Similans, Koh Bon, Tachai, Richelieu, Hin Daeng, Burma
Max Guests 10
2 to 6 Nights
The MV Giamani offers liveaboard dive holidays to the Similan Islands, the Surin Islands including Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, the southern Thailand liveaboard sites like Koh Haa, and Hin Daeng & Muang, and also six night Myanmar liveaboard dive trips. The Giamani was built to international (IMO) standards, it's not a large boat but, if offers comforts and high standards to only ten guests. Giamani has two master cabins, and four deluxe cabins. All the deluxe cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, or if you don't like air-con there are also fans, and all the Giamani liveaboard cabins have ensuite bathrooms and fantastic sea views.
MV Giamani features an air-conditioned saloon with a home entertainment system for the guests use, should they wish to relax with some music or watch a DVD. There is also an extensive library of marine books. Additionally, there is a relaxing area comfortably decked out with cushions where guests can relax between dives. The dining area is at the back of the upper deck, the food is plentiful, tasty, and a mixture of Thai and international cuisine. Special dietary requirements can be catered for. All meals are served buffet style. The dive deck is well designed and spacious. There are also rinse tanks and camera tables for underwater photographers or videographers.
Giamani Thailand Liveaboard has three different trips, a four night Similans itinerary, and a two night southern Islands itinerary with diving at Phi Phi, Koh Haa, and two amazing dive sites, Hin Daeng & Muang. The trips can be taken separately, or rolled together into one longer six night trip. For the Christmas and New Year 2015/16 holiday period, there are also a couple of special six nigh trips to the Similan Islands. The Giamani liveaboard also offers six liveaboard trips to Myanmar from February to April. See our schedules, prices and itineraries page for more information.
Giamani Similans Liveaboard - Deluxe Cabin
Two way hotel transfers are included from Phuket. Pick-up times start late afternoon for the short journey to the pier just north of Phuket. The boat departs at around 11pm for an overnight cruise to the Similans where guests will wake up to a light breakfast before their first dive. The Southern Islands liveaboardhas a morning departure time every Friday morning, and returns on Sunday afternoons.
Schedules, Prices, & Itineraries
Giamani Thailand Liveaboard has two different trips as standard, a four night Similans itinerary, and a two night southern Islands itinerary with diving at Phi Phi, Koh Haa, and two amazing dive sites, Hin Daeng & Muang. The trips can be taken separately, or rolled together into one longer six night trip. There are also two special six night Similan trips over the Xmas and New Year period for 2015/16.
Giamani Similan Islands Itinerary - 4 Days / 4 Nights - 14 Dives Sundays: Pick up from hotel or airport between 5:30pm to 7:00pm and transfer to Chalong Pier in Phuket for an evening departure. Mondays: Four dives at Anita Reef, East of Eden, Elephant Head Rock and Turtle Bay. Tuesdays: Four dives at Christmas Tree Point, North Point, Snapper Alley and Koh Bon. Wednesdays: Three Dives at Richelieu Rock and one dive at Koh Tachai. Thursdays: Two final dives in the Similans, which could be at Koh Bon and Sharkfin Reef, then head back to Phuket for a late afternoon arrival.
Cabin Rates Similan Islands - 4 Days / 4 Nights - 14 Dives Master Cabin - 50,000 THB per person Deluxe Cabin 44,000 THB per person
Giamani Southern Islands Itinerary - 3 Days / 2 Nights - 07 Dives Fridays: - Depart from Chalong Pier at close to 8:00pm and cruise overnight to Koh Haa. Saturdays: Four dives at Koh Haa, Hin Daeng, and Hin Muang, all fantastic Thailand dive sites. Sundays: Three dives at Bidah Nog or two Phi Phi dive sites, with the final dive at Shark Point.
Cabin Rates Southern Islands (Hin Daeng & Muang) Islands - 3 Days / 2 Nights - 07 Dives Master Cabin - 25,000 THB per person Deluxe Cabin 22,000 THB per person
Giamani Similans & Southers Islands Itinerary - 6 Days / 6 Nights - 21 Dives Guests can combine both the four night Similans liveaboard trip with the two night Hin Daeng liveboard trip, enabling divers to spend six days and nights on Giamani so they can experience all the best Thailand dive sites in the Andaman Sea. Guests can start the trip on Friday Mornings and go straight through to Thursday afternoon, or they can join on a Sunday evening for the Similans trip, and can take a one night break on Thursday evening, before joining the Giamani liveaboard again on Friday morning for the Hin Daeng liveaboard trip, returning on Sunday afternoon.
Cabin Rates Combined Similan & Southern Islands - 6 Days / 6 Nights - 21 Dives Master Cabin - 75,000 THB per person Deluxe Cabin 66,000 THB per person
Giamani Special Six Night Similans - Xmas & NY Itinerary - 6 Days / 6 Nights - 22 Dives Giamani have added an extra couple of nights into both the Xmas 2015, and the New Year 2015/16 trips.
Cabin Rates Special Six Night Similans - Xmas & NY Itinerary - 6 Days / 6 Nights - 22 Dives Master Cabin - 75,000 THB per person Deluxe Cabin 66,000 THB per person
Giamani Surin & Burma Itinerary - 6 Days / 6 Nights - 17 Dives Diving at some of Thailands best dive sites like Richelieu Rock, Tachai, and Koh Bon, and also around the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar. Fantastic diving on a boutique Thailand liveaboard.
Cabin Rates Surin & Burma Itinerary - 6 Days / 6 Nights - 21 Dives Master Cabin - 75,000 THB per person Deluxe Cabin 66,000 THB per person
Price Includes Hotel transfers for Similans Trip (Guests for Hin Daeng trip need to make their own way to Chalong Pier), meals and accommodation onboard, snacks, tea, coffee, fruit, dive guides, tanks and weights.
Price Excludes Flights, hotel accommodation on land, hotel pick-up for southern Islands trip, Similan Marine Park Fees at 1,800 THB per person (2,200 THB for a six night trip), equipment rental if required at 500 THB per day, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, Nitrox at 300 Baht per fill. For the Burma trip guests will need to pay a USD$200 fee in cash (New US$ bills only), to the Myanmar immigration.
Notes: Itineraries are for example only and are adapted according to conditions on each trip.
DAN Flying After Diving Guidelines For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.
Cabins & Comforts One en-suite master cabins with double beds. Four deluxe cabins with ensuite bathrooms and two twin beds. All cabins have large windows and sea views. All cabins air-conditioned. Hot showers with fresh water. Rooms serviced and cleaned daily. Comfortable outside area decked with cushions. Indoor air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD player and sound system. Free tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks. A mixture of Thai and Western food. Special dietary requirements catered for. Spacious dive deck. Library.
Technical & Safety Specification Steel Hull. Launched in 1998. Length 24 metres, beam 6.5 metres. Maximum speed 12 knots, cruising speed 09 knots. Five boat crew, one tour leader and three dive staff. 2 x 230hp Nissan engines. 220v electrical outlets. Radar. GPS. Depth finders. Radios and satellite phone. 10000 litre fresh water tank. Two life rafts. Life jackets in all cabins and also on deck. First aid facilities. Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks. One large dinghy. Nitrox facilities.