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Oktavia Dive Center

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Address: 5/21 Moo. 7, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
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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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Dive with the best, the MV Octavia

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... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Rachel N
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18 reviews
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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 the Similan Islands. Communication leading up to the trip was extremely efficient and pleasant (shout... More 

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

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 cruises a fun, friendly, and unique experience. We take great pride in the number of... More 

Kolkata
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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 little extra special. Clearer weather, lower berth, slower movement, sweet water bucket for camera and... More 

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

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 awry and so we always try our best to make things work out and reschedule... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 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 you everyone on MV Oktavia <3

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

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 every trip special, the arrival of the Manta Rays really adds to a unique experience... More 

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

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

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

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 the key reason for why everyone wants to come back and join us again -... More 

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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 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 delicious. We highly recommend this trip to anyone looking for a memorable holiday! Thanks for... More 

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

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 cruising the Similans with us on-board MV Oktavia and we hope to see you again... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 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 really spacious and compared to other boats I saw (such as the Pawara) Oktavia had... More 

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Thank DCLady44
Dom W, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this review

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 for all on-board MV Oktavia - even when we're fully booked - and you're right,... More 

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Reviewed 23 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.

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

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 you had a great time and we hope to see you again in the future! More 

Santa Cruz, Ca.
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 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 to compare with. We stayed in one of the luxury cabins (there are 2). Some... More 

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

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 and thoughtfulness, which enable you to continue your dive and for your group member to... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 12 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 boat captain is the best i ever see working with a boat of that size.... More 

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

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 whole of Thailand! ;-) They all work tirelessly to ensure everyone has a great time,... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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

Hi Anne Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're always thankful to have such a great mix of people and nationalities join us for our Similan Island Liveaboard Cruises, so thank you for pointing that out. I know our Dive & Thai Crew really get a buzz from meeting so many personalities as... More 

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