MV Bavaria

The brandnew flagship

 

MV Bavaria

 

MV Bavaria is a brandnew steel vessel, 28 m long and 6,5 m wide. Planned and designed by Markus Egginger, the owner of Loma Diving Adventure. Based on 15 years  of liveabaord experience he knows exactly what divers need and expect.

3- to 6-days-trips will show you the best and most beautiful divesites of Thailand (Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Surin Islands), 7-days-trips will  bring you to Myanmar in the still widely unknown Mergui Archipelago. The group size is 4 – 6 divers plus diveguide.

The MV Bavaria was built in Thailand according to the newest ocean-going and safety standards. All guests are accommodated in spacious, comfortable cabins with individual airconditioning. The vessel offers 2 Standard Cabins, 8 Comfort Cabins with own bathroom and 2 Deluxe Cabins with big double bed. The maximum number of guests is 24. All cabins are held clean during your stay aboard by our crew. Friendly staff and an excellent kitchen will provide a very pleasant stay during the safari.

With our many years of experience operating liveaboard scuba diving vacations amongst the beautiful tropical islands of Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) we promise you the best scuba diving available in all of the destinations we visit.
You just have to relax and enjoy your diving.

Details MV Bavaria

  • 2 Deluxe Cabins with double bed, shower and toilet on the main deck
  • 6 Comfort Cabins with twin beds, shower and toilet on the main deck
  • 2 Comfort Cabins with double bed, shower and toilet on the lower deck
  • 2 Standard Cabins, shared shower and toilet
  • all cabins have individual aircondition
  • 2 additional separate shower and toilets
  • 2 Bauer compressors
  • spacious dive platform and equipment area
  • Salon with TV, DVD and stereo system
  • we offer Thai massage
  • free WiFi (where available)
  • Nitrox Membran

Spezifications MV Bavaria

Length: 28 Meter
Width: 6,5 Meter
Enignes: 2 x 480  PS
Generators: 2 (1 x 40 KW und 1x 60 KW )
Compressors: 2 Bauer Kompressoren
Fuel: 12.000 Liter
Fresh Water: 30.000 Liter
Oxigen: 10.000 Liter
Communication: satellite phone, VHF, mobile phone
Navigation: GPS, Radar, Sonar
Emergency: First Aid Equipment, Emergency Oxigen, 4 Fire Distinguisher, 40 life vests, life raft
Entertainment: TV, DVD, stereo, library

 

MV Bavaria - das neue Flaggschiff von Loma Diving Adventure
Trip A: Similan Islands

Trip A: Similan Islands

Similan Islands – (3days/3 nights – 10 dives)

Day of departure

Meeting at 16:00 o’clock at the diving school of Loma Diving Adventure in Khao Lak, preparing of diving equipment and completion of formalities. Transfer by minibus to the harbour of Tab Lamu. Checking in at the boat, boat briefing and dinner.
Departure time is approx. at 19:30 o’clock.

Day 1

4 dives/Similan – on the first day of our safari we start with a check dive on the island #4.
On this day we will make the other dives at the island #7. Besides, the possibility exists for a beach trip.

Day 2

4 dives/Similan – on the second day of our safari we will dive at the best places of the Similan islands, for example Elephant Head and on the divesites of island #8. Here the chance exists to meet sharks and rays. Furthermore we offer a beach trip to Similan island #8 with its white beaches and crystal clear water.

Day 3

2 dives/Similan – on the third day another 2 dives on the island #9, the most northern island of the Similans. Then we will change on a day tour boat to go back to the harbour.

Trip B: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Surin Islands

Trip B: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Surin Island – (4 days/3 nights – 13 dives)

Day 1

3 dives/Similan Islands and Koh Bon – pick up at the hotel in Khao Lak at approx. 7:30 o’clock and transfer to the harbour. Then we go by daytrip boat to the Similan islands #8 where we change  to the MV Bavaria. Then after a short briefing it immediately goes to a check dive on the island #9, the most northern island of the Similans. Then we drive further to Koh Bon, to one of the best known divesites for Manta sightings. Around the rock and on Koh Bon Pinnacle rays are to be found over and over and again Mantas. The best time is from middle of December till April. Here we also make the remaining two dives.

Day 2

4 dives/Koh Tachai and Surin Island – on the second day of our safari 2 dives on Koh Tachai. The place is known for tortoises and leopard sharks. But also Manta and with some luck also a whale shark is to be found in the Pinnacle around Koh Tachai. Then we drive further to the Surin islands where we will make the remaining two dives of the day. Tortoises, big parrot fish, reef sharks, Napoleon and many other small reef inhabitants are to be found here. After the third dive we have the possibility to visit a sea Gipsy’s village on the Surin islands.

