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The Phinisi

The newly-renovated Phinisi joined in 2018 the growing fleet and is now offering unique diving experiences in the Andaman Sea. Like its big brother The Junk, its elegant style perfectly combines colonial and contemporary influences. Admire the colorful landscapes of Thailand, so beautiful you’d feel like in a fairytale; no wonder they call it “the land of a thousand smiles”. The Andaman Sea, meanwhile, contains in the heart of its crystal clear waters the dream of every diver and snorkeler. There’s such a wide variety of fauna & flora and you might even encounter sharks. Visit some of the best dive spots in the world, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock in Thailand but also the newly opened to divers Myanmar.

A proper review of
The Phinisi Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about The Phinisi Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

Side view of the Phinisi liveaboard, Thailand
The Phinisi Liveaboard
Okay Liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Some divers reported that the group was small and this made the whole trip more intimate and directed.
  • Several divers commended the dive master and diving instructors on their excellent knowledge and briefings.
  • People stated that the food was a mix of Thai and Western cuisine and was prepared to perfection. .
  • Some people noted that the Phinisi was a overall great boat with all of the necessary facilities.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people expressed that they felt hard done not being able to see any big pelagics.
  • Some people were taken back due to the fact that they had to share a cabin with 4 people.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2018
Max divers 18
Internet No
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. No
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • A modern & elegant design, a clever mix of advanced technologies and comfort.
  • Passengers can choose from a variety of itineraries from 4 to 10 nights.
  • Different tasty dishes in the colors of the Adaman Sea, served everyday buffet style.
  • Special diet options are available on request.
  • Some of the best diving spots in the world.
  • Explore the newly opened to divers: Mergui Archipelago.
  • The Phinisi hosts up to 31 guests in 12 beautifully-decorated cabins.
  • Rental Diving gear, Nitrox and Towels are available.
  • Spacious diving deck and a huge camera space for photography lovers.


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Description and details

Diving on The Phinisi in Thailand and Myanmar

Explore the abundant treasures of Thailand & Myanmar on a unique Liveaboard to discover the secrets of the Andaman Sea. The Phinisi is designed to entertain you, surprise you and pamper you throughout your Liveaboard adventure! Discover the combination of stylish design and technology and experience a rewarding and innovative adventure. A boat custom-built by divers for divers, it offers all the required facilities for the best diving vacation ever. 4 itineraries are available every year from November to May; they vary from 4 to 10 nights to suit the guests’ different needs and wishes.

Vessel features

This 34 meters/ 111 feet long ship can welcome up to 31 guests in 12 pretty and cozy cabins; the cabins are varied: quadruple shared, twin bed and double bed cabins to suit every guest’s desire and budget. All of them are tastefully furnished, decorated and equipped with private bathrooms and individually controlled AC and fans.
Delicious food for a full stomach ready for diving:

Enjoy each day, in an elegant and refined dining area, tasty dishes prepared with fresh products. The Phinisi offers clever combinations of Thai cuisine and international specialties. The food is served buffet style on the upper deck, complete with balanced dishes and a multitude of other options to meet all diets throughout the day.

Activities in-between dives:

The indoor saloon, furnished with taste and refinement, is located in the main deck and offers a panoramic view. You can play board games or watch movies, making this vacation perfect for families and kids too. Another amazing common area is the spacious sun deck upstairs, equipped with chairs and loungers, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and tan in-between dives.

The Phinisi offers divers all the facilities needed and more

It has 2 dive tenders and a huge dive deck with oxygen compressors and Nitrox. Rinsing tanks for dive equipment along with another separate tank are available. The Phinisi spoils its guests with a photo station for an unforgettable vacation.

All Phinisi crew members are professional and friendly

Crew members are well trained and will happily make you feel like home. They are multilingual and will happily attend you throughout your every step in your trip. The dive guides of Phinisi will teach you as much as possible and show you the best diving spots.

Safety measures

On board the Phinisi, all safety measures are taken into consideration. Because our guests’ well being is our main priority, Phinisi is equipped with fire alarms, life jackets and rafts, emergency oxygen and aid kits, flares, and emergency radio beacon. The Phinisi offers its guests the ideal vacation.

The seabed is subdued with beauty: manta rays, sea turtles, barracudas evolve in multicolored coral reefs. On land, the fauna and flora are of an infinite variety and dazzle the traveler: more than 800 endemic species of birds, elephants, monkeys, coconut trees as far as the eye can see, rubber trees, mangroves, etc. There’s plenty to explore. Lovers of sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, relaxation, cultural and culinary discoveries or simply dream beaches, this is the ultimate Liveaboard to choose!

Boat features
  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck

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