MV Oktavia- Similans Liveaboard, Thailand


**Early booking offer - half price equipment rental on selected trips. Contact us for details**


Overview

The MV Oktavia is a large and spacious Thailand liveaboard built in 2003 and then refurbished in 2007. At 29.5 metres in length and 6.5 metres in beam she carries up to a maximum of 20 guests although she actually has the capacity to carry a lot more. This means that there is a lot of free space for guests to relax in between dives.

With both 4 day/4 night and 5 day/5 night trips, she circles from Taplamu pier through the Similans and up to Richelieu Rock before returning to her starting point. 2 day/2 night and 3 day/2 night trips are also offered with speedboat transfers to/from the liveaboard allowing those with a limited amount of time to also enjoy the wonderful dive sites of the Similans Islands.


Cabins

The MV Oktavia contains 14 cabins in total, 12 Blue Ocean cabins plus 2 very spacious Master cabins.

  • The Master cabins on the upper deck are the most spacious of all. They feature individual air-conditioning in addition to fan, double bed, desk/dressing table, two arm chairs, en-suite shower/toilet, hardwood floor, flat screen TV with DVD and a mini-fridge. They span over the width of the boat and have panorama windows both port and starboard. These rooms are very popular so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Blue Ocean Cabins (12) - All Blue Ocean cabins are situated on the main deck. For the Blue Ocean cabins there are 6 double bed cabins, 4 cabins with 2 bunk beds plus 2 family cabins which each have a double bed plus bunk bed. They all have central air-conditioning and are equipped with fan, reading lights, shelf unit, two large panorama windows, electrical outlets, sheets and towels. Bathrooms for guests staying in these cabins are shared with 4 shared European-style bathrooms with hot showers as well as 3 showers on the swim deck.

Dining/Loung/Bar Area

On the upper deck is a large, comfortable seating area where all meals are served. Tea, coffee water and fruit juices are readily available in this area throughout the trip with staff on hand to help with any requests.


Dive Deck

Downstairs the MV Oktavia has a large dive deck with plenty of space for everyone. As well as storage boxes there are also hangers for wetsuits.


Pricing Info

Trip Prices - 2 day/2 night (7 dives)

Single occupancy is available for both cabin types at very reasonable rates.

Cabin Type Diver Non-Diver - Adult Non-Diver - Junior
Master - Shared 18,300 baht 16,500 baht 13,500 baht
Master - Single Occupancy 20,300 baht 18,500 baht 15,500 baht
Blue Ocean - Shared 14,300 baht 12,500 baht 9,500 baht
Blue Ocean - Single Occupancy 19,100 baht 16,700 baht 12,700 baht
Trip Prices - 3 day/2 night (10 dives)

Single occupancy is available for both cabin types at very reasonable rates.

Cabin Type Diver Non-Diver - Adult Non-Diver - Junior
Master - Shared 27,500 baht 22,200 baht 18,100 baht
Master - Single Occupancy 30,500 baht 25,200 baht 21,100 baht
Blue Ocean - Shared 21,500 baht 16,200 baht 12,100 baht
Blue Ocean - Single Occupancy 28,600 baht 21,500 baht 16,100 baht
Trip Prices - 4 day/4 night (15 dives)

Single occupancy is available for both cabin types at very reasonable rates.

Cabin Type Diver Non-Diver - Adult Non-Diver - Junior
Master - Shared 31,900 baht 25,900 baht 21,500 baht
Master - Single Occupancy 35,900 baht 29,900 baht 25,500 baht
Blue Ocean - Shared 23,900 baht 17,900 baht 13,500 baht
Blue Ocean - Single Occupancy 31,800 baht 23,900 baht 17,900 baht
Trip Prices - 5 day/5 night (19 dives)

Single occupancy is available for both cabin types at very reasonable rates.

Cabin Type Diver Non-Diver - Adult Non-Diver - Junior
Master - Shared 37,900 baht 30,900 baht 25,700 baht
Master - Single Occupancy 42,900 baht 35,900 baht 30,700 baht
Blue Ocean - Shared 27,900 baht 20,900 baht 15,700 baht
Blue Ocean - Single Occupancy 37,100 baht 27,800 baht 20,900 baht
Included/Not Included
Item
Transfers from/to hotels in Khao Lak
Full board accommodation (all meals and snacks)
Water, tea, coffee
Professional dive guide
Tank (12 litre) and weights rental
Transfers from/to hotels anywhere on Phuket*
Scuba equipment rental
Enriched Air (Nitrox)
Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
National park fees (see below)
Personal insurance
Phuket Transfers

Phuket transfers are not included in the trip price. If you will be staying in Phuket before or after your trip please contact us for details of transfer surcharges.

Equipment Rental
Item Amount
Full set (BCD, regulator, mask, fins, wetsuit) 500 baht per day
Dive Computer 150 baht per day
15 litre tank 400 baht per day
Torch rental 100 baht per day
Individual items Price on request
Nitrox Rental
Item Amount
1 Tank 100 baht
7 Tanks 1,200 baht
10 Tanks 1,600 baht
15 Tanks 2,400 baht
19 Tanks 3,000 baht
National Park Fees

The Thai government charges fees for entry to all national parks of Thailand which are used for protection and regeneration.vvNational park fees are payable in cash direct to the tour leader on the liveaboard. As these are government charges we take no responsibility for any change in the fees. Please note that the Similan islands and Surin islands are separate national parks. Current park fees are as follows:

  • 500 baht entry per person to each national park
  • Additional 200 baht per diver per day

Please see the table below for current prices.

Duration Diver Non-Diver
2 day/2 night 900 baht 500 baht
3 day/2 night 2,300 baht 1,500 baht
4 day/4 night 2,500 baht 1,500 baht
5 day/5 night 2,700 baht 1,500 baht
Dive Courses/Private Guiding
  • A large variety of PADI courses are available during your liveaboard trip but must be pre-booked. Contact us for more info.
  • Private guiding is also available if pre-booked from as little as an additional 2,000 baht per day.

Schedules

Trips run from mid-October 2019 to mid-May 2020. Any trips not showing are already full.

October 2019
Depart Return Destination Duration
23 27 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
28 01 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
















November 2019
Depart Return Destination Duration
02 06 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
07 11 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
12 16 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
17 22 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
23 28 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
29 04 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
December 2019
Depart Return Destination Duration
05 10 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
11 16 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
17 22 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
23 28 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
29 03 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
January 2020
Depart Return Destination Duration
04 09 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
10 15 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
16 21 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
22 27 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
28 02 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
February 2020
Depart Return Destination Duration
03 08 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
09 14 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
15 20 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
21 26 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
27 03 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
March 2020
Depart Return Destination Duration
05 10 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
11 16 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
17 22 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
23 28 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
29 03 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
April 2020
Depart Return Destination Duration
04 09 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
10 15 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 5 day/5 night
16 20 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
21 25 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
26 30 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
May 2020
Depart Return Destination Duration
01 05 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
06 10 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night
11 15 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night

Boat Specifications

Length 29.5 m
Beam 6.5 m
Draft 2.85 m
Engines 2 x 420 Nissan
Generators 2 x 50kw
Cruising Speed 7- 10 Knots
Max. Speed 15 Knots
Compressor 2 x Bauer 250
Cabins 14
Guests 20 Max.

Safety Features

Life raft
Depth Sounder
Cellular Phone
VHF Marine Band Radios
Full Compliment of Life Jackets
Fire Extinguisher System
Fully Equipped Medic First Aid Station
O2 Tanks