MV Bavaria

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Brand-new mid-range liveaboard offering a wide choice of cabins & trip itineraries. A great Similan liveaboard diving boat that has affordable luxury with German organisation.
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga / Ranong / Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 24
Prices from: 647 USD
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MV Bavaria is the newest of our fleet of Similan Islands liveaboard diving boats. Bavaria was designed by an experienced and professional team especially for scuba diving safaris. Launched early in 2017, the 28m. boat has successfully completed its first season and we are very proud to offer Bavaria’s trips, which include short, medium & longer liveaboard trips to Thailand’s best dive sites, and several six-day trips into the Mergui Archipelago of Burma (Myanmar).

Starting with the cabins on Bavaria, all of them are clean, well-designed and air-conditioned. There are four different types, with three levels of luxury. All but the two standard cabins have private en-suite bathrooms. The upper deck of Bavaria has two twin-bunk ‘standard’ cabins, which have doors that open out onto the deck, and large sea-view windows. These cabins use shared bathroom facilities. In addition to the two upper-deck standard cabins, Bavaria has eight cabins on its main deck. These are six ‘Comfort’ cabins and two ‘Deluxe cabins’. All main-deck cabins have private en suite bathrooms, sea-view windows & doors that open to the outside walkway. The Comfort twin cabins have a good design of bed configuration, laid out in an L-shape one above part of the other. This is the perfect way to maximise space, as well as to give both privacy and the ability for the guests to chat. The Deluxe double-bed cabins have more space, larger bathrooms, bigger windows and large double beds. These cabins are located at the front of the boat. Finally, on Bavaria’s lower deck, there are two more comfort cabins, which have double beds and en suite private bathrooms.

Communal areas on MV Bavaria are well designed, knowing what diving guests want and need while on a Similan liveaboard safari. The place where guests spend most of their non-diving time is the outdoor covered dining area at the rear of the upper deck. Here, there are plenty of tables and benches, plus a serving counter. Further forward on the upper deck is the air-conditioned lounge saloon. Bavaria’s lounge is designed to offer comfort for several guests, but without taking too much deck space away from more-popular communal areas. Most diving guests don’t travel the world to get away from a European or North American winter to sit in air conditioning. Most prefer to stay outside and enjoy the weather, the breeze and wonderful views. Like all of our Similan liveaboard diving boats, Bavaria has a large sundeck on its roof. This is the perfect place to sunbathe, read a book, look out for jumping dolphins, or chill & chat gazing at the star-filled night sky.

Because MV Bavaria is a purpose-built scuba diving liveaboard boat, the designers were able to properly plan the diving platform at the rear of the main deck. All of the necessary equipment has been fitted in the best location to enable divers to gear up and walk around comfortably & safely. Many other Similan liveaboard boats at this size and price range are converted fishing boats, and when converting a boat’s deck layout sacrifices have to be made. This is not the case with MV Bavaria.

Something else that helps MV Bavaria to stand out among its competitors is the itineraries. The season’s trips are split almost 50/50 between Thailand & Myanmar (Burma). All trips into Burma are for six days & nights, with up to 22 dives at some awesome locations. For most of the diving trips in Burma, MV Bavaria is the only boat in the area and many of the dive sites are unexplored. Also, for diving trips in Thailand, MV Bavaria goes out for six days & nights, but guests can choose to stay for the full duration or just join for the first part (3D3N & 10 dives) or the second part (4D3N & 13 dives). This is easily achieved by using a speedboat to either bring guests back in the afternoon mid-cruise, or take them out in the morning to start the second part of the trip. Prices, itineraries and destinations can be seen on these pages. Just scroll down and look at the top of your screen.

Finally, it’s worth noting that the organisation & hospitality of MV Bavaria are both excellent. A professional international team with highly-experienced German management is complemented by Thai hospitality. This includes some simply delicious food that is served throughout each day. It’s usually served buffet style, with a blend of western & Asian cuisine, but not too spicy. Vegetarians and other dietary needs can be catered for with advance notice.

