MV Bavaria is a steel-hull diving liveaboard that offers wonderful scuba diving cruises in Burma (Myanmar). The boat is brand new and the team who run Bavaria are very experienced, with an excellent reputation. The boat can accommodate to 24 guests, in a good choice of double and twin cabins. Communal areas and diving facilities are all well-designed, ensuring that the diving trips in Burma run smoothly.
Unlike some other diving boats in Myanmar which are modified fishing boats, MV Bavaria is purpose built. This means that every detail was carefully designed for scuba diving cruises. For example, the diving platform at the rear of the main deck is large and designed to allow all guests to be comfortable & safe before and after each dive. The captain and crew have the latest communication, navigation and safety equipment to ensure that everything goes according to plan.
There are guest cabins on all three of Bavaria’s decks. The main deck has 8 cabins, which are two ‘Deluxe Doubles’ at the front and six ‘Comfort Twins.’ All have large windows and private en suite bathrooms. On the lower deck, there are two ‘Comfort Doubles’ which also have private bathrooms. In addition there are two more twin cabins on the boat’s upper deck, which use shared bathroom facilities, but have large windows and wonderful views of the surrounding area.
MV Bavaria has an air-conditioned lounge saloon, which can be used for watching movies or editing photos or video. However, most guests choose to relax in the open-air covered dining area. Here they can enjoy the wonderful views and the sea breeze, while being protected from the sun and any rain. Those who want to enjoy the sun (or star-filled night sky) can always find space in the boat’s large sundeck, which is on the roof of the boat.
The local crew and western staff on MV Bavaria know how to ensure that every diving trip in Myanmar is fun, comfortable & safe. This includes helping with the diving equipment, using the dinghy to retrieve divers and for beach excursions, and giving the best service at all times. The delicious food is a mixture of (not too spicy) local and western cuisine that is served buffet style several times each day. Diving is hungry work, but Bavaria guests never go hungry!
All in all, MV Bavaria is a great boat that offers wonderful diving cruises in Burma for six days & nights. The boat itself, its team, and the great diving in Burma all combine to make safe & enjoyable trips. However, it’s important to book early because many trips are fully booked months in advance.
MV Bavaria Prices & Schedule
|MV Bavaria Diver Prices Overview 2019 / 2020|
|Destinations||Duration||Standard Twin||Comfort Double||Comfort Twin||Deluxe Double|
|High Rocky, Shark Cave, Black Rock, North Twin, South Twin, The Arch, Boulder Rock, McLeod Island, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Shark Point, Secret Lagoon, |
( 22 Dives)
|6D / 6N||Standard Twin1,458 USD||Comfort Double1,520 USD||Comfort Twin1,583 USD||Deluxe Double1,709 USD|
|Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, High Rocky, Shark Cave, Black Rock, North Twin, South Twin, The Arch, Boulder Rock, McLeod Island, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Shark Point, Secret Lagoon, |
( 36 Dives)
|10D / 10N||Standard Twin2,210 USD||Comfort Double2,317 USD||Comfort Twin2,414 USD||Deluxe Double2,593 USD|
MV Bavaria Itinerary
MV Bavaria leaves from a local pier in Phang Nga, Thailand. After everyone has checked in at the dive centre in Khao Lak, completed a little paperwork and fitted any rental equipment, they are driven to the boat and Thai & Burmese immigration are cleared in the early afternoon.
Bavaria returns on the final day in the afternoon after two dives and immigration. Guests are normally back in Khao Lak around 6pm.
The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.
|Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open)||Days / Nights||Number of dives|
|High Rocky, Shark Cave, Black Rock, North Twin, South Twin, The Arch, Boulder Rock, McLeod Island, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Shark Point, Secret Lagoon||6 Days / 6 Nights||22 Dives|
MV Bavaria Facilites, Layout and Specifications
|MV Bavaria Layout|
|Engines:||2 X 480 HP.|
|Generators:||2 (1 X 40 KW And 1x 60 KW)|
|Compressors:||2 Bauer Compressors.|
|Instrumentation:||VHF, Mobile Phone, GPS, Radar, Sonar|
|Fresh Water:||30,000 Litres.|
|Safety:||First Aid Equipment, Emergency Stop, 4 Fire Extinguishers, 40 Life Vests.|
|Entertainment:||TV, DVD, Stereo, Library In The Salon.|
MV Bavaria Courses
There are several experienced and professional diving instructors on MV Bavaria, and therefore diving courses are available on board. The Nitrox (Enriched Air) is most popular, but there are others to choose from.
Please ask us for details of any courses which you're interested in taking while on diving safari in Myanmar (Burma).
MV Bavaria Transfer details
Guests need to arrive at the dive centre in Khao Lak early in the morning of departure day. Ideally, the check in process is completed the day before, to minimise delays on departure day.
Before this, guests need to prepare for the trip six weeks in advance by providing the dive centre with documentation, such as proper scans of passports.
MV Bavaria Scheduled Transfers
6D / 6N Trips
|09:15||Pick up from Khao Lak : Free|
|13:30||Departure ( Ranong )|
|16:30||Return ( Ranong )|
|19:00||Drop off to Khao Lak : Free|