MV Oktavia Boat Specifications & Technical Information

M/V OKTAVIA

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Built year

2003, modified and refurbished in 2007

Material

Wood

Length

29,5m

Beam

6,5m

Draft

2,85m

Cruising speed

8-10 knots

Weight

149 tons

Fresh water capacity

20.000 liters

Diesel capacity

7.500 liters

Engines

2 x Nissan Diesel 420 hp, 10 cylinders

Generators

2 x 50 kva

Electricity

220 volts, 24 hours

Compressors

2 x Bauer Mariner 250-Electric with air cooling system and air filters

Facilities

4 WCs of European model and standard with hot water showers, 2 showers on the dive platform

Safety equipment

Life rafts, life vests, dinghy, oxygene, first aid kit, life rings, fire extinguishers, high water alarm, CCTV-monitored dive deck, crew equipped with radio

Communication equipment

Satellite telephone, mobile phone, radio

Navigation

GPS , compass, sounder

Number of guests

Maximum 24

Cabins

13 Blue Ocean Cabins (double bed for two people, bunk bed for two people, double bed plus single bed for three people)

2 Master Suites (25 sq.m, double bed, desk, lounge chair, ensuite bathroom, hardwood floor)

Cabin air adjustment

Air condition and fan in every cabin

Crew

Captain, engineer, three deckhands, cook, assistant cook, janitor

Dive and snorkel staff

6 instructors/guides

Miscellaneous

Lots of comfortable seating, large sun deck, media-PC and LCD-TV, DVD – and CD-player, bar

Dinghy

4,70m with Yamaha 40hp and foldable ladder

Liveaboard Thailand - Boat Layout MV Oktavia

1 – Stairway to Boat Deck
2 – Crew and Staff Cabins
3 – Freshwater Tank
4 – Diesel Tank
5 – Engine
6 – Generator
7 – Septic Tank
8 – Comressor (Main Deck)
8 – Stairway to Engine Deck (Engine Deck)
9 – Blue Ocean Cabin
10 – Storage Room
11 – Comressor Control Room
12 – Toilet and Shower
13 – Galley
14 – Stairway to Upper Deck
15 – Dive Deck
16 – Swim Platform
17 – Stairway to Sun Deck
18 – Sitting Area
19 – Bridge/Captain’s Cabin
20 – Master Suites
21 – Bar Area
22 – Dining Area
23 – Stairway to Boat Deck
24 – Stairway to Sun Deck
25 – Sun Deck
26 – Seating Area (shaded)
27 – Upper Deck

 

 

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.

 

 

East Of Eden

Located in southeast of island number 7, East of Eden is by far the most widely famous dive site across the Similan Islands. In the southern area of the site one finds a deep pinnacle which starts at 24 meters and ends somewhere around 12 meters.

Detailed Map Of The East Of Eden Divesite In The Similan Islands 1 2 3This is beautifully covered in massive Table Corals, Feather Star Worms of all colours, Sea Fans of all sizes and Anemones gently dancing to the rhythm of the waters of the site, all attracting a wealth of marine life.

East Of Eden is an ecosystem in its own right! You will find that it is the most filmed and photographed dive site in the world.

As your liveaboard diving cruise takes you into this area, you may catch your self wondering which other dive site can top this one. Not to worry, there are many wonders to be found in many other areas of the Similan Islands, promptly visited by our liveaboards. For now, just relax and enjoy the diversity of aquatic life living within the underwater walls somewhere East Of Eden.

Currents in this dive site are always gentle and run from the north to the south of the site. You can dive here quite comfortably.

 

East Of Eden Dive Site Details

East Of Eden - Liveaboard Diving Adventures - Ghost Pipe Fish
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Open Water

Maximum depth: 35 meters

Visibility: 20+ meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Divesite marine life: Purple Fire Goby, Dart Goby and Garden Eels can be found at the sandy bottom of the site. In the morning one also finds Leopard Sharks as well. A wide variety of tropical fish can be seen as you drift upwards to more shallow areas, along with Octupus, Banded Sea Snakes, Hawksbill and further up Green Turtles. On the southern edge of the site you will find the Bommie attracting an surprising wealth of aquatic life. Smaller creatures include Ornate Ghost Pipe Fish and Nudibranches.

