MV Pawara liveaboard

MV Pawara Liveaboard

Built in 2006 the MV Pawara is one of the best designed liveaboards operating to the Similan islands. At 32 metres long and 7 metres in beam she comfortably holds a maximum of 20 guests.

The one thing that makes Pawara really stand out is the thought that has gone into the general design and decor of the whole liveaboard giving a modern yet Thai-style feel all around. With her superb modern design including a massive luxury lounge area she really stands out in comparison with other liveaboard options. She was also completely refurbished in 2012 vastly improving the already excellent decor and facilities.

Cabins

MV Pawara contains 11 cabins in total. There are 6 cabins on the main deck (two master, four deluxe) plus four standard cabins and one budget cabin on the lower deck The cabin design allows lots of natural light into the room as all cabins have windows. Also, there is plenty of storage space - cupboards, wardrobes and even storage areas under the beds. All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning and are all en suite with private toilet and shower except the budget cabin. A safe box is also provided to store your valuables.

Master Cabins

The master cabins on the main deck are the most spacious of all. Located at the bow of the boat each of the two master cabins consists of either twin beds or one double (you choose) with panoramic windows. Rooms are ensuite with private air-conditioning. These rooms are very popular so book early to avoid disappointment.

Standard cabin - upper deck

Deluxe Cabins

The deluxe cabins on the main deck consist of twin bunk beds. They are smaller than the Master cabins but still very comfortable with large windows and lots of natural light. Rooms are ensuite with private air-conditioning.

Standard Cabins

The standard cabins on the lower deck are large with twin beds or one double (you choose). Despite being on the lower deck all the standard cabins have portholes allowing natural light to enter the room. Rooms are ensuite with private air-conditioning.

Budget Cabin

The budget on the lower deck is a smallish room with twin beds. The toilet/shower facilities are separate to the room itself although very close by.

Dining Areas

On the main deck is a large, comfortable air-conditioned dining room, close to the main cabins and dive deck, where all meals are served. Tea, coffee water and fruit juices are readily available in this area throughout the trip with staff on hand to help with any requests. Generally customers choose to take their food to the upper deck where they can dine and lounge around in an outside area enjoying the fresh air and the glorious views of the Andaman sea.

Lounge/Sundeck

Also on the upper deck is the spacious air-conditioned lounge area with extremely comfortable sofas, 40 inch LCD TV and DVD player. There are also a number of desks with power points specifically designed for the use of laptops. This is the perfect place for viewing and editing your dive photos and videos. Finally there is the sundeck, the uppermost deck on Pawara. At 70 square metres in size you could probably have a game of football on it although most of the time would be spent retrieving the ball from the sea!

Dive Deck

MV Pawara boasts a large dive deck with plenty of space for everyone. As with everything on this liveaboard a lot of thought has gone into the design with places for storing equipment, hanging wetsuits and placing fins. Dives are generally from one of the two dinghies although sometimes directly from the dive deck too.

Dive Groups/Times

Dive groups on the MV Pawara are generally limited to a maximum size of five people for each dive guide. All guides are professionally trained divemasters experienced in Similan diving. Dive times are up to one hour in length.

Schedules

Trips run from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018. Any trips not showing are already full.

Departure Return Date/Destination Duration Dives
         
    October 2017    
16/10/2017 20/10/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
21/10/2017 25/10/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
26/10/2017 30/10/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
         
    November 2017    
01/11/2017 05/11/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
06/11/2017 10/11/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
11/11/2017 15/11/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
16/11/2017 20/11/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
21/11/2017 25/11/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
26/11/2017 30/11/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
         
    December 2017    
01/12/2017 05/12/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
06/12/2017 10/12/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
11/12/2017 15/12/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
16/12/2017 20/12/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
21/12/2017 25/12/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
25/12/2017 29/12/2017 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
         
    January 2018    
03/01/2018 07/01/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
08/01/2018 12/01/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
13/01/2018 17/01/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
18/01/2018 22/01/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
23/01/2018 27/01/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
27/01/2018 31/03/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
         
    February 2018    
01/02/2018 05/02/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
06/02/2018 10/02/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
11/02/2018 15/02/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
16/02/2018 20/02/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
21/02/2018 25/02/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
26/02/2018 02/03/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
         
    March 2018    
03/03/2018 07/03/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
08/03/2018 12/03/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
13/03/2018 17/03/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
18/03/2018 22/03/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
23/03/2018 27/03/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
28/03/2018 01/04/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
         
