For our first official trip of the season, we have been very lucky!
Our amazing boat sailed as an expert in the Burmese seas, the journey went smooth, the conditions were good and the weather was just fine ;)
On board, we welcomed: Jean-Paul, Remy and Sylvie from France; Hans and Pia from Germany; Dena and Yak from USA; Anne Kathrine, Benjamin, Mathias and Kristian from Denmark.
As our professional photographer is still on holidays ;) , I won't have any underwater pictures ...
But luckily, I have some great ones from our boat! So misters and misses, I am pleased to present you the fantastic MV Smiling Seahorse!
Some outside shots:
From the inside, let's start with the Captain's cabin ...
And just to seduce you, here are some appealing snapshots of our Master Cabins, queen size bed, private bathroom and windows all around ...
The sundeck, the best place to chill during the day and look at the stars at night.
Book your hammock because they are already busy with the staff ;)
Talking about the staff ... Let me introduce you to the team!
Let's start with the one without whom there wouldn't be any bookings at all.
Camille is one of the owners of the Smiling Seahorse, in charge of the office, she is French and mother of two babies.
Franck is "the Boss" on the boat, second owner of the company. He is Camille's husband and father of the two smallies. He is also an amazing underwater photographer.
Then, the soul of the boat, the Thaï staff. Starting with the one without whom we wouldn't be able to go anywhere ... the Captain! He has been with us for the two last years, he is the man who never sleeps.
Then the one who has been with Franck and Camille forever ... the one customers come back for and several times ... Chewy the cook!
It is a hard job to please the taste buds of everybody, with eighteen customers on board and different diets ... he needed an helper, so Youb joined us two years ago.
The second hand of "the Boss", he can do everything with nothing, he is the engineer, the dinghy driver, to sum up the handyman! His name is May and he has been with us for four years already.
Because May is in charge of a lot of things, he needed a helper also. Last year, Toho came by. He is also a welder, useful on a steel boat ;)
He has been the mascot of the Smiling Seahorse for several years, he cannot stop smiling! In charge of preparing the cabins, keeping the boat clean, helping the people to exit the water, filling the tanks ... His name is Pouy!
Because Pouy has a lot of tasks, he also needed help. He is the last one joining the team, but he already has a strong experience in liveaboards. His name is Pam!
For the guides, let's introduce the only non-french one, he comes from Denmark and has been diving in the Mergui waters with us for a few years ... he is Tom!
The only woman on board, it is her third season with us ... Living and working in Thailand for four years, her name is Sofi!
And the newcomer in our team, coming from the other side of Thailand, he has a lot of experience with beginners, his name is Matthieu!
Another newcomer, our new Mascot ... Sharky! He is getting familiar with the boat and everybody loves him already ;)
All focused on our guests satisfaction! And we have been pretty good until now ;) Look at those faces!
Hoping to welcome you on board soon!