LIVEABOARD DIVE BOAT MV ANDAMAN SEAFARER

Phuket - MV Andaman Seafarer liveaboard dive boat
01          Sundeck           

02          Wheel house & crew cabin

03          Kitchen

04          3 W.C. and head showers

05          Dining area

06          Dive deck

07          Diving entrances & exits

08          2 Air compressors

09            Store room

10(a)       2 cabins with 4 single bunks

10(b)       3 cabins with 2 single bunks

11            Engine store & workbench

12            Engine room: 2 x 320 hp V8

13            Water (6500 l) & diesel tanks

14            Generators room: 20 kw & 40 kw  

15            Steering system

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Overall length: 22.5 meters.

Beam: 5.70 Meters.

Draft: 2 Meters.

Guest's berth (Mattress: 200 x 90 x 20): 14 bunks in 3 double cabins and 2 quadruple cabins.

Fuel oil: 4,500 liters.

Water capacity: 6,500 liters.

Main engines: 2 V8 EF550 Hino x 320 Hp.

Voltage (2 generators of 20Kw & 40Kw): 12 Volts, 24 Volts, 220 Volts, 380 Volts.

Tender boat: 4.90m rigid hull inflatable tender boat - 40HP outboard engine - 1 fixed ladder.

Crew members: 6 persons.

Maximum number of passengers: 45 passengers.

Maximum number of divers - Day dive trips: 30 divers.

Maximum number of diver - Liveaboard dive cruise: 14 divers.

Maximum number of paddlers - Liveaboard canoe-kayak cruise: 14 paddlers.

 

LIVEABOARD DIVE BOAT MV ANDAMAN SEAFARER

The MV Andaman Seafarer is a comfortable wooden and steel boat specially designed for day trips and liveaboard cruises with either for scuba diving and snorkeling or for adventure tours with sea kayaking and discovery of the islands and coves of marine national parks in the Andaman Sea.

The MV Andaman Seafarer is perfect for a private charter cruise to scuba dive and snorkeling with the possibility on request to kayaking and hiking the jungle of the beautiful islands of the Andaman Sea such that Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Phang-Nga Bay and Krabi, Koh Phi-Phi Islands, Koh Ha Yai Islands, Koh Rok Nok Islands and Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. 

The MV Andaman Seafarer is a friendly liveaboard dive vessel where each diver may be able to get his/her own privacy with a capacity per cruise of 8-14 divers and 6 crew members at most. Most of our guests enjoy coming back year after year and enjoy sending their friends for those key points to MV Andaman Seafarer.

Technical specification - Overall length: 22.5 meters. Beam: 5.70 Meters. 5 cabins: 14 bunks in 3 double cabins and 2 quadruple cabins. Bathrooms (Bridge): 3 Tender boat: 4.90m rigid hull inflatable tender boat with a 40HP outboard engine. Crew members: 6 staff. Maximum guests: 14 passengers in air-conditioned cabins.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS AND STUDENTS

Seafarer Divers and MV Andaman Seafarer are insured in Thailand with "Bangkok Insurance (Thailand) Company" as a professional dive center as well as an inbound and outbound  dive tour-operator with a travel insurance policy covering up to a 1,000,000 Baht (+/-25.000 €uro) per accident.

- We strongly recommend our customers to purchase travel insurance to cover emergency medical expenses, personal liability, trip cancellation and delayed departure, baggage insurance, personal liability, capital death and disability following a prospective accident.

- We suggest to all divers to sign up for an extra dive travel insurance such as DAN http://www.danseap.org

- Divers must show their dive certifications and logbooks and sign a waiver of claims before boarding a day dive boat or a liveaboard vessel.

- Buddy system is mandatory on all day dive trips and liveaboards and the divers should have a dive computer and a surface buoy per buddy team at least.

- Diving conditions in the Andaman Sea around Phuket or during a liveaboard dive cruise are not like diving inside a lagoon.... Strong currents (moon) and wind (December to February) may change the quality and the safety of the dives; therefore all certified divers must be confident in the water or get additional training before booking dive trips or liveaboards. November until the middle of December as well March and April are two periods with less wind than the period from the middle of December until the end of February.

- Divemaster/Instructor supervision is provided on our day dive trips and liveaboard with local dive guides but the service of a private Divemaster/Instructor guiding during each dive is only provided on request prior to the day dive trip or liveaboard and will be charged an extra fee per diver.

- Since few years, profit oriented business is pushing dive centers to manage large day dive boats and liveaboard vessels with 20-30 divers and crew of 8-12 people on board including Divemasters/Instructors. Promiscuity aboard, dangerous drop-offs of divers by groups of 12-15 divers at once from the stern platform, overcrowded dive sites with 20-30 divers and Divemasters/Instructors from the same boat at the same dive site by those "cattle-boats", destroy the pleasure of the conviviality, privacy and safety of the divers.

- Seafarer Divers Co Ltd provides tanks and weights belt only on day dive trips or liveaboard dive cruises.

