5 days / 5 nights - 19 dives - 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.
MV Oktavia 5 days/5 nights
Schedule 2016 - 2017
Location & Dive Sites
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.
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.
This was my first liveaboard trip , was a bit nervous to be on a boat for 4 days but realy loved it. Thanks to the the helpful crew and patient dive staff. Good luck and maybe see you in the future again.
Paul Miltenburg, Belgium,
January 29, 2017
Thanks for the great trip. Special thanks for the cook , the food was yummieeee..
Joan , Ireland,
January 27, 2017
Bedankt voor de tip
Hartelijk bedankt voor de liveaboard tip. Richelieu rock was inderdaad het toppunt van onze trip. Veel succes in Khao Lak
Michel de Veer, Netherlands,
January 23, 2017
Richelieu rock is the best
We did a trip to Richelieu rock and we loved it. For sure the best dive site we dived in Thailand. We will be back next year
Max, United Kingdom,
January 21, 2017
Plenty of rain
I booked a liveaboard trip. In the emails was said that January a good time was for the diving,with sunny skies and flat seas. We didn’t see the sunny skies but had plenty of rain during the trip. It spoiled the experience but I must say the staff did their best to make the best out it and the dives were still great. I’ll next trip again with you, hopefully can order some better weather.
Kunal, Russian Federation,
January 17, 2017