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.

 

 

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 Colona VI Boat Specifications & Technical Information

General Information Cabin Types Available
Built in the year 2000 6 Twin Share Cabins
Length 29m (95ft) 1 Double Bed Cabin
Beam 5m (17ft) All cabins have:
Two HINO engines each with 330bhp Air conditioning
A cruising speed of 12 knots En suite facilities (private toilet & shower)
Two generators each with 35kw Cupboard space for storing your belongings
All cabins complete with 220v of Electricity 24 hours a day Fridge
Two Bauer Mariner compressors Large panoramic window
NITROX gas blending onboard
Large inflatable dingy with an outboard of 40bhp Onboard Crew
Modern navigation equipment 1 Captain
Fully equipped first aid and oxygen system 2 Dive masters
50 sqm sun deck area 1 Engineer
Water maker 1 Deck hand
Comfortable sofa area 1 Cook
Library 1 Hostess
CD / VCD Music system with music selection
DVD Player with a library of films PADI Scuba Diving Courses Available
PADI Advanced Open Water Course
Safety Facilities PADI NITROX Course
Satellite phone PADI Specialty Courses:
Mobile phone Peak Performance Buoyancy
VHF Radio Project Aware
CB Radio, 24h contact with NAVY AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
O2 tank & O2 instructor provided on board Fish Identification
MFA Kit & Emergency First Response instructors on board Deep Diver
Two life rafts complete with jackets throughout Diver Propulsion Vehicle (charge for rental of vehicle)
Emergency evacuation facilities with helicopter & ambulance Multilevel Diver
Affiliated member with the Hyperbaric Chamber in Phuket Night Diver
Fire extinguishers Underwater Photographer

Boat Layout MV Colona VI

 

Main deck:
1 – Dive deck
2 – Storage
3 – Heads
4 – Engines
5 – Twin-bed Cabins
7 – Crew

Upper Deck:
8 – Outdoor salon
9 – Double-bed Cabin
10 – Wheelhouse

 

 

MV Colona VI Prices

PRICES 2009-2010

Southern Cruise – 2 Days / 2 Nights

Master Cabin Diver 16,000 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 14,400 Thai Baht
     
Twin Share Cabin Diver 15,000 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 13,500 Thai Baht
     
Full Charter   195,000 Thai Baht
 

Northern Cruise – 4 Days / 4 Nights

Master Cabin Diver 32,000 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 28,800 Thai Baht
     
Twin Share Cabin Diver 30,000 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 27,000 Thai Baht
     
Full Charter   390,000 Thai Baht
 
Northern & Southern Cruise – 6 Days / 6 Nights
Master Cabin Diver 48,000 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 43,200 Thai Baht
     
Twin Share Cabin Diver 45,000 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 40,500 Thai Baht
     
Full Charter   585,000 Thai Baht
 
Northern Cruise – 6 Days / 6 Nights
Master Cabin Diver 48,000 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 43,200 Thai Baht
     
Twin Share Cabin Diver 45,000 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 40,500 Thai Baht
     
Full Charter   585,000 Thai Baht

 

PRICES 2010-2011

Southern Cruise – 2 Days / 2 Nights

Master Cabin Diver 17,600 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 15,840 Thai Baht
     
Twin Share Cabin Diver 16,600 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 14,940 Thai Baht
 

Northern Cruise – 4 Days / 4 Nights

Master Cabin Diver 32,200 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 31,680 Thai Baht
     
Twin Share Cabin Diver 33,200 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 29,980 Thai Baht
 
Northern & Southern Cruise – 6 Days / 6 Nights
Master Cabin Diver 52,800 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 47,520 Thai Baht
     
Twin Share Cabin Diver 49,800 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 44,820 Thai Baht
 
Northern Cruise – 6 Days / 6 Nights
Master Cabin Diver 52,800 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 47,520 Thai Baht
     
Twin Share Cabin Diver 49,800 Thai Baht
  Non Diver 44,820 Thai Baht

 

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 Marine National Park Fee
Soft drinks at meal times Diving courses
Snacks Nitrox tanks
Drinking water, electrolytes, tea, coffee Rental equipment
Tanks (not NITROX)  
Torch, weights & weight belts  
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.

MV Colona VI visits 3 different Marine Parks. These are Hin Daeng & Hin Muang, the Similans and Surin Islands. Each of these parks will charge a 400 Thai Baht entrance fee with an additional 200 Baht per day, per diver.

The Marine Park fees below are paid on board the vessel
Southern Cruise – 2 Days / 2 Nights 400 Thai Baht
Northern Cruise – 4 Days / 4 Nights 1,600 Thai Baht
Northern & Southern Cruise – 6 Days / 6 Nights 2,000 Thai Baht
Northern Cruise – 6 Days / 6 Nights 2,000 Thai Baht
 

Equipment Rental

Full set of equipment per day

800 Thai Baht

Computer rental per day 300 Thai Baht
Nitrox per tank 250 Thai Baht
 

PADI & SSI Dive Education Available Onboard

The full range of PADI & SSI Courses is offered on board the live aboard. Below are prices for the most popular courses.

PADI Advanced Course 7,500 Thai Baht
PADI Nitrox Course 7,000 Thai Baht
SSI Advanced Course 6,000 Thai Baht
SSI Nitrox Course 5,500 Thai Baht