MV Bavaria Prices & Schedule

MV Bavaria Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
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 Twin 1,460 USD Comfort Double 1,520 USD Comfort Twin 1,580 USD Deluxe Double 1,701 USD
Similan Islands,
(10 Dives)
3D / 3N Standard Twin 647 USD Comfort Double 677 USD Comfort Twin 707 USD Deluxe Double 768 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock,
(13 Dives)
4D / 3N Standard Twin 840 USD Comfort Double 888 USD Comfort Twin 930 USD Deluxe Double 1,008 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(13 Dives)
4D / 3N Standard Twin 840 USD Comfort Double 888 USD Comfort Twin 930 USD Deluxe Double 1,008 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock,
(22 Dives)
6D / 6N Standard Twin 1,231 USD Comfort Double 1,291 USD Comfort Twin 1,351 USD Deluxe Double 1,472 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
December 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
13
Dec
2017
16
Dec
2017
Duration: 3 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 10
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 6:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Sat at 5:00 PM
Standard Twin : 647 USD
Comfort Double : 677 USD
Comfort Twin : 707 USD
Deluxe Double : 768 USD
13
Dec
2017
19
Dec
2017
Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 6:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Tue at 3:00 PM
Standard Twin : 1,231 USD
Comfort Double : 1,291 USD
Comfort Twin : 1,351 USD
Deluxe Double : 1,472 USD
16
Dec
2017
19
Dec
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 8:00 AM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Tue at 3:00 PM
Standard Twin : 840 USD
Comfort Double : 888 USD
Comfort Twin : 930 USD
Deluxe Double : 1,008 USD
20
Dec
2017
23
Dec
2017
Duration: 3 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 10
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 6:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Sat at 5:00 PM
Standard Twin : 647 USD
Comfort Double : 677 USD
Comfort Twin : 707 USD
20
Dec
2017
26
Dec
2017
Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 6:00 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Tue at 3:00 PM
Standard Twin : 1,231 USD
Comfort Double : 1,291 USD
Comfort Twin : 1,351 USD
23
Dec
2017
26
Dec
2017
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 8:00 AM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Tue at 3:00 PM
Standard Twin : 840 USD
Comfort Double : 888 USD
Comfort Twin : 930 USD
27
Dec
2017
02
Jan
2018
Destinations: High Rocky, Shark Cave, Black Rock, North Twin, South Twin, The Arch, Boulder Rock, McLeod Island, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Shark Point, Secret Lagoon, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Wed at 10:00 AM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Tue at 6:00 PM
January 2018
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
03
Jan
2018
09
Jan
2018
Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 6:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Tue at 3:00 PM
10
Jan
2018
16
Jan
2018
Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 6:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Tue at 3:00 PM
17
Jan
2018
20
Jan
2018
Duration: 3 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 10
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 6:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Sat at 5:00 PM
Standard Twin : 647 USD
Comfort Double : 677 USD
Comfort Twin : 707 USD
Deluxe Double : 768 USD
17
Jan
2018
23
Jan
2018
Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 6:00 PM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Tue at 3:00 PM
Standard Twin : 1,231 USD
Comfort Double : 1,291 USD
Comfort Twin : 1,351 USD
Deluxe Double : 1,472 USD
20
Jan
2018
23
Jan
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Number of dives: 13
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 8:00 AM
Returns to: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga, Tue at 3:00 PM
Standard Twin : 840 USD
Comfort Double : 888 USD
Comfort Twin : 930 USD
Deluxe Double : 1,008 USD
24
Jan
2018
30
Jan
2018
Destinations: High Rocky, Shark Cave, Black Rock, North Twin, South Twin, The Arch, Boulder Rock, McLeod Island, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Shark Point, Secret Lagoon, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Kuraburi Pier, Phang Nga , Wed at 10:00 AM
Returns to: Ranong, Tue at 6:00 PM
Standard Twin : 1,460 USD
Comfort Twin : 1,580 USD
Deluxe Double : 1,701 USD
31
Jan
2018
06
Feb
2018
Destinations: High Rocky, Shark Cave, Black Rock, North Twin, South Twin, The Arch, Boulder Rock, McLeod Island, Seafan Forest, Western Rocky, Shark Point, Secret Lagoon, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights
Number of dives: 22
Departs: Ranong , Wed at 10:00 AM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Tue at 7:00 PM
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MV Bavaria Itinerary

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MV Bavaria has several itineraries. All of them sail from piers in or near to Khao Lak. Please click on the link below for detailed itineraries

  • 3D3N trips depart in the evening and guests return by transfer boat around 5pm on the final day.
  • 4D3N trips depart by transfer boat at 8:00am and guests return on the main boat mid-late afternoon on the final day.
  • 6D6N trips in Thailand depart in the evening and return mid-late afternoon on the final day.
  • Burma diving trips in the morning, and return late afternoon on the final day.

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 Bavaria Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands 3 Days / 3 Nights 10 dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock 4 Days / 3 Nights 13 dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock 6 Days / 6 Nights 22 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 Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with MV Bavaria
Nitrox
En Suite Available
Air Con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Wifi
Lounge
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter
Beach Transfers

MV Bavaria Layout

Bavaria side profile

Bridge

Bavaria bridge

Main Deck

Bavaria main deck

Lower Deck

Bavaria lower deck

MV BavariaSpecifications
Length: 28 Metres.
Width: 6.5 Metres.
Engines: 2x 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.
Fuel: 12,000 Litres.
Oxygen: 10,000 litres.
Safety: First aid equipment, emergency stop, 4 fire extinguishers, 40 life vests.
Entertainment: TV, DVD, stereo, library in the salon.

MV Bavaria Courses

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A scuba diving liveaboard trip in Thailand is the best time & place to take part in a diving course. MV Bavaria offers a wide range of PADI courses in a selection of languages. Some PADI courses can be chosen and booked on board, but it’s best to inform or ask us first, so that we can confirm availability, prices and prepare the materials and staff in your chosen language.

MV Bavaria Transfer Details

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Guests need to ‘check in’ at the PADI dive centre in Khao Lak before departure. The check in time depends on the trip you plan to join. It’s necessary to check in so that any equipment can be fitted, a few forms need signing, and national park fees can be paid.

Divers joining 3D3N or 6D6N trips in Thailand should arrive at the dive centre in Khao Lak before 4.30pm on departure day.

Divers joining 4D3N trips need to 'check in' the day before departure because they are collected in the morning by the transfer team and taken directly to the boat.

Divers joining trips into Burma should arrive the day before departure for check in, then before 9.00am on departure day. In addition, the preparation for Burma trips includes passport scans at least 6 weeks before the trip.

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