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Special Liveaboard Offers 2011

During peak season and holidays there where no special offers from our live aboard operators but now things have changed a bit again. New last minute offers are coming in again. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on this page; contact us anyway. We will always try to find the right liveaboard for you by talking directly to the boat owners and get you the latest news, schedules and special offers! Here is how it works: You fill in the form below and choose one or two boats and up to two schedules for each boat (enter either the schedule number or the date) and we will get you the best possible deal for these dates and boats. We will get back to you with the results of our negotiation and your personal liveaboard offer in not longer than 24 hours.

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Similans and Surin Island Diving with Manta Rays and Whalesharks

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All Live-aboard Schedules and Prices 2010 / 2011 for Thailand

MV Scuba Adventure Schedule

SCHEDULE 2010-2011My

SIMILANS, KOH BON, KOH TACHAI & RICHELIEU ROCK CRUISE
4 Days / 4 Nights – 14 Dives
5 Days / 5 Nights – 18 Dives**
November to May
– Depart 5.00 pm – Return 5.30 pm

CRUISE NUMBER DEPARTURE 5 PM # DAYS RETURNS 5.30 PM DESTINATION
SA60/10 14. Nov 10 4D/4N 18. Nov 10 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA61/10 19. Nov 10 4D/4N 23. Nov 10 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA62/10 24. Nov 10 4D/4N 28. Nov 10 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA63/10 30. Nov 10 4D/4N 04. Dec 10 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA65/10 08. Dec 10 4D/4N 12. Dec 10 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA66/10 14. Dec 10 4D/4N 18. Dec 10 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA68/10 22. Dec 10 4D/4N 26. Dec 10 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA69/10 28. Dec 10 5D/5N 02. Jan 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA1/11 04. Jan 11 5D/4N 08. Jan 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA3/11 12. Jan 11 4D/4N 16. Jan 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA4/11 18. Jan 11 4D/4N 22. Jan 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA6/11 26. Jan 11 4D/4N 30. Jan 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA7/11 01. Feb 11 4D/4N 05. Feb 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA9/11 09. Feb 11 4D/4N 13. Feb 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA10/11 15. Feb 11 4D/4N 19. Feb 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA12/11 23. Feb 11 4D/4N 27. Feb 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA13/11 01. Mar 11 4D/4N 05. Mar 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA15/11 09. Mar 11 4D/4N 13. Mar 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA16/11 15. Mar 11 4D/4N 19. Mar 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA18/11 23. Mar 11 4D/4N 27. Mar 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA19/11 29. Mar 11 4D/4N 02. Apr 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA21/11 04. Apr 11 4D/4N 10. Apr 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA22/11 12. Apr 11 4D/4N 16. Apr.11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA24/11 21. Apr.11 4D/4N 25. Apr.11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA25/11 26. Apr.11 4D/4N 30. Apr.11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock
SA27/11 04. Mai 11 4D/4N 08. Mai 11 Sim/Sur/Richelieu Rock

HIN DAENG & HIN MUANG CRUISE
3 Days / 3 Nights – 10 Dives
December to May – Depart 5.00 pm – Return 5.30 pm

CRUISE NUMBER DEPARTURE 5 PM # DAYS RETURNS 5.30 PM DESTINATION
SA64/10 04. Dec 10 3D/3N 07. Dec 10 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA67/10 18. Dec 10 3D/3N 21. Dec 10 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA2/11 08. Jan 11 3D/3N 11. Jan 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA5/11 22. Jan 11 3D/3N 25. Jan 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA8/11 05. Feb 11 3D/3N 08. Feb 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA11/11 19. Feb 11 3D/3N 22. Feb 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA14/11 05. Mar 11 3D/3N 08. Mar 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA17/11 19. Mar 11 3D/3N 22. Mar 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA20/11 02. Apr 11 3D/3N 05. Apr 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA23/11 16. Apr.11 3D/3N 19. Apr.11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA26/11 30. Apr.11 3D/3N 03. Mai 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA28/11 08. Mai 11 3D/3N 11. Mai 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang
SA29/11 12. Mai 11 3D/3N 15. Mai 11 Hin Deang / Hin Muang

KOH PHI PHI & KOH HA CRUISE
3 Days / 2 Nights – 11 Dives
July to September – Depart 7.30 am – Return 5.00 pm

