The Phinisi Liveaboard Review

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The Phinisi dive boat review

The Phinisi is a 34 meters boat operating as a liveaboard in Thailand and Myanmar. In fact, the liveaboard is also known as the “Cheng I Sao” and offers diving cruise itineraries on the best dive sites in Myanmar and Thailand. Sistership of the “The Junk”, The Phinisi promises adventure and comfort.

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The Cabins

The Phinisi welcomes up to 18 guests on every diving cruise itinerary. The boat has various types of cabins, which will match most budgets for travelers. Indeed, you will find regular double or twin occupancy rooms, but also have the possibility of a triple and even quad-shared room. Every room comes with its own ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, and has storage space.

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The Phinisi’s On-board Facilities

The Phinisi offers plenty of space, indoor and outdoor, for you to relax and take in all the best views from the cruise, either its Myanmar or Thailand. Indeed, the indoor salon has big windows, features a complete media system, a bar, and ample seating space. Moreover, the dining room is located at the stern, offering the perfect sunset view. Plus, there are loungers and plenty of space for you to enjoy on the sundeck.

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Vessel Layout

Built for divers, The Phinisi proudly boasts to compare to its renowned sister ship, The Junk. In fact, the two liveaboards are comparable in terms of capacity, size, and technicalities. Indeed, you will find all the same safety and navigation features on The Phinisi that you would on The Junk. Plus, both have a cruising speed of 8 knots.

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Diving with The Phinisi

The liveaboard offers itineraries in the Similan Islands or Thailand, but also in Myanmar, moving around from November to May each year. The Phinisi features a large dive deck which appears to include everything a diver might need. You will have your own diving towel and personal space with a crate for your material as well as a safety sausage loaned free of charge. Plus, you have access to Aqualung equipment rental, diving courses, and nitrox, all at additional cost.


Price starts at 1,200$US – 5 days / 4 nights – Similan Islands
Price starts at 1,850$US – 8 days / 7 nights – Mergui Archipelago
More itineraries and various durations are also available.

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.

Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar's scuba diving is focused on the Mergui Archipelago, but the Burma Banks and plenty of other sites are a bonus to discover! Read up!

Myanmar (Burma) Diving Review

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

Koh Phi Phi

Amazing Marine life in a very scenic surrounding. Perfect starting point to explore the world class dive sites of the Andaman Sea!

Koh Phi Phi Diving Review

Koh Lanta

Excellent Marine life with good chances to spot Leopard sharks, Manta Rays and even a Whale Shark!

Koh Lanta Diving Review

Koh Tao

Diving hub of Thailand to learn how to dive. Cheap and easy diving on a beautiful island.

Koh Tao Diving Review

Thailand

Thailand is renowned for its beautiful beaches and amazing dive sites. The country offers some of the best diving in the world with the famous Similan Islands and many other amazing spots like Koh Phi Phi and Ko Lanta islands in the Andaman sea.

Thailand Diving Review

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Dive spots reviews in Myanmar (Burma) & Similan Islands & Thailand

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Hin Daeng is one of the best dive sites in all of Thailand! It is very famous for the great chance of spotting giant Man...
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Hin Muang is one of the best dive sites of Thailand. It is located just 500m away from another exceptional dive site cal...
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Hin Dot is a superb diving site in Koh Phi Phi. The spot is also called Chimney Rock. It consists of 3 superb submerged ...
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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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Ko Haa 2 dive spot in Koh Lanta is a very nice reef worth exploring. The spot is very easy and is a perfect place for al...
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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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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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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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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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