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Address: 5/21 Moo. 7, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 83 634 0383
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Swedish owned and operated M/V OKTAVIA offers private charters as well as...

Swedish owned and operated M/V OKTAVIA offers private charters as well as scheduled diving and snorkeling cruises to the Similan and Surin Islands in Southern Thailand, one of the most beautiful and fascinating marine areas in the world. M/V OKTAVIA is one of the largest boats cruising these waters. She is also one of the best maintained and most comfortable!Welcome on board!

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amazing trip, deffentley coming again!! - lets go diving!!! -

very nice staf - the instructors are professional and the thai crew are just too nice! I had a so amazing trip on this boat with so many nice people to share it with. My trip was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

very nice staf - the instructors are professional and the thai crew are just too nice! I had a so amazing trip on this boat with so many nice people to share it with. My trip was the 5 day 5 night trip with 19 dives. - I had birthday on that trip and went 25, in Denmark is that... More 

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Ascott-under-Wychwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked the 5 day trip (23 Nov 16); neither of us dives, so we were restricted to snorkelling - and the snorkelling was fine, but made better by Victor, who really knows his way around and showed us stuff we would otherwise have missed. Highlights were the black-tipped sharks, lots of sea snakes, turtles, scorpion fish, moray eels, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked my first 4 day liveaboard experience Nov 11-15. Initially I was a little hesitant because I am a beginner diver but that worry quickly melted away as I met the staff, crew & my diving companions. Everyone and everything was absolutely phenomenal, from the staff & crew to the boat & amenities. Super comfy beds, scrumptious food and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I went on my first ever liveaboard dive trip 5th - 10th March with Oktavia and it was one of the best experiences of my life! The diving was absolutely fantastic and just seemed to keep getting better with every dive. Some of the highlights included seeing so many mantas that I lost count, a bizarre looking guitar shark, a... More 

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Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this review

Hello Laura Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 Star review :-) It was certainly an amazing trip for all on-board as the marine life really came out to play that week. As I always say, we're very proud of all our crew and our Liveaboard Vessel MV Oktavia and we strive to make every trip special for each... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I booked a 3d/2n trip to Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock and had a wonderful experience. Extremely professional dive operator with charming staff. Booking requests handled very efficiently, smooth transfers, disciplined approach (detailed dive briefings, strict time schedules). It's the kind of operator which also attracts good crowds, met some wonderful people on board (some of them returning guests, which... More 

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Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this review

Hello Kreis4_ZH Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review - it really means a lot to all the staff who work so hard here at Oktavia Dive Center. We continually try our best to make the whole process - from booking to departing - as smooth and as easy as possible, and insist on maintaining... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I just returned from a liveaboard in April 2016. We had a great group of people, and the dive team was first class. The boat was clean, comfortable and had really good food. I also appreciated how conscious the company is about protection and care for the environment. Great vacation overall!

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Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this review

Hello T Another great review and another huge thank you from us! Thank you for joining us on MV Oktavia and well done on completing our Adventure Deep and also your Nitrox Specialty Course whilst on-board with us :-) Please come and visit us again if you are ever in the area. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We had the best dive trip ever on the Oktavia from the 5th to the 10th of March. The crew and the dive guides were friendly helpful and safe. The food was the best we have ever had on any boat. The Oktavia is an all round fantastic experience, one that we will certainly be doing again in the future.... More 

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Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We're very proud of our crew who continually strive to provide our guests with a fun filled trip whilst ensuring safety is paramount. Our ladies in the galley will be delighted to hear how highly you rate their food - they never stop preparing delicious meals so everyone is well fed after each... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Just returned from a 5 night dive trip on the MV Oktavia. We had a wonderful time! Kerstin was our dive leader - she was wonderful! The abundance and variety of marine life made each dive memorable. Kerstin took us on our own guided tour, pointing out a juvenile leaf wrasse, juvenile oriental sweet lips, juvenile emperor angelfish, a pinecone... More 

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Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear dolphin_whisperer2 Thank you for yet another 5 Star review and taking the time to describe your trip with us in such detail!! We are always very happy to boast about all our crew members as we think they are the best in the area and it makes us even happier to read that you share our views :-) Kerstin... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

My first live-a-board, my first Simians experience From my initial contact, to the final good bye wave everything was handled very professionally. The on-board safety briefing was slick and efficient, as was the equipment provided and the way it was organised. The cabin was clean, air conditioned and I had the top bunk! Meals were of a good quality although... More 

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MVOktavia, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks Roseybum (great alias) for your great review of Oktavia :) It's good to read that we lived up to expectations and gave you a fantastic first liveaboard. We try week in, week out to ensure everyone has a good trip. For the more fruit, yep, you should have just asked unless you were on the fruit eating trip where... More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We did the 5 day/5 night Similian Island liveaboard with Oktavia. We had a great time. Living on M/V Oktavia was clean and comfortable. The boat staff was great and the food was delicious! Not to mention the diving! Best diving we've ever done. The dive masters were all very professional, organized, informative and helpful. They really went above and... More 

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MVOktavia, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks Ellielouisetoole for this glowing report of your holiday with us :) I'm glad you used the word 'living' as this is the atmosphere we try to give all our guests when coming on board. We want to make it a home away from home and it certainly seems we did this for you guys. Thanks for all your kind... More 

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