MV Giamani Liveaboard Review

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MV Giamani dive boat review

The MV Giamani is owned by Colona Liveaboards and tours from Southern Thailand to Myanmar at the more northern reaches of the Andaman Sea.

Built in 1988, the MV Giamani is steel-hulled – something less common in the usually wooden-hulled Thailand liveaboard market. She is 24m in length and 6.5m wide. Smaller than The Junk, but very different in style.

You can check the availability and prices for this Boat here.

Liveaboard layout

The MV Giamani features 2 decks for customers.

On the Upper Deck are the standard cabins (twin beds with a shared bathroom), saloon and dining area.

On the Main Deck there is Master Cabin with a double bed and two bunk beds that may be converted into a sofa for relaxing during the day, the galley and the dive deck.

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MV Giamani Layout

Cabins

All cabins are air-conditioned for your comfort should you wish to escape the warm temperatures of Thailand and have a 220v electricity supply 24hours a day.

Other facilities include hot/cold water showers, daily housekeeping service, audio and visual entertainment centre and camera tables and associated fresh water tanks.

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MV Giamani Deluxe Double Cabin

The Giamani liveaboard aims for a smaller, more intimate atmosphere onboard with the number of guests normally limited to 12 – despite the maximum capacity being 16 divers onboard.

Scuba Diving

Included in the price is tank and weights, torches (for night diving where appropriate), guide, tea, coffee, water and, of course, all meals onboard. You won’t go hungry onboard at there is a selection of Thai and western food available onboard.

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Liveaboard Dive Deck

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MV Giamani Diving Boat Upper Deck

Should you wish to make the most of your time in the water there are two Bauer compressors which for a small charge of THB250 per fill can provide you with Nitrox – when qualified. Additional fees to be aware of are the national park fees for entering the Similans/Surin national parks.

Sensibly, diving computers are mandatory on this vessel. So, if you do not have one please budget THB300 per day for computer rental and THB800 per day for equipment hire.

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However, what really sets apart MV Giamani diving boat is the sheer diversity of itineraries available – with the following schedules on usually offer to suit all tastes.

• 6 days/6 nights – Diving Myanmar (Burma) Safari
• 2 Day/1 Night – Phi Phi Island Overnight (Mid May to Mid October)
• 2 Day/2 Night – Southern Island Liveaboard Cruise
• 2 Day/3 Night – Koh Raya Noi & Phi Phi Islands (Mid May – Mid October)
• 4 Day/4 Night – Similan Island & Richelieu Rock Cruise
• 6 Day/6 Night – Northern & Southern Cruise Combo
• 6 Day/6 Night – Similans & Richelieu Rock Cruise

Prices for the different MV Giamani itineraries and options vary hugely from THB22,000-THB77,000 dependent on cruise.

Our tour of choice would be the 4 Day/4 Night Similan and Richelieu Rock tour taking in some of the best the Andaman Sea has to offer.

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Khao Lak

Starting point of many liveaboards to dive the Similan and Surin Islands. Khao Lak has also good local diving sites.

Khao Lak Diving Review

Surin Islands

Large Pelagics, Manta rays and Whale Shark if you are lucky all in a superb remote area!

Surin Islands Diving Review

Similan Islands

Great Biodiversity and fauna. Excellent chances to spot the giants Manta rays and Whale Sharks. Superb Scenery of tropical islands! Good spot for underwater photography.

Similan Islands Diving Review

Phuket

Access to the best diving areas of the Andaman Sea and starting point of many liveaboards to Similans and Surin Islands! Good place for cheap diving courses.

Phuket Diving Review

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Dive spots reviews in Khao Lak & Phuket & Similan Islands & Surin Islands

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Ko Bon dive site is very famous, regarded as one of the best spots of the Surin Islands National Matine park. Ko Bon is ...
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Christmas Point dive site in the Similans consists of large rocks and a nice drop off. It is a good spot to observe whit...
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East of Eden dive site is one of the Top dive spots of the Similan Islands! The coral formations are amazing with a real...
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Anita's reef is one of the best dive site of the Similan Islands. The topography at the bottom is outstanding with a hug...
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Koh Tachai, the Dome is a superb Diving Site of the Surin Islands! The marine life is teeming and the spot is famous for...
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Phuket Shark Point is one of the best scuba diving spots around Phuket Island. The site consists of three pinnacles at d...
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Elephant head dive site is the most famous spot of the Similan Islands. The name comes from the shape of the rock at the...
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The Bon Soong Wreck is located in the Koh Surin Marine National Park. It is a former old tin dredger which sank in 1985....
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Richelieu Rock is quite simply one of the best dive sites in the World and no doubt the best diving site in Thailand! Th...
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The Fantasea Reef dive site is one of the best spots of the Similan archipelago. It is located a bit offshore off the we...

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