- Divers must bring their personal dive equipment such as fins, mask, snorkel, BCD, regulator, dive computer, surface buoy, dive suit (2-3 mm) and torch for night dive. Dive equipment may be rented or bought from Seafarer Divers dive center at Chalong Bay Marina before boarding.

- Diver owning a regulator with Din system must bring a yoke adaptor to fit our K-valves. Din adaptor may be rented or bought at dive center of Seafarer Divers.

- Attention: Seafarer Divers does not rent dive torch or U/W camera.

Minimum diving level required for a liveaboard with MV Andaman Seafarer

- For divers' comfort and safety, the drop-offs and pick-ups of buddy teams are made with our 4.7m dinghy equipped with a ladder and an outboard engine of 40 HP. Each dinghy rotation takes 4-5 divers at once. That way, fish are not scared and each diver will get more chance for better encounters.

- Divers must be comfortable in water and be certified at least CMAS 2* Diver or PADI Advanced, equivalence or higher levels with at least 30 logged dives.

- Divers will dive in buddy teams of 2-3 divers.

- Most of our divers booked on a liveaboard dive cruise with MV Andaman Seafarer are experienced ones and are certified CMAS 2* or 3* Diver, PADI Advanced, PADI Rescue, Divemaster, Instructor or equivalence from other diving associations with hundreds of logged dives and most of them are keen underwater photographers.

- Divemaster/Instructor supervision is provided during our liveaboard dive cruises aboard MV Andaman Seafarer but the service of a private Divemaster/Instructor guiding during each dive is only provided on request prior the liveaboard and will be charged an extra fee per diver.

- CMAS 1* Diver, PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certified diver who can not dive as a buddy diver with their friends will have to book the service of a professional Divemaster/Instructor guiding them during all dives or plan a CMAS 2* Diver course and/or a PADI Advanced course with a CMAS/PADI Instructor during day dive trips and liveaboard dive cruises.

 

SCHEDULED LIVEABOARD DIVE CRUISES

JTB (Join Tour Basis) Liveaboard Cruises & Private Boat Charter for Dive Clubs & Dive Groups

From the end of October until the middle of December is the best period for a liveaboard dive cruise in the Andaman Sea.

- MV Andaman Seafarer had just got out of shipyard with some new features for a better comfort for the divers.

- The crew is excited by the comeback of the liveaboard dive cruises with weekly departures.

- Less tourists, so most dive spots are not crowded by mass tourism.

- Easier period to find rooms in hotels and seats on international and/or domestic flights at bargaining prices.

- Most of all marine national parks (Andaman Sea) had been closed to tourism from May until the end of October so reefs had time to recover.

- Warm (27-28°) and clear gin waters with visibility up to 30 meters which is perfect for the most demanding U/W photographers.

- Cool period with a little or no wind which is perfect for mooring at night or for relaxing between dives.

- Lush green vegetation on all islands following the monsoon from May until October.

From the middle of December until the middle of February is the coolest period with sometime strong wind during the night and in the morning.

- It is the most solicited period by the mass tourism.

- It is the most difficult period to find rooms in hotels and seats on international and/or domestic flights at bargaining prices.

- Warm (27-28°) and clear gin waters with visibility up to 30 meters which is perfect for the most demanding U/W photographers but some reefs and beaches are difficult to access with the strong wind.

- Cool period with sometime strong wind which is limiting the place for mooring at night or for relaxing between dives.

From the middle of February until the end of April is one of the best periods for a liveaboard dive cruise in the Andaman Sea.

- Less tourists, so most dive spots are not crowded by mass tourism.

- Easier period to find rooms in hotels and seats on international and/or domestic flights at bargaining prices especially on April.

- Warm (29-30°) and clear gin waters with visibility up to 20 meters which is perfect for the most demanding U/W photographers.

- Hot period with a little or no wind which is perfect for mooring at night or for relaxing between dives.

 

Remarks – International Tourists / Divers

- The cruises in private charter with the MV Andaman Seafarer are possible that only for cruises of 5 days

- Regular cruises aboard MV Andaman Seafarer are possible through individual, group of friend(s) or club and Seafarer Divers will fill the places available except for a cruise booked privately. A minimum of 8 participants is required to ensure the confirmation of any regular cruise. All regular cruises are not necessarily comprehensive and do not hesitate to contact us for availability of free places.

1/- Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days…. Free of bookings: This week is free of any booking cruise and a small group of travellers, a club or an association may book our vessel MV Andaman Seafarer.

2/- Diving Seabox North Andaman / 5 diving days.... Confirmed private charter (ABC Club France): This dive cruise in private charter is 100% confirmed with a full payment.

3/- Diving Seabox North Andaman / 5 diving days.... Unconfirmed private charter (ABC Club France): This dive cruise in private charter is not 100% confirmed (Booking without a full payment) and only another request for a dive cruise in private charter with a firm confirmation (Booking with a full payment) might eventually book that week and cancel the previous optional unconfirmed booking.

