"A huge thank you for this wonderful week! Nice discoveries, top crew, top guides, top food, no complaints!"
"Great fun ... Caves + tunnels, turtles, sea snakes, eels, seahorses and much more."
"If there was a way to take a photo of this journey it would be very colorful and lively, but mostly stunningly beautiful."
" Dive ... Eat ... Sleep: the best way! "
" What a good trip! Thank you so much to all the team ... "
" It was my second trip, but my first with the new boat. All was perfect .... "
" A really nice cruise on a great boat, with an amazing staff, and a very original New Year's Eve! "
" Great Celebration and fireworks at New Year's night & day. We will definitely comeback ... "
" ... many, many thanks to you for the wonderful week of diving in Burma. It went out so good and safe for us just because of you! "
" I can't say anything else than it's worth every penny and we need to come back. "
" Wonderful Burma diving trip on a lovely boat with lovely people for a couple of lovely days! "
My Finnish is not that good but I can guess they were happy from the " Thank you" and as it was their second time ;)
" The Smiling Seahorse impresses again!"
Sofi is already missing you Jeff and can't wait to dive with you again very very soon! (Evil laugh!!!)
" Where to start? Top team! Top organization! Top boat! Top food! And of course top dives!"
"Thank you for two fantastic and fun trips. Taking my whale shark, eagle ray, manta ray and harlequin shrimp virginity was nice ;)"
Still not fluent in German but I think that the hearts and smiles speak for themselves ;)!
" The professionalism, the sympathy, the proximity, the happiness, the craziness, the kindness, the willing to help, etc ... from all the crew, made me feel super comfortable, confident, safe and very very very happy!!"
"I really appreciated how much effort everyone put into ensuring we'd have a great time - which I certainly did!"
"... loved the experience. Awesome food and company ... BBQ night was out of this world."
" A wonderful trip to the fantastic underwater world and dream beaches. "
" I highly recommend the Smiling Seahorse as well for the organisation, the quality of the benefits and the equipment; as for the kindness and the good mood of the staff, and the magic that will remain as the souvenir of this cruise. "
Non fluent in Italian , sorry ;) But I understand " See you soon! "
" Thank you so much for taking such good care of me. The diving was great and the crew fantastic. "
" An incredible experience ... The fantastic staff, always attentive ... The dive guides are pros and great teachers. "
" What a disconnection!!! Alone in the world, far away from everything, on dive sites full of life... Thanks for this much desired change of scenery. We won't be able to forget you anymore. "
" The dive sites were fabulous. The atmosphere on board great, amazing staff, no need to speak about the meals (hoping that I didn't gain too much weight ...) "
" What is there to say? Nothing except everything is great! "
Our first review in Burmese, hope it's a good one ;)
" Will come back to enjoy more of the delicious food, hospitality and more amazing dive sites - next time in Burma! "
" I expect nothing ... and at least I got everything. I had the feeling and the comfort of a five-star-cruise with individual support, incredible food, and funny staff. "
Still not fluent in German but the last one I understand it: " Thanks you for all! l come back for the Burma diving trip... "
" Franck, Camille and the whole crew of Smiling Seahorse welcome you with open arms and make sure you fell comfortable from the moment you step on the boat. "
" Amazing! What a delight to be lucky enough to join the new, beautiful Smiling Seahorse boat on its maiden voyage. "
" It goes too fast, I will be pleased to see you again for a next cruise! "
Unfortunalety, I am not fluent in German anymore ... ;)
" Kidding aside, you've got a real gem here. The boat really feels like a labour of love, and the crew feels like a family, and that's special! "
" Super great voyage! We loved everything... We can't even think of anything we would change or add. "
" Thanks you guys, I enjoyed this trip a lot! "
" I have had an incredible week exploring the Mergui Archipelago with you all. When the conditions were rough, you all found a way to keep spirits up and something fun to do. Everything was perfect! "
" Une très jolie croisière de 7 jours avec une équipe professionnelle et sympa, ainsi que le staff toujours souriant et joyeux!!! De belles découvertes avec manta et requin baleine ... "
" A really nice 7 days cruise with a professional and sympathic crew, the staff is always smiling and happy!!! Nice discoveries with manta and whale shark ... "
" Lots of excitement and new experiences under water plus warm friendly, fun people above water! "
" The staff are this business's greatest asset, and made this trip a highlight of our 3 month adventure. "
" Our journey just started with this highlight, we don't know what is gonna be better than this! "
" ... trip can be categorized as gourmet-trip with excellent food. "
" High quality from first contact, nice website, friendly and professional team. "
" ... crew fantastique, sans parler de la nourriture, la meilleure de Thaïlande for sure! "
" ... fantastic crew, and the best food of Thailand for sure! "
" La Birmanie et la Thaïlande à la file et si on s'écoutait on repartirait bien pour les deux suivantes."
