MV Oktavia Schedule

SCHEDULE 2010-2011
DEPARTURE RETURN DAYS+ NIGHTS DESTINATIONS
November 2010
03-11-2010 07-11-2010 4+4 Similan 4-9
08-11-2010 12-11-2010 4+4 Similan 4-9
13-11-2010 17-11-2010 4+4 Similan 4-9
18-11-2010 22-11-2010 4+4 Similan 4-9
23-11-2010 28-11-2010 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
23-11-2010 25-11-2010 2+2 Similan 4-9
26-11-2010 28-11-2010 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
29-11-2010 04-12-2010 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
29-11-2010 01-12-2010 2+2 Similan 4-9
December 2010
02-12-2010 04-12-2010 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
05-12-2010 10-12-2010 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
05-12-2010 07-12-2010 2+2 Similan 4-9
08-12-2010 10-12-2010 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
11-12-2010 16-12-2010 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
11-12-2010 13-12-2010 2+2 Similan 4-9
14-12-2010 16-12-2010 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
17-12-2010 22-12-2010 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
17-12-2010 19-12-2010 2+2 Similan 4-9
20-12-2010 22-12-2010 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
23-12-2010 28-12-2010 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
29-12-2010 03-01-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
January 2011
04-01-2011 09-01-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
04-01-2011 06-01-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
07-01-2011 09-01-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
10-01-2011 15-01-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
10-01-2011 12-01-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
13-01-2011 15-01-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
16-01-2011 21-01-2011 5+5 FULLY BOOKED
16-01-2011 18-01-2011 2+2
19-01-2011 21-01-2011 3+2
22-01-2011 27-01-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
22-01-2011 24-01-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
25-01-2011 27-01-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
28-01-2011 02-02-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
28-01-2011 30-01-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
31-01-2011 02-02-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
February 2011
03-02-2011 08-02-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
03-02-2011 05-02-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
06-02-2011 08-02-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
09-02-2011 14-02-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
09-02-2011 11-02-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
12-02-2011 14-02-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
15-02-2011 20-02-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
15-02-2011 17-02-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
18-02-2011 20-02-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
21-02-2011 26-02-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
21-02-2011 23-02-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
24-02-2011 26-02-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
27-02-2011 04-03-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
27-02-2011 01-03-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
March 2011
02-03-2011 04-03-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
06-03-2011 11-03-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
06-03-2011 08-03-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
09-03-2011 11-03-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
12-03-2011 17-03-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
12-03-2011 14-03-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
15-03-2011 17-03-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
19-03-2011 24-03-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
19-03-2011 21-03-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
22-03-2011 24-03-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
26-03-2011 31-03-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
26-03-2011 28-03-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
29-03-2011 31-03-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
April 2011
01-04-2011 06-04-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
01-04-2011 03-04-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
04-04-2011 06-04-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
07-04-2011 12-04-2011 5+5 Similan 4-9 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
07-04-2011 09-04-2011 2+2 Similan 4-9
10-04-2011 12-04-2011 3+2 Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
13-04-2011 17-04-2011 4+4 Similan 4-9
18-04-2011 22-04-2011 4+4 Similan 4-9
23-04-2011 27-04-2011 4+4 Similan 4-9

 

4 days/4 nights: Note! The first three as well as the last four cruises of the season are to the Similan Islands only. Departure with M/V OKTAVIA, 4 days/4 nights cruise among the Similan Islands. You will have plenty of time to experience the Similan Islands – above as well as below the surface. Return trip with M/V OKTAVIA.

 

 

