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Diva Andaman

Diva Andaman, classic beauty of the Andaman Sea.

Built in 2009, and overhauled on the dry dock every year, this 35-metre wooden sailing vessel is one of the most beautiful liveaboards sailing the Andaman Sea. The Diva Andaman crew of 10 make sure the maximum of 12 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

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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

Accommodation

Diva Andaman 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. Rest and 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 mini bar. General air-conditioning ensures the cabins are kept at an agreeable temperature 24 hours a day.

Comfort

Dive briefings are given in the lounge, the main meeting area on this liveaboard. 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 favourite 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 sundeck. 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 appetiser, main meal and dessert. Dinner is served on the sundeck 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 litre and 15 litres 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 groups are a maximum of 4 divers to each dive guide, so you receive all the attention you need. Your guide will point out all the marine life for you making your diving experience on that is truly out-of-this-world.

ITINERARIES

These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

ANDAMAN ISLANDS
  • Departure Port: Port Blair, India
  • Return Port: Port Blair, India
  • Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights (Approximately 26 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 20 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: 4 – 6 pm Boarding at Port Blair harbour. Welcome Drink, Safety & Trip Briefing followed by Dinner on Board while Sailing to Havelock Island

Day 2: 7 am – Breakfast on Board followed by 1st and 2nd Dive around South Havelock and Neil Islands. Midday Lunch on Board while Sailing to Western Havelock. 2 pm – 3rd and 4th Dive at Western Havelock. 8 pm – Dinner on Board while Sailing to North Eastern Havelock

Day 3: 7 am Breakfast on Board followed by 5th and 6th Dive at North Eastern Havelock. Midday – Lunch on Board while Sailing to South Button. 2 pm – 7th and 8th Dive at South Button. 8 pm – Dinner on Board while Sailing to Long Island

Day 4: 7 am – Breakfast on Board followed by 9th and 10th Dive at Long Island. Midday Lunch on Board. 2 pm – 11th Dive at Long Island. 7 pm – Sailing to Narcondam Island Followed by Dinner on Board

Day 5: 7 am Breakfast on Board followed by 12th and 13th Dive at Narcondam Island. Midday – Lunch on Board. 2 pm – 14th and 15th Dive at Narcondam Island. 7 pm – Sailing to Barren Island Followed by Dinner on Board

Day 6: 7 am Breakfast on Board followed by 16th and 17th Dive at Barren Island. Midday – Lunch on Board. 2 pm – 18th and 19th Dive at Barren Island. 7 pm – Sailing to the Invisible Banks Followed by Dinner on Board

Day 7: 7 am Breakfast on Board followed by 20th and 21st Dive at the Invisible Banks. Midday – Lunch on Board. 2 pm – 22nd and 23rd Dive at the Invisible Banks. 7 pm – Sailing to the Cinque islands Followed by Dinner on Board

Day 8: 6 am Breakfast on Board – 24th and 25th Dive at the Cinque Islands. 11 am – Lunch on Board. 1 pm – 26th Dive at the Cinque Islands. 3 pm – Sailing back to Port Blair Followed by Champagne Party and Dinner on Board

Day 9: 6 am Breakfast on Board anchored at Port Blair Harbor. Disembarking at Port Blair Harbor

Marine Life: Newly opened to visitors, these pristine islands in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are a diver’s delight with gorgeous corals & abundant marine life. Sharks, Rays, Turtles, Nudibranchs, Moray Eels, Octopus, Cuttlefish, Clownfish, Barracuda, lots of reef fis

Myanmar
  • Departure Port: Ranong (Thailand)
  • Return Port: Ranong (Thailand)
  • Length: 7 Days / 6 Nights (Approximately 18 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 20 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: Embarking in Ranong (Thailand), sailing to Kauwthoung (Burma)

Day 2: High Rock (2 dives) and 3 Islets (2 dives)

Day 3: 4 dives at Black Rock

Day 4: 3 dives at Burma Banks

Day 5: 2 dives at Fan Forest, 2 dives at Western Rocky

Day 6: 4 dives at Western Rocky

Day 7: Disembarking in Ranong

Marine Life: Sharks, Rays, Turtles, Nudibranchs, Moray Eels, Octopus, Cuttlefish, Clownfish, Barracuda, lots of reef fish

SIMILAN ISLANDS
  • Departure Port: Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
  • Return Port: Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
  • Length: 7 Days / 6 Nights (Approximately 19 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak and sailing to South Similans

Day 2: 4 dives in South Similans and Central Similans

Day 3: 4 dives in Central Similans

Day 4: Sailing to North Similans, 4 dives

Day 5: Sailing to Koh Bon, 2 dives, then sailing to Koh Tachai, 2 dives. Early morning sail to Richelieu Rock

Day 6: 3 dives then overnight sailing back to Khao Lak

Day 7: Disembarking in Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak

Marine Life: Sharks, Rays, Turtles, Nudibranchs, Moray Eels, Octopus, Cuttlefish, Clownfish, Barracuda, lots of reef fish

  • 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 litres per day
  • 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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