Giamani is an awesome dive liveaboard that offers dive liveaboard trips in the Similan Islands, Burma Banks, as well as South Andaman Sea area, it can host only 10 guests per trip.

Sandrine

14/12/2017

Séjour très agréable, bateau très confortable, personnel aux petits soins, cuisine excellente et à volonté,

Description

Boat

Giamani was built originally in 1998, in order to keep the best condition, it has been undergone for a few full refits in the past years. It is a 24 meter long, 6.5 meter wide steel liveaboard, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability, cruise at 8 knots an hour.

Giamani features a comfortable air conditioned salon with TV, DVD player with a library of films, CD/VCD Music system with music selection, a small marine book library, comfortable sofa area for relaxation.

There is also an outdoor dining area with cushioned relaxation area, TV, and a snack bar where meals are served buffet style. Food is plentiful and diverse, Thai cuisine and International dishes are served, special diets can be catered for if we know in advance.

Giamani has a spacious dive deck, originally designed for 22 divers to have ample room. But as it only takes up to 10 guests per trip, there are lots of rooms for everyone. The dive deck comes with camera table, personal gear boxes, in-place fill station, and rinse tanks. There are also two exit ladders and freshwater showers on the back of the dive deck.

Giamani can supports Technical diving with Rebreather SCR & CCR, Twin Set ups, Side mount. The boat crew are very experienced at working with technical divers as the boat spends five months every year running technical diving trips. They understand how most of the tech equipment works and also understand the different procedures necessary when diving with technical equipment.

If you require any special equipment please let us know in advance and we can normally arrange to have it available for you to rent. We can also arrange for all the special materials you need such as sorb for a rebreather unit.

Giamani also can provide special charter trips, and for charter group, guests even can built custom route, just let us know where you would like to visit, then we will plan it for you ;-)


Cabin

The Giamani has 5 comfortable cabins, it can only host 10 guests per trip, perfect for small diving group.

All cabins have air conditioning, private ensuite bathroom, mini-fridge, wall fan, cupboard, windows.

1 Master cabin:
Located on the upper deck, 12sqm, with one double bed, one additional sofa-bed/sitting area.

4 Deluxe cabins:
Located on the main deck, 8sqm, with one double bed and one single bed (bunk stly).


Diving

  • Similan route: 5 Days / 4 Nights (14 Dives)

  • Myanmar route: 7 Days / 6 Nights (18 Dives)

  • Southern Andaman Sea route: 3 Days / 2 Nights (7 Dives)

  • For other routes, please contact our agent before booking

  • All diving will provide expericed guide to lead the dive.


Other information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional cost
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additonal cost,must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (THB / USD) ONLY
  • Crew Number:7, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Similan Islands 5D/4N : 14 Dives

