Dr. Fabrice Jaine, a leading scientist from the Marine Megafauna Foundation, and Thailand Dive and Sail would like to thank all our guests who joined us for this hugely successful expedition and helped us positively identify 14 individual Manta Rays and a Whale Shark at Black Rock in Burma and Koh Bon in Thailand.
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added 03 April 2015: Ray Of Hope 2015 Trip Report The 2015 Ray of Hope Expedition to Myanmar and Thailand returned in March and proved to be the highlight of the 2014-2015 Thailand/Burma diving season.
I was a little apprehensive heading out on this Burma liveaboard. It had been a while since my last Burma dive, 687 days if I was to count the time accurately. Not that I have been missing diving there or anything.
Well, to be brutally honest I have really, really missed diving there and I was a little worried I might have lost some of my familiarity with the dive sites. I had also heard some fairly average trip reports from the season so far. So understandably I was a little apprehensive.
Special last minute offer: For the 4 day 4 night trip departing on the 23rd March (returning 27th), there is a special 20% discount. For the trips departing on the 5th April (returning on the 9th) and on the 11th April (returning on the 15th) there is a special 10% discount.
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Burma Mergui Archipelago & Richelieu Rock, 7 Day/7 Night:
Standard Quad Cabin 59,500 THB | Triple Cabin 63,000 THB
The SY Diva Andaman offers a luxury liveaboard option in the Similans, Mergui Archipelago and Southern Islands. It is a classic sailing yacht visiting the Andaman Sea throughout the year. This 35m yacht is a beautifully custom designed boat for diving liveaboard cruises. It is a high-end option for diving in the Similans, with 7 luxury cabins that are equipped like any luxury hotel room on land. Cabins are ensuite and air-conditioned and each one is equipped with a mini-fridge and state of the art LCD screen TV. The capacity onboard the SY Diva Andaman is a maximum of 14 guests, meaning that the already spacious boat is even more comfortable for an extended liveaboard in the Similans or Mergui Archipelago, Nitrox is available on board. The services available are extensive, from kayaking and traditional Thai massage to the finest international, Thai and Asian cuisine which you can enjoy under the starlight. The whole experience is made even more special with the world famous excellent Thai hospitality.
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Burma Trips 2014/2015, 5Day/6 Night - 80,250THB
Similan Islands, 5 Day/6 Night - 69,550THB
South Andaman - Koh Lipe, Koh Butang , 5 Day/6 Night - 59,920THB
Thailand and Mergui Archipelago 11Day/10Night 123,050 THB
Single person occupancy - full price plus 50%
budget Liveaboard | Khao Lak
Destinations: Similan Islands Thailand
The MV Oktavia, at 30m long, is one of the larger and more spacious boats taking divers to the Similans. It was built in 2003 but was refurbished in 2007 making it one of the best maintained boats on offer. This liveaboard boat can take up to 21 divers, all in standard twin or double air-conditioned cabins sharing 4 shower room facilities. There are 2 ensuite Master cabins onboard, these are very spacious and are also air-conditioned. There is a large dining area where the Thai and International meals are served and on the sundeck is a shaded area for relaxing between dives. A newly extended dive deck sits on the back of the boat; this area has ample space for kitting up and preparing for a dive. The MV Oktavia has Nitrox on board for divers wishing to use it. Full specifications and photos of MV Oktavia
Similan Islands, 2 Day/2 Night - 14,600THB Inc park fees and transfer
Similan Islands, 3 Day/2 Night - 22,000THB Inc park fees and transfer
Similan Islands, 4 Day/4 Night - 24,600THB Inc park fees and transfer
Similan Islands, 5 Day/5 Night - 28,700THB Inc park fees and transfer
mid-range Liveaboard | Khao Lak
Destinations: Similan Islands Thailand
The M/V Hallelujah is one of the larger liveaboards going out to the Similan Marine National Park. It is a sturdy boat constructed of steel; at 35m long it is an excellent vessel on which to spend a few days diving. The Hallelujah can take take up to 24 divers comfortably. Cabins are twin and double options, all with air-conditioning and ensuite facilities. There is one VIP Single cabin that has a desk and chair. Throughout the boat, in common areas and in cabins, 220v outlets are situated to charge laptops, cameras or other electrical devices. There is a shaded sundeck where guests can sit and relax in the sun and both indoor and outdoor eating areas. On the dive deck there is a lot of room for kitting up and preparing for diving. There is also a Nitrox system onboard the MV Hallelujah for those wishing to dive Nitrox. Full specifications and photos of MV Hallelujah
Similan Islands, 4 Day/4 Night, VIP Single Cabin - 53,000THB
Similan Islands, 4 Day/4 Night, Standard Twin Cabin - 33,000THB
high-end Liveaboard | Phuket
The Thailand Aggressor is built to U.S. Coast Guard and A.B.S. standards with a full complement of safety equipment. The Thailand Aggressor is a spacious 115’ yacht with a 23 ft. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel powered, cruises at 11.5 knots and has 110-volt power onboard. Comfortable accommodations for 16 guests include 8 spacious staterooms each independently air-conditioned, a private head and shower, picture window or porthole view, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls.
