Giamani, Thailand

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The 24m MV Giamani Liveaboard, Thailand, is a Phuket based liveaboard offering scuba diving trips from 2-6 nights, giving you great flexibility.

With only 5 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins each with a mini-fridge, the MV Giamani caters to only 10 divers, assuring a personal service and plenty of space on board. The air-conditioned salon is perfect for watching a movie, checking out your digital images of the day or browsing the marine life library, and the popular cushion relax area will ensure your diving liveaboard trip is an enjoyable one. The M/V Giamani also has a spacious dive deck with a camera table and rinse tank to cater for underwater photographers. All meals will be served buffet style on the main deck, and are plentiful, delicious and diverse, offering both Thai and International cuisine. Special diets can be catered for with advance notice.

As you explore some of the best diving that Thailand has to offer you can rest assured that the crew of the M/V Giamani Liveaboard will help you to create a diving holiday to remember.

Reserve online or call us to book your scuba diving liveaboard vacation in Thailand today.


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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Alcoholic beverages, Nitrox tanks, Dive gear rental, Torch for night dive 100THB/day), Transfers from/to hotel (can be booked for THB 300 / person per way during our standard pick up time of 16:00- 19:00), Transfers not meeting our general pick up times can be arranged at THB 1,000 / way. Marine National Park Fees 500 baht per person as park entrance fee per park plus 200 baht per person/day for diving. Park fees will be collected on board in cash, Myanmar (Burma): Myanmar entrance fee is between US$150 - US$250 (dependent on length of trip), paid in cash on board. Please note that these must be new undamaged large denomination bills. The above amounts can be subject to change by authorities

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Photography Station
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines
  • Snacks All Day

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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse hosts
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving

The crew speaks English, German, Thai, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Giamani Liveaboard Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1998
  • Year renovated 2013
  • Length 24m
  • Beam 6.5m
  • Top speed 10
  • Cruising speed 8
  • Engines 2 x Nissan 230 HP
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 5
  • Number of bathrooms 5
  • Tenders 1 x 3.80m 30HP
  • Water capacity 10000 liter
  • Fuel capacity 9000 liter
  • Freshwater maker 2500 litre / day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Giamani Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 27 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.9
  2. Crew
    9.3
  3. Food
    9.9
  4. Diving
    9.4
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 7.6 Good
  • Paul G
  • United States United States
Amazing Hospitality with A few Diving Issues

The wreck dive, the food, the scenery, the organization of the entire experience. However, I had some issues with the diving. I was doing the advanced certification, and while Ricardo is incredibly experienced and confident, I didn't feel he made sure I was comfortable at every step of the way. He made a lot of unilateral decisions and I didn't feel I had the opportunity to push back or ask questions so that I felt comfortable with each step. I did feel safe, however, as Ricardo is a dive master to the extreme. I just think he's so confident that sometimes he forgets how new it can be for us beginners.

Recommended for
Food, Hospitality, Organization
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Hanrong H
  • Singapore Singapore
Awesome! Highly recommended!

Guides and crew are very hospitable! Place was very comfortable. Dive sites are awesome.

Recommended for
Service, food, comfort
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Whitney H
  • United States United States
An Exceptional Diving Experience

Had an absolutely wonderful liveaboard experience. The crew has been together for years and are a well-oiled machine and adept at handling any and all experiences. The boat was immaculately maintained, the private chef provided a plethora of culinary options, and the dive sites were fantastic. We dove a wide range of caves, caverns, ship wrecks, and multiple reefs and are leaving better divers and more in love with scuba diving than before. We could not have had a more positive experience and we will absolutely be back to dive again and extend our time on this boat and have already recommended this boat and experience to other divers.

Recommended for
Crew Service, Beautiful Dive Sites, Excellent Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gregory F
  • Canada Canada
Giamani crew excellent

Seeing the whale shark circle around us for a length of time when diving a wreck.

Recommended for
Small dive group size, excellent crew, the diving (of course!)
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Vasilios G
  • Austria Austria
Convenience and nice spots

Whalesharks and Richelieu Rock

Recommended for
Riccardo and team; customer focus; food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Matias L
  • Finland Finland
Awesome experience!

Diving sites were beautiful and the timing of the trip was great because we saw plenty of aquatic life including mantas and whale sharks. The crew was just amazing and the food and chef... wow! The boat itself is just adorable! Thanks for an amazing experience! We highly recommend this trip and most likely we will join this trip again!

