Accommodating a maximum of 10 divers, the high-bowed Giamani is very spacious and there is always plenty of room for the guests to find their own space. The cabins are all air conditioned with sea view windows and are comfortable and tastefully furnished. The 4 Deluxe cabins are en-suite and 1 Master double/twin cabin are all air-conditioned and have ensuite bathroom facilities.
You can choose to spend your relaxation time in the air-con lounge which is fully equipped with all the entertainment facilities you could wish for including TV, DVD player, music system and library. If you prefer to hang out in the open air, cooled by the sea breezes, then you can either sit in the shade in the roomy outdoor dining area on the upper deck or head to the bow and catch some rays on the sundeck.
The dive deck is spacious and the boat features separate camera rinse tanks and a camera table, so it's ideal for serious underwater photographers. Firmly established as a leading light in the Phuket liveaboard scene, the steel hulled MV Giamani could be a great choice for you.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (US$ 18 per day) to be paid in advance, dive computer, dive insurance, Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 12 per park, from 01 February 2015 US$ 15 per park, are payable upon embarkation. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).
Optional extras: Return transfers to the boat from Phuket hotels (US$ 10 per way), alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 8 per fill). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MV Giamani trips depart in the evening from Phuket. A minibus service from all hotels in Phuket or Phuket Airport to and from the boat is provided. For more information see our Thailand travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 90% to the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.
Enriched air nitrox available - Motorised dive dinghy - 30mē dive deck & 4mē platform with shower - camera table and rinse tank - air-conditioned saloon with bar, TV, video and music - limited internet/email usage - movie library, fish books and diving magazines - upper deck shaded dining area - sundeck with sun mattresses
PADI Dive certification courses including Advanced Open Water Diver, EANx, Deep Diver and Underwater Digital Photography.
All food on the MV Giamani is served buffet style and in large portions! You can expect a mouth-watering range of food including the best of the local Thai dishes as well as international favourites, such as steaks, pasta and fresh crispy salads.
The ice maker means that you will never go without chilled liquid refreshment, and you can watch the sun go down over remote Burmese waters with a delicious ice cream.
Thai, Italian and international meals.
Open-air buffet-style dining on the upper deck.
Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit and biscuits are provided free of charge.
Soft drinks, wine and beers are also available.
The dining service begins with dinner on the first evening of the cruise.
"We had an excellent crew and dive master (Ricardo) on this boat, everyone very friendly and helpful! The organization of the trip, food, diving, etc was admirable good. We had a cabin with own bathroom and this was very comfortable and clean. :)" - Sien Van Liefferinge, Belgium ...
"Everything about the trip was beyond expectations. The boat was safe and in excellent condition. The cabins were clean and comfortable. Food was excellent, especially considering the allergies. Staff was superb - Ricardo in particular was deserving of praise. On top of that, the diving was even better. Some tough current on a few of the dives, and one was cancelled due to the tsunami warning. But 2 manta rays on Koh Bon was worth it! Eagle ray following that ... but no whalesharks (Please speak with your boss about that)." - Jeff Gepner, USA ...
"Staff were pleasant and helpful, food was good, simple, tasty. The boat is well laid out. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the dive sites, and fastidious regarding safety, conservation and maintenance." - Philip Harvey, Hong Kong ...
"I wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with the crew and dive personnel on the Giamani. I had a great time and would give them a big Excellent." - Daniel Stoughton, USA ...
"I had a great trip on board of the MV Giamani, really excellent! The staff (both Thai crew and dive staff) were extremely friendly and professional. The choices of the dive sites, the briefings, and the guides were all great. The food was good, but could maybe use a little bit less oil ... taste is great though. The boat was in very good condition, and the dive deck was tidy, spacious, and operated efficiently." - Thierry Rakotoarivelo, Australia ...