Diving in Phuket Thailand with Colona Liveaboards

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  • Max. 20 divers
  • Small groups
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  • PADI or SSI
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Dive with our MV Giamani - A Premier Thailand Liveaboard

Colona Liveaboards specialise in Thailand Diving Liveaboards Adventures to the Similan Islands, Thailand and to the Mergui Archipelago in Burma, some of the most prestigious diving destinations in South East Asia.

MV Giamani - Owned by Colona Liveaboards

MV Giamani is able to offer a wide range of Thailand liveaboard trips to our diving guests.

  • 10 divers Only!
  • En-suite cabins
  • Re-breather (SCR & CCR), Twin & Side mount welcome on board. Read more...

On board MV Giamani we have 1 Master cabin and 4 Deluxe cabins to accommodate 10 guest only, ensuring that there is always plenty of space for all guests on board. 

The air conditioned Master cabin is located on the upper deck, behind the wheel house. This spacious cabin has one double bed, one additional sofa-bed for Twin Sharing, mini-fridge and en-suite bathroom with shower-box. Access door is in the salon. 

On the main deck we have 4 Deluxe cabins with double bed and additional extra bed for Twin Sharing. Each Deluxe cabin has it own air conditioning unit, mini-fridge, en suite bathroom with shower-box and the cabin door opening to spectacular sea views.

Enjoy the air conditioned salon for watching a movie, playing back your digital images from that day’s dives, or browse through our extensive library of marine books. Our popular cushion relax area gives you plenty of space to read a book, enjoy the views and chat about the thrilling dives of that day.  

The dive deck is spacious with camera table and rinse tanks making this an ideal boat for serious photographers. On the main deck all 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.  

MV Giamani has a full complement of safety equipment making her a spacious, safe and diver friendly boat. We look forward to diving with you onboard MV Giamani in Thailand & Burma.

MV Giamani - Schedule Now to August 2015

Schedule - October 2015 to August 2016

Schedule - October 2016 - August 2017

Prices for MV Giamani

Prices for Andaman Sea

Northern & Southern Cruises (Mid October - Mid of May)

2 Day 2 Night Cruise                   2015/2016
Deluxe Double / Twin: Diver          22,000 Thai Baht
Master Double Room: Diver           25,000 Thai Baht
4 Day 4 Night Cruise
Deluxe Double / Twin: Diver          44,000 Thai Baht
Master Double Room: Diver           50,000 Thai Baht
6 Day 6 Night Cruise
Deluxe Double / Twin: Diver         66,000 Thai Baht
Master Double Room: Diver          75,000 Thai Baht                  

Summer Season Cruises (6 May - 29 Aug 2016)

2 Day 1 Night Cruise  - Phi Phi Island Overnight             
Deluxe Double / Twin: Diver     12,900 Thai Baht     
Master Double Room: Diver      13,900 Thai Baht     
2 Day 3 Night Cruise - Raya Noi Island & Phi Phi Island
Deluxe Double / Twin: Diver      22,000 Thai Baht     
Master Double Room: Diver       25,000 Thai Baht     

Excluded in the above prices: Scuba Diving Equipment rental @ THB 800 full set per day. Dive Computer THB 300/day, Torch THB 100/day and Alcohol. Similan Island National Park Fee THB 500 entrance fee then THB 200 per diving day, per person paid locally on the boat. Transfers to and from hotels. 

Included in the above prices: Dive guide, tanks, weights & belt, breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruits, soft drinks.

NITROX diving on board MV Giamani:

NITROX fill                         300 THB

NITROX 2D/2N package - 1,750 THB

NITROX 4D/4N package - 3,500 THB

NITROX 6D/6N package - 5,250 THB


  • 10% Discount for Non-Diving guests
  • The above rates can be changed without prior notice.
  • Please note that use of diving computer is mandatory 

PADI & SSI Dive Education Available on board:

Colona liveaboards have a full range of PADI & SSI Course available.