MV Flying Seahorse Schedule

SCHEDULE 2010-2011
Code Days / Nights Destination Start End
Oktober 2010
LDS 01 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 13.10.2010 14.10.2010
LDS 02 2 D/ N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 15.10.2010 16.10.2010
LDS 03 4 D/3 N 14 Dives 4 Day Trip South & North 18.10.2010 21.10.2010
LDS 04 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 23.10.2010 24.10.2010
LDS 05 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 26.10.2010 27.10.2010
LDS 06 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 27.10.2010 01.11.2010
LDS 07 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 26.10.2010 01.11.2010
November 2010
LDS 08 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 03.11.2010 04.11.2010
LDS 09 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 04.11.2010 09.11.2010
LDS 10 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 03.11.2010 09.11.2010
LDS 11 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 11.11.2010 12.11.2010
LDS 12 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 12.11.2010 17.11.2010
LDS 13 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 11.11.2010 17.11.2010
LDS 14 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 19.11.2010 20.11.2010
LDS 15 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 20.11.2010 25.11.2010
LDS 16 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 19.11.2010 25.11.2010
LDS 17 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 27.11.2010 28.11.2010
LDS 18 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 28.11.2010 03.12.2010
LDS 19 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 27.11.2010 03.12.2010
December 2010
LDS 20 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 05.12.2010 06.12.2010
LDS 21 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 06.12.2010 11.12.2010
LDS 22 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 05.12.2010 11.12.2010
LDS 23 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 13.12.2010 14.12.2010
LDS 24 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 14.12.2010 19.12.2010
LDS 25 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 13.12.2010 19.12.2010
LDS 26 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 21.12.2010 22.12.2010
LDS 27 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day **Similan Islands** 22.12.2010 27.12.2010
LDS 28 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Trip Similan Islands *CHRISTMAS* 21.12.2010 27.12.2010
LDS 29 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 29.12.2010 30.12.2010
LDS 30 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day **Similan Islands** 30.12.2010 04.12.2010
LDS 31 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Trip Similan Islands *NEW YEAR* 29.12.2009 04.01.2010
January 2011
LDS 32 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 06.01.2011 07.01.2011
LDS 33 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 07.01.2011 12.01.2011
LDS 34 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 06.01.2011 12.01.2011
LDS 35 2 D/1 N – 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 14.01.2011 15.01.2011
LDS 36 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 15.01.2011 20.01.2011
LDS 37 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 14.01.2011 20.01.2011
LDS 38 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 22.01.2011 23.01.2011
LDS 39 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 07.01.2011 28.01.2011
LDS 40 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 22.01.2011 28.01.2011
LDS 41 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 30.01.2011 31.01.2011
LDS 42 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 31.01.2011 05.02.2011
LDS 43 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 30.01.2011 05.02.2011
Code Days / Nights Destination Start End
February 2011
LDS 44 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 07.02.2011 08.02.2011
LDS 45 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 08.02.2011 13.02.2011
LDS 46 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 07.02.2011 13.02.2011
LDS 47 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South fully booked
LDS 48 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** fully booked
LDS 49 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South fully booked
LDS 50 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 25.02.2011 26.02.2011
LDS 51 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 26.02.2011 03.03.2011
LDS 52 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 25.02.2011 03.03.2011
March 2011
LDS 53 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 04.03.2011 05.03.2011
LDS 54 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 05.03.2011 10.03.2011
LDS 55 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 04.03.2011 10.03.2011
LDS 56 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 12.03.2011 13.03.2011
LDS 57 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 13.03.2011 18.03.2011
LDS 58 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 12.03.2011 18.03.2011
LDS 59 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 20.03.2011 21.03.2011
LDS 60 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 21.03.2011 26.03.2011
LDS 61 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 20.03.2011 26.03.2011
LDS 62 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 28.03.2011 29.03.2011
LDS 63 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 29.03.2011 03.04.2011
LDS 64 7 D/ 6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 28.03.2011 03.04.2011
April 2011
LDS 65 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 05.04.2011 06.04.2011
LDS 66 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 06.04.2011 11.04.2011
LDS 67 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 05.04.2011 11.04.2011
LDS 68 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 13.04.2011 14.04.2011
LDS 69 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 14.04.2011 19.04.2011
LDS 70 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 13.04.2011 19.04.2011
LDS 71 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 21.04.2011 22.04.2011
LDS 72 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 23.04.2011 28.04.2011
LDS 73 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 22.04.2011 28.04.2011
LDS 74 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 30.04.2011 01.05.2011
LDS 75 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 01.05.2011 06.05.2011
LDS 76 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 30.04.2011 06.05.2011
May 2011
LDS 77 2 D/1 N 6 Dives 2 Day Trip South 08.05.2011 09.05.2011
LDS 78 5 D/5 N 17 Dives 5 Day Special Trip to **Similan Islands** 09.05.2011 14.05.2011
LDS 79 7 D/6 N 23 Dives 7 Day Similan Islands & South 08.05.2011 14.05.2011
SUMMER SCHEDULE 2011
Code Days/ Nights Destination Start End
June 2011
LDS S01 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 31.05.2011 02.06.2011
LDS S02 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 07.06.2011 09.06.2011
LDS S03 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 14.06.2011 16.06.2011
LDS S04 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 21.06.2011 23.06.2011
LDS S05 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 28.06.2011 29.06.2011
July 2011
LDS S06 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 05.07.2011 07.07.2011
LDS S07 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 12.07.2011 14.07.2011
LDS S08 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 19.07.2011 21.07.2011
LDS S09 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 26.07.2011 28.07.2011
August 2011
LDS S10 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 02.08.2011 04.08.2011
LDS S11 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 09.08.2011 11.08.2011
LDS S12 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 16.08.2011 18.08.2011
LDS S13 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 23.08.2011 25.08.2011
LDS S14 3 D/2 N 10 Dives 3 Days Hin Daeng – Ko Ha – Phi Phi 30.08.2011 01.09.2011

