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THAILAND AGGRESSOR

The Thailand Aggressor is built to U.S. Coast Guard and A.B.S. standards with a full complement of safety equipment. The Thailand Aggressor is a spacious 35M yacht with a 7M. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel powered, cruises at 11.5 knots and has 110-volt power onboard. Comfortable accommodations for 16 guests include 8 spacious staterooms each independently air-conditioned, a private head and shower, picture window or porthole view, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. 2 Master staterooms with a queen bed 3 Deluxe staterooms with two twin beds or one king bed 2 Deluxe twin staterooms with two twin beds 1 Owners stateroom with a queen bed The Thailand Aggressor has a beautiful spacious salon, large sun deck with shading, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar, grill and a complete photo/video center.  The Thailand Aggressor has a safe aboard to store valuables such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store.

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SCHEDULES 2015

SCHEDULES 2016

DIVE SITES

THAILAND AGGRESSOR SPECIFICATIONS

Deck plan The Thailand Aggressor Liveaboard showing sun deck, upper deck, lower deck and main deck

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Length: 35M

Passengers: 16

Crew:  8

Twin diesel engines on all steel and aluminum yachts

Two or more generators, 110-208 ac voltage, each capable of supplying the yachts needs independently

Two SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage

Nitrox membrane system  with cascade storage

Watermaker with ample storage

Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving

ONBOARD SAFETY

Hang bar for safety stops (where necessary)

Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies

D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Fire and Smoke Detection Systems

Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment

406 EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

Life rafts & rescue craft

Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew

Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment

Emergency flares

NAVIGATION

Radar

Magnetic Compass

Depth sounders

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

COMMUNICATION

Multiple VHF radios

Long Range Single Side Band Radio

Satellite Phone (where necessary)

Satellite Email (where necessary)

ENTERTAINMENT

Shore excursions to cays and beaches (where available)

Snorkeling and scuba diving

Digital underwater photography

Entertainment center, featuring a TV, DVD, stereo player and an assortment of movies and books

OTHER AMENITIES

Partially covered sun deck with chaise lounges, complete wet bar, CD Stereo player, and hot tub *

BBQ grill area

Full-service galley, freezer, and refrigerator storage

Comfortable swim platform with (2) warm freshwater showers, fin storage and (2) water exit ladders

Dive deck with personal gear lockers for in-place air/nitrox fill stations, rinse tanks and camera table with low pressure air hoses

Scuba diving equipment rentals and complimentary “loaners” if your equipment malfunctions or is delayed

Weights, weight belts, 80 cu. ft. aluminum tanks with  standard  yoke valves

DIN adapters *

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MYANMAR

Charters depart from Tap Lamu Pier or Chalong Pier;

 

The Thailand Aggressor will depart from Tap Lamu Pier (located 1 1/2  hours from the Phuket International Airport (HKT) which is located south of Khao Lak, a beautiful hilly mountainous region and tourist area or Chalong Pier located in Phuket and the southern area. The yacht departs Saturday evening and diving begins Sunday morning at Richelieu Rock (weather permitting). The yacht will then continue a northern course to Myanmar, (previously known as Burma) where guests will clear immigration Monday morning then make 2 - 3 dives.  The boat will then travel through Myanmar offering 5 dives on Tuesday and Wednesday and 2 - 3 dives on Thursday before clearing immigration and traveling back to Thailand. Friday 2 dives will be offered in Thailand before arriving back to Tap Lamu Pier Friday afternoon then the cocktail party and dinner onboard with check out at 8 am Saturday.

 

Myanmar offers pristine, untouched diving that is rapidly becoming one of the premier destinations to go since the Myanmar government opened up the Mergui Archipelago for diving.

 

The island paradise of Phuket is only 50 miles from where the boat docks, lies only 8 degrees north of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate year round. For divers, the true treasures of the north Andaman Sea are found at famous sites such as the  Surin Islands, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon,Richelieu Rock where the warm, clear water draws large schools of tropical fish, manta rays, and the awe-inspiring whale shark.

 

In Myanmar, guests will dive sites such as Black Rock, North Twin, South Twin, Three Islets, and Shark Cave  that includes variety like you've never seen. From lots of varieties of sharks, caves, caverns, pelagics, schooling fish, unusual macro life to steep walls and rock covered with coral and fans The wealth of aquatic life combined with clear water will delight underwater photographers and marine naturalists when scuba diving Myanmar and Thailand.

