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Diving In The Similan Islands With Oktavia Dive Center

Diving In The Similan Islands

image1imageWant to learn how to dive in the Similan Islands, Thailand, snorkel the clear seas or are you an experienced diver looking for a new underwater challenge?

Whether you’re heading to the Similan Islands to go diving, snorkeling or simply sightseeing; here at Oktavia Dive Center we can help you! There are a vast range of activities to enjoy including diving, snorkeling, swimming, treks around the stunning islands and hikes up to magnificent viewpoints overlooking some of the best views in Southeast Asia.


What Can You Tell me About the Boat?

Our main focus is offering live-aboard trips to the Similan Islands on our very own vessel MV Oktavia.

We offer the following choices:


·         Cruises around the Similan Islands for up to five days at a time

·         Shorter cruises of two or three days & nights

·         Cruises for snorkelers & sun worshippers as well as divers


MV Oktavia is one of the largest ships that travels around the Similan Islands and it is built to hold 33 guests, plus the crew but to ensure maximum comfort and space; we limit our capacity to just 20 guests.


If you’re looking to take a Padi course then look no further as our team of multi-lingual instructors can help you out with anything from a simple try-it-and-see dive all the way up to divemaster level.


What Can I Expect from my Trip?

Our main focus is to give our customers what they want from the Similan islands – after all it’s your holiday!

We aim to do this by taking the time to listen and we genuinely care about what you need from us. Our primary focuses are safety, flexibility and comfort.


We control the safety on board the boat by having an excellent crew who are trained to act in any type of emergency. In addition to life vests and rafts, we have a satellite phone should the need arise (although we would like to point out that we’ve not had to use it yet!) and the captain is in constant contact with other boats in the Similan Islands checking on weather conditions and water swell to ensure that everyone has a safe trip.


What About Day Trips?

If a day trip to the Similan Islands is more for you, then we can also arrange some of the best value for money tours of the Similans that are available. We choose the best sites for divers and snorkelers alike, so you can be rest assured that whatever you want to try your hand at – it will be a memorable day!


We operate a daily schedule to different locations; most of which allow snorkelers and divers to travel together, which is perfect if you have a mixture of divers and snorkelers in your group.


Are There Any Other Fun Tours I Can Try?

Once you’ve finished your excursion around the Similan Islands and you’re heading back to mainland, you may want to partake in another adventure!

At Oktavia Dive Center we’re not just another dive center – we can also happily arrange other exciting tours for you as well. We offer a range of tours including but not limited to:


·         Bamboo rafting

·         James Bond Island excursions

·         Koh Sok National Park treks

·         Overnight stays on house boats on Khao Sok Lake


Contact us to find out more about our selection of exciting tours and trips.

We cater to the needs of divers and snorkelers of all levels, ages and nationalities and we guarantee that your Similan Islands cruise be a great time if you book your trip with MV Oktavia… Contact us now to find out more and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

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