5 days / 5 nights - 19 dives - Oktavia


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Similan islands liveaboard boat MV Oktavia

 

The 5 days / 5 nights Similan islands diving liveaboard cruises among the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock where you make 19 dives.

A typical day onboard the Similan islands liveaboard M/V Oktavia

An early bird breakfast (tea/coffee and toast) is served at 06:30. This is followed at 07:30 by the first dive at the Similan islands. You return to the boat around 08:30 for the main breakfast. Feast on fried, boiled or scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, bread, lots of fresh fruit, and more! After breakfast most people either relax on the sun deck, take a nap in their cabins, enjoy a talk with fellow guests, tag along on a beach run or an Similan islands excursion, or go for a snorkel session on their own. 

At around 11:30 it is time for our second organized dive . This is followed by lunch. Choose from 3-4 delicious Thai and Western dishes. We promise you won't lose and weight while cruising with M/V OKTAVIA! After lunch it is once again time to work hard - continue reading in the hammock, tanning on sun deck, napping in the cabin bunk, snorkeling in the warm and clear water, or some other grueling activity.

The third organized dive and snorkel session is scheduled for around 15:00. After that we serve some snacks and fresh fruits. The following couple of hours are perfect for more relaxation on board or on the beach, looking in fish guides, a swim or snorkel session on your own, or whatever else you feel up to. Just don't miss the sunset at around 18:00 - it is extremely beautiful!

Around 19:00 it is time for a night dive for the ones that still want more diving. Dinner is served at 20:00. The rest of evening we sit around talking over over a couple of cold Singha Beers, perhaps looking at someone's digital photos from the days' diving or snorkling sessions, playing a game, or watching a movie on the flat screen TV. Having a wonderful time makes you tired, so most people head for their cabins and bunks at around 22:00. Some head for the sun deck to sleep under the stars. Try it - you'll love it!

The Similan islands liveaboard MV Oktavia is a spacious liveaboard with maximum 20 guest onboard.

Itinerary

 

Departure Day
15.45 -16.45  PM Pick up from your accommodation on Phuket or in Khao Lak  
17.00  PM   Arrival at the liveaboard , checking in
17.15  PM   Safety briefing, equipment check
20.00  PM   Dinner buffet
 
Day 1 : 4 Dives
06.30 AM   Wakeup call 
                 Light Breakfast
07.15 AM   Dive Briefing
07.30 AM   Dive 1 # Anita's Reef
09.00 AM   Full breakfast and time to relax
10.30 AM   Dive 2 # West of Eden
12.00 PM   Thai and Western Lunch buffet, time to relax and beach walk
14.30 PM   Dive 3 # Stone Henge
15.30 PM   Time for relaxing : visiting the beach , snorkeling or swimming, fruits and snacks
18.00 PM   Dive 4 # Princess Bay Dusk dive or
19.00 PM   Dive 4 # Princess Bay Night dive
20.30 PM   Dinner buffet and time to relax
 
Day 2 : 4 Dives
06.30 AM   Wakeup call 
                 Light Breakfast
07.15 AM   Dive Briefing
07.30 AM   Dive 5 # Elephant Head Rock
09.00 AM   Full breakfast and time to relax
10.30 AM   Dive 6 # North Point
12.00 PM   Thai and Western Lunch buffet, time to relax and beach walk
14.30 PM   Dive 7 # Breakfast Bend / Turtle Rock
15.30 PM   Time for relaxing : visiting the beach , snorkeling or swimming, fruits and snacks
17.45 PM    Dive 8 # Donald Duck bay / Turtle Rock Dusk dive or
18.30 PM    Dive 8 # Donald Duck bay / Turtle Rock  Night dive
20.30 PM    Dinner buffet and time to relax
 
Day 3 : 4 Dives
06.30 AM   Wakeup call 
                 Light Breakfast
07.15 AM   Dive Briefing
07.30 AM   Dive 9 # Christmas point
09.00 AM   Full breakfast and time to relax
10.30 AM   Dive 10 # Koh Bon
12.00 PM   Thai and Western Lunch buffet, time to relax 
14.30 PM   Dive 11 # Koh Bon
15.30 PM   Time for relaxing : snorkeling or swimming, fruits and snacks
18.00 PM   Dive 12 # Koh Tachai Dusk dive or
19.00 PM   Dive 12 # Koh Tachai Night dive
20.30 PM   Dinner buffet and time to relax
 
Day 4 : 4 Dives
06.30 AM   Wakeup call 
                 Light Breakfast
07.15 AM   Dive Briefing
07.30 AM   Dive 13 # Richelieu Rock
09.00 AM   Full breakfast and time to relax
10.30 AM   Dive 14 # Richelieu Rock
12.00 PM   Thai and Western Lunch buffet, time to relax 
14.30 PM   Dive 15 # Richelieu Rock or Koh Tachai
15.30 PM   Time for relaxing : snorkeling or swimming, fruits and snacks
18.00 PM   Dive 16 # Koh Tachai Dusk dive or
19.00 PM   Dive 16 # Koh Tachai Night dive
20.30 PM   Dinner buffet and time to relax
 
