MV Bavaria

Similan, Surin and Myanmar liveaboard

MV Bavaria liveaboard

MV Bavaria is a Khao Lak liveaboard that was launched in December 2016. It offers a choice of itineraries:

  • 3 days Similan Islands
  • 4 days Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
  • 6 days Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
  • 6 days Mergui archipelago

This German owned and run boat is popular with German divers but also accommodates English speaking divers. Prices are good, especially if you want a private single cabin or have a non diving partner.

 

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Features

Bavaria liveaboard breakfast

  • Max 24 guests
  • 4 staff (max 6:1 diver to guide ratio)
  • 24m length, 7m beam
  • Lots of space. Large sun deck.
  • NITROX is available.
  • PADI advanced courses available on board.
  • Free Wifi (when in range in the Similan Islands)
  • Thai and European food. Served buffet style.
  • 2 x deluxe double cabins with private en-suite bathroom forward on the main deck.
  • 6 x comfort twin bunk cabins with private en-suite bathroom on the main deck
  • 2 x comfort double cabins with private en-suite bathroom on the lower deck
  • 2 x standard twin cabins on the upper deck

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Prices

MV Bavaria price

3 days 3 nights (10 dives) – Similan Islands

  • Deluxe double cabin with private bathroom (main deck forward): 25,500 baht per diver
  • Comfort twin cabin with private bathroom (main deck): 23,500 baht per diver
  • Comfort double cabin with private bathroom (lower deck): 22,500 baht per diver
  • Standard cabin with shared bathroom (upper deck): 21,500 baht per diver

4 days 3 nights (13 dives) Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Deluxe double cabin with private bathroom (main deck forward): 33,500 baht per diver
  • Comfort twin cabin with private bathroom (main deck): 30,500 baht per diver
  • Comfort double cabin with private bathroom (lower deck): 29,500 baht per diver
  • Standard cabin with shared bathroom (upper deck): 27,900 baht per diver

6 days 6 nights (23 dives) Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Deluxe double cabin with private bathroom (main deck forward): 48,900 baht per diver
  • Comfort twin cabin with private bathroom (main deck): 44,900 baht per diver
  • Comfort double cabin with private bathroom (lower deck): 42,900 baht per diver
  • Standard cabin with shared bathroom (upper deck): 40,900 baht per diver

6 days 6 nights (23 dives) Mergui archipelago

  • Deluxe double cabin with private bathroom (main deck forward): 56,500 baht per diver
  • Comfort twin cabin with private bathroom (main deck): 52,500 baht per diver
  • Comfort double cabin with private bathroom (lower deck): 50,500 baht per diver
  • Standard cabin with shared bathroom (upper deck): 48,500 baht per diver

25% discount for non diving partners

Single supplement (not available for deluxe cabins): +50% surcharge

Price includes: Dive guide, 12 litre tanks, weights & belt, all meals, towels, round trip transfers from Khao hotels.

Price excludes: Equipment rental (600 baht/set/day), marine national park fees, nitrox (200 baht/fill), 15 litre tanks, torches, alcoholic drinks, Phuket hotel transfers.

Park fees: 3d 3n = 1,100 baht, 4d 3n = 1,800 baht, 6d 6n Thailand = 2,200 baht, 6n 6n Myanmar = US$230

Phuket to Khao Lak transfers can be arranged for 1,500-2,500 baht/way (depending on hotel location). We recommend staying in Khao Lak prior to this liveaboard.

Special offer: Book 3 months in advance with full payment for 5% discount.

Schedule

MV Bavaria schedule

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
1-4 Nov 20173d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-7 Nov 20176d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
4-7 Nov 20174d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
6-9 Dec 20173d 3n Similan IslandsKuraburi / Khao Lak
6-12 Dec 20176d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKuraburi / Khao Lak
9-12 Dec 20174d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-16 Dec 20173d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-19 Dec 20176d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-19 Dec 20174d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20-26 Dec 20176d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
23-26 Dec 20174d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
17-20 Jan 20183d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17-23 Jan 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
20-23 Jan 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
24-30 Jan 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoKuraburi / Ranong
7-10 Feb 20183d 3n Similan IslandsKuraburi / Khao Lak
7-13 Feb 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKuraburi / Khao Lak
10-13 Feb 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
14-20 Feb 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
21-27 Feb 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoKuraburi / Ranong
28 Feb-6 Mar 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
7-13 March 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
14-20 March 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Kuraburi
21-24 March 20183d 3n Similan IslandsKuraburi / Khao Lak
21-27 March 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
24-27 March 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
28 Mar-3 Apr 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoKuraburi / Ranong
4-10 April 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Kuraburi
11-14 April 20183d 3n Similan IslandsKuraburi / Khao Lak
11-17 April 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
14-17 April 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Kuraburi
18-24 April 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoKuraburi / Ranong
25 Apr-1 May 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Kuraburi
2-5 May 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKuraburi / Khao Lak
9-15 May 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak

 

Itinerary

MV Bavaria itineraries

Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights (22 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

Departure Day:
1530-1600 hrs: Pick-up at your hotel in Khao Lak and transfer by minivan to the shop for check in and equipment fitting. Then transfer to MV Bavaria at Tap Lamu pier.
Dinner is served on board as you cruise to the Similan Islands.

