The Thailand Aggressor will take you on an eight-day and seven-night cruise into some of the world's best dive sites located in the Andaman Sea, just off the west coast of Thailand. Thailand is known as "The Land of Smiles" for its warm and friendly people. This island paradise lies only 8 degrees north of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate year round. For divers, the true treasures of the Andaman Sea are found at famous sites in areas such as the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock, where the warm, clear water draws large schools of tropical fish, manta rays, and the awe-inspiring whale shark. The wealth of aquatic life will delight underwater photographers and marine naturalists. The Similans are comprised of nine islands and nearly all of them are surrounded by huge underwater rock formations, eroded by the action of a relentless sea. These stone giants are home to an amazing variety of marine life, with depths often reaching 40 meters or more. The small rocky outcrop Richelieu Rock is covered in soft corals and offers an amazing variety of marine life, with the chance to see Stingrays, Guitar Rays, Leopard Sharks and large schools of Trevallies and Barracudas. It is also a ‘magnet’ for Whale Sharks and close encounters with two or three whale sharks are fairly common. Thailand LiveAboard diving is definitely some of the best diving in the world!
Each cabin/ stateroom has private ensuite, individual air-conditioning, room towels ( changed when needed), clothing storage, hair dryer, and pump toiletries.
All meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner + snacks ( unless stated differently on the itinerary)
Beverages included - soft drink & local alcoholic beverages ( spirits extra)
Aluminium dive tanks 12L (80cu)( yoke valves), weights and weight belts
Seat in coach transfers from Phuket airport ( international & domestic - meeting point is outside the international airport at 16.00pm) to Tap Lamu pier, the embarkation point. Return transfer on day of disembarkation to hotel or airport ( departs marina at 08.00am)
Accommodation based on two sharing (twin or double), single surcharge extra. (Inclusive of local tax).
Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant chef prepared dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Thailand feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.
The Aggressor's selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a snorkeler until the next day.
Optional Activities which may include but not limited too: Dive Courses
No International or domestic flights are included
No Visas ( responsibility of traveller)
Rental equipment is for hire - can prebook, payment on board
Travel and Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organise before travel ( must be shown on board). Your diving insurance must cover all of your scuba diving and snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment and emergency air evacuation.
Park fees are paid directly on board
Crew and Guide gratuities
Any Extra Services which may include but not limited too: Onboard calls, Laundry, special services, repairs
Rates subject to change
Park Tax - $95 USD- per person, payable on board
7% VAT tax on all on board services
21/12/2019 - 28/12/2019
7 nights, 8 days
North Andaman Sea
While onboard you may pick a buddy of your choice or dive with one of the yacht’s crewmembers. There is ample storage space for your diving equipment. The Thailand Aggressor provides 80 cubic feet tanks, weight belts, and weights. All tanks have K-valves (American type), no DIN (European) valves. All dives are made from the Thailand Aggressor outboard skiffs capable of carrying nine guests each for quick access to even the most remote dive sites. The boarding ladders were designed for convenience to allow divers easy exits and entries. Guests may dive up to 5 dives per day including night diving.Every dive starts with a dive briefing from the yacht staff. However, as a certified diver, you and your buddy are responsible for planning and conducting your own dives within the limitations set forth by the briefing. All diving onboard the Thailand Aggressor should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no-decompression dives.
A tropical climate year round with water temperature: 79 - 84F, 26 - 29C. 3mm wetsuit recommended
Open Water & higher