Deep Six

Deriving its name from its great depth, Deep Six boasts massive boulders laid on top of each other, creating a maze of caverns and areas to swim through. This really is the place to fine tune your buoyancy skills during your liveaboard scuba diving adventure in the Similan Islands.

Deep Six Similan Islands Map Islands 4 5 6 7As you swim away from the boulders you can drop down to depths of almost 50 meters, encountering a variety of fish and aquatic life. The best thing about this divesite is the Kuhl Sting Rays and the nearly extinct and rarely seen Andaman Sweetlips, which you can only see here.

Enjoy your dive, swimming with gentle Leopard Sharks and see the most fascinating colourful Mantis Shrimps.

Currents here change depending on the flow of the tide and they can are likely to pick up, nudging you away from the boulders; if you need shelter from the storm just head for the eastern part of Deep Six.

 

Deep Six Dive Site Details

Picture of a Mantis Shrimp at Deep Six divesite in the Similan Islands
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced or higher

Maximum depth: 40-50 meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Visibility: 20+ meters

Divesite marine life: Plenty of small creatures like Harlequins, Pipefish, Octopus, Banded Sea Snakes, Nudibranches, Mantis Shrimps in the protected areas under the boulders, and Kuhl Sting Rays, along with Barracudas, Groupers, Snappers, Sweetlips and, last but not least, Leopard Sharks.

 

More Similan Island Dive Sites

MV Scuba Adventure Prices

PRICES 2009-2010

SIMILANS, KOH BON, KOH TACHAI & RICHELIEU ROCK CRUISE
November to May

DAYS / NIGHTS
DIVES
PRICE
4 / 4
14
28,700 Thai Baht
5 / 5
18
37,700 Thai Baht

HIN DAENG & HIN MUANG CRUISE
December to May

3 / 3
10
18,000 Thai Baht
KOH PHI PHI & KOH HA CRUISE
July to September
3 / 2
11
17,000 Thai Baht
RACHA NOI & RACHA YAI CRUISE
July to September
2 / 1
7
11,000 Thai Baht

 

Prices Include Prices Do Not Include
Transfers to and from your accommodation Alcohol & Soft drinks
Towels Marine National Park Fees
Freshly cooked buffet meals Diving courses
Snacks, fruits, drinking water, coffee, tea Rental equipment
Tanks, Torches, weights & weight belts  
Divemaster supervision  
2 FREE NITROX Dives per day  
   

Equipment Rental

Full set of equipment per day

750 Thai Baht

 

 

Koh Bon West Ridge

Fun Diving in the Simlan IslandsTo the north of Similan Island number 9 lies Koh Bon island, famous for the massive Manta Rays swimming around its waters. As most other islands around Koh Bon are made of granite, this little island’s limestone outline is a stunning change from the surrounding scenery.

On the southeast side of the island there is a cliff which slopes down into the water almost vertically from the surface, thereby forming a wall of 33 meters. This levels off to a ridge filled with corals before it drops down to over 40 meters. This whole ridge features gardens of beautiful soft corals with an array of blue, yellow and turquoise colours, not usually seen in other dive sites. This makes Koh Bon a spectacular dive site with rare offerings to quench your diver appetite.

Koh Bon is also a spectacular divesite to visit for your liveaboard night diving. This is Lobster central, but bear in mind you are here to just look, not to catch your dinner!

As the dive site bay is sheltered, quite often there are no currents. However on the southwestern side two currents join together to create a rather unpredictable flow, making this site both exciting and exhilarating to the experienced diver. If you find yourself struggling against the currents, just hide round the corner.

 

Koh Bon West Ridge Dive Site Details

Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced Diver

Maximum depth: 35-40 meters

Visibility: 20+

Temperature: 27+

Divesite marine life: with currents transferring a wide variety of nutrients, much aquatic life is attracted to this site, including the Manta Rays mentioned above and also Reef Sharks and a large variety of Barracudas, Tuna fish and Trevallies. Within the cracks and around the ridge you will find Pipefish, Octupus, Nudibranches, Manta Shrimps, Cuttle Fish and all colour shades of Cowrie shells. Also Lobsters at night.

