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MV Scuba Adventure

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MV Scuba Adventure is a 23 metre Phuket liveaboard which operates 4 night dive safaris around the Similans, Surin and Richelieu Rock. Alternatively you can join overnight itineraries to Phi Phi during June to September. With a maximum of just 12 divers you can be sure that you will be diving the best of Thailand in relatively small groups with a ratio of 1 divemaster to every 4 guests.

 *Special offer applies
Length: 33 metres / 109 foot
23 metres / 76 foot
Beam: 6 metres / 18 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 12 (13 for whole boat charters)
Enriched air nitrox is available here
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MV Scuba Adventure for Phuket liveaboard diving safaris

Cabins consist of twins and doubles with air-conditioning and shared bathroom facilities. Diving is easy from the dive deck which features 2 fresh water showers for quick rinsing and nitrox is available.

There is a saloon on the main deck and an open-air dining area on the upper deck where you can dine al fresco with views over the Andaman Sea. The saloon features TV, video and audio system. Food is fresh, varied and plentiful and served buffet style. Note that these trips depart from and return to Patong Beach, Phuket so there is no need for additional time-consuming minibus journeys.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

July 2014
Dep: 26 Jul Ret: 27 Jul Phuket-Phi Phi Islands US$ 299
August 2014
Dep: 2 Aug Ret: 3 Aug Phuket-Phi Phi Islands US$ 299
Dep: 9 Aug Ret: 10 Aug Phuket-Phi Phi Islands US$ 332
Dep: 16 Aug Ret: 17 Aug Phuket-Phi Phi Islands US$ 332
Dep: 23 Aug Ret: 24 Aug Phuket-Phi Phi Islands US$ 332
Dep: 30 Aug Ret: 31 Aug Phuket-Phi Phi Islands US$ 332
November 2014
Dep: 14 Nov Ret: 17 Nov Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 573
Dep: 18 Nov Ret: 21 Nov Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 573
Dep: 21 Nov Ret: 25 Nov Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 724
Dep: 26 Nov Ret: 30 Nov Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 724
Dep: 30 Nov Ret: 3 Dec Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 573
December 2014
Dep: 5 Dec Ret: 8 Dec Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 573
Dep: 8 Dec Ret: 12 Dec Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 724
Dep: 13 Dec Ret: 17 Dec Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 724
Dep: 17 Dec Ret: 20 Dec Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 573
Dep: 21 Dec Ret: 24 Dec Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 573
Dep: 24 Dec Ret: 28 Dec Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 29 Dec Ret: 2 Jan Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
January 2015
Dep: 2 Jan Ret: 5 Jan Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 6 Jan Ret: 9 Jan Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 9 Jan Ret: 13 Jan Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 16 Jan Ret: 20 Jan Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 20 Jan Ret: 23 Jan Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 24 Jan Ret: 27 Jan Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 27 Jan Ret: 31 Jan Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
February 2015
Dep: 1 Feb Ret: 5 Feb Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 5 Feb Ret: 8 Feb Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 11 Feb Ret: 14 Feb Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 14 Feb Ret: 18 Feb Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 19 Feb Ret: 23 Feb Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 23 Feb Ret: 26 Feb Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 27 Feb Ret: 2 Mar Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
March 2015
Dep: 2 Mar Ret: 6 Mar Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 7 Mar Ret: 11 Mar Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 11 Mar Ret: 14 Mar Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 15 Mar Ret: 18 Mar Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 20 Mar Ret: 24 Mar Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 25 Mar Ret: 29 Mar Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 29 Mar Ret: 1 Apr Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
April 2015
Dep: 2 Apr Ret: 5 Apr Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 5 Apr Ret: 9 Apr Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 10 Apr Ret: 14 Apr Similan Islands-Richelieu Rock US$ 688
Dep: 14 Apr Ret: 17 Apr Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 20 Apr Ret: 23 Apr Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544
Dep: 29 Apr Ret: 2 May Hin Daeng-Hin Muang US$ 544

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More Trip Details....

Special offers: Great early bird discounts when you book and pay in advance. Please see more details at MV Scuba Adventure special offers. Offer expires: 31 Aug 2014

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Phuket hotels in tourist areas (Kata, Karon, Patong), dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches,

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): 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.

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 11 per fill), scuba equipment (US$ 18 per day) to be paid in advance, dive computer, dive insurance, towels. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Scuba Adventure trips depart in the evening either from Chalong in Phuket or from Thap Lamu in Khao Lak. A minibus service from all hotels in tourist areas of Phuket 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): 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; approximately equivalent to pay for 11 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 2,353.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 2 double bed cabins and 1 twin bunk bed cabin on the main deck and 4 more twin bunk beds on the lower deck of this Phuket liveaboard. Main deck cabins have windows, those on the lower deck have portholes. All cabins have shared bathroom facilities.

One of the Scuba Adventure's twin bunk bed cabins All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning and fan-cooled
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Reading lights
  • Twin prong mains outlet 220 volts
  • Mirror
  • Cabinet and shelves
  • Bedding
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 4 / 4 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Scuba Adventure open-air social area Crew comprises:
  • Cruise director (who also acts as a divemaster)
  • 2 additional dive instructors
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Deck hand
Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dive dinghy - 16m² dive deck & 6m² platform with shower and rinse tanks - 20m² saloon with bar, TV, video, music, computer and CD burner - movie library, fish ID books, diving magazines and general interest books - 32m² open-air dining area - 6m² sundeck with sun mattresses

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Menu, cuisine type...
The menu on the Scuba Adventure is a varied mix of local dishes as well as international cuisine including Italian and European fare. All diets can be catered for including vegetarians but you must give prior notice.

  • Dining aboard Scuba AdventureThai, Italian and international meals.
  • Open-air buffet-style dining on the upper deck.
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, ice creams, biscuits are provided free of charge.
  • Soft drinks and beers are also available for purchase.
  • The dining service begins with buffet dinner on the first evening of the safari.
  • All dietary requirements can be catered or with advanced notice.
  • Operator rates their dining as important.


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technical specifications...
  • Similan liveaboard, the Scuba Adventure - another viewBuilt in year 1991, restored in 2003
  • Refurbished in 2007
  • Size - 23m x 5.5m
  • Weight - 57 tonnes
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 2 x 320 HP Hino engines
  • 2 Hino generators - 20 & 40 KW
  • 2 x Coltri Sub scuba tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium DIN/Int tanks
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 15,000 litres
  • Environmental waste storage tank

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navigation, safety features...
  • Dive briefing time on Scuba Adventure's dive deckLife raft (for 25 passengers each)
  • 1 x 40 HP Yamaha dive dinghy
  • CB and VHF radios
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Sonic altmeter
  • Depth sounder
  • Satellite telephone
  • Mobile telephone
  • Medic first aid box
  • Oxygen 40,000 litres in reserve plus 2,000 litres dedicated
  • Emergency signalling device
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Searchlight
  • Customer dive insurance is included
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layout plans...
Scuba Adventure deck plans
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