Hallelujah is a professional dive yatch running by the biggest dive operator in Thailand - BIG BLUE, it offer a regular 5D/4N liveaboard trips in the Similan Islnads, it can hosts a max. of 25 guests per trip.
Hallelujah is a professional dive liveaboard, originally built in 2002, formerly known as "Viking of the Orient", it has underwent a full refit in 2011, then renamed as "Hallelujah". It is a 35 meters long, 7.6 meters wide strong steel dive yatch, max. cruise speed at 12 knots.
On the upper deck, there is a comfortable air conditioned salon/dining area, with TV, DVD player, a stereo player, and an assortment of movies, CDs and books. Guests spend most of their time here to enjoy the multifunctional facilities.
Outside of the indoor salon, on the back of the upper deck area is an extra outdoor shaded relaxation/dining area with charis and sofa sittings, as well as rain/wind cover, some guests also can enjoy thier meals here with a great view of the sea.
The top level sundeck is partially shaded with lots of deck mattress, table, and charis. Guests can enjoy nice sunbathing and have a short nap anytime during the trip.
Hallelujah has a well equipped dive platform, located on the back of the main deck, with personal gear storage space, in-place fill station, camera storage shelves, fins storage area, wetsuit hanging area, large fresh water tanks.
The dive platform allows direct access to the sea without having to negotiate any stairs whilst wearing the dive equipment.
Hallelujah has 13 cozy cabins, with 3 different cabin types for choose, it can accommodates up to 25 guests :
All cabins have private bathroom, air conditioning, wardrobes, shelves, 220 volt electric plus.
1 VIP Single Cabin：
Located on the upper deck, with a large single bed, table & charis, and has a large window down one side of the room.
2 Deluxe Double Cabins：
Located on the main deck, with a queen size double bed, and large windows.
10 Standard Twin Cabins：
Located on the main deck, with two single beds in bunk style, and large windows.
If you require your own personal cabin, we offer it at a 85% surchage.
Private cabins are not available during Christmas and New Years.
3 to 4 dives per day, depending on conditions.
No dive provided on the day of arrival, 2 dives on the departure day.
All diving will provide expericed guide to lead the dive.
- Nitrox：Available with additional cost
- 15L Tanks：Available with additional cost
- REBREATHER Dive：Not available at the moment
- Dive Equipment Rental：Available, rate on request, 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：Available with additional cost
- Payment on board：By cash (THB) ONLY
- Crew Number：15, include 5 - 6 dive guides
Itinerary for Similan Islands for 5 Days / 4 Nights
- 17:00 Pick up time from all areas on the departure date
- 19:30 Arrive at Tablamu Pier (Phang-Nga Province)
- 20:30 Welcome dinner onboard M/V Hallelujah – underway to Similan Island
- Day 1 Diving at Similan Island-3 Day dives + 1 Sunset dive
- Day 2 Diving at Similan Island-3 Day dives + 1 Night dive
- Day 3 Diving at Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock-3 Day dives + 1 Night dive
- Day 4 Diving at Koh Bon-2 Day dives
- Underway to Tablamu Pier, transfer by mini bus back to Phuket approx.: 18:00
Itinerary and Dive site could be flexible due the weather & current
WAKE UP: You’ll wake at 7am by a gentle knock from our dive crew and some freshly brewed coffee. Most people stumble out of bed bleary-eyed and get greeted by staff who give you a full safety and dive briefing and help you in to your equipment and get you in to the water.
DIVE ONE: Our guests find being immersed in the warm tropical water is the absolute best way of waking up. Dive groups are a maximum of 4 people, unless friends request to dive together. The first dive of the trip will be a check dive so we can check the divers in each group are well matched in terms of ability and air consumption. At the end of this and every dive, you and your group will surface and indicate to our dingy that you’re ready to be picked up. This dingy will pick you up and take you back to the liveaboard. No surface swims, ever.
Breakfast: As with every dive, once back on board, our staff will help you out of your equipment and place it in the racks for you. You can grab a quick freshwater rinse from the shower on deck and then head up to the outdoor eating areas where a hot breakfast awaits you. Our staff will rinse your gear and fill your tanks while you eat.
BEACH VISIT: After breakfast, we usually offer an activity for the day.
Usually, this involves taking the dinghy to the shore of one of the island where you can lay on the beach, snorkel with turtles, go hiking, or just do nothing at all.
Some customers prefer to stay out of the heat and spend their time in the air-conditioned lounge watching one of our DVDs in stock. Sun worshipers may decide to skip the ride to the beach and spend all their time on the sun deck. Others may prefer just to stay in the shaded decks reading or relaxing with the other passengers.
Dive 2 is at about 11:00am and most people wake for this one a little more refreshed. Dive groups might be reorganized to put divers of similar skill levels together, based on observations of the check-out dive.
Lunch: Lunch is served after dive two.
DIVE THREE: Dive three is usually about 2:00pm, followed by the entire afternoon to relax or go to the beach.
Afternoon Tea Time: An afternoon snack is served at around 4:30 (for any one who hasn’t eaten enough so far in the day!)
DIVE FOUR: For those interested, the night dive is normally about 7:00pm.
For anyone who is not an advanced diver, you can do your Adventure Diving Night training, or even take the full advanced course while on the boat.
DINNER: After the night dive, dinner is served and after that some people head straight to their cabins, others prefer to relax on deck having a beer and talking about the days dives and discussing what adventures they hope to have on tomorrows dives.
|Facilities||Massage or Spa|
|Languages spoken||English, French|
Schedules & routes
Prices & conditions
- Air tanks & weights & weight belts
- Land transfer on arrival/depature date
- All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
- Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
- Dive guide service
- Fuel surcharge
- Dinner on final evening
- Land tour & Island visit
- Boat accident insurance
- Domestic flights
- Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
- 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
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.
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