MV Thai Sea

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Thai Sea Liveaboard dive boat Burma
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Ranong
No. of guests: 12
Prices from: 1,054 USD
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Departing from Ranong, Thailand, near the Burmese border, MV Thai Sea is ideally located to sail into Myanmar easily and quickly. It is a 20m-long boat that is very popular and can take up to twelve guests on amazing diving safaris into the mainly-undiscovered Mergui Archipelago. The boat has five twin-bunk cabins and one double bed cabin. Thai Sea is owned and run by a couple from France who have lots of experience in Myanmar liveaboard cruises because they go there so often, whereas many of the others just visit Burma a few times per season. Each trip leaves early enough in the afternoon to pass immigration before sailing into the night.

The 12 lucky passengers can choose from 4 different diving safaris in Myanmar, depending on their schedule and how adventurous they are. The basic trip is 5D/5N (advertised by some as 6D/5N) and offers 18 dives around the southernmost islands of Myanmar. There is another trip of the same length, but  going further north up to Shark Cave and North Twin. There are a couple of one-week (26-dive) trips to choose from. One goes further into Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, all the way up to Black Rock. The other - new for this season - goes even further into mostly-unexplored territory for divers. It visits Torres Islands & Tower Rock.

MV-Thai-Sea-Similans-BoatThe trips are guaranteed to be a relaxing break from the mainland, and things like cell phone signals & air conditioning are left behind. Instead of wasting fuel polluting the environment around this pristine marine park, Thai Sea guests enjoy life on board in a more natural way. The sea breeze is easily cool enough at sea, and there are no mosquitoes this far out.

Diving in Myanmar from Thai Sea is enjoyable & safe. Divers of all levels are welcome, but those with a little more experience will better enjoy the amazing dives. PADI courses are available at very competitive rates, and non-divers can join at a discount.

MV Thai Sea Prices & Schedule

MV Thai Sea Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration Twin Double
High Rock, McLeod Island, Seafan Forest, North Rocky, Drake Island, Western Rocky, Volcano,
(17 Dives)
5D / 5N Twin 1,054 USD Double 1,114 USD
High Rock, Rocky Point, Shark Cave, North Twin, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Volcano,
(17 Dives)
5D / 5N Twin 1,174 USD Double 1,234 USD
High Rock, Stewart Island, Tower Rock, Shark Cave, Black Rock, North Twin, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Volcano,
(25 Dives)
7D / 7N Twin 1,656 USD Double 1,716 USD
High Rock, Secret Dive Site, Shark Cave, Black Rock, Torres Island, Burma Banks, North Twin, Volcano,
(25 Dives)
7D / 7N Twin 1,866 USD Double 1,926 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
October 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
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28
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2017
Destinations: High Rock, McLeod Island, Seafan Forest, North Rocky, Drake Island, Western Rocky, Volcano, ( Show Itinerary)
Burma on a Budget -Only Full Charter Available
Duration: 5 Days / 5 Nights
Number of dives: 17
Departs: Ranong , Mon at 2:00 PM
Returns to: Ranong, Sat at 5:00 PM
Twin : 1,054 USD
Double : 1,114 USD
November 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
08
Nov
2017
13
Nov
2017
Destinations: High Rock, Rocky Point, Shark Cave, North Twin, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Volcano, ( Show Itinerary)
Explore Burma
Duration: 5 Days / 5 Nights
Number of dives: 17
Departs: Ranong , Wed at 2:00 PM
Returns to: Ranong, Mon at 5:00 PM
Twin : 1,174 USD
Double : 1,234 USD
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Nov
2017
27
Nov
2017
Destinations: High Rock, Stewart Island, Tower Rock, Shark Cave, Black Rock, North Twin, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Volcano, ( Show Itinerary)
Undiscovered Mergui
Duration: 7 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 25
Departs: Ranong , Mon at 2:00 PM
Returns to: Ranong, Mon at 5:00 PM
Twin : 1,656 USD
Double : 1,716 USD
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Nov
2017
04
Dec
2017
Destinations: High Rock, Rocky Point, Shark Cave, North Twin, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Volcano, ( Show Itinerary)
Explore Burma
Duration: 5 Days / 5 Nights
Number of dives: 17
Departs: Ranong , Wed at 2:00 PM
Returns to: Ranong, Mon at 5:00 PM
Twin : 1,174 USD
Double : 1,234 USD
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MV Thai Sea Itinerary

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Thai Sea has four itineraries in Myanmar, plus one for its trips in Thailand.

Please carefully select the itinerary from below to match the trip(s) that you are interested in on our schedule. 

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.

MV Thai Sea Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with MV Thai Sea
Nitrox
Dinghy
Courses Available
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter
Beach Transfers

MV Thai Sea Layout and Specifications
Length: 20 metres.
Beam: 6 metres.
Cruise speed: 7 knots.
Maximum speed: 12 knots.
Engine: 260 hp Hino.
Generators: 2x 20 Kw Isuzu.
Compressor: Bauer.
Water: 6,000 litres.
Fuel: 4,000 litres.
Navigation: GPS, depth sounder.
Safety: Life jackets, first aid kit, fire extinguishers and 30hp dinghy.
Cabins: 1 double bed, cabin & 5 cabins with 2 bunk beds.
Entertainment: TV, DVD.

MV Thai Sea Courses

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Not only is MV Thai sea a great-value Mayanmar liveaboard to dive from, it is also one of the best value to take part in a PADI diving course during your cruise. There is a wide range of diving courses that can be completed while cruising around this amazing area. These prices are inclusive of materials & certification. Please take a look at the table below and let us know in advance about any PADI diving courses that you are interested in

Please note that the course dives are not ‘extra to the cruise.’ They are part of the liveaboard trip, but you will be taught by a qualified and experienced PADI instructor for that many of your MV Thai Sea liveaboard cruise dives.

Courses
Courses prices
Adventure Dive
(1 Dive)
Including: Materials & certification
36 USD
Discover Scuba Diving
(1 Dive)
45 USD
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
Including: Materials & certification
90 USD
Deep Diver Specialty
Including: Materials & certification
120 USD
Night Diver Specialty
Including: Materials & certification
120 USD
Wreck Diver Specialty
Including: Materials & certification
120 USD
Navigation Diver Specialty
Including: Materials & certification
120 USD
(EAN) Nitrox Diver Specialty
Including: Materials & certification
120 USD
Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty
Including: Materials & certification
147 USD
Advanced Open Water
(5 Dive)
Including: Materials & certification
151 USD
Rescue Diver
Including: Materials & certification
181 USD
Open Water Diver*
(4 Dive)
Including: Materials & certification
211 USD

MV Thai Sea Transfer Details

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Guests are required to meet at the dive centre in central Ranong at an agreed time on departure day. For diving trips into Burma (Myanmar), this time is usually in the morning, so staying at a Ranong hotel is important.

Normally, the dive centre can send a vehicle to collect guests from Ranong hotels and/or the local airport.

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