 

More Outer Similan Island Dive Sites

MV Scuba Cat Schedule

From November to May MV Scuba Cat is moored in the Similan Islands. Transfers take place from your hotel in Phuket to Tam Lapu resort by the beach, some 90 Kilometers to the north of Patong beach. Here MV Scuba Sport, our transfer vessel, takes you to the MV Scuba Cat Liveaboard. Below you will also find the departure dates for Scuba Sport transfers to Scuba Cat liveaboard. You can stay on board the Scuba Cat Liveaboard as many days as you wish without the need to return to your hotel. In fact, why book a hotel when you can stay on board and be ready for diving the following day.

From May to November, MV Scuba Cat Liveaboard is moored at Racha Yai, with daily Scuba Sport departures.

SCHEDULE 2009-2010
SIMILAN ISLANDS
November 2009 to May 2010
DAYS / NIGHTS
TRANSFER BOAT DEPARTURES
DIVES
2 / 1
Sunday
6
3 / 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11
4 / 3
Sunday, Friday
16
5 / 4
Monday, Wednesday
21
Additional days after 6 days
+5
RACHA YAI & RACHA NOI
July 2010 to September 2010
1
Daily
2
2 / 1
Daily
7
Extra Day
Daily
+5

 

 

Shark Fin Reef

Located southeast of island number 3, Shark Fin Reef gets its name from the three pointy tops of the reef, looking like a shark’s fins, which protrude from the water, when the tide is low.

Detailed Map of Shark Fin Reef - Similan Islands 1 2 3This reef boasts granite boulders as long as 1 kilometer. It has steep walls shaped so perfectly that one would think they were the result of someone’s artwork.

At the edge the reef stretches downward to a sandy 35 meter deep bottom. In the north one finds massive boulders surrounded by small rocks and the waters are a bit shallower. The areas all around these boulders are covered in soft and hard corals and gorgeous sea fans.
This is a well known for its strong currents divesite, particularly at the top of the boulders, where it’s difficult to find shelter. Across the length of the deeper waters of the site however, one can more easily hide from the currents.

Many of our liveaboards will sail you to Shark Fin Reef where you can continue your exciting scuba dive trips, testing your skills and physique against these strong currents, while catching awesome views of vibrant marine life to be found in the site.

 

Shark Fin Reef Dive Site Details

Liveaboard Diving Similan Islands - Giant Moray Eel at Shark Fin Reef
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced or higher

Maximum depth: 35-40 meters

Visibility: 20+ meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Divesite marine life: Boxfish, Humphead Parrot Fish and Napoleon Wrasse, a wealth of fusiliers and Cleaner Wrasse, Giant Moray Eels, Kuhls Stingrays as well as Leopard Sharks

 

More Similan Island Dive Sites

MV Nautica

Live Aboard Thailand MV Nautica MV Nautica, a steel mono-hull vessel, was custom built in 2004 to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) specifications. This assures you that the vessel lives up to standards of safety and security that not many liveaboard vessels in Thailand can boast. It is built with the intention of providing you with a safe, pleasurable and exhilarating cruising experience.

A comfortable and luxurious liveaboard boat, Nautica accommodates up to 12 guests. She has 1 double bed master cabin and another 4 twin double bed cabins, including a bunk bed cabin. All cabins have been designed to give you a sense of luxury, furnished with teak wood and equipped with individually controlled air condition, en suite bathrooms (except the bunk bed cabin on main deck) with hot shower and towels provided, large sea view windows to let in the morning sunlight, reading lights, wardrobes for your personal belongings and a mini bar.

She boasts a spacious open air lounge on the upper deck with comfortable cushions for relaxing in your post-dive times. In fact there is a general laid back atmosphere to this vessel

accomplished with the help of a sociable and friendly crew which makes for an easy, fun and enjoyable live aboard experience. You can also listen to your favourite cds and watch movies or explore our extensive marine library.

