Similan Liveaboard Updates 2020
We are all looking forward to getting back in the water, with customer and staff safety being paramount. MV Hallelujah will be operating for the 2020/21 season, with some important changes, so you can book with confidence.
Read on to find out about our new Covid friendly cancellation policy, as well as important safety updates onboard the Hallelujah.
New Cancellation Policy
Did You Know?
All MV Hallelujah cabins are ensuite.
What else would you like to know?
Big Blue diving has always been focused on customer safety. Hallelujah is a large boat which naturally lends it to social distancing. Lots of space onboard, small dive groups and all ensuite bathrooms.
We are making some changes to the way she will operate. The aim is to follow guidelines whilst still keep our high level of customer service and comfort.
We will be regularly checking new International and Thai rules and regulations regarding boat travel and scuba diving. Please be aware that our season does not begin until October, so some of these new regualtions may change.
If you do have any specific requirements or questions, please contact us.
HALLELUJAH LIVEABOARD UPDATES:
- Temperature checks
- Masks issued in taxis with passenger numbers limited to local laws
- Luggage handles will be sanitized
- Proof of travel or diving insurance must be shown or purchased from us
- Dive group ratios maximum 4:1
- Staggered jump groups with buddies at least 1m apart
- Verbal buddy checks (following DAN and SSI recommendations)
- Dinghy drops and pickups allowing for small groups
- New mouthpiece for every diver
- All equipment sanitized between every trip
Food and Drink
- Stainless steel water bottles issued as a gift to each guest
- Food served by staff in staggered groups
- 3 separate spacious dining areas
- Staffed drinks and service area
Around the Boat
- All cabins are en-suite, well ventilated and issued with sanitizers
- Antibacterial cleaning between and during trips
- Large roof top, outdoor seating and indoor saloon for social distancing
- Lower deck medical room available for any required isolation
- Masks to be issued and worn in public areas throughout the trip
- Contact us with any questions
Please note some of these updates are subject to change, but we will always do our best to ensure your safety and comfort. If you would like any further information, or have any questions, please contact us.
MV Hallelujah Similan Liveaboard Trip Reports
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Huge thanks to Nok Malaidang of the Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2 for inviting us to attend their recent trip to the Mu Koh Surin National Park on board the Peter Pan Similan Liveaboard. Obviously something we jumped at and here’s what we got up too.
Similan Science With the huge changes to the Similan Islands national park this year, and the seemingly last minute implementation of new rules, it became very clear to us that our communication with the Thai authorities was not enough as it should be. So were overjoyed when we were kindly invited to join the ‘Phuket […]
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