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Diva Andaman

★★★★★
5 5 1
Excellent experience and booking through Paul was perfectly professional. We returned all of my emails in a timely manner, arranged any special requests and handled our Transfers. I highly recommend booking through Thailand Liveaboards!

Hallelujah

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was absolutely fantastic ! The best diving vacation I have ever had. Everything was just perfect. Thank you very much for being a part of this amazing team that made this trip possible. I am pretty sure I will be back soon probably next year so I will say rather see you soon than bye.

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had an excellent trip thank you. The diving was fabulous as viz was outstanding and there were no strong currents to speak of . The crew were superb as were the guides and we were really lucky with the guests , a great mix and all friendly. A good coffee machine would enhance the boat greatly . The boat itself is an olds but does the job and the skipper drops you and picks you up right on the spot . No regrets on our decision to book it !

★★★★★
5 5 1
When i first started to look for a boat, there seemed to be overwhelming information and then i found your great webpage with good summaries of just the sort of information I needed to make a decision. Happy to buy through you for the time and effort you saved me 🙂

Giamani

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was our second trip on the Giamani, and as before, we had a wonderful time. The crew on this well-maintained boat makes everything smooth, enjoyable and safe. Our liveaboard to Myanmar and the northern islands of Thailand was perfection. The boat is comfortable, the diving is superb, and the food is very good. Every detail was handled in an organized way by Ingo and Paul, as before, and this made our vacation stress free. A big thank you to Ricardo and the excellent crew on the Giamani!

Diva Andaman

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks so much Paul. We just returned home. It was the best trip of our lives. I will definitely leave a great review on trip advisor. We couldn't have been happier with the boat, the crew, the amazing food, the diving and the other guests on our boat. We made many new friends and had the trip of a lifetime. Matt also asked me to marry him on the trip so it will be forever remembered for that too. Everyone helped us celebrate all week long. It was wonderful. Thanks for all you did to help us prepare for the wonderful trip. We are deeply grateful.

Giamani

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was great! Thanks for your efforts, especially at the last minute. Now just have to do the other 4 days 😉

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you so much for all your help organising. We will def recommend you to any of our friends and hope to come back soon 🙂

Hallelujah

★★★★★
5 5 1
Team on board were brilliant, couldn't do enough to make the diving superb. Richelieu Rock was the best diving I have ever done, truly amazing.

Diverace

★★★★★
5 5 1
Had an excellent 5 days diving the similar islands on Diverace. Booking,communication and pickups all went to plan. All staff and crew made us really welcome and could'not do enough for you.

Hallelujah

★★★★★
5 5 1
An exceptional experience. From the liveaboard inquiry, booking, confirmation and administration, Thailand liveaboards took care of everything. This was my first liveaboard, and can only say, will not be the last. The Hallelujah is a superb boat. The finish and facilities are of a high standard, the crew & dive staff are very knowledgeable, organized and helpful. All in all, a very slick, and confidence inspiring operation. Can't wait to book the next one! .

MV Andaman

★★★★★
5 5 1
Howdy Paul! It was a pleasure to make business with you! The whole setup is professional, the chief of staff (Fiona) very experienced, the guides very nice, the boat crew was amazingly helpful, the equipment up to date and well taken care of. I really enjoyed diving with Fiona, who is a Goddess in the water!! She proved to be extremely experienced with setting up the groups, and in any case, this was the main reason for me, to be absolutely pleased with the trip allover. Because of her experience and intuition, she was able to address each diver in her group personally, caring for their special wants-(me-I'm lost for porcupine fish). She firmly managed a time of crisis, but wasn't shy to get the help of another pro. As for the other guides, I didn't dive with them and most likely, since at least two of them were very young, I wouldn't have enjoyed it very much for lack of experience, but they were very helpful and forthcoming, nice to have them around! The food was very good and plentiful, I liked that a lot Sealife wasn't there in abundance, but that was to be expected-the visibility was awesome, neither of which is in control of the operation. I will recommend diving with Sea Dragon. Stay safe René (12y German Special Forces/Boat Troop, 8y Law Enforcement/Paramedic)

Sawasdee Fasai

★★★★★
5 5 1
Although I have completed many dives, this was my first live aboard experience. I can say that it exceeded my expectations in virtually every way. The Sawasdee Fasai is a fine boat with a good dive deck, plenty of open air space, saloon space and cabin space. The food was very good, varied and plentiful. Kwan runs a tight ship and she did well herding the many divers. Michael was a great dive guide, in the many crowded dive sites he always seemed to find a slightly different rout that was less busy. The dive sites were terrific despite the less than perfect visibility. More than ample fish, coral and other sites. I had a most enjoyable time.

