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SY Diva Andaman Cruise Itineraries

SY Diva Andaman Liveaboard Features and Benefits

The SY Diva Andaman boat alternates between the Similan Islands and Koh Bon to the northwest of Phuket Island, weekend Racha Islands trips just south of Phuket, but mostly concentrates on the Southern Islands route including Phi Phi, Koh Ha, Koh Rok, and if there are divers on board, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang during the high season from November until April. She is available for both charter and individual bookings.

5-days & 6-nights: Similan, Bon, Tachai, Richelieu Rock

Departs from Thap Lamu, Phang Nga. These trips are scheduled from November until April.

Departure

14:00 Pick ups begin from hotels around Phuket. We start in the south and head north to the airport and then off the island at Sarrasin Bridge. For exact times please ask. Transfers from Phuket to the boat are free of charge.

16:00 Boarding at Thap Lamu Pier, north of Phuket. Phuket and Khao Lak pick ups will begin about two hours prior to this boarding time.

18:00 Welcome Drink, Safety & Trip Briefing followed by Dinner on Board while sailing to the South Similans

No Dives

Day 1

Diving the southern and central Similan Islands

~4 Dives

Day 2

Diving the southern and north Similan Islands

~4 Dives

Day 3

Diving the northern Similan Islands and Koh Bon

~4 Dives

Day 4

Diving at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai

~4 Dives

Day 5

Diving Richelieu Rock and Boonsong Wreck

~4 Dives

Day 6

06:00 Breakfast on board
08:00 Disembarking at Thap Lamu Pier near Khao Lak. Transfers to hotel or airport. You may fly today.

No Dives

5-days & 6-nights: Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar - Burma)

Departs from Ranong, Thailand. These trips are scheduled from November until April
Note: Transfers from Phuket to Ranong are charged extra as follows:

Phuket - Khao Lak - Ranong: 1500 baht per person
Ranong - Khao Lak - Phuket: 1500 baht per person

One airline offers service to Ranong via Bangkok (DMK), so it's now possible to fly straight to Ranong from Bangkok and return on NokAir. You'll need to be on the morning flight for immigration procedures. We will pick you up from the airport, take you through immigration and then straight on to the Diva Andaman. http://www.nokair.co.th

On the return, you clear both Burmese and Thai immigration in the morning so you can't make the first NokAir flight that morning. You should arrive in Ranong around 10AM.

Please book a day room at the Tinidee Hotel or we can drop you there and you may pay a small fee to use their rooms for the day. They can arrange taxi to the airport, only 20 minutes away, for a small fee. Or you may choose one of the other hotels in the area. We know this is not the most convenient procedure but we have no control over the flight times on NokAir and they are the only game in town.

http://www.tinideeranong.com

Ranong is a beautiful area for sightseeing. Here's a map of some things to do while you're there.

http://tinyurl.com/Ranong-Sites

It's worth coming in a day early or a day late and either rent a car or hire a car to take you around. The restaurants are excellent with fresh seafood their specialty.

Departure

08:00 Pick ups from Phuket Hotels, 1,500 THB
10:00 Pick up from Phuket International (HKT), 1,500 THB
11:30 Pick ups from Khao Lak area, 1,500 THB
14:00 to 15:30 Hotel pick ups from Ranong areas
Transfer to Ranong Pier and boarding
19:00 Dinner on board while cruising to the Mergui Archipelago

No Dives

Day 1

Diving all day at Hi Rock (Pineapple Island), Rocky Islands, and Three Islets. Depart for Black Rock.

~4 Dives

Day 2

Diving all day at Black Rock. Depart for Burma Banks.

~4 Dives

Day 3

Diving all day at Burma Banks. Depart for Western Rocky.

~4 Dives

Day 4

Diving at Fan Forest Pinnacle and Western Rocky Island.

~4 Dives

Day 5

Four dives at Western Rocky Pinnacle or Northern Rocky. Depart for Thai border at Kawthuang/ Ranong. Arrive about 11PM, sleep in harbor.

~4 Dives

Day 6

07:00 An early breakfast during Burmese and Thai Immigration procedures, pack your bags, and be transported to Ranong for the bus ride back to Khao Lak or Phuket. You may fly today.

No Dives

5-days & 6-nights: Southern Islands, Hin Daeng, Koh Lipe

Departs from Chalong, Phuket.

Departure

16:00 Boarding at Chalong Pier in Phuket
18:00 Welcome Drink, Safety & Trip Briefing followed by dinner on board, sailing to Phi Phi Islands.

No Dives

Day 1

Diving at Bida Nok and Bida Nai, Phi Phi Lae.

~4 Dives

Day 2

Dive at Koh Ha all day

~4 Dives

Day 3

Diving at Hin Daeng and Hin Muang

~4 Dives

Day 4

Diving at Koh Lipe, sail to the Butang group

~4 Dives

Day 5

Diving at the Butang group
15:00 Depart for Chalong, Phuket (90 nautical miles)

~3 Dives

Day 6

06:00 Breakfast on board
08:00 Disembarking at the Pier of Chalong in Phuket. Transfers to hotel or airport. You may fly today.

