Bavaria Liveaboard, Thailand


The MV Bavaria liveaboard was custom built by divers, for divers to offer fantastic dive trips in the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar. Thailand and Myanmar departures run from October - May each year, and visit the best dive sites in the area. Choose from 3-night trips in the Similan Islands, 3 or 6-nights in exploring the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock & Surin, or 6-nights in the widely unexplored Mergui Archipelago. Dive facilities include a spacious dive platform and equipment area and nitrox is available for an additional cost. Dive group sizes are kept small at a maximum of 4-6 per dive guide.

Topside the M/V Bavaria liveaboard caters for up to 24 guests in 12 air-conditioned cabins. There are 2 Deluxe cabins with double beds and 6 Comfort cabins with twin beds located on the main deck, and 2 Comfort twin cabins located on the lower deck, all with private en-suite bathrooms. There are also 2 Standard cabins located on the lower deck which have shared bathrooms. Social areas include an indoor salon with entertainment system, outdoor lounge and dining area plus sun-deck with shaded area. Thai massages are also available on board for added relaxation.

The experienced and professional crew of the MV Bavaria liveaboard are ready and waiting to help you create a memorable Thailand diving trip. Call us or book online today.

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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 (500-2,700 THB per trip), Visas and Fees (230 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (300 THB per day), Chamber Fees, Gratuities, Airport Transfer, 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.

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
  • Paid 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 and German.

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

Bavaria Deck Plan 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

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 17 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8.8 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
  • 8.8 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;
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Anthony W
  • Belgium Belgium
Worth every euro!

Every dive sites!

Recommended for
Dive guides, food, boat
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jacqui 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!