Day 3

4 dives/Surin island and Richelieu Rock – early in the morning we can experience the wild nature of the Surin islands and the smaller islands. We start the day with a dive on the Surin islands and then go further to Richelieu Rock, one of the best known diving places in Thailand. Here one can find almost everything, from seahorse  up to schools of barracudas, to tunas and cuttlefishes. Also big fish like Mantas and whale sharks are regularly sighted here . We will make3 dives, before we will return to  Koh Tachai and Koh Bon and after to tab Lamu.

Day 4

2 dives/Koh Tachai and Koh voucher – we make the first dive at Koh Tachai and then we drive for the last dive to Koh Bon, before we start the return journey to the harbour.

Trip C: Similan islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Surin Islands

Trip C: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Surin Island – (6 days/6 nights – 22 dives)

Day of departure

Meeting at 16:00 o’clock at the diving school of Loma Diving Adventure in Khao Lak, preparation of the equipment and completion of the formalities. Transfer by minibus to the harbour Tab Lamu. Checking in on the boat, boat briefing and dinner, departure time is approx. at 19:30 o’clock.

Day 1

4 dives/Similan – on the first day of our safari we start with a check dive on the island #4.
On this day we will make the other dives at the island #7. Besides, the possibility exists for a beach trip.

Day 2

4 dives/Similan – on the second day of our safari we will dive on the best places of the Similan Islands, as for example Elephant Head and the divesites of the island #8. Here the chance exists to see sharks and rays. Furthermore we offer a land trip to Similan island #8 with its white beaches and crystal clear water.

Day 3

4 dives/Similan and Kho Bon – on the third day of our safari we will do another 2 dives on the island #9, the most northern island of the Similans. Then we  drive to Koh Bon, to one of the best known divesites for Manta sightings. Around the rock and on Koh Bon Pinnacle rays are to be found and  again Mantas. The best time is from middle of December till April. Here we will make our remaining 2 dives.

 Day 4

4 dives/Koh Tachai and Surin islands – the fourth day of our safari we start with two dives on KohTachai. The place is known for tortoises and leopard sharks. But also Manta and with some luck also a whale shark can be seen. Then we drive to the Surin Islands where we will make the remaining two dives of the day. Tortoises, big parrot fish, reef sharks, Napoleon and many other small reef inhabitants are to be found here. After the third dive we have the possibility to visit a sea Gipsy’s village on the Surin islands.

Day 5

4 dives/Surin islands and Richelieu Rock – early in the morning we will experience the wild nature of the Surin islands and the smaller islands. We begin the day with a dive on the Surin islands and then go further to Richelieu Rock, one of the best known diving places in Thailand. Here one can find almost everything, from seahorse up to schools of barracudas, tunas and cuttlefish. Also big fish like Mantas and whale sharks are sighted regularly. We will do 3 dives here, before we will start the return journey to Koh Tachai and Koh Bon.

Day 6

2 dives/Koh Tachai and Koh Bon – we do the first dive on Koh Tachai and then we drive for the last dive to Koh Bon, before we start the return journey to the harbour.

Trip M: Burma - Mergui Archipel - Black Rock, Western Rocky, Twin Islands und Shark Cave

Trip M: Burma – Mergui Archipelago – Black rock, Western Rocky, Twin Island and Shark Cave – 7 days/6 nights (22 dives)

Day 1

Meeting at 12:00 o’clock in the diving school of Loma Diving in Khao Lak, preparation of the equipment and completion of the formalities. Transfer by minibus to the harbour in Kuraburi or Ranong. Boarding the ship. Departure time is between 15:30 and 17:00 o’clock.

Day 2

We start with easy dives on High Rock and Rocky 1: Rays and Cobias are to be found here quite often, and many small fish are resident in the corals gardens. Cornetfish, angler fish as well as seahorses are to be found here often, just as many different kinds of nudibranches.
Two other dives in the afternoon will take place on one of the best diving places in the archipelago, the Shark Cave. This diving place is known for his nurse’s sharks who rest during the day in the cave, before they go hunting in the evening. Round the rock one also has a very good chance to see manta rays, eagle rays, grey sharks and with some luck also a whale shark. But also microorganisms, like seahorse, angler fish and cornetfish,  which live in the wonderful corals can be found here.

Day 3

On this day our adventure safari leads us to the probably best known dive sites in the archipelago, to Black Rock. Far from the coast in the open sea there lies this rock and it is a unique centre of attraction for rays and sharks which can be seen if there is good visibility. In the coral gardens all around the rocks countless small creatures are also resident. We find cornet fish and angler fish here regularly.

