MV Andaman Tritan Overview
At a length of 24.5m, Andaman Tritan is a typical size for most Similan Islands liveaboard diving boats. However, what makes this Thai diving safari boat stand out from the others is the range of cabins at reasonable prices, excellent cuisine, and international management who benefit from experience of diving trips in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
On Similans trips only 16 lucky guests are able to enjoy diving cruises on Andaman Tritan, and those who do are able to choose from a selection of several cabin types, including singles. In addition to two master cabins, there are deluxe cabins with double and twin beds, as well as standard cabins with twin beds on the upper deck and single-bunk cabins on the lower deck. All cabins are air-conditioned and cleaned daily. Therefore, whatever your needs, budget or group size, there’s an ideal cabin for you. Guests are spoiled with great meals throughout the day and by the experienced and friendly crew and team of diving staff. There are areas all around the boat to chill alone or with others, which include sunbathing, reading, enjoying photos or videos of the diving, or just enjoying the wonderful scenery.
Andaman Tritan offers liveaboard cruises to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock which are 4D/4N in length (or 5D/5N, at special times of year). Please note that these trips are advertised elsewhere as longer than this. This is a little bit misleading, because the boat departs in the evening and returns in the afternoon 4 days later. Although the trips span 5 calendar dates, the 4D/4N trips are only 90 hours in length. Therefore we advertise them in a way which we feel is correct.
Andaman Tritan sails from Khao Lak, 100km to the north of Phuket. Guests are picked up, free of charge, from many locations, then driven to the pier to board the boat. Setting sail in the evening enables guests to get to know one another over dinner and wake up with the boat already having arrived at Thailand’s best diving sites.
It’s possible take part in a selection of PADI courses aboard Andaman Tritan as well as bring along non-diving guests who just want to snorkel and enjoy the views. Nitrox is available for those who are certified.
MV Andaman Tritan Facilities, Layout & Specifications
|MV Andman Tritan Layout|
|MV Andaman Tritan Specifications|
|Engine.||2 x 280HP Hino.|
|Cruising Speed.||8 knots.|
|Max. Speed.||10 knots.|
|Generator.||2 x 35 kva|
|Navigation.||Radio / Communication System, GPS, Furuno Radar, Depth Sounder, Auto Pilot and AIS Transporter.|
|Safety.||Medical Oxygen, First Aid Kit, 2 x Life Raft ( total capacity - 40 pax ) EPIRD and 4.2 Tender w 40hp Outbound Engine.|
|Capacity.||23 Customers (max), 7 Boat crew, 4 dive crew.|
|Cabins.||10 cabins ( 5 cabins with en suite bathrooms ).|
MV Andaman Tritan Courses
Like most liveaboard diving safari cruises, PADI courses are normally available on board Andaman Tritan. Please let us know which course you are interested in when you book, so that we can check availability & price, and prepare.
MV Andaman Tritan Itinerary
MV Andaman Tritan Transfer Details
Andaman Tritan guests can enjoy free scheduled pickups (and drop off) from (to) hotels and resorts in Phuket & Khao Lak to the boat at Tab Lamu Pier. These transfers usually begin mid-afternoon for pickup, arriving early evening for an evening departure. After the trip, guests can tell the staff where they would like to be taken (for free) around most of Phuket & Khao Lak.
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’.)
MV Andaman Tritan Schedule & Prices
|Destinations||Duration||Standard - Lower Deck||Standard - Upper Deck||Deluxe - En Suite||Master Cabin|
|Boat Schedule and prices coming soon|
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- 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 .
The booking process for MV Andaman Tritan is very simple and convenient. Firstly, ask us to reserve a space in your chosen cabin on your preferred dates. Then, when you are ready to confirm, we ask for 30% of the cruise price as a deposit. This payment is most-commonly made via PayPal, and there are no fees at all for you, the customer. You don't even need a Paypal account, although PayPal do encourage you to open one. The invoice can be sent to any email address and payment can be made by anyone.
The 70% balance is due 30 days before departure. Again, this payment can be made via PayPal. Balance payments atract a small bank fee of 2.5%. However, if guests choose to pay the full cruise price at the time of booking, or make a Thai bank direct transfer, there are no fees.
Extras, such as national marine park fees and maybe equipment hire or other items, can be paid when you arrive in Khao Lak or on board the boat. Only cash payments can be taken on the boat, but both cash and card payments can be made at the dive centre. Card payments attract 3% bank fees. Although extras such as park fees, Nitrox fills and equipment hire must be paid on arrival, we are able to take trip balance and course payments via PayPal before your trip. These payments attract bank fees similar to those at the dive centre.
Cancellation fees depend on the time and reason for cancelling. Please contact us for details. Andaman Tritan are both considerate and flexible whenever possible regarding customer cancellations.