One of the best-known Similan Islands liveaboard diving boats is MV Peter Pan. This 26x65.m vessel has been running 4D/4N 14-dive cruises to Thailand’s best dive sites for a number of years, and still offers possibly the best balance of comfort at the right price. No more than 22 guests join each diving cruise to The Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock.
There are three cabin types on Peter Pan, all able to accommodate two guests in air-conditioned comfort without breaking the bank. In the lower deck there are budget twins and a budget double bed cabin. On the upper deck there are twin bunks, with large windows, and on the main deck there are twin bed cabins and the master cabin, which has an en suite shower.
The dive staff, local crew & chef on Peter Pan all have a great reputation, and give guests a friendly but professional service. The divers are put into groups of no more than four per Divemaster guide, and taken good care of both underwater and on board. There are beach excursions, snorkel opportunities and plenty of areas to catch up on your tan, socialize with others or just enjoy the sea breeze.
Dining on Peter Pan is done at the back of the main deck, in a covered open air area, and there is also an air-conditioned indoor saloon for showing or watching media and taking a break from outside. The dive platform is large enough for everyone to move around and enter the water safely in groups. Nitrox fills are available at a very reasonable rate, as are PADI courses. In fact, it would be fair to say that nowhere else can a diver take part in a cheaper PADI course, especially given the fantastic diving conditions at the Similan Islands between mid-October and mid-May.
Divers (and non-diving guests, who receive a $100 discount) are able to enjoy free pickup and drop off at the beginning and end of each trip, and this includes southern Phuket, the airport & around Khao Lak. Diving equipment is available for hire at very competitive rates. MV Peter Pan is a very popular diving boat and for good reason. Liveaboard trips to The Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock can be enjoyed in comfort at reasonable prices.
MV Peter Pan Prices & Schedule
|MV Peter Pan Diver Prices Overview 2019 / 2020|
|Destinations||Duration||Deep Blue Sea (twin/double) - lower deck||Sea of Love (twin) - main deck||Sea Sky (twin) - upper deck||Master - King of the Sea|
MV Peter Pan Itinerary
MV Peter Pan Facilites, Layout and Specifications
|MV Peter Pan Layout|
1. Outdoor Dining Area.
2. Andaman Multimedia Lounge.
3. Sea Sky Bunk-bed Cabins.
4. Wheel Room.
5. Diving Equipment Stations.
6. Shower Room.
8. Sea Of Love Standard Cabins.
9. Master Cabin.
10. Dive Platform.
11. Stairs & Deck.
13. Fuel Tank.
14. Engine Room.
15. Generator House.
16. Water Supply Tank.
17. Staff Room.
18. Deep Blue Sea Cabin.
|MV Peter Pan Specifications|
|Built:||2002 / Refurbished In 2011.|
|Engines:||2 X 345 Hp Hino Engines.|
|Max Speed:||12 Knots.|
MV Peter Pan Courses
Not only is MV Peter Pan a great-value Similans liveaboard to do fun dives from, it is also one of the best and least expensive to take part in a PADI diving course while on board. There is a wide selection of diving courses that can be completed while you enjoy your cruise around the tropical waters of the Similan and Surin Islands. Our unbeatable prices include the cost of materials and certification. Please take a look at the table below and be sure to let us know in advance about any onboard PADI diving courses that you are interested in. In most cases, it is possible at short notice. But to ensure the materials are in your preferred language and the instructor is available at the perfect time and for the right dives of your cruise, it is advisable to book, or at least enquire, before the trip.
Please note that the dives are not ‘extra to the cruise.’ They are part of your chosen cruise package, but you will be taught by a qualified and experienced PADI instructor for that many of your Peter Pan liveaboard cruise dives.
*Guests wanting to take part in courses such as Open Water & Scuba Diver need to arrive in Khao Lak a day before the cruise in order to take part in pool sessions known as ‘confined water.’ This takes a few hours and prepares them to dive confidently in the open sea.
MV Peter Pan Transfer details
Peter Pan guests are offered free scheduled transfers from Phuket hotels, Phuket International Airport and around Khao Lak. The further south in Phuket the earlier the pick up and later the drop off at the end of the cruise. Pick ups start mid afternoon. Phuket Airport pick ups are 5.00-6.00pm.
Guests are usually taken to the dive centre in Khao Lak to finalise paperwork and balance payments, before a short drive to Tab lamu Pier, just 14km. south.