 

More Similan Island Dive Sites

MV Scuba Cat Prices

PRICES 2009-2010

SIMILAN ISLANDS
November 2009 – May 2010

DAYS / NIGHTS
DEPARTURE
DIVES
PRICE
2 / 1
Sunday
6
12,000 Thai Baht
3 / 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11
16,000 Thai Baht
4 / 3
Sunday, Friday
16
20,000 Thai Baht
5 / 4
Monday, Wednesday
21
24,000 Thai Baht
Additional days after 6 days
 

+5
+5000 Thai Baht
RACHA YAI & RACHA NOI
July 2010 – September 2010
DAYS / NIGHTS
DEPARTURE
DIVES
PRICE
1 / 0
Daily
2
3,100 Thai Baht
2 / 1
Daily
7
6,900 Thai Baht
Extra Day
Daily
+5
3,900 Thai Baht
DISCOUNT
Non-Divers
– 20 %
Snorkellers
– 20 %

 

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  
Divemaster service  
   
National Marine Park Fees
400 Thai Baht Entry plus 200 Thai Baht a day, per diver
 

Equipment Rental

Full set of equipment per day

750 Thai Baht

 

 

MV Giamani

Liveaboard Scuba Diving MV GiamaniBuilt in 1998, MV Giamani offers a wide range of live aboard scuba diving adventures. This cozy liveaboard vessel will sail you all across the Similan Islands, the Surin Islands and around the Andaman Sea islands all the way to India and take you to the most spectacular and stunning dive sites in the world.

Crewed by friendly, smiley and helpful staff of both European and Thai origin, you will find your self feeling taken care of and satisfied throughout your liveaboard trip, both by welcoming and interesting diving and non diving related conversation and by your needs being met for comfort and food.

More specifically, MV Giamani has 2 standard cabins and 4 deluxe cabins all neat, tidy and clean, most of them with en suite bathrooms and hot shower. All the cabins are air conditioned and a fan is also provided for further cooling, if indeed you need it.

She has a spacious air conditioned salon with a home computer where you can sit and enjoy your diving photos and videos of the day, while sharing a few laughs with your fellow divers talking about the beautiful manta you had just been swimming with. DVDs are also available if you and your friends wish to relax while watching a film and you can also play your favourite cds. A library with a wealth of information about the fish you made friends with on the day is also freely available.

If on the other hand it’s the fresh Similan air you prefer to breathe, then just step outside on the deck and lounge in the shade, or in the evening, on the most comfortable cushioned deck sofa, while sipping on a glass of cold white wine, dreaming of the leopard shark you will meet the following day on dive one. For moments where you wish to be in your own space, calmly reading your book, there is ample room on the boat, either on the boat’s bow, where you will also find comfortable cushioned sun beds and at the front of the boat.

Mv Giamani’s dive deck is quite spacious with storage room for your equipment just below your tank and BCD, providing safety and security. You will find a special rinse tank for your computer and camera, as well as a camera table space where you can safely keep it from harm. This is the ideal boat if you enjoy underwater photography. Crew are always eager to help you with gearing up and when your dive is finished just surface and wait for the captain to come and pick you up. Liveaboard Similans Diving MV Giamani 10Don’t be alarmed if you see him steering his boat straight at you, he’s quite capable and used to pulling the handle break before he reaches you. That way you can then easily step up the ladder at the back of the boat, without having to swim that extra few metres. This is a captain who knows his boat well; you will feel safe in MV Giamani.

Dive guides and instructors on Giamani understand that diving is not the only factor that will make this a memorable liveaboard experience. They appreciate that making you feel welcome and safe can be even more important than the actual diving itself and for this reason they are happy to approach you and talk with you, answering all your questions and sharing years of valuable knowledge and experience.

Food on board is aplenty, of both Thai and Western tasty cuisine and served with respect and pleasure by the boat’s hostess. As it is buffet, you can eat all you want, though it might be a good idea to rethink the amount of weights on your weight belt just before your next dive!

Discover the underwater world in some of the earth’s richest in aquatic life dive sites, while liveaboard diving with MV Giamani. Your diving cruise is sure to leave you with a similar feeling to when you’ve tasted a fine old wine: satisfied, warm inside, calm and eager for more.

 

Itinerary

THAILAND – NORTHERN CRUISE
4 Days at the Similan and Surin Islands
14 Dives – 4 Days & 4 Nights

Embarkation Day
MV Giamani leaves from Phuket at 9 pm and travels through the night to the stunning Similan Islands.

Day 1
3 dives during the day in the Similan Islands. In the late afternoon you have the opportunity to visit island number 4 for a few hours. Dive 4 is a night dive in Donald Duck bay at island number 4. Overnight stay will be in a peaceful secluded bay. Time for relaxation and a dive into your favourite book.

