Oktavia

Khao Lak liveaboard

Oktavia divers

Oktavia divers

MV Oktavia is a large, stable Khao Lak liveaboard with flexible 2, 3, 4 or 5 day itineraries.

Oktavia has the personal touch. Feedback consistently rates this boat the friendliest liveaboard in the Similan Islands.

Oktavia is great divers with non diving/snorkeling partners. It has dedicated snorkeling guides and 3-4 snorkeling sessions per day. There are daily excursions to the beaches when the boat is in the Similan Islands.

Oktavia’s cabins are huge. Beds are 2 metres long and even the single berths have wide mattresses ideal for bigger guests. Large windows give a light and airy feel. Cabins are twin share but triple and single occupancy is also possible. Oktavia’s single supplement is good value if you want a private cabin.

There are 13 main deck standard cabins of twin bunk or double bed formation. Each cabin has air conditioning and fan cooling so you can get your cabin to the desired temperature. These standard cabins share 4 bathrooms on the same deck that are cleaned several times per day. All cabins have sea views. All cabins have 220v electric outlets, mirrors, storage space for clothes and luggage.

Two huge  (25sqm) master cabins on the upper deck each have a king size bed and private en-suite bathroom. Master cabins also have a fridge and a sofa bed.

There is a large dining and socializing area on the upper deck aft  where all meals are served and dive briefings are held. There are comfy cushioned chairs and hammocks, it’s a great place to relax in the shade.

The top deck has a 65 sqm sundeck with cushions for sunbathing, and a shaded fly bridge with comfy seating.

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Features

  • Max 20 guests.
  • Length 29.5m, beam 6.5m, draft 2.85m
  • 6 instructors/guides.
  • Cruising Speed of 10 Knots.
  • 2 x Nissan 420hp diesel engines.
  • 2 x generators for 24 hour electricity.
  • 2 x Bauer Mariner compressors with Air Cool System.
  • 4.7m dinghy with 40hp Yamaha outboard engine and folding ladder for easy entry.
  • Built in 2003 and refurbished annually.
  • 7,500 litres water capacity.
  • Wooden hull helps to insulate guests from engine noise and vibration.
  • Full safety features including fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, dinghy, life raft, life rings and life vests (in all sizes including kids sizes), satellite phone, dive deck CCTV, first aid box and emergency oxygen.
  • NITROX available onboard (extra charge).
  • Knowledgeable, multi lingual dive and snorkel guides.
  • Delicious Thai and European Food.

Oktavia deck plan

Prices

Oktavia price

 

5 days 5 nights (19 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Standard Twin bed cabin (main deck, shared bathroom): 28,900 baht per diver (21,925 baht per snorkeler)
  • Standard Double bed cabin (main deck, shared bathroom): 28,900 baht per diver (21,925 baht per snorkeler)
  • Master Double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (upper deck): surcharge 10,000 baht per guest
  • Standard cabin single occupancy: surcharge +33% of the cruise price
  • Master cabin single occupancy: surcharge 15,000 baht

2 days 2 nights (7 dives) at the Similan Islands

  • Standard Twin bed cabin (main deck, shared bathroom): 15,300 baht per diver (13,500 baht per snorkeler)
  • Standard Double bed cabin (main deck, shared bathroom): 15,300 baht per diver (13,500 baht per snorkeler)
  • Master Double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (upper deck): surcharge 4,000 baht per guest
  • Standard cabin single occupancy: surcharge +33% of the cruise price
  • Master cabin single occupancy: surcharge 6,000 baht

3 days 2 nights (10 dives) at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Standard Twin bed cabin (main deck, shared bathroom): 22,500 baht per diver (17,125 baht per snorkeler)
  • Standard Double bed cabin (main deck, shared bathroom): 22,500 baht per diver (17,125 baht per snorkeler)
  • Master Double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (upper deck): surcharge 6,000 baht per guest
  • Standard cabin single occupancy: surcharge +33% of the cruise price
  • Master cabin single occupancy: surcharge 9,000 baht

