MV Hallelujah

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Hallelujah Similan Liveaboard Trips
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 25
Boat rating: 8/10 Based on 4 divers
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Prices from: 1,029 USD
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MV Hallelujah is one of the most popular luxury liveaboard boats sailing to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock. This wonderful, large and luxurious ship offers en suite bathrooms in all its cabins, and sails for four days & four nights to the best diving areas in Thailand.

Up to 25 lucky guests join each of Hallelujah’s 14-dive cruises. The boat sets sail in the evenings and guests enjoy a good night’s sleep before waking up at the Similans, ready to dive. The food, professionalism, fun and luxury all make for a very enjoyable time.

MV Hallelujah is 35 metres in length and has a steel hull. Therefore, it can easily withstand any sea conditions during the Similan Islands diving season. There is a large diving platform with plenty of space for divers to gear up, move around and even deal with their diving and/or photography equipment. There is a motorised tender dinghy. This is used to retrieve any divers who surface far from the boat or near the reef, as well as take guests to the pristine Similan beaches. The boat has plenty of space and communal areas, including large sundecks on the roof and at the front of the boat. The main deck has a large air-conditioned lounge saloon, plus an equally spacious outdoor covered dining area, where guests spend most of their non-diving time.

Delicious local & western food is served buffet-style and vegetarian options are always available. Alcoholic drinks are reasonably priced, and guests are also welcome to bring their own.

view-MV-Hallelujah-boatThere are ten twin-bunk standard cabins on MV Hallelujah, two double-bed deluxe cabins, & one VIP single cabin upstairs. Each cabin is tastefully decorated with parquet wood, has air conditioning & a private en suite bathroom. Multi-lingual dive staff work throughout the season. The safety, service and professionalism onboard make each guest feel special, while the friendliness of the staff and crew ensure that everyone on board is one big happy family for the whole trip. MV Hallelujah really does deserve its excellent reputatipn.

Non-diving guests are also welcome, and there’s plenty for them to do, including island visits, sunbathing on the top deck, and enjoying books & movies from the library. Scheduled transfers from Phuket & Khao Lak are included for free at the beginning and end of each trip, too.

Finally, those wanting to take part in a PADI or SSI diving course can do so with confidence, convenience and ease. These include learning to dive, advancing a certification, speciality courses, and even ‘try dives’ for those who have never dived before.

MV Hallelujah Prices & Schedule

MV Hallelujah Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration Standard Twin Deluxe Double VIP Single
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
4D / 4N Standard Twin 1,029 USD Deluxe Double 1,176 USD VIP Single 1,617 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
October 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 9:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Thu at 3:00 PM
10% off remaining spaces for full payment by August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 9:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Thu at 3:00 PM
10% off remaining spaces for full payment by August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 9:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Wed at 3:00 PM
10% off remaining spaces for full payment by August 31st
November 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Fri at 9:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Tue at 3:00 PM
10% off remaining spaces for full payment by August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 9:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Mon at 3:00 PM
10% off remaining spaces for full payment by August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 9:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Sun at 3:00 PM
10% off remaining spaces for full payment by August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Tue at 9:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Sat at 3:00 PM
10% off remaining spaces for full payment by August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 9:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Fri at 3:00 PM
10% off remaining spaces for full payment by August 31st
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MV Hallelujah Itinerary

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The trip begins with an afternoon pick-up service from guests’ hotels and from Phuket airport, transferring them to Tab Lamu Pier in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, which is north of Phuket. Guests are shown to their cabins and introduced to the staff and crew, as the ship departs in the early evening and dinner is served. Equipment fitting and first grouping of divers takes place before bed, in preparation for the first dive the following morning. Hallelujah sails smoothly and gracefully through the night, arriving at the Similan Islands before dawn. The very first dive of the trip is known as a ‘check dive’ enabling the course leader, instructors and Divemasters to assess each divers’ ability, thus making sure everyone gets as much good-quality diving by being with other divers of the most similar level. This ‘check dive’ takes place at a less-challenging dive site.

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 Hallelujah Itinerary
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck 4 Days / 4 Nights 14 dives

MV Hallelujah Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with MV Hallelujah
Nitrox
En Suite Available
Air Con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable For Children
Single Cabins Available
Lounge
All Cabins En Suite
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter

MV Hallelujah Layout
 MV-Hallelujah-Layout

 

MV Hallelujah Specifications
Length: 35 metres.
Beam: 7.6 metres.
Hull: Steel.
Engines: 2 x 450 HP Hino.
Generators: 2 x 25 kw.
Compressors: 1 x Bauer Mariner SP Electric with Nitrox unit, 2 x Coltri compressors and 60 aluminum alloy tanks.
Navigation: GPS Plotter and Depth Sounder.
Cruising Speed: 8-12 Knots. 
Maximum Speed: 15 Knots.
Fuel Capacity: 15,000 Litres.
Fresh Water Capacity: 25,000 Litres.
Safety: 4 x Life rafts, life jackets, medic first aid station, 6,000 liters Oxygen supply, closed-circuit video on the dive station and in the engine room, and fire extinguishers.
Dinghy: 1 x 4.8 m with 25 HP outboard.