Day 4

On our third diving day we start with Twin Iceland, three dives around North Twin and a dive around South Twin. These remote divsites are on the west side of the archipelago to the open sea and offer especially good sights and the best chance for great fish. Gigant sea fans decorate these diving sites. They also attract rays and sharks.

Day 5

On the fourth diving day of our safari we visit the dive site The Arch, Boulder Rock and McLeod Island. Here the underwater world offers spectacular, wonderful and colorful soft corals with plenty of small stuff like cornetfish many different types of
nudibranches, schools of perches, as well as the possibility to see a whale shark on Boulder Rock. McLeod Island an excellent place for a night dive or to relax on one of the beautiful beaches.

Day 6

The fifth day of our safari offers breathtaking places like Seafan Forest Pinnacle, which is, covered with gigantic gorgonian around
the entire rock. Because of the remote position in the open sea, there is a good chance to see big fish likesharks and rays, also
Oktopusse, harlequin scrimps and sepias are resident on this site. After two dives here we move on to Western Rocky, to one of the most spectacular diving sites in the southern part of the archipelago. Here the highlight is the gigantic cave at 20-metre depth which runs through the whole rock. Even for beginners it is an easy dive, because from every point of the cave the exit can be seen. On the outide you can see any luck guitar rays, nurse sharks, grey sharks, sepias, angler’s fish, seahorses as well as a lot lobster, pimarily inside of the cave.

Day 7

On the last day of our safari we call at the dive sites Shark Point and Secret Lagoon. Here the dive sites you see wonderful, coloured corals with small hidden caves. Black point sharks, schools of tunas and perches, sting rays and also tortoises are inhabitants all around the islands. After our last dive in the morning we begin the return journey to Kawthaung in Myanmar. On arrival in this busy commercial town on the border to Thailand, we have some time to visit the local market. After completing the border formalities with the Burmese authorities we begin our second leg of the journey to Kuraburi in Thailand where we will arrive in the evening about 18:00 o’clock.

 

Schedule and Prices MV Bavaria 2017 - 2018



All Prices 2017 - 2018
  Cruise Option 3 Days (A)
upon request
4 Days (B)
upon request
6 Days (C) 7 Days (M)
Myanmar
   
Diver (Age 10+) Standard Twin Cabin Upper Deck 569,00 EUR 749,00 EUR 1.089,00 EUR 1.289,00 EUR
  Comfort Double Cabin Lower Deck 599,00 EUR 789,00 EUR 1.149,00 EUR 1.339,00 EUR
  Comfort Twin Cabin Main Deck 625,00 EUR 825,00 EUR 1.199,00 EUR 1.399,00 EUR
  Deluxe Doppelbett Kabine Oberdeck 675,00 EUR 889,00 EUR 1.299,00 EUR 1.499,00EUR
  Nationalparkgebühr 1.100,00 THB 1.800,00 THB 2.200,00 THB 230,00 USD
  Rental Equipment (Full Set) 1.800,00 THB 2.400,00 THB 3.600,00 THB 3.600,00 THB
  Dive Computer 750,00 THB 1.000,00 THB 1.500,00 THB 1.500,00 THB
  Torch  600,00 THB 800,00 THB 1.200,00 THB 1.200,00 THB
           
           
Snorkler ( -25 % )
Standard Twin Cabin Upper Deck 426,75 EUR 561,75 EUR 816,75 EUR 966,75 EUR
  Comfort Double Cabin Lower Deck 449,25 EUR 591,75 EUR 861,75 EUR 1.004,75 EUR
  Comfort Twin Cabin Main Deck 468,75 EUR 618,75 EUR 899,25 EUR 1.049,75 EUR
  Deluxe Double Cabin Upper Deck 506,25 EUR 666,75 EUR 974,25 EUR 1.124,25 EUR
  Nationalpark Fee 500,00 THB 500,00 THB 500,00 THB 230,00 USD
  Rental Equipment
(Mask, Snorkel, Fins)
600,00 THB 800,00 THB 1.200,00 THB 1.200,00 THB
           
           
Children (6 – 9 years, -30 %) Standard Twin Cabin Upper Deck 398,30 EUR 524,30 EUR 762,30 EUR Not Available
  Comfort Double Cabin Lower Deck 419,30 EUR 552,30 EUR 804,30 EUR Not Available
  Comfort Twin Cabin Main Deck 437,50 EUR 577,50 EUR 839,30 EUR Not Available
  Deluxe Double Cabin Upper Deck 472,50 EUR 622,30 EUR 909,30 EUR Not Available
  Nationalpark Fee 500,00 THB 500,00 THB 500,00 THB 230,00 USD 
           
