Gentle Giant

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Gentle Giant offers a 5-night Thailand liveaboard trips visiting sites including Similan, Richelieu, Hin Dang, Hin Muang and Koh Phi Phi. All cabins offer en-suite bathrooms and a sea view for the 20 divers.

MV Gentle Giant is a 27 m. long and 6 m. wide wooden boat and can accommodate 20 divers in fully air-conditioned twin shared cabins. With our master cabins, we can serve also couples while standard cabins serve divers with the same gender. All our cabins are en-suited with shower and toilet. When you are done with diving, you can also enjoy your time watching hundreds of movies with a 55” screen TV equipped with a full home theatre video and audio system in a comfortable fully air-conditioned saloon.

There is always ample space for you to enjoy your free time on board. Our spacious sundeck will offer those who want to enjoy the sunlight and sea breeze of the Andaman sea.

Master Stateroom

Ensuite, air-conditioned master cabin with a sea view.

  • Sea View
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Safety Box

Deluxe AC Cabins

One en-suite deluxe cabin with a sea view.

  • Sea View
  • En-Suite
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Safety Box

Double Cabin

8 en-suite standard cabins with sea view fit for 2 people.

  • Sea View
  • En-Suite
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Safety Box

Route Options

Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang

Day 1 (19:00-19:15) – pick up customers from hotel to MV Gentle Giant, cruising to North Andaman.

Day 2 – 4 dives at Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai

Day 3 – 4 dives at Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai

Day 4 – 3 dives at Koh Bon, Similan and cruise to South Andaman after 3rd dive.

Day 5 – 4 dives at Koh Haa, Hin Daeng Hin Muang

Day 6 – 3 dives at Phi Phi island, King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point, and disembark the boat back to hotel around 17:00



Total 18 dives

Vessel Details

Length & Width 27 Meters
Length & Width 6 Meters
Engines Hino x2
Generators 3 x 40 Kw
Diesel Capacity 9,000L
Disalination & Water Capacitity 14,000L
Electricity Voltage & Outlets 220 Volts
Communication & Navigation Systems GPS, Radar, Sonar
Emergency Equipment First aid kit, Fire extinguisher, Life jackets, Life raft.
Air Compressors 2 Coltri-sub
BCD 250 THB/Day
Regulator 250 THB/Day
Wetsuits 100 THB/Day
Mask, Fins & Snorkel Mask only: 100 THB/Day
Mask, Fins & Snorkel Fins: 100 THB/Day
Full Set 500 THB/Day Extras: < NTX 200 THB/tank < 15 L Tank 150 THB/tank (2,700 baht for the whole trip) < Dive computer 250 THB/day < Torch 50 THB/dive

Available Experiences

ITINERARIES AVAILABLE IN THIS DESTINATION

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Richelieu Rock

Khao Lak, Thailand

Richelieu Rock is one of the best places in the world to dive with whale sharks and is easily the best site in Thailand diving for this amazing activity. Here divers will encounter the largest fish in the ocean which are rare almost everywhere in the world. With nothing else for miles around, the whale sharks are attracted to the rock to feed on the rich plank tonic blooms that occur here.

  • Min Dives: 20
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Novice Diver - 20 + Dives
  • Max Depth: 40m

Koh Tachai

Khao Lak, Thailand

Koh Tachai is located in Tachai Island and lies about halfway between the Surin and Similan Islands and is rated as one of the best sites for Thailand scuba liveaboards as it's normally visited on the way to Richelieu Rock from the Similans. There are several dive sites around the island but the most famous is Koh Tachai Plateau which lies southeast of the island, about one kilometre offshore. The plateau is a submerged crowned reef of hard sheet corals, and scattered boulders. These boulders provide great swim-throughs and cut-through opportunities.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 35m

Koh Bon

Khao Lak, Thailand

This dive site is one of the best places in Thailand to see manta rays, especially from April to May.
Koh Bon Island lies an hour or so north of the Similan Islands. It has a 33 metre wall on its south side, facing a small cove, with a stepped edge pointing west and down to over 40m.

Here divers will have the opportunity to see leopard sharks, white tip sharks; soft corals the colours of turquoise, yellow and green dominate. If you listen carefully you'll hear the warning clicks of hundreds of nervous damselfish, and the coral crunching of hungry titan triggerfish.

  • Min Dives: 20
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Novice Diver - 20 + Dives
  • Max Depth: 40m

Shark Point

Phuket, Thailand

Shark Point (Hin Musang), a small rock outcropping about 1½ hours East of Phuket, is a famous marine sanctuary due to its tremendous variety of marine life. The dive Shark Point site consists of 3 pinnacles. "Shark Point 1" is the northern-most, the one that breaks the surface. Next comes "Shark Point 2", rising to a depth of 7 meters, and further south lies "Shark Point 3", rising to 10 meters. All three scuba diving Thailand dive Shark Point pinnacles can be explored within the same dive.
Particular attractions you should look out for are the colourful soft corals, gorgonians and sea fans decorating the limestone pinnacle, the great range of tropical fish and the famous leopard sharks, often to be found resting on the sandy bottom. This site and the neighbouring Anemone Reef are also good for macro life.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Phi Phi Islands

Phuket, Thailand

This is one of the area's best scuba diving day trips sites for spotting leopard sharks and octopus. This place has it all. Leopard sharks are the norm, swimming along the wall or resting on the seabed with the stingrays down at around 20-25m. Whale sharks and manta rays are occasional visitors at this daytrips site too. On our swim through the rocks and coral we'll see a plethora of tropical marine life typical of Phi Phi Island. Green turtles and octopus are regularly sighted, as are seahorses.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

Koh Haa islands

Khao Lak, Thailand

Koh Ha is a group of five magical uninhabited islands, unspoiled and usually offering crystal clear waters. One of the highlights is diving the Twin Cathedrals, a large cave system that has formed into two large domes with a passage between them. This island group is a haven for marine life and divers alike! overwhelming beauty with caverns, caves, chimneys, swim throughs, soft coral covered walls, coral heads and sea bed. The marine diversity here will suit all divers with interesting macro such as sea horse and rare nudibrancs and good fish action plus squid, cuttlefish, lobsters, morays and more.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 20m

Hin Daeng

Phuket, Thailand

This dive site rivals its neighbor, in fact there really is no separating either site, apart from the landscape differing slightly, both sites teem with life and both make for amazing diving.