Recommended for
Diving, company, food!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • FRANK H
  • United States United States
The Crew is amazing

seeing huge manta ray and whale shark

Recommended for
great dives, great dive guides, good foood
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Simon B
  • Belgium Belgium
Exceptionnal

-duck bay -richelieu ( for the dive site, even if it is very very crowded)

Recommended for
-size of the boat : 10 guests maximum - dive sites - professionalism
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Hao Yuh S
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Professional dive guide and kind boat crew.

It’s a very fruitful diving trip having being seeing many marine life. In the meantime, it’s also very educational. The dive guide gave thourough briefing before each dive, letting you know the geography of the dive site and sometimes with little history behind. Underwater, you know you are very safe. The dive guides are always watching your back, reminding your to check the air and the depth. Overall, I love Giamani.

Recommended for
They care about both your dive experience and safety with fair price.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Cabin 7130 G
  • United States United States
south andaman liveaboard

Though I enjoyed my trip and highly recommend the crew of Giamani, for me there weren't really any highlights. The dives were hit or miss, some were above average, others below. I was feeling a bit under the weather throughout the whole trip though, spending the first night on the toilet lol. I came on the boat with a stomach bug so it wasn't the fault of the boat. Meals were abundant and delicious, despite my poor appetite. Only constructive criticism would be that I'd wished the dive guides would check the divers' credentials. One diver in my group I felt was less experienced and he made some of the dives less pleasant. I remember slowly proceeding through a vertical swim through and all of a sudden having someone push me forward. I think he started to panic and wanted out of the tight surroundings. Not cool though. He also used up his air relatively fast. Pairing the divers with similar diving skills would've rectify this situation.

Recommended for
bathroom in cabin, crew hospitality, fewer clients
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Detlef R
  • Germany Germany
Absolutely fantastic the boat the people the crew and the diving

Very good dive sites The crew from the boss to the dive guide from the boat boys to the cook everyone is top professional, friendly and always prepared to do there best. I was super happy for my trip with Giamani and I'm sure I will book with them again.

Recommended for
The dive sites, the top professional crew and the boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Alejandro A
  • Spain Spain
Excelent Thailand diving

Excelent crew, only a few divers with custom service on a busy diving area, amazing dives and the boat is perfect for 5 days Liveaboard

Recommended for
Clean, organize, dive oriented
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Meredith R
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
Great experience

Ricardo, Dave and Francesco were wonderful guides - they were knowledgeable, safe, friendly and professional. We had great food throughout the trip and loved the atmosphere on the boat. The small number of divers allowed us to have family-style meals and feel at home.

Recommended for
Professional DMs, family-style atmosphere, beautiful dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Martin E
  • Sweden Sweden
Super good, best i ever met

To wake up in the morning, just kick starting the day with a dive. The meeting with the cuttle fich, octupus was amazing. And the friendly people on Giamani. I truely says it was my best dive trip ever so far. Best regards Martin Edström

Recommended for
The diving, food and all the nice personal
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Iwona O
  • Sweden Sweden
Great Service and feeling of private tour

The Richelieu Rock dive site was amazing. Small group people on the boat (max 10) and smaller groups when diving. Great service and judgement by crew (adjusting schedule to the weather conditions and considering different timing for dives on popular sites to avoid crowd) made the time on the boat fun and easy. Great personality of the dive instructors, who were well synch and approachable, always ready to explain and share tips and tricks with you.

Recommended for
Service, diversity in dives, people(mixed group)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Isabelle L
  • France France
Amazing crew - boat - doves

Got an amazing time in the Similans on the boat, highly recommended

Recommended for
1. Crew 2. Boat 3. Food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
First Liveaboard and definitely not the last

I was very cautious going on a liveboard with only 4 dives under my belt. As soon as I got there my ease was to put to rest. The dive instructors always have a great briefing per dive advised of the pros and cons and always ensure we never adventured out of it comfort zone.

Recommended for
The crew, fantastic dive equipment , dive locations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • JONATHAN C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic crew and food

Ricardo the dive director was brilliant. Such a friendly and fun guy, but very good and experienced in where to dive. The whole crew were so friendly and welcoming.

Recommended for
Food, crew, fun
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tyler V
  • United States United States
One of the best dive trips I have ever done

The atmosphere on the boat and the warm welcoming the crew gave you once you first step on board. The diving was amazing and the trip could no have been any better.