Food on board the MV Nautica is served by buffet, providing you with the option of many different dishes and the opportunity to eat as much as you want. Food is carefully prepared with Thai, European and American dishes served across the day by our caring hostess and coffees and teas, including water and small snacks are free. If you have special dietary requirements please let us know.

Diving with MV Nautica will provide you with the opportunity to visit Koh Tarutao, one of the least visited dive sites by other boats and the on board instructors will be happy to teach you new skills and train you all the way to higher levels of PADI certification.

 

Itinerary

THAILAND – SIMILAN & SURIN ISLANDS
4 days & 4 nights or 6 days & 6 nights

Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon West Ridge, Koh Tachai

Sample Itinerary
Departure at 6 – 7 pm. Guests are picked up from within Phuket. Board MV Nautica at the pier and depart with destination Similan Islands,Thailand. Dinner is served on board followed by a briefing regarding the schedule of the following days.

 

THAILAND & MYANMAR
8 days & 8 nights
Similans, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon, Richelieu Rock, and the Mergui Archipelago, Rocky Island, Black Rock

Travel through the night to the spectacular Similan Islands in Thailand.

Day 1
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai dive sites

Day 2
Richelieu Rock, then cruise to Myanmar and Thailand border
Day 3
Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar – Burma)

Day 4
Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar – Burma)

Day 5
Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar – Burma)

Day 6
Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar – Burma), cruise to Myanmar and Thailand border

Day 7
Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon

Day 8
Arrival Day: visit Koh Tachai, departure from Tablamu after lunch, followed by minibus transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

*N.B.: The MV Nautica route will widely depend on current weather conditions and the current political situation in Burma; decisions are taken by Captain and Cruise Director, always with consideration to the wishes of the guests.

 

 

MV Scuba Cat

Liveaboard Diving Thailand MV Scuba Cat BoatNewly refurbished in 2008, the MV Scuba Cat operates in the Similan waters and is the largest diving liveaboard catamaran in the country. Those divers suffering from sea sickness will find this vessel most comfortable and stable owing to its construction and location.

MV Scuba Cat Liveaboard is a unique diving platform in that it is moored in the calm waters of the Similan Islands and only travels from dive site to dive site within the National Marine Park. Our MV Scuba Sport speed boat transfers divers to the MV Scuba Cat almost daily, depending on the season. Once transfered onto the vessel you have a choice of staying as many days as you like, doing up to 5 dives a day. You also have the opportunity to rent an ocean kayak or we can take you to the beautiful surrounding beaches where you can sunbathe to your heart’s content or, if you are looking for a different kind of sport alongside diving, you can take part in our famous sunset volleyball matches on the beach. Life on board this vessel is easy going. There is also ample space to relax on top of its 80 square meter sun deck, where you can chat about all of your day’s adventures. The MV Scuba Cat live aboard is a fine place to make new diving friends exploring the spectacular underwater world of the Similans.

She boasts a low level dive platform with ample space, making equipment preparation and access to the water very easy for everyone on board.

If you are a beginner diver, and unsure of your diving skills, this should be the ideal boat for you to start your liveaboard career, since you will be diving in the safety of the protected waters of the Similan National Marine Park, with plenty of shallower water dives sites around. MV Scuba Cat will take you to dive sites such as Honeymoon Bay, Boulder City, Hideaway Reef, Deep Six, Breakfast Bend and Elephant Head Rock among others.

MV Scuba Cat accommodates up to 20 divers in its twin share cabins. All cabins are spacious and have upper and lower berths, reading lights, fans, lockable boxes and a view of the ocean through your window, first thing in the morning when you wake up.

The crew on board are always friendly and willing to answer any questions, help you with anything you need and teach you about the underwater world, always with your safety and that of the environment in mind.

In the low season MV Scuba Cat liveaboard journeys to the protection of Racha Yai and Racha Noi islands, where transfers to the vessel take place daily. Racha Yai is the best place to learn scuba diving, since the underwater currents are mild. The dives sites in this area are rich with aquatic life and hard corals reefs. Racha Noi on the other hand, fit for more experienced divers due to the strong currents, offers dive sites full of soft corals, home to larger fish and manta rays.

