MV Oktavia Liveaboard

 

Destination: Thailand

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock (2-5 Nights) From $214/night

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MV Oktavia Quick Pitch

Swedish owned and operated, MV Oktavia offers fantastic Similan Island, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock cruises for the whole family; fantastic diving and snorkeling, frequent runs to stunningly beautiful islands for beach activities, and adventurous excursions.

 

Location

Oktavia's trips leave from a port called Thap Lamu north of Phuket.

 

Dive Overview

The Thai islands and the Andaman Sea 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.

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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MV Oktavia Accommodation Overview

MV Oktavia has Blue Ocean Cabins (6 x double bed, 5 x bunk bed, 2 x triple berths) and Master Suites (x 2). Her nine standard cabins (called "Blue Ocean") are roomy, tidy and neat, come equipped with central air-conditioning as well as a fan, and have large windows offering plenty of natural light and a wonderful view of the Andaman Sea and the islands. The four fully-tiled shared bathroom and shower combinations are of European style and standard and come equipped with hot water showers. The two Master Suites, have double beds, a reading and lounge chair (pipe smoking only allowed outside, but bring your slippers), and private bathrooms.

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Standard triple, standard twin & Standard double cabins cabins    

 

Blue Ocean Cabin Amenities

  • Central air-conditioning and individually controlled fan
  • Shared fully tiled WC of European style and standard with hot water shower
  • Cabinet space for storing belongings
  • Large panoramic windows

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Master Cabin Double Bed & TV  

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Master Cabin Closet & Lounge Chairs  

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Master Cabin Bathroom

 

Master Suite Amenities

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning and fan
  • En-suite fully-tiled and spacious bathroom with hot water shower
  • Closet and cabinet space for storing clothes and belongings
  • Large double bed
  • Large panoramic windows
  • Hardwood floors
  • Desk with chair
  • Lounge chair with footstool
  • 25 sqm in size

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General Facilities

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The Upper Deck & Outdoor Seating  

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The dive facilities  

 

MV Oktavia Boat Features

  • Four Bathrooms & Showers
  • Expansive Leisure Deck Area
  • Large Open Air Saloon, Dining & Social Area
  • Twin, Double, Triple and Quad Cabins
  • Covered Outdoor Dining
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • LCD TV, Media PC, Bar
  • 20,000 Liters Fresh Water
  • Satellite Phone, Mobile Phone, CB Radio
  • Child-Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly

 

MV Oktavia Dive Facilities

  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • You will be assigned your own space where you can keep your gear
  • Swim Platform, with two ladders for easy and quick access to the boat after diving or swimming
  • Two additional showers to use for a quick rinse after getting out of the water
  • The Dive Deck and the Swim Platform also provide a good place for fishing

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Food & Drinks Aboard MV Oktavia

MV Oktavia features delicious buffets with Thai as well as Western dishes. Snacks are available all day and they also offer free hot beverages.

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MV Oktavia Liveaboard Deck Plan

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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 - 2020

