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MV Oktavia Liveaboard

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MV Oktavia

The wooden 30 meter long Oktavia Thailand liveaboard has a beam of 6.5 meters. This well-run liveaboard dives Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock with various liveaboard safari lengths from two to five-days. She carries plenty of fresh water and fuel to enable her to easily conduct week-long Thailand liveaboard scuba diving itineraries. Guests dive from two RBI tender dinghies for safety and comfort.

Oktavia Safety

Oktavia liveaboard carries safety equipment for safe passage at sea including first aid kits, Oxygen, a DAN oxygen kit, two SOLAS life rafts, and SOLAS life jackets. Her communication gear includes VHF radios, CB radios, a GPS, radar, echo sounder and mobile telephones. She offers Nitrox. She has both indoor and outdoor comfortable saloon common areas.

Oktavia’s Cabin Configuration

Oktavia liveaboard has two master cabins located on the top deck. These are en suite and air conditioned. They feature a large king sized bed, a desk and seating area with two comfortable chairs, and a flat screen TV with media option. We can also put extra beds in the room for your children up to 13 years old. A family of four can easily be comfortable in this cabin for five days.

She has 10 standard cabins confirmed either as a single double bed, or twin beds in bunk style. Two of the cabins have triple berths with a double bed below and a twin bed above. These cabins are also suitable for families. They are air conditioned and the very large shared bathrooms are just down the hall where you may shower in comfort. There are also showers on the dive deck.

Oktavia’s Destinations

Oktavia liveaboard operates in Thailand from October until May each year. Her trips are five-days and five-nights in length exploring Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands. These liveaboard dive trips can be split up to accommodate guests with less time on their hands. Her two-day trips visit only the Similan Islands. You will join Oktavia liveaboard for the trip out, and return to Thap Lamu harbor by speedboat. Three day trips visit Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. You travel to the boat by speedboat from Thap Lamu and return on the Oktavia liveaboard.

She is available for individual bookings as well as charter cruises. Individual prices are listed below in the schedules. Please contact us for charter prices. All departures are from Khao Lak, Thailand, serviced by Phuket International Airport. Phuket hotel pick ups are available for a charge. The vessel departs from Thap Lamu, the port just south of Khao Lak. Transfers are arranged to and from your hotel or the airport to the boat on departure day.

Oktavia’s Family Friendly

Families who dive together, stay together. On most liveaboard boats, divers come first and non-divers are ignored. On Oktavia it’s different. Oktavia has a separate diver and snorkeling program which means while the divers are diving, the snorkelers are snorkeling or visiting the beach with their own guide in their own dinghy support boat. Oktavia has both great diving and great snorkeling programs for families with non-diving spouses or kids. Just because she takes families the diving doesn’t suffer. The programs are separate with separate guides so everyone wins.

  • Non-diving children under 3 years: Free of charge
  • Non-diving children 3-6 years: 50% off retail prices
  • Non-diving children 7-12 years: 25% off retail prices
  • Diving children: Certified divers pay adult price
  • Note: While you’re responsible for your own children, we do have a babysitter available for 2,000 baht per day.
  • Please be realistic about how much care a babysitter can provide on a boat.

Oktavia’s Childproof Food

As all parents are painfully aware, kids can sometimes be a bit fussy about the food. But is not a problem on the boat. At each meal we serve three or four different dishes, and kids can always find something they like. If not, we’ll fix something up! And, don’t forget, playing and swimming all day make most kids very hungry. As they say in Swedish, “hunger is the best spice.” In between meals, toast, fresh fruit, and snacks are always available.

What about seasickness? During diving season in Thailand, we rarely, if ever have a ground swell. The only time we really have waves if it’s windy and it rarely gets very windy. At night we anchor in calm protected bays and underway, seasickness is rarely an issue. Normally kids are not bothered by the boat movement. And the best way to avoid seasickness is to treat it before it happens by staying hydrated and making sure you don’t wait too long between meals. We also have safe medications on board.

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  • ~20 Guests
  • Nitrox Available
  • Double, Twin, Triple, and Master Cabins
  • Shared or En suite Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioned
  • Price Range: Low
  • Expansive Common Areas
  • Family Friendly
  • Snorkelers Welcome

What’s Included

  • Accommodation on board
  • All meals and snacks
  • Tanks and weights and air fills
  • Professional divemaster services
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water
  • Mask, Snorkel and Fins
  • Speedboat Transfers when necessary

