MV Hallelujah is a custom built 35 metre steel-hulled motor yacht designed for stability and comfort. The boat can accommodate up to 24 divers on 4 night trips to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock.
Hallelujah has a large dive deck and diving platform, with plenty of storage space for ease and convenience. While not diving, guests can relax in the air-conditioned saloon/dining area with its entertainment and sound system. The delicious buffet-style meals can be enjoyed in the indoor or open-air dining areas.
Sun worshippers can head upstairs to the huge sun deck which spans the length of the boat and is equipped with chairs and loungers. This is also a great place to enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful tropical islands and watch the sun set over the turquoise sea.
All the air-conditioned guest cabins are spacious and have private en-suite bathrooms and sea views. They also have doors that open on to the outside of the boat for a cooling breeze. The whole vessel is stylishly furnished with wood panelling throughout the interior. MV Hallelujah is a superb choice for top quality accommodation and great diving made easy while cruising on this Similan liveaboard.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Phuket hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, dive insurance.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment US$ 19 per day, 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: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 8 per fill), torches, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The MV Hallelujah departs in the evening from Khao Lak. A minibus service from all hotels in Phuket to and from the boat is provided (approximately 2 hours transfer). For more information on how to get to Phuket see our Thailand travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 15% off the published price.
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 (approximately) 75% of the published price. Please check with us.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.
Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dive dinghies - 53m² dive deck and platform with fresh water showers, camera table and rinse tanks - 78m² air-conditioned saloon with dining area, bar, TV, DVD player & music system - Movie library, general & fish ID books, and dive magazines - 120m² sundeck with chairs & mattresses - Water dispenser
PADI scuba certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver.
You won't go hungry on this Similan liveaboard as there is always plenty of delicious food served buffet-style. Both Thai and international dishes are served and cooked fresh daily. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are the 3 main meals and snacks are also on offer in the afternoon.
Thai and international main meal dishes.
Buffet-style service in saloon or open-air.
Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, toast, biscuits and cake are provided free of charge.
Soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase.
All dietary requirements can be catered for, please send prior notice.
Dining begins with dinner on the first evening of the cruise.
Sample meals: Massaman Curry (with a delicious veggie version!), Spaghetti Bolognese, home-made French fries and battered onion rings.
"Very well layed out boat, briefings were clear and short. All of the staff on the boat were very helpful, and knowledgeable. " - George Reeves, USA ...
"The liveaboard trip with the M/V Hallelujah was fantastic in most aspects, and I would gladly recomend this liveaboard vessel to other divers thinking about doing the same trip. I had a tiny hope of seeing whale sharks on this trip... and we did!! This exeeded my expectations, and I consider my self very lucky to have seen them not only once, but three times. All in all, a great trip" - Eirik Leknes, Norway ...