Going from Dive to Dive
BANGKOK SCUBA DIVERS
THAILAND LIVEABOARD INFO
Return on final day
The Flying Seahorse returns (around 17.00hours) to our private pier at Ban Saladan/ Ko Lanta.
Free Transfer to your Resort/ Hotel will be provided to the first three beaches ( Klong Dao, Long/Prah Aeh, Klong Khong ).
Between the 2 Day Trip ends and the 5 Night Trips will start, ( approx. 3 Hours) you may stay onboard or explore Ban Saladan before departing again at 20.00 hrs.
Orientation, Dive Sites and Dive Planning
After departure a full boat briefing will be given to introduce you to our staff and crew and familiarise you with your liveaboard
Before your first dive the Tourleader/ Dive Guide will give a detailed dive brief, explaining our diving & safety procedures
Before every dive there will be a full dive brief
Every dives are planned to include a safety stop at 5m for 3 mins
Everyone dives with a buddy within a group and each group is led by an experienced Dive Leader
Maximum depth is 30m, to comply with National Park regulations, and you must be certified to dive to this depth
Maximum dive time is 60 mins including the safety stops
Small groups – maximum 4-5 divers per group
Our Diving Equipment
All our equipment is purchased new and serviced annually. Full diving equipment is not included in the liveaboard prices !
BCD with power inflator
Regulator with octopus and console with SPG. Depth gauge (in meters) available on request
3mm shorty wetsuit
Mask, snorkel & full foot fins
Tanks, weights and weight belt
Torches for night dives
Suunto dive computer
What you need to bring onboard
We suggest you pack a small bag for the trip and leave the remainder of your luggage at our Office Lanta Diving Safaris or your Resort.
T-shirts and a Long sleeved shirt
Hat & Sunglasses
Sun protection cream
Camera with spare memory card and batteries
And don’t forget your dive certificationand your logbook!
Health and Special Requirements
If you have any health problems, are on any form of medication or have had any illness, injury or operation that you think may affect you whilst diving, please let us know in advance. If you are allergic to any form of medication, please state this clearly on the Registration Form. Anyone requiring vegetarian food or with any food allergies should advise us before the trip. And finally, please do not make plans to fly for at least 24 hours after your last dive – for your own safety ! Thank you !
Fully booked, the M/V Flying Seahorse accommodates a maximum of 17 divers. All cabins are equipped with 220V power sockets for you to charge the batteries of your cameras or torches. Electricity on board is available 24 hours. On the upper deck, there is a wide, open relaxing area where we will have meals and where you always find coffee, tea, cold drinking water, electrolyte & soft drinks. You might as well want to have a look at your underwater pictures, videos or watch a DVD-Movie on our modern TV set.
For breakfast, we serve you: toast, bread, eggs any style, sausages, ham, coffee and tea. For lunch and dinner we have traditional Thai style food as well as European food. If you have any suggestions, let us know. We also make arrangements for vegetarians and can provide less spicy dishes. In the back of the main deck, you find the kitchen, the wet area and the diving platform. There is a lot of spaces for you – to keep all your equipments. The new built sundeck with 6 extra beds for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful seaview, as well as dreaming under the starry sky in the night !
Two nitrox compressors provide clean fresh air for the 22 tanks (12 & 15ltrs. aluminium tanks, INT/DIN-valves). That makes diving more fun & relaxing than on the daytrip boats. Two Thai boat boys are looking forward to help you on and off the boat as well as when you put on your dive gears. Three Toilets/Shower cabins ( two of them with hot water) and two more sweetwater showers on the diving platform improve your comfort.
Book the Packages (2 Days + 5 Nights ) together as a 7 Day (One Week ) Liveaboard and explore with us all the Best Dive Sites, Thailand has to offer in one Trip !
We provide a free pick up (from/to the Boat) on Ko Lanta from the first three beaches ( Klong Dao, Long/Prah Aeh, Klong Khong). The Pick up time is about 1 to 1,5 hours before our Liveaboard will start the Trip. We will tell you the time for your pick up, when you come to our office to clear the “Check in” papers and the restpayment (Marine Park Fees)
The Flying Seahorse departs from & arrives on our private Pier in Ban Saladan/ Ko Lanta.
Departure Time for all 2 Day & all 7 Day Trips is 09.00 hrs in the morning – Departure Time for all 5 Night Trips is at 20.00 hrs late afternoon.
Breakfast / Dinner will be served onboard as soon as the boat is cruising to the first dive destination.
A typical day onboard Flying Seahorse
Early awakening, time for a light breakfast with tea, coffee, toast, butter, jam
Dive 1 (approximately 07.30 hrs)
Western style buffet breakfast
Relax onboard, visit the beach or snorkel from the boat
Dive 2 (approximately 11.30 hrs)
Again, time to relax, snorkel and swim
Dive 3 (approximately 15.30 hrs)
Lay back and watch the sunset, from the beach or onboard
Dive 4 – night dive (approximately 19.30 hrs)
Evening onboard – enjoy the company and share a drink with your fellow divers and our staff