CRUISE NUMBER DEPARTURE 7.30am #DAYS RETURNS 5.00PM DESTINATION
SA30/11 01. Jul 11 3D/2N 03. Jul 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA33/11 09. Jul 11 3D/2N 11. Jul 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA34/11 13. Jul 11 2D/1N 15. Jul 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA37/11 21. Jul 11 3D/2N 23. Jul 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA38/11 25. Jul 11 3D/2N 27. Jul 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA41/11 02. Aug 11 3D/2N 04. Aug 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA42/11 06. Aug 11 3D/2N 08. Aug 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA46/11 17. Aug 11 3D/2N 19. Aug 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA47/11 21. Aug 11 3D/2N 23. Aug 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA50/11 29. Aug 11 3D/2N 31. Aug 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA51/11 02. Sep 11 3D/2N 04. Sep 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA54/11 10. Sep 11 3D/2N 12. Sep 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA55/11 14. Sep 11 3D/2N 16. Sep 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA58/11 22. Sep 11 3D/2N 24. Sep 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa
SA59/11 26. Sep 11 3D/2N 28. Sep 11 Phi Phi / Koh Haa

RACHA NOI & RACHA YAI CRUISE
2 Days / 1 Night – 7 Dives
July to September – Depart 7.30 am – Return 5.00 pm

CRUISE NUMBER DEPARTURE 7.30am #DAYS RETURNS 5.00PM DESTINATION
SA31/11 04. Jul 11 2D/1N 05. Jul 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA32/11 07. Jul 11 2D/1N 08. Jul 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA35/11 16. Jul 11 2D/1N 17. Jul 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA36/11 19. Jul 11 2D/1N 20. Jul 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA39/11 28. Jul 11 2D/1N 29. Jul 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA40/11 31. Jul 11 2D/1N 01. Aug 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA43/11 09. Aug 11 2D/1N 10. Aug 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA44/11 12. Aug 11 2D/1N 13. Aug 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA45/11 15. Aug 11 2D/1N 16. Aug 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA48/11 24. Aug 11 2D/1N 25. Aug 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA49/11 27. Aug 11 2D/1N 28. Aug 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA52/11 05. Sep 11 2D/1N 06. Sep 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA53/11 08. Sep 11 2D/1N 09. Sep 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA56/11 17. Sep 11 2D/1N 18. Sep 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA57/11 20. Sep 11 2D/1N 21. Sep 11 Racha Yai / Noi
SA60/11 29. Sep 11 2D/1N 30. Sep 11 Racha Yai / Noi

 

 

MV Scuba Adventure Boat Specifications & Technical Information

General Information Safety Facilities
Length 23 meters

Emergency First Aid
Beam 5.5 meters Dan Oxy Vac Kit
Tender 1 Inflatable Large O2 Cylinder
Main Engines 2 x 320 Hp 22 Life jackets
Fuel capacity 15,000 L 25 Person life raft
Generators 1 x 30 Kw 1 x 40 Kw Cabin Types Available
Compressors 2 x electric Comp 5 Twin cabins with AC
Nitrox Blending Panel 2 Double cabins with AC
Fresh Water 9,000 L Each cabin has its own air-con unit and fan
Communication

Portholes in the lower cabins providing natural lighting
Cellular Phone Entertainment
Mobile Phone TV
VHF Video
Citizen Band Stereo
Navigation Library
Radar Facilities
GPS 4 Toilets / Showers
Sonar  

 

Boat Layout Scuba Adventure Liveaboard Thailand

 

1 – Diving platform
2 – Diving area
3 – Salon
4 – Galley
5 – Staff cabin
6 – Shower/toilet
7 – Guest cabin
8 – Sundeck
9 – Bridge
10 – Engine room
11 – Captain’s cabin

 

 

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 Scuba Cat Schedule

From November to May MV Scuba Cat is moored in the Similan Islands. Transfers take place from your hotel in Phuket to Tam Lapu resort by the beach, some 90 Kilometers to the north of Patong beach. Here MV Scuba Sport, our transfer vessel, takes you to the MV Scuba Cat Liveaboard. Below you will also find the departure dates for Scuba Sport transfers to Scuba Cat liveaboard. You can stay on board the Scuba Cat Liveaboard as many days as you wish without the need to return to your hotel. In fact, why book a hotel when you can stay on board and be ready for diving the following day.

From May to November, MV Scuba Cat Liveaboard is moored at Racha Yai, with daily Scuba Sport departures.

SCHEDULE 2009-2010
SIMILAN ISLANDS
November 2009 to May 2010
DAYS / NIGHTS
TRANSFER BOAT DEPARTURES
DIVES
2 / 1
Sunday
6
3 / 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11
4 / 3
Sunday, Friday
16
5 / 4
Monday, Wednesday
21
Additional days after 6 days
+5
RACHA YAI & RACHA NOI
July 2010 to September 2010
1
Daily
2
2 / 1
Daily
7
Extra Day
Daily
+5

 

 

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 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

 

 

MV Oktavia

The MV Oktavia was originally built in 2003. The liveaboard vessel was then fully renovated in 2007 to provide even more comfort and space for scuba divers. The M/V Oktavia is 30m long and 6,5m wide. The size and weight of this great liveaboard boat makes it very steady in the sea even in rough waters. An extra large dive deck allows for much space to gear up and to comfortably enter the water. Oktavia is a quit boat with a wooden hull that effectively reduces the engine noise. Of course, safety is top priority and M/V Oktavia fulfills all international safety standards.

