S/Y Diva Andaman (Diva Marine)

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Destination: Thailand

Similan and Burma (6 to 18 nights) | From $308++/night

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S/Y Diva Andaman Quick Pitch

The S/Y Diva Andaman offers luxury cruises through the Similan and Mergui Archipelago aboard a classic sailing yacht. This liveaboard has 7 staterooms accommodating up to 14 divers.

 

Location

The Similan-Richelieu itinerary starts and ends at Thap Lamu. The Mergui itinerary starts and ends at Ranong. 

 

Dive Overview

The Thai islands are known for widely varied underwater terrain, friendly fish, and diverse marine life, with warm water throughout the year. Marine life includes soft and hard corals, fields of anemones, nudibranchs, harlequin shrimp, cuttlefish and seahorses, plus regular sightings of mantas, zebra sharks, and the legendary whale shark.

[See: Thailand Dive Travel Guide & Andaman Dive Travel Guide]

 

Check Out This Awesome Video of a Past Similan Islands + Richelieu Rock Trip aboard the Diva Andaman

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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S/Y Diva Andaman Cabin Details

This liveaboard has 7 staterooms for up to 14 passengers: 4 double cabins, 1 triple cabin with double beds and a bunk, and 2 twin cabins. All cabins are equipped with ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning, LCD TVs and DVD players.

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Double and twin cabins respectively

 

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General Facilities

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Air-conditioned saloon & indoor dining. Outdoor dining area also available.

 

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Sun deck (L) and foredeck (R)

 

S/Y Diva Andaman Features

  • Spacious air-conditioned saloon with TV, Library, Sound System
  • 200 sqm deck space & sun deck
  • Fine cuisine, all-inclusive
  • Indoor and outdoor dining
  • Free hot and cold beverages
  • Complimentary champagne
  •  Camera station
  • 2 large dive tenders & 4 kayaks
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Thai massage
  • Complimentary activities
  • Nitrox (200 THB per fill)
 

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Food & Drinks Aboard S/Y Diva Andaman

The meals aboard the Diva Andaman are all-inclusive and include a vast variety of fine Thai, Asian and international cuisine. A good selection of wine, beer, cocktails, liquors and cigars are also available to complete your evenings. Take a look at the sample menu and food below to have a good idea of how amazing the meals are aboard the Diva Andaman.

 

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S/Y Dive Andaman Deck Plan

  • SUN DECK: The perfect place to dine and relax. Features an outdoor dining, ample lounge chairs and a kayak storage.
  • MAIN DECK: This is where you will spend most of your day. You will find the dive platform, saloon, galley, wheelhouse, foredeck & outdoor dining.
  • LOWER DECK: This is where all the passenger cabins are located. You will also find the crew cabins and engine room on this deck.

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Schedule & Rates

The actual rates are based in THB. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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2019 Schedule & Rates

Prices are per person and all inclusive except air ticket, immigration visa and national park fees, beer, wine, liquors, Thai traditional massage and Nitrox. National Park and Immigration Fees: Burma: 250 USD per Person - Thailand: 2,000 THB per Person.

Departure Date (Time)

Return Date (Time)

Cruise Type

Price PP (THB)

Availability

26-10-2019 (18:00)

01-11-2019 (9:00)

Charter Cruise

94,160

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03-11-2019 (13:00)

09-11-2019 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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10-11-2019 (18:00)

16-11-2019 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

103,790

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17-11-2019 (18:00)

23-11-2019 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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24-11-2019 (18:00)

30-11-2019 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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01-12-2019 (13:00)

07-12-2019 (9:00)

Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

103,790

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08-12-2019 (18:00)

14-12-2019 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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15-12-2019 (18:00)

21-12-2019 (9:00)

Available for Charter

94,160

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22-12-2019 (18:00)

28-12-2019 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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29-12-2019 (13:00)

04-01-2020 (9:00)

Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

103,790

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2020 Schedule & Rates

Prices are per person and all inclusive except air ticket, immigration visa and national park fees, beer, wine, liquors, Thai traditional massage and Nitrox. National Park and Immigration Fees: Burma: 250 USD per Person - Thailand: 2,000 THB per Person.

Departure Date (Time)

Return Date (Time)

Cruise Type

Price PP (THB)

Availability

05-01-2020 (18:00)

11-01-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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12-01-2020 (18:00)

18-01-2020 (9:00)

Available for Charter

94,160

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19-01-2020 (18:00)

25-01-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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26-01-2020 (13:00)

01-02-2020 (9:00)

Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

103,790

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02-02-2020 (18:00)

08-02-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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09-02-2020 (18:00)

15-02-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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16-02-2020 (18:00)

22-02-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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23-02-2020 (13:00)

29-02-2020 (9:00)

Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

103,790

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01-03-2020 (18:00)

07-03-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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08-03-2020 (18:00)

14-03-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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05-04-2020 (18:00)

11-04-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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15-04-2020 (18:00)

03-05-2020 (9:00)

