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Oktavia Dive Center

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5/21 Moo. 7, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand
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A spectacular trip

A well organized trip in which we have been cared for and pampered a lot. All the crew and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alexpicart2018
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Barcelona, Spain
Our fourth trip with oktavia

Again we had a great time! 5 very relaxed days with really nice people, as always - the best... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fishfinder3663
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Hamburg, Germany
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Oktavia Dive Center offer 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, allowing our guests plenty of room and comfort while discovering one of the most beautiful and fascinating marine areas in the world. Visit our Website for full information on this seasons schedule and prices!
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5/21 Moo. 7, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A well organized trip in which we have been cared for and pampered a lot. All the crew and instructors have been very professional and charming. They have made us enjoy the experience to the fullest, both on the boat and on the water. I...More

Thank alexpicart2018
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi We're really pleased you enjoyed your trip on-board MV Oktavia Alex! Many thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again soon :-D

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again we had a great time! 5 very relaxed days with really nice people, as always - the best captain and thai crew and dive instructors.Thanks for another wonderful safari in the andaman sea and great dive sites. Dom - its always a pleasure. Hope...More

Thank fishfinder3663
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Guys So good to see you both again for yet another trip with us - you're very much part of our Oktavia Family! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review also, we really do appreciate it and it's great...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I did a 5 day snorkelling trip at the end of February with Octavia. This was our first live-aboard experience, it was really good and the highlight of our 4 week trip to SE Asia. My initial contact with Dom, in the...More

Thank Laid-Back-Paul
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paul Thank you for taking the time to leave such kinds words for us all. It was really great to meet you both and have you on-board MV Oktavia! We'll always try our best to help with all aspects of a trip when we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been on their liveaboard twice. Dom at the office is super helpful and answers emails rapidly. The staff onboard is professional and everything works perfectly. And most important: the dive sites are amazing!More

1  Thank 388mikav
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mika It was great to see you both again so soon and to welcome you back for another liveaboard with Oktavia :-) Many thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to leave this review. Congratulations to you both also for completing...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

My husband booked this trip on the Octavia after much research and we hit gold. I have never really snorkled before but I felt safe as houses in Lara's good hands. In fact all the crew were terrific. They even arranged for my other half...More

1  Thank jane n
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Jane We're really pleased you both had such a good time - it was great to meet you both :-) Going on a Liveaboard for your first time can be a little daunting at first, especially if you haven't had much previous experience with...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

As new OW Certified divers trying for our Advanced Adventurer, we had an incredible experience diving 2D/2N with Oktavia in the Similan Islands. The booking experience... was seamless. I traded over two dozen emails with Paul, and every question I posed was professionally and thoroughly...More

1  Thank julieeyasko
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Wow, what another great review - Thank you!! We had so many great comments for our Thai Crew this season, so I'm really pleased to read that everyone is keeping up their energy levels and still maintaining their high standards of care for our guests,...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We were on a 5d/5n liveaboard trip to the Similan Islands National Park (includes Koh Bon and Koh Tachai) and Richelieu Rock. The diving was just amazing. We are experienced divers (>1500 dives combined), and have dived in various places around the world - so...More

1  Thank NicT80
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Hi Guys Thank you for leaving such a great review! As I often say, we're very lucky on Oktavia as we have such a great mixed of guests from all over the world and of all abilities and experience levels. Our whole Team very much...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

The information and support for organizing and planning a scuba diving holiday has been outstanding. Immediate and very helpful response on any question, no matter how strange it z´the request has been. Many thanks to Dom and Viktor, who are doing their best for customer...More

1  Thank Gunther H
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Hi Gunther Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review :-) Whilst your request was a little different for our usual enquires, we were very happy that we could help you out and let you enjoy a diving holiday in...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

This was my first liveabord experience, and everybody made it awesome. We booked a 5 day trip and I thought I would overdose on diving (19 dives), but the diving was so great, as were the instructors (we had Victor who really took care of...More

2  Thank Glenn S
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Hi Glenn Thank you for your kinds words and taking the time to leave us this review! We have received great praise this season for all our crew so I'm incredible proud to see this is no exception. We are always very lucky on Oktavia,...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

We have spent 5 nights in february on the Oktavia both for a snorkeling and a diving trip. We have had a great time! First the diving/snorkeling spots are amazing and tend to get better and better as days go by.. You end up with...More

2  Thank baldauph
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Dom W, General Manager at Oktavia Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review - we really do appreciate it! The diving and snorkelling in the Similans and all the way up to Richelieu Rock has been wonderful this season an so we...More

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Stine M
October 8, 2016|
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Response from Dom W | 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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