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MV Sea World

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MV Sea World is a liveaboard in Burma running short diving cruises around the Mergui Archipelago from the port of Ranong.

Length: 25 metres / 83 foot
Beam: 6 metres / 20 foot
Cruise: 7 knots
Divers: 20 (full charter: max 24 pax.)
Enriched air nitrox is available here
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Burma liveaboard, the MV Sea World

A maximum of 20 guests can be accommodated on board, although with 4 dive guides among the multi-lingual crew you can expect small dive groups of up to 5 per guide.

On the upper deck is the air-conditioned saloon and dining area where most guests choose to hang out. Here you can watch DVDs on the TV or enjoy the music system and library of books and magazines. There is also a sundeck with sun chairs and loungers where you can soak up the sun's rays. Accommodation consists of 10 twin or double air-conditioned cabins spread across the lower, middle and upper decks. Standard cabins share bathrooms while the 2 VIP cabins are ensuite.

Diving is either done from a tender or from the dive deck which features a nitrox system, fresh water showers, toilets and rinse tanks. Your safety whilst diving is increased by the provision of diver positioning devices - 1 per buddy team. You should not expect the MV Sea World to be a deluxe experience, but for those who are on a tight budget or time-conscious and still want to experience some of the best diving Burma has to offer, MV Sea World is a popular choice.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details....

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, complimentary t-shirt.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Burma entry and diving fees per person (3 Nights - US$ 130, 4 Nights - US$ 150, 5 Nights - US$ 170). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, transfers to and from Ranong, nitrox (US$ 6 per tank), dive equipment (US$ 15 per day), dive computer, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: MV Sea World departs in the early morning 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. No need to apply for a tourist visa beforehand when visiting Burma on a liveaboard safari from Thailand. Read our information on Burma entry requirements.

Non-diver rate: 20% off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single traveller may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 divers and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See whole boat charter prices below. Equivalent to: Pay for 16 divers and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 3 nights - US$ 6,336, 4 nights - US$ 8,448, 5 nights - US$ 10,560, all assuming 18 divers. For whole boat charter with more than 18 divers, please check with us.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 2 VIP bunk bed cabins on the main deck with private en-suite bathrooms. There are also 10 Standard double/twin bed cabins with shared bathrooms - 6 on the main deck, 2 on the upper deck and 2 on the lower deck. The Standard cabins share 4 bathroom/toilets. All cabins have windows except for the 2 Standard cabins on the lower deck.

A Sea World Standard cabin All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sea-view windows (except for lower deck cabins)
  • VIP cabins: private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower and hand basin
  • Mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding and towels
  • Space for luggage
  • 2-pin 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 8 / 8 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Sea World's indoor saloon The crew of 11 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader (also dive guide)
  • 2 Dive instructors
  • Divemaster
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • 4 Deck hands
Enriched air nitrox - 2 motorised dive tenders - 50mē dive deck & platform with rincse tank, hot water showers & toilets - 16mē air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD player & music system - Movie library, general books & magazines, fish ID books - Satellite telephone - 40mē open-air dining area - 40mē sundeck with chairs & matresses - Water dispenser

PADI dive certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver.

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Menu, cuisine type...
Food is an important part of any liveaboard experience, and begins each day on Sea World with a pre-breakfast followed by a cooked American breakfast, Thai lunch and European dinner, all served in the air-conditioned dining area. The menu includes Thai and Burmese specialties, BBQ and international fare. Fresh fish is often purchased from fishermen during the trips.

  • The upper deck shaded dining and social area onboard MV Sea WorldThai, Burmese and international main meals - 3 choices per sitting.
  • Waitress served dining in the upper deck air-conditioned dining area or in the open-air shaded 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 - Barbeque on the final evening of the safari ...

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technical specifications...
  • MV Sea World - another viewBuilt in year 2007
  • Size - 25m x 6m
  • Top speed - 11 knots
  • Cruising speed - 7 knots
  • 3 Hino engines - 2 x 400 & 1 x 300 HP
  • 3 x 40 KW generators
  • 2 x Coltri-Sub dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings. DIN adapters available
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 14,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 9,000 litres

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navigation, safety features...
  • The Sea World's sun deck2 life rafts
  • 25 HP Yamaha dive dinghy
  • Lost diver positioning devices
  • VHF radio
  • Samyung GPS
  • Samyung radar
  • Sounder
  • Satellite & mobile telephones
  • Advanced medic first aid box
  • Oxygen 10,000 litres
  • CCTV in engine room
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight & horn
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
  • Life jackets in cabins
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Dive insurance is not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
Sea World deck plans
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Customer reviews: 

"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 ...

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