The charming diving boat M/V Matchanu offers divers every comfort and sufficient space. It is outfitted with all safety equipment and an air fill compressor. The former fishing boat was completely overhauled and converted into a safe and reliable boat by us in 2019. The low center gravity ensures a steady and enjoyable ride, even in rough sea. The spacious, shaded dive deck (aft cockpit) with its bathing platform is equipped with benches, tank racks and a solid ladder. The cozy saloon has a comfortable seating area with a foldable table and a buffet with a kitchenette. It offers ideal shelter in all weather conditions. The heads (toilet) and a freshwater shower are located on the main deck. The covered upper deck provides space to relax on beanbags and pads around a side table. M/V Matchanu is further equipped with a tender boat, a kayak and SUP for non-diving activities (at no extra charges).

M/V Matchanu is different to the other boats in Phuket because:

  • It accommodates max. 12 divers or 20 non divers (all other boats take 30 divers+)
  • The pleasant and friendly atmosphere on board (no mass processing)
  • It is neat and tidy, reliable and charming
  • The owner joins every tour in person
  • It is consistently and well maintained by the owner
  • The annual refit in the shipyard is done diligent
  • All required safety equipment aboard is in proper conditions
  • Solar power instead of a generator does not cause disturbing noise and can be considered as environmentally sustainable
  • Every litre of diesel used (carbon foot print) is compensated in form of a donation to Oceans For All

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Phuket’s premium dive boat in pictures

Phuket’s premium dive boat in figures

Boat Name MV Matchanu
Call Sign HSB7313
MMSI 567002285

Length 16m, width 4.5m, draught 1.4m, Gross tonnage 28t
Maximum 12 divers (or 20 passengers) and 3 crew (captain / chief / 1st officer)

HINO Diesel V8 EF 750 with a power of 290 KW (394 hp) Twin Disc gearbox 3:1

500 liters of diesel / 800 liters of fresh water / 100 liter black water tank

Cruising speed 8 knots
Max speed 12 knots

Safety Equipment
Life jackets
Search light remote controlled
Emergency oxygen and first aid kit
Fire extinguishers
GPS / AIS, VHF, sonar, crew radio
Smoke detector
24h CCTV

Power supply 4.2KW generator / solar cells 1KW
Voltage systems 24V / 12V / 220V
Sockets USB and 220V

Water Sports
Stand up paddle board
Snorkeling equipment

Dinghy length 2.4m with 6hp 4 stroke outboard engine
Spacious dive deck with freshwater shower and sink
1 Bauer Mariner compressor 220l per minute
Salon with table and seats
Covered upper and sundeck

Real time position dive boat

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Impressions from the annual haul-out

Shipyard 2021

Shipyard 2020

Shipyard 2019