MV Sea of Fantasy I
MV Sea of Fantasy is a 27 metre motor yacht that runs short trips to the Similan Islands from Khao Lak. A Maximum of just up to 13 guests
can join 3 or 4 night cruises on this fun and friendly budget Similan liveaboard. Unusually for a boat in its class, you will find free nitrox
for suitably-qualified divers.
Length: 27 metres / 89 foot
Beam: 5 metres / 17 foot
Cruise: 13 knots
Divers: 13 (private boat charter max. 15 pax)
All cabins are above deck meaning they feature windows and natural light. Single and Twin cabins have shared bathrooms while the 2 Master cabins have en-suite facilities
. Most socialising is done in the open-air dining area on the upper deck of the liveaboard, where you will take your meals cooled by the sea breezes and against a backdrop of ever-changing Similans scenery. This is where the TV, DVD player and music system are located. The sundeck features chairs and mats and plenty of shading.
There is a spacious dive deck with plenty of room for all guests to gear up without feeling cramped. Space is maximised throughout the boat so it never feels too small. If you are on a budget or short of time, MV Sea of Fantasy could be the one to fulfil your Similan liveaboard dreams.
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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, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, scuba equipment (US$ 17 per day), dive computer insurance, Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 11 per park. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MV Sea of Fantasy I liveaboard cruises depart in the evening from Khao Lak. 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: Approximately 25% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Single cabins are available on this boat.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 15 guests and get 5% off.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 2,800.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 2 Master double bed cabins with en-suite bathrooms on the upper deck. There are also 3 Twin bed cabins and 3 Single berth cabins on the main deck. These 6 cabins on the main deck share 4 bathrooms.
All the cabins have:
- Air conditioning
- Toilet and hot water shower (Master cabins only)
- Bedside reading lights
- Cabinet and shelves
- Bedding and towels
- 2 flat pin mains outlet 220V AC
- Space for luggage
- Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 9 / 8 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
Crew of 12 comprises:
- Cruise Leader
- 2 Dive Instructors
- 2 Divemasters
- 3 Deck hands
Complimentary nitrox - Motorised dinghy - 37m² dive deck & platform with fresh water showers & toilets - Camera table and rinse tank - 30m² open-air dining and social area with bar, video, DVD player, movies, music system & computer - Dive magazines, Fish ID books & games - 80m² sundeck and shaded area with sun mattresses and chairs - Water dispenser
Scuba certification courses available including PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and specialties.
Menu, Cuisine Type...
The dining experience on MV Sea of Fantasy starts each morning with a pre-breakfast before dive 1. This is followed by a cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks such as biscuits, toast, tea, coffee and drinking water are available throughout the day. The cuisine on this liveaboard is mostly international, with a number of tasty local Thai dishes included.
- Thai and international main meal dishes.
- Buffet-style service on upper deck - choose from 4 main dishes at dinner time.
- Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner with snacks in between.
- Vegetarian requirements can be catered for. Please send prior notice for us to arrange this.
- Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruits, candy bars, toast and biscuits are provided free of charge.
- Soft drinks, wine and beer are available for purchase.
- The dining service begins with dinner on the first evening of the cruise.
- All special dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us advanced notice.
Sample dishes: Spaghetti, goulash, fish...
- Built in year 2005, restored in 2010
- Size - 26.9m x 5.1m
- Weight - 60 tonnes
- Top speed - 13 knots
- Cruising speed - 10 knots
- 2 x 350 HP Hino engines
- 2 x Hino generators - 30 & 50 KW
- 2 x Coltri-Sub dive tank compressors
- Enriched air nitrox system
- 12 & 15 litre aluminium scuba tanks with DIN & Int. valves
- Electricity 220 Volts - 24 hours per day
- Water capacity - 11,000 litres
- Fuel capacity - 6,000 litres
Navigation, Safety Features...
- Life raft
- 30 HP Yamaha dinghy
- Samyung global positioning system (GPS)
- Furuno radar
- Samyung sounder
- Satellite & mobile telephones
- CCTV in engine room
- Bilge pump alarm
- Searchlight & horn
- Medic first aid box
- This operator has not confirmed the presence, or quantity of, oxygen on their liveaboard boat
- Life jackets in each cabin
- Fire extinguishers
- Customer dive insurance is included
"My sister and I had a wonderful time diving in the Similan Islands. I just wanted to say that the folks at Sea of Fantasy were great. We really enjoyed our experience and thought that Franky and his crew were very friendly and helpful." - Layne and Bethany Clemen, USA ...
"The entire staff on the liveaboard MV Sea of Fantasy was excellent and very helpful. They knew all the answers I was looking for and assisted us in this trip. The food was outstanding. I was pleasantly surprised about the amount and type of food that was available to us during this cruise. Another strength was dive instructors, they were honest, accommodating, and friendly." - Lance Ho, USA ...