Giamani - Luxury Liveaboard To Thailand’s Best Dive Sites

MV Giamani

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Giamani liveaboard dive boat
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Chalong Pier, Phuket
No. of guests: 10
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 10 divers
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Prices from: 920 USD
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MV Giamani is a purpose-built diving liveaboard that has a great reputation for luxury, service, and a wide range of diving trips in Thailand. Although not the largest of luxury Similan liveaboard boats, MV Giamani has a huge appeal and for very good reason. There are just five cabins on board, and each is extremely well equipped with en suite bathroom. The passenger limit is just ten guests, and they enjoy the sociable and friendly atmosphere aboard, along with excellent service from the staff & crew.

There are four deluxe cabins on the boat’s main deck. Each has a double and a single bed, making them ideal for couples as well as travelling friends. Even solo travelers can join the trips. Each cabin has a large bathroom and a mini-fridge. On the upper deck, there is the new master cabin, which has a sofa, mini-fridge and unbeatable views of Thailand’s Andaman Sea. Luxury does not need to be on a huge boat, with twenty or more other guests. It can be enjoyed on a mid-size diving liveaboard, and at a reasonable price.

Upper-deck-onboard-MV-GiamaniAnother reason to choose MV Giamani for your diving cruise in Thailand is that trips alternate between The Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock (4D/4N), and Hin Daeng, Koh Haa & Koh Phi Phi (2D/2N). In fact, instead of choosing between these two wonderful options, many guests join both, and stay on board for nearly a whole week.

Facilities on MV Giamani are all up to date and there to ensure that everyone enjoys a great time, in safety & comfort. There are instructors on board to help and teach lower level divers, and there is Nitrox and other features for more experienced divers to fully enjoy the best diving opportunities in Thailand. This includes technical diving and rebreather facilities. Finally, unlike most other Similan Islands liveaboard diving boats which transfer guests 100km by road to Tab Lamu Pier in Khao Lak, MV Giamani departs from Phuket’s Chalong Pier, this means that you get to enjoy more time on board, sailing around Thailand’s crystal-clear tropical waters, rather than stuck in a minivan driving up to Khao Lak.

Prices & Schedule

MV Giamani Diver Prices Overview 2023 / 2024
DestinationsDuration Duluxe Double / Twin Master
( 7 Dives)
2D / 2N Duluxe Double / Twin920 USD Master1,035 USD
Sea Chart Wreck, Premchai Wreck,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 4N Duluxe Double / Twin1,840 USD Master2,070 USD
Sea Chart Wreck, Premchai Wreck,
( 21 Dives)
6D / 6N Duluxe Double / Twin2,760 USD Master3,105 USD
MV Giamani Special Offers Coming Up
50% single supplement during Covid
We have lots of discounts for this boat. Please see schedule for details
Included In The Price
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

MV Giamani has twi main itineraries, so please choose carefully from the list below to match your chosen trip.

During the high season (Oct. - May) trips sail in the evening from Phuket's Chalong Pier.

Guests who combine 2D2N (south) with 4D4N (Similan) trips can stay on board or spend a few hours in Phuket while the boat is restocked with provisions.

During low season Giamani is available for private charter bookings, and the itinerary can be planned and tailored to suits the guests' needs.

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.

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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

Main Deck


Upper Deck


 Main Deck Upper deck
1: Deluxe en suite cabin (twin / double) 1: Dining area
2: Deluxe en suite cabin (twin / double) 2: Saloon
3: Deluxe en suite cabin (twin / double) 3: En suite bathroom for Master Cabin
4: Deluxe en suite cabin (twin / double) 4: Wheelhouse
5: Kitchen / Bar  5: Master Cabin's double bed
6: Diving platform 6: Sofa / Bed


MV Giamani Specifications
Built. 1998. (recent total refurbishment)
Length. 24 metres.
Beam. 6.5 metres.
Draft. 2 metres.
Material. Steel.
Tonage. 62 Tons.
Engines. 2x NISSAN engines each with 230 HP.
Max Speed. 12 knots.
Crusing Speed. 9 knots
Range. 3000 miles.
Generators. 2x 30kw generators.
Electricity. All cabins complete with 220v of Electricity 24 hours per day.
Compressors. 2x L&W compressors.
Nitrox. Nitrox blending system onboard.
Dingies. Large inflatable dingy with 30 bhp outboard motor.
Navigation. Modern navigation equipment.
First aid. Full equipment medic first aid and oxygen system.
Water Capacity. Water capacity: 10,000 Litres.
Water Makers Water makers  2x 4000 litres per day.
Entertainment Library, A/V system with music selection, DVD Player with a library of films.


