One of the largest liveaboards cruising the Similan Islands. Catering and accommodating 33 guests on 2, 4 or 5-night trips. Oktavia's design means she cuts through the sea making her very stable increasing comfort and enjoyable travelling.

MV Oktavia is one of the largest ships that explores the Similan Islands. So when we say “ours is bigger than yours” we really mean it! She is built to hold up to 33 guests but we usually limit our capacity to around 20 people. This leaves you plenty of room to relax and enjoy your time between dives.

At 30 meters in length and 6.5m wide, MV Oktavia cuts smoothly through the sea making her a very stable. Our amazing Captain Chow will provide you with relaxed sailing between the dive sites on our Similan Islands liveaboard. There is a sundeck for those who want to soak up a few rays on the top deck of the boat. Or use it to watch the stars twinkle in the night sky after sunset. At the front of the boat is a seating area with arguably the best views on the boat. This is a favourite place for all to enjoy and chat about your days diving and the sun goes down.

The main deck is where many people choose to relax with a good book or hang out between dives. It’s also our main area for all the dive briefing presentations and where we serve our delicious buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner – not forgetting the countless snacks our wonderful cooks prepare in between!

Heading down a deck you will find the dive deck where all your equipment is stored. It is also here you will be jumping in and out of the water from during your Similan Islands liveaboard. In front of the dive deck is the galley, where the food is cooked, followed by our Blue Ocean Cabins and accompanying bathrooms.

Master Double

Two Master Cabins with private bathrooms. The Master Cabins are fitted with an en-suite shower, toilet and sink plus an LCD TV, DVD player, a sitting area with two large seats, a double bed and a writing desk for updating your log books or simply to write postcards in between dives.

  • Double Bed
  • En-suite
  • TV/DVD player
  • Seating area
  • Writing desk

Standard Cabin

Our Blue Ocean Standard Cabins are fitted with an open cupboard to store your belongings, air conditioning and a fan to keep you cool, plus a choice of either a double bed or two single bunks with pillows and a blanket. There are four toilets with fresh water hot showers that are shared between the Standard Cabins.

  • Double or Twin beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Cupboard
  • Fan

Route Options

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2003, renovated 2007
Length & Width 30m
Length & Width 6.5
Speed 8-10 knots
Number of Cabins 11
Diesel Capacity 7500 liters
Safety Features Break glass hammers in every room in case other exits are blocked.
Safety Features Emergency life rafts for more people than we take on board and life jackets of all sizes from kiddies through to large adults.
Safety Features Smoke alarms throughout the boat as well fire extinguishers as well as a water alarm on the lower deck.
Safety Features The dive deck is monitored 24 hours per day with CCTV in the captain’s bridge.
Safety Features Anti-slip mats in the bathrooms and deck areas.
Safety Features Emergency oxygen tanks.
Safety Features GPS and sonar equipment (although your captain has more than a decade of experience in the Andaman Sea).
Equipment Rental Diving equipment (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Belts, Weights etc..)
Cylinders 15L Tank: 400 THB/DAY
Full Set (BCD, Regulator suit, Torch) 600 THB/DAY
BCD = 200 THB
Regulator = 200 THB
Wetsuit = 100 THB
Torch = 100 THB
Dive Computer 250 THB/DAY

Available Experiences



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