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The Merdeka 1 liveaboard is a traditional Indonesian phinisi built in South Sulawesi and made of traditional teak and ironwood. Now based in Thailand, she offers fantastic 4-night dive and adventure cruises from Phuket. Itineraries sail around the beautiful Islands of Phi Phi, Koh Bida, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Racha Noi. Divers can get up close with manta rays, turtles and leopard sharks, and there are ample of opportunities for snorkellers to enjoy the underwater beauty and fish life. Each day allows plenty of time for relaxation, whether it massages, beach walks or just sunbathing. During ht evening enjoy the sunset with a cocktail or two, delicious Thai food and even the chance to enjoy the nightlife on Phi Phi.
Topside, the Merdeka 1 boat accommodates just 8 guests in 4 cabins. Each cabin features an en-suite bathroom with hot water, all pillows, linen and towels and a fan. Relax on the large open deck with mattresses ideal for dozing in the afternoon sun or enjoying a traditional massage. Delicious Thai meals are freshly prepared and served family-style at the large dining table.
The Merdeka 1 liveaboard offers the perfect combination of diving, snorkelling and relaxation. Call us or book online today to book your Thai cruise.
Book with Confidence!
We want you to be able to book your dream liveaboard trip with confidence during these unprecedented times. We're working together with some liveaboard operators to offer you complete reassurance, so you can start planning your next vacation and have an amazing trip to look forward to in the future.
Our 'Flexible Booking Conditions' mean that if travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the government of the country you are travelling to due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) so you are unable to travel, then by booking this liveaboard you will have the option of:
- A full refund with no cancellation penalties up to 30 days before departure
- The opportunity to move your booking to another date for the same liveaboard up to 24 months from the original departure date with no rebooking fees
Applies to all new bookings placed from 1 June to 31 July 2020 for travel between 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2021.
*The above policies are subject to change without further notice. Rebooking is subject to availability and may be subject to price changes. Applicable to new bookings only. Offer is not retroactive and does not apply to previous bookings which are being rescheduled.
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Included: VAT, Port Fees, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Rental Gear, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Massage.
Required Extras: National Park Fees (600 THB per day).
Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Private Dive Guide (3,000 THB per day), Scuba Diving Courses (10,000 THB).
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.
* Extra fees are shown per person.
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Food & Drinks
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.
The crew speaks English.
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.
- Year built 1997
- Year renovated 2018
- Length 25 meters
- Beam 6 meters
- Top speed 8 knots
- Cruising speed 6 knots
- Engines 350hp Nissan
- Max guests 12
- Number of cabins 6
- Number of bathrooms 7
- Tenders 1
- Water capacity 5000 liters
- Fuel capacity 3000 liters
- Freshwater maker no
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Merdeka 1 Reviews
- 9.3 Superb
- 3 Verified Reviews
- Vessel 8.7
- Crew 10.0
- Food 9.3
- Diving 9.3
- Value 9.3
Great chillout trip with Eric and his team.
Only 4 guests on boat (inc. me and my girfriend), great diveguide and person - Eric, great Thai crew and dive, relax, dive, massage..
- Recommended for
- coziness, atmosphere and Eric
So nice and beautiful
All things are perfect the crew, the dive sides and the food. Thx a lot
- Recommended for
- Friendly staff, relaxed in the hammock and good dives
Great time, excellent customer service and food!
May was so kind and took such great care of us! We had the boat to ourselves and they were great about taking us to every beach and dive site we wanted. The food was delicious, they were careful with my allergies and fed us plenty of snacks! Thanks for the great trip! Oh, and the massages were excellent. Note: the hot tub was not operational.
- Recommended for
- Food was delicious, staff was very courteous, islands and diving were beautiful!