Nemo 1 - Flexible Similan Scuba Diving Liveaboard

MV Nemo 1

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Nemo 1 Liveaboard
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
No. of guests: 20
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 63 divers
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From October 2017, Nemo 1 is a brand-new purpose-built diving liveaboard with a steel hull. At 27m in length and 5.5m wide, it is easily big enough to accommodate its capacity of 20 overnight guests as well as sail through any rough seas that may be encountered. There are two types of cabin; four bunk & double bed. All are air-conditioned, clean and ensure a good night’s sleep. In addition, there is a large covered outdoor dining area as well as a small lounge saloon that is air conditioned.

Nemo 1 is known as a 'platform' or 'flexible' liveaboard diving boat. This is in reference to its trips, and not the actual boat. Unlike most scheduled liveaboard trips, which normally sail out in the evening and return to port a few days later, platform boats stay out at sea all season. Divers are taken to the ship by speedboat in the morning of their first day, and they stay on Nemo 1 for one night, two nights or even three nights. This system means that you can easily fit in a liveaboard diving trip to fit your holiday schedule. Nemo 1 does not stay in one place. The boat has a weekly itinerary that visits more than 20 different diving sites. Only the very best dive spots are repeated.

Sun deckWhat makes diving from MV Nemo 1 so special is hard to define. Firstly, the pickups in the morning are guaranteed to be on time, ensuring that the speedboat leaves as scheduled and nobody is kept waiting. Dive guides and instructors are all professional and helpful, and can speak several languages. The food is delicious and plentiful and the small dive groups enjoy carefully-chosen locations under the sea. An extremely experienced Swiss couple own and run the company. They use their years of diving at The Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai to know what guests want, need & deserve. Everything runs just like a Swiss watch, and diving and snorkelling guests can relax and enjoy excellent trips. PADI courses are available on request. Please note that overnight divers on Nemo are required to dive with a dive computer. Those who don't have their own can borrow one for free, but only guests who book through us.

Prices & Schedule

MV Nemo 1 Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration 4 Bed Cabin Double Bed Cabin
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
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
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

Please carefully check the itinerary that matches your chosen trip. Nemo has several itineraries, depending on which day of the week you join.

All trips start with pick up from Khao Lak hotels (6.45-7.45am) and 8.00am departure by speedboat from Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga.

3-4 dives per day.

Return to Tab Lamu Pier on your final day is at 4.45pm, and everyone is taken back to their chosen destinations around Khao Lak.

Beach visits are not possible at Koh Bon (no beach) or Koh Tachai (closed to the public).
On days at the Similan Islands, beach visits are sometimes possible on most days, 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.

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Nemo 1
Nitrox Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Speedboat Transfers
Suitable for Children
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MV Nemo 1 Layout

nemo side plan

Sundeck Deck

sundeck Nemo 1


1: Sundeck  

Dining Deck

dining deck Nemo 1

1: Dining deck 2: Open saloon
3: Saloon 4: Staff cabin
5: Captain cabin  

Dive Deck

dive deck Nemo 1

1: Dive platform 2: Dive deck
3: Kitchen 4: Toilet / shower
5: Spare equipment / staff cabin 6: 4 Bed bunk cabin
7: Double bed cabin  

Lower Deck

lower deck nemo 1

1: Engine room 2: Storeroom


MV Nemo 1 Specifications
Length: 24.5 metres
Width:  5.5 metres


MV Nemo 1 is a great place to take part in a diving course. The Advanced Open Water (AOW) course is by far the most popular, as it allows you to become fully immersed in the divers’ environment. It involves very little theory, but lots of great diving. Nitrox, Adventure Deep are other courses which are popular on Similan liveaboard trips. Some people even decide to try diving or learn and become certified.

Please contact us for details and the most competitive quote.

Courses Prices
PADI: Open Water
(4 Dives)
Including: Materials
219 USD
PADI: Advanced Open Water
(5 Dives)
Including: Materials
238 USD

Transfer details

Free pick up and drop off is available for Nemo guests in the Khao Lak area. Those coming from too far north of Khao Lak can be picked up and dropped off for a small charge. It is not practical for guests from Phuket. This journey is long and expensive for morning departures, so we strongly recommend guests stay in Khao Lak the night before the trip.