 

 

MV Black Manta Schedule

SCHEDULE 2010-2011
Code Days/Nights Destination Start End Dives
November 2010
BM 02 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 23.11.2010 27.11.2010 14
BM 03 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 28.11.2010 02.12.2010 14
December 2010
BM 04 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 03.12.2010 07.12.2010 14
BM 05 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 08.12.2010 12.12.2010 14
BM 06 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 13.12.2010 17.12.2010 14
BM 07 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 18.12.2010 22.12.2010 14
BM XMAS 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 23.12.2010 28.12.2010 18
BM NY 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 29.12.2010 02.01.2011 14
January 2011
BM 11 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 0801.2011 12.01.2011 14
BM 12 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 13.01.2011 17.01.2011 14
BM 13 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 18.01.2011 22.01.2011 14
BM 14 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 23.01.2011 27.01.2011 14
BM 15 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 28.01.2011 01.02.2011 14
February 2011
BM CNY 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 02.02.2011 06.02.2011 14
BM 17 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 07.02.2011 11.02.2011 14
BM 18 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 12.02.2011 16.02.2011 14
BM 19 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 17.02.2011 21.02.2011 14
BM 20 5 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 22.02.2011 26.02.2011 14
BM 21 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 27.02.2011 03.03.2011 14
March 2011
BM 22 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 04.03.2011 08.03.2011 14
BM 23 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 09.03.2011 13.03.2011 14
BM 24 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 14.03.2011 18.03.2011 14
BM 25 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 19.03.2011 23.03.2011 14
BM 26 4 D / 4 N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 24.03.2011 28.03.2011 14

Inclusive 2-way transfers on trip departure and arrival days: Airport or Khao Lak & any Phuket destination (excluding Cape
Panwa) for Thap Lamu departures. Any transfers outside our regular schedule, or from Khao Lak if the boat departs from
Phuket, may be arranged at extra cost.

Early arrivals on departure day may standby at the airport at Burger King Restaurant or Bill Bentley Pub. Early transfer
to the boat is possible; however; we prefer for guests to kill time in Khao Lak whilst we make any relevant late
preparations for the trip.

Late arrivals on departure day: We can wait until Midnight on departure day; after this time we will arrange transfer via
another boat the next day at extra cost.
Early departures may be arranged at the operators’ discretion and at extra cost.
Please ensure all guest luggage is clearly name tagged. All luggages may be taken on board.
Large items not required on the trip may be stored in your hotel or White Manta Office.

 

 

MV P.P. Harmony – Booking Form

Please fill in the form below to make a reservation for a Live Aboard Cruise on the MV PP Harmony.

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Boulder City

Boulder city is named after the massive boulders found around the heart of the site. Some of them are more than 25 meters tall and draw the outline of an amazingly rich in aquatic life dive environment.

Boulder City Similan Islands Map Islands 1 2 3As your liveaboard scuba diving adventures take you to the open ocean, you find that the currents around this area become quite strong. Nevertheless, for an experienced scuba diver it will be a breeze to let the currents guide you over the dive site.

In between these massive boulders you will encounter all kinds of colorful marine life. If you find you want further excitement, simply step out of the protection of the boulders and allow the currents to sweep you off your fins.

Other famous dive sites in this area include Shark Fin Reef and East of Eden, where you can snorkel and dive to your heart’s content.

