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MV Scuba Adventure

The M/V 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 guests, 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.

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
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 plus there is a free wifi internet connection. Food is fresh, varied and plentiful and served buffet style. Note that these liveaboard 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...

Click 'Request' to send an enquiry for your preferred available departure date:

Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

November 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Nov 5 Nov 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
5 Nov 10 Nov 5 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 16 US$ 713
12 Nov 15 Nov 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
15 Nov 19 Nov 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
20 Nov 27 Nov 7 Burma South 25 US$ 1,155
29 Nov 2 Dec 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
December 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Dec 6 Dec 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
6 Dec 10 Dec 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
10 Dec 15 Dec 5 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 16 US$ 713
17 Dec 20 Dec 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
21 Dec 24 Dec 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
24 Dec 28 Dec 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
28 Dec 2 Jan 5 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 16 US$ 713
January 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Jan 7 Jan 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
8 Jan 11 Jan 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
11 Jan 15 Jan 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
16 Jan 23 Jan 7 Burma South 25 US$ 1,155
25 Jan 28 Jan 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
29 Jan 1 Feb 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
February 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Feb 5 Feb 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
5 Feb 10 Feb 5 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 16 US$ 713
12 Feb 15 Feb 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
16 Feb 19 Feb 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
19 Feb 23 Feb 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
23 Feb 28 Feb 5 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 16 US$ 713
March 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Mar 5 Mar 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
6 Mar 9 Mar 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
9 Mar 13 Mar 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
13 Mar 17 Mar 5 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 16 US$ 713
13 Mar 17 Mar 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
18 Mar 25 Mar 7 Burma South 25 US$ 1,155
27 Mar 30 Mar 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
31 Mar 3 Apr 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
April 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Apr 7 Apr 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
7 Apr 12 Apr 5 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 16 US$ 713
14 Apr 17 Apr 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
18 Apr 21 Apr 3 Phi Phi islands, Hin Daeng & Hin Muang 11 US$ 522
21 Apr 25 Apr 4 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 14 US$ 658
25 Apr 30 Apr 5 Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock 16 US$ 713

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Notes: Participants need to be at least Advanced Diver certified, except on the Phi Phi trip. Otherwise the Adventure Deep Dive to 30 metres at approx. (US$ 43 per person) is mandatory on board.

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) (6-7 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches,

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment and dive computer (US$ 17 per day) to be paid in advance, Similan, Surin and Koh Haa park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 14 per park. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 5 per fill: 25% discount on the fill price if you decide to do all the dives on nitrox), dive computer, dive insurance, towels. Adventure Deep Dive to 30 metres at approx. (US$ 43 per person). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

How to get there: Scuba Adventure's liveaboard safaris depart in the evening either from Chalong in Phuket or from Thap Lamu in Khao Lak. A minibus service from Kata, Karon and Patong beaches to and from the boat is provided. For more information see our Thailand travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10.00 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

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$ 2,253.


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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.

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...
Crew comprises:
  • Cruise director (who also acts as a divemaster)
  • 2 additional dive instructors
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Deck hand
Enriched air nitrox - Motorised 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.
  • Thai, 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.
  • The liveaboard operator rates their dining as important.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built 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...
  • Life raft (for 25 passengers each)
  • 1 x 40 HP Yamaha diving 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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