To be fair to all guest on Nemo, the pick up vehicle is unable to wait for late guests! Transfers to the speedboat and then to the diving ship must be on time. Please do not be late for your Nemo morning pick up!

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.

Booking / Enquiry

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MV Nemo 1 Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Nemo 1
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Nationality: Swiss
Dived: 12 March 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
My first liveaboard was a great experience. Good boat, comfortable cabin, caring staff and delicious food, everything as expected. All dives were good especially the last one. This last dive is now listed in the top 5 of all my dives! Two big lobsters, a giant stingray, a turtle, an octopus and then at the safety stop at this very last dive the visit of the baby whale shark felt like a cheesy ending of a cheap Hollywood mov ie.
Thorsten Nemo 1
Nationality: German
Dived: 21 February 2020
Boat rating: 9/10
I had great experience diving with the Nemo Crew.I learned so much in 3 days,and i was blown away by the wonderful underwater world at the similan islands.I had only 8 dives before the trip and didn‘t know that much about diving,to be honest.Now i feel really safe and comfortable with all equipment and processes.Thanks again to my instructor phoebe!i felt safe and everything was profressional,thai staff made sure everything was on point and ready to use,always making fun with their guests and kind of loosen the atmosphere a bit.We were served with at least 3 meals a day,all good and always enough for a second plate,plus snacks,fruits and water for free-also cool that they wanted you to take one bottle,empty it and refill it at the station saving plastic,thumbs up.There is only one „negative“ thing,the generator runs all night ro make sure ac and power is available all the time,which made me not sleep that well,even with earplugs.But i was nearly the only one who had problems,so might be also that new situation sleeping on a boat.Thanks to conny for the warm welcome,whole diving crew and thai staff for the great times!
Ralfieb Nemo 1
Nationality: German
Dived: 18 February 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
This was just a perfect trip! Nemo 1 ... and the Crew: Beyond words! Excellent Organisation, amazing staff, incredible dive spots ... truly wonderful . THANK YOU
Mark Nemo 1
Nationality: British
Dived: 15 February 2020
Boat rating: 8/10
Nice boat but noise at night as the generators run all night. Good food and plenty of it. Good dive guides and very good diving. Some of the nicest corral gardens I have seen.
Jeff and Amanda Nemo 1
Jeff and Amanda
Nationality: American
Dived: 12 February 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
We had the most amazing time on our 2 day/1 night stay on Nemo 1! The crew and staff were fantastic, making us feel very comfortable in and out of the water. The diving at the Similans was great, with lots of variation in dive sites and things to see. Our guides had a great eye for spotting wildlife. We now highly recommend to our friends that will be in the area to go with Nemo!
Nationality: British
Dived: 11 February 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
Excellent crew and great food. We saw some awesome fish inc Manta Ray's and Turtle. Everything ran like clockwork.
Nationality: American
Dived: 06 February 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
We had a great experience scuba diving with Nemo 1! The diving staff was amazing (Phoebe was our instructor). She helped us spot all types of creatures. The visibility wasn't always the best but the dive sites were varied and beautiful regardless. We saw octupuses, turtles, sharks and lots of beautiful sea life. The crew was super helpful getting us into and out of our gear. The food was fabulous with care to special dietary r estrictions. This was my first experience on a live aboard and everything was spectacular! Can't wait to have another opportunity to return!!
Jacob Nemo 1
Nationality: American
Dived: 14 January 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
Great group, a very professional and friendly operation. The food is good and the crew is fun to be around. The dive sites are excellent and the divemasters are knowledgable and friendly.
Mo Nemo 1
Nationality: Canadian
Dived: 04 January 2020
Boat rating: 9/10
Boat is new and clean, good facilities. Nice and helpful staff. Nice dives, and small diving groups. Need to provide more food for breakfast.
Olivier et Annick
Nationality: Swiss
Dived: 28 December 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Great experience, great crew, great food, great guides and great drives...In one word so GREAT
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