 

Boulder City Dive Site Details

Live Aboard Similan Islands Boulder City - Manta Ray feeding

Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced Diver or higher

Maximum depth: 40 meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Visibility: 20+ meters

Divesite marine life: Different kinds of Stingrays, Mantas, Big Groupers, Angelfish, Unicorn fish, Puffers, Snappers and, last but not least, White-Tip Sharks.

 

More Similan Island Dive Sites

Richelieu Rock

This beautiful rock offers spectacular diving experiences due to its richness in aquatic life, from Guitar Sharks all the way down to the little Sea Horses. Located some 20 kilometers to the southeast of the Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock can fulfill all your liveaboard diving dreams. This is by far the best dive site in these waters, including the rest of Thailand, though its reputation stretches even further to the entire globe. As a diver, you’re in for the sensation of a lifetime!

Richelieu Rock is covered with all kinds of thick layers of corals, so much so that in places its even hard to see the rock beneath them. As the limestone horse-shoe shaped pinnacle slopes abruptly down to the sandy bottom, the corals increase in size and colour formations. On the south side, the site slopes gently to deeper waters where the small caves created will give the more adventurous diver exciting swim-throughs. The center of the pinnacle provides beginners with shelter from any difficult conditions they have not yet been trained to manage.

Such difficulties may include currents, which can get quite strong as Richelieu Rock dive site is, for the most part, completely exposed. Nevertheless, the rich aquatic life and frequent, fascinating views of Whale Sharks and Manta Rays, bring live aboard divers back to this site time and time again.

 

Richelieu Rock Dive Site Details

Recommended live aboard diver certification: Beginner

Maximum depth: 35 meters

Visibility: 20+

Temperature: 27+

Divesite marine life: around the dive site one finds many kinds of Snappers and Trevallies, Blue Powered Surgeon Fish, Sea Horses, Cheveron Barracudas, Turtles, and many types of Moray Eels such as the Shy Dragon or the Giant Yellow Edged Moray and the Zebra and Honeycomb Morays, as well as Guitar Sharks. Here you can find nearly all kinds and colours of coral reef fish, like Butterfly Fish, Angel Fish and Groupers.

 

More Outer Similan Island Dive Sites

Deep Six

Deriving its name from its great depth, Deep Six boasts massive boulders laid on top of each other, creating a maze of caverns and areas to swim through. This really is the place to fine tune your buoyancy skills during your liveaboard scuba diving adventure in the Similan Islands.

Deep Six Similan Islands Map Islands 4 5 6 7As you swim away from the boulders you can drop down to depths of almost 50 meters, encountering a variety of fish and aquatic life. The best thing about this divesite is the Kuhl Sting Rays and the nearly extinct and rarely seen Andaman Sweetlips, which you can only see here.

Enjoy your dive, swimming with gentle Leopard Sharks and see the most fascinating colourful Mantis Shrimps.

Currents here change depending on the flow of the tide and they can are likely to pick up, nudging you away from the boulders; if you need shelter from the storm just head for the eastern part of Deep Six.

 

Deep Six Dive Site Details

Picture of a Mantis Shrimp at Deep Six divesite in the Similan Islands
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced or higher

Maximum depth: 40-50 meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Visibility: 20+ meters

Divesite marine life: Plenty of small creatures like Harlequins, Pipefish, Octopus, Banded Sea Snakes, Nudibranches, Mantis Shrimps in the protected areas under the boulders, and Kuhl Sting Rays, along with Barracudas, Groupers, Snappers, Sweetlips and, last but not least, Leopard Sharks.

 

More Similan Island Dive Sites

Koh Tachai

A further 20 kilometers to the north of Koh Bon our luxury liveaboards will sail you to the island of Koh Tachai. This island boasts the paradise white sandy beaches you have been dreaming of and really is the place to visit, particularly if you are a fan of night diving.

The dive site is made up of a series of submerged pinnacles and many boulders, making for excellent swim-throughs. It is mostly famous for sightings of visiting Whale Sharks and Manta Rays but further for the vibrant life that dwells beneath the water.

Koh Tachai is divided into two different kinds of dive sites. The Koh Tachai reef and the Koh Tachai Plateau.

Koh Tachai reef is the sheltered part of the dive site and makes for easier diving when the currents are too powerful. Mild currents here make for a slow drifting dive experience for all diver certification levels. Diving in the later part of the afternoon provides you with the opportunity to see a vast armies of aquatic life rising out of its shelter and playing around the magnificently coloured and widely varied corals.

