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MV BAVARIA LIVEABORD

Bavaria is a very nice liveaboard launched in late 2016, based in Khao Lak. This liveaboard is offering a mixed schedule of 3 or 6 night trips to the Similan and Surin Islands. Plus some 4 night trips to South Andaman with diving at Koh Ha, Hin Deang, Hin Muang and the Phi Phi Islands. Dive tours can be combined with Similan, Surin and/or South Andaman. The boat was designed by her German owner who has many years of experience here in Thailand. The Bavaria is 28 meters long and can take up to 24 guests with a mix of cabin types to suit different budgets. There's plenty of relaxation space with outdoor shaded areas, an indoor saloon and a large sundeck. It's a quality mid price liveaboard designed by divers for divers. Note: There are currently no trips to Myanmar (Burma) available.

The MV Bavaria liveaboard offers fantastic dive trips in the Andaman Sea, Thailand. The yacht can accommodate 24 guests in 12 cabins, each with individually controlled AC. The 8 comfort and 2 deluxe cabins come with a private ensuite bathroom and the 2 standard cabins share a bathroom. Social areas include an indoor salon with an entertainment system, an outdoor lounge and dining area plus a sun-deck with loungers and a shaded area.

MV Bavaria runs 3, 4, or 6-night itineraries to some of the best liveaboard dive sites in Thailand and Myanmar departures run from October - May each year. Explore the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock & Surin. Dive facilities include a spacious dive platform and equipment area and nitrox is available for an additional cost for those certified. Dive group sizes are kept small at a maximum of 4-6 per dive guide. The experienced and professional crew of the MV Bavaria liveaboard have been exploring the region for 15 years.

Call us or book online today to reserve your space aboard the MV Bavaria.

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Accommodation

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Standard Bunk
  • 2 single beds (twin)

  • Aircon with control

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Max 2 guests

 

Bunk bed cabin with shared shower, toilet, and individually adjustable air conditioning.

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Comfort - Twin Cabins
  • 2 single beds (twin)

  • Aircon with control

  • Ensuite Bathroom

  • Max 2 guests

 

Cabins with twin beds, shower, toilet, and individually adjustable air conditioning.

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Comfort - Double Cabin
  • 1 double bed

  • Aircon with control

  • Ensuite Bathroom

  • Max 2 guests

 

Cabins with double bed, shower, toilet, and individually adjustable air conditioning.

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Deluxe Double
  • 1 double bed

  • Aircon with control

  • Ensuite Bathroom

  • Max 2 guests

 

Cabins with double bed, shower, toilet, and individually adjustable air conditioning.

MV Bavaria Liveabord 3D/3N 10 Dive 
Trip A: Similan Islands
NORTH ANDAMAN INQUIRY

Day 1 (departure day)
Meeting point for check-in the latest at 4:00 p.m. at the Loma Diving Adventure Dive Center in Khao Lak, set up the equipment and complete the formalities. At 6:00 p.m transfer by minibus to the port of Tablamu. Check-in at the ship, boat briefing and dinner. Departure time is around 8:30 p.m..

Day 2
4 dives Similan - on the first day of our safari we start with a check dive on the island # 4.
On this day we will make the further dives at the island # 7. There is also the possibility for a beach gear.


Day 3
4 dives Similan - on the second day of our safari we dive on the best spots of the Similan Islands, such as Elephant Rock and the dive sites of the island # 8. Here, with a bit of luck, there is a chance to meet sharks or rays. Furthermore, we offer a descent to the island # 8 with its white beaches and crystal clear water.

Day 4 (day of arrival)
2 dives Similan - on the third day we do 2 more dives on the island # 9, the northernmost island of the Similan National park. Then we will change to a day trip boat and drive back to the port in Tablamu, where we will arrive between 16:00 and 16:30.

MV Bavaria Liveabord 4D/4N 13 Dive 
Trip B: Similan-Koh Bon-Tachai-Surin-Richelieu Rock
NORTH ANDAMAN INQUIRY

Day 0 (day before the safari)
Check-in at the office of Loma Diving Adventure the latest until 6:00 p.m., compilation of equipment, payment of the national park fees and extras such as Nitrox (certification required), 15l tank, rental equipment etc. cash in THB.

Day 1 (departure day)
3 dives / Ko Bon - Pick-up from the hotel in Khao Lak at approximately 07:15 and transfer to the pier. Then we go with a daytrip boat to Similan Island # 8, where we change to MV Bavaria. After a short briefing we will go straight to a check dive on Island # 9, the northernmost island of the Similan Islands. Then continue to Ko Bon, one of the most famous dive sites for mantas. Manta rays can be found all around the rock and on Ko Bon Pinnacle. The best time is from mid-December to April. There we do the remaining two dives.

