MV Sea World I is a Burma liveaboard operating Mergui Archipelago diving cruises from the port of Ranong, as well as some Similan island trips.
Up to 18 divers can be accommodated in a range of cabins all with sea view windows so you can enjoy views over the remote waters and islands of Myanmar.
Although a compact liveaboard of 22m in length, Sea World I still features an upper deck with both and air-conditioned saloon and a separate open air dining area, plus a large sun decks. The saloon has TV, DVD, music and a library of reading material. If you prefer a fresh air environment you can choose between the tables and chairs of the open air dining area or the sundeck, where you can work on your tan. There are also 2 Bunk bed rooms on the upper deck, with all others, including the 3 VIP rooms with ensuite bathrooms, situated on the main deck.
You will dive either from the dive deck or from a tender. The dive deck has access to a toilet and shower for your post-dive comfort. Nitrox is available so you can maximise your time on Burma’s reefs. MV Sea World I is by no means a luxury option but is an affordable, no frills option and works well as a divers’ liveaboard.
Notes: Please note that for Myanmar trips the bookings will be closed 2 weeks before the trip departure date to allow time for immigration procedures.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster (4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torch.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 15 per day), transfers to and from Ranong. Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 14 per park. Burma visa fee is US$ 30 US. Burma national park fee is US$ 170 for 5 nights and U$$ 190 for 6 nights. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if you provide advance notice) (US$ 8 per tank), dive computer, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MV Sea World I departs 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 12 noon. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 20% 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: Pay for 8 guests and 1 additional person can join a Standard cabin free of charge (total 9 guests). See whole boat charter prices below which are equivalent to: pay for 16 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 18 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): For whole boat charter prices please check with us.
There are 3 VIP rooms on the main deck with private en-suite bathrooms. There are also 2 Double bed rooms and 4 Bunk bed rooms all sharing 3 bathrooms. 2 of the Bunk bed rooms are on the upper deck; all other rooms on the main deck.
All the rooms have:
VIP rooms: private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower and hand basin
All this ABC - Motorised dive tender - 50m² dive deck & platform with rinse tank, hot water showers & toilets - 16m² air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD player & music system - Movie library, general books & magazines, fish ID books - Satellite telephone - 40m² open-air dining area - 40m² sundeck with chairs & mattresses - Water dispenser
PADI scuba certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver.
The dining experience begins each day on Sea World I with a pre-breakfast before the first dive, followed by a cooked American breakfast. Later you can enjoy Thai lunch and European dinner, all served in the upper deck dining area. The menu includes international cuisine plus Burmese, Thai, Chinese and Indian specialties. Fresh fish is often bought locally and barbecued during the trips.
Thai, Burmese and international main meals - 3 choices per sitting.
Waitress served dining in the upper deck dining area.
Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner.
Coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit, drinking water, toast and biscuits are provided free of charge.
Beer is also available for purchase.
All dietary requirements can be catered for, please send advanced notice.
Dining service begins with dinner on the first evening of the cruise.
Example dishes - Barbecue on the final evening of the safari ...
"The service was just unbeliviable. The staff went way out of their way to help. I have more than 5000 dives and this was the best staff on the boat i came across. Actualy, it would not be fair to say which part of the service was the best. Everybody did maximum they could - the cooking lady, the captain, the divemasters and the crew. One boat boy was actualy risking his life to get us back to the boat during a night dive in rough seas." - Pavel Motheji, Czech Republic, 27 January 2014 ...
"Staff excellent. Ship under average. Food. Monotonous but fine. Only one deck to stay. Not even soft backs for relax. Due to lack of space the crew had to eat at the dive deck. Place is beautiful and the people too." - Francisco Asencio, Spain, 15 May 2017 ...