Book with Island Cruises all year round, for a journey into the stunning underwater world of the Similans with the choice of as many diving days as you wish and the added bonus of maintaining your independence by not having to follow a particular Cruise schedule as with all other vessels.

 

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary – 5 days and 4 Nights
Day 1
We pick you up from your accommodation in Phuket at 6:30 to 7 am and transfer you to the MV Scuba Cat Liveaboard in the Similans. Upon arrival at 12:30 pm you have a filling buffet lunch, after which you are assigned a cabin and given a health and safety on board briefing. Your first dive takes place soon after, followed by a fresh fruit and cookies snack and another two dives, a total of 3 dives on your first day. Since on board the MV Scuba Cat you can make up to five dives a day, there is always ample time for you to spend some time on the beach while catching the later dive. We can take you to the beach or your can rent one of our ocean kayaks, exploring your more primitive explorer instincts, away from engines of any kind. Return back on board for dinner is at 6 pm.

Days 2, 3 & 4
We usually wake you up at 6:30 am. A light self service breakfast with toast, fruit cereal, juice and coffee is followed by your first dive of the day, at 7:30 am. There is nothing like diving early in the morning before the fishes go to school and the sun starts the hard work! Your first dive is then followed by a full western breakfast. The second dive is at 10:10 am, followed by lunch at 12 pm and another two dives at 2 pm and 4 pm. Dinner is served at 6 pm and you can dive in the night if you wish, at approximately 7:30 pm. Once again, you can always break your schedule a little by relaxing on the sun deck or taking a trip to the surrounding beaches for a few hours.

Departure Day
Your final day on board includes another 3 dives, again at 7:30 am, 10 am and 12 pm. having satiated your diving hunger and full with experience you will indeed be hungry for some food! Lunch is served at 1 pm and at 2:15 you will be transfered back to Patong Bay. The way back is a good time to complete your log book.

 

 

MV Colona VI Schedule

SCHEDULE 2009-2010
MONTH
CRUISE CODE 2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS CRUISE CODE 4 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS
APRIL
CO37
02 Apr – 04 Apr
CO38
04 Apr- 08 Apr
CO39
09 Apr – 11 Apr
CO40
11 Apr – 15 Apr
CO41
16 Apr – 22 Apr – Special 6 days / 6 nightsSimilan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
CO42
23 Apr – 25 Apr
CO43
25 Apr – 29 Apr
CO44
30 Apr – 04 May

 

SCHEDULE 2010-2011
MONTH
CRUISE CODE 2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS CRUISE CODE 4 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS
OCTOBER
CO01
29 Oct – 04 Nov – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
NOVEMBER
CO02
05 Nov – 07 Nov
CO03
07 Nov – 11 Nov
CO04
12 Nov – 14 Nov
CO05
14 Nov – 18 Nov
CO06
19 Nov – 25 Nov – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
CO07
26 Nov – 28 Nov
CO08
28 Nov – 02 Dec
DECEMBER
CO09
3 Dec – 9 Dec – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
   
CO10
09 Dec – 13 Dec
CO11
14 Dec – 16 Dec
CO12
16 Dec – 20 Dec
CO13
21 Dec – 27 Dec – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
CO14
28 Dec – 03 Jan – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
JANUARY
CO15
04 Jan – 08 Jan
CO16 09 Jan – 15 Jan – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
   
