Thailand Liveaboard Offers - July 2009

New Info

As part of our efforts to provide more information we have now expanded our liveaboards section for each boat into 5 sections: Overview, Schedule, Prices, Itinerary and Specs/Safety. All sections are accessible via tabs at the top of each particular Thailand liveaboards page. Work is ongoing on the search engine which we are still hoping to complete before the new liveaboard season in October. Any feedback on the new format is appreciated.

Early Bookings

In order to encourage early booking of liveaboard trips we are continuing to offer up to 15% discount off trip prices for bookings made more than one month in advance of trip departure date. Full details can be found on our Early Booking Offer page.

Please also note our new payment conditions for liveaboards. Unfortunately due to a 300% increase in our bank charges for card transactions we are now asking for liveaboard payments to be made by bank transfer to either our Thai, Swedish or UK accounts. Unfortunately we have no option but to add a surcharge of 3% should you wish to pay by card.

Top Recommendation

MV Pawara

Our top recommendation for the 2009/10 season continues to be the excellent MV Pawara liveaboard. This superb, stylish and spacious liveaboard is the perfect way to discover the Similans islands on a 4 day/4 night trip and is a personal favourite of both Oui and Iain.

Unfortunately trips to Hin Daeng will be discontinued for the 2009/10 season due to a lack of demand. However, the good news is that cabin prices for the new season have been altered to reflect the varying comfort levels of each type with separate prices for deluxe, standard upper and standard lower. More details in our MV Pawara web section.

Last Minute Liveaboards

For the coming 2009/10 season we will continue to publish our Last Minute Liveaboards web page. Updated whenever new offers are received this is a great way to capture a bargain if you either make a late decision to come to Phuket or want to gamble on getting a good deal. Last season due to the economic slowdown there were some amazing deals to be had with up to 30% off some standard liveaboard prices. Expect more of the same this season as the world recession continues although we do not expect as many offers as before.

The Junk - 10th Anniversary Special

The Junk

To celebrate their 10th anniversary the Junk liveaboard are offering special discounts as follows:

For more details on the Junk and the unique experience it can offer check out our Junk web page. Book now to avoid disappointment as this is a very popular liveaboard.

Christmas/New Year Trips

Whatever the economic climate Christmas and New Year trips are extremely popular. A number of liveaboard boats have already been chartered out for this period with more likely to in the near future. If you are considering a trip over this period then we suggest booking as early as possible to ensure availability on your preferred liveaboard trip.

Private Guiding/Advanced Open Water

We are continuing to offer our private guiding service on most liveaboard trips. This is open to groups of two or more people at a very modest price of 2,000 baht per day in addition to the trip price. Included in this we are offering a free "Deep Adventure Dive" for those only certified to Open Water level to give you a chance to experience depths below 18 metres under the direct supervision of an instructor. It is also a great opportunity for more experienced divers and in particular those into photography. With your own guide you can take as long as you wish to get those perfect snaps without feeling the pressure of keeping others waiting.

For the less experienced divers an alternative to hiring a private guide is to take the Advanced Open Water course during your trip. For an additional 8,000 baht per person (minimum two persons) you can have your own private instructor giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy your liveaboard trip AND increase skills and confidence at the same time. You also benefit by having your instructor as your own private guide for all non-course dives too!

Dive Courses Discount

PADI student

Book online,

get up to

20% discount

Liveaboards Discount

Whale shark

Book in advance,

get up to

15% discount