Marco Polo Liveaboard

Marco Polo Liveaboard

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9.9
Excellent3 reviews
  • NitroxFree
  • Wi-FiNo
  • Equipment RentalSurcharge
  • Group 6Created with Sketch.
    Tech Diving FriendlyNo
  • Fleet nameSea Bees Diving
  • Year built1998
  • Length24
  • Width6
  • Capacity14
  • MaterialWood

Marco Polo trips include the best dive sites of Andaman Sea in Thailand - Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock. You can get a full package and extend your diving vacations and stay at one of the boat's resorts. Nitrox is included in the price of the liveaboard trip. Dive sites feature great visibility, an abundance of marine life including sharks and amazing coral gardens.
 

Boat Interior 

Marco Polo is rather a small boat, she has space only for 14 people in 7 cabins. Boat's passengers can book the entire cabin or share twin bunk-bed cabin with another diver. Also, there is a honeymoon cabin in the front of the boat, that has a better view than other cabins on board. 
Boat's salon area has two parts. Open-air part is perfect to relax after diving and enjoy a gorgeous view of blue water and green islands. The indoor salon area is has a small entertainment area which you can use to observe photos made through the day. 
 

Dive Deck 

The dive deck is spacious, divers will be always comfortable during the preparing for diving or water diving. It has a perfectly covered top, so your equipment and you will be always under the shade. 
 

Safety 

Marco Polo crew stuff always cares for the safety on a boat, they know how to manage emergency situations. Also, there are necessary facilities on board like life rafts. 
 

Friendly and Experienced Crew 

Marco Polo Liveaboard has well-trained staff. Because of a small capacity, you can count on personal care. “Boat boys” are always keeping the yacht in shape, they can also help you with your equipment. Marco Polo chef will provide you with the best national food. Boat's instructors Anita Nelson has PADI and SSI certifications. They love their work and can show you a fascinating dive spots. 
 

Itinerary

Marco Polo itinerary consists of diving on Similan Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, famous Richelieu Rock. Similans is known between divers. It’s crystal clear water promise you diving with white tip and black tip sharks, barracudas, unicornfish. It’s also coral reefs and walls. Koh Bon Island is famous for a great possibility to see mantas. Koh Tachai also features numerous canyons and overhangs covered with large sea fans. Diving safari can also include diving at Richelieu Rock, one of the most popular dive spot in Thailand for its large pinnacles and a chance to meet manta rays and whale shark. 
 

When to Go

High season for visiting Thailand is from November until April, visibility, and other diving conditions are good at this time of the year. If you want to dive with whale sharks, then it would be better for you to chose months from February till May. 

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Select the cabin of your choice and enter your personal information. Submit the booking request. Once the booking is processed, you will receive an email notification with all booking details conveniently laid out in PDF.

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Our team will contact the liveaboard on your behalf to confirm availability and other booking details. We put your place(s) on hold and get back to you within 24 hours. If there are any issues, we come back to you with alternative options.

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Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email notification with payment instructions. You then have up to 72 hours to take care of other travel arrangements and process the transaction to secure your reservation.

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Standart Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Twin Beds (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Number of Cabins
4 Cabins
Each cabin has a reading light and 220 V outlets with a constant electric supply
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Double Suite Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Double Bed + Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
5 Cabins
Each cabin has a reading light and 220 V outlets with a constant electric supply. The honeymoon suite, is located at the bow and boasts a king-size bed, have individual A/C units with a remote control so you can adjust the temperature to your own comfort level
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Reviews about Marco Polo

9.9
Excellent3 reviews
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9.75

Early MarchVerified review

Both the dive and boat teams where outstanding. Safety was a priority with only 4 divers per group. There was more food than you could consume, lots of choices and worked with dietaries. Even though the water is very flat, consistent currents do bring poor vis (avg 7-15m). That being said it keeps the schools of fish happy and plenty of manta sightings. If you are a photographer be sure to bring an extension bar with that has a 2m cord. There is not a lot of places to plug in multiple chargers plus personal items in your cabin.
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Marco Polo 21 - 27.01.2020 - Similan IslandsVerified review

This was my third trip with Marco Polo and I must say, it was well worth it. The boat, crew and facilities were great, as always. The staff did all they could to make the trip a successful one. The food was fantastic and it included European - German and Thai cuisine. The room was spacious. There are some rooms with air-conditioning and some with fans but all rooms have sea view. This is the great thing about this ship. Nitrox is free on this boat if you are certified. If you are not, the dive guides can help you get certified during the trip. Since most of the dives are not deeper than 30m, nitrox is great for increasing bottom time and getting the most out of the dives. The trip usually includes 2 night dives and 2 sunset dives, as well as a few morning dives at sunrise. We were particularly lucky on this trip since we saw giant manta rays on 4-5 dives. On one dive particularly, we had 2 mantas and one of them stayed with us for 40 minutes circling very close and doing flips. It was the greatest dive. We also saw lots of marine life at Richelieu Rock, trivialise and longnose emperors hunting, mantis shrimp, guitar shark, white tip sharks and even a baby white tip shark. On previous trips with them I saw also whale sharks. Therefore, I strongly recommend diving with Marco Polo and Sea Bees at the Similan Islands!
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Marco Polo liveaboard 20 - 26.11.2018 - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockVerified review

This was my first time in Thailand. The experience was excellent and It was more than I expected. The boat owned by Sea Bees is quite small but roomy, and can receive about 12-14 guests I think. The cabins are big enough and comfortable. There are shared bathrooms and showers nearby the rooms but this is not inconvenient at all. The crew was great and the food was delicious. They offered various dishes, including Thai food, seafood. There is a sundeck where there is plenty of room to catch the sun. The trip they offered on this boat was Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock. There are nightdives or sunset dives every day if the weather permits. We had 22 dives on the trip. The locations were great and we were lucky to see two whale sharks (one came straight at me towards my camera). The boat has one zodiac (they call it dinghy) which we used on a few dives, as well as for going on a trip on the island at donald duck bay. Most of the dives were done from/to the boat. I used nitrox, which was very useful since all the dives were below 30m. The dive guides Pauline and Thomas were great. Each of them led half of the group so we were not crowded on any of the dives. I must mention that Divebooker was very helpful in finding this liveaboard and in doing the necessary steps to book and organize my trip. Teresa and her colleague Emily offered their support in all aspects regarding the trip. The booking, payment, airport transfers to hotel and boat went smoothly. I look forward to my next trips with Divebooker. Octavian
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