Day 5 : 3 Dives
06.30 AM   Wakeup call 
                 Light Breakfast
07.15 AM   Dive Briefing
07.30 AM   Dive 17 # Koh Tachai
09.00 AM   Full breakfast and time to relax
10.30 AM   Dive 18 # Koh Bon
12.00 PM   Thai and Western Lunch buffet, time to relax
14.30 PM   Dive 19 # Boonsung wreck
16.30 PM   Arrival at Tab Lamub Pier
16.45 PM   Transfer to your accommodation on Phuket or in Khao Lak

Schedule

MV Oktavia 5 days/5 nights

Schedule 2017 - 2018

DEPARTURE    RETURN

17 November 22 November
23 November 28 November
29 November 04 December
05 December 10 December
11 December 16 December
17 December 22 December
23 December 28 December
29 December 03 January
04 January 09 January
10 January 15 January
16 January 21 January
22 January 27 January
28 January 02 February
03 February 08 February
09 February 14 February
15 February 20 February
21 February 26 February
27 February 04 March
05 March 10 March
11 March 16 March
17 March 22 March
23 March 28 March
29 March 03 April
04 April 09 April
10 April 15 April
26 April 01 May

Boat Info

MV Oktavia


Technical Specifications:
 
Length: 27 meters
Width: 5 meters
Hull: wood
Engines: 2 x Hino 350 HP
Generators: 1 x 40 KW 1x 50 KW
Cruising Speed: 8-9 knots
 
Navigation:
- GPS satellite navigation
- Sonar
- Compass
 
Boat Crew: 
        1 Captain
        1 Engineer
        4 Deckhands
        2 Cooks
 
Dive Crew: 
        1 Tour leader
        1 Blender
        4 multilingual Divemaster/Instructors
 
Safety
        VHF Radio
        Emergency
        Oxygen Unit
          Life-raft
          Life-jackets/rings
          First Aid Kit
          Satellite Phones

Prices

MV Oktavia
Blue Ocean Cabin
฿27,900.00
Master cabin with ensuite bahtroom
฿36,900.00

 

Included in the prices are:
  • Transfer from and back to Khao Lak.
  • Sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee on transfer arrivals.
  • All meals, coffee, tea, drinking water, snacks & fruits.
  • Towels and shampoo

Not included in our prices are

  • National park and diving fees
  • Price : 2.000.- Baht
  • Full set of diving equipment : regulator, short wetsuit, bcd, pressure gauge, depth gauge, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, tank, weightbelt  
  • Price 2.500.- Baht ( 500.- Baht per day )

 

 

Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

The Similan islands, Koh Bon , Koh Tachai and Richelieu rock are parts of Marine National parks.

The parks are open from the 15th of October till the 15th of May. From the 16th of May till the 14th of October the National parks are closed. Visiting the islands or dive sites is not allowed.

From the of May to the beginning of October the  Southwest Monsoon comes to Thailand from the Indian Ocean and impacts the Andaman Coast. Then the sea waters of the Andaman Coast are disturbed, weather conditions can change very quickly and high waves can make travelling at sea quit a challenge. 

For the 2 days – 1 nights liveaboard trip there is a pick up service for the Khao Lak area.

For the 3 days – 3 nights, 4 days – 4 days and 5 days – 5 nights liveaboard trip there is a pick up service for the Khao Lak area and the major tourist towns on Phuket, including Phuket  airport.

From Bangkok you can take flight to Phuket airport  and from there a taxi to Khao Lak. It’s also possible to take a night bus from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal ( Sai Tai Mai Bus station)  to Khao Lak which takes about an 11 hours .

From Koh Samui, Koh Phang an and Kao Tao you can take a ferry to Surthani and from there the bus Khao Lak.

From Phuket  you can take a bus to Khao Lak. The bus starts at Phuket town bus station and it takes about  2 -2 1/2 hours to Khao Lak.

The maximum depth permitted on all trips is 30 meters, 99 feet for Open Water Divers with the Deep Adventure Dive certification, Advanced Divers, Rescue Divers, Divemasters and Instructors.

Open Water Divers without any additional Deep training will not be permitted to dive deeper than 18 meters, 59 feet.

The maximum depth for Junior open water divers 10 or 11 years old is 12 meters. The maximum depth for junior open water divers 12 years and older is 18 meters.

The maximum depth for Junior advanced open water divers between the age of 12 and 14 years old is 21 meters.

 

Yes, all meals are included in the price as well as coffee, tea and water. Th meals are served in buffet style. Vegetarian meals are possible . During the day fruits are served. All other drinks ordered have to be paid separately.