LIVEABOARD 7 days / 6 nights - Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu, Surin Island
Explore the top dive sites of Thailand from the comforts of M/V Bavaria. Dive, eat, sleep and dive again! World-famous Similan and Surin National Parks; Koh Bon, Tachai and Richelieu Rock famous for Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. Experienced guides showing you the best of the best.
*Departure 19:00 from Thaplamu Pier, Khao Lak
*Arrives 16:00 to Thaplamu Pier, Khao Lak
*Standard Twin Cabin
*Comfort Double Cabin 1475€
*Comfort Twin Cabin 1535€
*Deluxe Double Cabin 1655€
National Park Fees paid in cash onboard:
Diver THB 2900 (appr. €78)
Non-Diver THB 1500 (appr. €40)
Rental dive equipment
€20 / day or €140 / trip
Nitrox: €8 / tank or €90/ trip
15L tanks: €8/ tank
Diving computer: €8/ day
Torch: €8/ day
PADI AOWD- course: €290
PADI Nitrox- course: €190
Transfer Phuket - Khao Lak, single use cabins or non-divers please ask for a quote
To make a reservation, please contact us with the contact form below.
Please note that the cancellation terms of liveaboards are different to other Raya Divers trips and courses.
MV Bavaria is a steel vessel designed by divers for divers and she was built in 2016 in Thailand in accordance with the latest maritime and safety standards. All guests are accommodated in comfortable cabins with individual air conditioning systems. The maximum number of guests is 24.
2 standard cabins on the upper deck with shared bathroom
6 Comfort twin cabins with private bathroom on the main deck
2 Comfort cabins with double bed and private bathroom in the lower deck
2 Deluxe cabins large double bed and private bathroom on the main deck.
Large diving platform and equipment area
Spacious, partially covered sundeck with loungers and mats
Salon is equipped with the latest TV, DVD and stereo system
Free Wi-Fi available (only if reception exists)
Length 28 meters
Beam 6 meters
Main engines two X 480 HP
Two Generators 220V
Two Bauer mariner compressors
All cabins complete with 220 volt of Electricity 24 hours a day
Air-conditioning system in the cabins
Fresh Water capacity 30 000 liters
Fuel capacity 12 000 liters
Cruising Speed 9.5 knots
Communication: satellite phone, VHF, mobile phone
Navigation: GPS, radar, sonar
Emergency: satellite phone, first aid equipment, emergency blanket, 4 fire extinguishers, 40 life jackets, life raft
Similan Island National Park
Nine unique islands with white-sanded beaches, crystal clear waters and rich marine life is one of the most famous destinations in Thailand. The archipelago is located 65 km west of Khao Lak and is considered one of the most interesting diving areas in the world. Dive sites hold a variety of giant boulders, caves, narrow passages and over 500 species of hard and soft coral pulsating with life. Leopard sharks, guitar rays, whale sharks, mantas and turtles are often found in the area.
Koh Bon & Koh Tachai
Two islands located north of the Similan Islands and both islands offer unique underwater sceneries uncomparable with any other Thailand dive sites as well as an incredible amount of life. Koh Tachai pinacle is one the most quality dive spots in the region while Koh Bon is known the hot spot for Manta Rays in Thailand.
A horseshoe-shaped pinnacle situated in the open sea about 40km off the mainland. It is listed as one of the top dive sites in the world and it’s without question the best Thailand dive site. The pristine reefs of Richelieu Rock host an overwhelming amount of marine life, anything from large pelagics, predators, schooling fish and more, all the way to macro life such as seahorses, ghost pipefish, nudibranchs and countless more including whale shark time to time.
An archipelago of five islands 55 km off the coast and it belongs to Mu Ko Surin National Park. The islands are one of the very few untouched places in Thailand. Other than a small Moken village and National park premises, there are no other buildings on the islands. Popular for its coral gardens, white beaches and emerald color sea, Surin Islands are one of the most untouched dive areas in Thailand.
Koh Haa Islands
Islands are located 15km off from Koh Lanta, inside the Koh Mu National Park. The archipelago is famous for its clear waters, shallow lagoons, an underwater cave and rich marine life. The six inhabitant islands offers great place for snorkeling and diving for all levels.
Hin Daeng & Hin Muang
Dive sites are located approximately 30km south of Koh Haa islands and 100km from Phuket. Hin Daeng is a partially submerged pinnacle and in Thai meaning "red rock” as the pinnacle is mostly covered by red soft corals. Hin Muang is a completely submerged pinnacle located just a couple of hundreds of meters from Hin Daeng. The pinnacle is mostly covered by purple soft corals, which is what gives the dive site its name in Thai “purple rock”. These are one of the best dive sites in Thailand and Manta Rays and Whale Sharks are often seen at both dive sites.
A small island in the Adang-Rawi Archipelago of southwest Thailand, near the Malaysian border. The island is ideal for diving and snorkeling as the area is home to 25 percent of the world's tropical fish species.
Phi Phi Islands
Just south west of Krabi coastline lie the stunning Phi Phi Islands, part of a marine national park that's one of the world's most unforgettable destinations. Sheer limestone cliffs, fine sand beaches and hidden coves. Coral gardens and deeper reefs are sensational for diving and snorkeling.
Minimum Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Travel and diving insurance, read more from Insurance Info Tab below
Diving computer and Safety Marker Buoy ( SMB )
On liveaboard trips we require each traveler to have their own travel insurance, and for certified divers to have an insurance specifically for scuba diving. This would assist you to avoid possible coverage problems on severe injuries, decompression chamber treatment or expensive evacuation cases back to your home country. Insurances are affordable and easy to purchase directly from the domestic insurance companies or the international organizations below.
Small luggage or backpack for the personal belongings
Camera and charger
Change clothes, T-shirts and long-sleeved recommended
Swimsuit / bikini
Hat or headband
Personal hygiene products
Books, music etc
Cash in THB for beer, ice cream and tip for the crew
NOTE! Excess luggage can be stored at the dive center during the liveaboard
Air-conditioned cabin for two persons
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, fresh fruits, soft drinks in bottles, drinking water, coffee and tea
Tanks, weights and weight belt
Towels and shower gel
National park fees
Transfers from/to Phuket
Ice cream, alcohol beverages, cigarets and selection of soft drinks
Tips for the boat crew