Scuba diving courses aboard MV Giamani can be booked and paid for before or during the liveaboard cruise. The advantage of booking in advance is that for regular courses, there is a discount and for less requested courses, the tour leader can plan ahead. However, some people decide to take part in a course after boarding MV Giamani, and this is no problem in most cases. 

Courses Prices
SSI: Nitrox Course
187 USD
(171.046554 USD) pre-booked & paid
SSI: Advanced Course
201 USD
(183.982848 USD) pre-booked & paid
PADI: Nitrox Course
230 USD
(212.730168 USD) pre-booked & paid
PADI: Advanced Course
244 USD
(222.79173 USD) pre-booked & paid

Transfer details

Inexpensive transfers are available for Giamani's high-season trips. These usually cost $15/guest.

For those outside of the pick up zone/time we can help to arrange safe, honest and competitively-priced private taxis to Chalong Pier, Phuket.

MV Giamani Scheduled Transfers
2D / 2N, 4D / 4N, 6D / 6N Trips
16:00 - 19:00 Pick up from Phuket : 9 USD
20:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
17:00 - 18:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
18:00 - 19:00 Drop off to Phuket : 9 USD

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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MV Giamani Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Giamani
Jon MV Giamani
Nationality: American
Dived: 10 March 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Absolutely amazing experience with the friendly boat crew and amazing dive teams. This was my 1st Liveaboard and didn’t 6nts and couldn’t have asked for a more special experience. Any help that you need from the boat crew when suiting up it’s provided. Food was yummy with hot soup to start every meal after getting out of the water plus a variety main dishes through the week. Couldn’t speak better about our amazing dive master!!! Hope to be back soon!!
Daniel MV Giamani
Nationality: Swedish
Dived: 10 April 2021
Boat rating: 8/10
The trip was good and we enjoyed it. The crew were helpful and friendly.
Peggy MV Giamani
Nationality: American
Dived: 02 February 2021
Boat rating: 10/10
Great experience- very fun and very professional!
Chris MV Giamani
Nationality: Canadian
Dived: 26 January 2020
Boat rating: 8/10
Trip on the boat was excellent. Crew did everything to look after our needs. Boat was well looked after. Diving was good.
Patrick Hoet MV Giamani
Patrick Hoet
Nationality: Belgian
Dived: 07 August 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Great experience, very personal service, like you would never find in large multinational agencies. Our trip on MV Giamani in the Andaman sea was perfectly fit for our family and the dives were great. Boat and dive crew were very professional and did all that was possible to achieve this result. I strongly recommend !
Stephane Z MV Giamani
Stephane Z
Dived: 22 May 2018
Boat rating: 9/10
Having a trip on the Giamani is not only having a trip on a fantastic boat but also a trip with a fantastic team !!! Everything has been perfect from a to z and of course the dive breathless !!!! million thanks for this unforgettable experience, please book me a cabin for next season :-) if you're not fully booked already !
Angela & Dylan MV Giamani
Angela & Dylan
Nationality: Australian
Dived: 29 April 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Amazing service and experience! From booking through No Trouble Just Bubbles to Onboard the MV Giamani we were given service above and beyond! Cannot thank both teams enough for the once in a lifetime experience. You have certainly made our first liveaboard one we will remember forever. Thank you!
Sascha MV Giamani
Nationality: German
Dived: 28 January 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
A perfect organized boat with a great crew - as they told us: dive, sleep, eat....repeat!
olga zaslavskaya
Nationality: Russian
Dived: 27 October 2017
Boat rating: 9/10
Super????????????????????????Very interesting dive sites ! Nice boat! Good staff! Especially Ric!!! Safest dives in my life)
No Name Provided
Nationality: Chilean
Dived: 29 January 2015
"Fun, personal luxury! Only 6 guests on the whole trip."
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