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• Private cabins with en-suite bathrooms

• Guest email service

• Daily cabin service

• Delicious dining and snacks

• Individually controlled air-con in all cabins

• Ice-maker and espresso machine

• Daily fresh towels in cabins

• Warm towels after every dive

• Hot fresh water showers (unlimited)

• Dive deck and camera assistance

• Hair dryers and toiletries in all cabins

• Revolutionary "whale-deck" design

• Souvenir giveaways for all guests

• Open air sun-deck with shaded area

• 220V & 110V electrical currents

• Huge dive-deck with fresh water showers

• 2 camera charging stations, light tables

• Romantic fore-deck star gazing area

• Multiple camera tables indoors and on deck

• 8 cabins, maximum 16 passengers, 12 crew

• Huge fresh water camera rinse tanks

• Up to 5 dives per day

• Air-conditioning in all indoor areas

• Nitrox system for increased dive safety  

• Audio and video entertainment centers

• 2 fast chase boats with boarding ladders

• Computer for digital photographers

• Patient and knowledgeable dive crew


Safety Certificates

Ocean Rover has been surveyed to the following international standards:

• IMO (International Maritime Organisation)

• SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea)

• ISM (International Safety Management)

• ISPS (International Code for the Security of Ships & Port Facilities)

The ISPS Code is a post-9/11 set of regulations aimed at preventing terror attacks on ships and ports.

Ocean Rover carries the following certificates:

• IMO No: 8984537

• Tonnage Certificate

• International Loadline Certificate

• Safety Management Certificate

• Document of Compliance

• Passenger Ship Safety Certificate

• International Ship Security Certificate


In addition, all crew on Ocean Rover have been trained according to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978 & 1995
(STCW95).

Specifications & Equipment

Length :

30m/100ft

Engines :

3 x Hino V10 420Hp

Width :

8m/26ft

Generators :

2 x Hino 75Kw

Draft :

2m/6.5ft

Compressors :

3 x Bauer Mariner II

GRT :

279 tons

Nitrox System :

Membrane type, 32% O2

Cruising Speed :

10 knots

Dinghies :

2 x 5.6m/18ft, 40Hp

Range :

3500 n/miles

Diving Tanks :

48 x 12lt/80cft, 2 x 15lt/100cft

Fuel :

35,000lt

Fire Fighting :

IMO & SOLAS standards

Water :

12,000lt

Water Makers :

2 x 10,000lt capacity p/day

Communication

Ship Security Alert System (SSAS), Automatic Identification System (AIS), SSB radio, 4 x VHF radios, CB radio, 2 x Mobile phones, Satellite phone, Email.

Navigation

Navtex, 2 x GPS, 2 x Radar, Echo sounder, Depth sounder, Seamap navigation software.

Safety/Emergency

Professional first-aid kit, 2 x Oxygen tanks, 2 x 30-person SOLAS-A life rafts, 60 x SOLAS approved life vests, 2 x Search & Rescue Transponders (SART I & II), EPIRB, signal flares.

DEPARTURE SCHEDULES, PRICES & BOOKINGS

This page shows all Ocean Rover Cruise departures in chronological order.

Simply scroll down to find the cruise dates that fit your schedule. An on-line Booking Form as well as booking & cancellation conditions can be found near the bottom of this page. Contact us about availability.

 

Diving Cruises Include:
Unlimited diving, accommodation on board, all meals, snacks, softdrinks,
tanks and weights/belts, airport or hotel transfers.

Adventure Cruises Include:
Diving, kayaking, snorkelling, jungle trekking, island exploring and other on board activities, accommodation on board, meals, snacks, softdrinks, tanks, weights/belts, airport or hotel transfers.

+Southern Cruises
Includes: Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Ko Ha, Emerald Cave. NO Myanmar. (Port & Park fee US$50)

*Andaman Islands Cruises
Includes: Barren Is, Narcondam Is, South Sentinel, Brothers & Sisters Passage and more.

NOT Included:
Port & Park Fees, Nitrox fills, dive equipment rental, alcoholic beverages.

Port & Park Fee to be paid in CASH USD ONLY before boarding.
(Currently $150 on Thailand/Myanmar, $50 on Thailand only and $100 on Indonesia & Malaysia cruises)

Group Charters:

HALF BOAT (8) Pay for 7 get 1 free.

