The SY Diva Andaman is born from a dream of freedom, a craving for adventure and entrepreneurship and above all, a desire to explore new horizons, above and beneath the ocean. As the idea brewed in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis – it triggered the decision to take the leap and dive into the unknown.
Ideas and resources were gathered, from the beaches of Sulawesi in Indonesia, where traditional Phinisi schooners are still being built. The boat yards of Samut Prakhan in Thailand, with their extensive experience in the construction of wooden fishing boats also influenced the ideation process.
One of the underpinning goals was to recycle financial and natural resources and this led to the use of an existing fishing boat hull as the foundational structure of our project. Initial blueprints were then adapted to suit the dimensions of this hull, and then the hull was further adapted to fit the designed specifications.
After a year of hard labor combined with joy, excitement and a very steep learning curve – the ‘Diva’ was born. Her name originated from the apparent fact that she would be a lady of high maintenance and then, from a personal passion for music – the idea that she might be the lead in the opera that was to follow.
The SY Diva Andaman, a creation of Diva Marine is a beautiful traditional gaff rigged schooner. With her 35 m length and a 7m beam, she accommodates 7 spacious guest cabins, 2 large iron wood decks offering 200 sq.m of deck area, a gorgeous lounge with an open galley that instantly makes you feel welcome and at-home. The scuba diving operation is run in-house, with an immaculate dive equipment deck, the highest standard of equipment .