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.
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.
Notes: Participants need to be at least Advanced Diver certified. Otherwise Adventure Deep Diver course 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 (US$ 18 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$ 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.
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 11 per fill), 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.
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.
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
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.