FULL BOAT (16) Pay for 14 get 2 free.

Important Notes:
Our Andaman Sea & Sulawesi Diving Cruises are NOT RECOMMENDED for inexperienced divers.
Inexperienced divers CAN scuba dive during Adventure Cruises but only with valid Dive Certification.
Proof of Medical Evacuation Insurance is COMPULSORY for all passengers.
Proof of Dive Injury Insurance is COMPULSORY for all divers.

Booking & Cancellation conditions

Deposit due : 

10 days from reservation date

Deposit amount : 

30% of cruise price

Final payment due : 

60 days before departure date

Cancel more than 120 days before departure : 

Deposit refunded less US$100

Cancel 90-120 days before departure : 

Deposit refunded less US$200

Cancel 60-90 days before departure : 

Deposit refunded less US$300

Cancel less than 60 days before departure : 

No refund

We Strongly Recommend Suitable Cancellation Insurance

Bookings should be made well in advance by fax or email. It helps if you give us a second choice in case your preferred cruise is fully booked. Payment can be with credit card (Visa and Mastercard only) or wire transfer to our bank account. Group charters have different booking conditions. For more information contact our Reservations Department.

To ensure smooth service it is important that each passenger completes a copy of the Passenger Information Form no later than 30 days before their cruise departure date. Click here for a printable version of the Passenger Information Form which can be returned to us by fax.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Ocean Rover Cruises will refund in total all monies paid in case of a cancellation on our part. We do not accept financial responsibility for itinerary changes resulting from circumstances beyond our control such as adverse weather, natural disasters or political unrest.

 

THAILAND & MYANMAR DIVING CRUISES - ITINERARY INFO

Northern Itinerary - Thailand/Myanmar

Similans National Park, Richelieu Rock, Bangsak Wreck,
Mergui Archipelago, Black Rock, Western Rocky, 3 Islets and more.

During each of these cruises we will dive in Thai and Burmese waters. To save daylight hours, we do as much of our long distance travelling as possible at night.

We depart from the Chalong Bay Tourist Pier, Phuket at 20:00hrs and visit the Similan Islands first. Heading north from there we then dive Ko Tachai, possibly Ko Bon, the Surin Islands area and Richelieu Rock before heading for the Myanmar border. We clear immigration in Kawthaung (Victoria Point) that evening, where an official representative from the Tourism Ministry will join us.

The next four to five days are spent exploring the Mergui Archipelago (Western Rocky, Three Islets, Fanforest Pinnacle, North Twin, High Rock, possibly Black Rock, etc.) and the Burma Banks. Eventually we make our way back to Kawthaung, where we check out of Myanmar in the evening, then head back into Thai waters.

The next day starts with several dives at Richelieu Rock, followed by Ko Tachai, possibly Ko Bon, the Bangsak Wreck, and finally the Similans. We spend the last day diving in the Similans (last dive surfaces approx. 15:00hrs) before returning to Chalong Bay, Phuket late that evening. Passengers sleep on-board and disembark the next morning at approx. 07:00hrs.


Southern Itinerary - Thailand Only

Similans National Park, Richelieu Rock, Bangsak Wreck,
Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Emerald Cave, Ko Ha and more.

During these southern cruises we will dive in Thai waters only. To save daylight hours, we do as much of our long distance travelling as possible at night.

We depart from the Chalong Bay Tourist Pier, Phuket at 20:00hrs and visit the Similan Islands first. Heading north from there we then dive Ko Tachai, possibly Ko Bon, the Surin Islands area and Richelieu Rock.

We then do a long overnight crossing back down to the southern areas. The next day starts with several dives at Hin Daeng, followed by Hin Muang. We sleep overnight at Ko Rok Nok, where night diving is possible as well.

We spend the last day diving around Ko Ha and the Emerald Cave (last dive surfaces approx. 15:00hrs) before returning to Chalong Bay, Phuket late that evening. Passengers sleep on-board and disembark the next morning at approx. 07:00hrs.


Important note: The itineraries above are only a description of an average cruise. In reality, no two cruises are ever the same. The Cruise Director and Captain decide on the best course of action based on the prevailing wind and sea conditions. Special marine life sightings also influence the daily schedule.

NUMBER OF DIVES:

8 day itinerary 30-34, 9 day itinerary 34-38, 10 day itinerary 38-42.

 

 

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