Similan Diving Safari on MV Hallelujah

by / Monday, 18 August 2014 / Published in MV Hallelujah

A Similan diving safari on board MV Hallelujah is a great way to explore the Similan Islands in luxury. The MV Hallelujah Similan liveaboard is one of the best the boats in her class. The boat is spacious, well designed and has lots of little touches that sets her apart from the rest.

What’s more, Hallelujah is run by a great team of professional divers. Guests usually come back from their trip raving about the time they have had. There is also an extended boat crew so no matter whether you are kitting up to dive or sitting down to eat there is always someone around to make sure you are well taken care of.

MV Hallelujah is a steel hulled liveaboard, large and spacious in size and one of the most stable dive platforms currently operating in the Similan Islands, even in choppy seas. The boat is 35m in length and has a beam of 7.5m. The boat’s interior is tastefully designed with lots of wood and features good quality cabins with access both from the boats interior and from the outside, making for a much cooler sleeping environment at night. The temperature in all interior areas can also be controlled with air-conditioning.

luxurious double cabin on MV Hallelujah

The luxurious double cabin

Hallelujah takes a maximum of 25 divers. There are 10 twin bunk cabins and two deluxe double cabins. All are spacious and comfortable and have en-suite bathrooms. The boat’s nice wooden finish extends through all cabins. The cabins are cleaned and well maintained by the boat’s house keeping staff. The bathrooms come stocked with environmentally friendly soap, shampoo and conditioner. If you are a single traveller and want to spend your trip in the lap of luxury the is one single VIP cabin on the boat’s top deck.

The dive deck on Hallelujah is huge and is fully kitted out for the underwater photographer. There is even a camera room close by and plenty of rinse tanks and storage areas. Nitrox is also available.

There are plenty of places to relax during your Similan diving safari on MV Hallelujah. The liveaboard has both indoor and out door dining. The sun deck has plenty of sun loungers as well as a spacious shaded area. There is also comfortable seating at the front of the boat, ideal for watching out for dolphins.

MV Hallelujah is one of the few Similan liveaboards that offers alternatives to PADI courses. The dive staff are more than happy to teach a full range of SSI Courses as well as PADI.

An International Similan Liveaboard

Every effort is taken on board MV Hallelujah to provide you with dive staff who speak your language. English and Japanese are the common languages spoken, but there are also French and German speaking guides available. If you book a Similan diving safari on MV Hallelujah be sure to mention your nationality and every effort will be made to ensure communication will not be a problem.

How Your Similan Diving Safari Goes

Similan liveaboard the MV Hallelujah

MV Hallelujah as seen at dusk in the Similan Islands

A typical Similan diving safari on MV Hallelujah departs from Tap Lamu in the late evening. Departure night starts with a welcome drink, a thorough boat briefing, cabin check-in and then some free time to relax, get to know other guests and enjoy the cruise to the Similan Islands.

The trip is four days and four nights. There are four dives on the first three days and two on the fourth day before the boat heads back to Khao Lak.

MV Hallelujah spends the first full day diving around the Similan Islands. In the late afternoon there is opportunity to explore one of the beautiful beaches. The first half of the second day is also spent in the Similan Islands before the boat starts the northern leg of the diving safari. Day two also features an exciting sunset dive at one of the best Thailand dive site, Koh Tachai Pinnacle.

Day three is a full day’s diving at Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Again guests are offered an exhilarating sunset dive, this time at Richelieu Rock, often the best dive of the day.

On the fourth day is usually diving at Koh Bon and Boonsung Wreck. During Manta ray season it is common to stay at Koh Bon for the second dive.