All about the M/V Scuba Explorer luxury liveaboard
The Scuba Explorer is one of finest liveaboards you’ll find in Thailand. She’s big, she’s stable, and the quality of service is unparalleled. Until 2007, she was a Japanese-only boat, but that has now changed. Today, the Scuba Explorer is open to people from all countries who are interested in a first class luxury liveaboard holiday with superior service.
You’ll find that a trip on the Scuba Explorer is memorable not only for the wonderful diving you’ll experience, but also for the unique cultural opportunities you get when people from all over the world come together to share a common experience. Feel free to check our our upcoming liveaboard trips or keep reading for more detailed information on the M/V Scuba Explorer.
The entirety of the Scuba Explorer is air-conditioned and can comfortably accommodate up to 22 guests in 11 cabins. The Scuba Explorer’s size and spaciousness will surprise even the most seasoned liveaboard diver as the cabins are larger than one would expect on a scuba diving liveaboard even a luxury one, plus the Diving Deck is absolutely enormous with space for over 40 divers. We also have a music system that is available throughout the ship, but has individual volume control in all areas, even on the Sun Deck.
Another special feature of the Scuba Explorer is that, she is fast. With a cruising speed of 12 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots, we are able to offer you a fantastic luxury liveaboard diving holiday directly from Phuket itself – no mini-bus rides at the crack of dawn to get up to Khao Lak which can be a 3 hour ordeal some days. We depart in the evenings, meaning by the time you wake up from your gently slumber we are already in the Similan Islands ready for your first dive, cool yeah?
Due to her size and stability, sea sickness on-board the Scuba Explorer is a rarity. Of course, we do have sea sickness tablets readily available in the lounge & dining area. We even have 4 stabilizers on the hull of the ship to reduce rocking, so even if the weather takes a turn, your stomach won’t!
Regardless of the cabin type you choose, diving off the Scuba Explorer is fantastic. However, we do offer three levels of quality & luxury accommodation to fit various budgets: the Standard Packages are for those just looking for a comfortable bed to sleep in at night, the Deluxe Packages for those willing to spend slightly more for a spacious cabin with beautiful views and their own fridge, the Luxury Packages are for those divers looking for the ultimate in diving holiday comfort, gorgeous vistas, roomy accommodation with private bathroom & shower facilities, fridge, tv, dvd player and lots and lots of places to stow gear.
All of the cabins have multiple electric outlets (AC 220V) for charging cameras, phones and batteries. If you’d like even more information on the boat, you can view the vessel specifications here. Also, you can see what all of our previous guests have thought about their luxury Phuket cruise on the Scuba Explorer by visiting our Facebook page.