Rates


2019 Schedule

Destinations

Dates

Day+Night

Availability

Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 Dives

Oct 23-27

4+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 Dives

Oct 28 - Nov 1

4+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 Dives

Nov 2-6

4+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 Dives

Nov 7-11

4+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 Dives

Nov 12-16

4+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Nov 17-22

5+5

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Similan Islands - 7 Dives

Nov 17-19

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Nov 20-22

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Nov 23-28

5+5

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Similan Islands - 7 Dives

Nov 23-25

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Nov 26-28

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Nov 29 - Dec 4

5+5

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Similan Islands - 7 Dives

Nov 29 - Dec 1

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Dec 2-4

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Dec 5-10

5+5

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Similan Islands - 7 Dives

Dec 5-7

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Dec 8-10

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Dec 11-16

5+5

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Similan Islands - 7 Dives

Dec 11-13

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Dec 14-16

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Dec 17-22

5+5

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Dec 23-28

5+5

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Dec 29 - Jan 3

5+5

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2020 Schedule

Destinations

Dates

Day+Night

Availability

Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Jan 4-9

5+5

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Jan 10-15

5+5

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 7 Dives

Jan 10-12

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Jan 13-15

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Jan 16-21

5+5

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 7 Dives

Jan 16-18

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Jan 19-21

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Jan 22-27

5+5

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Jan 28 - Feb 2

5+5

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Koh Similans - 7 Dives

Jan 28-30

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Jan 31 - Feb 2

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Feb 3-8

5+5

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Koh Similans - 7 Dives

Feb 3-5

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Feb 6-8

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Feb 9-14

5+5

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Koh Similans - 7 Dives

Feb 9-11

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 Dives

Feb 12-14

3+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 Dives

Feb 15-20

5+5

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Koh Similans - 7 Dives

Feb 15-17

2+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 DivesFeb 18-203+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 DivesFeb 21-265+5

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Koh Similans - 7 DivesFeb 21-232+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 DivesFeb 24-263+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 DivesFeb 27 - Mar 35+5

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Koh Similans - 7 DivesFeb 27-292+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 DivesMar 1-33+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 DivesMar 5-105+5

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Koh Similans - 7 DivesMar 5-72+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 DivesMar 8-103+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 DivesMar 11-165+5

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Koh Similans - 7 DivesMar 11-132+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 DivesMar 14-162+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 DivesMar 17-225+5

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Koh Similans - 7 DivesMar 17-192+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 DivesMar 20-223+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 DivesMar 23-285+5

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Koh Similans - 7 DivesMar 23-252+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 DivesMar 26-283+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 DivesMar 29-35+5

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Koh Similans - 7 DivesMar 29-312+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 DivesApr 1-33+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 DivesApr 4-95+5

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Koh Similans - 7 DivesApr 4-62+2

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Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 10 DivesApr 7-93+2

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 19 DivesApr 10-155+5

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 DivesApr 16-204+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 DivesApr 21-254+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 DivesApr 26-304+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 DivesMay 1-54+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 DivesMay 6-104+4

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Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock - 15 DivesMay 11-154+4

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MV Oktavia Rates

All prices are in THB and based on sleeping in Blue Ocean Cabins, which are available in either Double Bed or Twin Bunk arrangements. Please refer to the Optional Additional Costs if you would like to upgrade to either a Master Cabin or Single Occupancy of a Double/Twin Cabin.

 

5D5N Cruise Rates

Guest

Cruise Price

National Park Fees

Equipment Rental

Total Cruise Price

Diver (10 years+)

27,900

2,700

2,900

33,500

Snorkeler (13 years+)

20,925

1,500

FREE

22,425

Jr. Snorkeler (7-12 years)

15,700

900

FREE

16,600

Infant Guests (3-6 years)

10,460

900

FREE

11,360

 

3D2N Cruise Rates

Guest

Cruise Price

National Park Fees

Equipment Rental

Total Cruise Price

Diver (10 years+)

21,500

2,300

1,700

25,500

Snorkeler (13 years+)

16,125

1,500

FREE

17,625

Jr. Snorkeler (7-12 years)

12,100

900

FREE

13,000

Infant Guests (3-6 years)

Cruise option not available

 

4D4N Cruise Rates

Guest

Cruise Price

National Park Fees

Equipment Rental

Total Cruise Price

Diver (10 years+)

23,900

2,500

2,300

28,700

Snorkeler (13 years+)

17,925

1,500

FREE

19,425

Jr. Snorkeler (7-12 years)

13,450

900

FREE

14,350

Infant Guests (3-6 years)

8,965

900

FREE

9,865

 

2D2N Cruise Rates

Guest

Cruise Price

National Park Fees

Equipment Rental

Total Cruise Price

Diver (10 years+)

14,300

900

1,100

16,300

Snorkeler (13 years+)

12,500

500

FREE

13,000

Jr. Snorkeler (7-12 years)

9,500

300

FREE

9,800

Infant Guests (3-6 years)

Cruise option not available

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Optional Additional Costs

Cabin

Price

Blue Ocean Single Occupancy

add 33% to the cruise price

Master Cabins (based on 2 guests sharing)

2,000/day/guest

Master Cabin Single Occupancy

3,000/day

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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 & Destinations


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2D2N: Similan Islands Itinerary

These trips will depart from Thap Lamu north of Phuket near Khao Lak. Transfers are included in the price from Phuket and Khao Lak hotels. Speedboat transfers for the two-day and three-day trips are 1,000 THB each. These charges are paid in cash upon boarding the liveaboard.

