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At a glance...
- Cruises the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and Khao Lak
- All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, large windows
- VIP cabin for single traveller
- Large boat with steel hull
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Hallelujah is a custom built 35 metre steel-hulled motor yacht designed for stability and comfort. The boat can accommodate up to 25 divers on 4 night liveaboard diving charters to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock.
Hallelujah has a large diving deck and platform, with plenty of storage space for ease and convenience. While not scuba diving, guests can relax in the air-conditioned saloon/dining area with its entertainment and sound system. The delicious buffet-style meals can be enjoyed in the indoor or open-air dining areas.
Sun worshippers can head upstairs to the huge sun deck which spans the length of the liveaboard and is equipped with chairs and loungers. This is also a great place to enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful tropical islands and watch the sun set over the turquoise sea.
All the air-conditioned guest cabins are spacious and have private en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers. They have large windows which allow guests to enjoy the stunning scenery from the comfort of their cabins as well as doors that open on to the outside of the yacht for a cooling breeze. The whole vessel is stylishly furnished with wood panelling throughout the interior. MV Hallelujah is a superb choice for top quality accommodation and great diving made easy while cruising on this Similan liveaboard.
Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...
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Dive experience: Participants are recommended to have Advanced Open Water or Adventure Deep Dive certification to get the most from the trip. Open Water certified divers must have dived within 6 months to date of departure. Otherwise, Advanced Open Water Diver course is mandatory on board.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Phuket hotels and airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment US$ 18 per day, dive insurance, Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 67 per 4 night trip. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 73 per 4 night trip), dive computer US$ 7 per day, 15 litre tank US$ 23 per trip, torch US$ 4 per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: M/V Hallelujah liveaboard diving charters depart in the evening from Khao Lak. A minibus service from all hotels in Phuket to and from the boat is provided (approximately 2 hours transfer). For airport pick up, the time is at 17:30 hrs (your flight must land no later than 16:30 hrs). Boarding is at 19:00 hrs and departure from the pier at 21:00 hrs. For more information on how to get to Phuket see our Thailand travel information section. The last dive of the tour will be at around 10:00 hrs, and the boat should arrive back at the pier around 14:30 hrs. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 15% 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 (approximately) 75% of the published price. Please check with us.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Trips departing November and April - USD 6631. Trips departing on the rest of the year- USD 7435.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The main deck has 2 Master queen sized bed cabins located at the bow, and 10 Standard twin bunk bed cabins. There is 1 VIP Single bed cabin located on the upper deck. All the cabins on this Similan liveaboard have en-suite (private) bathrooms with hot water showers, large sea view windows and 2 entry doors (one to the interior of the boat and one to the deck.)
All the cabins have:
- Air conditioning
- Toilet and shower with hand basin, towels and toiletries
- Sea view windows
- Reading lights
- Cabinet and mirror
- 3 pin mains outlet 220 Volts AC - 24 hours per day
- Life jackets
- Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 14 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 13 comprises:
- Cruise Leader
- 4 Diving Instructors
- 2 Captains
- 2 Cooks
- 2 Deck hands
Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dinghies - 53m² dive deck and platform with fresh water showers, camera table and rinse tanks - 78m² air-conditioned saloon with dining area, bar, TV, DVD player & music system - Movie library, general & fish ID books, and dive magazines - 120m² sundeck with chairs & mattresses - Water dispenser
PADI scuba certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver.
Menu, Cuisine Type...
You won't go hungry on this Similan liveaboard as there is always plenty of delicious food served buffet-style. Both Thai and international dishes are served and cooked fresh daily. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are the 3 main meals and snacks are also on offer in the afternoon.
- Thai and international main meal dishes.
- Buffet-style service in saloon or open-air.
- Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
- Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, toast, biscuits and cake are provided free of charge.
- Soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase.
- All dietary requirements can be catered for, please send prior notice.
- Dining begins with dinner on the first evening of the charter.
Sample meals: Massaman Curry (with a delicious veggie version!), Spaghetti Bolognese, home-made French fries and battered onion rings.
- Built in year 2002, refurbished in 2011
- Size - 35m x 7.6m
- Weight - 240 tonnes
- Top speed - 15 knots
- Cruising speed - 12 knots
- 2 x 450 HP Hino engines
- 3 x 25 KW Hino generators
- 2 x Coltri dive tank compressors
- Enriched air nitrox available
- 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with Int. valves (DIN adapters available F.O.C.)
- Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
- Water capacity - 25,000 litres
- Fuel capacity - 15,000 litres
- Waste storage tank
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 4 life rafts
- 2 x 25 HP Yamaha motorised dinghy
- SSB radio
- Global positioning system (GPS)
- Depth sounder
- Mobile telephone
- CCTV in engine room
- Dedicated first aid cabin with a bathroom, bed, oxygen tanks and lots of medic supplies
- This operator has not confirmed the presence, or quantity of, oxygen on their liveaboard dive boat
- Searchlight & horn
- Fire extinguishers throughout
- Life jackets in each cabin
"Our live aboard, MV Hallelujah in the Similan Islands was excellent. The vessel was large and comfortable, the food was great ( 4 meals per day), the dive guides were fun and helpful, and the boat assistants always worked hard to make our dives as easy as possible. After each dive, we were quickly spotted by the skiff and retrieved from the water. Dive rental equipment and nitrox worked fine. The crew also kept track of my partner who did not SCUBA dive, but did snorkel at about 75% of the locations. Diving with the MV Hallelujah is highly recommended!
" - Greg Ruggerone
, USA, 5 December 2019 ...
"The liveaboard trip with the M/V Hallelujah was fantastic in most aspects, and I would gladly recomend this vessel to other divers thinking about doing the same cruise. I had a tiny hope of seeing whale sharks on this Similan tour... and we did!! This exeeded my expectations, and I consider my self very lucky to have seen them not only once, but three times. All in all, a great trip
" - Eirik Leknes
, Norway, 1 March 2014 ...
"Very well laid out boat, briefings were clear and short. All of the staff on the boat were very helpful, and knowledgeable.
" - George Reeves
, USA, 3 November 2011 ...