Bavaria Liveaboard, Thailand



  • 3, 4, or 6-night itineraries available to the Similan Islands
  • Dive groups kept small to 4-6 divers
  • En-suite cabins available

The MV Bavaria liveaboard offers fantastic dive trips in the Andaman Sea, Thailand. The yacht can accommodate 24 guests in 12 cabins, each with individually controlled AC. The 8 comfort and 2 deluxe cabins come with a private ensuite bathroom and the 2 standard cabins share a bathroom. Social areas include an indoor salon with an entertainment system, an outdoor lounge and dining area plus a sun-deck with loungers and a shaded area.

MV Bavaria runs 3, 4, or 6-night itineraries to some of the best liveaboard dive sites in Thailand and Myanmar departures run from October - May each year. Explore the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock & Surin. Dive facilities include a spacious dive platform and equipment area and nitrox is available for an additional cost for those certified. Dive group sizes are kept small at a maximum of 4-6 per dive guide. The experienced and professional crew of the MV Bavaria liveaboard have been exploring the region for 15 years.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (2,500-2,900 THB per trip), Visas and Fees (230 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (300 THB per day), Chamber Fees, Gratuities, Airport Transfer (2,500 THB per trip), Hotel Transfer (2,500 THB per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Beach BBQ, Nitrox, Nitrox Course (4,900 THB), Private Dive Guide (1,900 THB per day), Rental Gear (600 THB per day), Scuba Diving Courses, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Welcome Cocktails

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, German, and Thai.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2016
  • Length 28 meters
  • Engines 2 x 480 PS
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Water capacity 30000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 12000 liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV

Bavaria Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 58 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ryan S
  • United States United States
Fantastic experience for our first liveaboard experience

Diving the similan islands, meeting the crew and various dive instructors, experiencing a liveaboard for the first time!

Recommended for
Jona was a fantastic dive instructor, great dive sites in the similan islands, my girlfriend was able to complete her advanced open water certification.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael O
  • United States United States
The BMW of Liveaboards....literally!!

From seamless checkin to making the arrangements for post dive transportation with gear....Bavaria MV hit all the marks with perfection. Marco, Marcos, Christie, Ube and Frenchy (and the rest) are all masters of their craft in diving and service.

Recommended for
Staff, Comfort & Guides
  • 8.0 Very good
  • susan K
  • United States United States
Great time on the Barvaria

This was our first Liveaboard and we loved it. I was concerned that I would feel cramped and didn’t feel Like this in the least bit! The dives were very well organized and we weren’t on top Of each other.

Recommended for
Food and drinks. Organized dives Spacious
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Kevin M
  • United States United States
Good dive crew but spartan at best with little emergency info

Dive sites

Recommended for
Florian the dive master; the food; and some of the dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Clovis D
  • United States United States

Leopard shark, octopus, hunting eels, cuddlefish

Recommended for
Sealife, efficiency/organization of crew/dive masters, food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • deborah N
  • United States United States
A great dive trip.

Beautiful dive sites friends

Recommended for
Organized into to groups Getting ready and going in the water was fabulous..location
  • 8.0 Very good
  • United States United States
Fantastic! Clear water to see 30 meters and so many fish!!

Great experience! Special way to spend my 70th birthday snorkeling. United Nations of people on board.

Recommended for
360 degree sunrise and sunset, clear water and hundreds of fish, comradery on the boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Danielle F
  • United States United States
Great experience!

This was an amazing trip! We saw tons of underwater life, including octopuses, whale sharks, lobster, crabs, eagle rays, shrimp, eels, snakes, cuddle fish, and many others. The best dive site of the trip was definitely Richelieu Rock. Food was great, and crew were very helpful and friendly. My husband got his advanced open water certificate. Only thing that wasn’t five star was the comfort of the rooms. The AC went out sporadically, and by the third day our bathroom smelled a bit from the marine plumbing system. But this is a very minor complaint. Overall great experience and great value for money. This trip cost approximately half of what we have paid for similar liveaboards on the Great Barrier Reef.

