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Liveaboard

Diving on a liveaboard is the best way to explore those beautiful dive sites that Thailand has to offer. You donˈt have to spend too much time of your vacation traveling from the main land to the dive sites every morning but to wake up, have light breakfast and ready to jump. What you just have to do on the liveaboard is dive, eat, sleep and repeat that.

Each year, apart from teaching scuba diving courses and fun diving in Phuket, we also organize liveaboard trip to the best dive sites of Thailand like the Similan, Richellieu Rock and Hin Daeng Hin Muang.

          

Our Vessel

MV Gentle Giant is a 27 m. long and 6 m. wide wooden boat and can accommodate 20 divers in fully air-conditioned twin shared cabins.  With our master cabins, we can serve also couples while standard cabins serve divers with the same gender.  All our cabins are en-suited with shower and toilet.  When you are done with diving, you can also enjoy your time watching hundreds of movies with a 55” screen TV equipped with a full home theatre video and audio system in a comfortable fully air-conditioned saloon.

There is always ample space for you to enjoy your free time on board.  Our spacious sundeck will offer those who want to enjoy the sunlight and sea breeze of the Andaman sea.

Overview

              ♦ 1 En-suite master cabin

                 1 En-suite deluxe cabin

              ♦ 8 En-suite standard cabins

              ♦ All cabins with sea view

              ♦ 1 safety box provided in each cabin

              ♦ 2 saperate shower and toilets

              ♦ 4 x 4 meters air-conditioned saloon equipped with full home theatre system.

 

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Technical Specification

                               Length             : 27 meters

                               Width              : 6 meters

                               Main engines : Hino x 2

                               Generator       : 3 x 40 Kw

                               Compressors  : 2 Coltri-sub

 

Fuel Capacity  : 9,000 L

Fresh Water    : 14,000 L

Power outlet   : 220 Volts

Navigation       : GPS, Radar, Sonar

Emergency      : First aid kit, Fire extinguisher, Life jackets,  Life raft.

OUR TRIP

Most of the divers who come to Thailand for diving must have already been familiar with the famous Similan islands which is located at North Andaman sea but do you know that South Andaman sea also have some fantastic dive sites such as Koh Haa and Hin Daeng Hin Muang.  It is becoming more well known and popular in the past few years among divers.  Giant pelagic such as whaleshark and mantas can also be spotted from time to time.  Coral reef and fish life are still healthy due to less tourists that visit here.

Most liveaboard operators run trips to the Similan islands while a few run trips either to the Similan islands or Hin Daeng Hin Muang.  This is because of the extra fuel expense that is required to cover the distance between the north and south Andaman sea.  But as to make our trip unique and special, we run trip to both north and south Andaman in just one single trip (Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Koh Haa, Hin Daeng Hin Muang, King Cruiser Wreck and so on).  Our trip normally takes 6 days 5 nights with total of 18 dives.  So with our trip schedule, you can enjoy both north and south Andaman’s best dive sites within just one single trip.

our upcoming trips (2018/2019)

 For this coming season, we have total 10 trips that you can choose that best fit your holiday.

 

Trip No.

Destination

Departure

Return

Availability

1

Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang

18-Nov-18

23-Nov-18

Yes

2

Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang

6-Dec-18

11-Dec-18

Yes
3

 Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang

24-Dec-1829-Dec-182

4

Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang

5-Jan-19

10-Jan-19

Yes

5

Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang

19-Feb-19

24-Feb-19

Yes
6Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang3-Mar-198-Mar-19Yes

7

Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang

27-Mar-19

1-Apr-19

Yes

8

Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang

8-Apr-19

13-Apr-19 

Full
9Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang20-Apr-19

25-Apr-19

Yes

10

Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang26-Apr-191-May-19Yes
 

 

TRIP ITINERARY

              Similan-Richelieu-Hin Dang Hin Muang (6D/5N)

 

                            ♦ Day 1 (19:00-19:15) – pick up customers from hotel to MV Gentle Giant, cruising to North Andaman.

 

                            ♦ Day 2 – 4 dives at Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai

 

                            ♦ Day 3 – 4 dives at Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai

 

                            ♦ Day 4 – 3 dives at Koh Bon, Similan and cruise to South Andaman after 3rd dive.

 

                            ♦ Day 5 – 4 dives at Koh Haa, Hin Daeng Hin Muang

 

                            ♦ Day 6 – 3 dives at Phi Phi island, King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point, and disembark the boat back to hotel around 17:00

 

                 Total 18 dives

TRIP PRICE

 

 

 

Master Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Standard Cabin

Diver

37,500 baht

35,500 baht

34,500 baht

Non Diver

33,750 baht

31,950 baht

31,050 baht

 

 

              Price includes:

                              < 5 nights accommodation onboard total 18 dives.

                              < 3 main meals daily

                              < Snack,  coffee, tea, soft drinks and drinking water.

                              < Towel, shampoo and soap.

                              < 12 L tank, weight belt, weight.

                              < Transfer from Phuket hotels or Phuket airport to boat on the day of trip departure and arrival.

                              < Professional dive guide with ratio of 5 divers maximum per 1 dive guide.

 

              Not includes :

                              < National park fees (2,500 baht for 3 National Parks and 5 diving days) to be paid onboard.

                              < Alcohol drinks

                              < Equipment rental

                                     < BCD 250 baht/day

                                     < Regulator 250 baht/day

                                     < Wetsuit 100 baht/day

                                     < Mask 100 baht/day

                                     < Fin 100 baht/day  

                        Full set 500 baht/day

               Extras : < NTX 200 baht/tank 

                              < 15 L Tank 150 baht/tank (2,700 baht for the whole trip)

                              < Dive computer 250 baht/day

                              < Torch 50 baht/dive

 

Our past trips

  Below are some of our liveaboard trips that we had organized in the last 3 years.  Come and join us and have great time as we do.

Losin 2016

Egypt

Losin 2017

Palau

Similan 2018

Similan 2017