Our Boats

Whaleshark

Whaleshark is the first and oldest dive boat on Koh Tao coming into service for Koh Samui International Dive School’s Whaleshark (now Planet Scuba Koh Tao) during the 1980’s. This small and charismatic boat is a brilliant training platform for divers of all levels. The main wet deck area is at the front of the boat, with additional tank racks on either side towards the rear allows plenty of room to setup your kit.

As with all the boats that Planet Scuba own, they are well maintained, Whaleshark most recently underwent a full dry dock refurbishment during October 2011.


Boat Specs:

Launch Year: 1986
Last Shipyard Refurbishment: October 2011
Specification: LENGTH/BEAM 14.72M/3.65M/1.63M
Gross Weight: Approx. 20000 KG
Hull Material: Iron Wood
Engine: HINO V6
Safety Equipment: Life Jackets and Floating Devices
Oxygen and First Aid Station
Communication Equipment: Marine Radio and Mobile Telephone
Capacity: 10 Passengers and 2 Crew

MV Gulf of Siam Seafarer

Seafarer is the bigger of the two boats currently used by Planet Scuba Koh Tao, MV Gulf of Siam Seafarercame into service for us during the late 1990’s and has changed in appearance a few times during its time with us. In it’s current configuration the wet deck is the lower level, and has a spacious sun/dry deck area on the upper level to relax on the way to the dive sites and during your surface interval.

As with all the boats that Planet Scuba own, they are well maintained, Seafarer most recently underwent a full dry dock refurbishment during October 2011.


Boat Specs:

Launch Year: 1998
Last Shipyard Refurbishment: October 2011
Specification: LENGTH/BEAM 21M/4.8M/2.15M
Gross Weight: Approx. 50000 KG
Hull Material: Iron Wood
Engine: HINO V6
Safety Equipment: Life Jackets and Floating Devices
Oxygen and First Aid Station
Communication Equipment: Marine Radio and Mobile Telephone
Navigation Equipment: SONAR AND GPS
Capacity: 30 Passengers and 2 Crew
Fresh Water Shower 2000L
Filling station: Aerotechnica Coltri Compressor MCH16 Tropical Plus