The MV Nautica starting running in 2005 and is one of the newest liveaboards in the Similans. Her design was based on years of experience to create one of the best liveaboards in Thailand. This lovely boat has been built for maximum privacy and comfort and she runs between 2-day to 8-day trips diving in both Thailand and Burma, carrying a maximum of only 12 guests. The Nautica will suit experienced and novice divers looking for a very comfortable scuba-diving trip in a small group. At KrabiDivers.com, we have worked with this boat for some time now, and it is one of our top recommendations for 2008. Nitrox instruction is available on board so why not move your scuba skills up another level on a Similan liveaboard.
About the Boat
Built following International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards, the 24 metre long steel vessel Nautica meets all modern safety standards and comfort. Enjoy your meals in our large saloon or entertain yourself on our open-air dining and mattress area on the upper deck.
Our Open Air Dinning Salon and Party Area is also located on the upper deck and serves as the gathering place for meals, boat briefings, diving lessons, watching movies and playing games. The huge 20 sqm mattress area at the end of the upper deck invites you to lay back and relax reading a good book or listening to the music from our music system. For those who love the sun, we have created a new spacious sun deck right in front of the vessel so you can enjoy the view as you read or relax.
Taking no more than 12 guests, there are total of 3 types of cabins on board:
Master Cabin X1
Large cabin with queen bed with extra desk space and private bathroom
Bunk Bed Cabin X 1
Newly built, the bunk cabin has 2 single beds and shared bathroom outside
Twin / Double Bed Cabin X 4
Each cabin has adjustable twin/double beds and private bathroom
All cabins are tastefully decorated, featuring teak wood floors, wall paneling and offer maximum privacy and comfort with air-conditioning, panoramic windows, cabinet for your private belongings, bedside table for extra storage and mini-bar. The big panoramic windows allow plenty of fresh air and light into the cabins and air-con is individually controlled.
Other special services onboard include:
The spacious dive station and diving platform have been designed to avoid clutter and make your dives an easy and enjoyable experience. Freshwater showers are available after dives in a separate bathroom. There is also extra storage space for diving equipment, wetsuits drying racks and a rinse tank for your cameras and dive computers.
A Nitrox blender station and Nitrox tanks are also on board. All tanks are conveniently filled between dives for you. Also available: rental of scuba diving gear, underwater cameras, diving computer; DIN adapters and 100 cu. ft. (15 liter) dive tanks.
The boat is also well equipped with all the necessary modern safety and navigation equipment recommended by the IMO.
Food & Beverages
Meals are served buffet-style 3 times a day with a variety of Thai and European dishes to choose from. Fruit, snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks are available complimentary throughout the entire trip. Beer and other alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the bar onboard.
Saloon & Relax Area
Open Air Dining
All the crew members on the Nautica are well experienced both on the boat and in Similan waters and can guide you to the best sites for a safe and enjoyable dive tour. There is a ratio guide on this boat of no more than 5 divers to one guide.
At KrabiDivers.com, we have a strong philosophy of offering our guests only the services that we ourselves have gone experienced and found to be good. MV Nautica is highly recommended by KrabiDivers.com for its high service levels and safety standards.