CO17
16 Jan – 20 Jan
CO18
21 Jan – 23 Jan
CO19
23 Jan – 27 Jan
CO20
28 Jan – 3 Feb – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
FEBRUARY
CO21
04 Feb – 6 Feb
CO22
06 Feb – 10 Feb
CO23 11 Feb – 13 Feb CO24 13 Feb – 17 Feb
CO25
18 Feb – 24 Feb – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
CO26
25 Feb – 27 Feb
CO27
27 Feb – 03 Mar
MARCH
CO28 04 Mar – 06 Mar CO29 06 Mar – 10 Mar
CO30 11 Mar – 17 Mar – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
CO31
18 Mar – 20 Mar
CO32
27 Mar – 31 Mar
CO33
25 Mar – 27 Mar
CO34
21 Mar – 25 Mar
APRIL
CO35 01 Apr – 07 Apr – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
CO36
08 Apr – 10 Apr
CO37
10 Apr- 14 Apr
CO38
15 Apr – 17 Apr
CO39
17 Apr- 21 Apr
CO40
22 Apr – 28 Apr – Special 6 days / 6 nights – Similan Islands Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands Richelieu Rock
CO41
29 Apr – 01 May
   
MAY
    CO42 01 May – 05 May
    CO43 06 May – 10 May

 

 

MV Giamani Boat Specifications & Technical Information

General Information Cabin Types Available
Built in the year 1998
2 Standard Twin Share Cabins
Length 24m (78.7ft)
Deluxe Triple share or Twin share Cabins
Beam 6.5m (21ft)
All Standard cabins have:
Draft 2 m (6 ft)
Individually controlled air condition & fan
Material: Steel
Shared bathroom & hot shower
Tonage: 62 tons
Cupboard space for storing your belongings
Two NISSAN engines each with 230 HP
Large panoramic window
Max speed of 12 knots
All Deluxe cabins have:
A cruising speed of 9 knots
Individually controlled air condition & fan
Range: 3000 miles
En suite facilities (private toilet & hot shower)
Two generators each with 30kw
Cupboard space for storing your belongings
All cabins complete with 220v of Electricity 24 hours a day
 
Two L&W compressors
Onboard Crew
NITROX system onboard
1 Captain
Large inflatable dingy with an outboard of 30bhp
1 Engineer
Fitted with modern navigation equipment
1 Deck hand
Fully equipment medic first aid and oxygen system
1 Cook
Water capacity: 10,000 Liters
1 Hostess
Water makers  2 X 4000 liters per day
1 Cruise director (dive instructor)
Comfortable sofa area
1 Tour leader (dive instructor)
Library
3rd Dive instructor, if full boat
CD / VCD Music system with music selection 
 
DVD Player with a library of films
Safety Facilities PADI Scuba Diving Courses Available
Satellite phone PADI Advanced Open Water Course
Mobile phone PADI NITROX Course
VHF Radio & SSB Radio PADI Specialty Courses:
Depth sounder x 2 Peak Performance Buoyancy
CB Radio, 24h contact with NAVY Project Aware
Radar x 2 AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
EPIRB Fish Identification
O2 tank & O2 instructor provided on board Deep Diver
MFA Kit & Emergency First Response instructors on board Diver Propulsion Vehicle (charge for rental of vehicle)
Two life rafts complete with jackets throughout Multilevel Diver
Emergency evacuation facilities with helicopter & ambulance Night Diver
Affiliated member with the Hyperbaric Chamber in Phuket Underwater Photographer
Fire extinguishers  

 

Upper Deck:Liveaboard Boat Layout MV Giamani
1 – Deluxe cabin
2 – Deluxe cabin
3 – Deluxe cabin
4 – Deluxe cabin
5 – Galley
6 – Dive deck
7 – Relaxation area at boat’s bow

Main Deck:
1 – Standard cabin
2 – Standard cabin
3 – Bathroom
4 – Wheelhouse
5 – Air conditioned salon
6 – Dining deck

 

 

MV Discovery Schedule

SCHEDULE 2010-2011
MONTH
CRUISE CODE
DATES
  DESTINATIONS
DAYS / NIGHTS
APRIL
A 26

26 Apr – 30 Apr

3 / 4
JULY – AUGUST

GS 01

Please ask for confirmed dates
Southern Islands
3/ 2
OCTOBER
A 01
15 Oct – 20 Oct
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock

