MV Oktavia is one of the largest Similan Islands Scuba Diving Liveaboard ships.
We restrict MV Oktavia’s capacity to around 20 guests only even though she is capable of holding up to 33 at full capacity. Due to her size, this leaves you plenty of room to relax and enjoy of the views of these stunning Thailand Islands between dives.
MV Oktavia 30 meters in length and 6.5m wide, as a result she cuts smoothly through the sea making her a very stable. Amazing Captain Chow will provide you with relaxed sailing between the dive sites on our Similan Islands liveaboard. There is a sundeck on the top deck of the boat for those who want to soak up a few rays. Alternatively, maybe you would prefer to watch the stars twinkle in the night sky after sunset. At the front of the boat is a seating area with arguably the best views on the boat. This is a favorite place for all to enjoy and chat about your day of Similan Islands Diving while the sun goes down.
The Main Deck
The main deck is where many people choose to relax with a good book or hang out between dives. It is also our main area for all the dive-briefing presentations and where we serve our delicious buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner – not forgetting the countless snacks our wonderful cooks prepare in-between!
The Dive Deck
Heading down a deck you will find the dive deck where all your equipment is stored. It is also here you will be jumping in and out of the water from during your Similan Islands liveaboard. In front of the dive deck is the galley, where the delicious food is cooked, followed by our Blue Ocean Cabins and accompanying bathrooms.
MV Oktavia is designed to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the duration of your Similan liveaboard Cruise. You have a choice of cabin styles to suit your needs and wishes, so whether your are holidaying alone or a family of five, we have an option so you can discover the Similan Islands in comfort and style.
Two types of cabins to choose from:
- Blue Ocean Standard Cabin
- Master Cabin
Blue Ocean Standard Cabins are fitted with an open cupboard to store your belongings, air conditioning and a fan to keep you cool, plus a choice of either a double bed or two single bunks with pillows and a blanket. There are four toilets with fresh water hot showers that are shared between the Standard Cabins.
Very Spacious Master Cabins
Two Master Cabins for anyone who wants to have more space and a private bathroom. The Master Cabins are fitted with an en-suite shower, toilet and sink plus, a sitting area with two large seats, a double bed and a writing desk for updating your log books or simply to write postcards in between dives.
Whatever your budget and your needs, MV Oktavia will welcome you on board in style, making it easy for you to enjoy the Best Scuba Diving in Thailand with The Best Similan Islands Liveaboard!
RATES per pax in THB:
|DIVER||NON diver||Jr. NON diver (7-12 y.o.)||Infant (3-6 y.o.)|
|2 days / 2 nights||15 200||13 000||9 800||–|
|3 days / 2 nights||23 800||17 625||13 000||–|
|4 days / 4 nights||26 400||19 425||14 350||9 865|
|5 days / 5 nights||30 600||22 425||16 600||11 360|
Guests are asked to be in Khao Lak on the day of departure. A Free pick-up and drop-off service from any Khao Lak hotel/resort is provided on departure and return days. Phuket transfers can be arranged on request for an additional fee.
All guests joining our 3 Day/2 Night cruises must be staying on Khao Lak the night before departure.
Prices for certified divers are based on those trained to dive to 30 meters (please contact directly for junior divers). If you have not received training to dive to 30 meters please add THB 1 500 to your Total Cruise Price for a single ‘Deep Adventure Dive’ training course – many of the dive sites we visit require diving deeper than 18 Meters.
Open Water Divers whose last logged dive exceeds 12 months will required to complete Refresher Training for an additional THB 1 500. This training can be completed on-board and precede the Deep Adventure Dive if appropriate.
All prices are based on sleeping in Blue Ocean Cabins, which are available in either Double Bed or Twin Bunk arrangements. Please refer to the ‘Optional Additional Costs’ below if you would like to upgrade to either a Master Cabin or Single Occupancy of a Double/Twin Cabin.
|Master cabin (Two guest sharing)||2 000 THB / per guest / per day|
|Master cabin (Single)||3 000 / per day|
|Blue ocean TWIN cabin (single)||ADD 33 % to the listed cruise price|
Safety On Board MV Oktavia
Safety is at the top of our main objectives and so we look after our guests with the utmost care. Worst case scenarios do not bear thinking about and this leaves many people with unanswered questions; except with us. No expense has been spared onboard for emergency equipment. But of course we hope the only time it sees the light of day is when it is being maintained.
Some of safety features include:
- Sliding cabin doors for quick and easy evacuation.
- Break glass hammers in every room in case other exits are blocked.
- Emergency life rafts for more people than we take on board.
- Life jackets of all sizes from kiddies through to large adults.
- First aid kits located at different areas of the boat.
- Smoke alarms throughout the boat as well fire extinguishers.
- A water alarm on the lower deck.
- The dive deck is monitored 24 hours per day with CCTV in the captain’s bridge.
- Anti-slip mats in the bathrooms and deck areas.
- Emergency oxygen tanks.
- GPS and sonar equipment (although your captain has more than a decade of experience in the Andaman Sea).
- Before leaving on the first day (or for newly arriving passengers) guests are taken on a tour of the boat showing the safety features and explaining the do’s and don’ts of life on board.