Diva Andaman, Thailand

Diva Andaman, the classic Sailing beauty of the Andaman Sea.

Diva Andaman was Built-in 2009 and overhauled on the dry dock every year, this 35-meter wooden sailing yacht is one of the most beautiful liveaboards sailing the Andaman Sea.

The Diva Andaman crew of 10 make sure the maximum of 14 guests have an amazing diving experience in and around the Andaman sea. Diva Andaman has been designed to offer total comfort and luxury.

Step aboard this liveaboard, and cruise in style to Myanmar and the Similan islands and experience an unforgettable diving holiday.

Accommodation

Diva Andaman liveaboard has 7 cabins below deck with portholes for ambient light. The cabins have either a double bed or bunk beds for single guests.

The en-suite bathrooms have hot water showers and a washbasin; natural soap and shampoo are provided. Relaxation before and after dives are essential for the ultimate diving experience. Enjoy a movie on the plasma tv and take a refreshment out of the minibar.

General air-conditioning ensures the cabins are kept at an agreeable temperature 24 hours a day..

Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

Room size: 14 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 bunk
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Room size: 15 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 queen
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Comfort

Dive briefings are given in the lounge, the main meeting area on SY Diva Andaman This is also an excellent place to relax when you are not diving. Sit at the large table together and look at photos of your previous dives.

Why not just chill out and watch a good movie or listen to your favorite music on the flat-screen TV, DVD/MP3 player? Fridges are well-stocked with soft drinks and beers as well as a fine selection of wines. If you prefer something stronger, there’s a selection of spirits and staff who can prepare a cocktail.

Check out the names of the marine life in one of the books from the library or pick out an ‘easy read’ which you can enjoy while lounging on one of the decks.

Sunbathe or catch ocean breeze on the sun deck. Or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage in the shaded area on the main deck. If you are the fanatical sun-worshipper, the upper deck is the place for you to work on your tan or watch the sunset over the horizon.

Prefer to stay active between dives? Then paddle in one of the available kayaks or take the opportunity to snorkel. There is also time to visit a beach on the islands.

Catering

The onboard chef of Diva Andaman prepares 4 meals a day in the open kitchen in the lounge. Diving takes energy and what better way to start the day than with a generous continental breakfast and coffee made by the staff with the espresso machine.

Of course, you will have built up an appetite after that first dive, so enjoy a buffet-style brunch of freshly made croissants and bread and ask for eggs, prepared to your personal preference. The lunch, a mix of Thai and Western cuisine, is also served buffet-style.

Dinner is a set menu of Thai or Western cuisine consisting of an appetizer, main meal, and dessert. Dinner is served on the sun deck weather permitting. And what better way to round off a perfect dive day, than on the deck of Diva Andaman eating under a star-filled sky?

Diving

The diving deck on the stern of Diva Andaman is spread over 2 levels. To avoid long surface swims, there are 2 40HP Outboard tenders to take you and pick you up from the diving site, so you can preserve your energy for the dives.

Diving equipment is available to use free of charge on Diva Andaman, so you can travel light. There are freshwater showers on the diving deck to rinse yourself off after each dive. A large freshwater bucket is also available to rinse dive equipment such as cameras, dive computers and fins.

12 liter and 15 liters tanks filled with either air or Nitrox are available.

If you are not certified, you can take the Nitrox certification course, or another course while on the liveaboard.

Diving the Similan Islands including Richelieu rock, Tachai, and Koh Bon is done in small groups of 4 scuba divers to 1 divemaster. This to make sure you will have full attention underwater and they can show the wonderful marine life of the Andaman sea. From harlequin shrimp to Whaleshark

SCHEDULE

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Personal diving gear, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Transfers/pickups from hotel

Excluded: National Park and Immigration fees (Similan National Park: 2000THB p.p / Mergui National Park: 8750THB p.p) , Wine, beers, cocktails, liquors and cigars, Corkage Fee (500THB per bottle), Traditional Thai massage (1000THB per hour), Nitrox, Gratuities – Service is not charged to the customers but a tip box will permit the customers to leave a tip up to their discretion

Specifications

Year built: 2009
Year renovated: Every year complete overhaul on dry dock
Length: 35 meters
Deck area: 200 sq.meters
Beam: 7.2 meters
Cruising speed: 7 knots
Engines: Single Marine Cummins 425 HP
Max guests: 14
Number of cabins: 7
Number of bathrooms: Each cabin has a private bathroom but totally 9 bathrooms
Tenders: 2 x 40HP Outboard
Water capacity: 4000 Litres
Freshwater maker: 5000 liters per day

Navigation, Communication And Safety Features

Radar
Depth Sounder
GPS
Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
Emergency Rafts
Life Vests
Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
Oxygen
First Aid Kits
Satellite &mobile phones
Bilge pump alarm
Engine room CCTV
Crew trained in first aid
Emergency flares

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