Genesis I Liveaboard, Thailand


The M/Y Genesis I offers dive liveaboard trips in the Andaman Sea from November - April each year. The Genesis I is custom built for divers and has a spacious covered dive deck, camera station and nitrox is available free of charge for certified divers. Divers have the choice of a 2 night North Tour, which explores world famous sites Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon, a 2 night Similan Islands itinerary, which visits dive sites such as West of Eden, Elephant Head Rock, Christmas Point and Boonsung Wreck, or a combination of both to create a 5 night ultimate tour.

Topside, the MY Genesis I liveaboard caters to 12 guests in 5 twin bunk and 2 single cabins. Each cabin has independent AC and panoramic sea-views, and guests share 2 bathrooms with western toilets and showers. The sun deck and bow of the boat offer a great place to soak up the sun, or guests can enjoy the shade in the outdoor dining area. Meals are a mixture of local and international cuisine. There is also an indoor lounge with movie and music library. Non-divers and snorkellers are also welcome to join.

The M/Y Genesis I is a fantastic budget-friendly option for a dive liveaboard in Thailand. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (1,100-1,600 THB).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, 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

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Al Fresco Dining

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
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

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

Genesis I Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 24 meters
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 7

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

Genesis I Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 32 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jonathon K
  • United States United States
Great diving experience!

Great diving experience in the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock

Recommended for
Dive guides were great, food was fantastic, and free Nitrox
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael C
  • United States United States
Easily my best vacation experience in years.

The whole damn thing was awesome!

Recommended for
The dive captain, Stephan, was super professional, but a ton of fun. The food and Thai staff were great and the diving was epic!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Scott H
  • United States United States
Friendly crew and great diving

Overall great trip for the price. Guides and boat crew were excellent and the food was great. Dive ratio was 4 divers for 1 guide. And they grouped the divers accordingly to skill level.

Recommended for
Diving, crew, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christopher A
  • United States United States
We got spoiled by the crew & guides

Every day you just got more and more. The sea life is overwhelming.

Recommended for
The attentiveness of the dive crew, staff & guides, the location, and the food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Chester H
  • United States United States
My son, daughter, and I had an absolutely fantastic time aboard the Genesis I. Our dive leader Stefan was the best in every way. He made the trip fun, took us to great dive sites, and kept us safe. Al

Diving Richelieu Rock

Recommended for
The dives sites, the crew, and the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jake F
  • United States United States
Amazing service, diving, and value for money on the Genesis I

Several beautiful current/drift dives. Dive sites filled with hundreds of thousands of fish. We saw our first whale shark - a rare sighting in that area! - and dozens of other unique sightings of net eels, ribbon eels, stingrays, beautiful coral, anemones, and more. Stefan was an incredible guide and made us feel very safe while doing an excellent job of spotting interesting findings. We agreed we would dive with Stefan anywhere in the world! The crew - especially Stefan - did great making us feel comfortable and at home in between dives. The food was excellent. The boat has tight quarters but all services and spaces were adequate for what we needed for a short trip.

Recommended for
The diving and dive guides were amazing: 4:1 diver-to-guide ratio and the guides knew a lot both about the marine life and about diving. The food was excellent - some of our best food in Thailand. Great camaraderie across the whole group and comfortable despite the small quarters.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ryan P
  • United States United States
Quite a challenging but wonderful adventure.

The whole experience was a great adventure! I am a newer diver and our guide (Stefan) was very helpful and accommodating. A beautiful tour of the Similar Islands and a great way to get a huge variety of diving in.

Recommended for
Very experienced and helpful dive guides, wonderful local crew keeping everything operating smoothly, great variety of dives!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • John E
  • United States United States
Great for the money and short time

Richileu Rock, food and crew were fantastic. But skip the wreck dive on the 3rd day. Visibility and some weird very temporary slight stinging ocean critter there. Not a big fan of diving the currents either...awesome food and crew!

Recommended for
Time food crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jasper L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hard to find fault with such a seasoned, well managed & knowledgeable company.