What’s Not Included

  • Transfers to Dive Center from Phuket
  • National Park Fee: 2-day trips @ 900 THB divers, 500 THB snorkelers
  • National Park Fee: 3-day trips @ 1600 THB divers, 1000 THB snorkelers
  • National Park Fee: 4-day trips @ 1800 THB divers, 1000 THB snorkelers
  • National Park Fee: 5-day trips @ 2000 THB divers, 1000 THB snorkelers
  • Nitrox 200 THB per fill
  • Dive Accident Insurance 250 THB per day
  • Gear Full Set 600 THB per day
  • Computer 250 THB per day
  • Regulator 200 THB per day
  • BCD 200 THB per day
  • Wetsuit 100 THB per day
  • Torch/ Underwater Light 100 THB per day
  • 15 Liter Cylinder 400 THB per day
  • Private Guide 2000 THB per day
  • Babysitter 2000 THB per day
  • Deep Adventure Dive 1500 THB per day (Required for Open Water Divers)
  • Refresher Dive 1500 THB (Required for Open Water Divers who have not dived the previous 12 months.)
  • Advanced Open Water Course 7000 THB
  • Nitrox Course 6000 THB

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

Khao Lak – Similan – Koh Bon – Koh Tachai – Richelieu – Surin – Khao Lak
Departure Day
  • 14:00 Phuket hotel and airport pick ups. Charges apply.
  • 17:00 Free hotel pick ups around Khao Lak
  • 18:00 Meet Staff at dive center in Khao Lak
  • 18:30 Board Oktavia in Thap Lamu
  • 21:00: Depart for Similan Islands
Day 1
  • Diving at Similan Islands
Day 2
  • Diving at Similan Islands
Day 3
  • Diving at Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
Day 4
  • Diving at Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock & Surin Islands
Day 5
  • Diving Boonsung Wreck or Koh Bon
  • Depart for Thap Lamu Harbor
  • 17:30 Transfers to Khao Lak
  • 17:30 Transfers to Phuket hotels. Charges apply.
  • No flying today

Please note: Approximately 18 dives. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

 

2-days & 2-nights: Similan Islands

Khao Lak – Similan – Khao Lak
Departure Day
  • 16:30 Hotel Pick Ups. Charges apply.
  • 18:00 Meet Staff at Meeting Point
  • 18:30 Board The Junk in in Patong Beach, Phuket
  • 21:00: Depart for Similan Islands
Day 1
  • Diving at Similan Islands
Day 2
  • Diving at Similan Islands
  • 15:00 Depart for Thap Lamu by Speedboat
  • Please pack lightly
  • No flying today

Please note: Approximately 7 dives. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

 

3-days & 2-nights: Bon, Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin

Khao Lak – Koh Bon – Koh Tachai – Richelieu – Surin – Khao Lak
Departure Day
  • 07:00 Khao Lak Hotel pick ups
  • *Note: You must be in Khao Lak for these depatures
  • 07:30 Depart for Thap Lamu
  • 08:00 Speedboat to join Oktavia
  • Three dives
Day 1
  • Diving at Koh Bon
Day 2
  • Diving at Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
Day 3
  • Diving Boonsung Wreck or Koh Bon.
  • Depart for Thap Lamu Harbor.
  • 17:30 Transfers to Khao Lak.
  • 17:30 Transfers to Phuket hotels. Charges apply.
  • No flying today.

Please note: Approximately 9 dives. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

4-days & 4-nights: Similan, Bon, Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin

Khao Lak – Similan – Koh Bon – Koh Tachai – Richelieu – Surin – Khao Lak
Departure Day
  • 14:00 Phuket hotel and airport pick ups. Charges apply.
  • 17:00 Free hotel pick ups around Khao Lak
  • 18:00 Meet Staff at dive center in Khao Lak
  • 18:30 Board Oktavia in Thap Lamu
  • 21:00: Depart for Similan Islands
Day 1
  • Diving at Similan Islands
Day 2
  • Diving at Similan Islands
Day 3
  • Diving at Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
Day 5
  • Diving Boonsung Wreck or Koh Bon
  • Depart for Thap Lamu Harbor
  • 17:30 Transfers to Khao Lak
  • 17:30 Transfers to Phuket hotels. Charges apply.
  • No flying today

Please note: Approximately 14 dives. Itineraries are for general information only. We make no claims to being 100% accurate as there are too many factors affecting the schedule. We will give you the best diving on the best spots we can each day.

 

Oktavia Liveaboard

Sun Deck: Sundeck, Shaded Seating Area, Bimini Top

Upper Deck: Seating Area, Wheelhouse, Master Cabins (20), Bar, Outdoor Dining

Main Deck: Standard cabins (9), Bathrooms and Showers (12), Galley (13), Dive Deck

Engine Deck: Crew quarters (2); Water and Fuel Tanks, Engines, Septic Tanks; Compressors

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Oktavia Thailand Schedules

Check Availability

 Departures can’t be confirmed immediately as availability changes by the hour. We check to make sure the departures and cabins you prefer are available. We then hold them for 48 hours to give you a chance to book the trip. Booking is easy and credit card payment is secure through our merchant account.

There is no obligation to purchase trips at this time. Your information will not be stored or shared. 
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