Pawara

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was a great experience. The food was excellent, the crew was exceptional and the Dive masters were helpful and supportive. I will always cherish the great memories and the photos are incredible! Thanks to all the crew!

DiveRACE

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
Our trip was ok. It started badly when we were picked up over an hour late (I still believe they forgot us). We had to scramble to get to the boat in the end and whilst we were closest to the pier were last aboard and late to join the welcome meal etc. Once onboard we were advised that there is no membrane and if had wanted Eanx32 we had to pre order it. I insisted and as a result we dived approx half of the dives on 32. The final point came on the last day when we were disembarking; both my wife and my footwear had been lost along with a couple of others when they left the dock on the first night and left the shoe box in situ! I don't think Diverace is anywhere near the level of Hallelujah and not where I expected it to be given we had initially booked White Manta so we were disappointed. However the crew were great and as always keen to please.

Pawara

★★★★★
5 5 1
I'm usually not one fore leaving reviews but it was an excellent trip. The diver masters were professional and friendly and the accommodations were great. Thanks for your help. I'll let you know next time I'm in thailand to dive.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks for all the information. You definitely provide the "missing link" for people not knowing how to make sense of all the options.

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was great! Yes, I'll be sure to write a TripAdvisor review next week! I really liked the staff, it was cool that they had all dif types of personality dive guides, really nice! Rooms were spacious! Great lounge space! Only feedback for improvement would be: they need chocolate cereal on board (all liveaboards have this!), need healthier snacks than fried spring rolls (nasty!) and there should be some variation in dinner (every night was the same Thai curry with absolutely no spice at all- a disappointment for being in Thailand!). But otherwise the trip was great! I've recommended Oktavia to a few friends/family who will be going this spring! Thanks for all of your help organizing!

Sawasdee Fasai

★★★★☆
4 5 1
This was my fourth liveaboard, first in Thailand. Diving guides and crew were great! Boat is nice, it has nice indoor living room, although this is the first time that I was on the boat that does not have indoor dining room, so we were eating on lower sundeck (the one above diving deck), which was not the problem. Also just a small environment concern, this boat is often leaving black oily trace in the water from engine exhaust, I don't know if this is normal but I haven't seen it on other liveaboards I have been on.

Diva Marine

★★★★★
5 5 1
Loved the trip! Great staff, wonderful diving, beautiful boat, lovely experience! Added bonus that they brought us to indigenous village too!

South Siam

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hi Paul, Just wanted to thank you for your assistance in organizing my recent dive trip. I had a really great time and can't wait to do a longer trip with you in the near future.

South Siam 4

★★★★☆
4 5 1
the trip was really very nice! We had three fantastic days of diving, nice food on the boat and the crew was really outstanding - they really took care of everything, didn't expect them to take care of the gear even. I didn't take any pictures myself but our guide Greg Hanigan took some great shots: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10211542947557383.1073741829.1475480656&type=1&l=8f49b57dd3 The only not that great experience was that when we arrived at the office after the bus transfer to Khao Lak, the guy wanted us to pay around 2000 Bhat more than my own calculation. And I included all the rentals, natural park fees, etc. In the end we kind of agreed that it must have been the deposit that he got wrong. But that was also hard to tell because he didn't have a proper breakdown but just a few numbers scribbled down which came out at 2000 Baht more. Also, the lady that paid right before us had the same issue. Despite this little inconvenience our trip was amazing and I can only recommend the South Siam 4 and Thailand Liveaboards. By the way, have you been on board of one of these boats as well?

Giamani

★★★★★
5 5 1
we had a splendid time aboard the Giamani and are already talking about our next voyage. The entire crew was fantastic and the diving was some of the best either of us have ever experienced. We left minor feed back with Ricardo, nothing of any concern, and found him and the crew to be friendly, accommodating, helpful, generous and professional (excepting the shuttle drivers - there was simply no need to drive that fast or dangerously). We will leave high praise everywhere that inspired us to book the Giamani in the first place. Thank you for a wonderful adventure. See you again in a year or two.

