MV Giamani Technical Diving

Technical Diving Trips in the Gulf of Thailand

USS Lagarto Deck Guns
USS Lagarto Deck Guns

The Gulf of Thailand was heavily patrolled by US subs and during 1945 they sank dozens of “Marus”, Japanese freighters & tankers carrying everything from simple supplies to POW’s (Prisoners of War). Plus there are plenty of other wrecks to explore.

MV Giamani offers every year from May – September Tech Diving Liveaboard trips to dive the most important wreck such as HMS Repulse, HMS POW, USS Lagarto, Shigure, Hatsutaka plus others…

Our trips are perfect for Tech Courses and to complete Open Water Divers needed to complete your certification. We offer IANTD & TDI CCR courses and all PADI Tec Rec courses. Special packages for course plus liveaboard trip are available on request.

From November to April MV Giamani is doing recreational diving trips in the Andaman Sea to Similan Islands, Surin, Richelieu Rock plus the southern islands. Tech Divers are welcome!

Questions? Like to get on board? Please Contact Us Now!

More about Technical Diving in Phuket Thailand here…

MV Giamani

Colona Liveaboards Phuket Thailand

MV Giamani - Class of its own of Liveaboards Thailand
MV Giamani

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.

MV Giamani

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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