About US – MV Giamani


MV Giamani is owned by Wintana Co. Ltd, trading as Colona Liveaboards.

Colona Liveaboards has been operating scuba diving liveaboard cruises out of Phuket (Thailand) since the year 2000, and in all these years we developed a great expertise in the sector. The primary destinations have been (and are) the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock in the north and Hin Daeng & Hin Muang in the south during high season, and Phi Phi & Racha Islands during summer. We also made trips to Myanmar (Burma) and the Andaman Islands. Colona Liveaboards is committed to offering the best diving and traveling experience by following the highest standards of quality, service, comfort, and safety. Unlike most of the other liveaboard companies, we will always put quality over quantity or price. We only employ highly trained and professional staff on the boat. Colona Liveaboards & Dive Center is based in Phuket near Chalong Pier (contact info HERE).


Built in 1998 by an Italian naval engineer.

MV Giamani was purpose built in Thailand as a scuba diving liveaboard in the year 1998, then purchased by Colona Liveaboards in 2007. Since then it started running cruises around the dive sites of Thailand’s Andaman coast as well as Myanmar, while in 2011 it even spent a few months cruising in the Andaman Islands (India). After MV Colona IV (another vessel owned by Colona Liveanoards) was retired in 2011, MV Giamani took over her successful six days (2+4) cruise schedule which will keep running for the foreseeable future. MV Giamani accommodates a maximum of only 10 guests in 5 en-suite cabins, each featuring independently controlled air conditioning. This guarantees the highest level of comfort and personal service on board, unmatched by any other liveaboard in the area.


Welcome to the MV Giamani Family!

Our friendly, welcoming and highly professional crew will be at your disposal to make sure that you’ll have an unforgettable Thailand diving experience! MV Giamani’s fixed crew is composed by a Cruise Director, Dive Instructors/Guides, a Captain, an Engineer, a Deck Hand, a Chef, a Hostess and a licensed Thai Tour Guide. With a maximum of 10 guests on board, the ratio is almost 1 : 1 even when the boat is full! You will feel pampered from the beginning to the end, and you will be looking forward to come back again! In fact, have a high number of repeating guests coming on MV Giamani again and again and referring family & friends, because of the outstanding comfort, safety and fun they have on board.

Building Memories

On MV Giamani we don’t provide just a service, we build unforgettable memories! It’s because of this that many of our guests return year after year, and recommend us to family and friends. Check out the testimonials and the video below!

Unforgettable Experience

It’s my very first liveaboard. I was lucky to start this 4days trip with Giamani. A luxury boat well maintained with awesome crew on board. There were 5 of us and 2 instructors with 1 dive master to make sure our underwater experience is fun and safe. The food is super delicious and well prepared. I had soooo much fun during this trip, they tried very best to spoil me. Thank you guys!

Eva L.

Best Diving Experience Ever

This is not an exaggeration. I’ve been diving since 1988 and the MV Giamani boat and crew – and the whole experience in the Similan Islands – exceeded every expectation. The boat has room for only 10 divers which was beyond perfect as each group was very small. We had the option to dive 4 times day. One of the guests was not a diver but seemed to really…..read more…

Anna A.

October 21-25, 2018 (2561)

If you like cattle boat diving, crowded dive platforms, surly dive masters and deck crew, bad visibility, chaos in the water, sharing a bathroom with 15 of your closest friends and microwaved food…….the MV Giamani is NOT for you. If, on the other hand, you prefer a small number of guests (max 10), a highly trained and very skilled dive crew who have been…..read more…

IslandDoc & Joan

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