Bavaria Liveaboard, Thailand

Excellent food and drinks

“Sooo many fish! Being used to Cozumel diving the visibility wasnt as great but the number of fish and species seen simply cannot c…”

Johnathon W, United States United States
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  • 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 (1,100-2,700 THB per trip).

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

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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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

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Johnathon W
  • United States United States
First liveaboard trip but won't be our last!

Sooo many fish! Being used to Cozumel diving the visibility wasnt as great but the number of fish and species seen simply cannot compare. Huge schools of barracuda and trevally.

Recommended for
People, food, and diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kimberli M
  • United States United States
Great Experience!!

I had a great time on the MV Bavaria. World class diving with great dive masters. The food was amazing and the entire crew worked hard to ensure you were enjoying the trip. The dive deck crew was great, helping any time you needed a hand with gear, etc. The rooms were clean and air conditioned. I loved relaxing on the sun deck with a book during surface time and then chilling in the dining area with a beer after the evening dive. This trip was well organized, I’d definitely do it again!!

Recommended for
Dive Masters, Food, Atmosphere
  • 8.0 Very good
  • RAVI T
  • United States United States
A fantastic diving experience. Friendly and cheerful crew helping with everything to make us feel home!

Meeting people from all parts of the world and sharing our stories and laughs! Khao Lak is a great place to spend your evening with vibrant nightlife.

Recommended for
Beautiful dive sites, professional dive masters, and helpful crew.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Robert M
  • United States United States
The Right Attitude

We took a short trip (3-4 days) as an intro to L/As for one of us, and re-intro for another. We also opted to “upgrade” our dive-certifications by taking a class from an instructor on-board. We appreciated the diving schedule which offered 4 dives plus snorkeling opportunities each day. This was welcome because it is easy to over-do it on a L/A. The crew was so incredibly kind, helpful, intuitive, efficient and experienced. Food was delicious and bountiful; not fancy-schmancy…just savory, diverse, fresh, wholesome goodness. We noticed right away that the Similan Islands have been well visited, and dived…but still saw many interesting critters. The dive masters were incredibly knowledgeable, and most important: patient. We came away feeling rewarded and completely satisfied with the experience, gained certification as ‘advanced’ open-water divers, had a great time, met many people from all-over the world, and would have no hesitation doing it all again.

Recommended for
Team Work/Camaraderie, Crew, Pace
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • chris W
  • Canada Canada
Great experience! Great staff!

Diving experience and meeting other people on the boat!

Recommended for
Staff, Food, Customer service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sunshene T
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Awesome experience for a first timer

The diving experience is great.

Recommended for
Food, dive guide, room
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Liam K
  • Canada Canada

I was the odd man out of my German speaking group and that only made me more popular with my fellow divers. I had a blast following my camera buddies underwater and having them point me towards every lady nudibranch in Thailand. The crew on Bavaria was incredible, it was essentially a resort at sea. I can’t wait until my next dive trip with them.

Recommended for
Excellent guides, delicious food, thriving atmosphere
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gaetane L
  • Belgium Belgium

Well it was an amazing week on board and underwater

Recommended for
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jacqueline C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
All round great service!

Fantastic diving, usually not to busy at the dive sites. The boat is very well organised and the support staff are all brilliant.

Recommended for
The staff, the diving organisation, the food.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Duncan H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great staff, cabin could do with refurb.

Richelieu Rock.

Recommended for
Boat Staff, Richelieu Rock diving, Dive guide.