Recommended for
Crew and instructor friendliness, dive sites, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • John K
  • United States United States
First Liveaboard experience and it didn't disappoint

Richelieu Rock was amazing. The seas were rough, so we couldn't complete all dives at this location, but the area was teeming with life. The night dive with Black Tip Reef Sharks did not disappoint.

Recommended for
The professionalism of the crew, both above and below water. The chef and her meals were amazing. The friendly atmosphere made our Christmas celebration perfect.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jacqueline C
  • Australia Australia
Great week!

The boat was well maintained but the cabins left a bit to be desired. The beds were like rocks and we got towels for blankets. The dive crew were great and the Thai crew were fun but you could tell there was some conflict between them in regards to diver safety which should be addressed immediately. The trip director Gerben addressed any issues that came up and was great to deal with. The food was abundant and amazing!! The diving was good although not as good as I was expecting. The visibility and landscape were incredible but there was a pretty evident lack of marine life that I assume is because of overfishing which was a bit sad. Coral bleaching has also done a number on the reefs. We did see a whale shark which was pretty special!

Recommended for
The staff were great, diving was great and the food was amazing!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anthony W
  • Belgium Belgium
Worth every euro!

Every dive sites!

Recommended for
Dive guides, food, boat
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Rok S
  • Slovenia Slovenia
Very nice trip, unfortunately one month too late, because of weather conditions

Whale sharks on Richelieu Rock Peace. We were the only Liveaboard on dive sites. Nature.

Recommended for
Nature on islands in Myanmar, Dive guides, Crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Paul L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A fabulous week's diving.

See above. Also, Caroline, the chief of the dive crew was brilliant. Very experienced, safe, observant and knowledgeable. The captain was a damn good one too. And It makes fantastic bread :-)

Recommended for
Fantastic mixture of dive sites. Friendly and helpful crew. The best liveaboard food I've ever had.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Guadalupe F
  • Argentina Argentina
Best liveaboard experience!

Diving is just GREAT! Couldn't ask for anything else. Crew is friendly and they work really hard to keep the boat going. Plenty of food as well.

Recommended for
Great diving, nice boat and friendly crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Joanna D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great team of people running the outfit.

Richlieu Rock. Sooooo many fish. Amazing site.

Recommended for
Richlieu Rock, food excellent, our guide, Kirsten, was wonderful.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pieter S
  • South Africa South Africa
It was really excellent and we enjoyed it very much.

The diving was of course our highlights. Especially Richeulau Rock were the best. The food were good prepared and tasty. The staff always went the extra mile.

Recommended for
Good and well maintained liveaboard. The crew were fantastic and always very helpful and friendly. The dive guides went out of their way to make our dives wonderful.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Bruno P
  • Portugal Portugal
Great dives with great weather

Diving in Richelieu The schools of big fish

Recommended for
Food Dives weather
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ge L
  • China China
nice diving trip however not many big fishes

black rock dive site; beautiful corals; exploring a totally new underwater formation.

Recommended for
the food is great; the crew members are very friendly and helpful;
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Peter S
  • Denmark Denmark
Breathtaking area to dive

Elephant head dive, followed by 3 Trees and North Point, where we saw a big Turtle

Recommended for
Lots of dives, assisted by super efficient and friendly crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • France France
So many good discoveries in a very good atmosphere

Perfect organisation with very kind crew. Some dives were top level, maybe Black Rock the 'weak' point. The chance: really interesting people on board

Recommended for
People (crew and other divers) , Sea Fan Forest dive, Food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • I CHUN L
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Good trip but ......

We had 4 days cloudy weather and poor visibility. But the temperature is comfortable. Next trip I should come early like in April or March. Very helpful and friendly crew on board.

Recommended for
Friendly crew, convenient en-suite cabin, stable trip
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Spain Spain
Great team .

The dive spots

Recommended for
Itt the Dive master, she always find the way to avoid the strong currents . The dive spots.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Charles F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Nice boat and crew and dive guides. Disappointed with the diving

Meeting lots of nice people.

