- Exellent liveaboard diving in the Similan Islands from Khao Lak -
Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock since 1999
Similan Liveaboards with MV/ Oktavia
The best liveaboard cruises in Thailand for diving and snorkeling
On this page you will find information on prices, the description of
a typical day aboard MV/ Oktavia, the tour schedule for 2015 / 2016,
the various travel options from 2 to 5 days and a bit about safety
on our Khao Lak liveaboards.
The main pages with cruise introduction, more pictures,
a good boats video, etc. are here:
Similan Islands Liveaboards >> Similan Islands Snorkel Safaris >>
Safety on board our Similan Liveaboard
On board OKTAVIA safety is a top priority. After boarding you will receive
a thorough presentation of the ship and the safety routines and procedures
We will of course show you were all the different safety equipment is located
as well as give you tips how to make your cruise extra comfortable as well
In the unlikely event that an emergency situation would arise
on board there are life rafts with space for everyone, first-aid trained
personnel, a well stocked first-aid box, life rings, oxygene, plenty of
fire extinguishers, life vests - also in childrens' sizes, dinghy,
satellite phone, mobile phone, etc. In addition, each crew member is
equipped with a walkie talkie, enabling quick and effective
High water alarm siren.
On board MV OKTAVIA the dive deck
and dive platform is CCTV-monitored from the bridge, the cooking gas
bottles are placed outside for maximum safety, and our scuba diving and
snorkeling equipment is in very good shape and serviced regularly.
The doors to the cabins are sliding doors, which offer more space and
less risk for obstructions should an evacuation be necessary.
All scuba diving is done in buddy pairs and led by an experienced guide.
Maximum group size is 4 divers : 1 instructor.
We do a 5m safety stop on every dive. The closest decompression chamber
is in Patong Beach, Phuket, approximately 120km south of Khao Lak.
|A typical day on board MV/ OKTAVIA
An early bird breakfast (tea /coffee and toast) is served at around 06:30.
This is followed
at 07:30 by the first organized dive and snorkel session.
We return to the boat around 08:30 for the main breakfast.
A buffet of boiled, fried, or scrambled eggs, sausages, 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 or an island excursion, or go for a snorkel session
on their own.
At around 11:30 it is time for our second organized dive and
snorkel session. This is followed by lunch.
Choose from 4 delicious Thai and Western dishes.
We promise you won't lose weight while cruising with 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
warm and clear water, or another pleasant 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 perferct 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.
17:00 we organize the last dive of the day for the ones who do not
want to do a night dive.
Just don't miss the sunset at around 18:00 - it is extremely beautiful,
especially at the Similan Islands.
Night dive is scheduled between 19:00 - 20:00.
Dinner is served afterwards. The rest of the evening we sit around talking
over a couple of cold beers, perhaps looking at someone's digital
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!
Similan Islands Liveaboard Cruise Options
We offer primarily four different Similan cruises from Khao Lak:
2 days / 2 nights: Departure with MV/ OKTAVIA in the evening,
cruise among the Similan Islands and return with a speedboat.
Perfect for guests with less time available, but still want to experience
the Similan Islands with 7 dives and lots of island excursions.
Please find the detailed itinerary in the table below.
3 days / 2 nights: Departure with speedboat in the morning
to meet the liveaboard at the Similan Islands.
3 days / 2 nights cruise to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
with 10 dives at the best and most famous dive sites in Thailand
for giant manta ray and whale shark encounters.
Return trip is with MV/ OKTAVIA. Perfect for guests who want to dive
and snorkel the slightly more "exotic" and "wild" sites as well.
See the detailed itinerary in the table below.
4 days / 4 nights: Please note!
There are all season round 4/4 Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock
liveaboard cruises scheduled
with MV/ Hallelujah or MV/ Pawara.
Please ask for info >>
With OKTAVIA only the first six liveaboards trips up from October
as well as the last 6 Similan liveaboards of the season until mid of May
are designed and scheduled for 4 days / 4 nights with 15 dives at the
Similan Islands only.
If the weather permits a cruise to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
we will go there. That is promised.
Departure and return trip is with OKTAVIA.
5 days / 5 nights: Departure and return with the liveaboard.
An excellent 5 days/ 5 nights cruise with 19 dives at the best dive sites
we can offer: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.
Perfect for guests who want the full experience.
Please see the detailed itinerary in the table below.
All scheduled Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock liveaboard trips
with Oktavia up from the 2nd of November to the 1st of May 2016
are confirmed and guaranteed.
Please Note! The itinerary is subject to water and weather conditions.
MV/ Oktavia Liveaboard Prices
Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock
2015 / 2016
BLUE OCEAN CABIN
Prices below are in Thai Baht and per person in a Blue Ocean Cabin
with double, triple or bunk bed.
The cruise price includes:
Scheduled transfers between your hotel in Khao Lak or Phuket and Oktavia,
professional dive master service and groups for diving of just 4:1,
snorkel guide, full room and board, tank air refills, weights, weight belt,
drinking water, coffee, tea, juices, toasts, fresh fruits, snacks,
beach runs and island excursions.
Alcoholic beverages, softdrinks
Set of scuba equipment : 500,- THB / day,
Under water torch incl. batteries: 100,- THB / day
Dive computer: 250,- THB / day
Insurance that covers decrompression chamber treatments
for up to 750.000,- THB cost 250,- THB / day.
No more under water cameras for rent !
Add THB 2.000,- per person and day to the cruise price listed above.
SINGLE CABIN SUPPLEMENT
For single cabin reservations, a supplement of 33
% is charged.
Private TAXI Transfer Phuket
Our taxi transfer price to / from Phuket is 1.600,- THB one way.
The driver is safe and the car is luxurious.
A Taxi transfer within Khao Lak and Phuket in connection with a cruise
is included in the cruise price.
Oktavia Liveaboard Schedule 2015 / 2016