Andamans Dive Cruise (18 D /18 N)

176,550

Full

01-11-2020 (18:00)

07-11-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)

94,160

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08-11-2020 (18:00)

14-11-2020 (9:00)

Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7D / 6N)

94,160

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22-11-2020 (13:00)28-11-2020 (9:00)Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)103,790Email Us
29-11-2020 (18:00)05-12-2020 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
06-12-2020 (18:00)12-12-2020 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
13-12-2020 (13:00)19-12-2020 (9:00)Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)103,790Email Us
20-12-2020 (18:00)26-12-2020 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
27-12-2020 (18:00)02-01-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us

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2021 SCHEDULE & RATES

Prices are per person and all-inclusive except air ticket, immigration visa and national park fees, beer, wine, liquors, Thai traditional massage and Nitrox. National Park and Immigration Fees: Burma: 250 USD per Person - Thailand: 2,000 THB per Person.

Departure Date (Time)Return Date (Time)Cruise TypePrice PP (THB)Availability
03-01-2021 (13:00)09-01-2021 (9:00)Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)103,790Email Us
10-01-2021 (18:00)16-01-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
17-01-2021 (18:00)23-01-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
24-01-2021 (13:00)30-01-2021 (9:00)Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)103,790Email Us
31-01-2021 (18:00)06-02-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
07-02-2021 (18:00)13-02-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
14-02-2021 (18:00)20-02-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
21-02-2021 (18:00)27-02-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
28-02-2021 (18:00)06-03-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
07-03-2021 (13:00)13-03-2021 (9:00)Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)103,790Email Us
14-03-2021 (18:00)20-03-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
21-03-2021 (18:00)27-03-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
28-03-2021 (13:00)03-04-2021 (9:00)Mergui Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)103,790Email Us
04-04-2021 (18:00)10-04-2021 (9:00)Similans - Richelieu Dive Cruise (7 D / 6 N)94,160Email Us
15-04-2021 (18:00)03-05-2021 (9:00)Andamans Dive Cruise (18 D /18 N)176,550Full

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Inclusions

  • All meals and snacks (fine Asian and international gourmet cuisine including lobster, foie gras, etc.)
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottle of Champagne per cabin
  • Insurance covering accidents on board
  • Leisure equipment
  • Access to our business lounge while waiting for boarding or checkout
  • Snorkeling equipment and 4 single kayaks
  •  Scuba diving equipment (certification is required)
  • Dive computers and torches included
  • English speaking trip leader
  • Transport from and to the hotel or airport day of departure and return
  • 3 meals daily, soft drinks, snacks, towels, linens, etc.
  • Use of tanks, weights and weight belts, all air fills

 

Exclusions

  • Thai National Park fees (2000 THB)
  • Burma Entrance fees $250 US
  • Burma/Mergui entry requirements
  • Ranong transfers for Mergui trips
  • Nitrox (200 THB per fills)
  •  Wine, beer, cocktails, liquors and cigars
  • Traditional Thai massage service available on board
  • Service is not charged but tips are encouraged for great service

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Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Similan - Richelieu (6 nights/5 days of diving/20 dives)

  • DAY 1 ~ NO DIVES
  • Departure from Thap Lamu, Phang Nga. Pickups begin around 14:00 from hotels around Phuket. We start in the south and head north to the airport and then off the island at Sarrasin Bridge. 16:00 Boarding at Thap Lamu Pier, north of Phuket. 18:00 Welcome Drink, Safety & Trip Briefing followed by Dinner on Board while sailing to the South Similans
  • DAY 2 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Diving the southern and central Similan Islands
  • DAY 3 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Diving the southern and north Similan Islands
  • DAY 4 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Diving the northern Similan Islands and Koh Bon
  • DAY 5 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Diving at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai
  • DAY 6 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Diving Richelieu Rock and Boonsong Wreck
  • DAYS 7 ~ NO DIVE
  • 06:00 Breakfast on board. 08:00 Disembarking at Thap Lamu Pier near Khao Lak. Transfers to hotel or airport. You may fly today. 
 

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Burma - Myanmar - Mergui (6 nights/5 days of diving/20 dives)  

  • DAY 1 ~ NO DIVES
  • 08:00 Pickups from Phuket Hotels, 1,500 THB
  • 10:00 Pick up from Phuket International (HKT), 1,500 THB
  • 11:30 Pickups from Khao Lak area, 1,500 THB
  • 14:00 to 15:30 Hotel pickups from Ranong areas
  • Transfer to Ranong Pier and boarding
  • 19:00 Dinner on board while cruising to the Mergui Archipelago
  • DAY 2 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Diving all day at Hi Rock (Pineapple Island), Rocky Islands, and Three Islets. Depart for Black Rock.
  • DAY 3 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Diving all day at Black Rock. Depart for Burma Banks
  • DAY 4 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Diving all day at Burma Banks. Depart for Western Rocky.
  • DAY 5 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Diving at Fan Forest Pinnacle and Western Rocky Island.
  • DAY 6 ~ 4 DIVES
  • Four dives at Western Rocky Pinnacle or Northern Rocky. Depart for Thai border at Kawthuang/ Ranong. Arrive about 11PM, sleep in harbor.
  • DAY 7 ~ NO DIVE
  • 07:00 An early breakfast during Burmese and Thai Immigration procedures, pack your bags, and be transported to Ranong for the bus ride back to Khao Lak or Phuket. You may fly today.
 

