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The Phinisi is a 34 meter (112-foot) yacht offering itineraries in the Similan & Surin Islands, Thailand & the best dive sites of the Mergui Archipelago. She accomodates up to 18 guests.

    2 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN cabins
    double bed or 2 twin beds (plus an extra lower twin bed) & porthole
    1 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN cabin
    double bed & 1 twin bed plus porthole
    2 lower deck TWIN cabins
    2 lower twin beds 
    2 lower deck QUAD cabins
     twin beds bunk style plus 2 lower twin beds

    All cabins have private bathrooms, individually controlled air conditioning and storage space.

  • up to 4 dives per day
    (from the tenders)
    12 liter alu tanks - DIN & INT valves 
    (15 liter alu/steel tanks at extra cost)
    scuba gear rental 
    (request in advance)
    diving courses
    water temperature: 82 - 86F, 28 - 30C

    3mm wetsuit recommended

  • accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks, soft drinks, tea & coffee
    compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
    return transfers
    (international airport & main beach hotels) 

  • international & domestic airfare

    alcoholic beverages
    scuba rental gear
    (request in advance)
    15 liter tanks
    nitrox & dive computer rental
    (diving with a computer is compulsory)
    dive insurance & dive courses
    Marine National Park fee


On board The Phinisi

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    sun deck
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    exterior dining
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    double cabin
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    twin cabin
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    triple cabin
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    dive deck
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    stern deck

Deck Plan ... Dive Map ... Technical Specifications

Deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for The Phinisi                 .... open



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Built in 2007, Relaunched in Thailand in 2018
Length: 34 meters
Beam: 8 meters
Draft: 2.4 meters
Max 18 guests (7 air conditioned cabins)
Hull material: Wood
Tanks:12 litre aluminium (15 litre tanks are available for an extra charge)
Tank valves: DIN and INT fitting
Cruising speed: 8 knots
Crew: 12
PADI dive courses available
2 x inflatable dinghy tenders for quick pick ups after the dives & for taking guests on beach excursions
1 general equipment rinse tank and 1 camera rinse tank
Camera table
Deck towels provided


Engines: 1 x 380 hp
Generators: 2 x 50x
Compressors: 2
Nitrox available upto 32% (extra charge applies)
Electricity: 24 hrs. 220v. 2 pin round sockets


sat nav
depth sounder


VHF radio


2 x life rafts
EFR trained crew
First aid kit
emergency satellite phone
smoke detectors
emergency oxygen

Sit back, relax .... and dive

New in 2018. The Phinisi was build in Indonesia in 2007 and has dived Indonesia, Thailand and the Maldives. She’s now back in Thailand cruising the best of the Andaman Sea and further north into Myanmar’s Mergui archipelago.   She has 7 plush cabins with private bathrooms and individually controlled AC and fans and takes a total of 18 guests.

Communal areas include an indoor lounge where you can find the charging stations for your electronics and the media center for listening to music or watching a video of your day’s diving. There is a shaded outdoor area for relaxing and dining. There is also a sundeck with cushioned loungers.  The atmosphere on board is relaxed. The dress code is casual, shorts, t-shirts and bare feet.

 Feasts await....

Food is taken seriously on board The Phinisi. To start the day there is a light breakfast, then after the first dive 'the Full Monty' is served. Different kinds of bread and a toaster at your disposal, eggs (different style every day), bacon, ham, fried beans, fruit yoghurt, pancakes on some days and other days a nice and warm croissant, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. Then there is always a big bowl of rice soup for people who want to have a traditional Asian breakfast.

Lunch is served after the second dive. This is an Asian affair with plenty of seafood, various meats, rice, noodles, vegetables and fresh salads. Dinner consist of a full complement of Asian dishes but also western food such as Italian pasta, pork steaks and fries. In between meals there is always fresh fruit available, cookies in a jar, and after the night dive there will be some snacks waiting for you.


Offering exciting trips in Thailand and Myanmar with a range of 4 different itineraries; 4, 6, 7 and 10 night dive cruises.

4 & 6 nights – Similan & Surin Islands
10 nights – Best of Thailand (incudes Similan & Surin Islands)
(Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa, Phi Phi, Shark Point, King Cruiser Wreck, then Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock)
7 & 10 nights – Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar

Your Cruise Logistics

Your start and finish destinations will depend on which itinerary you choose.

Similan Islands
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket
Returns: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak

Departs / Returns:
Khao Lak/Khao Lak / Phuket/Khao Lak (alternating)

Myanmar Itinerary
Departs / Returns: Ranong port


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