MV Peterpan is a purpose built 26m Similan liveaboard designed for simplicity and comfort during your Thailand diving safari.
Length: 26 metres / 86 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 21 foot
Cruise: 8-9 knots
Up to 22 divers can be accommodated on 4 night trips visiting some of the best dive sites in the Andaman Sea. This boat has a fun, friendly atmosphere on board and there is always space to relax. When you are not diving you can chill-out in the modern air-conditioned saloon which is equipped with a large screen TV, DVD player, movie library and music system. For those that love the sunshine there is a large sun deck with mattresses for that perfect tan.
Freshly-prepared food is served buffet-style 4 times a day on the upper deck outdoor dining area, while soft drinks are available free of charge all day long. The dining area is shaded and gives fabulous views of the tropical islands and azure waters.
There is a range of cabins: deluxe with twin beds on the main deck, standard double and twins on the lower deck and 2 light, airy bunk-bed cabins on the upper deck, all with shared bathrooms. There is also a VIP honeymoon suite with en-suite bathroom
and queen-size bed. Most of the cabins have sea views and plenty of light.
The fully equipped dive deck is designed for ease and convenience and the experienced Peterpan liveaboard team will make sure every dive is a pleasure as you cruise the Similan Islands. A range of PADI and SSI courses are available on board.
The boat has some surprisingly attractive safety features for a vessel in its modest price range. Peterpan is steel hulled
, making it safer and more stable than similar wooden hulled boats. Nitrox blending is also available for those EANx-certified divers, meaning you can dive safely at a greater depth for longer. Customer diving insurance is also included in the standard price of the trip.
The boat isn't a luxury option but it is comfortable and the enthusiastic, friendly staff are always on hand to see to your every need. What's more, MV Peterpan will even throw in a free extra night of accommodation on board at the end of the cruise, should you need to stay overnight once the boat is back in the harbour. This makes it a great choice for a good value Similan liveaboard diving safari with expert and professional service.
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Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Phuket hotels in tourist areas (Kata, Karon, Patong), dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, insurance up to 100,000 Baht.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 17 per day) to be paid in advance, Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 11 per park. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 9 per fill).
How to get there: Most MV Peterpan liveaboard safaris depart in the evening from Khao Lak. A minibus service from all hotels in Phuket or Phuket Airport to and from the boat is included in the price. For more information see our Thailand travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 50% to the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 20 spaces and get 2 extra spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 3,066.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 11 cabins onboard Peterpan. On the main deck there are 5 Deluxe twin bed cabins and 1 VIP Queen bed cabin with en-suite bathroom; all with seaview windows. On the lower deck there are 3 Standard double/twin bed cabins. And finally on the upper deck, there are 2 Studio twin bunk bed cabins with seaview windows.
With the except of the VIP cabin, all the other cabins share 4 guest bathrooms.
All the cabins have:
- Air conditioning
- Toilet and shower with hand basin (VIP cabin only)
- Toiletries and towels
- Seaview windows (except for Standard cabins)
- Reading lights
- Cabinet and shelves
- 2 pin 220 Volt mains outlet - 24 hours per day
- Life jackets
- Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 5 / 7 (5 with hot water)
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The liveaboard crew of 12 comprises:
- Cruise Leader
- 4 Divemasters/Instructors
- Service boy
- Dinghy driver
- 2 Deck hands
Enriched air nitrox - 156m² dive deck and platform with fresh water showers - Camera rinse tanks - 78m² air-conditioned saloon with battery charging points, big screen TV, DVD player & music system - Movie library, general & fish ID books - Shaded open-air area with dining facility, service counter & drinks fridge - 120m² sundeck with sun mattresses & benches - Water dispenser
PADI scuba certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver.
Menu, Cuisine Type...
Onboard the MV Peterpan they understand the importance of plenty of good, nourishing food when you're diving. Fresh Thai and international dishes are served buffet-style. As well as the 3 main meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks such as biscuits, toast, jam, cheese and fruit are available all day.
- Thai and international main meal dishes.
- Buffet-style service in saloon or open-air.
- Pre-breakfast, Breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
- Soft drinks, coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, toast with jam, butter, Nutella, cheese, peanut butter, and biscuits are provided free of charge.
- Beer is available for purchase onboard.
- All dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice.
- Dining starts with dinner on the first evening of the safari.
- Built in year 2002, refurbished in 2011
- Size - 26m x 6.5m
- Top speed - 12 knots
- Cruising speed - 8.5 knots
- 2 x 345 HP Hino engines
- 2 x 50 KW Hino generators
- 2 dive tank compressors
- Enriched air nitrox available
- 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with K valves (DIN adapters available F.O.C.)
- Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
- Water capacity - 13,000 litres
- Watermaker - 4,000 litres per day
- Fuel capacity - 6,000 litres
- Waste storage tank
Navigation, Safety Features...
- Life raft
- 30 HP Yamaha motorised dinghy
- Furuno radar
- VHF icom radio phone, SSB and HF Super Star radios
- Haiyang GPS
- Furuno sounder
- Mobile telephone
- CCTV in engine room
- Bilge pump alarm
- Medic first aid box
- This operator has not confirmed the presence, or quantity of, oxygen on their liveaboard boat
- Searchlight & horn
- Emergency flares
- Fire extinguishers throughout
- Life jackets in each cabin & saloon
- Customer dive insurance IS included.
"The equipment given were all in good conditions. The dive crew were extremely helpful and always go above and beyond in regards to making your stay much better (i.e. jumping in the water to help you remove your fin, rush to your assistance to set your equipment, cook an extra bowl of noodles for you when you're hungry at night, etc). Everyone on board makes a friendly environment to the whole trip and the VIP room was very spacious and comfortable.
The saloon is a very comfortable place to rest in between dives and the aircon in the room during a hot day is like heaven. Would have been better if they have a bigger dining space. There's an option to move to the upper deck, though it's a little inconvenient. Except for the beer, everything on board is free, which makes it so much better. The liveaboard operator also provide free insurance coverage which was great for me due to the little accident I have. " - Irene Ang, Malaysia ...