Hallelujah

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hi Paul, It was great! Wonderful dive masters and great food / accommodations. Thanks for helping me to organize! Have a great new year! Thanks, Margarita.

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
The liveaboard was awesome. The crew on Oktavia and staff on land where amazing. If I came back to Thailand for a liveaboard I will surely choose you guys again.

Andaman Tritan

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our trip was very good, with super evaluation on the room, the excellent food, and the boat crew.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Was very happy with Pawara, their crew and hospitality & good food! Also divemasters were good and we had many great dives.

South Siam 3

★★★★★
5 5 1
Just to give a short feedback. The organisation was perfect, everything went smoothly.

Hallelujah

★★★★★
5 5 1
Was an excellent trip. You couldn't have recommended a better boat! Had a blast and will be sure to contact you upon my return to Thailand for another dive trip. Many thanks!

South Siam 4

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dear Paul, Similan trip is marvelous. The staff on SS4 is friendly, the DM is knowledgeable. Really enjoy the dives in Richelieu Rock. Cheers, Siew

Pawara

★★★★★
5 5 1
Pawara was great and yes, I did see the whale shark. The diving around Richilieu Rock and Koh Tachai was great. The boat was very comfortable, my cabin was good. The food was great and the girls really made a special effort to cater for me being vegetarian, cooking so much food just for me, I actually asked them to make less! The crew was fabulous, all of them! The dive / deck guys did a great job in looking after us, my regulator gave some problems, so I ended up using theirs and it was in very good nick. The transfers were great as well, on time and with very friendly service! All in all, a great experience!

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Everything was amazing! Really can’t wait to come back.

Thailand liveaboards

★★★★★
5 5 1
Many thanks – it’s great to deal with someone out there who actually responds promptly – previously we were dealing directly with one of the operators, but it was taking them several days to respond each time!

Oktavia

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Hi Paul, Yesterday we returned from our trip to Thailand and Cambodia and as promised hereby a short review on our live-aboard We enjoyd the trip, the boat, the excelent food and the crew. We visit some very nice dive places and we saw a couple of lepardsharks on one of the trips J. I only have one remark (but didn’t discus that with Jez, the dive guide), the swimming speed was very high. I’m a photographer and want sometimes spent some time with a subject to take some good pictures. But that wasn’t possible most times. He had to finish his dive in a hour and need to swim the whole traject. As a skilled diver (instructor), I staid multiple times behind, took my photo’s and catched up with the group later but I think Jez didn’t missed me during that time. Maybe this can be discussed with the dive guides for futher guests onboard. I’ll also make a positif review at trip advisor later this week Regards, Marco

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
I really liked Oktavia trip. Jez and Kerstin were really nice and everything went well. Definitely recommend their services.

Andaman

★★★★★
5 5 1
I just wanted to let you know how enjoyable the live aboard trip was on the 12-12-15. The staff, dive instructors, food and boat were all excellent. Thank you for a great trip. Best wishes, Eleanor.

Giamani

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was absolutely amazing. I have nothing but positive things to say about everything from booking to food, accommodations, service and diving. Truly royal service but in a relaxed friendly environment. I will happily recommend to others and will review on trip advisor shortly. Thank you again for everything on your end. Happy New Year!

South Siam 3

★★★★★
5 5 1
great trip and possibly the mostly slickly organised and well thought out thing we've come across in Thailand. All the crew were helpful, food was good and plentiful, and a nice variety in dives. Still amazed we fitted 7 dives in the two days.

Andaman

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Despite the delayed departure we had a great time on board – wish i could have stayed on some more days. Great team and excellent equipment. Thanks, Jana

Dolphin Queen

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was awesome. On the second dive we literally jumped on a whale shark at Richelieu Rock 🙂 The trip was really well organized, good equipment and the staff professional. The boat was also nice even though not as spacious as Oktavia. Also the food was a bit better on the Oktavia but still good and they also catered for the vegetarians. I would definitely go with them again.

Hallelujah

★★★★★
5 5 1
Great boat really. Everything was outstanding. Very well organized.

Similan Explorer

★★★★★
5 5 1
We really enjoyed the trip. Having not done anything like it before I was impressed with how smoothly it ran and how easy and helpful everyone was. The diving was great and i thought the trips to the islands worked well. I think my girlfriend will leave a post on trip advisor, I’ll certainly recommend it to friends and family. Thanks

★★★★★
5 5 1
Enjoyed our trip. Staff was very attentive.....food was excellent. Boat was very charming. We lucked out and got, what we thought, was the best of the three dive masters....(Medic). Other guests were very compatible and fun. Plenty of space on the boat.....didn't feel cramped. AC was good in the rooms and much needed.