No Dives

7-days & 8-nights: Andaman Islands, Port Blair, India

These trips will depart from Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India. There are no direct flights to Port Blair from Thailand, only via India's two cities, Chennai and Kolkata. Air India and Jet Airways both fly to Port Blair. We recommend flying in at least one day prior to departure in case your flight is delayed and also to take advantage of seeing Port Blair, a wonderfully exotic and historical town with great food and very interesting museums.

Please Note: For all Andaman Islands itineraries, please arrive on the earliest flight possible. All passengers are met at the airport by the boat's staff. The drive to the port takes approximately 20 minutes. Once all of the passengers arrive the boat will depart. Better yet, fly in the day before and enjoy the sites, sounds, food, and history of the beautiful little town of Port Blair. The best hotel is the Fortune Bay Hotel with it's wonderful food and sweeping views of the islands. For more information, visit the Andaman & Nicobar Island's Wikipedia page and our own information pages.

Important: All foreign visitors to India need an Indian visa. This must be obtained prior to your departure since India does not issue visas on arrival. However, as of late 2014 this has changed for most nationalities as a VOA is available, but it still has to be applied for at least a week before departure. In addition to a regular Indian visa, a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is required for the Andaman Islands which is easily obtained at the domestic airport. On arrival, you will be asked to fill out a form with your personal details. The permit will be issued for a maximum of 30 days but can be extended to 45 days if a suitable reason exists. To avoid any unnecessary problems in case of changes in your return travel date, we suggest you to indicate on your form that you will be staying for the entire 30 days.

Departure

16:00: Pick up from Port Blair Hotels, transfer to harbor and boarding. Harbor is 15 minutes from downtown.
18:00 Briefing, welcome, and dinner while sailing to Havelock in Ritchies Archipelago.

No Dives

Day 1

Diving all day around Havelock Islands.

~4 Dives

Day 2

Diving all day around Havelock Islands, South and North Button.

~4 Dives

Day 3

Diving all day at Long Island, depart that evening for Narcondam Island.

~3 Dives

Day 4

Diving all day at Narcondam Islands. Depart for Barren Island.

~4 Dives

Day 6

Diving all day at Barren Island. Depart for Invisible Banks.

~4 Dives

Day 7

Diving all day at Invisible Banks.

~4 Dives

Day 8

Diving all day at Cinque and Passage Islands. Depart for Port Blair.

~3 Dives

Day 9

07:00 An early breakfast on board then disembark Port Blair. You may fly today. But it's better to stay the night and enjoy the sites and sounds of Port Blair.

No Dives

 




SY Diva Andaman Destinations Map

The SY Diva Andaman boat alternates between the Similan Islands and Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock to the northwest of Phuket Island during the prime diving season. She schedules a few trips per year to the Mergui Archipelago in Burma/ Myanmar, and during the summer months she cruises to Racha Island and Phang Nga Bay.


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  • OCTOBER-2017
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Oct 2, 2017Oct 10, 2017Andaman Islands (India)Diva Andaman7-D / 8-N
    Oct 12, 2017Oct 20, 2017Andaman Islands (India)Diva Andaman7-D / 8-N
    Oct 22, 2017Oct 30, 2017Andaman Islands (India)Diva Andaman7-D / 8-N
  • NOVEMBER-2017
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Nov 5, 2017Nov 11, 2017Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Nov 12, 2017Nov 18, 2017Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Nov 19, 2017Nov 25, 2017Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Nov 26, 2017Dec 2, 2017Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
  • DECEMBER-2017
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Dec 3, 2017Dec 9, 2017Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Dec 10, 2017Dec 16, 2017Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Dec 17, 2017Dec 23, 2017Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Dec 24, 2017Dec 30, 2017Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Dec 31, 2017Jan 6, 2018Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
  • JANUARY-2018
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Jan 7, 2018Jan 13, 2018Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Jan 14, 2018Jan 20, 2018Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Jan 21, 2018Jan 27, 2018Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Jan 28, 2018Feb 3, 2018Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
  • FEBRUARY-2018
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Feb 4, 2018Feb 10, 2018Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Feb 11, 2018Feb 17, 2018Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Feb 18, 2018Feb 24, 2018Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Feb 25, 2018Mar 3, 2018Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
  • MARCH-2018
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Mar 4, 2018Mar 10, 2018Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Mar 11, 2018Mar 17, 2018Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Mar 18, 2018Mar 24, 2018Burma - Myanmar - MerguiDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
    Mar 25, 2018Mar 31, 2018Similan - Richelieu RockDiva Andaman5-D / 6-N
  • APRIL-2018
    Departs
    Returns
    Destination
    Boat
    Days / Nights
    Cabin Choice - Price Per Person
    Apr 5, 2018Apr 13, 2018Andaman Islands (India)Diva Andaman9-D / 8-N
    Apr 15, 2018Apr 23, 2018Andaman Islands (India)Diva Andaman9-D / 8-N
    Apr 23, 2018May 1, 2018Andaman Islands (India)Diva Andaman9-D / 8-N