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The M/V Scuba Adventure is a 23 metre Phuket liveaboard which operates 4 night dive safaris around the Similans, Surin and Richelieu Rock. Alternatively you can join overnight itineraries to Phi Phi during June to September. With a maximum of just 12 guests
, you can be sure that you will be diving the best of Thailand in relatively small groups with a ratio of 1 divemaster to every 4 guests.
Cabins consist of twins and doubles with air-conditioning and shared bathroom facilities. Diving is easy from the dive deck which features 2 fresh water showers for quick rinsing and nitrox is available.
There is a saloon on the main deck and an open-air dining area on the upper deck where you can dine al fresco with views over the Andaman Sea. The saloon features TV, video and audio system plus there is a free Wi-Fi internet connection
. Food is fresh, varied and plentiful and served buffet style. Note that these liveaboard trips depart from and return to Patong Beach, Phuket so there is no need for additional time-consuming minibus journeys.
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Notes: Participants need to be at least Advanced Diver certified, except on the Phi Phi trip. Otherwise the Adventure Deep Dive to 30 metres at approx. (US$ 47 per person) is mandatory on board.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Phuket hotels in tourist areas (Kata, Karon, Patong), dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6-7 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches,
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment and dive computer (US$ 19 per day) to be paid in advance, dive insurance, Similan, Surin and Koh Haa park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 16 per park, Burma National Park fee at US$ 200 per person. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 5 per fill: 25% discount on the fill price if you decide to do all the dives on nitrox), dive computer, towels. Adventure Deep Dive to 30 metres at approx. (US$ 47 per person). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
How to get there: Similan: MV Scuba Adventure's liveaboard safaris depart in the evening either from Chalong in Phuket or from Thap Lamu in Khao Lak. A minibus service from Kata, Karon and Patong beaches to and from the boat is provided. For more information see our Thailand travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10:00 hrs. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Burma: MV Scuba Adventure departs in the afternoon from Ranong. There are regular flights from Bangkok to Ranong. Alternatively you can fly to Surat Thani from where you can take a bus (3 hours) or to Phuket from where you can take a bus (5 hours). For more information see our Burma travel information section. We will help you apply for an entry permit beforehand. Read more details on Burma entry requirements. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10:00 hrs. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
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 50% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below; approximately equivalent to pay for 11 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Twin bed cabin free of charge (total 13 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 2 446.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 2 double bed cabins and 1 twin bunk bed cabin on the main deck and 4 more twin bunk beds on the lower deck of this Phuket liveaboard. Main deck cabins have windows, those on the lower deck have portholes. All cabins have shared bathroom facilities.
All the cabins have:
- Air-conditioning and fan-cooled
- Towels and toiletries
- Reading lights
- Twin prong mains outlet 220 volts
- Cabinet and shelves
- Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 4 / 4 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
- Cruise director (who also acts as a divemaster)
- 2 additional dive instructors
- Deck hand
Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dinghy - 16m² dive deck & 6m² platform with shower and rinse tanks - 20m² saloon with bar, TV, video, music, computer and CD burner - movie library, fish ID books, diving magazines and general interest books - 32m² open-air dining area - 6m² sundeck with sun mattresses
Menu, Cuisine Type...
The menu on the Scuba Adventure is a varied mix of local dishes as well as international cuisine including Italian and European fare. All diets can be catered for including vegetarians but you must give prior notice.
- Thai, Italian and international meals.
- Open-air buffet-style dining on the upper deck.
- Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, ice creams, biscuits are provided free of charge.
- Soft drinks and beers are also available for purchase.
- The dining service begins with buffet dinner on the first evening of the safari.
- All dietary requirements can be catered or with advanced notice.
- The liveaboard operator rates their dining as important.
- Built in year 1991, restored in 2003
- Refurbished in 2007
- Size - 23m x 5.5m
- Weight - 57 tonnes
- Top speed - 12 knots
- Cruising speed - 10 knots
- 2 x 320 HP Hino engines
- 2 Hino generators - 20 & 40 KW
- 2 x Coltri Sub scuba tank compressors
- Enriched air nitrox
- 12 & 15 litre aluminium DIN/Int tanks
- Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
- Water capacity - 10,000 litres
- Fuel capacity - 15,000 litres
- Environmental waste storage tank
Navigation, Safety Features...
- Life raft (for 25 passengers each)
- 1 x 40 HP Yamaha diving dinghy
- CB and VHF radios
- Global positioning system (GPS)
- Sonic altmeter
- Depth sounder
- Satellite telephone
- Mobile telephone
- Medic first aid box
- Oxygen 40,000 litres in reserve plus 2,000 litres dedicated
- Emergency signalling device
- Bilge pump alarm
- Life jackets
- Fire extinguishers throughout