    April 2018    
01/04/2018 05/04/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
06/04/2018 10/04/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
11/04/2018 15/04/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
16/04/2018 20/04/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
21/04/2018 25/04/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
26/04/2018 30/04/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
30/04/2018 04/05/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
         
    May 2018    
05/05/2018 09/04/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14
10/05/2018 14/05/2018 Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 day/4 night 14

Prices

Cabin Type Duration Dives Diver Non-diver
Master 4 day/4 night 14 35,700 baht 32,700 baht
Deluxe 4 day/4 night 14 32,700 baht 29,700 baht
Standard 4 day/4 night 14 30,700 baht 27,700 baht
Budget 4 day/4 night 14 25,700 baht 22,700 baht

Single Occupant Rate: Diver + Non-diver price

Included Not Included
Transfers from/to hotels anywhere on Phuket
Full board accommodation (all meals and snacks)
Water, tea, coffee,
Free Nitrox!
Professional dive guide
Tank and weights rental
Towels
Equipment rental (including 15 litre tank rental)
Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
National park fees (see below)
Personal insurance
   

Equipment Rental

  • Full Equipment Set (BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask) - 600 baht for a single day, only 500 baht per day for multiple days' diving
  • Full Equipment Set + computer - 850 baht for a single day, only 700 baht per day for multiple days' diving
  • Digital Camera - 800 baht per day
  • Underwater Scooter - 800 baht per day
  • Enriched Air (Nitrox) - Free

Please contact us for prices of individual rental items. All equipment must be pre-booked.

National Park Fees

National park fees are payable in cash direct to the tour leader on the liveaboard. As these are government charges we take no responsibility for any change in the fees. Please note that the Similan islands and Surin islands are separate national parks. Current park fees are as follows:

  • 500 baht entry per person to each national park
  • Additional 200 baht per diver per day

Dive Courses/Private Guiding

  • A large variety of PADI courses are available during your liveaboard trip but must be pre-booked . Please contact us prior to your trip for specific course details with prices.
  • Private guiding is also available if pre-booked from as little as an additional 2,000 baht per day. Again, contact us prior to your trip for more details.

Booking Conditions

  • Personal dive insurance is required for the trip. We recommend a yearly insurance through Divers Alert Network.
  • When checking in, all divers are required to complete a liability release waiver and to show proof of diving certification and dive medical insurance. Without proof you may not be permitted to dive.
  • For your own safety, all divers must use dive computers. Please let us know if you need to rent.

Itinerary

  Evening of Departure
15.30-17.30 Pick- up at your hotel/dive shop/airport
19:00 Arrive at Taplamu Pier for departure point to Similan Islands
21:00 Depart pier with dinner on board
   
  Day One
06:45 Wake up — light breakfast
07:30 Dive One - Similan
09:00 Breakfast
11:00 Dive Two - Similan
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Dive Three - Similan
15:30 Snacks
19:00 Dive Four - Similan (Night Dive )
20:30 Dinner
   
  Day Two
06:45 Wake up — light breakfast
07:30 Dive Five - Similan
09:00 Breakfast
11:00 Dive Six - Koh Bon
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Dive Seven - Koh Bon
15:30 Snacks
17:45 Dive Eight - Koh Tachai (Sunset Dive)
20:30 Dinner
   
  Day Three
06:45 Wake up — light breakfast
07:30 Dive Nine - Koh Tachai
09:00 Breakfast
11:00 Dive Ten - Richelieu Rock
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Dive Eleven - Richelieu Rock
15:30 Snacks
19:00 Dive Twelve - Koh Tachai (Sunset Dive)
20:30 Dinner
   
  Day Four
06:45 Wake up — light breakfast
07:30 Dive Thirteen - Koh Bon
09:00 Breakfast
11:00 Dive Fourteen - Koh Bon
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Arrival at Taplamu pier

Please note: All times in this itinerary are estimates only. Times and dive sites can change, depending on weather conditions and special requests or circumstances.

Boat Specifications

Length 35 m
Beam 7 m
Draft 1.2 m
Engines 2 x 415 Nissan
Generators 2 x 50kw
Cruising Speed 13 Knots
Max. Speed 15 Knots
Compressor 2 x K14
Cabins 10 twin
Guests 20 Max.

Safety Features

Life raft
Depth Sounder
Cellular Phone
VHF Marine Band Radios
Full Compliment of Life Jackets
Fire Extinguisher System
Fully Equipped Medic First Aid Station
O2 Tanks

Bookings

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