The most popular courses are;

  • PADI Advanced Course            8500 Thai Baht
  • PADI Nitrox Course                 7000 Thai Baht
  • SSI Advanced Course              7500 Thai Baht
  • SSI Nitrox Course                   5500 Thai Baht


Booking Policy
On receipt of receiving a 30% deposit for the specified cruise we will send you a confirmation. The remaining balance of 70% must be paid one month before departure to Wintana Co., Ltd. If we do not receive the balance in time Wintana Co., Ltd retains the right to cancel the booking and resell the spaces.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations can only be acknowledged if received IN WRITING, by fax (+ 66 76 384 670) or by email. We will not except cancellations by telephone. In the event of cancellation by you, the following cancellation charges will be payable:
45 days or more prior to departure: deposit forfeited.
Within 45 days of departure: 100% of tour price.
If you have any queries on our cancellation policy please feel free to contact us.
We strongly recommend that each guest purchases comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation/interruption insurance when space is reserved. Please be advised that if guest chooses NOT to purchase the trip insurance, we will not be responsible for any financial disappointment caused by reasons beyond our control. In the event that it will be necessary for Wintana Co Ltd. to cancel or interrupt the tour due to weather or mechanical problems there will be no refund.


  • 1 x Master 12 sqm
  • 4 x Deluxe 8 sqm

All with:

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • Fan
  • Cupboard 
  • Windows
  • 1 x Double bed
  • 1 x Single bed
  • Private en-suite facilities with hot shower  





Boat details

Main Deck
Main Deck - Giamani
Upper Deck
Upper Deck
  • Built in the year 1998
  • Length 24m (78.7ft)
  • Beam 6.5m (21ft)
  • Draft 2 m (6 ft)
  • Material: Steel
  • Tonnage: 75 gross tons
  • Two NISSAN engines each with 230 HP
  • Max speed of 10 knots
  • A cruising speed of 8 knots
  • Diesel capacity: 9000 Liters
  • Two generators of 30kw & 25kw
  • All cabins complete with 220v of Electricity 24 hours a day
  • Two Bauer Mariner compressors
  • Set up Tech Divers
  • NITROX system onboard
  • CO Analyzer DE-OX SAFE
  • Large inflatable dingy with an outboard of 30bhp
  • Fitted with modern navigation equipment
  • Fully equipment medic first aid and oxygen system
  • Water capacity: 10,000 Liters
  • Water makers  2 x 2000 Liters per day
  • Comfortable sofa area
  • Library CD / VCD Music system with music selection
  • DVD Player with a library of films

Safety & Crew

  • Satellite phone
  • Mobile phone
  • VHF Radio
  • SSB Radio
  • Depth sounder X 2
  • Radar X 2
  • EPIRB & AIS with MMSI nr. 567000465
  • CB Radio, 24h contact with NAVY
  • O2 tank + O2 Instructor & provider on board
  • Carbon Monoxide Analyzer DE-OX SAFE TEMC
  • MFA Kit + Emergency First Response Instructors on board
  • Life-raft complete with jackets throughout
  • Emergency evacuation facilities with helicopter & ambulance
  • Affiliated member with the Hyperbaric Chamber in Phuket
  • Fire extinguishers


  • 1 Captain
  • 1 Engineer
  • 1 Deck hand
  • 1 Cook
  • 1 Hostess
  • 1 tour leader ( dive instructor)
  • 1 dive instructor

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Thailand Liveaboard Itineraries

With their custom designed liveaboard MV Giamani, Colona Liveaboards provide scuba divers with some of the finest scuba diving in Thailand & Burma (Myanmar) has to offer with Thailand Diving liveaboard trips from 2 to 9 days in length. If our schedule etc not fit your dates we're happy to arrange a live-aboard cruise on board one of our partner boats.

6 days / 6 nights - Diving Myanmar (Burma) Safari

6 day Myanmar diving cruise into Mergui Archipelago on board MV Giamani. (16/18 dives)

Sample Itinerary:

  • 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.



2 Day / 1 Night - Phi Phi Island Overnight (Mid May to Mid October)

Every Tuesday to Wednesday we offer a 2 day / 1 night Dive & Snorkeling Cruise with our MV Giamani to Phi Phi Island. (7 dives)

Tuesday morning departure from Chalong with dive on the way at Shark Point, great for diving and snorkeling. Than we head for Phi Phi Island for 3 more dives / snorkel sessions. 

Overnight in Ton Sai Bay with visit at Ton Sai Village by night.

Wednesday we do 3 dives / snorkel sessions around Phi Phi Island. After the last dive we head back to Phuket where you arrive around 17:30.

A visit at Maya Bay is part of the cruise!

