Liveaboards in Burma and Thailand
Dive off the beaten track at the most beautiful sites of the Andaman Sea!
We are a reef-responsible dive operator respectful of nature and particularly well suited to accommodate underwater photographers.
Located on the Thailand / Burma border, at the port of Ranong, The Smiling Seahorse offers diving cruises in the Andaman Sea from the Mergui Archipelago in Burma to Koh Lipe in the south of the Andaman Sea in Thailand, close to the Malaysian border , passing through the Surin and Similan Islands.
Operating since 2012...
We organize day trips and liveaboard dive cruises from 5 to 9 days from Ranong, Khao Lak and Phuket in Thailand. Every cruise includes breathtaking sites, flawless onboard service, outstanding local and international cuisine 4 times a day, and lifelong memories. We are extremely proud to be recognized as one of the best in the area and share our love of the sea with a tight-knit community of equally passionate divers.
New exclusivity for advanced divers!
Black Water diving option now on all our cruises!
Although we have not heard of Black Water diving for a few years, it is not yet developed in Thailand and I only tried it for the first time last March from our boat in the Similan Islands ( Thailand), and guess what? ... we loved it!
We now invite you to try this new way of night diving with us ...
For the moment, the borders of Myanmar remain closed and all our cruises planned to Myanmar can be transformed into cruises in Thailand if at the time of departure Myanmar remains inaccessible.
More details about our dive cruise holidays
Established in the Thai border town of Ranong, this was an obvious choice for the headquarters of The Smiling Seahorse Dive Center. Setting up shop in this little known place allows us quick and easy access to the best dive sites in both Burma and Thailand.
Diving in Thailand is particularly exceptional, in the national parks of the Surin and Similan Islands where we only visit the best sites. We like to go to the Surin Islands, which are much less visited; as well as Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, the best dive sites north of the Similans.
In the part south of Phuket, we visit the national parks of Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta (Hin Daeng Hin Muang, Koh Ha), Taruato (including Koh Lipe, the most famous island of the park).
Diving in Burma, a new adventure...
Burma, now known as Myanmar, only remained open to tourism between 1997 and 2020. It offers an off-the-beaten-track playground for adventure seekers. But are unfortunately closed to tourism again since the Covid crisis. We are waiting for its reopening and will surely be the first boat to return!
One of the reasons why we love to dive there so much is the diversity of the underwater life in Myanmar as well as the Diversity of the dive sites of the Mergui Archipelago and the secrets of the Burma Banks on the edge of the continental shelf where you will not see. no other dive boat for days.
Are you curious about what other magnificent creatures you can find while diving in Burma? Check out our page dedicated to Diving in Burma
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Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Certificate 2020
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