MV Oktavia offers two very large and comfortable master en-suite cabins and 13 “blue ocean cabins”, large cabins with ample space which are all equipped with air conditioning, fan, reading lights and large panorama windows. Usually there are only two guests per cabin, unless a family chooses one of the triple bed family cabins. This live aboard boat is very attractive for families with children and groups. M/V Oktavia is one of the biggest boats cruising the Similan and Surin Islands which means more leisure space and no cramped areas with a maximum of 20 diving or non diving guests on board it allows less than half of what the boat originally was built for. The staff of the M/V Oktavia welcomes babies and children of any age and will take good care for them while the parents can fully enjoy diving in the Similan Islands. The Swedish owners are always on the boat, ensuring that the ship is well maintained and guaranteeing a high service level

The huge sun deck of the Oktavia lets you enjoy stunning views over the Similan and Surin Islands and spectacular sunsets in the Andaman Sea. The “Party Deck” offers comfortable sitting space with lots of large and comfortable armchairs and sofas for reading books, sharing diving adventure stories and eating. Speaking of which; excellent food is served from breakfast to lunch and dinner. The crew of the M/V Oktavia guarantees small dive groups with max 4 divers per guide – and divers are split according to experience and comfort level. The max. dive time is 1 hour (everywhere else 50 minutes). Scheduled are 4 fantastic dives per day including the choice between sunset- or night dive (only 3 dives on day 5)

 

Liveaboard Cruise Options / Itinerary 2 Days / 2 Nights 3 Days / 2 Nights 5 Days 5 Nights
Depart: Day 0 Depart: Day 3 Depart: Day 0
Return: Day 2 Return Day 5 Return: Day 5
DAY 0 At 16:00 departure with M/V OKTAVIA.      
Overnight at Similan 4      
DAY 1 Similan 4-7      
Overnight at Similan 4      
DAY 2 Similan 7-9 Return trip with speedboat 15:00. Arrive Khao Lak at 17:00.    
Overnight at Similan 8      
DAY 3 Similan 9, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai   Departure with Speedboat at 08:00. Arrive at MV Oktavia at 09:30.  
Overnight at Koh Tachai      
DAY 4 KohTachai,      
Surin Islands
Overnight at Surin Islands      
DAY 5 Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock      
Return with M/V OKTAVIA.     Arrival in Khao Lak at 18:30

 

 

SY Ruby Schedule

SY Ruby charter yacht Thailand

 

SY Ruby is a yacht charter and as such does not have particular schedules.

To book this luxurious crewed yacht charter for your scuba diving adventures contact us at Island Cruises. We offer the best live aboard diving packages in Thailand.

 

 

MV Flying Seahorse

M/V Flying-Seahorse Live aboard Thailand The Dive BoatThe M/V Flying Seahorse was completely renewed in 2009. The motto of this liveaboard crew is “You come as a guest and leave as a friend.” and from what we heard until now, this is a fact, more than a promise. Nitrox is included in all liveaboard diving activities for free! The two compressors, at the back of the boat, provide our divers with fresh and clean air.

The M/V Flying Seahorse offers 5 cabins in 2 categories on the main deck of the boat. Three of these cabins are equipped with double-beds with air conditioning and four cabins are 2 bunks bed cabins with air conditioning. All cabins are equipped with 220V power sockets for you to reload rechargeable batteries of your cameras or torches. Electricity on board is available 24/7. The kitchen is located at the back of the main deck.

MV Flying Seahorse Live aboard Thailand - The Dive PlatformThe wet area and the diving platform offer a lot of space for divers and you can keep all your equipments there. Two toilet and shower- cabins with hot water, and two more freshwater showers on the diving platform improve your comfort here. Two Nitrox compressors provide fresh and clean air for the 20 tanks aboard. The boat is equipped with the, for Thailand usual 12 liter aluminum tanks, and offers both, INT and DIN valves on the tanks. The two boat boys, both from Thailand, will be there for you at all times. They will help you to get geared up, they will assist you when you enter the water and they will be there when you get back on the boat after diving.

