The Phinisi Liveaboard in Myanmar

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2 Reviews
4.50 out of 5

The Phinisi Liveaboard in Myanmar and Thailand is a 34 metres style constructed from ironwood and teak with a unique history. She started life in Thailand, moved to the Maldives and has now returned to offer tours in Thailand and Myanmar.

She has seven climate controlled cabins to accommodate 18 guests in twin, double or quad share setups. All cabins have en suite bathrooms, storage and portholes for natural light.

There is an indoor saloon with comfortable sofas and a full entertainment system and library, dining is alfresco with a covered outdoor area, here both Thai and Western meals are served buffet style. The sundeck on the upper level has comfortable sunbeds for guests to relax in between dives.

The dive deck has personal storage areas, and nitrox is available at an additional charge.

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Inclusions: Accommodation, bath towels. 12 litre tanks, weights and belts. Services of a dive guide. All meals served buffet style. Transfers to/from the boat. Kayak usage. Island visits as part of the scheduled itinerary.

Exclusions: Rental equipment. Nitrox. 15 litre tanks. Diving courses. Beer and wine. Merchandise from the boutique. Dive insurance (mandatory).

Mandatory fees: Marine park and port fees as follows: Similans 4 nights 50 USD. Similans 6 nights 65 USD. Ko Phi Phi 1 night 25 USD. Ko Phi Phi 2 nights 32 USD. The entry and fees for Myanmar cruises will be confirmed in the booking email. Mandatory fees are set by the government authorities and are subject to change.

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Boat Amenities

  • Air conditioned lounge
  • Audio & TV
  • Indoor lounge
  • Outdoor dining
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Hot tub
  • Sun deck
  • Air conditioned cabins
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Warm water showers
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Hairdryers
  • TV in cabins
  • Free internet
  • Paid internet
  • Satellite phone
  • Massage
  • Kayaks
  • Library

Food & Drink

  • Local food
  • Western food
  • Vegetarian options
  • Snacks all day
  • Beer available
  • Wine selection
  • Spirits/cocktails available
  • Free wine w/dinner
  • Buffet
  • Semi a la carte
  • A la carte


  • Nitrox available
  • Diving courses
  • DIN adaptors
  • Camera room/station
  • Charging stations
  • Camera rinse tank
  • Non-diver (snorkeler) friendly
  • Rebreather support

Rental Gear

  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Wetsuit
  • Dive Computer
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Fins

Rental gear is available on this liveaboard and is payable onboard. You will need to pre-book rental gear if required. We will collect information on your rental gear requirements once your trip is confirmed.
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Boat Safety Features & Communication

  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Fire alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen
  • Life jackets
  • EPIRB distress system
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • GPS
  • Depth sounder
  • Life rafts
  • Radar
  • Fishfinder
  • Emergency flares
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light


  • Quad Cabin
  • Double or Twin Cabin
  • Twin Cabin

Drawing & Vessel Layouts

Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2007
  • Length: 34 metres
  • Beam: 8 metres
  • Maximum speed: 10 knots
  • Cruising speed: 8 knots
  • Engine: MAN 380 HP
  • Generators: Twin MAN 50 KWA
  • Maximum guests: 18
  • Number of cabins: 7
  • Number of bathrooms: 7
  • Tenders: 2x 5.5 metres RIB with Yamaha 40 HP

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2 reviews for The Phinisi

  1. Michael Francis

    I had been on a number of Liveaboards and the Phinisi ranks well among them.
    The boat— The common areas are comfortable and suitable for eating and relaxing between dives. I would have preferred chairs or lounges instead of or in addition to the bean bags.

    —The cabin was comfortable as was the bunk. The head was small but clean and functional. There were some problems with the aircon in our cabin but they were corrected promptly.

    —The dive deck was spacious and efficient.

    —The tenders was good but I suggest the smaller tender be replaced with a larger tender.

    The each and every dive master and crew member were excellent, helpful and skilled. They were great.

    —The food was very good. It was tasty and creative. There were Thai staples and Western food.

    —Safety was a key concern. We had a safety briefing at the outset which covered on board and dive safety requirements. We also conducted a muster drill. I have never been on a Liveaboards that conducted a muster drill. This was appreciated.

  2. Jacqui

    Overall Experience – 5

    Website (ease of use and design) – 4

    Booking process – 3

    Liveaboard – 5

    Staff and Crew – 5

    Safety – 5

    Dive destination – 5

    Any other comments:
    Nitrox was very expensive

    As a vegetarian, the food offered was very good but limited. However, apart from me, there was only 1 other vegetarian on board so I can fully understand that the main focus had to be on the majority of the customers.

    The collection point was ridiculous. Being picked up from a petrol station off a highway made everyone feel uneasy and I would not have gone if I had been on my own. Myself and Jim stayed in a local hotel at the top of the hill which was the closest we could find to the pick up point but was in the middle of no-where with not a single restaurant or bar within walking distance. It would make a lot more sense to make the pick up at a more central location such as maybe a hotel or even offer pick ups from hotels within a certain distance.

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