This liveaboard, operated by Sea Bees, departs Phuket on a Tuesday evening (Nov-Apr) for a six night safari to the Similan Islands including Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the famous Richelieu Rock.
The Marco Polo has seven cabins, two with air-conditioning, a double and a single bunk. The third, the honeymoon cabin, is furnished with a king size bed. The other four cabins offer twin bunks and there are two shower cabins, three toilets and two outdoor showers. All cabins are designed to open onto the outer deck allowing the full benefit of the cool sea breeze. International and Thai cuisine is served on board. There is a spacious shady dive deck and party deck where you can relax with friends in the shade sharing your diving experiences, or show off your photos and videos in the comfortable salon. Access to the dive sites is from the stern with two ladders offering easy access in and out of the water.
On each trip there are 22 scheduled dives including night dives. Dive sites in this area offer visibility of up to 30 metres and are characterised by gigantic boulders above and below the water line. Expect to see plenty of thriving coral reefs and a whole spectrum of marine life including clown fish, barracuda, nurse sharks, moray eels, turtles, shovel nose rays and lion fish. You should also keep an eye out for leopard shark, manta rays and whale sharks. Nitrox is available.