Merdeka 3 sails to the best dive & snorkel locations.

Merdeka 3

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Merdeka 3 liveaboard
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Chalong, Phuket
No. of guests: 11
Boat rating: 10/10 Based on 4 divers
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Prices from: 954 USD
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Merdeka 3 is the ideal boat for a 5D/4N cruise that offers more than just diving. Each trip’s itinerary ensures that every guest relaxes and enjoys every moment on board. The diving is normally done at the best dive sites before day trip boats arrive, and although there are dives on offer later in the day as well, you can have a free massage, go snorkelling or kayaking, visit beaches, caves and even go on to Koh Phi Phi at night.

There are five air-conditioned cabins on Merdeka 3, each with its own private bathroom, and most with huge sea-view windows. Most cabins have a double bed, but some can be configured with single beds.

Also known as ‘spaboat’ because you can enjoy free massages and spa treatment, and most alcoholic drinks are included in the rates as well.

The boat offers trips that depart every Monday morning, from Chalong, south Phuket, and return on Friday lunchtimes. During the high season the trips include Koh Haa, Hin Daeng and Koh Rok, as well as Koh Phi Phi. In the low season, the boat goes to Racha Yai & Noi before going to Phi Phi. Every dive is planned to be in the best location, and at the best time of day, to avoid crowds. Other activities are included in the rates, and even for those who have never dived before there’s the chance to do a try dive for free. Finally, unlike nearly every other diving boat that charges extra for rental scuba equipment, on Merdeka it's included. 

Prices & Schedule

Merdeka 3 Diver Prices Overview 2022 / 2023
DestinationsDuration Triple Cabin Twin Cabin Double Cabin
Koh Rok,
( 12 Dives)
5D / 4N Triple Cabin954 USD Twin Cabin1,176 USD Double Cabin1,176 USD
Racha Yai, Racha Noi,
( 12 Dives)
4D / 4N Triple Cabin954 USD Twin Cabin1,176 USD Double Cabin1,176 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Dive equipment
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Mask and Snorkel
Full-foot fins
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Transfers to and from local hotels
Dive computer
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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Merdeka 3 has two itineraries.

During the low season (May - October) the boat sails to Racha Yai & Racha Noi, south of Phuket, then across to the world-famous Phi Phi islands.

In the high season (October - May) Merdeka 3 goes to Koh Phi Phi, then Koh Haa, Koh Rok and Hin Daeng & Hin Muang.

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, Koh Phi Phi 5 Days / 4 Nights 12 Dives
Koh Phi Phi, Koh Haa, Koh Rok, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Phuket 5 Days / 4 Nights 12 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with Merdeka 3
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Family Cabin
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
Merdeka 3 Layout

Merdeka 3 Layout above deck

Merdeka 3 Layout below deck

Merdeka 3 Specifications
Type: Wooden.
Length: 30 Metres.


Merdeka 3 offers a range of scuba diving courses at competitive rates. These need to be booked in advance. You can try scuba diving for free on board if you have never dived before.

Contact us for more information about courses on Merdeka 3

Transfer details

Scheduled transfers are available from areas in Phuket before and after the trip. The boat sails from Chalong pier.

Merdeka 3 Scheduled Transfers
4D / 4N Trips
08:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
10:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
12:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
12:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free
Merdeka 3 Scheduled Transfers
5D / 4N Trips
08:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
10:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
12:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
12:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportation are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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Merdeka 3 Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with Merdeka 3
Dani N Merdeka 3
Dani N
Nationality: Polish
Dived: 05 September 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
A very comfortable boat, great dive guides, great crew and amazing food. The boat visited great diving sites, we saw amazing places and creatures (including a velcro crab, the very first one I've ever seen!). Everyone had so much fun both diving and having long chats in between the dives. Additionally one of the ladies working in the kitchen - Fa - is an amazing masseuse and offered incredible massages. Merdeka al so caters for vegans and is the very first liveaboard I've heard of that offers complimentary coconuts to the guests - one a day! Overall 11/10 and I am already looking forward to joining the Merdeka crew on more trips soon!
Mike Merdeka 3
Nationality: American
Dived: 15 August 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
The Merdeka 3 experience was truly amazing! It exceeded all of my expectations and is something I will never forget. I have been traveling for three months and this excursion is a huge highlight. The captain, crew, and divemasters were awesome and the dive sites were very unique. Being able to wake up and already be at the dive location was a game-changer. I would highly recommend the liveaboard and Merdeka for your next scuba adventure!
Jo Merdeka 3
Nationality: British
Dived: 04 April 2021
Boat rating: 9/10
Very comfortable beds, and we really appreciated having the en-suite bathroom. The table is large and comfortable for eating and also a nice place to chill and play games in the evening. The upstairs chilling area is shaded and very comfortable. The boat felt really open and spacious. We loved the masseuse - really excellent service to have on board. The food was amazing and there was a great variety and plenty of food. Absolu tely loved our experience on Merdeka. The only thing was the AC wasn't very good - we slept with the doors open to let the sea breeze in which was fine for us.
Rory Merdeka 3
Nationality: British
Dived: 04 April 2021
Boat rating: 9/10
Really well laid out boat with great seating and socialising areas. Free massages were amazing! Food was incredible too, especially the afternoon snack. Bedrooms had a large, comfortable bed and en suite. Only improvement would be the air conditioning which didn't really cool down the room. So we just ended up leaving the large doors open and the fan on and it was comfortable enough.
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