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Nautica is the newest Burma diving boat, built in 2004. She's a high quality steel hulled vessel and because she takes a maximum of only 12 guests, individual service is guaranteed. Nautica is custom-built to International Maritime Organisation specifications. The rigorous IMO standards, which few boats in Burma can meet, ensure a strong and dependable safaris with the full complement of safety features for ocean cruising.
There's a spacious open-air lounge area on the upper deck with comfortable seating. A cushioned area at the rear of the main deck is great for relaxing Thai style and this is typical of the ethos of the company and the boat's laid back and sociable feel. Nautica is a great choice if you're looking for a high quality charter without guests taking themselves too seriously! Music and movies are available from a well stocked library.
The cabins are bright and airy with modern styling. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms, except for the budget cabin on the main deck. All the cabins have individually controlled air conditioning, mini bars, reading lamps and large seaview windows. You have the option of a larger double bed Master cabin on the upper deck, Standard cabins or a Budget bunk bed cabin on the main deck.
You can choose between 9 days diving in Burma and Thailand - the Mergui Archipelago and Similans, or shorter trips to Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands and the southern islands. Nautica is 1 of only 2 liveaboard boats that dive in the Koh Tarutao and Butang Island areas. Why not take the opportunity to visit these new and unusual destinations while you can!
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, coffee, hot chocolate, tea and water, dinghy exploration of islands and shores, dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), operators fuel surcharge, and return transfers to the boat from Phuket Airport and hotels.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Similan and Burma marine park entry fees (currently approx. US$ 200) are payable upon embarkation, scuba equipment (US$ 18 per day).
How to get there: Nautica departs in the evening from Chalong in Phuket or Khao Lak. There is a transfer service from the airport and all hotels in Phuket to and from the boat. For more information see our Myanmar travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Not applicable for whole boat charters.
Dive clubs and group discounts: MV Nautica is available for full charter only so prices apply for 12 guests only. Please let us know your particular requirements and we will quote you the best price available for your itinerary.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): See above for the published price.
Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dinghy - 25m² dive deck - Underwater cameras for rent - TV, DVD video, music system and library - Large HD screen for digital image post-processing - Open-air 30m² cushioned social area
Diving limited to depth 30 metres maximum
PADI courses available - Advanced Open Water Diver and EANx.
"Great boat. Very nice to have it slightly smaller (only 10 divers for our trip). Great divemasters, good equipment, very nice rooms and lounging deck. Day 3 on Richelieu definite highlight. Would highly recommend this particular boat." - Hagen Rode, South Africa,27 February 2012 ...
"Boat crew was very good. Worked well together very attentive and helpful. Problems on boat were, ran out of cereal and milk after first day - obviously not stocked. Nitrox system did not work - was very disappointed but understand things break. They did bring a technician out by boat to try and fix but could not." - Howard Blitz, USA, 18 November 2011 ...
"Nice quite boat, including us there were only 6 guests which was fantastic. Nice sized cabins, spacious deck areas, good food, good service, good diving. Overall it was a very pleasant trip." - Gerald Chappell, UK, 8 April 2007 ...