 

Sample Itinerary:

Saturday - Airport pick up and Host Hotel Pick up 4-4:45 pm, then boarding.  Welcome and departure

Sunday -   5 dives in Thailand, depart for Myanmar(Richelieu Rock - weather permitting)

Monday -  Immigration clearance am, 2 - 3 dives at Myanmar including night dive (Rocky Island, Shark Cave)

Tuesday -  5 dives at Myanmar including night dive (Black Rock)

Wednesday - 5 dives at Myanmar including night dive (North Twin & South Twin)

Thursday - 2 - 3 dives at Myanmar, immigration clearance from Myanmar to Thailand (Western Rocky, Sea Fan Forect)

Friday -     2 dives in Thailand, arrive Friday afternoon to Taplamu Pier, cocktail party, dinner ashore

Saturday - Check out 8 am

 

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:

Guests will fly into Phuket which is located off the south west coast of Thailand in the geographic region of Mainland Southeast Asia. Phuket is separated from the mainland by a channel at its northernmost point, where the Sarasin Bridge connects the island to the mainland.  Countries bordering Thailand are Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia and Laos.

 The Phuket International Airport (HKT) is in the north of the island, and is Thailand's second largest hub to Bangkok.  There are numerous connecting flights from the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and Australia offering daily service to Phuket via Bangkok, alternate direct flights from Dubai, Hong Kong and Seoul to Phuket. Airlines offering service are Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Thai Airways, Asiana Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

Visitors must have a current passport for at least 6 months beyond your period of stay, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

It is very important if guests require a visa that they apply for a 're-entry visa' for Thailand since it will be necessary for re-entry after clearing immigration in Myanmar.

 

 

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:

We highly suggest arriving a few days early and visiting Bangkok and Phuket. Transfers are free of charge on the charter start and end day listed below. Guests arriving at the Phuket (HKT) International Airport on the day of the charter will be met at  4 pm by a Thailand Aggressor representative. If you are already on island, please make your way to the host hotel or the airport for transfer to Taplamu Pier or Chalong Pier for a 5 pm boarding. (7 Day advance notification is required for transfer arrangements)

 

Charter Start Date:

Saturday 4 pm Phuket International Airport (HKT) for transfer to Taplamu Pier or Chalong Pier to board the Thailand Aggressor at 5 pm.

Saturday 4 - 4:45 pm Pick up from the host hotels, Kantary Beach Hotel and Villas or Pullman Resort located in  the Khao Lak beach region and transfer to Taplamu Pier to board the Thailand Aggressor. Or, if the Thailand Aggressor departs from Charlong Pier, pick up from 4 - 4:45 pm from the host hotels Ibis Patong Hotel  and Ibis Kata Hotel.

 

Charter End Date:

Saturday 8 am departure to Phuket International Airport (HKT) and host hotels.

 

Docking:

The Thailand Aggressor departs from Taplamu Pier, which is located a few hours from the airport or Chalong Pier located 1 1/2 hours from the airport. The yacht will depart the dock Saturday evening for its first night anchorage to prepare for diving the next morning. Friday, at the end of the week, the Thailand Aggressor returns to the Taplamu Pier. The crew will host a cocktail party and guests will have dinner onboard.

 

Taxes & Fees:

USD $365 Myanmar Visa/Park Fee + 7% VAT tax of onboard purchases and park fee. Once onboard when the yacht clears into Myanmar, the visa fee is included in the park fee amount. The Thailand Aggressor accepts cash, MC and Visa.

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~ Rates are quoted in USD per person for 7 night packages unless stated. ~ Single Supplement/Private Stateroom: 65% surcharge on full charter rate. Guarantees an individual traveler a private room.

