GENTLE GIANT I 11% DISCOUNT I 24 - 29 MAR 2020 I SIMILAN, RICHELIEU, HIN DAENG , HIN MUANG I THAILAND

GENTLE GIANT I 11% DISCOUNT I 24 - 29 MAR 2020 I SIMILAN, RICHELIEU, HIN DAENG , HIN MUANG I THAILAND
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Visit all of the main dive areas of Thailand in 5 nights on board the Gentle Giant. Queen beds and bunks all with wonderful sea views make the trip even better. Great crew, Nitrox available and free WIFI.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 Nights, 18 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English, Mandarin, Thai
  • Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
  • South Andaman, Koh Haa, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Ha, 
  • Phi Phi island, King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point
  • Clear waters and widespread corals make these islands wonderful for divers
  • Giant whale sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks, scorpion fish, blue-spotted stingrays
  • Entertainment room with flat screen TV, DVD, sound system, karaoke
  • Snorkels, non divers welcome
  • Free WIFI
  • Nitrox available

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves Din/Int Adapters 15L Tanks Available Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) Dive Computer ($), WIFI (free)
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Spacious Dive Platform.
  • Air conditioning, Salon, TV & Audio Visual Centre. Library. Movies
  • En-suite Bathrooms. European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Snorkelling, Land Excursions. 
  • Buffet, Vegetarian options, snacks, soft drinks,  water included.
  • Beer, wine, alcohol available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Cash, Mastercard, Visa
  • Fire Extinguisher Life Jackets Emergency Oxygen Kit First Aid Kits Vhf Radio Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR BOAT

The M/V Gentle Giant was renovated in 2017 and offers unique dive trips in the Andaman Sea for a maximum of 20 guests in 10 cabins. 

OUR CABINS

Located on the top deck is 1 Master Cabin with double bed and 2 standard cabins with 2 bunk twin beds. Located on the main deck is a deluxe cabin with double bed and 6 standard cabins with 2 bunk twin beds, each cabin is en-suite with AC, wonderful sea views and safety deposit box. 

AMENITIES

Social areas include the fully air-conditioned indoor salon with 55" TV with a full home cinema and audio system, an outdoor covered dining area and large roof-top sun deck with sun mats and sun loungers so you can enjoy the sunlight and sea breeze of the Andaman Sea. 

The spacious dive deck features individual diver stations, storage spaces for your smaller pieces of equipment and rinse tanks.

FOOD ON BOARD

Delicious Thai cuisine and western food is freshly prepared every day and served buffet-style (vegetarian options available). 

DIVING WITH US

The experienced and passionate crew of the MV Gentle Giant are waiting to share the beauty of the Andaman Sea. Covering both the north and south Andaman Sea, divers will cover the world famous Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai located in the north, before travelling down to explore the southern area of Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point and Anemone Reef near Koh Phi Phi. This special 5-night dive trip is only offered 6 times per year in between November and April, and is a fantastic opportunity for divers to explore the Andaman Sea, completing 18 dives over 6 days.

STANDARD CABIN - MAIN AND UPPER DECK

The Standard Cabin are located on the upper and main decks, with wonderful sea views, and feature two single bunk beds, an en-suite bathroom and safety box.

  • Room size: 6 m²
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: Bunk beds
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes

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DELUXE CABIN - MAIN DECK

The Deluxe Cabin is located on the main deck, with wonderful sea views, and features a queen-sized bed, an en-suite bathroom and safety box.

  • Room size: 8 m²
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 Queen
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes

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MASTER CABIN - UPPER DECK

The Master Cabin is on the upper deck, with wonderful sea views, and features a a queen-sized bed, an en-suite bathroom and safety box.

  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 Queen
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Phuket and ends in Phuket
  • The closest airport is Phuket Intl (HKT)
  • Pickup time at the airport is between 17:00 and 17:30. 

