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Oktavia Dive Center offers the best in 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...more
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5/21 Moo. 7, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand
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All reviews mv oktavia thai crew special thanks great trip day trip richelieu rock boat crew great boat marine life manta rays other guests snorkeling guide separate rooms initial contact an incredible experience food was great guitar shark
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very good scuba diving. In Boat v had a master bedroom which was spacious n for kids twin bedroom. Clean ship. Good instructors. Good food . Fruits n tea all day. Dive n then hv meal n then relax n then dive. 4 times a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Priya K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can’t recommend these guys high enough. Crew were relaxed but professional, boat was large and comfortable, food was great and plentiful. AND the diving! Simply amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Awabinigiri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent five lovely days/nights onboard the MV Octavia. They have a wonderful team lead by Victor, who was also my diving instructor (the best I've ever had). Thank you guys!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Peranovic
MVOktavia, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving yet another great review for us! We're very proud of our Team here at Oktavia Dive Center and believe we have the best Dive & Boat Crew in the Similans :-) Hopefully we will see you gain soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our honeymoon 5-day dive trip on the Oktavia. The crew, both the Thai boat crew and the SCUBA guides were awesome, the food was simple & delicious, and we saw a TON of cool stuff on the trip. It felt like a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sarahbird
MVOktavia, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks you for leaving such a great review for us. We were so pleased you chose to join us for your Honeymoon, and even happier that the amazing marine life of the Similans Islands came to wish you well also :-) Very much hoping...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the boss to the boat boys and girls..what can I say some of the best diving ...seen whale shark mantas and much much more,,,thanks mr hiep victor looking after JULIE snorkeling Not forgetting ferri. Best value diving in Thailand,,,food plenty of variety. Give these...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TILLYCANN
MVOktavia, Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thank you so much for the great review. It was wonderful to have you both join us for our pre-Christmas trip, and even better that the Whale Sharks and Manta have been around so early in the season! Fantastic :-D We do hope to...More

Reviewed December 14, 2018

There are many options when going to the Similans. I am very happy I chose Oktavia. The booking is smooth and easy. The cruise director tries to avoid crowds and go to the diving spots (and the beaches) when the other boats have left. Very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sabubonn
MVOktavia, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Hi We are so happy you chose us too! :-) Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, we really enjoyed having you on-board MV Oktavia. We hope to see you again soon for more wonderful diving. best wishes!

Reviewed December 14, 2018

I enjoyed the boat it is comfortable, the crew was very nice and professional. The dive team was very good and I appreciated how they combine the divers groups. It was my first live aboard experience and I liked it.More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Cameleon-pva
MVOktavia, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Joining a Diving Liveaboard can seem a little intimidating at first, but our wonderful crew always make everyone feel welcome and at home as...More

Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

I was recommended to book a life aboard trip with them by an instructor that I meet at red Sea and I was really agree with his recommendation. I had as a guide Ferry and he cares about searching for any weird species. Also he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _RRX_82
MVOktavia, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hi Thank you for yet another great review :-) We were really happy to have you on-board to explore and discover all the amazing marine life that lives around the dive sites we visit. Mr Ferry (as with all our Dive Crew) is an expert...More

Reviewed December 5, 2018

I did a lot of research (like you're probably doing now) before I settled on the Oktavia. I am happy to say the positive reports from every source I could find were spot on. The boat itself is well equipped, very comfortable and has a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peteonwheels
MVOktavia, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hi Pete Many thanks for leaving such a great review! We put all our effort in to making sure all our guests, no matter what experience level they may be, receive the very best care and attention during their trip with us. I’m very happy...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We recommend Oktavia with confidence, as all of our guests that we book direct with them have only the highest praise for their organization and value. As one of only a few local family owned and operated companies that actually have their own boat, you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank david j
Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hello John Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's always good to hear great feedback from our guests directly but also to hear that the high praise passes through the local supporting businesses in the Khao Lak area. Over the...More

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SunkistOrange888
December 29, 2018|
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Response from MVOktavia | Property representative |
Hi, thank for your question. Oktavia's main communal area is open air. The indoor areas are reserved for cabin space only.
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Stine M
October 7, 2016|
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Response from MVOktavia | 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
January 26, 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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