Koh Tachai Plateau, on the other hand, makes for a more exciting, but also more challenging scuba diving adventure due to its strong currents. The Plateau consists of many sizes of granite rocks and rich gardens of soft and hard corals. In fact the garden on the Plateau itself, with its many shades of coloured corals, is by far the most spectacular in the area.

Currents in this dive site can be quite strong in the Plateau, sometimes making it simply impossible to dive, and rather mild in the reef, where the currents run from south to north.

 

Koh Tachai Dive Site Details

Recommended live aboard diver certification: Beginner

Maximum depth: 35-40 meters

Visibility: 20+

Temperature: 27+

Divesite marine life: home to a variety of Sea Fans, Anemonies, Sea Sponges and Feather Stars, Huge Napoleon Wrasse and schools of Bannerfish and Fussiliers, Koh Tachai is often by Yellow Tail Baraccudas and Whale Sharks. One also finds Octupus, Cuttlefish and a myriad of corals all around.

 

More Outer Similan Island Dive Sites

Koh Bon West Ridge

Fun Diving in the Simlan IslandsTo the north of Similan Island number 9 lies Koh Bon island, famous for the massive Manta Rays swimming around its waters. As most other islands around Koh Bon are made of granite, this little island’s limestone outline is a stunning change from the surrounding scenery.

On the southeast side of the island there is a cliff which slopes down into the water almost vertically from the surface, thereby forming a wall of 33 meters. This levels off to a ridge filled with corals before it drops down to over 40 meters. This whole ridge features gardens of beautiful soft corals with an array of blue, yellow and turquoise colours, not usually seen in other dive sites. This makes Koh Bon a spectacular dive site with rare offerings to quench your diver appetite.

Koh Bon is also a spectacular divesite to visit for your liveaboard night diving. This is Lobster central, but bear in mind you are here to just look, not to catch your dinner!

As the dive site bay is sheltered, quite often there are no currents. However on the southwestern side two currents join together to create a rather unpredictable flow, making this site both exciting and exhilarating to the experienced diver. If you find yourself struggling against the currents, just hide round the corner.

 

Koh Bon West Ridge Dive Site Details

Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced Diver

Maximum depth: 35-40 meters

Visibility: 20+

Temperature: 27+

Divesite marine life: with currents transferring a wide variety of nutrients, much aquatic life is attracted to this site, including the Manta Rays mentioned above and also Reef Sharks and a large variety of Barracudas, Tuna fish and Trevallies. Within the cracks and around the ridge you will find Pipefish, Octupus, Nudibranches, Manta Shrimps, Cuttle Fish and all colour shades of Cowrie shells. Also Lobsters at night.

 

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Shark Fin Reef

Located southeast of island number 3, Shark Fin Reef gets its name from the three pointy tops of the reef, looking like a shark’s fins, which protrude from the water, when the tide is low.

Detailed Map of Shark Fin Reef - Similan Islands 1 2 3This reef boasts granite boulders as long as 1 kilometer. It has steep walls shaped so perfectly that one would think they were the result of someone’s artwork.

At the edge the reef stretches downward to a sandy 35 meter deep bottom. In the north one finds massive boulders surrounded by small rocks and the waters are a bit shallower. The areas all around these boulders are covered in soft and hard corals and gorgeous sea fans.
This is a well known for its strong currents divesite, particularly at the top of the boulders, where it’s difficult to find shelter. Across the length of the deeper waters of the site however, one can more easily hide from the currents.

Many of our liveaboards will sail you to Shark Fin Reef where you can continue your exciting scuba dive trips, testing your skills and physique against these strong currents, while catching awesome views of vibrant marine life to be found in the site.

 

Shark Fin Reef Dive Site Details

Liveaboard Diving Similan Islands - Giant Moray Eel at Shark Fin Reef
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced or higher

Maximum depth: 35-40 meters

Visibility: 20+ meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Divesite marine life: Boxfish, Humphead Parrot Fish and Napoleon Wrasse, a wealth of fusiliers and Cleaner Wrasse, Giant Moray Eels, Kuhls Stingrays as well as Leopard Sharks

 

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East Of Eden

Located in southeast of island number 7, East of Eden is by far the most widely famous dive site across the Similan Islands. In the southern area of the site one finds a deep pinnacle which starts at 24 meters and ends somewhere around 12 meters.

