4 Days – 4 Nights
Similan Liveaboard Diving
• Similan Islands •
• Ko Bon & Ko Tachai •
• Richelieu Rock •
MV Hallelujah Liveaboard – Welcome on board
Due to her massive size, most guests find themselves spending the majority of their time between dives in the expansive common areas of the boat. There is a spacious lounge with a large TV, a DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs available to suit most tastes. There are also several desks in the lounge with 220v outlets for those wishing to do photo or video editing on board.
For those who prefer a quieter form of entertainment between dives, you can borrow a book from the on-board selection in the lounge and relax on the sun chairs of the large upper deck, or in the outside lounge on the main deck.
Hallelujah’s large dive deck in the rear of the boat gives you plenty of room to set up and get in. Our on board nitrox system allows nitrox certified divers to extend their bottom times with enriched air mixes. Dive groups are maximum of 4 people (unless a group booking prefers to all dive together), and your gear is washed and your tanks are filled for you by our highly trained staff. Standard and DIN tanks are available on the boat.
For those traveling with non-divers, we invite you to bring them along as a snorkeling guest.
The Hallelujah features indoor and outdoor eating areas, each large enough on its own to accommodate all customers and crew for meals, so no matter what mother nature has in store everyone will be able to dine in comfort. And the excellent food prepared by our experienced cooks will ensure your meals are as good as your dives.
The Dive Crew
Our multilingual staff on board is able to speak English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and Japanese. If you have language requirements beyond these, we can accommodate just about any request. All of our staff have years of experience in the Similans and even longer track records for keeping scuba divers safe season after season.
The Hallelujah is equipped with a full 1st aid medic kit, as well as medical grade oxygen for emergencies. All of our staff have current first-aid certifications.
MV Hallelujah Liveaboard Photo Gallery
MV Hallelujah Liveaboard prices
|4D/4N Price||Twins Cabin||Double Cabin||VIP Single|
|Nitrox diving - full package||2,000|
|Suunto Dive computer for 4 days||1,000|
|Full Set Equipment per set (excl. dive computer) for 4 days||2,000|
To book your Hallelujah Liveaboard trip, we need 40% deposit for an early booking if more than 90 days before the trip departure and the balance to be paid 90 days before the trip departure. As soon as you confirm us the booking, you will receive an invoice from PayPal that you can pay through your PayPal account or by credit cards.
When possible, we will allow individual customers to have their own room. However during busy times we may need to put 2 individual customers in the same room. If we need to combine individual customers in cabins, we will only do male-male or female-female pairings for reasons of privacy. If you require your own personal cabin, we offer it at a 85% surcharge. Private cabins are not available during Christmas and New Years.
PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
- Transfers from Phuket area
- All meals
- Tea, Coffee
- Drinking Water
- Soft drinks
- Fruits and Snacks all day long
- Divemaster – maximum 4:1 Ratio
- 24 Hour Medical Service
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Similans Park Fees – 1,800 THB
- Scuba equipment – 2,000 THB per set
- 15L Tank – 800 Baht for the whole trip
- Your certification card for scuba diving
- Diving insurance – not mandatory but highly recommended
- Small amount of money for beer & extras
Please note that the National Park Fee is set by the National Park and is subject to change without notice.
Park fees are payable cash at your arrival on the boat.
To book your Hallelujah Liveaboard diving holiday, please contact us to check availability. On receipt of your reservation request and if there is available cabin, we will hold the place for 48 hours. However, the booking will be final only after receipt of payment.
Be aware that this Liveaboard boat is in great demand. For Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year (february) periods – the boat is very often full over 6 months in advance.
MV Hallelujah Liveaboard schedule
|Depart||Return||Destination 4 days / 4 nights|
|02 Dec 2016||06 Dec 2016||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|07 Dec 2016||11 Dec 2016||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|14 Dec 2016||18 Dec 2016||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|19 Dec 2016||23 Dec 2016||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|24 Dec 2016||28 Dec 2016||FULL|
|29 Dec 2016||02 Jan 2017||FULL|
|03 Jan 2017||07 Jan 2017||FULL|
|08 Jan 2017||12 Jan 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|15 Jan 2017||19 Jan 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|20 Jan 2017||24 Jan 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|25 Jan 2017||29 Jan 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|30 Jan 2017||03 Feb 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|04 Feb 2017||08 Feb 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|10 Feb 2017||14 Feb 2017||FULL|
|15 Feb 2017||19 Feb 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|20 Feb 2017||24 Feb 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|25 Feb 2017||01 Mar 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|02 Mar 2017||06 Mar 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|07 Mar 2017||11 Mar 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|13 Mar 2017||17 Mar 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|18 Mar 2017||22 Mar 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|23 Mar 2017||27 Mar 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|28 Mar 2017||01 Apr 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|03 Apr 2017||07 Apr 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|08 Apr 2017||12 Apr 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|14 Apr 2017||18 Apr 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|19 Apr 2017||23 Apr 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|24 Apr 2017||28 Apr 2017||Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock|
|Mid May||Mod Oct.||*** Similan Islands are closed ***|
MV Hallelujah Liveaboard Itinerary
Our Similan liveaboard customers will be picked up at their hotel or at the airport in the afternoon, and taken to the pier and around 7:00 pm to board the boat. Most days the departure is around 9pm after a full boat briefing and a full hearty dinner. Customers usually spend the time after dinner getting to know their fellow passengers and dive staff who they will be spending the next 4 days with.
And you Similan adventure begins…
MV Hallelujah is cruising to:
for a total of 14 dives
The order in which the ship is visiting the dive spots depends on weather conditions and the interest of diving sites – such as Manta Ray and Whale Shark spotted dive sites.
