of the ‘learning dives’ are done locally. For Open Water divers who are not yet certified to dive to depths of 30m, the cheapest and quickest way to do so is the Adventure Deep single dive, which can be done on board, for just 1,800 THB.

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MV Nangnuan Transfer details

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Nangnuan guests need to arrive at the dive centre in central Khao Lak before 4pm the day before departure. This is necessary to complete a little paperwork, fit diving equipment, pay the trip balance. And for the team to make sure that there's enough of the right food prepared for the morning departure.

MV Nangnuan Scheduled Transfers
3D / 2N Trips
06:45 - 07:00 MOD_TRANSFERS_ARRIVAL ( Dive centre )
07:15 - 07:30 Transfers ( Khao Lak )
07:30 - 09:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
18:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
18:00 Transfers ( Khao Lak )
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 Nangnuan Reviews

Guilhem Nangnuan
Dived: 28 January 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Wonderful trip to the Similan and Koh Bon, the staff was really amazing, we had a lot of fun. The foodwas absolutely amazing, seriously, for me it was the best I've had in Thailand. Definitely amazing for this price!! You can also take the advanced open water with them 3 dives on a day before and after and 2 on the boat, we did that and don't regret it. Thanks again so much forthr staff,we're going back to France with wonderfu l memories :D more
Jany Nangnuan
Dived: 24 January 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
We loved our experience on the Nangnuan!
Liz Nangnuan
Dived: 23 December 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
The crew was amazing and helpful. The diving was great, and the boat was so peaceful.
Dived: 24 March 2016
Boat rating: 8/10
"It was a great trip!"
Dived: 12 August 2015
Boat rating: 7/10
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