4 days 4 nights (14 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai

  • Standard Twin bed cabin (main deck, shared bathroom): 24,900 baht per diver (18,925 baht per snorkeler)
  • Standard Double bed cabin (main deck, shared bathroom): 24,900 baht per diver (18,925 baht per snorkeler)
  • Master Double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (upper deck): surcharge 8,000 baht per guest
  • Standard cabin single occupancy: surcharge +33% of the cruise price
  • Master cabin single occupancy: surcharge 12,000 baht

Liveaboard price includes: Dive guide, tanks, weights & belt, all meals, fruits and snacks, basic personal accident insurance, one way speedboat transfers for 2 and 3 day trips, land transfers from central Khao Lak hotels (Phuket hotel transfers can be arranged for evening departures for an extra charge).

Liveaboard price excludes: Equipment rental (600 baht per set per day), Marine park fees, alcohol, Nitrox (200 baht per fill), dive accident insurance (mandatory). Extra fees are payable in cash on the boat.

Note: Divers joining Oktavia must be advanced or deep diver certified with dives logged within the last year. Adventure Deep dives (1,500 baht) and Scuba Reviews (1,500 baht) will be conducted on the boat for any divers not meeting these requirements.

Schedule

Oktavia schedule

Season close 15 May to 15 Oct

Nov 2020 – Apr 2021 schedule coming soon

Itinerary

Oktavia liveaboard itinerary

*These are sample itineraries and are subject to change at the discretion of the captain and cruise director.

5d 5n

Day 0:
1800 hrs departure from Khao Lak. Boat briefings and dinner on board as you cruise into the sunset. Arrive at Similan Islands and get a good night’s sleep in a sheltered bay to be ready for diving in the morning.

Day 1:
Dives at Similan Islands 4-7. Overnight at island number 4.

Day 2:
Dives at Similan Islands 7-9. Overnight at island number 8.

Day 3:
Dives at Similan Island 9 plus Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. Overnight at Koh Tachai.

Day 4:
Dives at Richelieu Rock (usually 3 dives) plus Koh Tachai. Overnight at Koh Tachai.

Day 5:
0715-0815 hrs dive at Koh Tachai.
1100-1200 hrs dive at Koh Bon. Then Oktavia cruises back towards Khao Lak.
1415-1515 hrs dive at Boonsung Wreck, Khao Lak.
Arrival back at  Thap Lamu pier, arriving at about 1700-1800 hrs and transfer back to your hotel.

2d 2n

Day 0:
1800 hrs departure from Thap Lamu pier. Boat briefings and dinner on board as you cruise into the sunset. Arrive at Similan Islands and get a good night’s sleep in a sheltered bay to be ready for diving in the morning.

Day 1:
Dives at Similan Islands 4-7. Overnight at island number 4.

Day 2:
Dives at Similan Islands 7-9. Depart Oktavia at 1500 hrs for speedboat transfer back to Thap Lamu pier. Arrive Thap Lamu at about 1700 hrs and transfer back to your hotel.

3d 2n

Day 1 (Day 3 of the 5 day itinerary):
0800 hrs departure from Thap Lamu pier by speedboat to the Similan Islands where you will meet up with Oktavia at 0930 hrs. Dives at Similan Island 9 plus Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. Overnight at Koh Tachai.

Day 2:
Dives at Richelieu Rock (usually 3 dives) plus Koh Tachai. Overnight at Koh Tachai.

Day 3:
0715-0815 hrs dive at Koh Tachai.
1100-1200 hrs dive at Koh Bon. Then Oktavia cruises back towards Khao Lak.
1415-1515 hrs dive at Boonsung Wreck, Khao Lak.
Arrival back at Thap Lamu pier, arriving at about 1700-1800 hrs and transfer back to your hotel.

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    Oktavia liveaboard reviews

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    “The briefing before dives was informative and funny, it really gave you a good guideline though the dive – well done, Mark.” Wouter, March 15 Full review on Tripadvisor

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