MV KP Explorer

Similan liveaboard

KP Explorer

KP Explorer

MV KP Explorer (aka Phanthip 2) is a popular lower budget Similan liveaboard. It was previously named the Andaman Tritan, and before that Dive Race.

It’s one of the cheapest boats with en-suite double cabins and the single cabin is great value for solo travelers (most boats don’t have single cabins).

While the communal areas of KP Explorer are not as spacious as boats like Fasai or Pawara it does have nicely presented cabins at an affordable price. And as it only takes 17 diving guests you’ll never feel crowded and you’ll get plenty of personal attention.

There are two master cabins on the main deck with en-suite bathrooms. Master cabins each have a double bed plus an extra single bunk.

Also on the main deck are three deluxe cabins in either twin bed or double bed layout. Deluxe cabins have private en-suite bathrooms.

There are two standard cabins on the upper deck with twin bunk beds. A standard cabin on the lower deck is sold as a single occupancy cabin. Standard cabins do not have private bathrooms.

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Features

  • Max 17 Guests
  • Length 24.5m, beam 5.5m
  • 2 x 230 hp engines. 2 x generators.
  • 2 en-suite master cabins with double bed and an extra single bunk on the main deck.
  • 1 deluxe en-suite cabin with double bed on the main deck
  • 2 deluxe en-suite cabins with twin beds on the main deck
  • 2 standard twin cabins on the upper deck (shared bathrooms)
  • 1 standard twin cabin on the main deck (shared bathrooms)
  • 1 standard single cabin on the lower deck (shared bathrooms)
  • All cabins have air-conditioning and an electronic safe.
  • All cabins are cleaned daily
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Nitrox available (extra charge)
  • Very tasty Asian and International food served as spicy (or not) as you can take it
  • 2 x liferaft (40 people), EPIRB, RADAR, Sounder, AIS transponder.

Andaman Tritan deck plan

Prices

KP Explorer price

3 days 3 nights (10 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • (C4,C5) Master double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 21,000 baht per diver
  • (C3) Deluxe double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 19,000 baht per diver
  • (C6,C7) Deluxe twin bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 19,000 baht per diver
  • (C1, C2, C11) Standard twin bed cabin (upper or main deck): 17,000 baht per diver
  • (C8) Standard single cabin (lower deck): 16,000 baht per diver

4 days 4 nights (14 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • (C4,C5) Master double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 25,000 baht per diver
  • (C3) Deluxe double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 23,000 baht per diver
  • (C6,C7) Deluxe twin bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 23,000 baht per diver
  • (C1, C2, C11) Standard twin bed cabin (upper or main deck): 21,500 baht per diver
  • (C8) Standard single cabin (lower deck): 19,000 baht per diver

5 days 5 nights (18 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • (C4,C5) Master double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 28,000 baht per diver
  • (C3) Deluxe double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 26,000 baht per diver
  • (C6,C7) Deluxe twin bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 26,000 baht per diver
  • (C1, C2, C11) Standard twin bed cabin (upper or main deck): 23,500 baht per diver
  • (C8) Standard single cabin (lower deck): 21,000 baht per diver

Liveaboard price includes: Dive guide, 12l tanks, weights & belt, all meals, nitrox (for nitrox certified divers), pick up from Phuket airport.

Price excludes: Equipment rental (700 baht per day), dive computer (mandatory, 250 baht per day), alcohol and soft drinks, marine national park fees (4 d4n 2,500 baht), dive insurance.

Schedule

KP Explorer schedule

15 May – 15 Oct: Similan and Surin national parks closed during low season

Oct 2024-May 2025 schedule coming soon

Itinerary

KP Explorer itinerary

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Book / Enquiry

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    1. Tell us the dates you are interested in. We’ll check available options and provide you with a clear breakdown of prices.
    2. When you are ready to go ahead and book we’ll reserve your place(s) and email you the secure online payment instructions.
    3. 30% deposit to confirm your booking. Payment is online by credit card or paypal (no booking fee or credit card fee), or by bank transfer.
    4. Balance payable 60 days before the trip departure date.

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