2 Day / 2 Night - Southern Island Liveaboard Cruise

Hin Daeng & Hin Muang diving sites are located about 65km south east from Phuket Island and are famous for Manta Ray and Whale Sharks sightings. The cruise starts here and works back up towards Phuket stopping at Koh Ha, Phi Phi, Shark Point and Koh Doc Mai. Opens internal link in current window>> read more about this Liveaboard cruise

2 Day / 3 Night - Koh Raya Noi & Phi Phi Islands (Mid May - Mid October)

Weekend Liveaboard Trip during Phuket Islands Summer Season. (8 dives)

Departure every Friday evening from Chalong Bay, Phuket.

Saturday we dive the scuba diving sites of Raya Noi Island, a paradise island away from the big dive crowds. Excellent diving & snorkeling spots which makes it a perfect destination for Scuba Divers & Snorkelers alike.   

Sunday we dive the best spots around Phi Phi Island including Bida Nok & Bida Nai. Also here it' s a paradise for Divers & Snorkelers. During the day we visit the famous Maya Bay and in the evening you have time to explore Phi Phi Island by night at Ton Sai Village.

Monday morning you back in Phuket Island and we transfer back to your hotel or direct to the airport. 

4 Day / 4 Night - Similan Island & Richelieu Rock Cruise

This cruise gives you 14 dives spread over the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, which together comprise some of the worlds most famous diving from the very large (whale sharks) to the smallest macro critters to be found scuba diving. Available from end of October to beginning of May. Opens internal link in current window>> Read more about this cruise ...

6 Day / 6 Night - Northern & Southern Cruise Combo

Combining the popular 2 day Southern liveaboard cruise onboard MV Giamani with the 4 day cruise to the Northern dive sites immediately afterwards allows you to experience 22 dives at some of the best dives sites on offer in the Similan Islands National Park, the Surin Islands including Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon famous for the Manta Rays at West Ridge as well as the spectacular Koh Ha, Hin Muang & Hin Daeng and Phi Phi islands. Available from end of October to beginning of May. Opens internal link in current windowMore details ...

6 Day / 6 Night - Similans & Richelieu Rock Cruise

6 Day / 6 Night - Similans & Richelieu Rock Cruise

With all 6 days diving spent at the Similan & Surin Islands you will get to experience 22 dives in all. Spend time with Manta's at Koh Bon, macro critters & whale sharks at Richelieu Rock, spectacular granite swim thru's at Elephant Head Rock and the awesome dive site that is East of Eden. Available from end of October to beginning of May. Opens internal link in current windowMore Details ...

Liveaboard Charter options

Liveaboard Charter options

9 Day 9 Night Thailand & Burma (Myanmar) Cruise

Of the 9 days 5 are spent in Burmese waters. Mergui Archipelago, Burma Banks, Black Rock and Western Rocky provide truly spectacular diving with the time spent in Thailand waters being split between sites in the Similans, Koh Bon and the Surin Islands (Richelieu Rock). Available from end of October to beginning of May.  

8 Day 8 Night Andaman Islands Charter

Part of Indian territorial waters (though closer to Thailand), the Andaman Islands form one of the worlds most recently discovered liveaboard diving destinations. With fringing reefs, steeply sloping walls, coral pinnacles, plus the more unusual jet black volcanic walls of Barren Island, there is something for every diver on a liveaboard cruise to the Andaman Islands! Available on MV Giamani

Built your own Itinerary

Just let us know where you like to go, how many days you like to dive and we built your custom made Live Aboard adventure. Opens internal link in current windowContact Us Now!

Alternatively take the plunge and join the friendly team of instructors on Phuket Island for a PADI or Opens internal link in current windowSSI Scuba Diving course. Colona Liveaboards teach a full range of PADI & SSI scuba diving courses at their Dive Centre located in Chalong, Phuket plus all the most popular courses are available onboard MV Giamani. 

Thailand Diving offers an extensive variety of Opens internal link in current windowPhuket Scuba Diving day trips around Phuket Island including, Opens internal link in current windowRacha Yai & Racha NoiOpens internal link in current windowPhi Phi IslandOpens internal link in current windowShark PointOpens internal link in current windowKing Cruiser Wreck, Anemone Reef and Koh Doc Mai for those that would prefer a land based option Colona Liveaboards have an excellent choice of hotels to suit most diver budgets.


Contact Us 

Hotline: +66 (0) 86 120 5668

Tel:  +66 (0)76 384 671 
Fax: +66 (0)76 384 670

Email: info(at)diving-thailand-phuket.com

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