Day 2
Dive 5 is once again in the Similan Islands. Giamani then sails to Koh Bon for dives 6 and 7. Dive 8 will be in Koh Tachai either at sunset or at night time. Here the boat will rest overnight.

Day 3
Dive 9 will be at Koh Tachai, followed by traveling to Richelieu Rock dive site for dives 10 and 11. Dive 12 will either be a sunset dive at Ko Tachai dive site or a night dive at Koh Bon dive site, depending on time of arrival. Overnight stay is again around one of the Similan Islands.

Day 4
Dives 13 and 14 take place at the Similan islands, followed by return to Phuket with disembarkation at Patong Bay at 6 pm.

*Please note that the four day cruises that precede and follow our Thailand and Burma cruise, will depart and return to Thap Lamu port, instead of Phuket. In this case, we will naturally transfer you to Phuket if you so wish.

 

THAILAND – NORTHERN CRUISE
5 Days at the Similan and Surin Islands
18 Dives – 5 Days & 5 Nights

Embarkation Day
MV Giamani leaves from Phuket at 9 pm and travels overnight to the Similan Islands.

Day 1
3 daytime dives are completed around the Similan Islands followed by the opportunity to visit island 4 later in the afternoon for some time. Dive 4 will be a night dive in Donald Duck bay at island 4. Rest on the boat for the night in a secluded bay, where you can enjoy the leisure time facilities that MV Giamani offers.

Day 2
Dive 5 is at the Similan Islands, followed by travel to Koh Bon for dives 6 and 7. Dive 8 would either be a sunset or a night dive at Ko Tachai. Overnight stay around this dive site.

Day 3
You will be making 3 dives around the Surin Islands. In the afternoon you have a chance to visit the local Sea Gypsy village. Dive 12 with overnight stay at the Surin Islands.

Day 4
In the morning MV Giamani travels to the famous Richelieu Rock dive site for Dives 13 and 14. Dive 15 will either be a dive in the afternoon at Ko Tachai and/or a night dive at Koh Bon for dive 16. Rest in the night on board at one of the Similan Islands.

Day 5
Dives 17 and 18 will then be at the Similan islands. Return to Patong Bay with disembarkation at Phuket at 6 pm.

 

THAILAND – NORTHERN CRUISE
5 Days at the Similan and Surin Islands
22 Dives – 6 Days & 6 Nights

Embarkation Day
MV Giamani will be leaving from Phuket at 9 pm followed by overnight travel to the beautiful Similan Islands.

Day 1
Three daytime dives within the Similan Islands. In the late afternoon you have a chance to visit island 4 for some time. Dive 4 will be in island number 4 in Donald Duck bay, followed by onboard overnight stay in a secluded bay. Check out your pictures on our boat computer.

Day 2
Dive 5 at the Similan Islands, then travel onward to Koh Bon for dives 6 and 7. Dive 8 will either be a sunset or a nigt dive at Ko Tachai, followed by overnight on board stay at Koh Tachai.

Day 3
Dive 9 at Koh Tachai, then travel to the infamous Richelieu Rock dive site for dives 10 and 11. Dive 12 will either be a sunset dive at Ko Tachai or a night dive at Koh Bon.

Day 4
Dives 13 will be at Koh Tachai, Dive 14 at Koh Bon and then MV Giamani continues south returning to the Similan Islands for dives 15 and 16. Dive 16 will either be a sunset or a night dive, depending on time of arrival.

Day 5
Dives 17 up to 20 take place in The Similan Islands. Enjoy an afternoon journey to island number 8. If you find you have lots of energy you have the opportunity to join our tour leader for a hike to the picturesque viewpoint, the best place to get spectacular photos of the Similan Islands and the Andaman Sea.

Day 6
Dive 21 and 22 will be to the south of the Similan chain, at dive sites Boulder City and Shark Fin Reef. These are perfect sites for your final dives as they offer the chance to see all kinds and sizes of aquatic life. MV Giamani then heads back to Phuket with disembarkation at 6 pm.

*Please note that the four day cruises that precede and follow our Thailand and Burma cruise, will depart and return to Thap Lamu port, instead of Phuket. In this case, we will naturally transfer you to Phuket if you so wish.

 

THAILAND & BURMA CRUISE
9 Days in Burma & Thailand
30 Dives – 9 Days & 9 Nights
(19 dives in Burma and 12 dives in Thailand)

Embarkation Day
MV Giamani leaves from Thap Lamu at 9 pm and travels through the night to Koh Bon, one of the richest dive sites just outside of the Similan Islands.