Recommended for
The friendly crew and dive guides and drinks on offer
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tomoko O
  • Japan Japan
Fun trip with friendly crew and divers but bad visibility...

Very impressed with the cleanliness of the boat and organization of the diving trips. Communication between staff were great and tripe were operated smoothly. Really enjoyed meeting diverse group of people with interesting backgrounds and experiences. Diving was not as good as expected especially the visibility and did not see much marine life as I though I would but the dive master, Freshy ensured our safety and looked after our group well. Plus was awesome waking up to freshly baked bread in the morning! Thank you everyone for making this trip satisfactory.

Recommended for
Organization of the trip, friendly staff, dive guides
  • 8.0 Very good
  • EVI N
  • Cyprus Cyprus
Amazing... I will doing again! Worth it!

See whaleshark!!!

Recommended for
Professional Services, excellent guide's, unique dive sites!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mie Balle H
  • Denmark Denmark
Amazing experience for our first live aboard trip!

We really enjoyed our first live aboard trip! The boat The Bavaria is perfect for diving and relaxing :) The tour was very well organized and we felt safe every minut. The boat is big with more relaxing areas which are perfect between dives. We were served delicious food and had water, soft drinks, electrolyte water easily and free available which helped us fast recovering after dives so we could perform all 10 dives in 3 days. Unfurtunately we had cold sea water with bad visibility which was unusual for the period, but everything else perfect!

Recommended for
Boat, food, organization
  • 8.4 Very good
  • marie alix P
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Very nice and competent crew!

We had a surprise show from one of the staff. Very unexpected and very fun.

Recommended for
The chilled yet professional atmosphere, the good knowledge of the divesites, the very helpful and nice staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Peng G
  • China China
Very impressive trip

The Myanmar trip was arranged properly, I feel very safe during all the trip. Food was crazily delicious, especially all kinds of Thai food. Dive sites were amazing!

Recommended for
Dive with Freshy, delicious food, very very friendly staff
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Poul V
  • Denmark Denmark
Beautiful dive sites ruined by bad visibility

Helpfulness of crew - boat boys, cooks and divemasters. Meating other expetienced divers - almost all with 100+ dives.

Recommended for
1. Healthy, beautiful dive sites with many fish. 2 Great crew. 3.Wonderful food and snacks
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Mai S
  • Denmark Denmark
Goods and bads

The trip had both good and bad. The boat was overall really good with room for all guest to laze about between dives and a shaded sun deck. The cabins were very small though, and there was absolutely no room to put personal belongings. Definitely pick ensuite as the two communal bathrooms are shared by four guests and all staff. The diving in the Similans was really disappointing, but the islands to the north made up for that plentiful.

Recommended for
Diving at Richelieu, the people onboard, and more diving.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Carlos B
  • Chile Chile
great diving, friendly and professional guides, great overall time!

we had a great time overall, the diving was great, the weather was great, the dive guides and crew where great, and made us feel at home. I would definitely do it again. Very happy with the experience.

Recommended for
diving, the people we met, the liveaboard experience
  • 7.2 Good
  • Louise L
  • Canada Canada
Disappointed dives

The fisherman's net and trap for the fish. No big stuff. Dynamite fishing

Recommended for
Handman crew, organisation, Jona our guide
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Eszter B
  • Hungary Hungary
Laid back holidays with flexible organisation, friendly staff and knowledgeable crew, and a lot of mantas

Relaxing six days on Bavaria, although we packed in four dives a day, including sunset or night dives. I appreciated the passion of the dive guides for their trade, the simple but good Thai food (plus Wiener Schnitzel), the helpful staff, the optional outdoors sleep overnight. I loved the smaller dive sites around the Similan Islands for their tranquility and occasional big finds, but of course it is difficult to override Cousteau's Richelieu Rock, and Koh Bon.

Recommended for
Beautiful and rich dive sites, trained-eyed guides, comfortable sun deck
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Annegret P
  • Germany Germany
Great trip, absolutely recommended!