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • A representative of the Liveaboard will be waiting for you at the Gate number 5, Shared pick up
  • Hotel pickup time is around 17:00 from From most hotels in Phuket on the departure day
  • Check in on the boat is between 18:00 and 19:00.
  • The boat departs Phuket at around 21:00 on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets
  • Accepted payment methods on board: VISA, Mastercard, Cash (local currency)
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the last day in the afternoon
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Phuket around 17:00 on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 17:00 on the last day.
  • Hotel drop-off time is around 17:00

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Shared pick up times:

  • Airport Gate no. 5    17:00-17:30    
  • Mai Khao    17:00-17:30    
  • Naiyang    17:00-17:30    
  • Patong    17:00-17:30C6    
  • Kata    17:00-17:30    
  • Karon    17:00-17:30    
  • Rawai    17:00-17:30    
  • Chalong    17:00-17:30    
  • Phuket Town    17:45-18:15
  • If customers are not picked up by the driver within the pick up time later than 30 minutes, please give a call at phone no. +6681-9126333

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx  18 dives 
  • Level required:  Advanced Open Water
  • 50 Dives recommended or Advanced open water certification 
  • Some dives are in strong currents and a minimum experience of every single diver is key for the safety of the group.
  • This unique five-night itinerary combines north and south Andaman’s best dive sites: Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Koh Haa, Hin Daeng Hin Muang, and King Cruiser Wreck.
  • Explore pristine coral reefs with abundant marine life in some of the most unspoiled diving sites and watch the water pulse butterflyfish, surgeonfish and bannerfish.  
  • Spot manta rays and pastel-colored coral at Koh Bon and encounter whale sharks cruising around the world-famous Richelieu Rock
  • Wreck lovers will enjoy diving over the sunken King Cruiser - a 85 meter long Japanese car ferry that is now home to an abundance of marine life

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage.
  • At the indicated time, transfer to the port depending the route.
  • Boarding the boat, welcome drink and presentation briefing of the boat and crew . Distribution of cabins. You can take some time this day to prepare your diving equipment. Journey to the first dive site for a check dive. Please take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the vessel and make yourself comfortable. 
  • Cruise to North Andaman.

DAYS 2 - PENULTIMATE

  • Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan.
  • You will dive the most important dive sites of this route.
  • Every single trip is tailor-made to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The decision on the itinerary is made by the cruise director based on factors such as weather conditions, dive conditions, requests of guests, schedules of other liveaboards, which we are trying to stay away from

PENULTIMATE DAY

  • 2 dives in the morning.
  • Afternoon / night, arrival at port.
  • Dinner and accommodation on board.
  • Free time to enjoy the local atmosphere, shopping and / or optional excursions in the area.

LAST DAY

  • Breakfast
  • Disembark in Port.
  • Transfer to the hotel or airports

DIVE ROUTE

Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock

South Andaman, Koh Haa, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Ha, Phi Phi island, King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point

  • Koh Bon is famous for Manta Rays. The dive site follows a ridge, covered in pastel shaded soft corals (depths of 35-40m). Leopard sharks are common on the ridge and on the sandy flats below the wall. Purple fire goby can be found here.
  • Koh Tachai has a beautiful mixture of hard corals at the top of the reef, while deeper regions consist of scattered boulders and sea fans. Leopard sharks are commonly found resting on the bottom, while barracuda and batfish cruise around the reef.
  • Richelieu Rock is a limestone pinnacle carpeted with pink and purple corals. Whale Shark and Manta rays are encountered on a regular basis. Frogfish, ghost pipefish and seahorses are hiding in cracks and crevices.
  • Hin Daeng is known for it’s highest vertical wall with lush red soft coral. Manta rays are commonly found here. 
  • Hin Muang, located close to Hin Daeng, features large underwater pinnacles, huge shoals of fish and massive purple soft corals. Also known as a second home in Thailand for Whale Sharks.
  • Koh Ha Yai‘s highlight is a series of caves.
  • Phi Phi Island offer good adventure with walls, caves and caverns
  • King Cruiser Wreck, the King Cruiser was a ferry that sunk in 1997 due to navigational error (without loss of life). A large variety of marine life has been attracted to the wreck.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including coffee, tea, water, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • DIN/INT Adaptor
  • Weight Belt/Weights/Tank
  • Dive guides
  • Transfer from/to the airport (round-trip, scheduled times only)
  • Transfer from/to local hotels (round-trip, scheduled times only)
  • WIFI
  • Cabin towels

NOT INCLUDED

  • National park fees: THB 2600 (per trip)
  • Flashlight (torch): THB 50 (per dive)
  • Full scuba set: THB 2500 (per trip)
  • Nitrox: THB 3000 (per trip)
  • 15 liter tanks: THB 1500 (per trip)
  • Nitrox 15L tank: THB 3750 (per trip)
  • Tips for the crew
  • Beer, wine, alcohol

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:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

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 endeavor 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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