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

 

 

MV Scuba Cat Boat Specifications & Technical Information

General Information Accommodation
Length 30 meters

Maximum 20 divers
Beam 7 meters 10 clean & spacious cabins
Steel Vesel designed specifically for diving Twin share with upper and lower berths
Catamaran hulls providing maximum stability and the largest possible deck space Individual reading lights
High ceilings & Proper staircases Bed fan
Huge dive deck and low level platform Lockable strong box
Safety equipment Family room available on request
Full first aid equipment Cabin windows for natural lighting
DAN emergency oxygen kit with demand valve and a large oxygen supply tank Wash Rooms (newly refurbished in 2008)
Life vests for every person on board 3 guest toilet / shower combination
Cellular telephone for direct contact with shore and DAN 1 staff toilet / shower combination
Reliability 1 toilet on dive deck
Double redundancy built in through dual systems for all major mechanical components 2 showers on dive deck
Entertainment NITROX
Stereo, TV, Video Available on board

 

Boat Layout MV Scuba Cat Liveaboard

 

 

1 – Salon
2 – Galley
3 – Storage Equipment
4 – Crew Cabin
5 – Engine & Compressor
6 – Shower / Toilet
7 – Diving Platform
8 – Guest Cabin
9 – Sun Deck

 

 

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 Discovery – Booking Form

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MV Discovery Boat Specifications & Technical Information

General Information
Length 26 Metres
Beam 6 Metres
Draught 2.5 Metres
Fuel Capacity 6 000 Litres
Water Capacity 12 000 Litres
2 x Main Engine 345 hp
Maximum Speed 12 Knots/hour
Power Supplies 24V, 220V, 380V
Tanks 12 and 15 Litres
Tankm Pillar Valves Int. A clamp
Compressors 2 x Hamworthy
Emergency Oxygen 2 x 50 Litres
First Aid Full kit
Navigation Equipment Radar, GPS, Depth sounder
Communications VHF & UHF radio, satellite phone
Safety Dinghy, Life Raft
Life Jackets 30

 

a – Air conditioned customer cabins, 2m x 2m Boat Layout MV Discovery Liveaboard
b – Staff cabins
c – 2 x heads, 1 x extra restroom
d – 2 x extra fresh water showers
e – Forward sundeck
f – Galley
g – Stairs to the upper deck
h – Camera and video shelf
i – Diving platform, 2m x 6m
j – Stairs to lower sundeck
k – To the engine & compressors
l – Cold drinks bar
m – Captain’s cabin
n – Lounge, A/V equipment, sat phone
o – Dining area
p – Shaded, cushioned “chill-out” zone
q – Stairs to lower deck
r – Ladder to top deck
s – Inflatable dinghy

 

 

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 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

 

 

MV Sai Mai Boat Specifications & Technical Information

General Information Safety Features
Length overall 21,0 m Life raft
Beam 5,50 m 15 HP 4m motorised dinghy
Draft 2,00 m VHF, HF & CB radio
Water 8000 l Garmin Global Positioning System (GPS)
Fuel 6000 l Radar
Waste Water 1800 l storage tanks Navman sounder, Navman plotter
Cruising Speed 8.0 knots Satellite & mobile telephones
Max. Speed 10 knots Full-feature first aid box
Max. Guest 8 Persons (Fullcharter 10 Person) Oxygen — 10,000 litres
Dinghy 1 x 4 m Life jackets on main deck
Engines Emergency signalling devices
Engines Hino     320 hp Fire warning devices
Generator Isuzu 2 x 20 kva 380/220/12V Bilge pump alarm
Compressor 2 x compair electric drive 190 l / min / 1 Nitrox mebram system  240 l / min Fire extinguishers in each cabin & throughout
Air-con 5 x National, for each Cabin individual compressor All Cabin Features
Diving Area Individually-controlled air conditioning
Dive deck 6 m x 5.5m Private bathroom with shower and toilet
Dive platform 2 m x 5,5 m Reading lamps
Tanks 12 x 12 l  / 4 x 15 l Bedding
Inventory Towels
2 double bed Mains outlet 220 Volts, 24 hours per day
2 single cabin bed Cabinet and shelves
Bathroom x 5 with hot water Fire extinguisher
Shower x 2 at the stern No. of bathrooms / showers – 5 / 5 – hot water
Open air Salon with TV, Surround sound Stereo, VCR and CD, digital VDO Cabin Staff 3
Other Boat Features
Nitrox – 20m² dive deck at sea level with rinse tank and fresh water
Laptop computer for image editing
50m² of shaded area with DVD video, music system & movies
games, fish ID books, dive magazines & general reading library
10m² sundeck with sun chairs

 

Lower Deck
1 – Deluxe Cabin 2 single bed with private bathroomBoat Layout MV Sai Mai Liveaboard
2 – Deluxe Cabin double bed with      private bathroom
3 – Deluxe Cabin double bed with      private bathroom
Main Deck
6 – Wheel House
7 – Staff Cabin
8 – Kitchen
10 – Storage for Food
11 – Camera Table
12 – Twin Cabin for Staff
12 – Standard Twin Cabin with        bathroom
13 – Dive Deck
Upper Deck
14 Dinning and relaxing area
15 Sun deck