2 Master staterooms with a queen bed 3 Deluxe staterooms with two twin beds or one king bed 2 Deluxe twin staterooms with two twin beds 1 Owners stateroom with a queen bed
The Thailand Aggressor has a beautiful spacious salon, large sun deck with shading, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar, grill and a complete photo/video center. The onboard video format is both NTSC and PAL. The Thailand Aggressor has a safe aboard to store valuables such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store. Full specifications and photos of Thailand Aggressor
Master - Deluxe - Twin Cabin: 2.980,- U$
Value Twin Cabin: 2.580,- U$
MV White Manta
mid-range Liveaboard | Khao Lak
The MV White Manta is one of the larger and newer liveaboards. The boat is constructed of steel and offers good value for a mid range boat . This boat can take up to 24 guests and accommodate them in triple shared, twin or double cabins, all are air-conditioned with either ensuite facilities or shared. There is a large saloon in which you can relax with a DVD or book and a spacious dining area where meals are served. The MV White Manta has a large dive deck and kitting up area, and has camera preparation facilities and a fresh water tank. Nitrox is also available on board. Full specifications and photos of MV White Manta
The MV Scuba Explorer is one of the biggest boats heading out to the Similans at a large 36.8 metres long. It has be designed to be a sturdy boat, so even when the sea conditions are not ideal, the Scuba Explorer will be steady and those that suffer from sea sickness should be OK. The boat limits diving numbers to a maximum of 20 guests on board, this means that there is plenty of room on the boat, even though it has space for 40 tanks. There are 3 types of cabin on board. There are two suite cabins on the main deck, furnished with comfortable beds, a mini bar, sofa and closet space; these cabins are also ensuite, for added privacy. There are five deluxe cabins, one with a double, and the remaining 4 with twin beds; these cabins share shower room and separate toilet facilities. On the lower deck there are five standard rooms, which are basic, but comfortable.
The MV Scuba Explorer has a spacious indoor air conditioned lounge, fully set up for your entertainment needs with a DVD and CD player, projector and computer. There also an outdoor shaded lounge and a huge sundeck that spans nearly the entire length of the boat. The large dive deck is ideal for liveaboards, there is plenty of space here for kitting up and preparing and maintaining camera equipment. One of the added perks of the MV Scuba Explorer is that there is a masseuse on board if you would like an added bit of luxury and relaxation. Full specifications and photos of MV Scuba Explorer
Similan - Surin - Richelieu Rock 5 days / 5 nights cruise:
Standard Cabin: 45.100 THB | Deluxe Cabin: 50.800 THB | Suite Cabin: 65.500 THB
Similan - Richelieu Rock 3 days / 3 nights cruise:
Standard Cabin: 33.300 THB | Deluxe Cabin: 37.400 THB | Suite Cabin: 46.400 THB
high-end Liveaboard | Port Blair
The Infiniti is a newly built all steel construction liveboard. It was custom built in Thailand specifically for liveaboard excursions to the Andaman and Lakshadweep Islands off India. It has been constructed to the highest safety standards and has been certified and survey by RINA and it is IACS classed. The Infiniti has been built for comfort and at 38m it is a spacious liveaboard; especially as diver numbers are limited. Custom deigned for scuba diving, the Infiniti comes complete with two state of the art Bauer compressors for pure, clean air. It is equipped with the latest equipment and up to date systems so is a comfortable boat in all weather conditions. All cabins are spacious with ensuite facilities and hot water and the boat is air-conditioned in all inside areas. There are a number of common areas; the saloon lounge has a host of entertainment options including DVDs, games and books and the large sun deck is ideal for sunbathing. There are both indoor and outdoor dining areas, a kitchen offering international menus and a barbecue on the sundeck. A custom designed dive platform provides plenty of room for kitting up. There is a fresh water tank for photographers and there are 2 5m RIBs. The Infiniti is staffed by an expert dive crew. Full specifications and photos of MV Infiniti
Happy Diving Trip to Sir Hugh Rose, Neil & Havelock Isl, 5 days - 1.059,- U$
Magical Dive trip to Cinque, Passage & Sister Islands, 5 days - 1.149,- U$
Spectacular Dive trip to Barren & Havelock Islands, 5 days - 1.325,- U$
Unforgettable dive trip to Narcondam & Havelock Islands, 5 days - 1.499,- U$
Andaman Islands Tour featuring Barren Island, 6 days - 1.499,- U$
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