It Starts Here
The SY Colona II
heads out into the Mergui Archipelago of Burma to
explore the new and wonderful dive sites that have been discovered there.
The crew of Colona II consists of skipper, Divemaster / instructor, cook\hostess and a Burmese guide. Main language on board is English. Cabins: Colona II has 3 twin cabins, all with adjoining toilet/showers, for groups up to 6. For groups up to 8 there is an additional double cabin. Dive deck: Spacious shaded and well laid out with tank benches and gear lockers. BCDs can stay on the tanks all the time. Clutter between dives is minimal. Tanks are 12liter (80qft) aluminum with INT connection. There is a rinsing bin for cameras. Compressor is mounted below decks forward, electrically driven and so silent you can not hear it. A custom designed ladder provides divers with easy entry and exit to and from the water. The Cockpit: Shaded, protected, spacious with ample seating. A folding table and a drinks fridge add to comforts. Saloon roof: Shaded, deck cushions offer an excellent place for lounging, reading etc. Front deck: Shaded with a large sofa provides comfortable seating and makes a bed should anybody want to sleep under the stars. Equipment: Colona II carries two sets of brand new Dacor equipment including - BCD, regulator, octopus, and console with depth gauge. Battery charging for torches, strobes etc: Main voltage on board is 220v/50Hz,also outlets for 110v/50hz. Recommended is to bring quick chargers.
Colona II has a 3,60m RIB inflatable tender with 10-hp outboard motor for shore excursions and as a stand by boat during dives.
Oxygen and first
aid kits are
carried. Note that there is no recompression chambers anywhere in the vicinity. Maximum
dive depth is 30 meters (100ft) and no deco diving.