MV Pawara

Thailand Liveaboards

MV Pawara Similans Liveaboard

Built in 2006, the MV Pawara is one of the best designed Thailand liveaboards operating to the Similan islands. At 32 metres long and 7 metres in beam she comfortably holds a maximum of 26 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.

**10% discount for Early Bird bookings received before 31st of August 2020 for trips between 16th October 2020 and 13th May 2021 PLUS free Nitrox!**

The Cabins

MV Pawara contains 13 cabins in total. All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning and are all en suite with private toilet and shower except the budget cabins. There is plenty of storage space - cupboards, wardrobes and even storage areas under the beds. A safe box is also provided to store your valuables.

MV Pawara- Master cabin

The two 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.

MV Pawara- Deluxe cabin

The four 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.

MV Pawara- Standard cabin

The four 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.

MV Pawara- Budget cabin

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

The Boat Layout

MV Pawara- dining area

On the upper deck is a large, comfortable open air dining area 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. The outside dining area is a great place for enjoying the fresh air and the glorious views of the Andaman sea.

MV Pawara - lounge area

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!

MV Pawara - 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.

Boat Specifications

Specs

Length 35 mBeam 7 m
Draft 1.2 mEngines 2 x 415 Nissan
Generators 2 x 50kwCruising Speed 13 Knots
Max. Speed 15 KnotsCompressor 2 x K14
Cabins 13Guests 26 Max.

Safety

Life RaftDepth Sounder
Cellular PhoneMarine Band Radios
Life JacketsFire Extinguisher System
Full Medical KitOxygen Tanks

Pricing Info

Prices

Valid: 1st May 2020 to 30th September 2021

**10% discount off any trip prices for bookings made before 31st August 2020**

Cabin Type Length Dives Price (diver) Price (non-diver)
Master Cabin
Master4 day/4 night1437,700 baht34,700 baht
Deluxe Cabin
Deluxe4 day/4 night1434,700 baht31,700 baht
 Standard Cabin
Standard4 day/4 night1432,700 baht29,700 baht
 Budget Cabin
Budget4 day/4 night1426,700 baht23,700 baht

What's Included

Item
Transfers from/to hotels anywhere in Phuket/Khao Lak
Full board accommodation (all meals and snacks)
Water, tea, coffee
Professional dive guide
Tank (12 litre) and weights rental
Enriched Air (Nitrox)
Scuba equipment rental
Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
National park fees (see below)
Personal insurance

Scuba Equipment Rental

Please note that equipment rental is NOT included in the trip price. The items below are available for rent (must be pre-ordered). As trhere will be a lot of dives in a short period of time, some of which will be deep dives, dive computers are compulsory for all of our liveaboard trips. This is for the safety of our guests.

ItemPrice
Full Equipment Set (BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask)500 baht per trip
Full Equipment Set + dive computer650 baht per trip
Individual ItemsOn request

Individual scuba items such as BCD or 15 litre tanks are also available for rent. Price on request.

Similan & Surin Park Fees

To help with the costs of reef protection and regeneration schemes, the Thai government has introduced a national park entry fee for all visitors to the Similans and Surin islands of 500 baht entry per person plus an additional 200 baht per diver per day. Please note that the Similans Islands and Surin Islands are different national parks so an entry fee will be required for each park and each time you enter. For the 4 day/4 night trip including Richeieu Rock you enter the Similans Park twice and the Surin park once. Park fees would currently be as follows:

  • 4 day/4 night (diver): 2,300 baht
  • 4 day/4 night (non-diver): 1,500 baht

This fee is in addition to the price of any liveaboard trip. The fee will be payable in cash (Thai Baht) direct to the boat tour leader on the day of the trip.

Disclaimer: As this is a government fee, we take no responsibility for any changes.

Schedules

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

October 2020

Dates Destination Duration
16th - 20th
16th - 20thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
26th - 30th
26th - 30thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

November 2020

Dates Destination Duration
1st - 5th
1st - 5thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
6th - 10th
6th - 10thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
11th - 15th
11th - 15thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
16th - 20th
16th - 20thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
26th - 30th
26th - 30thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

December 2020

Dates Destination Duration
1st - 5th
1st - 5thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
6th - 10th
6th - 10thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
11th - 15th
11th - 15thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
16th - 20th
16th - 20thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
26th - 30th
26th - 30thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

January 2021

Dates Destination Duration
8th - 12th
8th - 12thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
13th - 17th
13th - 17thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
18th - 22nd
18th - 22ndSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
23rd -27th
23rd -27thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
27th - 31st
27th - 31stSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

February 2021

Dates Destination Duration
1st - 5th
1st - 5thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
21st - 25th
21st - 25thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
26th - 2nd
26th - 2ndSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

March 2021

Dates Destination Duration
3rd - 7th
3rd - 7thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
7th - 11th
7th - 11thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
12th - 16th
12th - 16thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
17th - 21st
17th - 21stSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
21st - 25th
21st - 25thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
26th - 30th
26th - 30thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

April 2021

Dates Destination Duration
15th - 19th
15th - 19thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
19th - 23rd
19th - 23rdSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
24th - 28th
24th - 28thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

May 2021

Dates Destination Duration
9th - 13th
9th - 13thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

October 2021

Dates Destination Duration
16th - 20th
16th - 20thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
21st - 25th
21st - 25thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
26th - 30th
26th - 30thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

November 2021

Dates Destination Duration
1st - 5th
1st - 5thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
6th - 10th
6th - 10thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
11th - 15th
11th - 15thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
16th - 20th
16th - 20thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
21st - 25th
21st - 25thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
26th - 30th
26th - 30thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

December 2021

Dates Destination Duration
1st - 5th
1st - 5thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
6th - 10th
6th - 10thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
11th - 15th
11th - 15thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
16th - 20th
16th - 20thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
21st -25th
21st -25thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
25th - 29th
25th - 29thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

January 2022

Dates Destination Duration
3rd - 7th
3rd - 7thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
8th - 12th
8th - 12thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
12th - 16th
12th - 16thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
17th - 21st
17th - 21stSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
22nd - 26th
22nd - 26thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
26th - 30th
26th - 30thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

February 2022

Dates Destination Duration
9th - 13th
9th - 13thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
14th - 18th
14th - 18thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
18th - 22nd
18th - 22ndSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
23rd - 27th
23rd - 27thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
28th - 4th
28th - 4thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

March 2022

Dates Destination Duration
5th - 9th
5th - 9thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
10th - 14th
10th - 14thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
14th - 18th
14th - 18thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
19th - 23rd
19th - 23rdSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
24th - 28th
24th - 28thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
28th - 1st
28th - 1stSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

April 2022

Dates Destination Duration
2nd - 6th
2nd - 6thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
7th - 11th
7th - 11thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
12th - 16th
12th - 16thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
16th - 20th
16th - 20thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
21st - 25th
21st - 25thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
26th - 30th
26th - 30thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night

May 2022

Dates Destination Duration
1st - 5th
1st - 5thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
6th - 10th
6th - 10thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night
11th - 15th
11th - 15thSimilan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock4 day/4 night