MV Colona VI

Thailand Liveaboard Diving MV Colona VI Built in 2000 and locally constructed, MV Colona VI provides you with all the comforts you will need for your live aboard diving trip. She has been sailing smoothly for 8 seasons and is one of our most popular boats, with many customers returning to sail with her time and time again.

MV Colona is a wooden hull live aboard vessel. Neat and tidy, there is plenty of space for diving safely in the dive deck, where 14 divers and 2 guides are easily and comfortably accommodated. The diving deck is in fact organised to provide individual tank holders for each diver with ample space for storing your other equipment. All the tanks are filled on the spot by experienced and certified crew. Nitrox is also available on this vessel and there are tables beside the tank storage area for storing your computers, including a fresh water tank, for rinsing computers and cameras in particular.

She has 6 twin cabins and 1 double cabin all fitted with air condition, electric sockets (no need for pin adapters as these are international, working at 220 a.c.) fridge, cupboard space for your personal items and a large panoramic window to gaze at the stars at night and the turquoise waters in the morning just as you open your eyes to a new day.

Meals in MV Colona VI include both Thai and European cuisine, with a variety of delicacies to please all pallets. Colona VI runs a buffet, which effectively means that you can eat to your stomach’s content.

Tired from a hard day’s diving you can relax in the upper deck with free coffee, tea and water or you can order a beer, wine or soft drinks at a small charge. Cushions all around offer a sense of home in Colona VI, while you watch a DVD or listen to your favourite CD tunes. There is also an on-board library should you feel inclined to expand your horizons in-between dives.

 

Itinerary

NORTHERN CRUISE
4 Days at The Similan and Surin Islands
14 Dives -4 Days & 4 Nights

Sunday
Leaving from Phuket at 9 pm. Overnight traveling to the stunning Similan Islands.

Monday
Diving for 3 days around the Similan Islands. In the late afternoon there you have a chance to visit island number 4 for one or two hours. The fourth dive is a night dive, in Donald Duck bay at island number 4. Overnight stay is in a cozy secluded bay. The best time to relax and enjoy a DVD or read your favourite book.

Tuesday
The fifth dive is at the Similan Islands, followed by onward travel to Koh Bon for Dives 6 and 7. The eighth dive may be either at late afternoon under the sunset sky or in the night at Koh Tachai. Stay on board overnight at Koh Tachai.

Wednesday
Dive number 9 is again at Koh Tachai, followed by a trip to the spectacular dive site of Richelieu Rock where dives 10 and 11 take place. Dive number 12 will again be at Koh Tachai in the sunset or at night time in Koh Bon. Following this, Colona VI travels back to the Similans with an on board overnight stay in one of the Similan islands.

Thursday
Dives number 13 and 14 take place at the Similan islands.Return to Patong Bay. Liveaboard trip ends with disembarkation at 6 pm.

 

SOUTHERN CRUISE
2 Days at Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Phi Phi
7 Dives – 2 Days & 2 Nights

Friday
Leaving from Phuket at 9 pm. Overnight traveling to the most stunning dive sites of the South, famously known as Hin Daeng and Hin Muang.

Saturday
Hin Daeng and Hin Muang exploration over 3 dives. Dive number 4 will either be a sunset dive at Hin Daeng & Hin Muang or a memorable night dive in the famous islands of Phi Phi followed by relaxation on the boat.

Sunday
Dive number 5 is an early morning dive at Koh Bida Nok, followed by dive number 6 at Shark Point dive site. Finally, dive number 7 is at a beautiful macro island called Koh Doc Mai. Liveaboard trip ends with disembarkation in Phuket at 6 pm.

 

SOUTHERN & NORTHERN CRUISE COMBINED
6 Days at The Similans, Surin Islands, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Phi Phi
21 Dives – 6 Days & 6 Nights

For this cruise simply combine the two itineraries above.

 

NORTHERN CRUISE
6 Days at The Similan and Surin Islands
22 Dives – 6 Days & 6 Nights

Friday
Leaving from Phuket at 9 pm. Traveling overnight to the amazing Similan Islands.

Saturday
Dives 1, 2 and 3 are all around the Similan Islands, with the opportunity to visit island number four in the late afternoon. Here takes place dive number 4, which is a night dive in Donald Duck bay. On-board overnight stay in a secluded bay where you can enjoy your evening under the stars, breathing the fresh sea air and smiling at the moon with a cold drink.

Sunday
Dive number 5 is still at the Similan Islands, then traveling on to Koh Bon for dives 6 and 7. The next dive will be in Koh Tachai either at sunset or in the night. Overnight stay at Koh Tachai with a small book and big smile.

Monday
Dive number 9 is again at Koh Tachai, then traveling on to the world famous Richelieu Rock dive site for another 2 dives. Dive number 12 will either be a late afternoon dive at Koh Tachai or a night dive at Koh Bon.

Tuesday
Koh Tachai for dive number 13, Koh Bon for dive number 14 and then back to the Similan Islands. Dives number 15 and 16 at the Similan Islands with the latte possibly being a night dive.

Wednesday
Similan Islands excursions provide further excitement for dives 17, 18, 19 and 20, followed by an afternoon journey to island number eight. If you find you want more adventures on land you can follow our tour guide, hiking to the viewpoint, where you can capture some spectacular shots of the Andaman Sea and islands around.

Thursday
Visit dive sites Shark Fin Reef and Boulder City for dives 21 and 22. Return to Patong Bay, with disembarkation at Phuket around 6 pm.