Day 2
4 dives / Ko Tachai and Surin Island - on the second day of our safari we do 2 dives on Ko Tachai. The place is known for turtles and leopard sharks. But also mantas and, with a bit of luck, a whale shark can be found again and again at the pinnacle around Ko Tachai. Then we drive to the Surin Islands, where we will do the remaining two dives of the day. Turtles, big parrot fish, reef sharks, Napoleons and many other small reef inhabitants can be found here.

Day 3
4 Dives Surin Island and Richelieu Rock - Early in the morning we experience the wild nature of the Surin Islands and the smaller islands. We start the day with a dive on the Surin Islands and then drive to Richelieu Rock, one of the most famous dive sites in Thailand. Here you can find almost everything and at any time, from seahorses and ghost pipefish to swarms of barracuda, perch and wrasse, tuna and squid. Also big fish like mantas and whale sharks are spotted here regularly. We will do 3 dives here before returning to Tablamu via Ko Tachai and Ko Bon.

Day 4 (day of arrival)
2 dives / Ko Tachai and Kh Bon - we do the first dive on Ko Tachai and then we drive to Koh Bon for the last dive, before we start the return trip to the port in Tablamu between 14:30 and 15:30 arrive.

MV Bavaria Liveabord 7D/6N 22 Dive 
Trip
C: Similan-Koh Bon-Tachai-Surin-Richelieu Rock
NORTH ANDAMAN INQUIRY

Day 1 (departure day)
Meeting point for check-in the latest at 4:00 p.m. at the Loma Diving Adventure Dive Center in Khao Lak, set up the equipment and complete the formalities. At 18:00 transfer by minibus to the port of Tablamu. Check-in at the ship, boat briefing and dinner, departure time is around 20:30

Day 2
4 dives Similan - on the first day of our safari we start with a check dive on the island # 4.
On this day we will make the further dives at the island # 7. There is also the possibility for a beach gear.


Day 3
4 dives Similan - on the second day of our safari we dive on the best spots of the Similan Islands, such as Elephant Rock and the dive sites of the island # 8. Here you have the chance to meet sharks and rays. Furthermore, we offer a landing on Similan Island # 8 with its white beaches and crystal clear waters.

Day 4
4 dives Similan and Ko Bon - on the third day of our safari we make 2 more dives on the island # 9, the northernmost island of the Similan Islands. Then we drive to Ko Bon, one of the most famous dive sites for manta sightings. Manta rays can be found all around the rock and on Ko Bon Pinnacle. The best time is from mid-December to April. There we do the remaining 2 dives.

Day 5
4 dives at Ko Tachai - on the fourth day of our safari we do four dives at Ko Tachai. The place is known for turtles and leopard sharks. Sometimes, with a little bit of luck, you can spot manta rays and whale sharks around Ko Tachai Pinnacle.

Day 6
4 Dives Surin Island and Richelieu Rock - Early in the morning we experience the wild nature of the Surin Islands and the smaller islands. We start the day with a dive on the Surin Islands and then drive to Richelieu Rock, one of the most famous dive sites in Thailand. Here you can find almost everything and at any time, from seahorses and ghost pipefish to swarms of barracuda, perch and wrasse, tuna and squid. Also big fish like mantas and whale sharks are spotted here regularly. We will do 3 dives here before returning to Tablamu via Ko Tachai and Koh Bon.

Day 7 (day of arrival)
2 dives Ko Tachai and Koh Bon - the first dive we do on Ko Tachai and then we drive to Koh Bon for the last dive, before we start the return to the port in Tablamu and arrive there between 14:30 and 15:30

MV Bavaria Liveabord 7D/6N 22 Dive 
Trip BS: South Andaman-Phi-Koh Ha-Hin Daeng-Muang
SOUTH ANDAMAN INQUIRY

Day 1 (departure day)
Meeting at the Loma Diving Adventure diving school in Khao Lak for check-in no later than 3:00 p.m., put together the equipment and deal with the formalities. Around 4:30 p.m. transfer by minibus to the port in Chalong. Check-in on the MV Bavaria, which will be moored at the pier of Chalong (Phuket), boat briefing and dinner, departure time is around 21:00 
Alternatively, check-in directly on the MV Bavaria by latest 19:30


Day 2 - Ko Ha
We start the trip with a check dive at one of Ko Ha's dive sites. On this day we will do a total of three dives at the dive sites around Koh Ha. The night dive will take place at Ko Rock.
You may already know that Ko Ha means „five islands“ in Thai, of which Ko Ha Yai is the largest. It has a small sandy beach and a shallow bay. There are more than 15 dive sites around the five islands with pinnacles, slopes, walls, boulders and caves suitable for all levels of diving.


