Giamani

Boutique Phuket liveaboard

Giamani at Phi Phi

Giamani liveaboard

Phuket liveaboard Giamani was built in 1998 to IMO standards and was converted into a Similan diving liveaboard in 2007. As well as a 4 day Similan/Richelieu trip Giamani also has an excellent 2 day 2 night itinerary to Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa and Phi Phi. Combining the two trips makes a complete Andaman sea dive safari.

Giamani is a strong, reliable craft with all safety features in place. You can feel the quality when you are aboard her.

Taking just 10 divers, you are assured of personal service and plenty of space on Giamani. No crowded dive deck or dive sites.

Giamani gets especially well reviewed for the excellent food on board, a fusion of Thai, Asian and European. The tour leader is also very well regarded.

Giamani is one of the few Thailand liveaboards still departing from Phuket.

“About the boat Giamani and the crew I can only be ravingly positive. Extremely well organised, super personal service (almost embarrassing sometimes), great crew and super dive guides.
Ricardo is the face of the team, but the whole crew deserves a big thumbs up.” Full review on Trip Advisor

“Great team lead by Ricardo (skipper and dive-master) and his colleagues Francesco and Guido. I found the following were excellent…” Full review on Trip Advisor

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Features

  • Length: 24 metres, beam 6.5 metres.
  • 2 x 230hp Nissan diesel engines 425hp engine.
  • Max 10 guests in 4 deluxe cabins and one master cabin. Deluxe cabins have a double bed plus an additional single bunk.
  • Multi lingual divemasters
  • Nitrox available.
  • PADI and SSI dive courses are available on board.
  • All cabins have quiet and controllable air conditioning units with directional air vents.
  • All cabins have en-suite private bathrooms with hot water showers.
  • Each cabin has enough power outlets for charging your electronics. Electricity is available 24/7.
  • Each berth has it’s own fan and reading light. Each cabin has a minibar fridge.
  • Delicious Thai and European food.

Giamani upper deck layout

Giamani main deck layout

 

Prices

Giamani Prices

to May 2024

4 days 4 nights (14 dives) Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Deluxe cabin (double bed or twin share) with private en-suite bathroom: 64,000 baht per diver
  • Deluxe single cabin with private en-suite bathroom: 96,000 baht
  • Master double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom: 72,000 baht per diver

7 Days / 7 Nights (24 dives) Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Deluxe cabin (double bed or twin share) with private en-suite bathroom: 112,000 baht per diver
  • Deluxe single cabin with private en-suite bathroom: 168,000 baht
  • Master double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom: 126,000 baht per diver


Oct 2023 to May 2024

7 Days / 7 Nights (24 dives) Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Deluxe cabin (double bed or twin share) with private en-suite bathroom: 122,500 baht per diver
  • Master double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom: 140,000 baht per diver

10% discount for non diving partners.

Price includes: Dive guide, 12 litre tank, weights and belt, all meals, soft drinks.

Price excludes: Marine park fees**, dive equipment rental*, Nitrox, alcoholic drinks, hotel transfers.

**Similan/Surin Islands park are currently 2,700 baht for the 7 day trip.

*A standard equipment set includes BCD, Regulator, Mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit. The rental price is 800 baht per day. Dive computers are mandatory on Giamani and can be rented for 300 baht per day.

Note. It is mandatory that all divers on Giamani have their own dive insurance.

Schedule

Giamani schedule

Similan Islands national park closed 15 May-15 Oct.

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
17-24 Apr 2024
Last minute discount available
7d 7n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Phuket
25 Apr-2 May 20247d 7n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Phuket
2-9 May 20247d 7n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Phuket

Itinerary

Giamani Itinerary

 

7 Days / 7 Nights (24 dives) Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

Sunday – Departure Day:
15:30-16:00 Board MV Giamani at Chalong pier Phuket

Phuket hotel/airport transfers can be arranged as required (extra charge).

