Trip Advisor Testimonials
Some of our guests have left reviews on TripAdvisor, and these can be read by clicking the link below. For some strange reason, TripAdvisor has listed us with details that aren't entirely accurate, and this is difficult for us to change. Although were based in Bangkok, our diving cruises and day trips take place at The Similan Islands. Anyway, we are very proud of our TripAdvisor rating, and new guests are more than welcome to post their reviews on the service that they receive from us before, during and after the scuba diving trips that we arrange.
Our Happy Customers Around The World
All of our liveaboard guests receive a free 'No Troubles, Just Bubbles' t-shirt. The t-shirts are high quality, and comfortable to wear. Any of our guests who are happy to send us a picture of them wearing the t-shirts can feature in the album below - if they choose to. We love pictures of happy guests on the dive boat, at the pristine Similan Islands beaches, underwater, or around the world in interesting places. We are happy to add names and locations or not, depending on each guest's choice & instructions.
99 happy divers around the world.
Kenny Luk Man Hoi
Manta Queen 2
Rischeliue dive site
Adam's Peak Sri Lanka
MV Sawasdee Fasai
T & Andy
Manta Queen 1
Kriss, Donghee, Hana, Yu-Yeon, Minwoo, Deaw, Dohee
Florian,Maria & Dor
Raphael & Mrs Seccabiani
MV nemo 2
Latest Reviews From Divers
First of all, it was a very smooth process from booking to the confirmation of my trip.All my questions were promptly answered and clearly communicated to me via email and whatsapp. All the crew members on board from the dive guides to the Thai crew were all very friendly and professional😊 My dive guide, Thibaut did a very good job in taking us through all the dive briefing and I absolutely enjoyed all the dives. Had su ch a fantastic time with Nemo1!! ...read more
I had a fantastic experience with the MV Oktavia !! I choose the 5D/5N package (March 11-16), and the trip was worth every $. Jamie set a new benchmark in organizing the logistics (super quick answers via email, always detailed and easy to follow), the dive masters on board are very friendly and competent and took excellent care of all of us (thx Fernando !!!). During the dives I saw Mantas, Whale Sharks and plenty more, start ing from the check dive till the end of the trip it is a true pleasure to dive in the Similian. The boat is very comfortable and spacious, with plenty of space for socializing or simply enjoy the wonderful environment. Food is very tasty and abundant and also special dietary requirements are properly taken care of. The Thai crew doesn't speak English but they more than compensate with big smiles, an happy attitude and their willingness to help. Overall a wonderful experience, that I would highly recommend to anybody keen on diving and having a great time. THANKS AGAIN to the full Oktavia team !! :o) ...read more
Overall a great liveaboard. Well organized, both before, during and after the boat trip. Locations have great diversity, from Macro to Whale Sharks and Mantas. Accommodation is basic - but good enough for 4-5days. Food is plentiful - with choices, but got a little monotonous.
Nice dive shop with prompt, organized, and safety-first staff. The Nemo 2 speedboat was comfortable and fast, and the dive boat was clean and orderly with a helpful crew, good cook, friendly guides, and comfortable space for dive briefings, resting during dive interval, and room for gear. One individual in my dive group had faulty rental equipment on our dive which caused a slightly shortened dive for our group. That being sai d, my equipment was fine and seemed to be fully functional. Only a couple of hiccups in communication between Jamie (No Troubles Just Bubbles), Dive Shop staff, and actual dive crew: I didn't get a t-shirt as promised when I went to the dive shop (not a huge deal, but would have been good to know). Also, I had asked whether towels would be provided on the boat or not. The dive shop said yes so I didn't bring one, but when I got to boat, they said they only gave towels to overnight guests, not day-trip guests. This was not major, just odd, but we eventually scrounged up a towel to share after asking around on the boat. The diving was easy and warm water was great (no wetsuit), lots of small tropical fish, Christmas tree worms, and a few soft corals--overall pleasant but nothing spectacular in the rocky reefs. Also the boat doesn't allow you to go on land and see the beautiful white-sand beaches (due to timing), so that was kind of a bummer but you can't do everything in a day trip. Next time an overnight stay would probably be better as you have time to do much more. ...read more
It was a great trip and perfect organized