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 boat is popular divers from all countries. Prices are good, especially if you want a private single cabin or have a non diving partner.

“Can’t recommend this boat and crew highly enough. They are all really good at their jobs and look after the guests extremely well. All dive guides are professional, brilliant in the water and understand the needs and wants of the guests. A special mention for our guide Jona. She spots things others can only dream of.The diving was very good, water around 28c. Saw whale shark, eagle rays and a manta. Plenty of Tuna ,Trevally, several Octopus. Very few other boats out there!! We’ll be back !!” Andy Feb 2019 Read in Trip Advisor

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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

 

Price Oct 2019 – May 2020

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): 29,900 baht per diver
  • Standard twin bed cabin (upper deck, shared bathroom): 28,500 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): 48,700 baht per diver
  • Comfort twin bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 44,700 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): 40,800 baht per diver

6 days 6 nights (22 dives) Mergui archipelago

  • Deluxe double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck forward): 56,600 baht per diver
  • Comfort twin bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 52,900 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 surcharge:
Deluxe double cabin: +100%
Comfort twin cabin or standard twin cabin: +50% surcharge
Comfort double cabin: + 25%

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

Price excludes: Equipment rental (800 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.

Divers should have logged dives within the last 12 months.

Special offer: Book 6 months in advance for 5% discount.

Schedule

MV Bavaria schedule

15 May – 15 Oct: Season close

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
13-19 Nov 20196d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
20-23 Nov 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20-26 Nov 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-26 Nov 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27-30 Nov 2019 (15% discount on this trip!)4d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-10 Dec 201910d 9n Thailand/MerguiKhao Lak / Ranong
1-4 Dec 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Ranong
4-10 Dec 2019 (15% discount on this trip!)6d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
11-14 Dec 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-17 Dec 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
14-17 Dec 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18-21 Dec 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18-24 Dec 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-24 Dec 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25-28 Dec 20193d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25-31 Dec 20196d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28-31 Dec 20194d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-4 Jan 20203d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-7 Jan 20206d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
4-7 Jan 20204d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-14 Jan 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
15-21 Jan 2020 (15% discount on this trip!)6d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
22-25 Jan 20203d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
22-28 Jan 20206d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25-28 Jan 20204d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Jan-1 Feb 20203d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Jan-4 Feb 2020 (15% discount on this trip!)6d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-4 Feb 20204d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
5-11 Feb 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
12-18 Feb 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
19-25 Feb 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
26-29 Feb 20203d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26 Feb-3 Mar 20206d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Feb-3 Mar 20204d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
4-7 March 20203d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
4-10 March 20206d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
7-10 March 20204d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-17 March 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
18-24 March 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
25-28 March 20203d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25-31 Mar 20206d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28-31 Mar 20204d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-4 April 20203d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-7 April 20206d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
4-7 April 20204d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-14 Apr 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
15-21 Apr 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
22-28 Apr 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
29 Apr-2 May 20203d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Apr-5 May 2020 (15% discount on this trip!)6d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
2-5 May 20204d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-9 May 20203d 3n Similan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-12 May 2020 (15% discount on this trip!)6d 6n Similan, Surin, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
9-12 May 20204d 3n Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-19 May 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong
20-26 May 20206d 6n Mergui archipelagoRanong / Ranong

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.

6 nights with 6 days diving in the Mergui Archipelago

Day before: Meet at the Khao Lak dive shop (latest 18:00 hrs) to check paperwork and prepare equipment.

Day 1: Pick up from your Khao Lak hotel at about 09:30 hrs for transfer by minibus to the harbour in Ranong.

13:00 hrs: Immigration procedures in Thailand, then cross to Kawthaung Myanmar. Lunch is served on board Bavaria.

14:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs: Immigration procedures in Myanmar. There is time to go on land and explore Kawthaung. Visit the temple and local market.

17:00 hrs: Cruise into the Mergui archipelago as sun sets. Dinner served on board.

Day 2: First day diving. 4 dives at High Rock, Rocky 1 and Shark Cave.

Day 3: 4 dives at Black Rock.

Day 4: 3 dives around North Twin and a dive around South Twin.

Day 5: 4 dives at The Arch, Boulder Rock and McLeod Island.

Day 6: 2 dives at Fan Forest Pinnacle. 2 dives at Western Rocky.

Day 7: 1 dive at Shark Point and 1 dive at Secret Lagoon. Return journey to Kawthaung in Myanmar. On arrival in this busy commercial town on the border to Thailand, there is some time to visit the local market. After completing the border formalities with the Burmese authorities Bavaria enters Thailand at Ranong where Thai immigration formalities are completed. Disembark then minibus transfer back to Khao Lak, arriving in the evening.

*itineraries are subject to change

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  3. 20% 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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