Start Date End Date Days Type Booking details Master Cabin Deluxe Cabin
02-07-2015 02-17-2015 10 Chalong Pier/Taplamu PierMyanmar/Thailand 10 nights at 9 night rate POR POR
02-18-2015 02-28-2015 10 Taplamu Pier/Taplamu PierMyanmar/Thailand 10 nights at 9 night rate POR POR
03-11-2015 03-21-2015 10 Chalong Pier/Taplamu PierMyanmar/Thailand 10 nights at 9 night rate POR POR
03-21-2015 03-28-2015 7 Taplamu Pier/Taplamu PierMyanmar/Thailand Individuals - Group 1 $3290 $3290
04-04-2015 04-11-2015 7 Taplamu Pier/Taplamu PierMyanmar/Thailand Individuals - Group 1 $3290 $3290
11-14-2015 11-21-2015 7 Taplamu Pier/Taplamu PierMyanmar/Thailand Whole Group $3290 $3290
12-26-2015 01-02-2016 7 Taplamu Pier/Taplamu PierMyanmar/Thailand Individuals $3290 $3290

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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~ Rates are quoted in USD per person for 7 night packages unless stated. ~ Single Supplement/Private Stateroom: 65% surcharge on full charter rate. Guarantees an individual traveler a private room.

Start Date End Date Days Type Booking details Master Cabin Deluxe Cabin
02-07-2015 02-17-2015 10 Chalong Pier/Taplamu PierMyanmar/Thailand 10 nights at 9 night rate $3290 $3290
02-18-2015 02-28-2015 10 Taplamu Pier/Taplamu PierMyanmar/Thailand 10 nights at 9 night rate $3290 $3290

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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MYANMAR DIVE SITES

MYANMAR DIVE SITE INFORMATION

Western Rocky

Western Rocky is one of Mergui Archipelago’s southernmost dive sites and one of the most exciting. Western Rocky is a small island that includes a beautiful underwater passage right that is lit by daylight all the way through. This area is visited by large nurse sharks, other shark  species including the famous whale shark, bowmouth guitar fish, harlequin shrimp, frogfish sea horses, while the anemone-lined cavity is full of oversized lobsters and crabs. The four islets off shore are worth a dive on their own, the walls covered with clams and colourful sponges, large reef squid and chevron barracuda. Divers will enjoy a spectacular night dive on the south wall where the red and orange coral are lit to perfection by the moonlight.

 

 Black Rock

The islet of Black Rock is a small rock in the middle of Myanmar's ocean. It provides a steep wall drop with rugged boulder formations and fine soft coral. A shallow section of tube coral can be found with magnificient macro critters. Many consider Black Rock to be the finest dive spot in the Mergui Archipelago. Its crystal clear visibility  provides breath-taking views past the rock walls to the ongoing procession of barracuda, tuna, mackerel, rays, reef sharks, whale sharks and eagle rays.

 

 Shark Cave

Die hard shark spotters will not be disappointed in Burma. Underwater cave systems provide plenty of opportunity to see nurse sharks, crustaceans and clown fish. Shark Cave is home to a group of large nurse sharks, grey reef sharks and sweetlips. You will also see a floor covered in yellow sponges, a ceiling of marigold cup corals and a whole host of marine delights, from dancing shrimp, clams and sea stars to moray eels, cowries and sea slugs.

 

 North Twin

Several miles off shore, North Twin offers a dive experience that is quite unique within the Mergui archipelago. It has large granite boulders covered in gorgonian sea fans and soft corals. This is the place to spot schools of goat fish, bat fish and snapper in the shallow water, a popular manta cleaning station, ,yellowtail barracudas, big eye trevally, tuna and eagle rays.

 

High Rock

High Rock is a limestone rock situated 40 nautical miles northwest of Kawthaugh. High Rock has a huge variety of marine life. Large schools of fish covering the reef walls include fusiliers, snappers, barracudas, schooling bannerfish, wrasse, trevallies, triggerfish, leather jackets, flutefish, pufferfish, lionfish, bearded scorpionfish, freckled porcupinefish, scorpionfish, long spine dea urchin, moray eels, giant hermit crabs, sponge crabs, decorator crabs, long hair hermit crabs, painted rock lobsters and banded boxer fish. Species of corals include orange cup corals and red finger soft corals. There is also an abundance of gorgonian sea fans, zigzag clams, crinoids and encrusting sponges here.

 

Seafan Forest

A magnificent coral reef  that starts at 15 feet and plunges to 120 feet. This beautiful dive site is covered with huge sea fan coral. Ghost pipe fish, harlequin shrimp, eagle rays, rainbow runners, jacks, trevallies and barracuda are frequently seen.

THAILAND DIVE SITE MAP

Map showing scuba diving sites in Myanmar accessible with The Thailand Aggressor Liveaboard

THAILAND AGGRESSOR VIDEO

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