Oktavia Liveaboard: Destinations

MV Oktavia Liveaboard: The Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai

DaysNightsDive Cruise Destinations
5519 dives - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
4415 Dives - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
3210 Dives - Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
227 Dives - Similan Islands

Built in 2003 and refurbished annually, MV Oktavia is one of the largest Liveaboards in The Similan islands. As such the Oktavia Liveaboard takes a maximum of 20 guests which provides more than enough space for everyone. There are 13 main deck standard cabins with Twin-Bunk or Double Beds and in addition, 2 huge (25sqm) Master Cabins. And, not surprisingly, the food is a delicious mixture of Thai and European cuisine. So you will be well fed during your 5 days Similan and Surin Islands Liveaboard trip.

Divers joining Oktavia Liveaboard trips must be Advanced Open Water or be Deep Diver certified. And additionally, divers need to have dives logged within the past 12 months.

If you haven't then most people choose to dive Phuket with us before you go on an MV Oktavia Liveaboard trip.

MV Oktavia Schedule & Best Prices

Cabin prices for MV Oktavia Liveaboard are in Thai Baht, per diver, and do not include dive equipment or National Park Fees.

Oktavia Liveaboard: Includes
  • 7–19 dives
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks throughout the day.
  • 6 Multilingual Instructors / Divemasters / Snorkel guides.
  • Divemaster / Guide Ratio 1 Dive Guide: 4 divers
  • 12 Lit tank, weights and weight belt, torch, DIN adaptors
  • 15 Lit tank 400 THB / day.
  • Nitrox: 200 / tank, 7 Tanks 1,200, 10 tanks 1,600, 15 tanks 2,400, 19 tanks 3,000 THB
  • Hotel transfers from central Khao Lao.
  • One-way speedboat transfers for 2 & 3 day trips
  • Basic Personal Accident Insurance
  • Government Taxes
Oktavia Liveaboard: Does NOT include

Please Note: Divers joining an MV Oktavia Liveaboard must be Advanced Open Water Divers. Or must be Deep Diver certified and have dives logged within the last year

  • Dive Accident Insurance: you must provide your own.
  • If needed then the SSI Deep Adventure Dive available upon request  for 1,500 THB.
  • Equipment Rental is 600 THB / day
  • Hotel transfer from Phuket to Thaplamu Pier are also not included.
  • Marine National Park Fees are paid directly to MV Oktavia Liveaboard Staff when you reach the boat. They will in turn pay the authorities when the boat enters the National Park
  • Similans / Richelieu Rock / Surin 500 Baht for entry into the Park. This is for both divers and non-divers alike.

PLUS  - 200 THB / day - for divers only

Please note: Because The National Park set The National Park Fees and not us, they are subject to change without notice

Oktavia Liveaboard: Guest Facilities
  • 20 pax max
  • 4 x Double Bed Cabins
  • 5 x Twin Bunk Cabins
  • 1 x Triple Birth Cabin
  • 2 x Master Cabins ensuite
  • 4 x shared toilets & showers which are shared between the Standard Cabins.
  • All cabins have sea view and are complete with 220-volt electricity 24 hrs a day
  • Air-conditioning system., again available 24 hrs a day
  • Very wide and spacious dive platform on two different levels.
  • Top deck with 65 sq m Sundeck complete with cushions for sunbathing.
  • Large dining and socializing area on the upper deck. This is where all meals are served and dive briefings are held.
  • Comfortable cushioned chairs, hammocks and lots of shade.
  • Shaded Fly-Bridge with plenty of comfy seating.
Oktavia Liveaboard: 5 days / 5 nights 14 dives - Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock

Departure Day: Pick-up from Khao Lak from 15:45-16:45. 17:30 arrive at Thaplamu Pier around 17:00. Guests then board and meet the crew. This is followed by a Boat Safety Briefing, and equipment check, cabin allocation and dinner & overnight cruise to The Similan Islands.

Oktavia Daily Dive Schedule:
Day 1

06:30 Light breakfast: coffee, tea, toast and jam.
07:30 1st Guided dive/snorkel at Anita’s Reef
08:30 Main Breakfast
10:30 2nd Guided dive/snorkel: West of Eden
12:00 Lunch Buffet
14:30 3rd Guided dive/snorkel: Stonehenge
15:30 Beach time /with Snacks & fresh fruit
17:45 Choice of a Sunset Dive or a 19:00 Night Dive
20:00 And finish the day with a delicious dinner buffet

Day 2

06:30 Light breakfast: coffee, tea, toast and jam
07:30 5th Guided dive/snorkel: Elephant Head Rock
08:30 Main Breakfast
10:30 6th guided dive/snorkel: North Point
12:00 Lunch Buffet
14:30 7th Guided dive/snorkel: Breakfast Bend
15:30 beach break with snacks & fresh fruit
17:45 You choice of a Sunset Dive or 19:00 Night Dive
20:00 End of day delicious dinner buffet

3rd Day

06:30 Light breakfast coffee, tea
07:30 9th Guided dive/snorkel: Christmas Point
08:30 Main Breakfast
11:00 10th Guided dive/snorkel: Ko Bon
12:00 Lunch Buffet
14:30 11th Guided dive/snorkel again at Koh Bon
15:30 Snacks and fresh fruits
17:45 Sunset Dive or 19:00 Night Dive: Ko Tachai
20:00 followed by the delicious buffet dinner

Day 4

06:00 Light breakfast coffee, tea, toast and jam
07:00 13th Guided dive: Richelieu Rock
08:30 Main Breakfast
11:00 14th Guided dive/snorkel: Richelieu Rock
12:00 Lunch Buffet
14:00 15th Guided dive/snorkel: Richelieu Rock  or Ko Tachai depending
15:30 Beach excursion with snacks and fresh fruit
17:45 Sunset dive or 19:00 Night dive: Koh Tachai
20:00 Your last delicious dinner buffet

Day 5

06:30 Light breakfast coffee, tea, toast and jam.
07:30 17th guided dive/snorkel: Koh Tachai
08:30 Main Breakfast
10:30 18th Guided dive/snorkel: Koh Bon
12:00 Lunch Buffet
14:15 19th Guided dive: Boonsung Wreck. This is followed by pack-up time and Log Books
16:30 Arrive at Thaplamu Pier and transfer to hotel

PLEASE READ: The above itinerary is an example of the usual MV Okativa Liveaboard Schedule. However the boat Captain and Okativa Liveaboard Cruise Director decide the exact daily dive schedule based on daily variables.

Indepth Dive Centre and Okativa Liveaboard retain the right to cancel or alter the trip at any time. This is for the safety of all passengers, crew and the vessel.

Oktavia Liveaboard: Deck Plans

Oktavia Liveaboard: Specifications
  • Length: 29.5m
  • Beam 6.5m
  • Draft 2.85m
  • Cruising Speed of 10 Knots.
  • 2 x Nissan 420hp diesel engines.
  • Wooden hull which helps to insulate guests from the engine noise and vibration.
  • 2 x generators for 24-hr electricity.
  • 2 x Bauer Mariner compressors with Air Cool System.
  • 4.7m dinghy with 40hp Yamaha outboard engine and folding ladder for easy entry.
  • 7,500 liters freshwater capacity.
  • Full safety features including: fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, dinghy, life raft, life rings and life vests (all sizes including kid’s sizes). Additionally satellite phone, dive deck CCTV, First Aid Box and Emergency Oxygen.