On one side there is an almost vertical wall with Gorgonian Sea Fans and soft red corals, as you swim mid water with the bottom sloping off into the deep, keep your eyes peeled for large pelagic fish that cruise these waters very frequently.

Another special feature here is the huge boulders that form swim throughs. There is also a valley that splits from part of the main island; it’s worth exploring this area too. The shallow side is around 15 meters, and then on the other side, it drops down quite deep.

Here you can find Red Tooth Trigger Fish and also Clown Trigger Fish favoring this area too. There is a mooring line which divers use to descend and ascend and usually there to greet them are the resident Bat Fish. These fascinating fish are very curios and seem to come very close to see especially if the diver rubs their fingers together.

Venturing further around the reef, it is quite visible how quickly it drops of into depth of blue; regular depth surveillance is recommended. The large pelagic fish are a common sighting in this particular part and this great spot to observe them, as they swoop in and gobble up any plankton that is in the area.

The whole rock is covered in absolutely stunning red soft corals, hence its name Hin Deang (Red Rock). The area attracts very small glass fish and bait fish, this attracts the more active Jacks and Trevally’s that come here to hunt and to terrorize the smaller fish.

If it’s possible, find a nice quite area, buoyancy permitting, and observe the show. It is fantastic. Better than any wildlife TV program. There is a huge school of Pickhandle Barracuda, also lone-wolf Great Barracuda’s, as they go lurking and quietly follow the diver, curious as to what the bubble blower is doing.

There is a huge variety of Moray Eels down there, including Honeycomb and Zebra morays, which are rarely seen elsewhere. Snake Eels have also been seen scuttling around the bottom. In fact the variety of macro life at Hin Daeng is unique to the area. Several species can only be found here.

The Harlequin box shrimp are not always easy to see, it takes a shrewd diver to realize that any four legged starfish may have been recent victims to these little critters.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 60m

Hin Muang

Phuket, Thailand

The first pinnacle lies approximately 8 meters from the surface and drops down to 70 meters. Many divers have seen their first Manta Ray and or Whale Shark here, as these magnificent creatures are attracted by the deep drop-offs and plankton rich waters.

There is an abundance of soft corals, reds and particularly purples and this is where Hin Muang gets it name: Purple Rock in English, a beautiful site to see. The main feature, being the two large pinnacles you will find yourself diving in a figure of 8 as you admire the wonders around.

Again, this is a large dive site, over 200 meters in length and it’s very deep too, easy to go deeper than you planned for, so monitoring air and depth frequently is recommended.

Hin Muang is a completely submerged ridge, it is connected to Hin Deang, but it would take a foolhardy diver who would attempt this 500 meter swim, at over 70 meters depth, without a fully operational nuclear submarine.

Again, here as on its sister site, there is loads of predatory action here, huge Rainbow Runners hunting beside Giant Trevally. The attacks on the small bait fish can be relentless. Other fish life in the area: Schools of Squid, Large Red Octopus scampering across the reefs, Black Fin Barracuda and Yellow Tail barracuda too.

The amount of macro life here will have the photographer drooling, Pipefish, Blennies, Gobies all hiding among the small cracks and crevices of the rock. Searching around the huge Gorgonian Sea fans will also yield a fantastic wealth of macro life.

The only downside to this site is there is never enough time to see it all, so at least two dives are needed here. As the minimum depth is 8 meters, it is quite a deep site to tackle and the currents can be strong creating excellent drift diving.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 70m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
18 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
18 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Deluxe AC Cabins £809
18 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809
6 Dec 2019
11 Dec 2019
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
6 Dec 2019
11 Dec 2019
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809
24 Dec 2019
29 Dec 2019
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
24 Dec 2019
29 Dec 2019
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Deluxe AC Cabins £809
24 Dec 2019
29 Dec 2019
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809
11 Jan 2020
16 Jan 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
11 Jan 2020
16 Jan 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Deluxe AC Cabins £809
11 Jan 2020
16 Jan 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809
5 Feb 2020
10 Feb 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809
5 Feb 2020
10 Feb 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Deluxe AC Cabins £809
5 Feb 2020
10 Feb 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
23 Feb 2020
28 Feb 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
23 Feb 2020
28 Feb 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Deluxe AC Cabins £809
23 Feb 2020
28 Feb 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809
12 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809
12 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Deluxe AC Cabins £809
12 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
24 Mar 2020
29 Mar 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
24 Mar 2020
29 Mar 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Deluxe AC Cabins £809
24 Mar 2020
29 Mar 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809
6 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809
6 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Deluxe AC Cabins £809
6 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
25 Apr 2020
30 Apr 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Double Cabin £809
25 Apr 2020
30 Apr 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Deluxe AC Cabins £809
25 Apr 2020
30 Apr 2020
5 Nights Similan-Richelieu-Hin Daeng Hin Muang Master Stateroom £809