MV Matchanu has initially been used as a fishing boat and is thanks to the low center gravity steady, even in rough sea. To be a reliable and convenient diving boat, a complete overhaul has been done in 2019.

The spacious dive deck is equipped with benches, tank racks and a freshwater shower. A toilet can be found on the main deck. The platform at the stern enables an easy entry into the water. A nice size non-slip ladder is installed to get back on the boat safe.

The cozy saloon with a buffet, table and seats invites to linger and offers optimal protection in all weather conditions.

The upper deck is covered with an awning and provides space to relax on mats and more seats.

The dive boat carries a dinghy for increased safety and beach visits.


The charming dive boat accommodates only max. 15 divers. Enjoy highly individual, varied and excellent diving – far away from the crowds.

Specifications and Features:
Boat Name MV Matchanu
Call Sign HSB7313
MMSI 567002285
Length 16m, Breadth 4.5m, Draft 1.45m, Gross tonnage 28
HINO Diesel V8 EF 550 with a power of 280 KW (375 hp)
500 liters of diesel / 800 liters of fresh water
Cruising speed 9 knots
GPS / AIS, ICOM radio, 3D sonar, crew radio
Search light remote controlled
Fire extinguishers
Dinghy length 3.4m with 10hp outboard engine
Maximum 15 divers (or 20 passengers) and 3 crew (captain / engineer / hostess)
Spacious dive deck with freshwater shower and sink
1 Bauer Mariner compressor 220l per minute
Air bank with a volume of 60’000 litre
Salon with table and seats
Covered upper and sundeck
Life jackets
Emergency oxygen and first aid kit

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Advantages of diving from a speedboat
Short cruising times: – Maximum cruising time is 60 minutes. Most dive boats need more than 2 hours to travel the same distance.
Dive at the best spots: – Speedboat can get to shallow coral lagoons – snorkeling and beautiful sceneries.
Small groups: – Maximum of 6 divers on board – personal care and small diving groups.
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General diving boats in Phuket

In Phuket large boats are used that are fully self contained with all the facilities you will need as a diver, snorkeler or just a fun day-tripper!!. All boats have both outdoor rest areas, sun decks, indoor saloons, sea toilets, meals areas and fully equipped dive decks. Air fills are always provided between dives allowing for a schedule of at least 3 dives per trip – weather permitting. To get to our famous dive sites, trips of 2 to 3 hours may be needed across the open sea. So we encourage you to accept our recommendations to use the most seaworthy boats with the best safety records and the most experienced skippers and crew in Thailand. We work closely with a number of highly reliable boat operators giving us the flexibility to conduct dive trips according to your specific needs. Nitrox is available by pre-booking only and on a surcharge (see price list). On board are scuba cylinders both with DIN and Yoke fittings, 2 air/nitrox compressors available.


MV Kepsub is Thai owned and operated. We offer with that shared day trip boat dive trips with 3 dives.
Refurbished 2014, 30m long, up to 55 divers incl. dive staff, indoor saloon/dining area, outdoor shaded area, large sundeck, spacious dive deck with freshwater showers, 3 bathrooms, Galley.


North Star is Russian owned and reaches farer dive sites then other diving boats. We offer with that shared day trip boat dive trips with 3 dives.
Built 2013, 35m long, up to 70 divers incl. dive staff, indoor saloon/dining area, fully equipped and air conditioned classroom, outdoor shaded area, sundeck, spacious dive deck with freshwater showers, bathrooms and Galley.