Maintenance Begins

Maintenance Begins

Cleaning & Preparing the Hull With MV Oktavia now having been moved over to her maintenance area, the yard crew chock her up on her hard stand and remove the transport gurney. They waste no time in getting to work, with the first key job of cleaning up the hull...
Moving MV Oktavia into Dry Dock

Moving MV Oktavia into Dry Dock

Lifting a 150 Ton Liveaboard Vessel The whole process starts the day before the main lift with Captain Chao taking Oktavia from Tab Lamu Pier for the journey south to the boat yard in Phuket.  Leaving early in the morning he arrived with plenty of time to spare and...
MV Oktavia During Low Season

MV Oktavia During Low Season

Annual Maintenance Program At 30 metres long, 6.5 metres wide, and weighing in at around 150 Tons MV Oktavia is not exactly a small boat, in fact, she’s one of the largest Similan Islands Diving Liveaboard vessels operating out of Khao Lak. From the month of October...
Khao Lak – Places to Eat

Khao Lak – Places to Eat

Khao Lak – Places to Eat Restaurants in Khao Lak are in abundance so it’s often hard to decide where to go and what to try from all the amazing choices. Whether you fancy delicious mouthwatering Thai dishes, Indian cuisine, Scandinavian favourites, British pub...