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 31 divers
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Prices from: 422 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 2019 / 2020
DestinationsDuration Twin Double En Suite
Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Sun-Mon),
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin422 USD Double En Suite487 USD
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai (Tue-Wed),
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin422 USD Double En Suite487 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon (Mon-Tue),
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin422 USD Double En Suite487 USD
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock (Wed-Thu),
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin455 USD Double En Suite520 USD
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock (Fri-Sat),
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin455 USD Double En Suite520 USD
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Thu-Fri),
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin455 USD Double En Suite520 USD
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon (Sat-Sun),
( 6 Dives)
2D / 1N Twin455 USD Double En Suite520 USD
Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Sun-Tue),
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin526 USD Double En Suite591 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai (Mon-Wed),
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin526 USD Double En Suite591 USD
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Wed-Fri),
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin559 USD Double En Suite623 USD
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon (Fri-Sun),
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin559 USD Double En Suite623 USD
Koh Tachai, Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock (Tue-Thu),
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin559 USD Double En Suite623 USD
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Thu-Sat),
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin559 USD Double En Suite623 USD
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Sat-Mon),
( 10 Dives)
3D / 2N Twin559 USD Double En Suite623 USD
Koh Bon, Similan Islands, Koh Tachai (Sun-Wed),
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin584 USD Double En Suite669 USD
Koh Tachai, Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Tue-Fri),
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin653 USD Double En Suite718 USD
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Koh Bon (Thu-Sun),
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin653 USD Double En Suite718 USD
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Sat-Tue),
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin653 USD Double En Suite718 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock (Mon-Thu),
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin653 USD Double En Suite718 USD
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Wed-Sat),
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin653 USD Double En Suite718 USD
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Fri-Mon),
( 14 Dives)
4D / 3N Twin653 USD Double En Suite718 USD
Included In The Price

Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
VAT
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Mask and Snorkel
Full-foot fins
Towels
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
Similan Islands, Koh Bon (Mon-Tue) 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai (Tue-Wed) 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock (Wed-Thu) 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Thu-Fri) 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock (Fri-Sat) 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon (Sat-Sun) 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Sun-Mon) 2 Days / 1 Nights 6 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai (Mon-Wed) 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Koh Tachai, Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock (Tue-Thu) 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Wed-Fri) 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Thu-Sat) 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon (Fri-Sun) 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Sat-Mon) 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Sun-Tue) 3 Days / 2 Nights 10 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock (Mon-Thu) 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Koh Tachai, Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Tue-Fri) 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands (Wed-Sat) 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Koh Bon (Thu-Sun) 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Fri-Mon) 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Similan Islands (Sat-Tue) 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives
Koh Bon, Similan Islands, Koh Tachai (Sun-Wed) 4 Days / 3 Nights 14 Dives

MV Lapat Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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Facilities Available with MV Lapat
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
Lounge
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter

MV Lapat Layout (prior To The 2018 Refit And Bathroom Changes)

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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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Genuine MV Lapat Reviews

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MV Lapat Reviews

Dived: 23 April 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Enjoyed my 2 days 1 night trip so much! All these divers together, wonderful food, also vegetarian options which was awesome, lovely beds with airco and extremely funny guides! My advise would be to stay overnight so you get the full experience and definitely see Richelieu Rock. It was my best dive of all times!
griveraherrera MV Lapat
Dived: 23 April 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
Nice stay in MV Lapat. Great crew, always giving the best. The gear ea sin good conditions, the guides madre a great job and the food was very nice. Highly recomended
Jil & Thierry MV Lapat
Dived: 22 April 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
We had a great time on the MV Lapat! The crew was very friendly, the food was yummy and the boat was great! Our diveguides Dennis and Tik did everything to make us feel comfortable and we had fun times together, both underwater and on the surface. And of course the diving was great! Thanks again for everything!
Gaëtan MV Lapat
Dived: 19 April 2019
Boat rating: 8/10
Very nice organisation with speed boat and good crew. Just for information the tour leader seems to change all the time and it would be better to have the same way to work. The step of the ladders are in inox it would be easier to have the step in wood. Anyway, very good trip.
anna MV Lapat
Dived: 19 April 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
Instructor, boat crew, dive gear, dive sites, schedule, and food were all amazing! Although, it could be better experienced if the room pillows and toilet were cleaner. Toilet shower didn't drain well, the basin was little dirty and water pressure was very weak. Everything else was perfect. I would definitely recommend this boat and the agent.
JF MV Lapat
Dived: 13 February 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Nice experience, from first contact to look what trip to make, until under water! Great team & great site!!
Chay & Fran MV Lapat
Dived: 05 February 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
the trip on the MV Lapat was great. everything was well organised. the crew on board was very helpful. they prepared everything for you - the equipement, the transfers and veeeery good food. also the guides are very friendly. sometimes there were many people on board because there were also one trip visitors (about 40 pers. incl. the crew). but i would defenetly do the trip again. thx to all - you make a good job!
Mario MV Lapat
Dived: 04 February 2019
Boat rating: 7/10
Reservamos y pagamos por una habitación doble con baño para dos noches, en el momento de llegar al barco nos dicen que la segunda noche ya estaba asignada a otros pasajeros y tuvimos que pasarnos a una twin, nos devolvieron el dinero de la diferencia. La tripulación del barco fue muy amable y sevicial, los monitores tambien, pasamos tres dias muy agradables e hicimos las 10 inmersiones muy a gusto
Acponce MV Lapat
Dived: 04 February 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Crew was excellent
Dived: 04 February 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
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