The upper deck of the M/V Flying Seahorse offers a wide, open area where the meals are served and where you always find fresh coffee, tea, and most important; drinking water and electrolyte drinks to keep you hydrated at all times. Possibilities to have a look at your underwater pictures and movies are provided up here here as well. Talking about food; breakfast will be served after the first morning dive. On the buffet you will find fresh toast, bread, eggs in any style you like them, sausages, ham, fresh coffee and tea. Thai food and European food are both available for lunch and dinner. Arrangements for vegetarians can be made and the kitchen can also provide less spicy dishes. Please let us know in the contact form if you have any special food wishes or requirements.

 

Itinerary

2 Day Trip South: 2 Days/ 1 Night – 6 Dives

Day 1: Ko Ha Islands/ 2 day dives & 1 night dive
Day 2: Hin Daeng & Hin Muang – Ko Ha / 3 day dives

4 Day Trip South & North: 4 Days/ 3 Nights – 14 Dives

Day 1: Ko Bida Yai, Ko Bida Noi, Phi Phi Palong / 2 day dives & 1 night dive
Day 2: King Cruiser, Shark Point, Anemone Reef, Hin Bida / 3 day dives & 1 sunset dive
Day 3: Ko Ha Islands/ 3 day dives & 1 night dive
Day 4: Hin Daeng & Hin Muang – Ko Ha / 3 day dives

5 Day Special Trip to Similan: 5 Days/ 4 Nights – 17 Divesok,

Day 1: Ko Bida, Anemone Reef, Ko Doc Mai / 2 day dives & 1 sunset dive
Day 2: Similan Islands, Koh Bon / 3 day dives & 1 night dive
Day 3: Ko Tachai, Richelieu Rock / 3 day dives & 1 night dive
Day 4: Ko Bon, Similan Islands / 3 day dives
Day 5: King Cruiser, Shark Point, Phi Phi / 3 day dives

7 Day Special Similan & Hin Daeng: 7 Days/ 6 Nights – 23 Dives

Day 1: Ko Ha Islands 2 day dives & 1 night dive
Day 2: Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 3 day dives
Day 3: Koh Bida, Koh Doc Mai, Similan Islands 2 day dives & 1 night dive
Day 4: Similan Islands, Ko Bon / 3 day dives & 1 night dive
Day 5: Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock / 3 day dives & 1 sunset dive
Day 6: Koh Bon, Similan Islands / 3 day dives
Day 7: King Cruiser, Shark Point, Phi Phi Island / 3 day dives

 

 

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 Giamani Schedule

SCHEDULE 2009-2010
MONTH
CRUISE CODE
DATES
              DIVE AREAS
DAYS / NIGHTS
APRIL
GI28
09 Apr – 11 Apr

Special Southern Trip Hin Daeng, Hin Muang & Phi Phi

2 / 2
GI29
12 Apr – 16 Apr
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI30
19 Apr – 23 Apr
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI31
24 Apr – 30 Apr
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
6 / 6

 

SCHEDULE 2010-2011
MONTH
CRUISE CODE
DATES
              DIVE AREAS
DAYS / NIGHTS
NOVEMBER
GI01

02 Nov – 06 Nov

Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
G102
07 Nov -11 Nov
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI03
12 Nov – 16 Nov
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI04
17 Nov – 21 Nov
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI05
22 Nov – 26 Nov
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI06
27 Nov – 06 Dec
Thailand & Burma
9 / 9
DECEMBER

GI07

07 Dec- 11 Dec
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI08
12 Dec – 16 Dec
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI09
17 Dec – 21 Dec
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI10
22 Dec – 28 Dec
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
6 / 6
GI11
29 Dec – 04 Jan
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
6 / 6
JANUARY
GI12
05 Jan – 09 Jan
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI13
10 Jan – 14 Jan
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI14
15 Jan – 19 Jan
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI15
20 Jan – 29 Jan
Thailand & Burma
9 / 9
GI16
30 Jan – 03 Feb
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
FEBRUARY
GI17
04 Feb – 08 Feb
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI18
09 Feb – 13 Feb
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI19
14 Feb – 23 Feb
Thailand & Burma
9 / 9
GI20
24 Feb – 28 Feb
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
MARCH
GI21
01 Mar – 05 Mar
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI22
11 Mar – 19 Mar
Andaman Islands (India) – NEW DESTINATION
8 / 8
GI23
20 Mar – 28 Mar
Andaman Islands (India) – NEW DESTINATION
8 / 8
GI24
29 Mar – 06 Apr
Andaman Islands (India) – NEW DESTINATION
8 / 8
APRIL
GI25
10 Apr – 14 Apr
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI26
15 Apr – 19 Apr
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI27
20 Apr – 24 Apr
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI28
25 Apr – 29 Apr
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4
GI29
30 Apr – 04 May
Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4 / 4