The brand new MV White Manta! This fantastic state of custom designed dive yacht, has replaced the MV Black Manta, which now been reassigned to ply her trade in and around Indonesian waters. Launched in April 2011, she is a 37 meter long steel motor yacht and is IMO certified. This liveaboard has been designed by scuba divers, for scuba divers! The expansive dive deck affords her lucky passengers the luxury of oodles of space while gearing up for dives in some of the best dive spots Thailand has to offer.
Guests can relax whilst dining on lovingly prepared sumptuous meals between dives, in the large outdoor dining area whilst enjoying panoramic views of the Similan Islands unspoiled natural beauty. There is also a large indoor saloon area where guests can relax and utilize the comprehensive digital multi media centre, sound system, and huge widescreen TV.
Up top there is a spacious sundeck where guests can relax and catch some rays between dives. There is also an onboard masseuse for guests to take advantage of. This is a "First Class" liveaboard without the first class prices!
Up to 24 guests are more than easily accommodated in a range of cabins to suit all budgets and tastes. There are a total of eight deluxe double or twin share ensuite cabins, and six standard cabins with wash basins and shared bathrooms. Early booking is essential for this boat!
Cabin Rates (all Cabins have air-conditioning)
Similans & Richelieu - 4 Days & 4 Nights VIP King-sized Double Cabins - C1, C2, C3, C4 - B43,000 per person Deluxe Twin Share Cabin - C6 - B40,000 per person Deluxe Combined Twin / Double Cabin - C7 - B43,000 per person Deluxe Triple Share Cabins - C5, C8 - B43,000 per person Standard Twin Cabins - C9, C10 - B30,000 per person Standard Quad Cabins - C11, C12, C13, C14 - B30,000 per person
Similans & Richelieu - 5 Days & 5 Nights VIP King-sized Double Cabins - C1, C2, C3, C4 - B53,700 per person Deluxe Twin Share Cabin - C6 - B50,000 per person Deluxe Combined Twin / Double Cabin - C7 - B50,000 per person Deluxe Triple Share Cabins - C5, C8 - B50,000 per person Standard Twin Cabins - C9, C10 - B36,500 per person Standard Quad Cabins - C11, C12, C13, C14 - B37,500 per person
Price Includes: Hotel transfers, meals and accommodation onboard, snacks, tea, coffee, soft drinks, fruit, dive guides, tanks and weights.
Price Excludes: Flights, hotel accommodation on land, Marine Park Fees (B1,600), any fuel surcharge, equipment rental, Nitrox tanks, alcoholic drinks.
Equipment Rental Prices: Full set of top quality dive equipment is usually B750 per day, now only B500 per day through us. Please contact us for prices if you only need partial equipment rental. Computers are available for B400 per day, although not essential.
Marine Park Fees: B1,600 per person payable onboard, or B1,800 for the five-night Xmas trip.
Fuel Surcharge: Currently there is no fuel surcharge!
Example Itinerary: Pick up from hotel or airport between 17:00 to 22:00 and transfer to Tap Lamu Pier one hour north of Phuket. Sail at 11pm. Arrive Similans at 3am. Day 1: Four dives at Anita Reef, West of Eden, Elephant Head Rock and Turtle Bay. Day 2: Four dives at Christmas Tree Point, North Point, Snapper Alley and Koh Bon. Day 3: Three Dives at Richelieu Rock and one dive at Koh Tachai. Day 4: Two dives at Koh Bon and the Boon Sung Wreck. Arrive 3pm at Tap Lamu and transfer to hotel.
All itineraries are subject to change at the tour leaders discretion. This is in order to offer our guests the best dive sites according to currents and other factors.
Notes: PADI courses are available on board the boat. The PADI advanced course is only B7,500 and includes all PADI materials and certification fees.
Late arrivals into Phuket Airport can be accommodated.
Cabins & Comforts - Four deluxe ensuite king-sized double cabins. - Four deluxe ensuite twin cabins. - Six standard cabins with wash basin only and shared bathroom. - All cabins air-conditioned. - Hot showers with fresh water. - Rooms serviced and cleaned daily. - Large flat screen TV and media entertainment centre. - Indoors and outdoors dining areas. - Indoor luxury air-conditioned saloon. - Free tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks. - One of the finest chefs in the Similans. Thai and Western food. - Special dietary requirements catered for. - Massage service onboard.
Technical & Safety Specification - Length 37 metres, beam 8 metres. - Maximum speed 14 knots, cruising speed 10 knots. - Nine boat crew, one tour leader and five dive staff. - 2 x 500hp Cummins engines. - 220v & 110v electrical outlets. - Autopilot. - Radar. - GPS. (Global Positioning System) - Depth finders. - Radios and satellite phone. - 30000 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. - Two large dinghies. - Nitrox & Trimix facilities.