Colona Liveaboards Thailand have been operating liveaboard Trips out of Phuket since 2000, primarily to Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock in the north and Hin Deang and Hin Muang in the South. We have also made trips into Burma (Myanmar) and the Andaman Islands.
She was purpose built as a diving liveaboard in Thailand in 1998, in 2007 Colona Liveaboards took possession of her and started running trips to the Similan Islands and Burma. In 2011 she spent a month in the Andaman Islands running trips from there. With the retirement of the MV Colona VI in 2011 she took over her six day schedule which she will be running for the foreseeable future. Comfortably housing a maximum of twelve guests there is plenty of room for relaxing and a spacious dive deck .
Our Liveaboard Dive Crew
Tour Leader / Instructor / Divemaster – Ricardo
Ricardo has been the tour leader on the Giamani for several seasons and is a certified PADI/SSI instructor. He originally hails from Portugal and, in addition to his native language, speaks English, Spanish, some French and Italian and is working on his Thai. Before settling in Thailand, he spent many years working and travelling on different continents, including South Africa which explains his unique English accent. In addition to making sure that everyone has a good time both in and out of the water, Ricardo is an experienced technician and actually enjoys tinkering with mechanical stuff, so feel free to discuss with him any equipment problems you might be having and you’ll discover why he’s called the “diver’s MacGyver”! For a more in-depth profile on Ricardo, click here…
Favourite Dive Sites: Elephant Head Rock & Koh Tachai Pinnacle.
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