Gentle Giant

Similan Islands | Richelieu | Hin Daeng | Koh Haa

Gentle Giant liveaboard

MV Gentle Giant was refitted in 2017 and presents very well.

She runs join in and charter trips to north and south Andaman sea dive sites. The 5 night itinerary includes all the best dive sites including Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang.

All cabins have AC, sea views and private bathrooms.

Dive staff speak English, Chinese and Thai



  • Max 20 guests in 10 air conditioned cabins with en-suite cabins.
  • 1 master cabin on the upper deck with a double bed.
  • 1 deluxe cabin on the main deck with a double bed.
  • 8 standard cabins on the upper and main deck. Twin bunk bed.
  • All cabins have private en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
  • All cabins have one safety box.
  • All cabins have sea view windows
  • 27m length, 6m beam
  • 2 x Hino diesel engines. 2 compressors, 3 generators.
  • 220v electricity available 24h per day.
  • Lots of space. Large sun deck, huge dive deck.
  • NITROX is available (must be pre-ordered)
  • 1 x RIB tender.
  • PADI courses available.
  • Thai and International food.
  • Life raft, life vests, fire extinguisher.


Gentle Giant price

5 days 5 nights (18 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, then Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa

  • Master double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (upper deck, sea view): 38,900 baht per diver
  • Deluxe double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck, sea view): 36,900 baht per diver
  • Standard twin bed (bunk) cabin with private en-suite bathroom (upper/main deck, sea view): 35,900 baht per diver

8% discount for non diving partners

Single occupancy +85% surcharge

Price includes: Dive guide, 12 litre tanks, weights & belt, all meals, soft drinks, round trip transfers from Phuket main beach hotels, Phuket airport.

Price excludes: Equipment rental (2,500 baht/set), national park entrance and diving fees (2,600 baht), nitrox, 15l tanks, alcoholic drinks.


Gentle Giant schedule

16 Nov-21 Nov 2020
16-21 Dec 2020
11-16 Jan 2021
24-29 Jan 2021
5-10 Feb 2021
23-28 Feb 2021
6-11 Mar 2021
18-23 Mar 2021
6-11 Apr 2021
19-24 Apr 2021


Gentle Giant itinerary

Duration: 5 Days / 5 Nights (18 dives) north then south Andaman sea

Start/Finish: Chalong pier, Phuket

Departure Day:
1900 hrs: Pick-up at your Phuket hotel or Phuket airport and transfer to Gentle Giant at Chalong pier Phuket. Cruise to the Similan Islands national park

Diving Day 1:
General Diving Rules / Safety Briefing
4 dives around the Similan Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai.

Diving Day 2:
4 dives Richelieu Rock / Koh Tachai

Diving Day 3:
3 dives Koh Bon / Similan Islands, then cruise south to Koh Haa

Diving Day 4:
4 dives Koh Haa / Hin Daeng / Hin Muang

Diving day 5: 
3 dives King Cruiser Wreck / Anemone Reef / Shark Point
Return to Chalong pier Phuket at about 1600 hrs. Transfer back to your hotel by shared minivan service.

*itineraries are subject to change

Book / Enquiry

Online booking

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Hotline: +66 81 2727556

  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. 30% 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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