           
Single  (+ 50 %) Standard Twin Cabin Upper Deck 853,50 EUR 1.123,50 EUR 1.633,50 EUR 1.933,50 EUR
  Comfort Twin Cabin Main Deck 937,50 EUR 1.237,50 EUR 1.798,50 EUR 2.098,50 EUR
(+ 25 %) Comfort Double Cabin Lower Deck 748,75 EUR 986,25 EUR 1.436,25 EUR 1.673,25 EUR
  Deluxe Doppelbett Kabine Oberdeck Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
           
           
Nitrox per Tank 200,00 THB      
  Package 10 Tank 1.600,00 THB (- 20 %)    
  Package 15 Tank 2.250,00 THB (- 25 %)    
  Package Flatrate 3.000,00 THB (- 30 %)    
           
         
Special Trip 9 Days Thailand and Myanmar    
  Standard Twin Cabin Upper Deck 1.859,00 EUR      
  Comfort Double Cabin Lower Deck 1.939,00 EUR      
  Comfort Twin Cabin Main Deck 2.025,00 EUR      
  Deluxe Double Cabin Lower Deck 2.175,00 EUR      
  Nationalpark Fee 1.600,00 THB + 230,00 USD    

 

Terms and conditions:

  • Visa and Royalty Fees for diving cruises in Myanmar are 230 US Dollar per person.
  • A passport copy scanned as pdf-file has to be sent by email to office@loma-diving.com the latest 6 weeks before the diving cruise in Myanmar starts. This copy must be a scanned pdf-file (no photo made by smartphone or scanned black and white photo copy please!) because we have to announce the trip with all guest names and passport details to the Burmese authorities. 
  • Passport must be valid for at least another 6 months after entry in Myanmar. Passport, Visa and Royalty Fee (230 USD) and 3 passport pictures have to be brought to check-in at Loma Diving Adventure.
  • We recommend to bring enough cash – USD for the Visa and Royalty Fees and THB for all other costs – . US Dollar notes of series 1996 and 100 US Dollar notes of new series beginning with the serial number CB will not be accepted. The same applies for used, damaged, buckled or dirty notes. We recommend to bring only new, undamaged and unfolded Dollar notes and if possible in big bank notes.
  • As we start at 10:00 a.m. already by going with Minibus from Khao Lak to Ranong we have to do the check-in at our office in Khao Lak the latest 1 day before the Myanmar trip starts until 18:00 p.m. You will be picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak the next morning at about 09:15 a.m to go to Ranong.
  • Diving cruises to Myanmar are only for experienced divers starting from Advanced Open Water Diver and not for absolute beginners.
  • The last dive should not be longer than 1 year ago.
  • A decompression chamber insurance is obligatory for Myanmar!
  • We can also offer a diving insurance of “Indepths” for 1,000 THB/week – please send us the following informations by email to office@loma-diving.com the latest 2 weeks before the diving cruise starts:
    – full name as shown in the passport
    – passport number, nationality, date and place of issue
    – date of birth
    – sex

Reservation and cancellation: Reservations should be made well in advance. A deposit of 30% is necessary for a confirmation (for full charter 50%). We can not confirm a reservation without deposit. Remaining 70% (50%) must be paid the latest 30 (90) days before the trip starts. If the final payment is not deposited on time we reserve ourselves the right to resell the places. Last minute and special offers must be prepaid in full amount.

We recommend urgently to take out a travel resignation policy.

In case of cancellation on the part of the guest:
(counted retrospectively from the travel date)
60 days or more: deposit will be refunded (less bank charges)
between 30 and 60 days: deposit will be withhold
between 15 and 30 days: 50% of the whole price are refunded
Less than 15 days: whole price will be withhold

IMPORTANT REMARK:

Although we refund the full amount in case of a cancellation on our side we would expressly like to point out that we
cannot be responsible for any changes in the travel plan on the basis of weather conditions, political problems or riots.

Rates include:

  • Airconditioned cabins for 2 persons
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner
  • All soft drinks, drinking water, coffee and tea
  • Fresh fruits and snacks
  • Tanks, weights and weightbelts
  • PADI Professonal Dive Guides
  • Towel and shower gel

Not included:

  • National Park Fee and Visa Fee for Burma (230 USD)
  • Personal insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks and cigarettes
  • Equipment (600 THB/Day)
  • Computer (250 THB/Day)
  • PADI courses
  • Nitrox (200 THB/tank)
  • Transfers from Phuket (upon request)

Things you have to bring

  • Only small luggage aboard please (small backpack usually is enough)
  • Camera (do not forget your battery charger)
  • Books, music
  • 2 – 3 T-shirts and something with long arms
  • Swimming trunks/bikini
  • Hat – Headband (protects against wind)
  • Hygiene products
  • Some money (THB) for beer, ice cream or tip for the crew

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