 

MV Hallelujah Courses

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Spending four days and nights cruising the best diving spots in Thailand and mixing with likeminded guests and PADI & SSI scuba instructors is the ideal opportunity to take part in a scuba diving course. The team of diving staff on MV Hallelujah are more than happy to help anyone from complete beginner to experienced divers increase or improve their ability or certification as a scuba diver. The most popular courses the Advanced Open Water course, which is more fun than theory and perfectly complements the diving conditions around the Similan & Surin Islands. However, there is a wide range of courses which includes a single dive or dives for those who have never taken a breath underwater to speciality courses for those who are already experienced and want to try something new.

What makes taking a diving course aboard Hallelujah stand out from all the other diving boats at the Similan Islands is that they offer both PADI courses as well as SSI. There is very little difference in what is learned between the comparable courses, but SSI are slightly less expensive due to the materials’ cost. When taking part in a PADI course, each student receives a manual and their card has to be sent from the nearest international PADI centre.

For those interested in taking part in a diving course aboard MV Hallelujah, advance notice is not vital in most cases, but highly recommended to ensure that the materials and staff are available in the preferred language. The most popular courses and their prices can be seen in the table below, but there are other courses available on request. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about taking a diving course on this wonderful liveaboard diving boat.

*Those taking part in Open Water courses can choose to learn the ‘confined water’ skills in the training pool one full day before the boat departs. Confined Water is necessary for Open Water students to learn and practice basic scuba diving skills without distractions such as waves, currents or deep water.

We are unable to offer discounts to e-learning students (referrals) on the already-competitive rates above.

The ‘dives’ are not extra to the liveaboard cruise for those who join the trip as divers, but are included in the 14 dives of each cruise. They are course dives with a certified instructor, rather than fun dives with a Divemaster guide. However, Open Water course 4 dives and Discover Scuba Diving dives are extra, due to non-diving guests taking part.

Courses
Courses prices
Adventure Buoyancy Control
(1 Dive)
29 USD
Adventure Deep Diver
(1 Dive)
44 USD
Adventure Night Diver
(1 Dive)
44 USD
Discover Scuba Diving (for uncertified novices)
(1 Dive)
59 USD
(44.1 USD 1st,2nd dive & thereafter)
SSI: Advanced Open Water Diver
(5 Dive)
206 USD
SSI: Nitrox (EAN Enriched Air Nitrox 32%)
(2 Dive)
206 USD
Deep Diver
(4 Dive)
206 USD
Underwater Digital Photographer
(4 Dive)
206 USD
SSI: Open Water Diver*
(4 Dive)
235 USD
PADI: Advanced Open Water Diver
(5 Dive)
250 USD
PADI: Nitrox (EAN Enriched Air Nitrox 32%)
(2 Dive)
250 USD
PADI: Open Water Diver*
(4 Dive)
279 USD

MV Hallelujah Transfer Details

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Hallelujah guests are eligible for free scheduled transfers before and after each trip. The transfers begin in the south of Phuket at 2.30pm, passing through Patong and other resort areas, then the airport and finally Khao Lak in the early evening.

Guests who are unable to meet the pick ups can contact us for the best private taxi rates and services.

MV Hallelujah Scheduled transfers
4D / 4N trips
15:00 - 17:45 Pick up from Phuket : Free
18:00 - 18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
19:00 - 20:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
14:00 - 15:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 - 16:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
15:00 - 17:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free

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

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MV Hallelujah Reviews

Dived: 21 November 2016
Boat rating: 8/10
diver
Dived: 20 November 2015
We had a great experience booking through Similan Diving Tours. We contacted several tour agencies when we were planning our trip however decided to go ahead with the booking through Similan Diving Tours as Jamie responded to our questions quickly and informatively. We received honest feedback about the different vessels and were able to select a liveaboard that suited our budget, diving experience and age group. The crew onbo ard Hallelujah were without exception, very friendly, professional and accommodating. We dived in a group of 3 divers of similar ability. Our dive guide accommodated our different interests (ie photography) and although some of the dive sites were quite busy, planned our dive so that we were able to enjoy the dive without being crowded. I would thoroughly recommend Similan Diving Tours and Big Blue. Thank you for such a wonderful and memorable holiday. ...read more
Hallelujah guests
Dived: 23 October 2015
Boat rating: 8/10
Tilak
Dived: 22 October 2015
Boat rating: 9/10