Christmas Tree Worms – Why wait til December?

Christmas Tree Worms – Why wait til December?

Why wait til December? Every day can feel like Christmas when on-board MV Oktavia 🙂 The Christmas tree worm (The common name for Spirobranchus giganteus) derives their name from their looks, rather than their diet or habitat preferences. Each worm has two brightly...

Further Your Diving Education – Advanced Adventurer Dive Course

Further Your Diving Education – Advanced Adventurer Dive Course

SSI Advanced Adventurer Dive Course Can I take dive courses during a Similan Islands Liveaboard?   A Similan Islands Liveaboard with MV Oktavia is the perfect way to extend your diving knowledge and skills. You can make a maximum of 19 Dives during our 5 Day/5...

Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2017!

Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2017!

We were happy to receive our Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017  in the post this morning 🙂 Thank you to everyone who has left such wonderful reviews for us!

Similans 2017-2018

Similans 2017-2018

NEW SIMILAN ISLANDS LIVEABOARD SEASON 2017-2018 We're busy preparing our wonderful Similan Islands Liveaboard vessel MV Oktavia for the first trip of the new 2017-2018 Season. Be the first to see what delights the Similans Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu...

Your First Similan Islands Liveaboard?

Your First Similan Islands Liveaboard?

What is it like to join a Similan Islands Liveaboard with MV Oktavia? Whether you have years of experience or new to the diving world, the thought of joining your first Similan Islands Liveaboard Cruise may be somewhat daunting:  "What is life on-board like?  Who will...

Oktavia Dive Center – Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Oktavia Dive Center – Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Oktavia Dive Center and MV Oktavia are very proud to display our Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellent for 2017! Once again our wonderful Similan Islands Liveaboard MV Oktavia has achieved fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor and earned their Tripadvisor Certificate of...

Khao Lak

Khao Lak

Khao Lak Khao Lak is a beautiful tourist destination nestled between the blue waters of the Andaman Sea and the lush tropical forest of the Lam Ru National Park.  Originally a small village to the south of the mountain road, Khao Lak has now developed into a generic...

Manta Ray – Shark Bite!

Manta Ray – Shark Bite!

Manta Ray Shark Bite This picture  of a Manta Ray was taken at Koh Bon West Ridge during one of our 5 Day/5 Night Similan Islands Liveaboard cruises with Oktavia Dive Center.  A large predatory wound could be clearly seen on the rear left of her pectoral fin as this...

What is a Similan Islands Liveaboard?  Take a look for yourself on-board MV Oktavia!

What is a Similan Islands Liveaboard? Take a look for yourself on-board MV Oktavia!

What is a Similan Islands Diving Liveaboard? Well, another amazing season comes to an end and so it seems like a good time to explain and show exactly what life on-board MV Oktavia is like during our Similan Islands Diving Liveaboard.  This movie was filmed on...