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The Smiling Seahorse

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170 ruangrat Street | Kambon Khao Nivet, Muang, Ranong 85000, Thailand
+66 86 011 0614
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Super Positive Experience

Everythings was perfect, nice boat kind staff (Frank is very professional) We could eat when we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
R0ByBIBI
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Abbadia Lariana, Italy
Great week diving Burma

I've just returned from an 8d/7n diving tour of the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar with Smiling... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
thuffman7
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Singapore, Singapore
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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
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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170 ruangrat Street | Kambon Khao Nivet, Muang, Ranong 85000, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Smilingseahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 13 January 2018

If you're looking for great diving with passionate people, feeling among friends, but supported by experienced instructors, contact The Smiling Seahorse. This means personal treatment all the way; from the very first “great to see you” and to the last “stay safe until we meet...More

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The_Smiling_Seahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thanks for the lovely review Lise :) We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon! Take care till we meet again...

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We met New and he was available as a guide around Ranong for a half a day trip. He really is a good and enthusiastic guide. Speaks English, wants to share his knowledge and is a save driver. We in 4,5 hours we visited hot...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Drove 2 days, 14hrs , abt 800hrs + a stop-over at Phang-Gha...just to be told dive trip to Surin and Richliew cancelled due to boat engine problem. Frank together with Camile of Smiling seahorse just simply refund for dive trip, after many failed attempts to...More

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The_Smiling_Seahorse, Manager at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This review has nothing to do with our boat or service but I am sorry Lee had such a bad experience in Ranong. Lee has contacted me several time to organise a day trip at a date I had nothing available for him and his...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

From the first E-mail to the last goodbye, The Smiling Seahorse has not let us down. Camille is a pro in the office answering all our questions and arranging all requests. I doubt anybody knows the dive sites better than Franck in Burma. As a...More

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The_Smiling_Seahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thanks a lot for the praise and recommendation. We hope to have you onboard our new boat very soon! Camille

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

What a great Burma diving experience! 8 days, 7 nights, 25 dives... The Team around Franck - excellent professionals and buddys. Always there with a helping hand, an advise and most importantly a smile. I never felt like "a customer" - It felt more like...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have been diving with quite a few diving centres now, and have recently spent 12 days living aboard with the Smiling Sea Horse. I can tell you one thing: these guys have got it right! The boat was cosy, but not cramped, with a...More

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The_Smiling_Seahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to have you back onboard soon for more fun time :)

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We (my wife & I) had a great experience with the Smiling Seahorse during our trip in the Mergui islands. Boat is small with 12 divers max (great !). The boat crew is extremely friendly and always willing to help (1st time for me that...More

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The_Smiling_Seahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

We are glad you had such a good time with us and thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Comeback soon! :)

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Words can't describe what an incredible experience my husband and I had with The Smiling Seahorse. We did the Mergui Archipelago for six days and couldn't have been happier. I'll start with the most important part: the diving. I am by no means an expert...More

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The_Smiling_Seahorse, Owner at The Smiling Seahorse, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Wow! what a review :) Thanks a lot for the kind words! We strive to have all details right and it is so nice to see appreciation of our work :) we hope to see you back in Ranong very soon!

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