4 / 5
A 02
22 Oct – 26 Oct
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
A 03
28 Oct – 01 Nov
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
NOVEMBER
A 04
03 Nov – 08 Nov
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
4 / 5
A 05
09 Nov – 13 Nov
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
HD 01
13 Nov – 16 Nov
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
3 / 3
AS 01
09 Nov – 16 Nov
Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
7 / 7
AS 01 sc
As above, including Sea Canoeing
A 06
17 Nov – 21 Nov
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
A 07
22 Nov – 26 Nov
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
HD 02
26 Nov – 29 Nov
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
3 / 3
AS 02
22 Nov – 29 Nov
Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
7 / 7
AS 02 sc
As above, including Sea Canoeing
DECEMBER
A 08
30 Nov – 04 Dec
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
A 09
05 Dec – 10 Dec
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
4 / 5

A 10

11 Dec – 15 Dec
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
HD 03
15 Dec – 18 Dec
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
3 / 3
AS 03
10 Dec – 18 Dec
Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
7 / 7
AS 03 sc
As above, including Sea Canoeing
A 11
19 Dec – 23 Dec
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
A 12
24 Dec – 28 Dec
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
A 13
29 Dec – 02 |Jan
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
JANUARY 2011
A14
3 Jan – 7 Jan
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
HD 04
7 Jan – 10 Jan
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
3 / 3
AS 04
3 Jan – 10 Jan
Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
7 / 7
AS 04 sc
As above, including Sea Canoeing
A 15
11 Jan – 15 Jan
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
HD 05
15 Jan – 18 Jan
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
3 / 3
AS 05
11 Jan – 18 Jan
Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
7 / 7
AS 05 sc
As above, including Sea Canoeing
A 16
19 Jan – 23 Jan
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
HD 06
23 Jan – 26 Jan
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
3 / 3
AS 06
19 Jan – 26 Jan
Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
7 / 7
AS 06 sc
As above, including Sea Canoeing
B 01
28 Jan – 05 Feb
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock, Burma Banks, Mergui Archipelago
7 / 8
FEBRUARY
A 17
06 Feb – 11 Feb
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
4 / 5

A 18

12 Feb – 16 Feb
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
HD 07
16 Feb – 19 Feb
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
3 / 3
AS 07
12 Feb – 19 Feb
Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
7 / 7
AS 07 sc
As above, including Sea Canoeing
A 19
21 Feb – 25 Feb
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
A 20
26 Feb – 02 Mar
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
MARCH
B 02
04 Mar – 12 Mar
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock, Burma Banks, Mergui Archipelago
7 / 8

A 18

13 Mar – 17 Mar
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
HD 08
17 Mar – 20 Mar
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
3 / 3
AS 08
13 Mar – 20 Mar
Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
7 / 7
AS 08 sc
As above, including Sea Canoeing
A 22
21 Mar – 25 Mar
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 3
B 03
26 Mar – 03 Apr
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock, Burma Banks, Mergui Archipelago
7 / 8
APRIL
A 16
05 Apr – 09 Apr
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
HD 09
09 Apr – 12 Apr
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
3 / 3
AS 09
05 Apr – 12 Apr
Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
7 / 7
AS 09 sc
As above, including Sea Canoeing
A 24
14 Apr – 18 Apr
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
B 04
19 Apr – 27 Apr
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock, Burma Banks, Mergui Archipelago
7 / 8
A 25
28 Apr – 02 May
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
MAY
A 26
03 Apr – 07 Apr
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
3 / 4
A 27
08 Apr – 13 Apr
Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock
4 / 5
JULY – AUGUST 2011
GS 01
Please ask for confirmed dates
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang
4 / 4

 

 