Day 1
Begin your first 2 dives at Koh Bon, getting to know the local Manta Rays. Following this you do two dives at Koh Tachai, home to all kinds of marine life.

Day 2
Dive 5 is at Richelieu Rock, followed by a cruise to Kawthung in Myanmar. Complete border formalities and then cruise out toward the islands of Myanmar.

Day 3
Dive 6 is at Rocky Island followed by two day dives and a night dive at Shark Cave.

Day 4
Dive 10 and 11 are at South Twin with a further two fulfilling dives at North Twin.

Day 5
Dives 14 up to 17 are completed in Black Rock dive site, is the most northern point of this cruise.

Day 6
Dives 18 up to 21 will be, weather permitting, at the exhilarating dive sites at Burma Banks. As Burma Banks is a long way out in open sea water, the weather may not allow for this visit. If weather does not permit, there many other rich and beautiful dive sites around that we can visit.

Day 7
The first dive of the day is at Far Away Banks, followed by Western Rocky and Cupola Island dive sites. You can complete 3 dives in these areas, before returning to Kawthung to check out of Myanmar and head back to Thailand.

Day 8
This day offers a chance to dive at one of the most spectacular and most sought out dive sites, Richelieu Rock. 2 dives in this site will satisfy your diving spirit and leave asking for more. Just so, we then cruise further south to Koh Tachai for another 2 exhilarating dives.

Day 9
An early morning dive at Koh Bon is followed by the final cruise dive at Boonsoong Wreck, a total of 9 amazing diving days on board the MV Giamani in Thailand and Burma.

 

 

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 Explorer

Liveaboard Diving MV West Coast Explorer MV West Coast Explorer is a motorized dive vessel, boasting a fully carpeted upper deck and a 30 square meter sun deck. Lounge in the 12 square meter salon and enjoy your resting time from your diving, making full use of our music and video system or our diverse marine library. This live aboard vessel has top facilities run by knowledgeable and experienced staff. She can accommodate up to 16 divers in her fully air-conditioned twin shared cabins.

Have a taste of our delicious on board food of Thai and International main meals, including breakfast. We can confidently say that your only complaint may be that of putting on too much weight, during your liveaboard diving cruise. At MV Explorer, we try to keep your taste buds happy, as we know that good food will make your scuba liveaboard experience all the more enjoyable. To this end, tea, coffee, water, milkshakes and small appetizers such as fruit, sweets, cakes and biscuits are offered free of charge. We also cater for Halal, vegetarian and of course, any allergy related dietary requirements.

Also important in affording you the best liveaboard experience is the boat crew. Our crew is one of the best features of this vessel. Warm and friendly people, they will make sure that you are comfortable, tell you what to expect, ask you about your experience, listen to you, answer your questions and show you all the beautiful creatures around, while you’re diving, so that you don’t miss anything. Furthermore, they are all committed to making your liveaboard dive cruise fun! Anything you need, speak to Milton or Nick, your liveaboard cruise hosts, who will be happy to help any way they can. First and foremost, however, the crew will make sure that you are always safe.

Safety on board our liveaboard vessel, MV Explorer, is first on our list of priorities. The dive deck is equipped with non-slip rubber flooring and the vessel itself has closed circuit video systems covering various communal areas of the boat, including the dive platform and the engine room, thereby ensuring safe standards and practices by all on board. She also carries a complete first aid kit, fire extinguishers, life jackets and a DAN oxygen supply.

 

Itinerary

SIMILANS & RICHELIEU ROCK CRUISE
4 days & 4 nights

West Coast Explorer Live Aboard conducts a 4day/4night schedule during Phuket‘s high season, starting from the 1st of November till the 30th of April, every year. Below are the sites visited:

Richelieu Rock
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai
Surin National Park
Similan National Park

Departure day
Pick up from all areas in Phuket, followed by transfer to the West Coast Explorer to Thap Lamu. Begin your cruise to the Similan Islands. Dinner is served on board.

Day 1-3
4 dives per day – exact itinerary varies; Dive sites are decided en route based on currents, weather, customer choice, big fish sightings etc.

