MV Oktavia Liveaboard Details & Slide Show
Swedish owned and operated, MV Oktavia offers fantastic Similan Island, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock cruises for the whole family; fantastic diving and snorkeling, frequent runs to stunningly beautiful islands for beach activities, and adventurous excursions. We feature delicious buffets with Thai as well as Western dishes, inviting relaxation areas with comfortable sofas and chairs, and a sizeable sundeck for enjoying spectacular sunsets or starry skies.
Built For Divers & Non Divers
Snorkelers have their own snorkeling guides and site briefings, and kids do treasure hunts on the islands! We welcome both children who are good or weak swimmers from 3-12 years old, as well as infants. Mom and dad don't have to worry about skipping dives to look after the children as the crew will do that for you. MV Oktavia is one of best maintained ships in the area. Everything works and looks good! One of the owners are always on board guaranteeing a high service level and quick resolution to problems if they occur.
Flexible Schedule & Itineraries
MV Oktavia offers three different cruise options: 2 days & 2 nights in the lower Similan Islands; 3 days & 2 nights in the upper Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Ko Tachai, and Richelieu Rock; or combine the two for 5 days & 5 nights throughout the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Ko Tachai, and Richelieu Rock. Transfers for shorter trips are done by speedboat; the five day trips depart and return by the ship.
Not Luxurious, But Comfy, Safe & Inexpensive
At 30m long and 6.5m wide, MV Oktavia is one of largest ships in the area. Yet, she never takes more than 24 guests, ensuring ample space for everyone and no cramped areas. Her nine standard cabins (called "Blue Ocean") are roomy, tidy and neat, come equipped with central air-conditioning as well as a fan, and have large windows offering plenty of natural light and a wonderful view of the Andaman Sea and the islands.
The four fully-tiled shared bathroom and shower combinations are of European style and standard and come equipped with hot water showers. The two Master Suites, have double beds, a reading and lounge chair (pipe smoking only allowed outside, but bring your slippers), and private bathrooms. Sorry, no fireplace, but then again, no shoveling snow either.
Cabin Types Available
- Blue Ocean Cabins (6 x double bed, 5 x bunk bed, 2 x triple berths)
- Master Suites (x 2)
Blue Ocean Cabins have the following facilities
- Central air-conditioning and individually controlled fan
- Shared fully tiled WC of European style and standard with hot water shower
- Cabinet space for storing belongings
- Large panoramic windows
Master Suites have the following facilities:
- Individually controlled air-conditioning and fan
- En suite fully-tiled and spacious bathroom with hot water shower
- Closet and cabinet space for storing clothes and belongings
- Large double bed
- Large panoramic windows on both starboard and port sides
- Hardwood floors
- Desk with chair
- Lounge chair with footstool
- 25 sqm in size
MV Oktavia Liveaboard: Technical & Safety
|Communication equipment, electronics, bells and whistles|
|Satellite telephone, mobile phone, radio, GPS, compass, sounder|
|Life rafts, life vests, dinghy, oxygen, first aid kit, life rings, fire extinguishers, high water alarm, CCTV-monitored dive deck, crew equipped with radio|
|LOA||29.5m /100ft||Cruising speed||8 knots|
|Beam||5.8m /19ft||Maximum speed||10 knots|
|Fuel||7,500 liters||Number of guests||24 persons|
|Water||20,000 liters||Dinghy||4.7m w/ 40 hp Yamaha|
|Engines||Nissan, 2 x 420 hp||Air-conditioning||Central|
|Generators||2 x 50kW||Compressors||Bauer 2 X 250 lpm|
|Bathrooms||9 with hot & cold water||Deck Showers||2 at stern|
|Entertainment||Lots of comfortable seating, large sun deck, media-PC and LCD-TV, DVD- and CD-player, bar|
|Nitrox tanks||Yes (200 THB per fill)||Air tanks||12 liter|