Diving Day 1-5:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1100 hrs: Dive 2
1230 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Dive 3
1730 hrs or 1900 hrs: Dive 4 will be either a dusk dive or night dive
2000 hrs: Dinner

Final day:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1030 hrs: Dive 2
1200 hrs: Lunch and cruise back to Khao Lak
1500 hrs: Arrive at Thap Lamu pier and transfer back to your hotel. You should at your hotel at about 1600 hrs.

Duration: 3 Days / 3 Nights (10 dives) at the Similan Islands

Departure Day:
1530-1600 hrs: Pick-up at your hotel in Khao Lak and transfer by minivan to the shop for check in and equipment fitting. Then transfer to MV Bavaria at Tap Lamu pier.
Dinner is served on board as you cruise to the Similan Islands.

Diving Day 1-2:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1100 hrs: Dive 2
1230 hrs: Lunch
1330 hrs: Beach / Island excursion
1500 hrs: Dive 3
1730 hrs or 1900 hrs: Dive 4 will be either a dusk dive or night dive

Final day:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1100 hrs: Dive 2
1230 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Depart MV Bavaria by transfer boat. Return to Thap Lamu pier at about 1800 hrs and transfer back to your hotel. You should at your hotel at about 1830 hrs.

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights (13 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock

Day 1:
0730 hrs: Pick-up at your hotel in Khao Lak and transfer by minivan to Tap Lamu pier. From Thap Lamu pier transfer by boat to MV Bavaria in the Similan Islands.
1100 hrs: Dive 1 Similan Islands
1230 hrs: Lunch and cruise north to Koh Bon
1500 hrs: Dive 2 Koh Bon
1730 hrs Dive 3 dusk dive at Koh Bon

Day 2:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1 Koh Tachai
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1100 hrs: Dive 2 Koh Tachai
1230 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Dive 3 Surin Islands
1900 hrs: Dive 4 night dive at Surin Islands
2000 hrs: Dinner

Day 3:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1 Surin Islands
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1100 hrs: Dive 2 Richelieu Rock
1230 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Dive 3 Richelieu Rock
1730 hrs: Dive 4 Richelieu Rock then cruise to Koh Tachai for overnight mooring.
2000 hrs: Dinner

Final day:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1 Koh Tachai
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1030 hrs: Dive 2 Koh Bon
1200 hrs: Lunch and cruise back to Khao Lak
1500 hrs: Arrive at Thap Lamu pier and transfer back to your hotel. You should at your hotel at about 1600 hrs.

Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights (23 dives) at the Mergui archipelago

Day 1:
1000 hrs: Pick-up at your hotel in Khao Lak and transfer to the shop for check in and equipment fitting.
1200-1300 hrs: Minibus transfer to MV Bavaria at Kuraburi pier.
1530 hrs: Cruise to Ranong and enter Myanmar at Kawthaung.

Diving day 1:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1 High Rock
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1100 hrs: Dive 2 Shark cave
1230 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Dive 3 Shark cave then cruise north
2000 hrs: Dinner

Diving days 2-5:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1100 hrs: Dive 2
1230 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Dive 3
1900 hrs: Dive 4 night dive when possible
2000 hrs: Dinner

Final day:
0700 hrs: Wake up. Coffee.
0730 hrs: Dive 1
0830 hrs: Breakfast
1000 hrs: Dive 2
1200 hrs: Lunch and cruise back to Kawthaung to exit Myanmar and re-enter Thailand.
1500-1900 hrs: Cruise back to Kuraburi pier.
1900-2030 hrs: Minibus transfer back to hotels in Khao Lak.

*itineraries are subject to change

Book / Enquiry

To book, or just ask a question:

  1. Tell us the dates you are interested in. We’ll reply within 24 hours with availability and prices. At this stage there is no commitment and we won’t ask you for any payment.
  2. When you are ready to make a booking we’ll reserve your place(s) and email you the secure online payment instructions.
  3. 10% deposit to confirm your booking. Payment is online by credit card or paypal (no booking fee or credit card fee), or by bank transfer.
  4. Balance payable 60 days before the trip departure date.

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