Day 1
Welcome on board as we depart for the Opens internal link in current windowSimilan Islands, cruising around the coast of southern Phuket while enjoying a Thai buffet dinner.
Day 2
Wake up in the tropical paradise of the Similan National Park. The first dive of the day begins at 8am on Opens internal link in current windowAnita’s Reef (Similan #5 – Koh Ha), a nice and easy drift dive to start the trip – the perfect check dive for you and your equipment. After a healthy breakfast we have chill time until our second dive at about 11:30am at Opens internal link in current windowWest of Eden (Similan #7 – Koh Pabu) , a unique blend of soft and hard coral beds and huge boulders followed by lunch. At around 3pm you’ll be dropping in on the Giant boulder site of Opens internal link in current windowElephant Head Rock (Hin Pusa). Snacks will be served after the dive and there will be a chance of a late afternoon to visit to Ko Similan to see the beach and view point. Dive number four will be a night dive (7pm) usually in Opens internal link in current windowDonald Duck Bay (Ao Guerk). Stay onboard overnight in one of the secluded bays. Relax and watch a film or read a book.
Day 3
Your wake up call for the second day will be the boat leaving the Similan Islands for Opens internal link in current windowKoh Bon. Dive numbers five (7:30 am) and six(11am) will be on Koh Bon Pinnacle and Koh Bon West Ridge – the current will decide the dive order as a mild or slack current is needed for the Pinnacle (keep fingers tightly crossed for Opens internal link in current windowManta Rays here!!). For dive number seven Giamani will move north to Opens internal link in current windowKoh Tachai with the third dive of the day (2:30pm) being on Koh Tachai Pinnacle (another chance for Mantas!). On Koh Tachai we have another chance for a beach visit followed by a sunset dive (6pm) on either the eastern or western reef of Ko Tachai depending on the prevailing wind. Again you stay onboard overnight (at Koh Tachai) while relaxing with dinner, a movie or a book and a game of ‘what did I see today’ while filling in the all important logbook.
Day 4
Dive number nine will be on Ko Tachai Pinnacle, being first dive of the day this allows you to go to some of the deeper areas which you didn’t get to see on Tuesday. Then off to the Jewel in our crown – Opens internal link in current windowRichelieu Rock for dives ten and eleven. Dive number twelve will be a sunset dive at Richelieu Rock unless the weather/sea conditions poor or you’re bored of Richelieu Rock (yeah – like that’ll happen) in which case we’ll make a late night dive (7:30-8pm, whenever we arrive) at Opens internal link in current windowThe Boonsung Wreck. Either way you will then travel back south towards Khao Lak where Giamani will overnight.
Day 5
A slightly earlier start today (7am) on a rarely dived wreck “The Teak Wreck” (MV Sea Chart) which is a steel haulage vessel that sank in August 2009 carrying 1,200 logs of Burmese Teak. Dive number 14 (9:30 am) will be on the Naiyak Wreck (“Condreco”) a lovely macro life site close out the diving. Once everyone is back onboard we start the gentle cruise back to Chalong Bay allowing enough time to clean and even dry your dive gear, pack your bags, fill in your log books swap e-mails and even do some more hard core relaxing on the sun deck. Disembarkation at Chalong Bay is usually around 5pm.


Myanmar (Burma) 7D/6N : 18 Dives

Friday: Evening departure from Khao Lak. Overnight sail to Border at Ranong.
Saturday: Early Morning check in into Myanmar. 2 dives around High Rock in the afternoon.
Sunday: Diving around Shark Cave (4 dives)
Monday: Diving Black Rock (3-4 dives)
Tuesday: Burma Banks (3-4 dives)
Wednesday: Western Rocky & Fan Forrest Pinnacle (4 dives)
Thursday: check out Burma. Check in back into Thailand at Ranong. Transfer back to Airport and Phuket or Khao lak Hotels.


Please contact us for more informations about other routes ;-)

More

Destinations Myanmar, Similan Islands, South Andaman Sea
Facilities Nitrox support, Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
18/10/2019 to 20/10/2019 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
20/10/2019 to 24/10/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
25/10/2019 to 27/10/2019 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
27/10/2019 to 31/10/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
01/11/2019 to 03/11/2019 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
03/11/2019 to 07/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
08/11/2019 to 10/11/2019 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
10/11/2019 to 14/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
15/11/2019 to 17/11/2019 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
17/11/2019 to 21/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
22/11/2019 to 24/11/2019 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
24/11/2019 to 28/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
29/11/2019 to 01/12/2019 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
01/12/2019 to 05/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
06/12/2019 to 08/12/2019 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
08/12/2019 to 12/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
13/12/2019 to 15/12/2019 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
15/12/2019 to 19/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
20/12/2019 to 26/12/2019 6 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $2,248.24 Detail
27/12/2019 to 02/01/2020 6 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $2,248.24 Detail
03/01/2020 to 05/01/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
05/01/2020 to 09/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
10/01/2020 to 12/01/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
12/01/2020 to 16/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
17/01/2020 to 19/01/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
19/01/2020 to 23/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
24/01/2020 to 26/01/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
26/01/2020 to 30/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
31/01/2020 to 02/02/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
02/02/2020 to 06/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
07/02/2020 to 09/02/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
09/02/2020 to 13/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
14/02/2020 to 16/02/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
16/02/2020 to 20/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
21/02/2020 to 23/02/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
23/02/2020 to 27/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
28/02/2020 to 01/03/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
01/03/2020 to 05/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
06/03/2020 to 08/03/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
08/03/2020 to 12/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
13/03/2020 to 15/03/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
15/03/2020 to 19/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
20/03/2020 to 22/03/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
22/03/2020 to 26/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
27/03/2020 to 29/03/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
29/03/2020 to 02/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
03/04/2020 to 05/04/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
05/04/2020 to 09/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
10/04/2020 to 12/04/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
12/04/2020 to 16/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
17/04/2020 to 19/04/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
19/04/2020 to 23/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
24/04/2020 to 26/04/2020 2 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail
26/04/2020 to 30/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $1,498.82 Detail
01/05/2020 to 04/05/2020 3 nights South Andaman Sea Chalong Pier - Chalong Pier From $749.41 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Similan Islands 4 nights Deluxe Double/Twin From $749.41
Similan Islands 4 nights Master From $1,717.40
Similan Islands 6 nights Deluxe Double/Twin From $2,248.24
Similan Islands 6 nights Master From $2,576.10
South Andaman Sea 2 nights Deluxe Double/Twin From $749.41
South Andaman Sea 2 nights Master From $858.70
South Andaman Sea 3 nights Deluxe Double/Twin From $749.41
South Andaman Sea 3 nights Master From $858.70