Thailand liveaboard

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you for all of your help, answering questions, payment stuff, etc. etc. You were delightful to work with and organizing the holiday very easy.

★★★★★
5 5 1
“Food – amazing, in terms of variety, quality and quantity. The chefs worked tirelessly throughout the trip, and their efforts were really appreciated. The range of Thai cooking expanded my boundaries (and waistline), and for me, they were the stars of the show.

Deep Andaman Queen

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dear Paul, After four exciting days on Deep Andaman Queen, I am back to Ao Por Grand Marina, waiting for the transfer to the resort. Everything has been perfect, pick-up at the pier, the dive trip, and the transfer back to the pier. Tx for excellent organization.

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had a fantastic time on board Pawara. The crew were fantastic, the food was fab and the diving was excellent. We have lots of experience of diving on Livaboards. This was the most professional and happy boat we have dived on. Marco was the dive manager and he had 4 really experienced, motivated and fun dive guides. We were with Fernando and he was really great.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks heaps for all your trouble Paul in organising everything and setting everything up for me! I really appreciate it. And hopefully I will be able to dive Thailand sooner than later 🙂

The Junk

★★★★★
5 5 1
Minna and I dived with Jerome, who was very experienced and an excellent dive master. He found a lot of small things for us and our group was the only one to see a manta ray during this trip. The crew was excellent, very friendly, helpful and professional at the same time. It felt safe to dive with them and their equipment. Their equipment engineer seemed to be a very thorough man. Food was excellent. I don't know how their chef was able to make such a big variety of very tasteful dishes to each meal. On new years eve they offered Prosecco to all of us and on the last night they had some drinks as well for everyone. The pick-up from hotel and to hotel worked well. There is really nothing negative to say about the Junk, the beds were a bit hard but that is a minor thing. All in all, I think the Junk is an excellent value for the money. Thanks for all the arrangements and answers to our questions.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was awesome. Both the guides & crew did great job to take care of us and make the trip perfect. I loved the diving, the ship is great and food was very good as well. I'll sure give you great rating on trip advisor too. Simply I liked everything, thanks a lot. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera, so no pictures from my side. Once again it was great, I enjoyed it a lot and hopefully will be able to go again in the future.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip on the Giamani was absolutely perfect in every way. I don't have anything negative at all to say. When time allows I will put up a "peaen of praise" on Tripadvisor.

Dolphin Queen

★★★★★
5 5 1
Everything with the boat and crew was amazing, and I wish they would dive in more destinations so I could travel more with them. Burma might be on the map for January though.

Thailand liveaboards

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you for your service. Everything went very smoothly and on time and we never once had to worry about the transfers (or anything else for that matter).

★★★★★
5 5 1
We were very happy with your services; you and your co-workers are pleasant and professional. I will happily recommend your services to anyone planning a trip to Thailand. Thank you for your help in what was a most wonderful vacation.

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Everything was amazing on Oktavia. Boat was comfortable, crew were great, and the food was 1st class. Definitely glad we went with Oktavia. It was a great experience.

Thailand liveaboards

★★★★★
5 5 1
I just want to thank you for making this trip possible. It was a great experience at an unbelievable price. thank you!!

Dolphin Queen

★★★★★
5 5 1
The Trip was so amazing, We never had such a fantastic time before. Everything was great, the Crew, Food And the Dives were perfect, I can’t say anything else. We saw so amazing things like Mantas And Whalesharks. When I come back home, I’ll select some pictures to send you. I say thank you for all, Paul!

