SY Diva Andaman Liveaboard Review

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Simply the best of everything


SY Diva Andaman is a 35 meter-long chic sailing yacht that is a true Diva on her own!

SY Diva Andaman dive boat review

SY Diva Andaman liveaboard was built in 2009. Since that point, she continues to mesmerise her guests with wonderful 6-night trips to the beautiful Similan Islands! She is also known to run some short trips around Phuket and the southern islands near the Thai Andaman Sea.

Guests have the option to choose which of the 4 double bed cabins and 2 twin bed cabins they prefer to sleep in. All cabins are air-conditioned and complete with en-suite facilities like towels, shower, toiletries and bedding.

You can check the Diva Andaman Liveaboard schedule here.

A mini-bar and refrigerator along with audio-visual entertainment and reading lights are all provided on board to give scuba divers the full relaxation experience that they need after a day of diving.

The divers also get a complimentary Nitrox from Diva Andaman and are able to enjoy the spacious dive deck and platform that are already equipped with fresh water shower, toilet and rinse tanks.

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A delectable array of Thai food and international cuisine made from the freshest ingredients are served buffet style by friendly waitresses on board, either in the expansive air-conditioned restaurant with bar or in the open-air dining area on the main deck. Guests can also have a good time riding the sea kayaks while exploring some secluded areas of the Andaman Sea. Plus a chance to experience an authentic therapeutic Thai massage, now what more could you ask for?

On board facilities and services review:

  • DVD player and screen, movie library and music system
  • Fish ID books, diving books, magazines and board games
  • 50m² shaded area
  • 100m² sundeck with deckchairs and sun mattresses

Budget Range/Rate: Starts at US$1,923 for 6 nights tour

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.

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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Koh Tachai, the Dome is a superb Diving Site of the Surin Islands! The marine life is teeming and the spot is famous for...

One Liveaboard feedback for “SY Diva Andaman

  1. The following review based on my 3rd experience on the same boat and same ownership I have been used to. Between my 2nd live aboard and 3rd time 5 years has passed by. For people not interesting to read my review to the end here a short summary: Within the years me and my family (we always dove the together, my son, wife and me) have not been on the Diva the overall quality has changed dramatically. From a luxury cruise it once was to a 1 star day trip you wish to reach the end asap.
    As my family and me have been on the Diva it was a matter of showing respect to the owner of the boat (Yannick) and summarise our concerns directly to him. Unfortunately the owner had not enough courage to reply back to me and explain the drastically change of quality. For that reason I am writing this review to make the readers aware of that the might expect, if booking a “LUXURY” and expensive cruise on the Diva, the prise for a cabin (and we booked two) is 160.000TBaht (so we paid over 300.00TBaht) for a 6 days cruise. Following text is mainly a copy from my email to the owner, Yannick:
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    We decided to spend another cruise on your boat as we have been quite impressed of the luxury standard we have experienced in the past. Even though we have seen the diving sites in Thailand very often your boat was our first choice for diving in Similans again. The price you charge for your cruise now does not reciprocate the quality and the amount of service on your cruise, which you once have offered and have been so proud of.

    It is so sad to say, that we all could not see anything from what we have experienced the years before.
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    It is one side of the story, if the food quality has changed dramatically on your cruise; Curry for every dinner (really!?); no crabs or lobsters anymore for dinner as promised on a luxury cruise of yours; frozen/old shrimps instead and the same wrinkly oily croissants every day; no room service any more, no change of towels; BUT COCKROACHES on your boat, walking in the cabins and all over the dining table where we all are having our food every day!!!
    Despite this I would have thought, that you as the owner and captain of the boat would have at least apologize face to face on the last day to your guests after the rain leaks into our cabins and on our mattresses and we (and all the other guests) needed to find a dry sleeping place by our own.
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    I do not know what’s happened in the last years and why this boat is still selling “luxury cruises”, which it is definitely not true! I wish the owner wakes up and do something, otherwise he will lose the business which you have once been so proud of.
    Best
    Dani

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