4/- Diving Seabox South Andaman / 5 diving days... Confirmed JTB (Join-Tour-Basis): This regular diving cruise is 100% confirmed with 8 participants and a full payment and free individual divers or a small group of divers may make a firm booking for the available places.

5/- Diving Seabox South Andaman / 5 diving days... Unconfirmed JTB (Join-Tour-Basis): This regular diving cruise is not 100% confirmed with 8 participants and free individual diver ,couple divers or a group of divers may make a firm booking for the available places to confirm the regular diving cruise.

 

Remarks – Domestic Tourists / Divers

- The cruises in private charter with the MV Andaman Seafarer are possible that only for cruises of 5 days

- Regular cruises aboard MV Andaman Seafarer are possible through individual, group of friend(s) or club and Seafarer Divers will fill the places available except for a cruise booked privately. A minimum of 8 participants is required to ensure the confirmation of any regular cruise. All regular cruises are not necessarily comprehensive and do not hesitate to contact us for availability of free places.

1/- Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days…. Free of bookings: This week is free of any booking cruise and a small group of travellers, a club or an association may book our vessel MV Andaman Seafarer.

2/- North Andaman / 5 diving days.... Confirmed private charter (ABC Club France): This dive cruise in private charter is 100% confirmed with a full payment.

3/- North Andaman / 5 diving days.... Unconfirmed private charter (ABC Club France): This dive cruise in private charter is not 100% confirmed (Booking without a full payment) and only another request for a dive cruise in private charter with a firm confirmation (Booking with a full payment) might eventually book that week and cancel the previous optional unconfirmed booking.

4/- South Andaman / 5 diving days... Confirmed JTB (Join-Tour-Basis): This regular diving cruise is 100% confirmed with 8 participants and a full payment and free individual divers or a small group of divers may make a firm booking for the available places.

5/- South Andaman / 5 diving days... Unconfirmed JTB (Join-Tour-Basis): This regular diving cruise is not 100% confirmed with 8 participants and free individual diver ,couple divers or a group of divers may make a firm booking for the available places to confirm the regular diving cruise.

 

MID NOVEMBER 2021 UP TO MID-MAY 2022

All programmed tours with the MV Andaman Seafarer on this provisional calendar, are indicative only and may change depending on the availability presently of the MV Andaman Seafarer to schedule a booking such as:

1/- A regular dive cruise or a private dive charter cruise of 5 diving days.

2/- A stay in a hotel in Phuket with a private dive boat charter of 3, 4 or 5-day diving package.

3/- A private tour cruise of adventure and discovery of 5 days with kayaking, snorkeling (Fins, mask and snorkel).

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 14 Nov 2021 to Sat 20 Nov 2021. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 21 Nov 2021 to Sat 27 Nov 2021. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 28 Nov 2021 to Sat 24 Dec 2021. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 5 Dec 2021 to Sat 11 Dec 2021. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 12 Dec 2021 to Sat 18 Dec 2021. Free of bookings.

North Andaman / 5 diving days / Mon 20 Dec 2021 (18:00) to Sat 25 Dec 2021 (21:00). Unconfirmed JTB (Join-Tour-Basis).

South Andaman / 5 diving days / Wed 29 Dec 2021 (18:00) to Wed 4 Jan 2022 (08:00). Confirmed JTB (Join-Tour-Basis).

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 16 Jan 2022 to Sat 22 Jan 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 23 Jan 2022 to Sat 29 Jan 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 30 Jan 2022 to Sat 5 Feb 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 6 Feb 2022 to Sat 12 Feb 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 13 Feb 2022 to Sat 19 Feb 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 20 Feb 2022 to Sat 26 Feb 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 27 Feb 2022 to Sat 5 March 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 6 March 2022 to Sat 12 March 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 13 March 2022 to Sat 19 March 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 20 March 2022 to Sat 26 March 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 27 March 2022 to Sat 2 April 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 3 April 2022 to Sat 9 April 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 10 April 2022 to Sat 16 April 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 17 April 2022 to Sat 23 April 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 24 April 2022 to Sat 30 April 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 1 May 2022 to Sat 7 May 2022. Free of bookings.

Liveaboard Program / 5 diving days / Sun 8 May 2022 to Sat 14 May 2022. Free of bookings.

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR BOOKING

Reservation for any dive or cruise tour (Mandatory by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports)

To book an excursion, a day of diving or a diving course with Seafarer Divers Phuket, we need to have this information:

- By participant: Name and surname, photocopy of passport, nationality, full address in Phuket (Hotel with room number, private house, condo, etc...), photocopies of the diving certification and the dive log book (certified diver only).

- By diver: Photocopies of the diver's certification and dive log (certified diver only), height, weight, size (XXL, XL, L, M, S, XS) of buoy and suit diving, the size of the feet.

- Diver level requirements: Valid certification of the Advanced Diver or its equivalence with at least 30 dives certified on the logbook and the last dive made from the previous 6 months.

- Compulsory dive equipment per diver for SEABOX Diver: Mask, snorkel, 2 mouthpieces regulator, dive computor, and surface marker buoy.

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