Pawara Liveaboard Thailand


Class – Platinum
Prices From 25,700 Thai Baht Currency Converter
Similans, Koh Bon, & Richelieu Rock
Max Guests 22
4 Days & 4 Nights
Nitrox Available

The MV Pawara is one of the largest Similan Islands Liveaboards taking scuba divers to the best dive sites Thailand has to offer. The name “Pawara” is an old Thai Sansakrit word, which means “Treasures of the Corals”. This is a modern Thai style liveaboard that was launched in 2006 after being custom designed and built in Phuket. She is extremely spacious boat and has great facilities. MV Pawara has ten twin berth cabins which all enjoy individual air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. She has a huge lounge and an air-con dining room, where five meals a day are served! The lounge is a great place to relax after diving and is well stocked with board games, as well as DVDs that can be watched on the entertainments system

Although the dining room can accommodate up to 22 people, guests can always choose to eat on the upper deck in the comfortable seating area, by the bar, or sitting in the sun. The food is a mixture of Thai and western cuisine and the kitchen is kept spotless and hygienic by the quality chef. The sundeck is almost big enough for a game of football and mattresses are provided here for guests to relax on and soak up some sun. The dive deck is large and uncluttered and there are plenty of hooks and hangers for equipment. There are also showers on the dive deck to rinse off the salt water.

The Captain’s Bridge is equipped with state of the art navigation, communication and safety equipment. There are Kayaks onboard for guests use, as well as beach kites and more. To view the different schedules, prices and itineraries offered by Pawara please look at our schedules, prices and itineraries page.



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The MV Pawara operates a simple schedule that has proved to be popular season after season. Four days and four nights including 14 great dives in and around the Similan Islands as well as Koh Bon, and Richelieu Rock.

Similan Islands Itinerary (4 Days & 4 Nights / 14 Dives)
Day 1: Pick-up times are arranged for around 3:30pm and guests are transferred to the Pawara at Tap Lamu just north of Phuket. Boat introduction formalities are completed before the Pawara departs for the Similans at around 6pm. Guests can enjoy a late dinner and relax on the outward cruise.
Day 2: Four dives in the Similan Islands including a night dive.
Day 3: One dive in the Similan Islands, before heading north to Koh Bon for a couple of dives. This is where there’s a better than average chance to dive with Manta Rays. For the fourth dive the boat will stay at Koh Bon, or move northwards to Richelieu Rock.
Day 4: The first dive could be at Koh Bon if the boat spent the night there, before sailing north to the famous Richelieu Rock for two or maybe three dives. If only two dives are scheduled at Richelieu Rock, the final dive of the day will be at Koh Tachai.
Day 5: Two final dives at Koh Bon looking for Mantas before cruising back to Tap Lamu. Transfer back to hotels.

Prices for Similan Islands Itinerary (4 Days & 4 Nights / 14 Dives)
Master Cabin – 35,700 THB
Deluxe Cabin – 32,700 THB
Standard Cabin – 30,700 THB
Budget Cabin – 25,700 THB

Prices Include
All accommodation and meals onboard Pawara, tea, coffee, soft drinks, snacks, four dives per full day, tanks, weights, dive leaders, transfers within Phuket based on a joint transfer.

Prices Exclude
Scuba diving equipment which is 2,000 THB for the trip, Similan National Park Fees at 1,800 THB per diver, alcoholic drinks, flights, hotels, dive computers, Nitrox fills, torches.

A full set of dive equipment is available for rent at 2,000 THB for the four day trip.
Similans Marine Park Fees of 1,800 THB per person are payable onboard.
PADI courses are available on the boat please ask us about prices.
Torches are available for night dives at a cost of 100 Baht per dive.
Dive computers are available for rent at 300 Baht per day.
Itineraries published here are for example purposes only and could be changed due to weather conditions, currents, or at the Captain’s discretion.



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Cabins & Comforts
Two en-suite master cabins
Four en-suite deluxe cabins
Four en-suite standard cabins
One budget cabin with shared bathroom
All cabins have air-conditioning
Hot showers with fresh water
Rooms serviced and cleaned daily
Large TV and entertainment centre
Indoors dining area
Comfortable outside seating area
Indoor air-conditioned saloon with home entertainment system
Free tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks
A mixture of Thai and Western food
Special dietary requirements catered for
Very large and well designed dive deck
Fantastic sun deck with panoramic views

Technical & Safety Specification
Length 35 metres, beam 7 metres
Maximum speed 15 knots, cruising speed 13 knots
2 x 450hp Hino engines
220v electrical outlets
SOLAS navigation and safety equipment
GPS (Global Positioning System)
Depth finders
Radios and satellite phone
Two life rafts
Life jackets in all cabins and also on deck
First aid facilities
Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks
One large dinghy
Nitrox facilities


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