MV Discovery Prices

PRICES 2010-2011
MONTH
CRUISE CODE
DATES
PRICES
# OF DIVES
DAYS / NIGHTS
APRIL
A 26

26 Apr – 30 Apr

22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
JULY – AUGUST

GS 01

Please ask for confirmed dates
Please ask for price
11
3/ 2
OCTOBER
A 01
15 Oct – 20 Oct
26,000 THB
16
4 / 5
A 02
22 Oct – 26 Oct
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
A 03
28 Oct – 01 Nov
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
NOVEMBER
A 04
03 Nov – 08 Nov
26,000 THB
16
4 / 5
A 05
09 Nov – 13 Nov
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
HD 01
13 Nov – 16 Nov
20,000 THB
12
3 / 3
AS 01
09 Nov – 16 Nov
39,900 THB
24
7 / 7
AS 01 sc
43,500 THB
A 06
17 Nov – 21 Nov
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
A 07
22 Nov – 26 Nov
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
HD 02
26 Nov – 29 Nov
20,000 THB
12
3 / 3
AS 02
22 Nov – 29 Nov
39,900 THB
24
7 / 7
AS 02 sc
43,500 THB
DECEMBER
A 08
30 Nov – 04 Dec
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
A 09
05 Dec – 10 Dec
26,000 THB
16
4 / 5

A 10

11 Dec – 15 Dec
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
HD 03
15 Dec – 18 Dec
20,000 THB
12
3 / 3
AS 03
10 Dec – 18 Dec
39,900 THB
24
7 / 7
AS 03 sc
43,500 THB
A 11
19 Dec – 23 Dec
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
A 12
24 Dec – 28 Dec
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
A 13
29 Dec – 02 |Jan
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
JANUARY 2011
A14
3 Jan – 7 Jan
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
HD 04
7 Jan – 10 Jan
20,000 THB
12
3 / 3
AS 04
3 Jan – 10 Jan
39,900 THB
24
7 / 7
AS 04 sc
43,500 THB
A 15
11 Jan – 15 Jan
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
HD 05
15 Jan – 18 Jan
20,000 THB
12
3 / 3
AS 05
11 Jan – 18 Jan
39,900 THB
24
7 / 7
AS 05 sc
43,500 THB
A 16
19 Jan – 23 Jan
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
HD 06
23 Jan – 26 Jan
20,000 THB
12
3 / 3
AS 06
19 Jan – 26 Jan
39,900 THB
24
7 / 7
AS 06 sc
43,500 THB
B 01
28 Jan – 05 Feb
49,500 THB
Over 23
7 / 8
FEBRUARY
A 17
06 Feb – 11 Feb
26,000 THB
16
4 / 5

A 18

12 Feb – 16 Feb
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
HD 07
16 Feb – 19 Feb
20,000 THB
12
3 / 3
AS 07
12 Feb – 19 Feb
39,900 THB
24
7 / 7
AS 07 sc
43,500 THB
A 19
21 Feb – 25 Feb
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
A 20
26 Feb – 02 Mar
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
MARCH
B 02
04 Mar – 12 Mar
49,500 THB
Over 23
7 / 8

A 18

13 Mar – 17 Mar
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
HD 08
17 Mar – 20 Mar
20,000 THB
12
3 / 3
AS 08
13 Mar – 20 Mar
39,900 THB
24
7 / 7
AS 08 sc
43,500 THB
A 22
21 Mar – 25 Mar
22,000 THB
12
3 / 3
B 03
26 Mar – 03 Apr
49,500 THB
Over 23
7 / 8
APRIL
A 16
05 Apr – 09 Apr
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
HD 09
09 Apr – 12 Apr
20,000 THB
12
3 / 3
AS 09
05 Apr – 12 Apr
39,900 THB
24
7 / 7
AS 09 sc
43,500 THB
A 24
14 Apr – 18 Apr
22,000 THB

12
3 / 4
B 04
19 Apr – 27 Apr
49,500 THB
Over 23
7 / 8
A 25
28 Apr – 02 May
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
MAY
A 26
03 Apr – 07 Apr
22,000 THB
12
3 / 4
A 27
08 Apr – 13 Apr
26,000 THB
16
4 / 5
JULY – AUGUST 2011
GS 01
Please ask for confirmed dates
Please ask for price
14
4 / 4

 

Prices Include Prices Do Not Include
Full accommodation in airconditioned or fan cabin Alcoholic drinks
All meals Similan Marine National Park Fee
Tea, coffee and fruits Diving courses
Tanks (not NITROX) and weights Nitrox tanks (except where expressely stated)
Up to 4 dives/day including night dive Diving Rental equipment
A qualified PADI Divemaster as your dive guide Certification or specialty courses
EANx Nitrox tanks  
 