Seeing a seahorse! (and whale sharks and mantas besides lots of beautiful small creatures).

Recommended for
Friendliness of crew, variety of sea life, Thai food on board
  • 10 Exceptional
  • sharon S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Magical experience

The staff, the boat and the standard of service delivery - as above- we had a excellent trip - have no criticism at all - Highly recommended

Recommended for
The staff, the boat and the standard of service delivery
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Laura W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great trip but lacking communication

The wreck dive on the Boonsung

Recommended for
Whalesharks, food, sun deck
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Alba R
  • Spain Spain
Great diving and boat crew. Filthy room

Positive: Great 12 dives, including probably one of the best dives in the world: Richelieu Rock. Surin and Similan are good but you can see how the bleaching is affecting the corals and therefore the rest of the marine life. Boat crew were great, from the captain, to the kitchen staff, guides and the rest of the team. The food was very good quality and abundant. Always available inmediatly after diving. Negative: Room very dirty (Walls, ceiling, toilet, ...) and smelly due to the humidity of the lower floor. The bed linen and towels supplied were slighly wet and filthy. On my opinion the room was quite overpriced. No wifi on the boat.

Recommended for
Boat crew, food and dives
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kirsi I
  • Finland Finland
Nice trip and the best diving that Thailand has to offer!

The boat crew are extremely helpful and efficient in getting divers into and out of the water. You can really see that they have been at this for a long time and everything on the boat is well thought out with regards to diving. Briefings are thorough and it was nice to be able to visit some of the white beaches of the islands between dives. Richelieu Rock offers some of the best diving we have ever experienced. The diversity there is amazing. Big stuff, small stuff and everything in between, it's all there. The diving at Richelieu is simply spectacular. At times it felt like we were diving in fish soup and it was hard to see the corals from all the fish. We would gladly do this liveaboard again in the future.

Recommended for
Richelieu Rock, the boat crew, the weather
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Georg P
  • Austria Austria
Great diving with an amazing crew and perfect organization from start to finish

The dive trip was very well organized, great crew, fantastic food, everything perfect from start to finish !

Recommended for
Leopard shark, great people,
  • 7.2 Good
  • Gennaro S
  • Sweden Sweden
generally good


Recommended for
quality vs cost
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Stephane C
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Well organised

new years eve

Recommended for
crew, facilities, communication
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Svetlana K
  • Japan Japan
Amazingly organized trip

Amazing crew and staff made this trip perfect. There was plenty of food and drinks, also hot showers in the cabins, and comfortable beds. Dive sites are beautiful with good visibility. Seven days aboard passed extremely fast!

Recommended for
Markus, Richelieu Rock, Rescue Diver Course
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jessica D
  • Germany Germany
Nice trip

We also went to the beaches of the similan islands which was really nice . Many dives at Richelieu Rock which was beautiful. The food at the boat was really good and the dive guides were also very friendly and helpful. The cabin was okay . Could be a little bit more comfort.

Recommended for
Dive sites, friendly staff, good food
  • 7.6 Good
  • Myoungjoo L
  • South Korea South Korea
good tript

see tuna

Recommended for
good point .room. restroom.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • gemma T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent - Highly Recommend

Comfortable and practical boat for a liveaboard. Great dive masters, boat crew and the kitchen support. Well organised trip. Good choice of dive sites and entry times.

Recommended for
Dive masters, Boat Comfort, food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Martin W
  • Australia Australia
An Awsome experience never to be forgotten.

Rochelle rock bed dive I’ve ever done.

Recommended for
Dive sites / food / staff
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Francis N
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Everything that I expected!

Overall a very easy experience

Recommended for
Excellent organisation. Great staff & guides. Good diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Edith D
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Awesome trip, very comfortable boat

Seeing the beautiful corals, abundance of fish, having fun with the group and crew and enjoying the great food 🤩

Recommended for
The dives (of course), people, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carolin W
  • Germany Germany
Highly recommended

All dive sites were great, we always felt safe and the boat was in great shape

Recommended for
Dive Masters, Food, People
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