Detailed Map Of The East Of Eden Divesite In The Similan Islands 1 2 3This is beautifully covered in massive Table Corals, Feather Star Worms of all colours, Sea Fans of all sizes and Anemones gently dancing to the rhythm of the waters of the site, all attracting a wealth of marine life.

East Of Eden is an ecosystem in its own right! You will find that it is the most filmed and photographed dive site in the world.

As your liveaboard diving cruise takes you into this area, you may catch your self wondering which other dive site can top this one. Not to worry, there are many wonders to be found in many other areas of the Similan Islands, promptly visited by our liveaboards. For now, just relax and enjoy the diversity of aquatic life living within the underwater walls somewhere East Of Eden.

Currents in this dive site are always gentle and run from the north to the south of the site. You can dive here quite comfortably.

 

East Of Eden Dive Site Details

East Of Eden - Liveaboard Diving Adventures - Ghost Pipe Fish
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Open Water

Maximum depth: 35 meters

Visibility: 20+ meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Divesite marine life: Purple Fire Goby, Dart Goby and Garden Eels can be found at the sandy bottom of the site. In the morning one also finds Leopard Sharks as well. A wide variety of tropical fish can be seen as you drift upwards to more shallow areas, along with Octupus, Banded Sea Snakes, Hawksbill and further up Green Turtles. On the southern edge of the site you will find the Bommie attracting an surprising wealth of aquatic life. Smaller creatures include Ornate Ghost Pipe Fish and Nudibranches.

 

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MV Giamani

Liveaboard Scuba Diving MV GiamaniBuilt in 1998, MV Giamani offers a wide range of live aboard scuba diving adventures. This cozy liveaboard vessel will sail you all across the Similan Islands, the Surin Islands and around the Andaman Sea islands all the way to India and take you to the most spectacular and stunning dive sites in the world.

Crewed by friendly, smiley and helpful staff of both European and Thai origin, you will find your self feeling taken care of and satisfied throughout your liveaboard trip, both by welcoming and interesting diving and non diving related conversation and by your needs being met for comfort and food.

More specifically, MV Giamani has 2 standard cabins and 4 deluxe cabins all neat, tidy and clean, most of them with en suite bathrooms and hot shower. All the cabins are air conditioned and a fan is also provided for further cooling, if indeed you need it.

She has a spacious air conditioned salon with a home computer where you can sit and enjoy your diving photos and videos of the day, while sharing a few laughs with your fellow divers talking about the beautiful manta you had just been swimming with. DVDs are also available if you and your friends wish to relax while watching a film and you can also play your favourite cds. A library with a wealth of information about the fish you made friends with on the day is also freely available.

If on the other hand it’s the fresh Similan air you prefer to breathe, then just step outside on the deck and lounge in the shade, or in the evening, on the most comfortable cushioned deck sofa, while sipping on a glass of cold white wine, dreaming of the leopard shark you will meet the following day on dive one. For moments where you wish to be in your own space, calmly reading your book, there is ample room on the boat, either on the boat’s bow, where you will also find comfortable cushioned sun beds and at the front of the boat.

Mv Giamani’s dive deck is quite spacious with storage room for your equipment just below your tank and BCD, providing safety and security. You will find a special rinse tank for your computer and camera, as well as a camera table space where you can safely keep it from harm. This is the ideal boat if you enjoy underwater photography. Crew are always eager to help you with gearing up and when your dive is finished just surface and wait for the captain to come and pick you up. Liveaboard Similans Diving MV Giamani 10Don’t be alarmed if you see him steering his boat straight at you, he’s quite capable and used to pulling the handle break before he reaches you. That way you can then easily step up the ladder at the back of the boat, without having to swim that extra few metres. This is a captain who knows his boat well; you will feel safe in MV Giamani.

Dive guides and instructors on Giamani understand that diving is not the only factor that will make this a memorable liveaboard experience. They appreciate that making you feel welcome and safe can be even more important than the actual diving itself and for this reason they are happy to approach you and talk with you, answering all your questions and sharing years of valuable knowledge and experience.

Food on board is aplenty, of both Thai and Western tasty cuisine and served with respect and pleasure by the boat’s hostess. As it is buffet, you can eat all you want, though it might be a good idea to rethink the amount of weights on your weight belt just before your next dive!

