Lucky Marine Liveaboard Overview
Lucky Marine is a very popular Thailand diving liveaboard that offers great-value trips all year round. During the months from November to May you can join 4D/4N trips to Thailand's best diving areas, which are The Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock. These trips sail from Tab Lamu Pier, in Khao Lak. Then from June to October the boat sails from Chalong, Phuket for 2D/1N overnight trips to the best dive sites around Phuket.
Up to 24 guests can join regular trips on Lucky Marine, but full-charter bookings can be a few more. There are 12 air-conditioned cabins, most of which have a private en suite bathroom. the Deluxe and Master cabins have a large double bed, and independently-controlled air conditioning. The two Master cabins and four Deluxe cabins are on the main deck. Two more Deluxe cabins are located on the boat's upper deck. The budget cabins have bunk beds and are located on the main deck.
There is a large air-conditioned lounge saloon in the middle of the upper deck. Here you can enjoy the comfortable seating, sea views through large windows and audio-video entertainment. At the rear of this main deck is a sheltered outdoor socialing & dining area. This is where guests spend most of their time between dives, either eating delicious food or chilling with a cold drink. The food is served throughout the day, and is a great blend of western and local cuisine. Between meals there are always snacks and fruit available. Of course, there's a sundeck on the top, plus another outdoor seating/sunbathing area at the front of the boat.
The large dive platform is well laid out and the air and Nitrox compressors fill tanks between dives. Nitrox is available for free to certified divers. And the boat normally has DPVs available for use on most trips. The crew all know their jobs well and are experienced in these waters. all in all, you will be very impressed.
Lucky Marine Liveaboard Facilities, Layout & Specifications
|Lucky Marine Liveaboard Layout|
|Lucky Marine Liveaboard Specifications|
|Cruising Speed:||10 Knots.|
|Max Speed:||15 Knots.|
|Engines:||2 x Yuchai marine YC6K 600 HP.|
|Navigation:||Radar, Depth Sounder, GPS.|
|Communication:||Radio, Satellite Phone, Mobile Phones.|
|Safety:||Emergency Rafts, Life Vests, Fire Alarms, Fire Extinguishers, Oxygen, First Aid Kit, Flares.|
Lucky Marine Liveaboard Courses
PADI diving courses are available on Lucky Marine. The most-popular courses to take on a liveaboard cruise are Advanced Open Water and Nitrox. Nowadays, it's more common to do the theory online, so that you maximise your relaxing and fun time during the trip. In order to study the theory online, it's important to pre-book your PADI course before joining the trip.
Lucky Marine Liveaboard Itinerary
Lucky Marine has a 4D/4N itinerary for the high season (Oct-May) and a 2D/1N itinerary for the low season.
The high-season trips are 4 days & nights to The Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock.
Low-season trips are overnigh from Phuket to Racha and/or Phi Phi.
The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.
Lucky Marine Liveaboard Transfer Details
Lucky Marine guests are collected before each trip and taken to the boat. And at the end, they're taken to local hotels. These transfer are at set times and shared with other Lucky Marine guests.
High season trips offer transfers from/to hotels around Khao Lak and Phuket airport in the afternoon and early evening of the first day of the trip.
Low-season trips start in the morining from Chalong, in southern Phuket. Therefore, guests are required to stay in a nearby hotel the night before in order to be picked up and taken to the pier.
For customers who would like a private taxi please see below for details.
(Click below for a rough guide to the rates you can expect to pay ‘per vehicle,’ not ‘per person’.)
Lucky Marine Liveaboard Schedule & Prices
|Racha Islands, Koh Phi Phi|
( 7 dives)
|2D / 1N||Budget 9,900 THB||Deluxe 12,900 THB||Master 14,900 THB|
|Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck, T13|
( 15 dives)
|4D / 4N||Budget 27,000 THB||Deluxe 32,000 THB||Master 35,000 THB|
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7 Reasons to Book with us:
- Best-price guarantee, AND get FREE gifts.
- We don’t ask for any payment or your card details until you are ready to confirm your booking.
- For safety reasons, it’s impossible to complete a booking instantly online , as some other websites claim to offer. We always check first as each boat has a different criteria regarding diver details & experience .
- We offer each boat’s booking & payment policy (below). Some other websites have standardised terms, asking for full payment but many boats’ payment terms are a 20-30% deposit, and the balance paid on arrival.
- Our Thailand-based staff are experts about logistics, the dive sites & all the boats . Take a look at the reviews on our site & tripadvisor.
- Our team are always online to answer your questions. We always respond the same day , usually within a few minutes
- Customer service is everything!
For example, if a trip is cancelled, we will ensure you can choose between an alternative similar trip or a full & unconditional refund .