SY Diva Andaman is a 35 metre sleek wooden-hulled sailing yacht constructed in 2009 which runs 6 night Similans diving cruises as well as shorter Phuket liveaboard trips to the southern islands area of the Thai Andaman Sea.
With 10 crew to cater for the needs of a maximum of 15 scuba divers you can be assured of plenty of personal attention. Guests can relax in the air-conditioned saloon/dining area where you can find the entertainment facilities, or on the large sundeck where you can soak up the tropical Phuket sunshine in style or enjoy a beer or soft drink. All guest cabins have private bathrooms, minibar and personal safety boxes, as well as a complimentary bottle of Champagne.
Additional facilities include nitrox, traditional Thai massage, a dive deck with 20 individual storage spaces and a hot water shower, and sea kayaks for exploring secluded areas of the Andaman Sea. The liveaboard's interior is beautifully furnished with wooden paneling throughout the vessel. SY Diva Andaman like any diva, loves to travel in style and enjoy the finer things in life, while cruising the Similans and the greater Phuket area.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks and complimentary champagne, hotel to boat transfers, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, scuba equipment, torches, dive computer.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive insurance, Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 14 per park, surcharge of US$ 230 for cruises departing on 20th and 27th Dec 2015 to be paid in advance. 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 (US$ 7 per fill), traditional Thai massage. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: SY Diva Andaman departs in the evening from Chalong, Phuket for Similan trips. For Burma liveaboard cruises, she departs from Ranong in the afternoon. For more information see our Thailand travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 02.00 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
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: See whole boat charter rate below. 5% discount if you book at least 5 nights, 10% discount if you book at least 10 nights.
Nitrox - 24mē dive deck and 15mē platform with fresh water shower, toilet and rinse tanks - Sea kayaks - 80mē air-conditioned restaurant with bar and open-air dining area on the main deck - DVD player and screen, movie library and music system - Fish ID books, diving books, magazines and board games - 50mē shaded area - 100mē sundeck with deckchairs and sun mattresses
Food on this Phuket liveaboard consists of a range of both Thai and international cuisine served buffet style with a waitress on hand for drinks and additional service. Shorter trips ensure the freshest of ingredients and all snacks, soft drinks are included in the price.
Thai and international buffets served onboard.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served with an attendant waitress in the indoor restaurant or open air dining area.
Candy bars, ice creams, biscuits, fruit, tea & coffee, drinking water, soft drinks are included free of charge. A complimentary bottle of Champagne per cabin per cruise is also offered.
Fine wines, beers, spirits and extra champagne are available for purchase.
Vegetarians can be catered for with prior notice.
Dining service begins with lunch or dinner, depending on the cruise route.