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Name: Ocean Rover Diving & Adventure Cruises
Description: Ocean Rover Luxury Liveaboard Diving & Adventure Cruises in Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia & Indonesia.
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Short Description: Ocean Rover Luxury Liveaboard Diving & Adventure Cruises in Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia & Indonesia.

Long Description: Fantasea Divers/Ocean Rover Cruises is one of Thailand’s oldest and best-known dive operators. We offer quality services to scuba divers of all levels of skill with our main activity being Luxury Liveaboard Cruises. Our flagship Ocean Rover takes experienced divers on multi-day cruises to faraway islands and reefs in Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia and Indonesia.

Fantasea Divers started operations in 1979. In the early years, we offered one-day dive trips along Phuket’s west coast and overnight tours to Phi Phi Islands. In 1983, we launched Thailand’s first dedicated liveaboard, sailing vessel Andaman Explorer. Over the next 12 years Andaman Explorer made hundreds of trips to the Similan Islands and was instrumental in making Phuket a world famous diving destination.

In 1986, Fantasea Divers became Phuket’s first 5-Star PADI Dive Center. We offered a complete program of diving courses, daytrips and liveaboard cruises. The 1987 Visit Thailand Year brought another explosion of growth for our company, culminating in the 1990 purchase of a large steel boat which was completely refitted and named M/V Fantasea. This vessel became the region’s first up-market liveaboard.

In 1991 we discover the legendary Burma Banks, which became a key ingredient for all our liveaboard cruises in the Andaman Sea. That same year we opened a new 5-star dive center at the prestigious Laguna Phuket resort development.

In 1997, Fantasea’s commitment to the marine environment was underscored by the creation of Phuket’s first artificial reef. Our aging liveaboard Andaman Explorer, which had been retired from service, was put to rest at the bottom of the sea near Racha Yai Island, a popular daytrip destination. As time went by, she became part of the reef, a befitting end for a vessel that spent all of her working years catering to divers.

That same year we were the first company to receive a license from the Ministry of Tourism and Hotels in Myanmar (Burma) to operate our liveaboard cruises in the Mergui Archipelago. This vast area, with over three hundred islands and reefs, had not been visited by any westerners since the end of World War II. Today, the Mergui Archipelago is a significant part of all our liveaboard cruises.

In June 1999 we started construction of a brand new liveaboard vessel to replace m/v Fantasea. The plan was to build Thailand’s most luxurious and seaworthy dive boat, on par with the best liveaboards worldwide. Ocean Rover was launched in August 2000 and commenced operations in December 2000.

In 2001 we decided to halt daytrip operations and diving instruction and concentrate on our core business: luxury liveaboard cruises. In September 2001 we moved our headquarters from Patong Beach to Chalong Bay where a new jetty that has been built which is now departure point for all our Andaman Sea Thailand/Myanmar cruises.

Phuket’s diving season is only 7 months (Nov-May) so we searched for alternatives during the monsoon months.

Since June 2002 we offer Adventure Cruises along Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast. These cruises proved to be popular alternative to the “hard core” diving trips we traditionally offer. Summer 2004 saw Ocean Rover operate in the Indonesian waters around Manado, North Sulawesi.

Fantasea Divers – Ocean Rover Cruises is a healthy and flexible company that has seen many changes over the past 25 years. One thing has remained the same: Our love for the ocean and our dedication to excellence will continue to be our driving force.

Testimonials: "Best crew we have seen anywhere in the world" A.R. USA
"This boat sets the standard for liveaboard diving" J.S. USA
"I have never received such extraordinary service" T.S. USA
"Excellent boat that ranks with the best in the world" J.A. UK
"Best service I have ever had on a live-aboard" R.R. USA
"Best of fifteen dive boats that I've been on" N.S. USA

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Price: From US$1760 upwards

Extra Price Information: Andaman Sea Thailand/Myanmar Diving Cruise Itineraries Include: Similans, Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Burma Banks, the Mergui Archipelago, plus more.

North Sulawesi Indonesia Diving Cruise Itineraries Include: Lembeh Strait, Banka, Bunaken, Popo, Minahasa, Sangihe, plus more.

Peninsular Malaysia East coast Islands Adventure Cruise Itneraries Include: Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang, Pulau, Tenggol, Pulau Tioman, Pulau Aur, Kuantan Wreck, plus more.

For further details see Cruise Itineraries section

Prices Include:
Unlimited diving, accommodation on board, all meals, snacks, softdrinks, tanks and weights/belts.

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

Please Note:
Port & Park Fee to be paid in CASH US DOLLARS ONLY to our offices before boarding.
(Fee subject to change without notice).

Four (4) colour passport size photos are also required for Andaman Sea diving cruises.

Ocean Rover Andaman Sea & North Sulawesi Diving Cruises are recommended for experienced divers only. Malaysia Adventure Cruises are suitable for all levels of diving certification and non-divers.

(Rates may be subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations)


Deposits: 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. For details contact our reservations department.

A 30% deposit is required within 10 days of making a reservation. We cannot hold reservations without deposit. The remaining 70% must be paid no later than 60 days before the cruise departs. If payment is not received on time we reserve the right to sell your spot(s).

Payment is by wire transfer to our bank account or Visa & Mastercard.

Cancellations: In case of cancellation on your part, the following rules apply:
(We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation insurance)

Counting back from the cruise departure date:

120 days or more: Deposit refunded less US$100.-

Between 90 & 120 days: Deposit refunded less US$200.-

Between 60 & 90 days: Deposit refunded less US$300.-

Less than 60 days: No refund.

For bookings of 8 or more and full boat charters contact our office for the Group Booking Conditions.

Important note:
Although we will refund all monies paid in case of a cancellation on our part, we wish it to be expressly understood that we cannot be held financially responsible for any changes in itinerary due to weather conditions, political problems or civil unrest.

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Ocean Rover Diving & Adventure Cruises
43/20 Moo 5, Wiset Rd,
Chalong, Phuket
Thailand, 83130

Phone: +66 7628 1388
Fax: +66 7628 1389

Please mention: "I saw your listing #1503 on"

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Areas Serviced
Chalong, Phuket, Thailand

Adventures Provided
  • Cruising or Sailing - Boats
    • Luxury

  • Expeditions and Safaris
    • Jungle Expeditions

  • Honeymoon Adventures
    • Honeymoon Adventures

  • Paddling and Rafting
    • Canoeing
    • Kayaking

  • Scuba Diving, Snuba and Snorkeling
    • Drift
    • Novice
    • Photography
    • Reef
    • Shipwreck
    • Snorkeling
    • Underwater Wildlife Watching

  • Tours
    • Multi-Sport
    • Sea Kayaking Tours
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