Andaman Tritan

★★★★☆
4 5 1
This was our first liveaboard so were not sure what to expect. The boat was a little more basic than expected from the photos on the various websites. Our master cabin had obviously been photographed by someone highly skilled as it was a lot smaller than expected! However the beds were really comfy and there was room for us and all of our gear. Having seen the bunk rooms I am very pleased we didn't book one of those, it would have been an entirely different experience. Our ensuite was fine, we always had hot water for showers. The communal dining area was a little crowded at dinner time but was fine. We didn't use the lounge area but apparently there was supposed to be a tv which was in for repair. 2 of the DMs slept in there so didn't really feel like a space that could be used. However it was inside so we wouldn't have wanted to use it anyway. The sun deck was a good space. There was no seating up there apart from the bench seats around the back which were pretty uncomfy. However there were 4 big cushions which were good for a power nap between dives, however you had to be quick to acquire one. The dive deck was nicely set up. It didn't feel crowded and gave really easy access to and from the water. The ladders were really good for coming back up and the frame between the 2 ladders was helpful when it was choppy. The crew were always on hand to help us haul ourselves out. The food exceeded expectations. It was very good indeed. We were never hungry and the quality was exceptional. Mostly Thai which was really interesting and delicious. Lots of very spicy stuff which some people struggled with but we loved. special mention for the banana fritters which we had with ice cream between dive 3 and 4 one day, they were the stuff of legend, I only wish I had asked for the recipe. The dive masters were good. Eric's briefings were very thorough and safety focused. Vlad was our DM for the trip and he was great. He found seahorses for me so could do no wrong in my eyes 🙂 They organised 15l tanks for one of us after the first few dives to ensure that we could dive for as long as possible. They were generally well aware of what was happening above and below the water so I was told off for sitting in the sun for too long and not drinking enough water. Annoying but appreciated! Hire equipment was really good. I have had much worse. The crew were brilliant. We set up our gear on the first evening and from then on the crew took care of it for us. They were always around to help with kitting up and helping us up the steps after the dive. Very friendly and happy too. The diving was very nice. Not the best that we have done but we didn't expect it to be. The manta sightings were lovely and I fell in love with Richelieu rock, it was a beautiful site. We had some pretty severe currents at times which led to some issues but it was generally all good. The water was a perfect temperature and there were some really interesting things to see. In summary, we loved it and would recommend the same trip to anyone. I am not sure we would go on the Dive Race again, we might splash out a little more for something a bit less basic. We followed White Manta around and having had a look through the windows I think maybe her cabins may be more our cup of tea, along with the sun loungers. However, having watched the divers having to enter their dives via a RIB when we could just jump off the back, I am not sure she is for us either. There were also a lot of people on that boat. Thanks for all of your help with planning our trip. It has been brilliant.

Thailand & Burma liveaboards

★★★★★
5 5 1
I would definitely recommend Thailand Liveaboards thanks for a very nice trip.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My trip was great, really great. I will be back next year. 🙂 I only had one recommendation that I already discussed with Ricardo (awesome guy, by the way). I would put a cover on the climate control keyboard, because it is really bright at night. Besides that, really, really good.

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had a great time. The boat is beautiful and comfortable. Our dive master was good and we enjoyed the company of the others on the boat. I had my best dive experience to date when a manta swam around us for the entire dive.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you Paul! It was great & too short!!! Love the crew and had an interesting mix of nationalities, our own United Nations! Your recommendation was splendid and I highly recommend your services as well as the Giamani. Ricardo was excellent as you shared and we had lot on common with being instructors & all. I’m glad I went with the room to myself. I got some decent pics, nothing Nat Geo worthy. Dropped my wide angle, so it will need minor repair. Tried my super macro at R Rock, which didn’t work too well due to a total washing machine of swirling currents! Oh well, Mother Nature has a great sense of humor, even in Thailand I see! Except for minor initial taxi issue, it was as good if not better than you promised. Thanks for everything, especially taking care to reassure me as a solo lady!!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was really nice! The crew was very friendly, caring and professional. I have never met such an attitude from the crew in liveaboards. The food was absolutely great, better than in 5* hotel restaurants. The guides were very good as well. We dived with Mona and saw a lot of interesting, like a shark, green turtle, and, of course, a manta ray! The videographer also did a great job. It is a pity we did not manage to get to Surin and Richellue Rock due to bad sea conditions, but they really tried and did their best to get us there. The group was very diverse and multinational, and it was very enjoyable trip. Thank you for your help! It was our pleasure to celebrate New Year on Junk.

