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The Thailand Aggressor, a 115ft steel-hull yacht, has been part of the Aggressor fleet since 2013. Eightstaterooms accommodate sixteen divers who are looked after by a crew of eight. Exploring the delights of the Andaman sea dive sites is the main focus for this Thailand liveaboard dive boat. The popular 7-night itinerary includes the famous locations in The Similan Islands plus Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and the unmissable Richelieu Rock. Trips operate from November to April only.
Staterooms aboard feel more like a modern hotel room with clean lines and sleek décor. Both queensized bed and twin bed options are available; the twin bed options are combinable to make queen or king-sized beds. Master Staterooms feature queen beds and have a little more
space than deluxe staterooms. All cabins feature ensuite bathrooms and have environmental controls adjustable for your in-cabin comfort. As standard, you can expect storage space as well as bathrobes, a hairdryer, and fresh towels each day. For your entertainment, each cabin has a media player with 22-inch flat screen TV. Apart from one of the master staterooms all cabins are on the main deck and feature pictu
re windows. The stateroom on the lower deck has porthole style windows.
Expect fresh and plentiful food on board; dishes range from local to international flavors and include BBQ too. Breakfast on board is cooked to order and is accompanied by cereal and fruits. Lunch is buffet style and features a variety of hot and cold dishes. Your evening meal is served to your table and will include a hot entrée and freshly made dessert. Snacks are provided throughout the day to make sure you are fully fueled to dive. To round off your scuba diving vacation, the crew prepares a cocktail party and farewell dinner for your last night aboard.
Water and soft drinks are complimentary and, after the diving day is done, so are local beers and wine.
Guests with any dietary requirements or preferences are catered for, but you must advise your scuba diving travel agent at the time of booking.
When not diving there is plenty of space to relax. If you fancy catching some rays, the sundeck is the place to be. There is shade too, so you don’t have to move far to hide from the sun. The Jacuzzi is always a guest favorite for relaxation, and there are plenty of comfortable loungers and chairs from which you can watch the world slip by.
The vessel’s salon is spacious and is a great place to socialize. Underwater image makers will enjoy the complete photo and video center too. The crew have diving and marine life presentations and videos to share, and if you have something you would like to share, then you can join in. If you have a celebration, whether it’s your 100th dive or your birthday, the crew will enjoy making it special so be sure to pass this one when booking. There is a small library onboard, and you are welcome to bring movies to watch on board if you wish.
If you need to contact the land based world, then email and phone calls are available via satellite, but these attract a surcharge.
Scuba diving in Thailand doesn’t get much better than this; expect to see manta rays, leopard, and reef sharks and be prepared for the chance of a whale shark too. Sites include colorful reefs swirling with life and abundant with soft coral, giant boulder formations, and dizzying pinnacles.
Diving takes place from the vessel’s accompanying skiffs. A full dive briefing is given before each dive, and full surface support is offered throughout, but you are expected to conduct your own dives. In some cases, the crew may dive to lead you to a particular point of interest and be on hand for in water support for photography and videography, but they are not there as guides. If you feel you need more support than this, then the expectation is that you take training while onboard.
As many as five dives can be made each day, one of which is a night dive. Dive computers are mandatory, and a surface marker buoy is highly recommended. You should note that there are only international tanks on board. Nitrox is available, dive gear is available to rent, and there’s complimentary equipment available should any of yours fail while onboard. Cameras and full camera systems are available for hire. If you have never tried underwater photography, it’s a perfect time to do so as there is a photo pro on board who is on hand to share their experiences and provide tips and pointers to help you get the most out of your diving photography. If you have your own gear already the photo pro is still available to you along with the facilities which include a dedicated computer for downloading images and strobe and camera charging station.