Discover the underwater world in some of the earth’s richest in aquatic life dive sites, while liveaboard diving with MV Giamani. Your diving cruise is sure to leave you with a similar feeling to when you’ve tasted a fine old wine: satisfied, warm inside, calm and eager for more.

 

Itinerary

THAILAND – NORTHERN CRUISE
4 Days at the Similan and Surin Islands
14 Dives – 4 Days & 4 Nights

Embarkation Day
MV Giamani leaves from Phuket at 9 pm and travels through the night to the stunning Similan Islands.

Day 1
3 dives during the day in the Similan Islands. In the late afternoon you have the opportunity to visit island number 4 for a few hours. Dive 4 is a night dive in Donald Duck bay at island number 4. Overnight stay will be in a peaceful secluded bay. Time for relaxation and a dive into your favourite book.

Day 2
Dive 5 is once again in the Similan Islands. Giamani then sails to Koh Bon for dives 6 and 7. Dive 8 will be in Koh Tachai either at sunset or at night time. Here the boat will rest overnight.

Day 3
Dive 9 will be at Koh Tachai, followed by traveling to Richelieu Rock dive site for dives 10 and 11. Dive 12 will either be a sunset dive at Ko Tachai dive site or a night dive at Koh Bon dive site, depending on time of arrival. Overnight stay is again around one of the Similan Islands.

Day 4
Dives 13 and 14 take place at the Similan islands, followed by return to Phuket with disembarkation at Patong Bay at 6 pm.

*Please note that the four day cruises that precede and follow our Thailand and Burma cruise, will depart and return to Thap Lamu port, instead of Phuket. In this case, we will naturally transfer you to Phuket if you so wish.

 

THAILAND – NORTHERN CRUISE
5 Days at the Similan and Surin Islands
18 Dives – 5 Days & 5 Nights

Embarkation Day
MV Giamani leaves from Phuket at 9 pm and travels overnight to the Similan Islands.

Day 1
3 daytime dives are completed around the Similan Islands followed by the opportunity to visit island 4 later in the afternoon for some time. Dive 4 will be a night dive in Donald Duck bay at island 4. Rest on the boat for the night in a secluded bay, where you can enjoy the leisure time facilities that MV Giamani offers.

Day 2
Dive 5 is at the Similan Islands, followed by travel to Koh Bon for dives 6 and 7. Dive 8 would either be a sunset or a night dive at Ko Tachai. Overnight stay around this dive site.

Day 3
You will be making 3 dives around the Surin Islands. In the afternoon you have a chance to visit the local Sea Gypsy village. Dive 12 with overnight stay at the Surin Islands.

Day 4
In the morning MV Giamani travels to the famous Richelieu Rock dive site for Dives 13 and 14. Dive 15 will either be a dive in the afternoon at Ko Tachai and/or a night dive at Koh Bon for dive 16. Rest in the night on board at one of the Similan Islands.

Day 5
Dives 17 and 18 will then be at the Similan islands. Return to Patong Bay with disembarkation at Phuket at 6 pm.

 

THAILAND – NORTHERN CRUISE
5 Days at the Similan and Surin Islands
22 Dives – 6 Days & 6 Nights

Embarkation Day
MV Giamani will be leaving from Phuket at 9 pm followed by overnight travel to the beautiful Similan Islands.

Day 1
Three daytime dives within the Similan Islands. In the late afternoon you have a chance to visit island 4 for some time. Dive 4 will be in island number 4 in Donald Duck bay, followed by onboard overnight stay in a secluded bay. Check out your pictures on our boat computer.

Day 2
Dive 5 at the Similan Islands, then travel onward to Koh Bon for dives 6 and 7. Dive 8 will either be a sunset or a nigt dive at Ko Tachai, followed by overnight on board stay at Koh Tachai.

Day 3
Dive 9 at Koh Tachai, then travel to the infamous Richelieu Rock dive site for dives 10 and 11. Dive 12 will either be a sunset dive at Ko Tachai or a night dive at Koh Bon.

Day 4
Dives 13 will be at Koh Tachai, Dive 14 at Koh Bon and then MV Giamani continues south returning to the Similan Islands for dives 15 and 16. Dive 16 will either be a sunset or a night dive, depending on time of arrival.

Day 5
Dives 17 up to 20 take place in The Similan Islands. Enjoy an afternoon journey to island number 8. If you find you have lots of energy you have the opportunity to join our tour leader for a hike to the picturesque viewpoint, the best place to get spectacular photos of the Similan Islands and the Andaman Sea.

