BOAT CHARTER SERVICES
Charter your own boat for an unforgettable experience in the Similan Islands or the Mergui Archipelago. Whether you are looking for a boat for your dive club or a boat for a special occasion, Thailand Dive & Sail have an array of vessels to chose from to meet all budgets. Over the years our expertise has been called upon to arrange scuba diving trips for dive clubs, taking divers on extended adventures and making the most of our knowledge of the areas visited. Our staff have also been employed as private guides on visiting luxury boats, utilizing our dive site knowledge, our experience with safety aspects navigating foreign waters and also our suggestions for non diving activities. When visiting a foreign country it can sometimes be daunting to make arrangements, especially when you are in charge of a group of divers, such as a dive club. Thailand Dive and Sail’s experience in the Andaman (including the Southern Islands, the Similans and the Mergui Archipelago) and our vast knowledge of the dive sites and boats that are operating here, makes us one of the best options as your first point of contact when organizing a Similan diving liveaboard. Our team of experts who have each lived in Thailand for a minimum of 8 years can help with everything from booking transfers from the airport, to recommending and helping book accommodation.
Not only can we arrange excellent and tailor made Similan liveaboard schedules to suit individual needs and requests, but we also continue to provide private day trip speedboat charters to the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richalieu Rock. This year we have introduced day trip charters to Koh Prathong, an undiscovered island to the north of Khao Lak, great for snorkellers and land explorers. For the third year Thailand Dive and Sail will be working together with the Marine Megafauna Foundation for the 2015 Ray of Hope Manta Research Expedition. We will once again be chartering the MV Deep Andaman Queen for this trip, and have arranged the schedule and itinerary to suit our needs and objectives. This trip is a highlight of the diving season for us as it allows us to create an opportunity for keen divers and conservationists to become a part of citizen science and continues our commitment to the Marine Megafauna Foundation and Manta research and education.
Thailand Dive & Sail have been happy to arrange and participate in organising boat trips for special occasions such a weddings, hen and stag do’s (bachelor/bachelorette parties), birthday parties and anniversaries. Our trips are specially tailored to meet the requirements of the particular groups. We chose locations that offer more privacy and provide a wealth of activities for each location: this might include diving, snorkeling, nature trekking or bird watching to name but a few. Each trip is carefully planned and includes specially prepared menus for each occasion, prepared by our legendary cook.
RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION, MOVIE AND MEDIA PRODUCTION
Our team have been called upon to plan specialized trips to all areas of the Andaman Sea, these have been for help with scientific research, media production and also as marine coordinators and safety divers on movie sets. Our extensive dive logs, spanning many years, are now becoming a valuable source of data for local, national and international press, as well as aiding marine biologists in their studies.
In 2015 Thailand Dive and Sail will be starting a new strand of our Manta research efforts, with dedicated speedboat day trips to Koh Bon for research and education. On these exploration days we will hold manta conservation talks on board and teach divers how to take Manta ID shots and upload these to Manta Matcher, a vital tool in the ongoing investigations into Manta Ray behavioral patterns by the Marine Megafauna Foundation. If you are looking to get off the beaten track or just want to experience something special along the Andaman Coast, Thailand Dive & Sail provides the full range of services necessary to make your trip the success you want it to be.
Our Services include:
Consultation about boats, timelines, destinations and budget in preparation for your trip
Logistics equipment, transfers and transport, staff and special equipment handling
Legal Services such as filming permits for media productions and permissions for marine research
Catering food supplies for extended trips and specially prepared menu for special occasions
Media Coverage documenting your trips using our professional photographers and videographers
Other Arrangements for your events such as special dinners, activities and accommodation prior or following your trip
Let our long-term experience work for you, which gives you more time to take care of the actual reason for your visit. We offer charter services for the following boat types:
– Longtail boats
– Budget to mid-range motor vessel liveaboards
– High class motor vessel Liveaboards
– High class Sailing boats
If you would like to have your trip arranged by Thailand Dive & Sail please contact us for more details.