MV Hallelujah Overview
MV Hallelujah is one of the largest and most comfortable Similan diving liveaboard boats. At 35 metres in length, she is stable & safe, and offers up tp 25 guests plenty of comfortable places to enjoy the times when they are not in the water. On the main deck there are twelve comfortable, air-conditioned guest cabins, all of which have private en suite bathrooms. Two deluxe cabins at the front of the boat have large double beds, and there are ten more twin bunk cabins. All have sea-view windows, hot showers, hand basins, proper toilets, and air conditioning. On the upper deck, there is also a VIP single cabin for one lucky guest. All cabins are cleaned daily, and they have space for storing personal items, and electrical sockets for charging devices. The whole boat is fitted with beautiful parquet wooden floors and walls, including the large indoor lounge. This is where guests enjoy most meals, although there is also a large outdoor dining area that is covered with a permanent ceiling and has removable 'weather walls'. There is a choice of places for guests to enjoy evening drinks, games and dive briefings.
Hallelujah's diving deck at the rear of the boat is very large, and the staff and crew are helpful & experienced. A boat's dive deck is a lot more important than many people may think. Its size and layout can make a big difference to how each diving guest feels before and immediately after each dive. If the layout is practical and there is plenty of space to sit in your gear or move around, then the comfort and whole experience is much nicer. Hallelujah is a purpose-built scuba diving liveaboard, and its dive deck was designed to accommodate a full boat of diving guests and staff. This includes a sensible position for items like the compressor and Nitrox membrane, so that they are not in the way of divers, and they can work silently while guests are eating, sleeping, or relaxing.
There is also a big sundeck on the top of Hallelujah, which is where many sun worshippers spend a lot of time. This is a great place to gaze at the clear star-filled skies that are almost guaranteed throughout the Similan diving season. If the weather is too hot, or during an occasional rain shower, Hallelujah's lounge saloon is very comfortable, with plenty of good movies to watch and books to read. During meal times, great food is served and most special dietary needs can be catered for - but please let us know before your trip! It is almost guaranteed that guests gain a little weight while on a Hallelujah trip, because diving is hungry work and the food is so delicious.
What makes Hallelujah's trips more special than most other Similan liveaboards is the excellent organisation and service. Everything is prepared in advance, including the equipment, dive groups, cabin allocation and food. The team are very experienced and professional, and their great reputation means that many trips are fully booked in advance. Also, with Early-Bird discounts, it's good to book your Hallelujah trip before the end of August. And the team sometimes offer discounts for remaining spaces in April, but these discounts are rarely offered before March.
Please note that diving insurance is mandatory, but can be bought on board for a very reasonable rate. Also, some other websites show Hallelujah's trips as 5D/4N (five days & four nights) but this is not correct. Every Hallelujah trip departs in the evening, and returns mid-afternoon four days later. Although the trips span five calendar dates, they are less than 96 hours and therefore very much 4D/4N. Please do not be misled by websites who pretend the trip is longer than it really is. We feel that these websites are trying to make their 'per day' price look cheaper than reality.