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The Smiling Seahorse

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The Smiling Seahorse offers dive cruises to the best dive spots of the Andaman Sea in both Thailand and Myanmar. We offer: - a relaxed atmosphere - a confortable vessel - small groups - nitrox and padi courses - yummy food
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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170 ruangrat Street | Kambon Khao Nivet, Muang, Ranong 85000, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I joined the liveaboard in December 2018 around the Surin Islands at Thailand and I loved it. As a German I like being prepared and organized; when I arrived at the boat everything was managed perfectly; it almost felt like home...just a bit better :-)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melonerose
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

These folks are totally dialed in and know how to do it right! Their new boat is meticulously designed to cater to divers’ needs as well as having fun. Frank the owner knows how to spread the love and creates a great vibe among the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DenaP108
The-Smiling-Seahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Hey Dena, Thanks for sharing the love :) We love your review too and we hope we will love another trip with you soon!

Reviewed 21 November 2018

We have been on a few live aboards in Asia, and the Smiling Seahorse was our favourite experience so far, with just the right amount of luxury including superb food and snacks, while keeping an intimate feeling due in large part to the owner/head instructor/boat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kristian L
Camille R, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thanks Kristian for your awesome review. We hope to have you back onboard very soon for more adventures! I have heard that Mantas have arrived in Black Rock this week so it looks like it will be a fantastic Manta season again.

Reviewed 5 May 2018

I took the trip without searching much on the internet on comments or feedback, I wanted to dive the route that they were offering on this last trip of the season and so I joined last minute. The trip was excellent, the crew is great...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MarceloAlemao
Camille R, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thanks for posting your review Marcelo! Our brand new boat is ready to welcome you back :) See you soon for more super dives and BBQ feasts!

Reviewed 24 April 2018

2d trip for my wife & myself with the Smiling Seahorse... this time for a cruise to Thailand/Richelieu Rock. And... how can I say :-)... it was again a great experience. Same "small" & "human sized" boat, same friendly boat staff, "diving staff" always trying...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Geof_Brussels
The_Smiling_Seahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hello Goeffrey, thanks a lot for the lovely words! It was great to have you back onboard and get to know you a little better and we wish many more visit from the two of you. Camille & Franck

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful trip at Burma (Myanmar) waters by MV THAI SEA. Franck and Camille on the boat and in the office, Thomas and Julien underwater were all great in every aspects. We were 10 divers from 6 countries and had a very sincere...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank engingursel17
The_Smiling_Seahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hello Engin, Thanks so much for taking to time to leave us such a lovely review. I love the "passionate obsession to make the trip perfect" haha, let's hope we keep this obsession for long! It was a fun trip and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

This was my second amazing dive trip in the stunning Mergui Archipelago on-board the MV Thai Sea. Franck and Camille, owners of the Smiling Seahorse are two of the nicest and most knowledgeable dive hosts one can find. Their staff are second to none. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank woodman11
The_Smiling_Seahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi James, It was lovely having you back onboard and you are more than welcome anytime you like to enjoy our food and diving :)

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We wanted to thank you again for your excellent hospitality and first class service. From the initial booking to the family like atmosphere on the boat to the sensational diving, we could not have been more pleased. We are already talking about the Burma Banks...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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The_Smiling_Seahorse, Manager at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank's a lot Thomas for taking the time to leave us a review here :) and thanks for your kind words about our work. I (and Tom) look forward to exploring the Burma Banks with you next season! Camille

Reviewed 6 February 2018

Everythings was perfect, nice boat kind staff (Frank is very professional) We could eat when we want all the time, we had a really great time with them, we felt like we had a special treatment. We ll see for the next time for the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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The_Smiling_Seahorse, Manager at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Our guests are all VIP, we are so glad you enjoyed it :) We hope to see you again very soon on our new boat!

Reviewed 21 January 2018

I've just returned from an 8d/7n diving tour of the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar with Smiling Seahorse. It was one of the best diving experiences I have ever had, and the M/V Thai Sea is a great live-aboard. Their customer service was exceptional, from our initial...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank thuffman7
Smilingseahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hey Tom, Thanks for your review, I'm glad you had a great time with us and I'm looking forward to have you back onboard next year ;) Cheers Franck

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