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Boat Specifications

  • Length: 35 m
  • Beam: 7 m
  • Type: Single hull
  • T: 2.30 m
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots
  • Engine: 1x Marine Cummins 425 HP(KT19)
  • Sound-shielded generators: 2x Northern Lights 40 KVA(MT933)
  • Rigging: Gaff rig schooner (2 masts)
  • Gear Ratio: 3:1 - 4:1

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Reviews (2)

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The following review based on my 3rd experience on the same boat and same ownership I have been used to. Between my 2nd live aboard and 3rd time 5 years has passed by. For people not interesting to read my review to the end here a short summary: Within the years me and my family (we always dove the together, my son, wife and me) have not been on the Diva the overall quality has changed dramatically. From a luxury cruise it once was to a 1 star day trip you wish to reach the end asap.
As my family and me have been on the Diva it was a matter of showing respect to the owner of the boat (Yannick) and summarise our concerns directly to him. Unfortunately the owner had not enough courage to reply back to me and explain the drastically change of quality. For that reason I am writing this review to make the readers aware of that the might expect, if booking a "LUXURY" and expensive cruise on the Diva, the prise for a cabin (and we booked two) is 160.000TBaht (so we paid over 300.00TBaht) for a 6 days cruise. Following text is mainly a copy from my email to the owner, Yannick:
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We decided to spend another cruise on your boat as we have been quite impressed of the luxury standard we have experienced in the past. Even though we have seen the diving sites in Thailand very often your boat was our first choice for diving in Similans again. The price you charge for your cruise now does not reciprocate the quality and the amount of service on your cruise, which you once have offered and have been so proud of.

It is so sad to say, that we all could not see anything from what we have experienced the years before.
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It is one side of the story, if the food quality has changed dramatically on your cruise; Curry for every dinner (really!?); no crabs or lobsters anymore for dinner as promised on a luxury cruise of yours; frozen/old shrimps instead and the same wrinkly oily croissants every day; no room service any more, no change of towels; BUT COCKROACHES on your boat, walking in the cabins and all over the dining table where we all are having our food every day!!!
Despite this I would have thought, that you as the owner and captain of the boat would have at least apologize face to face on the last day to your guests after the rain leaks into our cabins and on our mattresses and we (and all the other guests) needed to find a dry sleeping place by our own.
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I do not know what's happened in the last years and why this boat is still selling "luxury cruises", which it is definitely not true! I wish the owner wakes up and do something, otherwise he will lose the business which you have once been so proud of.
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Dani

Visited on 03/2018 - Submitted on 04/08/2018
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Just returned from 6 days aboard Diva Andaman in Thailand's Similan Islands. Cannot recommend Diva Andaman enough. The wooden sailing boat is gorgeous and with a maximum of 12 guests, you can have as much private time and space as you want. There are private rooms for each guest/couple - we had a large bed with private bathroom and shower, closet and storage space, desk, air conditioning, and soaps were provided. The rooms are all dark wood, and the sheets are made during the day when you're out diving. The meals were delicious, cooked by a Thai chef and two assistants, and you could request special food if your diet requires. Each evening we would dine upstairs under the stars with candlelight - fresh bread and a three course dinner - the most delicious Thai food I've had.

The pace of the day is just right, there's no rushing, 4 dives per day, meals after each dive. The staff is fantastic and ready to help in any way they can. Great dive guides who are passionate and knowledgeable, and very good dive sites. The coral is recovering from the tsunami and bleaching in years past, and the hard coral is making a comeback, which was great to see. We were looking for a ghost pipefish during the trip and mentioned this to the dive guides...the next dive, 30m down, under a ledge, they found one for us! Lots of varieties of fish - tangs and triggers galore, anthias, parrotfish - what was fun was the great abundance. Large groups of tiny schooling fish floating and darting around the reefs. No large fish, other than a school of barracuda, but there have been whale shark and reef shark spottings. Visibility was decent for the area (the guides were complaining about the 45'-60' visibility), but compared to California diving the visibility was fantastic.

There were options to go ashore to visit beaches or hikes, as well as kayaking. Often, we would go snorkeling between dives for a while. Lots of open deck space on the boat to sit in the sun or shade and relax. The last evening the owner, Yannick, and staff opened the champagne bottles and wine and toasted the trip - unbelievably classy... I'm afraid I'm going to be spoiled for life with liveaboards from now on. They even cleaned our gear the last night so it was dry by the time we left.

Visited on 01/2014 - Submitted on 02/04/2014

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