The MY Divemaster 1 scuba diving liveaboard fits snugly into our business class section. Her guests spend half the year scuba diving in the Similan Islands and Hin Daeng. She then sails round into the South China Sea and conducts scuba diving liveaboard holidays around the Spratly Islands, which are located in between Vietnam and the Philippines. The renowned scuba diving resort of Pulau Layang-Layang is in the Spratly Islands. The MY Divemaster 1 is a large boat, and will comfortably accommodate up to twenty guests in her range of cabin options. She has two double, seven twin, and two single cabins. Each cabin has comfortable bedding and it's own temperature control for the air-conditioning.
One of the double cabins is ensuite, while there are seven bathrooms to service the other nine cabins. There is an unlimited supply of hot water and queuing for the shower will never be a problem on this boat. The vast saloon is well equipped with an audio-visual entertainment system, as well as a good selection of DVDs to choose from. There is also a computer which can be used for burning those hot scuba diving photos to CDs.
Saloon on MY Divemaster 1
The MY Divemaster 1 is packed with all the latest navigation and safety features and adheres to IMO standards. The crew takes great pride in the tasty food they serve, especially the Thai and International buffets which guests rave about.
Schedules, Prices & Itineraries
The MY Divemaster I offers various exiting scuba diving liveaboard itineraries and schedules for scuba divers to choose from. She covers Andaman Sea destinations like Hin Daeng and Hin Muang and The Similans between the months of August to April, before moving onto the marvellous Spratly Islands in the Sulawesi Sea between April and July. Wherever you choose to go, the crew on the MY Divemaster I will ensure you have a great time.
Similan & Richelieu Rock Itinerary (4 Days & 5 Nights)
Day 1: Guests are picked up from hotels in Phuket or Phuket Airport and make the short transfer to Tab Lamu Pier just north of Phuket. The MY Divemaster I weighs anchor at around 10pm and cruises overnight to the Similan Islands. Day 2: Four dives in the Similans. Day 3: Four dives in the Similans. Day 4: Four dives at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. It's always likely to see Mantas at these dive sites. Day 5: Three dives at the famous Richelieu Rock where Whale Sharks make frequent appearances. Day 6: Disembark after breakfast and transfer to hotels or the airport.
Prices for Similan & Richelieu Rock Itinerary (4 Days & 5 Nights)
Suite Cabin - Thai Baht 34,700 Standard Cabin - Thai Baht 32,700
Hin Daeng & Hin Muang Itinerary (3 Nights & 2 days)
Day 1: Guests are picked up from hotels in Phuket or Phuket Airport and transfered to Chalong Bay, Phuket. The MY Divemaster I departs at around 10pm and cruises overnight to the Andaman Sea dive sites. Day 2: Four dives at Koh Haa, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Manta Rays and Whalesharks are regularly spotted at Hin Daeng and Muang. Day 3: Three dives at Koh Haa, Bida Nog and Bida Nai. Day 4: Disembark after breakfast at around 8am and transfer to hotels or the airport.
Prices for Hin Daeng & Hin Muang Itinerary (3 Nights & 2 days)
Suite Cabin - Thai Baht 18,400 Standard Cabin - Thai Baht 16,900
Hin Daeng & Hin Muang Itinerary (4 Nights & 3 days)
Day 1: Guests are picked up from hotels in Phuket or Phuket Airport, and transfered to Chalong Bay, Phuket. The MY Divemaster I departs at around 10pm and cruises overnight to the Andaman Sea dive sites. Day 2: Four dives at Koh Haa, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Manta Rays and Whalesharks are regularly spotted at Hin Daeng and Muang. Day 3: Four dives at Koh Haa, Bida Nog and Bida Nai. Day 4: Dives at Anemone Reef, Shark Point Phuket and Koh Doc Mai. Day 5: Guests disembark after breakfast at around 8am and transfer to hotels or the airport.
Prices for Hin Daeng & Hin Muang Itinerary (4 Nights & 3 days)
Suite Cabin - Thai Baht 34,700 Standard Cabin - Thai Baht 32,700
Spratly Islands Layang-Layang Itinerary (5 Days & 6 Nights)
Guests need to fly to Labuan from Kuala Lumpur to meet up with the Spratly Islands Liveaboard, the MY Divemaster I. Day 1: The Divemaster departs Labuan in Malaysia and cruises the 15 hours to Layang-Layang. Day 2: Report to the Navy base and have two great dives at Layang-Layang. Day 3: Now things really get going with four dives at the Spratly Islands at Dallas Reef and Mariveles Reef. Day 4: Four dives at the Spratly Islands and Layang-Layang. Day 5: Two or maybe three dives at Layang Layang before a leisurely cruise back to Labuan. Day 6: Two dives at some cool wrecks before going back to Labuan for some free time. Day 7: Guests enjoy an early breakfast before transferring to the airport at around 7am.
Prices for Spratly Islands Layang-Layang Itinerary (5 Days & 6 Nights)
Suite Cabin - Thai Baht 50,500 Standard Cabin - Thai Baht 48,000
Airport or hotel transfers, all meals and accommodation on board, tea, coffee, fruit, soft drinks, towels, tanks, weights, insurance.
Scuba diving equipment rental, alcoholic drinks, Marine Park Fees, Myanmar visa fee, security permit fee for Spratly Islands, Nitrox fills, hotels, flights.
How about learning to dive with Nitrox and stay down for longer? The PADI Enriched Air Diver course can be conducted onboard for only THB6200. Please let us know ASAP.
The Similan Islands Marine Park Fees are THB1600 per diver. This is payable onboard.
The visa fee for Myanmar is US$200 per person. The Myanmar trip guests will also need to pay THB600 for entry to Richelieu Rock. For the Myanmar trip a clear copy of the guests passport along with four passport photographs will be needed one month before cruise departure.
A full set of equipment can be rented for THB800 per day and a dive computer for THB250 per day.
All published itineraries shown are just for sample purposes. Itineraries may change due to weather conditions, currents, guest requests, or other reasons listed here.
Cabins & Comforts
- Max Guests 20. - One suite staterooms with ensuite bathroom and Queen-size bed. - Eight twin bed staterooms. - Two single bed staterooms. - All cabins air-conditioned with individual controls. - Six further bathrooms with hot showers. - Hot showers with fresh water. - Large TV and DVD player. - Outdoors dining areas. - Luxury air-conditioned lounge area. - Free tea, coffee, unlimited soft drinks, snacks and ice-cream. - A mixture of Thai and Western food. - Special dietary requirements catered for. - Ice maker. - Washing machine and dryer for soft towels.
Technical & Safety Specification
- Launched in 2000. - Length 32 metres, beam 6.5 metres. - Maximum speed 14 knots, cruising speed 12 knots. - 2 x 510hpengines. - 220v electrical outlets. - Autopilot. - Radar. - GPS (Global Positioning System) - Depth finders. - Radios and satellite phone. - 10000 litre fresh water tank as well as a desalination machine. - Four 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 facilities. - Insurance included. - Meets IMO standards.