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Diving on the The Phinisi in Thailand
THE PHINISI, OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS ‘CHENG I SAO’ FROM NOVEMBER 2018 ONWARDS WILL BE OFFERING LIVEABOARDS IN THAILAND. FROM NEXT YEAR, AN EXCITING NEW DESTINATION MYANMAR’S MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO WILL BE ADDED TO THE SCHEDULE.
The Phinisi is a 34 metre custom built diving yacht of traditional Indonesian gaft rigged Phinisi style with 7 sails. She hosts 18 guests in 7 en-suited cabins. The main deck features a large indoor salon with comfortable sofas and personal storage, charging stations for your electronics and a media center for listening to music or watching a video of your day’s diving. There is a dive deck and an outside dining area with bench seats, complete with refreshment making facilities for relaxing and dining. Upstairs is the large half-covered sun deck with cushioned loungers for après dive cocktails.
The food served on board is plentiful, delicious and freshly prepared in our well-equipped kitchen. Look forward to a mix of international and Asian cuisine served buffet style. The crew can also cater to special dietary requirements is advised in advance. A range of carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, black, green and herbal teas are available. There is always a tasty bite awaiting the guests when they surface! Guests may select beer, wine or spirits from the cocktail bar for an additional fee.
The Phinisi is owned and managed by an experienced and professional team, ensuring that every diving cruise is one to remember forever.
PORTS OF DEPARTURE AND HOW TO GET THERE
The trip begins in Chalong Pier Phuket and ends in Khao Lak Taplamu Pier. The closest airport is Phuket Intl (HKT). Pickup time at the airport is around 15:30. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags. You will be picked up at the airport (or local hotel) by someone carrying a sign with your name and then transferred to the boat. You can check in on the boat as of 18:00
The boat departs Chalong Pier Phuket in the evening on the same day.