Abundant marine life
Stunning natural topography
Something for every diver
This short 3 day / 2 night trip explores the Phi Phi Island group, which lies in Phang-Nga bay about 45km east of Phuket. Two main islands make up Phi Phi with the largest island of Phi Phi Don being a few kilometres north of Phi Phi Lae. These remarkable islands are surrounded by breathtaking limestone cliffs rising vertically into the sky, where tropical vegetation takes over at the crest. There are many beautiful beaches, coves and bays which make for dramatic scenery to enjoy surface intervals during your liveaboard vacation in Thailand.
Maps & Itinerary
There are many, many dive sites around the Phi Phi Island group; many consist of wall dives or pinnacles with depths mostly ranging between 10m and 25m. The walls can have gorgonian fans, soft corals and coral bushes and interesting rock formations and swim throughs.
At the base of these walls there are often hard coral gardens to explore. You can expect a great amount of fish life, including lionfish, wrasse, moorish idols, angelfish, rays, trevallies. Also keep an eye out for leopard sharks sleeping on the sandy bottoms or blacktip reef sharks cruising the reefs.
Turtles can also quite commonly be seen here. Lastly do check the fans and bushes for tiger-tail seahorses and harlequin ghost pipefish.
Your cruise director will schedule up to four dives per day; 3 day dives and a sunset or night dive giving a maximum of 10 dives over 3 days. The following is an example of the day-to-day itinerary*:
Day 1: Embarkation at 08:30 followed by a cruise to the first dive site of a 3 dive day.
Day 2: Up to 4 dives; 3 day dives and a sunset or night dive, typically scheduled as follows:
● Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
● Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
● Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
● Briefing for Dive
Day 3: After the 3rd dive, the vessel commences her cruise to port for disembarkation around 16:00.
The cruise director is happy to listen to requests from guests to visit or remain at certain sites, providing it is possible and the schedule allows it.I
*The itinerary outlined above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations and restrictions, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather, sea conditions and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Please note that adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.
The Junk is a stunning, historical 33m vessel that offers liveaboard diving holidays in Thailand. Originally built in 1962 as a sailing cargo vessel, she was completely overhauled and refitted in 1997 to the vessel she is today. Built from the finest Asian teak wood, known as Takien Tong, she is a three mast junk vessel with 330 square meters of sails that are both functional and beautiful.
The Junk welcomes 18 divers on board. Accommodation is provided in two flexible double/twin cabins, two triple cabins, and two quad cabins that can comfortably sleep up to four divers in 2 single beds and 1 bunk bed. All cabins are equipped with air conditioning, fan and offer en-suite facilities.
The Phinisi is a traditional Indonesian sailing yacht offering liveaboard dive holidays in Thailand and Myanmar, comfortably accommodating 18 divers. It boasts a spacious dive deck with plenty of storage space for all your dive gear.
The outdoor dining area at the stern is covered and shaded so you can fully take in the breath-taking views of Thailand and Myanmar. Every day, our chef prepares plenty of dishes from the famous Thai cuisine with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Friendly and experienced, our boat and dive crew are there to meet your every need, making your diving holiday in Thailand and Myanmar unforgettable.
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Marine Park & Port fees, Equipment rental, Nitrox and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
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