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Myanmar

Period : Liveaboards run trips only during the calm season from November through to early May.

Visa's : All ASEAN member states, the EU and the USA can receive 28-day Visa on Arrivals to Myanmar, all other nationalities must obtain a visa before arriving. Please check with your closest Consulate of Myanmar for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Climat : The sunny dry season runs from November to May, with April and May the warmest. The monsoon is from June through to September every year. Average temps stay constant around 28°C.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 27°C throughout the diving season, but there can be thermoclines where the temp drops down to 25°C.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year.

Plugs : Type C, D, F & G with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily to Yangon from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and China. However, guests taking liveaboard trips should cross the land border at Ranong. Transfers are pre-arranged by the boats from Phuket or Khao Lak.

Currency : Local currency is the kyat, pronounced "chut/chat". Foreigners are required to pay in US dollars for hotels, tourist attractions, rail and air tickets, ferry travel and sometimes for bus tickets as well, and are required to pay in kyat for most other transactions (trishaws, pickups, tips, food, etc.). All payments on-board are in USD or EURO.


Similan Islands

Period : Liveaboards run trips only when the park is open, from early November through to early May every year.

Visa's : Most nationalities do not require a visa for stays less than 30-days, some nationalities can recive a visa for 15 days upon arrival with 1,000 THB fee. However, please contact the Thai consulate nearest you for more updated information.

Climat : The sunny dry season runs from November to May, with April and May the warmest. The monsoon is from June through to September every year. Average temps stay constant around 28°C.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 27°C throughout the diving season, but there can be thermoclines where the temp drops down to 25°C.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year.

Plugs : Type A & C with 220 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily directly Phuket International airport, along with many domestic daily flights from Bangkok and other part of Thailand.

Currency : Local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Banks change currencies from all over the world at good rates. There are also many ATMs distributed throughout the country and credit cards are accepted nearly everywhere.


South Andaman Sea

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, the high season are between October and May.

Visa's : Most nationalities do not require a visa for stays less than 30-days, some nationalities can recive a visa for 15 days upon arrival with 1,000 THB fee. However, please contact the Thai consulate nearest you for more updated information.

Climat : The sunny dry season runs from November to May, with April and May the warmest. The monsoon is from June through to September every year. Average temps stay constant around 28°C.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 26 - 27°C throughout the diving season.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year.

Plugs : Type A & C with 220 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily directly Phuket International airport, along with many domestic daily flights from Bangkok and other part of Thailand.

Currency : Local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Banks change currencies from all over the world at good rates. There are also many ATMs distributed throughout the country and credit cards are accepted nearly everywhere.

Diver's reviews (2)

Sandrine, 14/12/2017

Séjour très agréable, bateau très confortable, personnel aux petits soins, cuisine excellente et à volonté,

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Hélène, 30/11/2014

Service de haute qualité sur le bateau, personnel serviable et compétent. Excellente nourriture et bateau très confortable. Je suis entièrement satisfaite des prestations de ce bateau. Super voyage de plongée.

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