Shared transfer pick up times:

13:00 – Phuket Airport / Nai Yang Beach
13:30 – Surin / Bang Tao area / Kamala
14:00 – Patong Beach
14:30 – Karon / Kata Beach / Rawai / Nai Harn
15:00 – Chalong area

Boat Briefing – Equipment setup
Cruise to Similan Islands – approx. 8 hours
Overnight in Similan Island #4

Monday:
06:30 – Wake up call and light breakfast
07:30 – Dive #1: Honeymoon Bay
09:00 – Breakfast
11:00 – Dive #2: West of Eden
12:30 – Lunch
14:30 – Dive #3: Elephant Head Rock
16:00 – Snack and Beach Visit at Island n8
17:30 – Dive #4: Breakfast Bend
Overnight in Similan

Tuesday:
06:30 – Wake up call and light breakfast
07:30 – Dive #5: Christmas Point
09:00 – Breakfast
11:00 – Dive #6: Koh Bon Ridge
12:30 – Lunch
14:30 – Dive #7: Koh Tachai Pinnacle
16:00 – Snack
17:30 – Dive #8: Koh Tachai Reef
Overnight at Koh Tachai

Wednesday:
06:30 – Wake up call and light breakfast
07:30 – Dive #9: Surin Islands
09:00 – Breakfast
11:00 – Dive #10: Surin Islands
12:30 – Lunch
14:30 – Dive #11: Surin Islands
16:00 – Snack
17:30 – Dive #12: Surin Islands
Overnight at the Surin islands

Thursday:
06:30 – Wake up call and light breakfast
07:30 – Dive #13: Richelieu Rock
09:00 – Breakfast
11:00 – Dive #14: Richelieu Rock
12:30 – Lunch
14:30 – Dive #15: Richelieu Rock
16:00 – Snack
17:30 – Dive #16: Richelieu Rock
Overnight at Koh Tachai

Friday:
06:30 – Wake up call and light breakfast
07:30 – Dive #17: Koh Tachai
09:00 – Breakfast
11:00 – Dive #18: Koh Tachai
12:30 – Lunch
15:00 – Dive #19: Koh Bon Island
16:00 – Snack
18:30 – Night Dive #20: Koh Bon Island
Overnight at Koh Bon

Saturday:
06:30 – Wake up call and light breakfast
07:30 – Dive #21: Deep Six
09:00 – Breakfast
11:00 – Dive #22: Boulder City
12:30 – Lunch
15:00 – Dive #23: Shark Fin Reef
16:00 – Snack
18:30 – Night Dive #24: Honeymoon Bay
Overnight sail back to Phuket Island

Sunday – Disembark:
07:30 – Wake Up
08:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – Disembark at Chalong pier and transfer to your hotel or Phuket airport

 


4 Days / 4 Nights (14 dives) Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

Sunday:
Meet at Chalong Bay Phuket at 1500h. Boarding at 1530-1600h for an evening cruise to the Similan Islands (approx 8 hours cruise).
Dinner is served on board as the sun sets. Overnight at Koh Miang (Similan Island number 4).

Monday :
4 dives per day at the Similan Islands then cruise to Koh Bon. Overnight at Koh Bon.

Tuesday:
2 dives at Koh Bon, 2 dives at Koh Tachai.

Wednesday:
1 dive Koh Tachai, 3 dives Richelieu Rock.

Thursday:
2 wreck dives near Khao Lak. Boonsung Wreck, Seachart (aka Teak Wreck) or Premchai Wreck. The last dive will be finished at around midday. Then return to Chalong Bay Phuket. Disembark at around 1630h.

4d4d Similan Itinerary Giamani


2 Days / 2 Nights (7 dives) Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa and Phi Phi Islands

Friday:
Meet at Chalong Bay, Phuket at 1630h, board Giamani at 1700h and cruise to the Koh Haa island group (about 5 hours cruise). Overnight at Koh Haa.

Saturday:
Dive 1 at Koh Haa Yai/Cathedral then three dives at Hin Daeng/Hin Muang. Dinner is served on the cruise to Phi Phi. Overnight at Phi Phi.

Sunday:
One dive at Phi Phi, one dive at Shark Point and one dive at Koh Doc Mai.
Return to Chalong Bay at around 1600h.

 

2d2d Hin Daeng Itinerary Giamani

*itineraries and dive sites are subject to change depending on tides, weather etc.
Departure times can sometimes be later in the event of late arriving guests.

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    Giamani liveaboard reviews

    This was just awesome! Ricardo and his team are incredible. I just wrote a review…. It will be difficult to beat this trip!! Thanks, Anne, Jan 2015