Dive experience: The Phinisi welcomes all divers, from seasoned 'old pros' to newly qualifieds. All trips are suitable for all levels, however there will be some dives that are not suitable for beginners. Some of the dive sites in Burma especially are for intermediate and advanced divers only, and there are also some deep sites around the Similan Islands.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, soft drinks, return transfers from local airport/hotels (as detailed in the 'How to get there' sectiom below, except Ranong-Phuket transfers on 7 night Thailand cruises), dives (as detailed in the trips above), 4 experienced English-speaking divemasters per full charter, tanks, weights and weightbelts\, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 150 per week), dive computer (US$ 48 per week), dive insurance, port and park fees -(Burma 7n US$ 280, Burma 10n US$ 350, Thailand 4n US$ 50, Thailand 6n US$ 65, Thailand 10n US$ 115). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or by credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 per week), torch (US$ 21 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 60 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or by credit card).
How to get there: The Phinisi offers a wide variety of cruise itineraries. Embarkation and disembarkation times are stated in the “more trip info” for each trip. The yacht uses 3 different ports for its cruises:
BC Badin Resort, Ranong – transfers are provided to and from the resort from hotels in Phuket (at 6 am), Khao Lak (at 8 am), and Ranong (11 am), and the airports in Ranong (11 am) and Phuket (7 am).
Tap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak – transfers are provided to and from the pier from hotels in Phuket (takes 2-3 hours) and Khao Lak (20 minutes), and the airport in Phuket (1 hour).
Chalong Pier, Phuket – transfers are provided to and from the pier from all hotels and the airport in Phuket. They usually take less than 1 hour.
Please allow 18 hours before flying after diving.
For more information see our Thailand travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 80% of the published price of the second bed.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge (9+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 16 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge in a quad bed cabin.