Recommended for
The water, the food, the crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Stephen T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A great liveaboard with personal service

The great thing about the Giamani is that because it is a relatively small boat you are guaranteed almost exclusively dives, with small groups. The quality of the dive leaders is good, and their knowledge of the dive sites is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble for any member of the crew who are all there to give you a fantastic diving experience. The food is great quality and plentiful, catering for all tastes. Richelieu Rock is an amazing dive site - truly a world top ten and at last being properly protected by the Thai authorities.

Recommended for
Small diving group. Great dive guides. Well organised.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sangwoo H
  • South Korea South Korea
Great trip that improved my diving skills!

I had the 5-day Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock trip. What a trip! Ric helped me improve my diving skills throughout the trip as I got the AOW certification. Meals and snacks were delicious and it was great relaxing on the sundeck after every meal and dive. Unfortunately, Koh Tachai did not meet my expectation, but other dive sites - Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock offered amazing scenes. The crew members and Van the dive guide were all friendly, as well. I'd recommend Giamani.

Recommended for
Sundeck, food, and crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Steven H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great boat, great dive team, great crew, great diving, great food! What else could you want?

We saw at least 80% of all the fish in the dive books. There is also loads of macro life, various shrimps, crabs, nudibrachs and a wide variety of corals. Great under water topography makes for interesting underwater scenery. Above water the dive team were professional, knowledgable, safe and great company in the evenings too. The boat crew tended to our every need, they even hang up your wetsuits at the end of each dive. Chef was fantastic and cooked a huge variety of quality food.

Recommended for
Dive team, boat crew and dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lindsay D
  • United States United States
Amazing liveaboard experience!

Diving Hin Muang (purple reef) was the diving highlight. But really Ricardo, Thomas and everyone else on the boat were amazing and treated us like family. The food was great too -- fresh baked bread! Highly recommend.

Recommended for
Friendliness of staff, diving, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Monica J
  • United States United States
Could not have asked for better

Even though we were to only ones to register for the trip they didn't cancel or change our itinerary so we ended up with a private trip for the same price! Everyone treated us like friends!

Recommended for
Guides, Food, friendliness
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John C
  • United States United States
Amazing

We were actually very unlucky and had bad visibility for our diving but Ricardo managed to adjust and we had an awesome time anyway.

Recommended for
The food, diving and crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Frederikke L
  • Sweden Sweden
Great diving on a great boat!

We are a family of 5 with children in their early twenties and went on a 5-day trip to Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock. Having dived in some 15 countries around the world, we choose Thailand primarily for visiting family reasons and only had modest expectations for the marine life and the quality of the diving. How wrong we were! The abundance of marine life particularly at Richelieu Rock exceeds anything we've previously seen in Egypt, Indonesia or the Maldives. OK, the plankton was so rich that visibility suffered particularly at Richelieu below 15 meters. However, that's probably the price you have to pay for getting all these huge schools of so many large fish in addition to all the slugs and other small stuff. Also, visibility was better at the bolder structures of the Similans. Being our first liveaboard trip we can only compare with our previous visits to dedicated dive resorts around the world and the Giamani experience came out very well in that comparison. Ricardo, Martino and Sini - the dive crew - was highly professional and knowledgable, the equipment held high standards and the Thai boat crew was both helpful and very competent. The boat was well maintained and of high standard and we were very happy that we had chosen a boat with a guest capacity of only 10, i.e. small enough that you could establish a friendly, casual atmosphere with everyone. The only slight negative comment regards the food. Not that it was bad, rather that it was mostly bland, probably in order to not offend anyone. Being great fans of Thai food it was a pity that the cook was so cautious with regards to the spices. On the other hand, the selection was wide at every meal and even the vegetarian members of the family had no problem finding alternatives. We are indeed considering another trip, possibly up to Burma and would certainly choose Giamani again.

Recommended for
Highly professional and competent crew. Well maintained boat of high standard. Great with only 10 guests onboard.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tommy P
  • Norway Norway
Crew was amazing,

We were probably unlucky with the big things, no sharks, no mantas. But crew, boat, and the nicety of the whole package more tha made up for it. Ricardo, Martino and Megan was outstanding, and Ricardo is a caracter you always dream of meeting.

Recommended for
Richelieu rock and Koh Bon pinnacle. Crew. Boat.