Day 4
2 dives followed by return to Thap Lamu. Transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

 

 

MV Nautica Prices

PRICES 2009-2010

Cruise Destination

Days / Nights

Master Cabin

Twin / Double Cabin

Bunk Cabin

Similan / Surin

4 / 4

$ 1,180

$ 1,090

$ 870

Similan / Surin

6 / 6

$ 1,770

$ 1,630

$ 1,290

Thailand / Myanmar  

8 / 8

$ 2,640

$ 2,460

$ 2,100

BOAT CHARTER – PRICE PER PERSON / PER DAY
Cruise
Half Boat (6 guests for 5)
Full Boat (12 guests for 10)
 
Similan / Surin
$ 1,310
$ 2,770
 
Thailand & Myanmar
$ 1,490
$ 3,120
 
Other Price Related Information
All prices are per diver in US Dollars. Prices and fees may change without prior notice.
Fuel Surcharge: In case of unforseen circumstances there may be an increase in fuel prices. We therefore, reserve the right to adjust the prices above accordingly.
Single Supplement: Surcharge of 90% from the price of cabin
Discount: 10 % for non-divers

 

Prices Include Prices Do Not Include
Transfers to and from your accommodation on Phuket Island (Other areas on request) Soft drinks (aside from meal times)
Accommodation onboard Alcohol
All meals Similan & Surin National Marine Park & Burma Entry Fee
Soft drinks Diving courses
Snacks Nitrox tanks
Drinking water, electrolytes, tea, coffee Rental equipment (at $ 20 per day)
Tanks (not NITROX) Nitrox Fills
Torch, weights & weight belts Dive Insurance
Dive guide  
 
National Marine Park Fee

Almost all of the diving we do is in National Marine Parks. Entering the park requires a fee. This directly funds the Park Rangers, who take care of the park and are responsible for the maintenance and instalation of mooring buoys.

Each of these parks will charge a 400 Thai Baht entrance fee with an additional 200 Baht per day, per diver.

 

 

MV Explorer Prices

PRICES 2010-2011

MONTH
CRUISE DATES
DESTINATION
TWIN CABIN
APRIL 2010
02 Apr – 06 Apr
25,000 Thai Baht – Diver
17,500 Thai Baht – Non-Diver
07 Apr – 11 Apr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
12 Apr – 16 apr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
17 Apr – 21 pr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
22 Apr – 26 Apr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
26 Apr – 30 Apr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
NOVEMBER
01 Nov – 05 Nov
Thailand – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
25,000 Thai Baht
06 Nov – 10 Nov
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
11 Nov 15 Nov
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
16 Nov – 20 Nov
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
21 Nov – 25 Nov
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
26 Nov – 30 Nov
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
DECEMBER
01 Dec – 05 Dec
Thailand – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
25,000 Thai Baht
6 Dec – 10 Dec
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
11 Dec – 15 Dec
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
16 Dec – 20 Dec
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
21 Dec – 25 Dec
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
26 Dec – 30 Dec
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
31 Dec – 04 Jan
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
JANUARY 2011
05 Jan – 09 Jan
Thailand – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
25,000 Thai Baht
10 Jan – 14 Jan
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
15 Jan – 19 Jan
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
20 Jan – 24 Jan
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
25 Jan – 29 Jan
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
30 Jan – 03 Feb
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
FEBRUARY
04 Feb – 08 Feb
Thailand – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
25,000 Thai Baht
09 Feb – 13 Feb
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
14 Feb – 18 Feb
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
19 Feb – 23 Feb
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
24 Feb – 28 Feb
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
MARCH
01 Mar – 05 Mar
Thailand – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
25,000 Thai Baht
06 Mar – 10 Mar
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
11 Mar – 15 Mar
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
16 Mar – 20 Mar
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
21 Mar – 25 Mar
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
26 Mar – 30 Mar
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
APRIL
31 Mar – 04 Apr
Thailand – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
25,000 Thai Baht
05 Apr – 09 Apr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
10 Apr – 14 Apr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
15 Apr – 19 Apr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
20 Apr – 24 Apr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht
25 Apr – 29 Apr
As Above
25,000 Thai Baht

 

Prices Include Prices Do Not Include
Transfers to and from your accommodation / dive vessel Alcohol
Air conditioned cabins – twin share Marine National Park Fees
All meals Diving courses
Fruits, drinking water, coffee, tea Rental equipment
Tanks, Torches, weights & weight belts  
Divemaster supervision  
Accident & Recompression Chamber Insurance  
 
National Marine Park Fees
Almost all of the diving we do is in National Marine Parks. Entering the park requires a fee. This directly funds the Park Rangers, who take care of the park and are responsible for the maintenance and instalation of mooring buoys.
National Marine Park Fees 4 Days & 4 Nights Cruise
Diver 1,600 Thai Baht
Non-Diver 800 Thai Baht
 

Equipment Rental

Full set of equipment per day

600 Thai Baht

Equipment includes Reg, top quality Cressi Sub BCD, Wetsuit, Fins Mask, Snorkel