National Marine Park Fee
Diving with Mv Discovery in the scheduled areas involves entering the Similan National Marine Parks and/or Burma, where a fee is charged per person.. The prices below are per scheduled liveaboard dive trip.
Days / Nights per cruise Similan Islands Fees
3 / 3 1,000 Thai Baht
3 / 4 1,400 Thai Baht
4 / 5 1,400 Thai Baht
7 / 7 2,400 Thai Baht
7 / 8 1,200 Thai Baht (+ Burma Entry Fee)

Burma Entry

200 USD

 

 

MV Nautica Schedule

SCHEDULE 2009-2010
MONTH

CRUISE CODE

DATES

DESTINATION

DAYS / NIGHTS

DEPART FROM

ARRIVE AT

APRIL

NA 25 B

10Apr – 18 Apr

Thailand / Myanmar

8 / 8

Taplamu

Taplamu

NA 26 S

19 Apr – 23 Apr

Similan / Surin

4 / 4

Taplamu

Taplamu

NA 27 S

23 Apr – 27 Apr

Similan / Surin

4 / 4

Taplamu

Taplamu

NA 28 S

28 Apr – 04 May

Similan / Surin

6 / 6

Taplamu

Taplamu

MAY

NA 29 B

05 May – 13 May

Thailand / Myanmar

8 / 8

Taplamu

Chalong

 

 

MV Explorer Boat Specifications & Technical Information

GENERAL & TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Length  22 Meters
Beam  5 Meters
Draft  2.5 Meters
Engines  2 x 330 HP Hino’s
Generators  2 x 25 KW
Cruising Speed 10 Knots
Maximum Speed 15 Knots
Compressor  2 Bauer Mariner SP Electric, 200 bar/ 3000 PSI tank fills
Fuel  4,000 Liters
Waste water  7,000 Liter waste water storage tank.
Fresh Water  7,000 Liters
Instrumentation  GPS Track Plotter
Depth Sounder
Cellular Phone
SSB Radio
Guests  16 Guests Maximum
Dive Masters  Maximum of 6 guest per Dive Master
Cabins  Twin share cabins fully air conditioned
Rest rooms  Two toilet, Wash basins and Shower combination rooms. One Single shower room.
Showers  One shower in each toilet, One single shower room and two more showers located on the dive platform.
Sundeck  6 x 5 meter sundeck area.
Entertainment  6 x 5 meter shaded entertainment area, TV / Video, Stereo
Safety Equipment  Full compliment of life jackets
Fully equipped medic first aid station
Oxygen supply 6,000 liter capacity
Closed circuit video on the dive station and in the engine room
Full compliment of fire extinguishers.
Dinghy  4 meter dinghy with 25 HP outboard.

 

1 – Dive platform
2 – Covered Sun deck/Dining area
3 – Stairs between main and upper deckBoat Layout MV Explorer Liveaboard
4 – Cool box
5 – Salon/TV/VDO
6 – Storage
7 – Wheelhouse/Captain cabin
8 – Dive deck
9 – Galley
10 – Toilet/shower
11 – Shower
12 – Guest cabins
13 – Dive equipment storage
14 – Stairs between lower and
       main deck
15 – Compressor room
16 – Engine room
17 – Diesel tank
18 – Water tank
19 – Crew quarter
20 – Oxygen tank/MFA

 

 

MV Sai Mai Schedule

SCHEDULE 2009-2010
MONTH
CRUISE DATES
DIVE AREAS
DAYS / NIGHTS
APRIL

12 Apr – 16 Apr

Similan & Surin
4 / 4
17 Apr – 21 Apr
Similan & Surin
4 / 4
22 Apr – 26 Apr
Similan & Surin
4 / 4
27 Apr – 01 May
Similan & Surin
4 / 4
MAY
2 May – 6 May
Similan & Surin
4 / 4
7 May – 11 May
Similan & Surin
4 / 4