MY Marco Polo Thailand Similan Islands Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The MY Marco Polo Liveaboard is a 23m (75f) Thailand Similan Islands diving safari boat for up to 12 guests accommodated across 6 cabins and 6 bathrooms. This Thailand liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.3 out of 10 and is rated 'Superb'.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a superb Thailand liveaboard diving safari, a great choice is the MY Marco Polo diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Thailand diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.3 out of 10, and is rated "Superb".
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 8 out of 9, Liveaboard Design: 6 out of 9, Cabin Luxury: 4 out of 7, Onboard Comfort: 3 out of 7, Food Luxury: 8 out of 11, Drink Luxury: 6 out of 9. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 35 out of 52 (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Similan Islands MY Marco Polo Liveaboard costs from £160 per day ($195/€182)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the MY Marco Polo Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, free nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the MY Marco Polo Liveaboard include: no internet.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The MY Marco Polo liveaboard is 23 metres (75 feet) long, has 6 cabins and 6 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 12 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the MY Marco Polo Liveaboard include: 3 Days/2 Nights, 5 Days/4 Nights, 7 Days/6 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: MY Marco Polo).
Booking tips Before you book and pay for your flights, you first need your itinerary dates confirmed for your liveaboard trip. 8 steps to follow: 1. Select an itinerary; 2. Choose a cabin; 3. Select number of people in your party; 4. Enter your email address and confirm; 5. Your trip will be held by the liveaboard operator until your dates are confirmed. 6. You'll receive a booking confirmation by email allowing you 2-3 days before payment is due; 7. Book your flights to Thailand; 8. Pay for your MY Marco Polo liveaboard trip.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the MY Marco Polo Liveaboard, please visit this link: MY Marco Polo.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Thailand MY Marco Polo liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Liveaboard M/V Marco Polo
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Free nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving at no extra charge. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for specific dietary requirements, e.g. food allergies like gluten or lactose intolerance, and religious beliefs. This means you can enjoy the onboard meals. You are advised to add any dietary requirements to your special requests at step 2 of the booking form, but limit these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.
    Diving Courses This liveaboard offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet There is no WIFI or internet available on this liveaboard.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathrooms, so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites (with the captain's approval), the type of diving and total number of divers/guests onboard (subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Thailand dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) The MY Marco Polo Liveaboard has 35 out of a total of 52 possible benefits and features. This total is made up of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 8 out of 9 'Diver Benefits' and include: DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: YES; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: NO.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 6 out of 9 'Boat Design Features' and include: Airconditioned Saloon: NO; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: NO.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 4 out of 7 'Cabin Features' and include: Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 3 out of 7 'Onboard Comfort' features, and include: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: NO; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: YES.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 8 out of 11 'Food Features' and include: BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 6 out of 9 'Drink Features' and include: Bar: NO; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: NO; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The MY Marco Polo liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    Marco Polo Adventure. I recently had the pleasure of spending 6 days/6 nights on the Marco Polo Liveaboard run by Sea Bees for an adventure to the Similan Islands. The trip was great in every way. The Sea Bees Office Staff were friendly and welcoming The Marco Polo may be a small boat, but it is comfortable and friendly, the cabins are functional and more roomy than I expected and the size of the boat means everyone mixes ensuring a great atmosphere. The big plus is the Food is amazing The Dive Crew of Maren, Misha and Dave made the trip one to remember, thanks all. Especially Misha, who was mine and my buddies Dive Guide, for making trip one to remember I would 100% recommend Sea Bees and the Marco Polo.” Recommended for: The Diving, the food and the great atmosphere.

    Customer Review By Garry D, from: United Kingdom scored the MY Marco Polo 9.2 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MY Marco Polo.
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    Customer Review

    Knowledge dive guides paired with good food make a great vacations. The trip was amazingly organised. We had some little surprises and the crew reacted very well, e.g. the king decided to dive our dive spot and our tour had to re-route. The alternative dive spot was brilliant and not commonly visited. Our boat was the only one which certainly makes a great experience. The timing of the dives was generally planned so that we were rarely in the water with divers from other boats. We had a chance for sunrise and sunset dives. Divers were divided based on experience – beginner, advanced and experienced – and 2 jump groups. We had 3 dive guides – Thomas, Pauline, Maren. The dive guides were very knowledgeable and good in pointing out marine life. The food was amazing – generally one Thai dish and one European dish and both were very good. The crew was very friendly and super helpful. I would recommend this trip anytime. Thank you, Thomas, Pauline and Maren for a great trip.” Recommended for: sunrise diving, free nitrox, food.

    Customer Review By Christina S, from: Germany scored the MY Marco Polo 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MY Marco Polo.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Liveaboard Departure-Arrival Location The MY Marco Polo Liveaboard departs and returns from the port . Please click here: MY Marco Polo to find out how to get from to join the MY Marco Polo Liveaboard's departure port .
    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the MY Marco Polo liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the MY Marco Polo dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
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    Itinerary 1 Title Underwater | Richelieu Rock, Similan, Thailand
    Itinerary Option 2 Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
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    Itinerary 2 Title Similan islands, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 10 times in total on the MY Marco Polo liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the MY Marco Polo liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Thailand, make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: YES; Advanced Open Water Diver: NO.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the MY Marco Polo liveaboard for your dive trip to Thailand, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the MY Marco Polo liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: NO; 10 logged dives: YES; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the MY Marco Polo liveaboard for your dive trip to Thailand, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the MY Marco Polo liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): NO; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): YES; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the MY Marco Polo Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Pinnacles, Swim-Through's and Caverns, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Thailand liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Thailand liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the MY Marco Polo Liveaboard in Thailand might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Nurse Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Zebra Shark.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Blue Spotted Stingrays, Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Frogfish, Glassfish, Groupers, Longfinned Banner Fish, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Pegasus Fish, Pipefish, Red Snappers, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Trigger Fish, White Eyed Moray Eels.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Banded Sea Snakes, Barrel Sponges, Cuttlefish, Hard Corals, Harlequin Shrimp, Jellyfish, Mantis Shrimp, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Sea Snakes, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins.
    Video Title Scuba Diving in The Similan Islands, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the MY Marco Polo liveaboard includes: Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Fuel Surcharge, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Hotel Transfer, Land Excursions, Port Fees, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the MY Marco Polo liveaboard: Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Gratuities, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the MY Marco Polo liveaboard: National Park Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 23 metres (75 feet).
    Maximum Guests 12
    Cabins and Bathrooms The MY Marco Polo dive boat has 6 cabins and 6 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The MY Marco Polo has the following cabin types: double cabins, double cabin with one single bed.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 5 out of 17 (i.e. 29%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: NO; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: YES; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: YES; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The MY Marco Polo liveaboard has 4 out of 6 (i.e. 67%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the MY Marco Polo liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, German, Thai.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The MY Marco Polo Similan Islands liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.3, is rated 'Superb'. This Thailand liveaboard is a 23 metre (75 feet) dive boat for up to 12 guests across 6 cabins (inc. double cabins, double cabin with one single bed), and has 6 bathrooms. The MY Marco Polo Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, free nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: MY Marco Polo Liveaboard prices start at £160 per day ($195/€182)*.
    More Information To discover more about the MY Marco Polo diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Thailand you can do this here: MY Marco Polo. But if you want to compare this Thailand liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Thailand, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Thailand liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Thailand" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the MY Marco Polo Liveaboard, please visit this link: MY Marco Polo.

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