Merdeka 1 is also known as SpaBoat, and it offers something for everyone. This includes, massage & spa treatment, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, visits to uninhabited islands’ beaches & caves, Koh Phi Phi nightlife, and more. Nearly everything is included in the rates, meaning you can really relax & enjoy the cruise.
At 27 metres long and built in Sulawesi, Indonesia, Merdeka 1 is extremely popular with couples, families, & groups of friends, but you are also welcome to join alone. There are two cabin types, double & twin. All cabins have air conditioning, but the double cabins also have private en suite bathrooms. Plus Merdeka 1 has a special feature unique to boats in Thailand. At the front of the upper deck is a Jacuzzi!
Several things make Merdeka 1 the best choice for your cruise from Phuket. These include the unique itineraries that focus on diving at the best spots and at the best times of day, plus ensuring that non-divers are kept happy throughout the cruise. In the low season (May - October) Merdeka visits the Racha (Raya) Islands, south of Phuket for three days and two nights. Then in the high season (October - May) it visits Koh Phi Phi and Koh Haa for four days and three nights. At all of these locations, the diving is excellent, but so is the snorkelling and the views above the surface of the sea. Scuba diving is most-often done in the mornings, before the day-trip boats from Phuket bring crowds of divers. Then in the afternoons, you can choose to dive again, but most guests snorkel, kayak, have a massage, visit a beach or enjoy the free beer, cocktails and wine.
Merdeka 1 Prices & Schedule
|Merdeka 1 Diver Prices Overview 2020 / 2021|
|Racha Yai, Racha Noi, |
( 6 Dives)
|3D / 2N||Twin651 USD||Double496 USD|
|Koh Phi Phi, Koh Haa, |
( 9 Dives)
|4D / 3N||Twin991 USD||Double868 USD|
Merdeka 1 Itinerary
There are two itineraries on Merdeka 1.
During the low season the boat offers 3D/2N trips to Koh Racha Yai & Koh Racha Noi.
In the high season (October - May) Merdeka 1 goes to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Haa for 4D/3N.
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|
|Racha Yai, Racha Noi||3 Days / 2 Nights||6 Dives|
|Koh Phi Phi, Koh Haa||4 Days / 3 Nights||9 Dives|
Merdeka 1 Facilites, Layout and Specifications
|Merdeka 1 Specifications|
|Max Speed:||8 Knots.|
|Instrumentation:||GPS Plotter, Depth Sounder, Cellular Phone And Radio VHF/DSC/SSB.|
|Fresh Water:||5,000 Litres.|
|Guests:||Max. 12 Guests.|
|Safety:||Life Rafts, Life Jackets, First Aid Kit, Oxygen, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Alarms.|
Merdeka 1 Courses
Courses A range of scuba diving courses are available on Merdeka 1, but these normally need to be booked in advance. For non-divers, there is the opportunity to try scuba diving for free during the cruise.
Merdeka 1 Transfer details
The Merdeka team collect guests from local hotels or Phuket airport for free on departure day. At the end of each trip the same transfers are available.
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