MV Scuba Adventure Prices

PRICES 2009-2010

SIMILANS, KOH BON, KOH TACHAI & RICHELIEU ROCK CRUISE
November to May

DAYS / NIGHTS
DIVES
PRICE
4 / 4
14
28,700 Thai Baht
5 / 5
18
37,700 Thai Baht

HIN DAENG & HIN MUANG CRUISE
December to May

3 / 3
10
18,000 Thai Baht
KOH PHI PHI & KOH HA CRUISE
July to September
3 / 2
11
17,000 Thai Baht
RACHA NOI & RACHA YAI CRUISE
July to September
2 / 1
7
11,000 Thai Baht

 

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 & weight belts  
Divemaster supervision  
2 FREE NITROX Dives per day  
   

Equipment Rental

Full set of equipment per day

750 Thai Baht

 

 

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 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 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 Giamani Boat Specifications & Technical Information

General Information Cabin Types Available
Built in the year 1998
2 Standard Twin Share Cabins
Length 24m (78.7ft)
Deluxe Triple share or Twin share Cabins
Beam 6.5m (21ft)
All Standard cabins have:
Draft 2 m (6 ft)
Individually controlled air condition & fan
Material: Steel
Shared bathroom & hot shower
Tonage: 62 tons
Cupboard space for storing your belongings
Two NISSAN engines each with 230 HP
Large panoramic window
Max speed of 12 knots
All Deluxe cabins have:
A cruising speed of 9 knots
Individually controlled air condition & fan
Range: 3000 miles
En suite facilities (private toilet & hot shower)
Two generators each with 30kw
Cupboard space for storing your belongings
All cabins complete with 220v of Electricity 24 hours a day
 
Two L&W compressors
Onboard Crew
NITROX system onboard
1 Captain
Large inflatable dingy with an outboard of 30bhp
1 Engineer
Fitted with modern navigation equipment
1 Deck hand
Fully equipment medic first aid and oxygen system
1 Cook
Water capacity: 10,000 Liters
1 Hostess
Water makers  2 X 4000 liters per day
1 Cruise director (dive instructor)
Comfortable sofa area
1 Tour leader (dive instructor)
Library
3rd Dive instructor, if full boat
CD / VCD Music system with music selection 
 
DVD Player with a library of films
Safety Facilities PADI Scuba Diving Courses Available
Satellite phone PADI Advanced Open Water Course
Mobile phone PADI NITROX Course
VHF Radio & SSB Radio PADI Specialty Courses:
Depth sounder x 2 Peak Performance Buoyancy
CB Radio, 24h contact with NAVY Project Aware
Radar x 2 AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
EPIRB Fish Identification
O2 tank & O2 instructor provided on board Deep Diver
MFA Kit & Emergency First Response instructors on board Diver Propulsion Vehicle (charge for rental of vehicle)
Two life rafts complete with jackets throughout Multilevel Diver
Emergency evacuation facilities with helicopter & ambulance Night Diver
Affiliated member with the Hyperbaric Chamber in Phuket Underwater Photographer
Fire extinguishers  

 

Upper Deck:Liveaboard Boat Layout MV Giamani
1 – Deluxe cabin
2 – Deluxe cabin
3 – Deluxe cabin
4 – Deluxe cabin
5 – Galley
6 – Dive deck
7 – Relaxation area at boat’s bow

Main Deck:
1 – Standard cabin
2 – Standard cabin
3 – Bathroom
4 – Wheelhouse
5 – Air conditioned salon
6 – Dining deck

 

 

MV Explorer Boat Specifications & Technical Information

GENERAL & TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Length  22 Meters
Beam  5 Meters
Draft  2.5 Meters
Engines  2 x 330 HP Hino’s
Generators  2 x 25 KW
Cruising Speed 10 Knots
Maximum Speed 15 Knots
Compressor  2 Bauer Mariner SP Electric, 200 bar/ 3000 PSI tank fills
Fuel  4,000 Liters
Waste water  7,000 Liter waste water storage tank.
Fresh Water  7,000 Liters
Instrumentation  GPS Track Plotter
Depth Sounder
Cellular Phone
SSB Radio
Guests  16 Guests Maximum
Dive Masters  Maximum of 6 guest per Dive Master
Cabins  Twin share cabins fully air conditioned
Rest rooms  Two toilet, Wash basins and Shower combination rooms. One Single shower room.
Showers  One shower in each toilet, One single shower room and two more showers located on the dive platform.
Sundeck  6 x 5 meter sundeck area.
Entertainment  6 x 5 meter shaded entertainment area, TV / Video, Stereo
Safety Equipment  Full compliment of life jackets
Fully equipped medic first aid station
Oxygen supply 6,000 liter capacity
Closed circuit video on the dive station and in the engine room
Full compliment of fire extinguishers.
Dinghy  4 meter dinghy with 25 HP outboard.

 

1 – Dive platform
2 – Covered Sun deck/Dining area
3 – Stairs between main and upper deckBoat Layout MV Explorer Liveaboard
4 – Cool box
5 – Salon/TV/VDO
6 – Storage
7 – Wheelhouse/Captain cabin
8 – Dive deck
9 – Galley
10 – Toilet/shower
11 – Shower
12 – Guest cabins
13 – Dive equipment storage
14 – Stairs between lower and
       main deck
15 – Compressor room
16 – Engine room
17 – Diesel tank
18 – Water tank
19 – Crew quarter
20 – Oxygen tank/MFA

 

 

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