" Burma and Thailand in a row and if we listened to ourselves we would go for two more. "
" Best crew! Best dives! Best food! Best instructors! Best experience ! "
" Every word of the reviews was true ... This will be a trip to remember. "
" It was an epic adventure. "
" ... staff did everything possible to make it an awesome experience! "
" The cook made great vegetarian food. "
" Great dives and night dives in Burma. "
" ... et le moment magique de la croisière : nager au milieu de raies mantas, une première pour moi! "
" ... and the magic moment of the cruise : swimming in the middle of manta rays, a first time for me! "
" This is the best dives I ever had. You guys are the best ... "
" Des mantas aux crevettes harlequin: du pur bonheur. "
" From the mantas to the harlequin shrimps: pure happiness. "
" Plongées magnifiques ... des vacances inoubliables!!! "
" Wonderful dives ... unforgettable holidays!!! "
Sorry my Russian is a little bit rusty at the moment ;)
" So posso dizer que essa viagem foi maravilhosa, tode a equipe e fantastica ... "
" I can just say that this trip has been wonderful, all the team is fantastic ... "
" Thanks again for a spectacular Burma dive cruise. There is a reason why I keep coming back ... "
" Underwater world gave its best ... I have loved each second, and can't wait to be back! "
" Excellent planning, good food, friendly & helpful dive guides & staff ... Best liveaboard to date. "
" Many thanks to all of you guys from The Smiling Seahorse Team to make this trip an unforgettable time. "
" Your staff excels at making us happy, making sure that everything is prepared in time for meals, dives and relaxing. "
" We think you have kindled for us a lifelong passion ... "
" Thanks for some unforgettable crazy fairy dives ... "
" Han sido unas vacaciones preciosas gracias al maravilloso equipo atento y muy eficiente, los buceos maravillosos ..."
" It has been beautiful holidays thanks to the great staff careful and very efficient, the dives were incredible ... "
" Vous êtes une équipe super et complémentaire. "
" You are a great and complementary team. "
" Dream come true! "
" Des vacances liveaboard inoubliables! The Smiling seahorse porte bien son nom. It was smily ... "
" Unforgettable liveaboard holidays! The Smiling Seahorse name fits well. It was smily ..."
Sorry my German is also a little bit rusty ;)
" Une organisation au top pour des plongées inoubliables ... "
" A top level organization for unforgettable dives ... "
" 2015, 2017, 2018 ... et toujours le même charme ... Etre sur et le Thaï Sea, et sous le Thaï Sea, est un plaisir incomparable. "
" 2015, 2017, 2018 ... and always the same charm ... Being on, and under the Thaï Sea, is an unrivalled pleasure. "
" There was nothing I missed during this trip and now leaving with one eye crying and the other one smiling. "
" We come on board as total new-beginners ... and now we're totally hooked! ... Thanks for making us safe and challenged at the same time! "
Our guest book posts from December:
"The food was delicious and plentiful""
"Thanks to the crew for their infinite helpfulness and patience"
" the burma trip was fantastic"
"great diving, great company, great food and overall great experience!
"amazeball trip with memories that will last a lifetime"
"la tete remplie de beaux moments, aussi bien dans l'eau que sur le bateau avec le meilleur staff de tout l'ocean"
"this trip was a wonderful experience for us! "
Amazing group one more time on this cruise in the Mergui Archipelago!
We had the pleasure to welcome on board: Ashley and Keith from the USA; Nikki from Netherlands; Päivi from Finland; and last but not least ;) Dominique, Geneviève, Bruno and Alex from France!
All of them have deeply fallen in love with these beautiful islands and their surrounding waters.
Every new landscape, every new dive site was ... "magnifique", amazing, incredible!
And that's true, no need for words ... don't you think?
Between the dives, island hopping to deserted islands ...
Dream isolated bungalows ...
But mainly, on this trip, the main attraction was the New Game on board thanks to Dominique ... called the "Pan Pan"! Quite an addictive one ;)
Dominique, Nikki and Sofi got caught!
White tip sharks, huge marbled rays, octopusses, turtles ... as beautiful as always! But this week our special one was ...
A Nautilus enjoying a funny ride with a jellyfish!
Thanks Päivi for the picture ;)
At night time, our dancing queen Nikki was always on the moove!
Ready to dance?
Nice sunsets ... never enough!
And the food ... quoting Dominique: "It's not only organic, it is also orgasmic!" Thanks to our fanstastic Chef Chewi!
A great crazy team always ready to make your journey the best one ...
And a very safe serious Captain!
And for the courses, this week the winner was .... Alexandre Cohen! Not only he did his Open Water course, but also the Advanced one; and he couldn't stop so he passed his Nitrox certification ... and then finally, the cruise was over ;)
Congratulations also to Geneviève for her Nitrox certification; Bruno for the Deep Specialty; and Ashley and Keith for their Deep Adventure dive.
Special thought to Ashley and Keith who were starting a one year trip with us ... hope you'll have great moments, discover fantastic places and meet amazing people! One thing is sure, you'll never be the same after ;)
After one month, we were back to the Surin and Similans Islands !
With an international team again: Neta and Gil from Israel; Pie and Charlie from England; Reinhart and Charlotte from Belgium; Alain from Switzerland; Christian, Dominique, Morgan and Luce from France.
Congratulations to Dominique, Reinhart and Charlotte for their Advanced certifications; and Neta for her Adventure Deep Dive. And also Luce who is continuing her divemaster training!
Kohl's rays, barracudas and trevallies schools all around ...
Koh Tachai was amazing as always with huge colorful seafans everywhere!
It has been a ray and octopus festival ...
And also Maldives sponge snails, turtles ...
And always the sunsets ...
The Smiling Seahorse Blog
The Smiling Seahorse has been running dive cruises from Ranong since 2012.
Our team of instructors: Elween, Julien and Simon are reporting with a short blogpost after every trip.
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