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Oktavia Dive Center offers the best in scheduled and chartered diving and snorkeling cruises to the Similan and Surin Islands located in Southern Thailand. Our dedicated liveaboard vessel MV OKTAVIA is one of the largest boats cruising these waters...more
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5/21 Moo. 7, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

There are many options when going to the Similans. I am very happy I chose Oktavia. The booking is smooth and easy. The cruise director tries to avoid crowds and go to the diving spots (and the beaches) when the other boats have left. Very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed the boat it is comfortable, the crew was very nice and professional. The dive team was very good and I appreciated how they combine the divers groups. It was my first live aboard experience and I liked it.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank PaulVallee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended to book a life aboard trip with them by an instructor that I meet at red Sea and I was really agree with his recommendation. I had as a guide Ferry and he cares about searching for any weird species. Also he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _RRX_82
MVOktavia, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for yet another great review :-) We were really happy to have you on-board to explore and discover all the amazing marine life that lives around the dive sites we visit. Mr Ferry (as with all our Dive Crew) is an expert...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a lot of research (like you're probably doing now) before I settled on the Oktavia. I am happy to say the positive reports from every source I could find were spot on. The boat itself is well equipped, very comfortable and has a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peteonwheels
MVOktavia, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pete Many thanks for leaving such a great review! We put all our effort in to making sure all our guests, no matter what experience level they may be, receive the very best care and attention during their trip with us. I’m very happy...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We recommend Oktavia with confidence, as all of our guests that we book direct with them have only the highest praise for their organization and value. As one of only a few local family owned and operated companies that actually have their own boat, you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank david j
Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hello John Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's always good to hear great feedback from our guests directly but also to hear that the high praise passes through the local supporting businesses in the Khao Lak area. Over the...More

Reviewed May 22, 2018

It was my 3rd trip on this boat. It is big, comfortable, affordable and at the moment there is a good group of staff (has been worse in the past). Okay, it is not a luxurious boat, you not have your own bathroom, but for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Erik T
Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Hi Erik Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! It was great to see you again and we're really pleased you are still enjoying your trips and diving with us :-) As you rightly point out, whilst we are...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

Don't miss this boat if you decide to dive the Similans! Process from the very beginning was easy-- we talked with Dom many times via e-mail, and he answered every question we had. We are a family of four, so booking can be a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jeremy O
Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Hi Jeremy Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review :-) It was wonderful to have you all on-board and especially great to see you all diving as a family and completing your Advanced Open Water Certifications during the...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018

A well organized trip in which we have been cared for and pampered a lot. All the crew and instructors have been very professional and charming. They have made us enjoy the experience to the fullest, both on the boat and on the water. I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank alexpicart2018
Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Hi We're really pleased you enjoyed your trip on-board MV Oktavia Alex! Many thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again soon :-D

Reviewed April 1, 2018

Again we had a great time! 5 very relaxed days with really nice people, as always - the best captain and thai crew and dive instructors.Thanks for another wonderful safari in the andaman sea and great dive sites. Dom - its always a pleasure. Hope...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank fishfinder3663
Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Hi Guys So good to see you both again for yet another trip with us - you're very much part of our Oktavia Family! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review also, we really do appreciate it and it's great...More

Reviewed March 29, 2018

My wife and I did a 5 day snorkelling trip at the end of February with Octavia. This was our first live-aboard experience, it was really good and the highlight of our 4 week trip to SE Asia. My initial contact with Dom, in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Laid-Back-Paul
Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Hi Paul Thank you for taking the time to leave such kinds words for us all. It was really great to meet you both and have you on-board MV Oktavia! We'll always try our best to help with all aspects of a trip when we...More

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Stine M
October 7, 2016|
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Response from MVOktavia | Property representative |
Hello So sorry for taking so long to reply! We welcome divers and snorkelers on-board MV Oktavia. So, you could book and snorkel trip and and enjoy that and also complete some Try Dives during the cruise. If you would... More
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Pepsi76
January 26, 2016|
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Response from CJS641 | Reviewed this property |
Our recent experience would suggest 'yes'. They had a very competent snorkel guide in the water with our kids (although they are older than yours) and looked after them well. Kids snorkellings can take a life jacket 'raft... More
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