MV Andaman

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hi Paul, This trip was everything we hoped it would be. 1. Staff were fantastic. A nice relaxed approach. As we were still you might say novices we were taken by divemaster rebekka who was perfect as she was able to tune into our proficiency level quickly and help us to advance. My friend suffered an injury climbing back on to the boat when his foot slipped off the ladder on the third dive and his kneecap hit the rung. He had pretty much given up the prospect of further diving and had suffered a loss of some confidence. With some subtle mental coaching from Rebekka and an adjustment to gearing up in the water he gave it another go and was lucky to have taken the dive where we saw 2 mantas at about 6 sweeps and so was elated. He was only able to do 2 further dives but will remember it forever. 2. Food. Just what we where looking for – “Great Thai Food” all day all the way. Usually much better than a lot of the overly modified for Western tastes served in Thailand. Always more than enough and with great little thai snacks in between dives. I doubt two dishes were the same over . 10 out of 10 3. Comfort. I think exactly what you pay for ie good value. no compalints. with only 9 on board it was great 4. equipment. all quite new and functioning properly. Thanks, Michael

Andaman Queen

★★★★★
5 5 1
I very much enjoyed the trip on Andaman Queen. the team and the staff were both very knowledgeable and helpful.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was absolutely fantastic! We had near perfect conditions for the whole trip, vis was great.. all the diving was first class. We didn't see any mantas or whale sharks but we must of seen everything else! If I had to choose I'd have to probably say that Koh Tachai was the highlight. We did 4 dives there in the end, all superb. The first was a sunset dive and we nailed it with great vis, no current and just a mass of different schools of fish feeding and swarming all over the site. Again the boat, the crew and the dive crew were first rate (and that's from someone who works on boats for a living). There was 16 or so Japanese guests on board so they all dived together with Japanese dive leaders. That meant myself and 3 other westerners had 2 dive leaders to ourselves, Rachel and Anna. Really great girls, fun to dive and have a laugh with so it worked out perfect. The food was really good all trip.. Honestly mate I can't speak highly enough about the whole package they offer. I'd just bought a gopro camera so between me an Rachel we put together a bit of a video.. I'll send you a link when I upload it to icloud.

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Paul, it was a great trip! The organisation was good, the crew was very professional, the dive masters were very good, the sites were fantastic, the atmosphere on board was excellent. An amazing experience.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The food was superb. The boat fantastic. The crew extremely helpful. Control of the diving was the right balance between making sure nothing went wrong but giving people the freedom to explore. We will probably book a Burma trip on the boat in 2016 or 2017

Dolphin Queen

★★★★★
5 5 1
Boat, crew and dive masters were excellent. Also food very good. In general the organization of the tour was almost perfect, I am very satisfied about it.

Dolphin Queen

★★★★★
5 5 1
Ivan, the trip leader, was charismatic and fun. Food was great; nearly all Thai food and we tried some things we never had. It’s a miracle what they produce out of that tiny kitchen. Safety was never a concern. We saw some great stuff. The 4 day itinerary is a great cross section of andaman highlights. Richelieu rock, elephant rocks, and koh bon pinnacle were my favorites. We got our advanced ow cert and were glad we did. Boat is in great shape. Thai support crew and captain are really helpful and nice. Air con in the cabins! They’re also pro-ecology as well, counseling us all to be careful on the reef and respect the life underwater. I will be posting an unreserved 5 star review on trip advisor.

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was a very enjoyable trip. The team of boat crew and dive guides led by Steven was very professional and knowledgeable about the dive location. Pre-dive briefings were well-organized and thoroughly prepared.

South Siam

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I had a good trip thanks. The diving was amazing! The boat was great and most of the crew were fun and friendly. Of course it is peak season and the boat was crowded when the day-divers arrived. I did originally find the whole thing a little bit regimented, being herded like cattle sometimes, which is in contrast to other diving trips where it is more relaxed and personal, but I understand that it is peak season and it has to be a little bit regimented. Other than that I liked the boat, it had everything I wanted and I have to say the food was awesome. Cheers

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hi Paul, Thanks again for your help. We spent a very good time on Oktavia. Branko has been very kind with us and all the team were great. Thanks again I hope to come back soon.

Hallelujah

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was amazing. Excellent boat with very friendly and helpful Thai staff people, good food and excellent dive instructors. We had good weather and saw a lot of stuff incl. a WHALESHARK and so many great things during the dives. We had nice beach trips, too. Best dive places for sure Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock. I will recommend the boat to all my friends for sure.

