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Oktavia Dive Center

#10 of 35 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Khao Lak Features Animals
5/21 Moo. 7, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
+66 83 634 0383
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Just fantastic!

just been on a 5 day trip of the Similan Islands. Had a fab time. Great boat, fantastic food... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Sindy D
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Dive with the best, the MV Octavia

For the second time we had the pleasure of diving with the outstanding MV Oktavia crew - although... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Rachel N
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Oktavia Dive Center offer 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, allowing our guests plenty of room and comfort while discovering one of the most beautiful and fascinating marine areas in the world. Visit our Website for full information on this seasons schedule and prices!
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5/21 Moo. 7, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

just been on a 5 day trip of the Similan Islands. Had a fab time. Great boat, fantastic food, great thai crew. The best bit for me was that we had the office administrator on board as our snorkel guide as it was the last...More

Thank Sindy D
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi Sindy Thank you so much for your review and kinds words. It was fantastic to have you all on-board MV Oktavia and such a great way to finish our 2016-17 Season - even the Mantas turned up to say Hi! Whether a single traveller,...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017

For the second time we had the pleasure of diving with the outstanding MV Oktavia crew - although as a repeat customer it feels more like the Oktavia family. Once again we were treated to a well-organized, safe and very relaxed 5-day live aboard in...More

Thank Rachel N
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hello Rachel Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us! It was great to see you all again and welcome you back to 'the family' ;-) Everyone here at Oktavia Dive Center puts their utmost into making our liveaboard...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Please go through all the reviews posted here. I am personally vouching for all of them. So no need to reiterate the same once again. I am just adding a little extra here in after. I am an underwater photographer and my requirements are a...More

Thank samyax
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hello Samya Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us - we really do appreciate all our comments and guidance left for future guests! So glad the trip finally worked out for you. We understand that plans can go...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Just got home from 5 days and 5 nights on MV Oktavia. We really had the best of times with great diving, great food, great instructors and staff! We saw mantas and a lot of other beautiful fishes. The best diving adventure so far! Thank...More

Thank stenisen
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for us - we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us on-board MV Oktavia :-) It was a great trip wasn't it! Whilst we always try our very best to make...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Old ship but great crew, even better food and amazing diving spots. I will come again. High recommendMore

Thank Boris K
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Hi Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review. MV Oktavia has been providing our wonderful Liveaboard Diving Cruises for the past 10 years now and, like the rest of us, only seems to get better with age ;-) Our Crew is definitely...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I just finished a 5 day/5 night live aboard trip on Oktavia and it was the best vacation we've had in years. The staff and crew were great, the diving was some of the best in the world and the food was...More

Thank ReynaLee
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Hello! And thank you for leaving such a lovely review. It was a great week wasn't it! Super weather, great conditions, wonderful Guests, and our amazing Crew - what more could anyone ask for ;-) We're so glad you both had such a good time...More

Reviewed 24 January 2017

I did the 5 day/5 night trip in late December. The trip was great!! We did fluoro diving 2 of the 3 night dives and it was awesome!! If you don't know what it is google search it, the images are amazing! The boat was...More

Thank DCLady44
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Hello DCLady44 Many thanks for such a great review and I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your New Year Cruise with us. As one of the largest Liveaboard vessels operating out of Khao Lak you can be assured there will be enough room...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing trip with 19 dives. Excellent dive crew and boat staff! I can really recommend this trip to anyone, divers or snorkelers.More

Thank Martin S
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Hello Martin Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us - we really appreciate it! We pride ourselves on catering for everyone and will always do our best to accommodate all our guests needs, whether diving or snorkelling. So glad...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016

We did a 3 day/2 night trip on the Oktavia in mid-December. We've only done one other liveaboard, about 30 years earlier (in Belize) and it was pretty terrible. We're happy to report that this was a much better experience, although we haven't had many...More

Thank ridgetop1
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Hi 'ridgetop1' ;-) Thank you for taking the time to write such a great and insightful review for everyone - great praise and very good points worth noting for anyone who is considering their first Liveaboard Cruise. Once again, our amazing crew showed their flexibility...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The liveaboard was awesome. The crew on Oktavia and staff on land where amazing. If i came Back to thailand for a liveaboard i Will surely choose this guys again. The food, the thai crew, the divemasters all absolutely amazing. The cabins are confortable, the...More

Thank Tigas
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Hello Tigas Thank you so much for joining us and writing such a wonderful review. We are in full agreement here at Oktavia Dive Center - we do believe we have the best Dive & Thai Crew operating in the Similans - and probably the...More

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Stine M
7 October 2016|
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Response from Dom W | 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
26 January 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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