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MV Sai Mai

MV Sai Mai Live Aboard MV Sai MaiMV Sai Mai was originally built in 1993. Way back then, this vessel was specialized in Burma Trips. By 2006, her loving owner had rebuilt and re-designed the MV Sai Mai transforming it into one of the most comfortable and spacious liveaboard vessels you can find in Thailand.

If what you long for is spectacular diving in some of the best dive sites in the world, while receiving special personal attention on board from our caring and experienced staff, then this is the boat for you. MV Sai Mai travels to all areas in and around Thailand including the Merghui Archipelago in Myanmar and a brand new diving cruise to Langkawi.

All cabins come complete with individually controlled air condition and en suite bathrooms and are cared for by 3 on board cabin staff. MV Sai Mai boasts a limit of 8 guests per dive cruise, thus allowing for more space on board per guest, so you can easily find your own relaxing space on board. 97  320x240 MV Saimai Liveaboard 02 Breakfast on the Sai Mai MV Sai Mai

On this note you will find a shaded relaxation area on the upper deck, ideal for reading your book in between dives and chatting about the day’s Manta Ray and Whale Shark sightings with a fresh drink in your hand. This is also where meals are served.

MV Sai Mai is run under personal management, by Magnus the owner of the boat, making for a more flexible and personal atmosphere on board. Together with Waldi the Dive Master, they will guide you through the most satisfying diving expeditions of a maximum of 4 divers per group, showing you all that their years of experience in these waters has shown them.

The dive deck comes with a separate storage area for all your equipment, including your cameras and computers. With plenty of space you will never find this area overcrowded. NITROX is free on the MV Sai Mai and if you wish to advance your diving skills, a number of PADI courses are available on board taught by experienced instructors dedicated to your safety and, last but never least, to having ample quality fun!

 

Itinerary

MV Sai Mai journeys to the Similan & Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, the Phi Phi Islands and Hin Daeng, including the Merqui Archipelago in Myanmar before Burma. She also makes a special journey from Phuket to Langkawi.

The following are Sample Itineraries:

 

PHI PHI, HIN DAENG CRUISE
4 Days & 4 Nights

Tuesday
Departure at 3.00 pm from Phuket. Onward travel to the Phi Phi islands.

Wednesday
4 Dives at Phi Phi Islands & Koh Rock.

Thursday
4 Dives at Hin Daeng &  Hin Muang.

Friday
4 Dives at Koh Ha & Phi Phi Islands

Saturday
2 Dives at King Cruiser Wreck & Koh Doc Mai, followed by arrival in Chalong Phuket at 4.00 pm.

 

MYANMAR CRUISE
8 days & 9 Nights

Departure Day
6 pm pick up from your hotel. Overnight travel to the Similan Islands with dinner on board.

Day 1
Dive 1 at the Similans. Dive 2 at Koh Bon. Dive 3 at Koh Tachai or Richelieu Rock. Overnight travel to the Myanmar border.

Day 2
Once border formalities are completed, you travel towards our 1st Myanmar dive site. Diving is at High Rock, Stewart Island, or Rocky Island.

Day 3
Shark Cave dive site, one of the best sites in Myanmar, where we make 3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive.

Day 4
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Black Rock.

Day 5
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in North Twin – South Twin.

Day 6
3 day-time dives in Burma Banks at Heckford Bank and Silvertip Bank.

Day 7
2 dives at North and Western Rockies followed by a cruise to Kaw Thaung for border clearance. Overnight cruise to the Similan Islands.

Day 8
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in the Similan Islands.

Night 9
Journey back to Phuket. You have your last breakfast around 8 am. Transfer back to the hotel.

 

PHUKET TO LANGKAWI CRUISE
8 days & 9 nights

Departure day:
2 pm pick up from your hotel, followed by overnight journey to the Phi Phi Islands with dinner on board.

Day 1
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Phi Phi Islands.

Day 2
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Ha, Koh Rok.

Day 3
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Tarutao National Park: Ko Lipe.

Day 4
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Tarutao National Park: Ko Rawee, Ko Adang.

Day 5
Sightseeing and shopping in Langkawi.

Day 6
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Tarutao National Park: Ko Lipe, Ko Rawee, Ko Adang.

Day 7
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Ko Ha, Hin Muang, Hin Daeng, Ko Rok.

Day 8
3 day-time dives and 1 night-time dive in Phi Phi Islands

Day 9
Return to Phuket. You have your last breakfast.around 8 am. Transfer back the hotel.

 

 

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 Prices

PRICES 2009-2010

MONTH

CRUISE DATES

DAYS / NIGHTS

DESTINATION

STANDARD BUNK BEDS

DELUXE CABIN BUNK BEDS OR DOUBLE BED

APRIL

12 Apr – 16 Apr

4 / 4

Similan & Surin

32,500 Thai Baht

34,500 Thai Baht

17 Apr – 21 Apr

4 / 4

Similan & Surin

32,500 Thai Baht

34,500 Thai Baht

22 Apr – 26 Apr

4 / 4

Similan & Surin

32,500 Thai Baht

34,500 Thai Baht

27 Apr – 01 May

4 / 4

Similan & Surin

32,500 Thai Baht

34,500 Thai Baht

MAY

02 May – 07 May

4 / 4

Similan & Surin

32,500 Thai Baht

34,500 Thai Baht

07 May – 11 May

4 / 4

Similan & Surin

32,500 Thai Baht

34,500 Thai Baht

 

 

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 bathroomMV Sai Mai Liveaboard Boat Layout MV Sai Mai Boat Specifications & Technical Information
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