BAVARIA I 2020 I 6 NIGHTS I MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO I MYANMAR (BURMA)

BAVARIA I 2020 I 6 NIGHTS I MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO I MYANMAR (BURMA)
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The new European-owned boat has the best amenities. Discounts for non-divers, free wifi. Thai massages Experienced diving equipment. Comfortable cabins and fantastic cuisine. Nitrox.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Languages spoken - English German Spanish Thai
  • Visit the most mythical dive sites in Thailand and Myanmar
  • Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Similan and Surin islands in Tailandia.
  • Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar (Burma) 
  • Clear waters and widespread coral 
  • Whale sharks, reef sharks, manta rays and napoleon wrasse
  • Non-divers and Snorkellers welcome
  • Massage Services
  • Small dive groups
  • Cabins with bathrooms

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from platform
  • Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters 15L Tanks Available Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) Massage Services ($) Wifi (free)
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Spacious Diving Platform 
  • Lounge/TV Area Equipment For Kids Movies Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Snorkelling, Land Excursions
  • Buffet, Vegetarian, Halal
  • Alcohol - beer and wine can be purchased on board
  • Payments on board - Cash

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • Satellite phone, VHF, mobile phone  GPS, radar, sonar
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon 
  • Emergency: first aid equipment, emergency blanket
  • 4 fire extinguishers, 40 life jackets, life raft

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Dates available
Departure: 08/04/2020
Arrival: 14/04/2020
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Ranong - Ranong
Departure: 15/04/2020
Arrival: 21/04/2020
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Ranong - Ranong
Departure: 13/05/2020
Arrival: 19/05/2020
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Ranong - Ranong
Departure: 20/05/2020
Arrival: 26/05/2020
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Ranong - Ranong
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
08/04/2020 14/04/2020 6 nights 16 Ranong - Ranong
15/04/2020 21/04/2020 6 nights 12 Ranong - Ranong
13/05/2020 19/05/2020 6 nights 16 Ranong - Ranong
20/05/2020 26/05/2020 6 nights 16 Ranong - Ranong

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THE MV BAVARIA

The MV Bavaria was built in 2016 in Thailand according to the latest marine and safety standards, she is a steel ship 28 meters long and 6.5 meters wide.  Based on 15 years of experience in the dive industry, the ship was designed by divers for divers. It has all the amenities that a safari boat must have.

OUR CABINS

All guests are accommodated in comfortable cabins with air conditioning. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests in 12 cabins, all have individually adjustable air conditioners most with private bathrooms. On the upper deck there are two standard twin cabins with shared shower / WC. The main deck offers two deluxe cabins with double bed and shower / WC and six comfort twin cabins with shower / WC. The lower deck has two comfort cabins with double bed with shower / WC. The are housekeeping staff on board to service your cabin.

AMENITIES

Bavaria has a salon with the latest TV, DVD and stereo system to enjoy music or movies, wifi is free - when there is reception. There is a massage service on board to help you unwind after diving and a spacious partially covered sundeck with lots of loungers and mats.

Two separate toilets are also available.

FOOD ON BOARD

Friendly staff and excellent food make for a pleasant stay during the safari. Thre meals a dayserved buffet style - Breakfast, lunch, dinner plus snacks before and after dives. Soft drinks in bottles, drinking water, coffee, tea and fresh fruit are all included. Alcohol, soft drinks in cans and ice cream are available to purchase on board.

DIVING WITH US

This boat have different itineraries:

We operate 3 and 6 nights tours to the most beautiful and famous dive sites in Thailand: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and the still unknown but very impressive Surin Islands

Avalaible 7-day trips to Myanmar to the largely unknown Mergui archipelago.

Everything at a unique price / performance ratio.

The group size is 4 - 6 divers per diveguide.

There is a large diving platform and generous equipment area. the dive deck has two Bauer compressors and a Nitrox membrane plant. 

Due to our many years of experience with dive safaris, we promise you with the MV Bavaria best and safe diving in all areas that we visit. You just have to relax and enjoy diving.

DELUXE DOUBLE BED CABIN - MAIN DECK

2 deluxe cabins with double bed and shower / WC, main deck, with individual air conditioning. Towels and shower gel included.

  • Size: 8m2
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private Bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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COMFORT TWIN BED CABIN - MAIN DECK

6 comfort twin bed cabins with shower / WC, main deck, with individual air conditioning. Towels and shower gel included.

  • Size: 6m2
  • Beds:2 twins
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private Bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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COMFORT DOUBLE BED CABINS - LOWER DECK

2 comfort double bed cabins with shower / WC, lower deck, with individual air conditioning. Towels and shower gel included.

  • Size: 6m2
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private Bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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STANDARD BUNK BED CABINS (BATHROOM SHARE) - UPPER DECK

2 standard twin cabins, upper deck, shared shower / WC, with individual air conditioning. Towels and shower gel included.