Day 6
Dive 21 and 22 will be to the south of the Similan chain, at dive sites Boulder City and Shark Fin Reef. These are perfect sites for your final dives as they offer the chance to see all kinds and sizes of aquatic life. MV Giamani then heads back to Phuket with disembarkation at 6 pm.

*Please note that the four day cruises that precede and follow our Thailand and Burma cruise, will depart and return to Thap Lamu port, instead of Phuket. In this case, we will naturally transfer you to Phuket if you so wish.

 

THAILAND & BURMA CRUISE
9 Days in Burma & Thailand
30 Dives – 9 Days & 9 Nights
(19 dives in Burma and 12 dives in Thailand)

Embarkation Day
MV Giamani leaves from Thap Lamu at 9 pm and travels through the night to Koh Bon, one of the richest dive sites just outside of the Similan Islands.

Day 1
Begin your first 2 dives at Koh Bon, getting to know the local Manta Rays. Following this you do two dives at Koh Tachai, home to all kinds of marine life.

Day 2
Dive 5 is at Richelieu Rock, followed by a cruise to Kawthung in Myanmar. Complete border formalities and then cruise out toward the islands of Myanmar.

Day 3
Dive 6 is at Rocky Island followed by two day dives and a night dive at Shark Cave.

Day 4
Dive 10 and 11 are at South Twin with a further two fulfilling dives at North Twin.

Day 5
Dives 14 up to 17 are completed in Black Rock dive site, is the most northern point of this cruise.

Day 6
Dives 18 up to 21 will be, weather permitting, at the exhilarating dive sites at Burma Banks. As Burma Banks is a long way out in open sea water, the weather may not allow for this visit. If weather does not permit, there many other rich and beautiful dive sites around that we can visit.

Day 7
The first dive of the day is at Far Away Banks, followed by Western Rocky and Cupola Island dive sites. You can complete 3 dives in these areas, before returning to Kawthung to check out of Myanmar and head back to Thailand.

Day 8
This day offers a chance to dive at one of the most spectacular and most sought out dive sites, Richelieu Rock. 2 dives in this site will satisfy your diving spirit and leave asking for more. Just so, we then cruise further south to Koh Tachai for another 2 exhilarating dives.

Day 9
An early morning dive at Koh Bon is followed by the final cruise dive at Boonsoong Wreck, a total of 9 amazing diving days on board the MV Giamani in Thailand and Burma.

 

 

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

 

 

Elephant Head Rock

Located in between islands 7 and 8, Elephant Head Rock is distinguishable from afar due to three enormous boulders, which rise above the surface. With a bit of imagination, one can see the image of an elephant head forming out of those boulders.

Elephant Head Rock Map in the Similan Islands between 7 and 8These boulders sitting on more rocks, give an indication of what awaits below the surface. Masses of caverns, caves and tunnels to swim through at 24 meters depth await, all literally covered in tons of different kinds of fish; all the fish you can ever hope to see in a single dive. At the edge of the rocks you can swim down to 40 meters. Sail with our luxury liveaboard vessels to this amazing divesite, covered with thick layers of corals and massive sea fans. Then, just when you think you’ve seen enough, more swims your way!

Currents in this dive site tend to vary, flowing from the northeast to the southwest and vice versa, depending on the tide. As you approach the rocks the currents will drift you to different directions, making this a rather unpredictable and exciting dive, particularly if you are an experienced diver. If you need to, you can always hide between the boulders, to find shelter from the currents.

Sail with our liveaboard yacht charter to a divesite that will forever remain sketched in your memory for all the good reasons!

 

Elephant Head Rock Dive Site Details

Giant Turtle - Similan Islands Liveaboard Dive Site - Elephant Head Rock
Recommended live aboard diver certification: Advanced Diver or higher

Maximum depth: 40 meters

Visibility: 20+ meters

Temperature: 27+ degrees

Divesite marine life: You can find everything here; within the boulder cracks you can see small creatures like Boxer and Clearing Shrimps, Flabellinas and Nudibranches, as well as larger ones, such as Turtles, Oriental and Harlequin Sweetlips, Giant Groupers and Octopus. Great Barracudas, Fussiliers, Giant Travellies, Big Snappers and White and Black-Tip Reef Sharks can be seen all around the rocks.

 

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