Deep Six, Elephant Rock, Boonsung wreck

Recommended for
Organisation, diving expertise, food & board
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Angela P
  • Australia Australia
Professional and prompt

Whale Sharks

Recommended for
Whale Shark, 5 divers, having guide to myself.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Simeon S
  • Sweden Sweden
Great guides and aircon that really works

I have been on liveaboards before where aircons have been noisy or not really working. The standard on this boat was great and I slept really well as the aircon was silent and worked really well. The dive guides planned the dives really well and the briefings were detailed and thorough (some of the best I have had).

Recommended for
Aircon, diveguides that knew what they were doing
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sebastian I
  • Spain Spain
Amazing experience!

It was an absolute pleasure to dive with the sea bees crew, it has been the most friendly and welcoming crew I have ever dived with. They were always there to help and trying their best to make the whole trip a better than expected experience.

Recommended for
Diving guides, boat crew, diving sites
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Chang Hoon L
  • South Korea South Korea
Expericing a new world.

If you want to have an intesive divings in a short period of time. It is the one you need. it is a budget program. So, cabins are not roomy or comfortable. But, sfaff is very friendly and professional. One more thing, you can take Nitrox course for pretty cheap price ďuring your trip.

Recommended for
Many divings in a short period of time. Variety of diving spots. Opportunity to meet people from different cultures.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Laricea R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing diving and crew!

Amazing food and really cool staff. The boat isn't great, cabins are very small and Aircon is blasting on beds which makes it very shared bathroom.

Recommended for
The dives, the food and the staff on the boat.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Guan Jie O
  • Singapore Singapore
Best Budget/Value for Money LOB

Visibility was not the ideal or the entire trip but the marine life I see at the dive sites is good enough to chase the blues away. Water was surprisingly cold, hitting 24 degrees celsius at times but it was still a fun experience.

Recommended for
Food was absolutely delicious and they provide soft drinks at no additional cost, Tanks were always charged up to about 220 (sometimes 230) bars (good for those who always hope for that additional air) and they provide nitrox at no additional cost. Boat crew and dive guides were all very friendly and welcoming
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Katie P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great few days diving!

The crew were super smiley! The dives were all great, with variety. Perfect amount of time for a small boat.

Recommended for
Food, crew friendliness, dive guides
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nathanael S
  • France France
Amazing liveboard: crew, instructor, food.. all was perfect

Diving the Silimans islands

Recommended for
Diving instructors (thank you Lucy!), only 12 divers on the boat, amazing food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Hannah S
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Best Dive Trip

This was my first live aboard and it absolutely will not be my last. The dive crew and boat crew made it feel so personal and fun and nothing was a problem. All the crew went out of their way to be helpful and make sure the dives were super fun and safe.

Recommended for
I had an awesome dive guide (the whole crew was great), was so lucky to have great visibility it most of the sites, endless food and drinks!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christoph S
  • Germany Germany
Great Safari

I had an amazing time on the Genesis. It was my first liveaboard trip. For this the 3 day duration is just perfect. Food was amazing, crew generally exceptionally nice and helpful. Would definitely do it again!

Recommended for
Guitar Sharks, Richelieu Rock, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Italy Italy
3 day liveboard at Similan

This was my fourth time in Similan and this time was the best. Everything was perfect, the boat, all the stuff on board and dive masters Lisa, Stephan and Mark very professional and friendly. I highly recommend! Thanks a lot!!!

Recommended for
Boat, crew and diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Amanda C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent crew and dive guides made for a superb and well run dive trip.

Diving was great!

Recommended for
Organisation, customer service and food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Keira O
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic, The guides and crew were amazing along with the food and facilities making for a great few days diving

Of course the diving but this was made even better by the detailed dive briefings before each dive and then discussions following each dive about our experience and what we had seen. We didn't just dive but learnt a lot about the sea life and also learnt about my weights and positioning of them to help my dive experience.

Recommended for
Guides & Crew, Food and general atmosphere on the boat
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