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MV Giamani

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Since 2007, the imposing figure of the MV Giamani, an internationally-owned Phuket liveaboard, has been operating in Thailand and Myanmar.

Length: 33 metres / 109 foot
24 metres / 79 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 21 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 10
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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.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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November 2014
Dep: 7 Nov Ret: 13 Nov Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 14 Nov Ret: 20 Nov Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 21 Nov Ret: 27 Nov Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 28 Nov Ret: 4 Dec Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
December 2014
Dep: 5 Dec Ret: 11 Dec Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 12 Dec Ret: 18 Dec Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
January 2015
Dep: 9 Jan Ret: 15 Jan Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 16 Jan Ret: 22 Jan Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 23 Jan Ret: 29 Jan Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 30 Jan Ret: 5 Feb Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
February 2015
Dep: 6 Feb Ret: 12 Feb Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 13 Feb Ret: 19 Feb Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 20 Feb Ret: 26 Feb Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
March 2015
Dep: 13 Mar Ret: 19 Mar Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 20 Mar Ret: 26 Mar Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 27 Mar Ret: 2 Apr Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
April 2015
Dep: 3 Apr Ret: 9 Apr Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 10 Apr Ret: 16 Apr Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943
Dep: 17 Apr Ret: 23 Apr Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng US$ 1,943

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More Trip Details....

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$ 19 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. 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.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 2,977.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 4 Deluxe double/twin bunk cabins on the middle deck, and 1 Master double/twin cabin on the upper deck. All beds are 220 x 70 cm.

The spacious Master cabin is on the upper deck, has a sofa-bed to allow for twin sharing.

Standard twin bunk cabin All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Small windows
  • Ensuite Deluxe cabins have toilet, mirror, hot water shower, towels and hand basin
  • Reading lights
  • Mini fridge
  • Twin flat prong mains outlet 220 volts - 24 hours per day
  • Bedding and cabinet
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 5 / 5 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Giamani saloon Crew comprises:
  • Cruise leader (who also acts as a divemaster)
  • Additional divemaster
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Stewardess
  • Deck hand
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.

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Menu, cuisine type...
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.

Dining onboard Giamani 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.
  • Operator rates their dining as very important.


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technical specifications...
  • MV Giamani - another viewBuilt in year 1998
  • Refurbished in 2007
  • Size - 24m x 6.5m
  • Weight - 62 tonnes
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 2 x 230 HP Nissan engines
  • 2 Isuzu generators - 25 KVa & 30 KVa
  • 2 x L&W dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings. DIN adapters are available free of charge.
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Watermaker - 10,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 9,900 litres
  • Environmental waste storage tank

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navigation, safety features...
  • Giamani dive deckLife raft (for 25 passengers each)
  • 1 x 25 HP Yamaha dive dinghy
  • CB, SSB and VHF radios
  • Garmin global positioning system (GPS)
  • Lowrance X-65 fishfinder
  • JRC JMA 2254 radar
  • Autopilot
  • Seiwa plotter
  • Furuno FCV-665 depth sounder
  • Engine room CCTV and fire alarm
  • Motorola satellite telephone
  • Mobile telephone
  • 2 x medic first aid boxes
  • This operator has not confirmed the presence, or quantity of, oxygen on their dive boat
  • Life jackets throughout
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Searchlight and loudhailer
  • Emergency signalling device
  • Customer dive insurance is included
  • All divers must use a dive computer on every dive.
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layout plans...
Giamani deck plans
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Customer reviews: 

"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 ...

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