  • Departure
  • 13:30 Begin guest pick up from hotels in Phuket
  • 14:30 Pick up from Phuket International Airport
  • 16:00 Depart from Thap Lamu, dinner on board
  • No diving
  • Day 1
  • Diving at Similan Islands #4 through #7
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 2
  • 07:00 Diving at Similan Islands #7
  • 11:00 Diving at Similan Islands#8
  • 13:30 Diving at Similan Islands #8
  • 15:00 Depart Similan by speedboat
  • 17:00 Arrive Thap Lamu, depart for Phuket or Khao Lak
  • ~3 dives
 

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3D2N: Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock Itinerary

These trips will depart from Thap Lamu north of Phuket near Khao Lak. Transfers are included in the price from Phuket and Khao Lak hotels. Speedboat transfers for the two-day and three-day trips are 1,000 THB each. These charges are paid in cash upon boarding the liveaboard.

  • Day 1 ~3 dives
  • 05:30 Pick up guests from hotels in Phuket
  • 06:30 Pick up from Khao Lak hotels
  • 08:00 Depart Thap Lamu for Similan Islands
  • 10:30 First Dive @ Similan #8
  • 14:30 Second Dive at Similan #9
  • 19:30 Night Dive at Similan #8 or #9
  • Day 2 ~4 dives
  • Diving at Koh Bon & Koh Tachai. Sleep at Tachai, early departure for Richelieu Rock.
  • Day 3 ~3 dives
  • Diving at Richelieu Rock & Boon Sung Wreck
  • 18:00 Arrive at Thap Lamu Pier, depart for Khao Lak or Phuket
 

 

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5D5N: Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock Itinerary

These trips will depart from Thap Lamu north of Phuket near Khao Lak. Transfers are included in the price from Phuket and Khao Lak hotels. There is no speedboat charge for this itinerary, since you leave with the liveaboard and return with the liveaboard boat.

  • Day 1
  • Diving at Similan Islands #4 through #7, including night dive.
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 2
  • Diving at Similan Islands #7 & #8.
  • ~4 dives 
  • Day 3
  • Diving at Similan Islands #8 & #9.
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 4
  • Diving at Koh Bon & Koh Tachai. Sleep at Tachai, early departure for Richelieu Rock.
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 5
  • Diving at Richelieu Rock & Boon Sung Wreck
  • 18:00 Arrive at Thap Lamu Pier, depart for Khao Lak or Phuket
  • ~3 dives

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4D4N: Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock Itinerary

These trips will depart from Thap Lamu north of Phuket near Khao Lak. Transfers are included in the price from Phuket and Khao Lak hotels.

  • Departure
  • 13:30 Begin guest pick up from hotels in Phuket
  • 14:30 Pick up from Phuket International Airport
  • 16:00 Depart from Thap Lamu, dinner on board
  • No diving
  • Day 1
  • Diving at Similan Islands #4 through #7, including night dive.
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 2
  • Diving at Similan Islands #8 & #9.
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 3
  • Diving at Koh Bon & Koh Tachai. Sleep at Tachai, early departure for Richelieu Rock.
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 4
  • Diving at Richelieu Rock & Boon Sung Wreck
  • 18:00 Arrive at Thap Lamu Pier, depart for Khao Lak or Phuket
  • ~3 dives
 

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Boat Specifications

  • LOA: 29.5m /100ft
  • Cruising speed: 8 knots
  • Beam: 5.8m /19ft
  • Maximum speed: 10 knots
  • Fuel: 7,500 liters
  • Number of guests: 24 persons
  • Water: 20,000 liters
  • Dinghy: 4.7m w/ 40 hp Yamaha
  • Engines: Nissan, 2 x 420 hp
  • Air-conditioning: Central
  • Generators: 2 x 50kW
  • Compressors: Bauer 2 X 250 lpm

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Time Zone: UTC+7
  • Local Currency: THB (Thai Baht)
  • Electricity: 220 volts
  • Language Spoken: Thai & English
  • Payment onboard: Cash (Thai baht)
 

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