SY Ruby

SY Ruby Yacht Charter Sailing ThailandSY Ruby is a luxurious, fast charter catamaran with spacious areas both inside and outside the yacht. She boasts a large salon, seating 10 guests, sufficiently air-conditioned and two slick varnished tables where you can sit and enjoy your culinary adventures into the best Thai delights you can find in the country, with class. The salon leads to a u-shaped galley just opposite. From this area you reach the spacious double cabins within the hull of each side of the vessel.

Ruby’s three cabins with ensuite bathroom and shower are sure to provide you with all the comfort you need, with wide storage spaces for your personal items and maximum ventilation with fans and air-conditioning, including opening hatches letting in the fresh sea air and allowing comfortable sightings of the stunning environment around the waters and the sound of the sea first thing in the morning. She also has a double cabin with access to a communal bathroom and shower. Ruby was built with a view to offering you a sense of luxury during your liveaboard sailing.

Above deck and all around the cockpit area Ruby is complete with Sunbrella seat cushions and a large awning covering the entire area, providing much needed shelter from the sun, when your tanning mission is complete. Just then, simply walk to the cockpit fridge where you will find a variety of cooling drinks to quench your thirst and reclimatise; should you need to, you also have easy access to a washroom from this area. A stylish teak table further furnishes the cockpit and can be converted into a comfortable queen size bed, should you wish to lounge under the stars later in the evening.

Ruby‘s decks are spacious enough to provide comfort to all the vessel’s guests. She has a large flexible awning offering further shade when you have sat on the coach roof under the sun for too long. Welcoming large Ferrari nettings are also there for you to relax from your scuba diving adventures.

Complete with state of the art entertainment systems, SY Ruby has all the amenities necessary for fantastic live aboard dive trips and is crewed by warm and friendly staff, eager to please you and guide you around and down into the most spectacular dive sites in the world, meanwhile showing you the most stunning beaches in the islands surrounding them. SY Ruby is the perfect yacht for your luxurious liveaboard scuba diving adventures.

SY Ruby is built in such a way as to make diving as comfortable as diving can be and she does a good job accomplishing this. Stable, with lots of room for storing your diving gear, and the easiest access to and from the water with sea level steps, she boasts the best diving platform you can find in these waters. Furthermore, she has a silent built-in compressor, able to fill a bottle in just under 8 minutes.



SY Ruby sails in Thailand, the Andaman Islands, Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma).



SY Nakamal

SY Nakamal Thailand Charter YachtSailing Yacht Nakamal is a catamaran crewed charter, operating liveaboard cruises in Thailand, from Phuket. Nakamal is a fast yacht, most comfortable, well designed and equipped for tropical climates.

Accommodating up to 6 guests within 3 cabins, Nakamal and her experienced crew, will sail you to all your live aboard dream dive sites in the Phuket waters and surrounding islands, including the Similan Islands and the Surin Islands. She has wide decks where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Andaman sea, providing you with easy access to the water for your swimming and snorkeling expeditions. When you’ve had a good filling of the sun you can find shelter in the protected cockpit with a refreshing ice drink in your hands.

Below deck, the interior of Nakamal is as beautiful as the exterior. Light and breezy she is built with wooden trimmings and lots of white colours around. The 3 double cabins all come with fans and hatches that open to the world outside, so you can catch views of the sea and sky when you open your eyes in the morning. Nakamal was fully refitted in December 2005 with a view to providing an even more comfortable and pleasant cruise for its passengers. Up to 8 passengers can lounge in the salon, dine and relax into the night. It is also possible to convert the settee to 2 single berths. Just a few steps away from the salon, within the starboard hull, you will find our well equipped gallery. The salon further connects to the cockpit.

During your liveaboard trip, the captain and his crew will take good care of you, cooking delightful food to quench your appetite after your scuba diving adventures and making sure that you are comfortable, answering all your questions and giving you valuable information about the wonders that await you in the Andaman sea as you cruise along the islands. Liveaboard diving with Nakamal and its crew will be an experience you will always remember and will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed, with a sense of warmth in your heart.

Discover the wonders of the underwater world sailing on our fully equipped live aboard yacht charter SY Nakamal.


SY Nakamal sails to the Similan Islands, the Surin Islands and the Islands around Phuket. Further south she visits the Butang group of islands. She also visits Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar islands belonging to India.


MV Discovery

Liveaboard Thailand MV Discovery MV Discovery is an original Thai Motor Vessel, built in 1996 and refitted in 2004 with all the necessary facilities and comfort features to make it a pleasurable dive boat. She can comfortably accommodate up to 16 guests. MV Discovery sails out to the Andaman Sea´s richest dive sites, where you can live out your liveaboard diving dreams to your heart’s content. She also visits the Similan Islands, the outer Similan dive sites such as Richelieu Rock, the Southern Islands, Burma banks and Myanmar´s Mergui Archipelago.

MV Discovery has 8 twin bed cabins. Each cabin comes with air condition, reading lights, pillows, bed sheets, blankets and towels.

The crew on board includes experienced Dive Masters and Instructors who are eager to guide you through the best dive sites showing you all the wonders of the underwater world, both big and small, from nudibranches to whale sharks. A well organised briefing

will inform you of each dive’s details and divers are usually organised into teams of 4 for safe underwater exploration, guided by people who know the sites well. Towards your safety, weather conditions and strength of currents are always taken into account. MV Discovery is run by diving enthusiasts, who are committed to giving you the best liveaboard diving experience you can possibly find in Thailand. Toward this end, there are no time restrictions of 45 minutes per dive on this vessel; dive times start with a lower limit of 60 minutes. In addition to the standard 12lit tanks, for those enthusiastic about staying underwater longer, there are also 15lt tanks on board.

Dive to your heart’s content in the most stunning and rich dive sites of the globe when booking for the best liveaboard offers with Island Cruises in Thailand.



Island Cruises offers scuba diving liveaboard adventures with MV Discovery in Thailand, Burma Banks and the Mergui Archipelago.

MV Discovery sails to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.

The Southern Islands of Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Ha.

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

This cruise combines the “3/3” & “4/5” day/night cruises above and may, depending on your choice, include Sea Canoing in the time between the 2 cruises. That is, in the time when the boat returns to Patong Bay to pick up more guests, once the 3/3 cruise is finished.

This is a liveaboard diving trip to all the destinations above, including Burma Banks and the Mergui Archipelago (as well as Black Rock).



Outer Similans

Within the Similan Islands National Marine Park, one finds incredible dive sites, such as Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, which are geologically separate from the near by Similan islands. They are famous for their pelagic sightings and also provide opportunities for thrilling night diving. Their wonders however do not end there. Read detailed descriptions of these sites below, to have a sense of the unimaginable wealth of aquatic life that awaits you, when you book one of our liveaboard yacht charters, with our company Island Cruises.

Richelieu Rock is a spectacular, world famous dive site quite further away from the Northern Similan Islands.

It is part of the Surin Islands National Park, but we have included it in our Outer Similans page, as it is typically included in most of our Similan Island liveaboard diving packages.

All of these dive sites attract large numbers of all sizes of colourful fish and rich gardens of many kinds of corals and little critters. You will without a doubt be amazed at what you see and will be dreaming of your next scuba diving live aboard adventure before you even return home.


Outer Similan Island Dive Sites