Colona VI has a very good reputation as one of the most professionally run, friendly and relaxed Thailand liveaboard cruises. This is largely due to the dive staff who will do all they can to ensure that your trip a hassle free and fun experience. They are always on hand to answer your questions, whether you need to know the name of that unusual fish they showed you, you need tips on taking underwater photos, or you want to see an impersonation of Huggy Bear from Starsky and Hutch!.
There are options for 2, 4 and 6 day trips. We recommend the 6 day Andaman Sea safari which includes all the best dive sites in the area, such as the Similans, Richelieu Rock and Hin Daeng.
Freshen up anytime in your cabin's own private bathroom ... no need to worry about queuing first thing in the morning! The only double bed cabin is the Honeymoon cabin on the upper deck, but is always the first to be booked so be quick if you want that one!
Meals are served in the spacious shaded outdoor area which is designed for socialising. At the rear of the upper deck is a cushioned lounge area, perfect for reading a book or taking a nap between dives.
Colona VI has enriched air nitrox. If you've never dived with nitrox before, why not learn on board? Interested in learning to blend your own nitrox fills? The staff can teach you that too. Sign up now for an enthralling Thailand liveaboard dive experience and education. It's likely to be great fun too!
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, hot chocolate, tea and water, soft drinks, 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): Scuba equipment (US$ 17 per day), Similan and Surin national park fees (currently approx US$ 12 per person per day), Hin Daeng park fee (US$ 12 ). All divers must use a dive computer, rental not included in the price. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Nitrox fills, alcoholic drinks, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Colona VI departs in the evening from Chalong Pier in Phuket. There is a transfer service from the airport and all hotels in Phuket to and from the boat. For more information see our Thailand travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published prices.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 90% to the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 13 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge.
"The service by the boat crew and dive leaders was exceptionally good and would recommend Colona liveaboard boat and crew anytime." - John Gardner, New Zealand, 21 November 2009 ...
"Steve, the lead DM on the boat, was nothing short of outstanding. His dive briefings and his attention to detail made this trip very informative and fun for us." - Philip Sanchez, USA, 29 December 2008 ...
"The food was excellent ... the captain and crew were helpful and friendly ... Raoul was always friendly, helpful and made the diving safe and enjoyable. I'd recommend the Colona boats to anyone." - Darren Carpenter, United States of America ...
"Enjoyed the trip - boat staff far exceeded our expectations - would like to mention Kay was our boat hand and went above and beyond." - Chris Brewer, Canada ...