The Phinisi liveaboard caters to 18 guests in a choice of cabins to suit different budgets. Each cabin features individually controlled AC, ensuite bathrooms with hot water, bath towels, and ample storage space. Social areas include a sundeck with loungers, indoor and outdoor dining, 42″ flat-screen TV, and a library of books, movies, and games. All meals are served buffet-style, all non-alcoholic/soft drinks are included. A selection of beers and wine is available at an additional charge.
Custom-built for diving in 2007 in Indonesia, The Phinisi has quite a remarkable history. When she was launched, she was given the name ‘Sampai Jumpa Lagi’, which means ‘See you again’ in Bahasa, the Indonesian language. She started her career operating dive liveaboard cruises to the Similan Islands and the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar from 2007 to 2009.
She diverted to offer dive cruises in other wonderful destinations, such as Komodo and the Andaman Islands, on top of her existing trips.
In 2011, she relocated to the Maldives where she successfully operated liveaboards around the Maldives atolls until 2014.
After leaving the Maldives and returning to Phuket, she was renamed yet again and became ‘Cheng I Sao’. Cheng I Sao was a legendary fearless female Chinese pirate roaming the Andaman Seas. Cheng I Sao took her guests to the best snorkelling sites on daily cruises, serving lunch and/or sunset dinners.
The experienced captain, crew, and dive guides of The Phinisi will go that extra mile to make it a memorable trip for you. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.
Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.
Required Extras: National Park Fees (50-350 USD per trip), Port Fees (50-350 USD per trip).
Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages (2.50-3.75 USD), Nitrox (25 USD per day), Nitrox Course (100 USD), Rental Gear (25 USD per day), Scuba Diving Courses (200-250 USD), Snorkel Gear.