Your typical diving day in the Similan Islands
You’ll wake at 7am by a gentle knock from our dive crew and some freshly brewed coffee. Most people stumble out of bed bleary-eyed and get greeted by staff who give you a full safety and dive briefing and help you in to your equipment and get you in to the water.
Our guests find being immersed in the warm tropical water is the absolute best way of waking up.
Dive groups are a maximum of 4 people, unless friends request to dive together.
The first dive of the trip will be a check dive so we can check the divers in each group are well matched in terms of ability and air consumption.
At the end of this and every dive, you and your group will surface and indicate to our dingy that you’re ready to be picked up. This dingy will pick you up and take you back to the liveaboard. No surface swims, ever.
As with every dive, once back on board, our staff will help you out of your equipment and place it in the racks for you. You can grab a quick freshwater rinse from the shower on deck and then head up to the outdoor eating areas where a hot breakfast awaits you. Our staff will rinse your gear and fill your tanks while you eat.
After breakfast, we usually offer an activity for the day. Usually, this involves taking the dinghy to the shore of one of the island where you can lay on the beach, snorkel with turtles, go hiking, or just do nothing at all.
Some customers prefer to stay out of the heat and spend their time in the air-conditioned lounge watching one of our DVDs in stock. Sun worshipers may decide to skip the ride to the beach and spend all their time on the sun deck. Others may prefer just to stay in the shaded decks reading or relaxing with the other passengers.
This is your holiday and we wish to accommodate for any activity that you wish for.
Dive 2 is at about 11:00 AM and most people wake for this one a little more refreshed. Dive groups might be reorganized to put divers of similar skill levels together, based on observations of the check-out dive.
Obviously we never split up people who want to dive together.
Lunch is served after dive two.
Dive three is usually about 2:00pm, followed by the entire afternoon to relax or go to the beach.
An afternoon snack is served at around 4:30 (for any one who hasn’t eaten enough so far in the day!)
For those interested, the night dive is normally about 7:00pm.
For anyone who is not an advanced diver, you can do your Adventure Diving Night training, or even take the full advanced course while on the boat.
After the night dive, dinner is served and after that some people head straight to their cabins, others prefer to relax on deck having a beer and talking about the days dives and discussing what adventures they hope to have on tomorrows dives.
As is typical day on a four day cruise on day three there is no beach to go to, as the dives are at rocky pinnacles, so people just relax on the boat. This is where having a nice big boat really comes in beautifully. There’s always plenty of room for everyone.
On the final day of the cruise, we only make dives one and two, and return to our pier about 3:00pm. Where there is usually a lot of photo taking and email exchanging among new found friends, and after some goodbyes to each other and to the boat we drive our customers back to their hotels.
Be aware the itinerary is subject to weather, currents and sea conditions. The changes are at the discretion of the tour leader and / or the captain. Safety first!
MV Hallelujah Description
Cabins & Facilities
- VIP Single cabin is the only cabin on the upper deck and has a large window down one side of the room. This cabin also has en-suite facilities including hot shower, flush toilet and sink.
- Deluxe Double cabins are located on the main deck of the vessel. These cabins have large windows offering spectacular views of the passing scenery. These cabins also have en-suite facilities including hot shower, flush toilet and sink for your privacy and convenience.
- Standard Twin cabins are also located on the main deck. They offer the same spectacular views with large windows within these rooms. The beds are arranged into bunk beds perfect for single travelers and couples alike. This cabin also has en-suite facilities including hot shower, flush toilet and sink.
There is a spacious lounge with a large TV, a DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs available to suit most tastes. There are also several desks in the lounge with 220v outlets for those wishing to do photo or video editing on board.
The sun deck is a favourite place to watch the sunrise and set. This area has sun loungers and plenty of padded mats for guest to read on or to enjoy a power nap between dives.
The upper deck is where guests spend most of their time. The lounge area is multifunctional and is used as the main dining area, dive briefing area and socialising room.
The bridge (the location from which a vessel is steered and its speed controlled) is found on this deck so guests who have an interest in all things nautical will enjoy viewing all of the equipment used to manoeuvre the vessel.
In front of the bridge and to the stern of this deck are further shaded outside seating areas.
The main deck is where the all guest cabins (with the exception of the VIP cabin which is situated on the upper deck) are found. All cabins have large windows, which offer stunning views of the passing scenery, and it’s own en-suite bathroom with hot shower.
The massive dive platform is accessed from this level. Each guest has there own storage space to keep dive equipment safe before and after the dives and there are large fresh water tanks for camera and dive equipment.
The dive platform allows direct access to the sea without having to negotiate any stairs whilst wearing the dive equipment.
The cabins in the lower deck are for staff only. There is a medical room located on this level with emergency oxygen and is fully stocked with other medical supplies.
The kitchen is also located on this level (which is one of the busiest places on the boat, serving hungry divers classic Thai and Western dishes).
- Length: 35 m
- Width: 7.6 m
- Hull: Steel
- GRT :240 Tons
- Generator: 2 x 25 kw
- Engine: 2 x 420HP HINO
- Air Compressor: 1 x Bauer Mariner with Nitrox unit
- Backup Air compressor: 2 x Coltri Compressors
- Fuel :15,000 Liters
- Fresh Water Capacity: 25,000 Liter
- Cruising Speed: 9 – 12 knots
- Maximum speed: 15 knots
- Dinghy :1 x 4.8 m with 25 HP outboard
- Navigation: GPS SatNav, Compass, Sonar, Radar
- Safety: 4 x Life Rafts, life jackets, medic first aid station, 6,000 liters Oxygen supply, closed circuit video on the dive station and in the engine room, fire extinguishers.
- Max. passenger: 24