Day 3 - Hin Daeng / Hin Muang
3-4 dives at Hin Daeng / Hin Muang
To the south of Phuket and Phi Phi, towards the border with Malaysia, are some other excellent dive sites. Hin Daeng and Hin Muang (red rock and purple rock) are truly world-class locations, boasting steep walls, large fish, and lush gardens of soft corals.
The night dive will then take place again at the dive sites around Ko Ha or we will do a sunset dive at Hin Daeng / Hin Muang.


Day 6 - Ko Ha
Before we offer a visit to Phi Phi Island in the evening or a night dive around the famous Phi Phi Islands, we dive a total of 3 times the beautiful dive sites around Ko Ha.

Day 7 - Ko Phi Phi (arrival day)
2 dives in the Phi Phi National Park before we return to Chalong Pier (Phuket) and arrive there between 14:30  and 15:30 

BAVARIA LIVEABORD
Deck Plans

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Audio & video entertainment

  • Air Conditioned saloon

  • Aircon Cabins

  • Sun Deck

  • Indoor Saloon

  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly

  • Warm Water Showers

  • Outdoor Dining

  • Custom built for diving

  • En-Suite bathrooms

  • Free Internet

  • Non-Smoking Rooms

  • Outside Showers

  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera

  • Leisure Deck

  • Bar

  • Available for Charter

Highlights

  • 3, 4, or 6-night itineraries available to the Similan Islands

  • Dive groups kept small to 4-6 divers

  • En-suite cabins available

MV BAVARIA Prices & Schedule

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DETAIL

The MV Bavaria is a steel ship 28 meters long and 6.5 meters wide. Designed and planned by Markus Egginger, owner of Loma Diving Adventure. Based on its 15 years of experience, the ship was designed by divers for divers. It has all the amenities that a safari boat must have.

6-day tours take you to the most beautiful and famous dive sites in Thailand (Similan Islands, Ko Bon, Ko Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Surin Islands), 7-day trips to Myanmar to the largely unknown Mergui archipelago. Everything at a unique price / performance ratio. The group size is 4-6 divers per dive guide.

The MV Bavaria was built in 2016 in Thailand according to the latest marine and safety standards. All guests are accommodated in comfortable cabins with air conditioning. The ship has 2 standard cabins on the upper deck, 6 Comfort twin cabins with private bath / WC on the main deck, 2 Comfort cabins with double bed and private bath / WC in the lower deck (these are also offered as a single room) and 2 Deluxe cabins large double bed and private bath / WC on the main deck. The maximum number of guests is 24. All cabins are kept clean and tidy during your stay on board by our crew. Friendly staff and excellent food make for a pleasant stay during the safari.

Due to our many years of experience with dive safaris, we promise you with the MV Bavaria best and safe diving in all areas that we visit. You just have to relax and enjoy diving.

Details MV Bavaria
- two standard bunk bed cabins, upper deck, shared shower / WC on deck
- six comfort twin bed cabins with En-suite shower / WC, main deck
- two comfort double bed cabins with En-suite shower / WC, lower deck
- two deluxe double bed cabins with En-suite shower / WC, main deck
- All cabins have individually adjustable air conditioners
- two separate toilets and showers
- two Bauer compressors
- large diving platform and generous equipment area
- Salon with latest TV, DVD and stereo system to enjoy music or movies
- Spacious, partially covered sundeck with lots of loungers and mats
- Free Wi-Fi (only if reception exists)
- Nitrox membrane plant


Specifications MV Bavaria
- length: 28 meters
- width: 6.5 meters
- main engines: 2 x 480 hp
- generators: 2 (1 x 40 KW and 1x 60 KW)
- compressors: 2 Bauer compressors
- fuel tank: 12,000 liters
- fresh water tank: 30,000 liters
- Oxygen: 10,000 liters
- communication: satellite phone, VHF, mobile phone
- navigation: GPS, radar, sonar
- emergency: satellite phone, first aid equipment, emergency blanket, 4 fire extinguishers, 40 life jackets, life raft
- entertainment: TV, DVD, stereo, library in the salon


Included in the price
- cabin with air conditioning for two persons
- breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner
- soft drinks in bottles, drinking water, coffee and tea
- fresh fruits and snacks
- tanks, weights and lead belt
- professional dive guide
- towel, shower gel


Not included in the price
- National park fees for Similan and / or Surin
- Visa and Royalty fees for Myanmar
- ressure chamber insurance
- alcoholic drinks and cigarettes
- soft drinks in tin cans
- ice cream
- rental equipment
- 15l tank
- Nitrox
- continuing education courses
- transfers from/to Phuket


What to bring
- small luggage on board (small backpack usually is fine)
- camera (do not forget the charger)
- book, music
- 2-3 T-shirts and something long-sleeved
- swimsuit / bikini
- hat or headband (to protect the ears from the wind)
- hygiene products
- some money in THB for beer, ice cream or tip for the crew

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