Oktavia Liveaboard, Thailand


Explore the Andaman Sea with the M/V Oktavia liveaboard. At 30m long she easily caters for up to 33 guests, but for added comfort capacity is limited to around 20 divers leaving extra space and room on-board. MV Oktavia has 13 Blue Ocean Standard Cabins located on the lower deck which share 4 bathrooms, and 2 en-suite Master Cabins on the upper deck. Standard cabins have central AC, a fan, either a double or 2 single bunk-beds plus cupboard for storage. Master cabins have a TV & entertainment system, seating area, writing desk, storage and double beds. The upper deck is the social hub where the dining room serves delicious buffet meals and snacks, and also has a shaded lounge area to relax and hang out. The sun-deck has comfortable loungers and is a great place to soak up some rays or enjoy the stunning Andaman views.

Dive trips aboard the MV Oktavia Liveaboard vary from 2 - 5 nights and visit world-famous dive sites such as Richelieu Rock, the Similan Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, and depart from and return to Khao Lak. Itineraries run from October - May each year.

Call us today or book online to reserve your space aboard the MV Oktavia liveaboard Thailand.

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Included: VAT, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (900-2,700 THB per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (250 THB per day), Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (200 THB per tank), Nitrox Course (6,000 THB), Private Dive Guide (2,500 THB per day), Rental Gear (600 THB per day), Scuba Diving Courses (1,500-12,000 THB), Beach Towels, Deck Towels.

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
  • TV in cabins
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Full-board Option
  • 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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, Danish, and Swedish.

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

Oktavia Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2003
  • Year renovated 2007
  • Length 30m
  • Beam 6.5
  • Cruising speed 8-10 Knots
  • Engines 2 X NISSAN DIESEL - 10 CYLINDER - 420HP
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Fuel capacity 7500 LTRS
  • Freshwater maker 20000 LTRS

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV

Oktavia Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 17 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • james S
  • United States United States
One of the best diving trips that I have taken!

We found a whale shark on Richelle Island, what a magnificent creature!

Recommended for
The diving was fanatatic, the food was great and the staff was wonderful
  • 8.0 Very good
  • China China
Great overall experience

Sighting of oceanic manta, frenzy fishes at Richelieu Rock sunset

Recommended for
Spacious boat and cabin, excellent crews, good choice of dive times and locations to avoid the crowd.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Hyungyu H
  • South Korea South Korea
다음 리브어보드를 예약하고 있습니다 :)

시밀란 섬 투어를 시작으로 코본, 코타차이, 리셀리우락으로 향하는 여정이었는데, 하이라이트인 리셀리우락은 당연히 멋졌고, 시밀란 섬의 암벽 지형도 굉장히 멋진 장관이었습니다.

Recommended for
처음 리브어보드 였는데, 친절한 크루들과 다이빙 가이드들의 도움으로 즐거웠습니다.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alexander K
  • Canada Canada
Wonderful diving safary in Andaman sea

Diving between granite boulders

Recommended for
Diving, food, views
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Heikki R
  • Finland Finland
Good boat

Eagle Ray ;-)

Recommended for
Dive guide, boat crew, no problems
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jose juan L
  • Spain Spain
Highly recomended

Richelieu Rock incredible

Recommended for
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kyle T
  • United States United States
Wow, we rate this to be one our top 5 experiences in life, it was beautiful, challenging, & relaxing.

Morning sunrise, and evening sunsets were breathtaking. Food was authentic and delicious. Crew was AWESOME, we learned so much and everyone went above and beyond to ensure every need was met. We stayed in the master cabin, definitely worth you extra money. You on the top living deck, with your own bathroom and shower; we enjoyed having the privacy.

Recommended for
1. Dive experience, we learned sooo much from our dive guide. We say sea turtles, octopus, TONS OF FISH, eels, and beautiful reefs. 2. Food, AMAZING, you wont go hungry, that's for sure. 3. Views! Sunrise, sunset, beaches, jungles ocean depths and more.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jan J
  • Slovakia Slovakia
Amazing trip with amazing people.

Great convenience, great people onboard and lots of fun diving :)

Recommended for
Crew, boat facility, diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Veine H
  • Sweden Sweden

That my son got to the next level with his ceritification with a very good instructor.

Recommended for
Wonderful diving, very good crew, a realy nice boat!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jung Yen C
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Good food and big schools of fishes

Koh bon, koh tachai, Richelieu rock are so nice. Many big schools of fishes make it memorable. Briefing is effective with introduction of sites and marine lives. Food is really good. Thai crew are nice. Better to have good buoyancy control because some sites have rocks and narrow passages.

Recommended for
Dive sites, good food, updated boat amenities
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Emelie E
  • Sweden Sweden
Three of the best days in my life

As an rather unexperienced diver it felt really awesome how the diveguide were adjusting to your level, and it wasn’t like we were missing out on anything, we still got to see manta, a LOT of different kinds of morays and fish and slugs and all you could ever dream of. My logbook didn’t have room for all the awesome creatures we identified together. Next time I will definately go for the full five days.

Recommended for
Divesites, crew, the other guests
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • South Korea South Korea
Good diving at Oktavia

Nice trip for fun diving. It's easy to diving and retunr to ship. Friendly crew and guide. Slpping bed is clean and no insects. Foods are simple and delicious but no mango. (only watermelon, fineapple, banana)

Recommended for
Diving guide, food, accomodation
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gun L
  • Sweden Sweden
Amazing diving with exelent Oktavia boat

A circle of houndreds of barracudas around us in Koh Tachi.

Recommended for
Few divers, god space in kabin, exelent crew and gides
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Eva B
  • Norway Norway
Good first liveaboard

This was my first live aboard, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. 4 dives a day was a bit much, but the dive spots were nice, especially the dives in Richelieu Rock were amazing, and makes it worth doing a longer cruise. The crew and guides were very helpful, and made effort to accommodate different needs and levels of diving. The cabins were quite basic, but adequate compared to the price.

Recommended for
Marine life in Richelieu Rock