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

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

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

6 days 6 nights (22 dives) Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

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

6 days 6 nights (22 dives) Mergui archipelago

  • Deluxe double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck forward): 56,500 baht per diver
  • Comfort twin bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 52,500 baht per diver
  • Comfort double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (lower deck): 50,500 baht per diver
  • Standard twin bed cabin (upper deck, shared bathroom): 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 6 months in advance for 5% discount.

Schedule

MV Bavaria schedule

15 May – 15 Oct: Season close

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
17-20 Oct 20183d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17-23 Oct 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20-23 Oct 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
24-30 Oct 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
31 Oct-3 Nov 20183d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
31 Oct-6 Nov 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
3-6 Nov 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
7-13 Nov 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
14-20 Nov 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
21-27 Nov 20186d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
28 Nov-1 Dec 20183d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28 Nov-4 Dec 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-4 Dec 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
5-8 Dec 20183d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
5-11 Dec 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-11 Dec 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
12-18 Dec 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
15-18 Dec 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
19-22 Dec 20183d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
19-25 Dec 20186d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
22-25 Dec 20184d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26 Dec-1 Jan 20196d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
2-8 Jan 2019FullFull
9-12 Jan 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
9-15 Jan 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
12-15 Jan 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-19 Jan 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-22 Jan 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
19-22 Jan 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-26 Jan 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-29 Jan 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26-29 Jan 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
30 Jan-5 Feb 20196d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
6-12 Feb 20196d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
13-16 Feb 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-19 Feb 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-19 Feb 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20-23 Feb 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20-26 Feb 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-26 Feb 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27 Feb-5 Mar 20196d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
6-12 March 20196d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
13-19 March 20196d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
20-23 March 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20-26 March 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-26 March 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27-30 Mar 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27 Mar-2 Apr 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
30 Mar-2 Apr 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
3-6 April 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
3-9 April 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-9 April 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
10-20 Apr 201910d 10nFull charter
21-27 Apr 20196d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
21 Apr-1 May 201910d 10n Mergui archipelago, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockRanong / Khao Lak
28 Apr-1 May 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockRanong / Khao Lak
2-5 May 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
2-8 May 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
5-8 May 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, 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

  1. Tell us the dates you are interested in. We’ll check available options and provide you with a clear breakdown of prices.
  2. When you are ready to go ahead and book 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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