Similan Explorer

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hey Paul, It was really good! I had a very good time with some excellent diving. Even seen a couple of Manta’s! Over all the trip was a 100% success! And the things that could be better don’t way up to the rest that was amazing.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The crew and dive guides were great – dives were conducted very smoothly, everything was organised and the dive briefings clear and quite detailed. They were also conscientious with checking our licenses and dive experience, which not all operators do. The dive equipment we rented was well-maintained and quite new as well. Food was wonderful, and the constant replenishment of a range of fresh fruit was greatly appreciated. The cabin, salon, sun deck and dining area where we spent most of our time was always clean and inviting. All in, Pawara is extremely impressive and well-run.

Andaman Tritan

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Thanks for booking me on mv dive race 19/3 to 23/3. I had a very enjoyable time and great dives. Keep well, regards, Mario

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hey Paul.. Got off Oktavia yesterday . It was wonderful! the dives were great the instructors are great and the crew was wonderful and very nice and helpful… Thanks.

South Siam

★★★★★
5 5 1
The crew on the boat was very nice. They took good care of the guests and the food was excellent. What really impressed me was the captain's control of this relatively big boat. After we surfaced he brought the boat so close and in so good position that hardly no surface swimming was necessary. I am glad I made the trip as I felt it was worth it. Thank you for your help prior to the trip and for your mail to see if everything was ok.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was absolutely first rate in all respects. Very efficient arrival/departure transport, good accommodation and facilities (for a live aboard), consistently good cuisines, a responsive, friendly and professional crew, excellent dive leaders, and a range of fascinating sites and experiences. Overrall, excellent value for money.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was awesome! I really enjoyed it. There wasn’t too much to see (no whale shark :() but it was still great overall, especially the marble sting ray, harlequin shrimp and giant baraccudas. Really love the marine life around Richilieu Rock too. The boat was awesome! the food incredible! I cant think of any complaint actually. Thank you so much for your help, you have been accomodating from the start and that made it really easy for us. Many many many thanks Paul!!!

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our 2 days on Oktavia were really great time! The European staff and Thai staff are both really nice and so smiling, the food was good and the quantity enough, cabins are nice but a.c was too cold!!! and tooooo hot in toilets!The boat is nice, equipment and dives too! So we will have really great memories about it! I hope I will come back.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hi, Paul! Thanks, we have enjoyed our diving indeed. Itinerary is really nice – allows a full introduction to Andaman diving. Everything worked well. Equipment worked well and Ricardo went an extra mile to bring us white wine, so we had a very nice time.

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Hi Paul, I had a great time on board Hallelujah. The dive instructors made everything they could to show us the good stuff, and we had lots of fun together. The boat crew was really helpfun and friendly, and I loved the food. The cofee was not so good, and some of the dive equipment was not 100%. But after all, the trip exceeded my expectations, and I will not hesitate recommending the trip to my friends. I also hope I will have the opportunity to go again to the Similand Islands with your crew another time.

Oktavia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Just a quick note to say we really enjoyed the trip, the boat and crew were great and it was a fun few days. The scuba divers simply raved about what they saw. The boat definitely did their best to look after us and the other snorkelers on board, and Koh Tachai was the best spot for snorkellers saw some really great stuff.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and I felt very well looked after and safe throughout the trip. The food was good enough (I lack a relevant frame of reference) and the equipment all worked well. The diving was really good, and lived up to expectations. I’m definitely coming back, and may just book an identical trip towards the end of the season, and even bring along some friends. The boat crew was very helpful, and I had a great time

MV Andaman

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
Yes, saw some great things, a giant manta ray but unfortunately no whale sharks! Overall the trip was good and value for money. Crew were very friendly and a lot of fun. My only real gripe was that there are no non-smoking areas and basically with a boat full of smokers (including the crew) there was absolutely nowhere on the boat I could go to be away from the smoke. I have worked on and been on many liveaboards and day trip boats all over the world and this is the only boat I have ever been on where smoking is not restricted to the upper deck. The trip was quite unpleasant in this regard and really affected the overall experience. I would highly recommend the owners consider having designated smoking areas on the boat to cater for non smokers. Thanks for all your help arranging the trip. The diving was very nice and I am very happy I managed to see such great things. Michael

Oktavia

★★★★☆
4 5 1
It was a great trip. Pros:I thought it was a good value, I really liked the master suite, the meals were all very good, and the crew was great. Cons: The dive deck is a bit small and crowded compared to other liveaboards I’ve been on. Not a huge deal, but it makes it hectic to get everyone in the water in a timely fashion, especially when there’s a lot of current. That said, overall I was pleased with the trip and had a good time. Thanks.