  • Size: 6m2
  • Beds: 2 bunk beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private Bathroom:No
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Ranong and ends in Ranong 
  • The closest airport is Phuket Intl (HKT)
  • You must check in at the Boat office before 18.00 hours, in Khao Lak one day before your trip starts. 

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak  at about 9:15 a.m
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, Local currency
  • Towels and shower gel are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The mini bus arrives back in Khao Lak around 20:00 on the last day

GENERAL INFORMATION 

  • Approx. 20 - 22 dives
  • You are required to have 50+ dives experience and Advanced Open Water certifcation.
  • OR should be an experienced diver with at least adventure deep certification. If you have not dived in the last 12 month you should do a refresher before your trip. 
  • Myanmar is not yet well known, divers will discover what this untouched area has to offer
  • The Mergui Archipelago receives very few visitors and the islands are inaccessible 
  • More than 50 dive sites, Myanmar diving is great value for money
  • Currents can be strong and allows intermediate-advanced diver to encounter large and small animals
  • You will visit some dive sites in Thailand as Surin Island and Richelieu Rock
  • Whale sharks and  manta rays in these two Thailand dive sites
  • Mergui Archipelago has yet to be explored, whale sharks and manta rays visit  frequently these islands, especially during the months of February and May
  • It's also great for underwater photography

TRAVEL PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Transfer to Ranong by minibus
  • Safety Briefing,  Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
  • During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable. 
  • Cruise to Mergui Archipleago
  • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2 - 6

  • Start with easy dives on High Rock and Rocky 1: Rays and Cobias are to be found here quite often, and many small fish are resident in the corals gardens. Cornetfish, angler fish as well as seahorses are to be found here often, just as many different kinds of nudibranches.
  • Two other dives in the afternoon will take place on one of the best diving places in the archipelago, the Shark Cave. This diving place is known for his nurse’s sharks who rest during the day in the cave, before they go hunting in the evening. Round the rock one also has a very good chance to see manta rays, eagle rays, grey sharks and with some luck also a whale shark. But also microorganisms, like seahorse, angler fish and cornetfish,  which live in the wonderful corals can be found here.
  • On this day the adventure safari leads to the probably best known dive sites in the archipelago, to Black Rock.
  • Far from the coast in the open sea there lies this rock and it is a unique centre of attraction for rays and sharks which can be seen if there is good visibility. In the coral gardens all around the rocks countless small creatures are also resident, cornet fish and angler fish can be spotted here regularly.
  • Start with Twin Iceland, three dives around North Twin and a dive around South Twin. These remote divsites are on the west side of the archipelago in the open sea and offer especially good sights and the best chance for great fish. Gigant sea fans decorate these diving sites. They also attract rays and sharks.
  • Visit the dive site The Arch, Boulder Rock and McLeod Island. Here the underwater world offers spectacular, wonderful and colorful soft corals with plenty of small stuff like cornetfish many different types of nudibranches, schools of perches, as well as the possibility to see a whale shark on Boulder Rock.
  • McLeod Island is an excellent place for a night dive or to relax on one of the beautiful beaches.
  • Today the safari offers breathtaking places like Seafan Forest Pinnacle, covered with gigantic gorgonian around the entire rock. Because of the remote position in the open sea, there is a good chance to see big fish like sharks and rays, also Oktopusse, harlequin scrimps and sepias are resident on this site.
  • After two dives here move on to Western Rocky, to one of the most spectacular diving sites in the southern part of the archipelago. Here the highlight is the gigantic cave at 20-metre depth which runs through the whole rock.
  • Even for beginners it is an easy dive, because from every point of the cave the exit can be seen. On the outide you can see guitar rays, nurse sharks, grey sharks, sepias, angler’s fish, seahorses as well as a lot lobster, pimarily inside of the cave.

DAY 7 

  • On the last day of our safari dive Shark Point and Secret Lagoon. Here you will see wonderful coloured corals with small hidden caves. Black tip sharks, schools of tunas and perches, sting rays and also turtles are inhabitants all around the islands.
  • After the last dive in the morning begin the return journey to Kawthaung in Myanmar. On arrival in this busy commercial town on the border to Thailand some time to visit the local market.
  • After completing the border formalities with the Burmese authorities back to Ranong to pass the Thai Immigration and going back to Khao Lak by minibus. 

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner
  • Soft drinks in bottles, drinking water, coffee and tea
  • Fresh fruit and snacks
  • Tanks, weights and lead belt
  • PADI Professional Dive Guide
  • Towel, shower gel

NOT INCLUDED

  • Visa and Royalty fees for Myanmar $230 per person / per trip
  • Alcoholic drinks and cigarettes
  • Soft drinks in tin cans
  • Ice cream
  • Rental equipment - full kit 800 THB per day
  • Dive Computer 250 THB per day
  • 15l tank 250 THB per day
  • Nitrox 200 THB per dive
  • Nitrox package (all dives with Nitrox) 3,000 THB per trip     
  • Transfers Phuket

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

  • Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:
  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 30 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival
  • In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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