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Pawara

Pawara, Western comfort in traditional Thai-style

Renovated in 2017, this luxury Similan liveaboard was built in 2006 by Phuket’s highly skilled shipbuilders. Pawara is a 35-metre long wooden ship with a 7-metre beam. Maintained and refurbished every year at the shipyard, Pawara liveaboard is the perfect blend of Western comfort and traditional Thai style. Wood furnishings on the deck and a plush lounge are just some of the finishing touches that ensure the ultimate guest experience. With a top speed of 15 knots and cruising speed of 8-12 knots, Pawara guarantees a spectacular Similan diving trip.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Free Nitrox, Towels Provided

Excluded: National Park Entry fee – season 2015/2016: 1,800 Baht for diver, 1000 Baht for non diver | Equipment rental: full set 500 Baht per day/2,000 Baht for 4 days (ScubaPro Top quality: Reg, BCD, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask, Snorkel) | Torch for Night Dive: 100 Baht per dive | Suunto Dive Computer: 300 Baht per day | DIN Adaptor: 100 Baht per day | 15 Litre Tank: 300 Baht per day

Accommodation

Pawara liveaboard is extremely spacious and can comfortably accommodate 24 guests in 12 cabins. The cabins on this Similan liveaboard are divided into 4 categories: Master, Deluxe, Standard or Budget cabin.

2 Master cabins are located on the main deck of Pawara liveaboard. The Master cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. The wardrobe provides ample storage space. From the comfort of a queen size bed you can gaze out the large windows at the Similan islands.

You also find the four deluxe bunk cabins on the main deck. These bunk cabins are also air-conditioned, have en-suite bathrooms and plenty of storage space. The large windows let in lots of sunlight.

The lower deck has four standard cabins with a small porthole that let in some sunlight. The Queen size beds in these cabins can also be split into 2 singles. These cabins are also air-conditioned, have en-suite bathrooms and plenty of storage space.

The 2 budget cabins on this Similan liveaboard have a bunk bed and small portholes. These cabins have shared bathrooms instead of en-suite. Towels and soap are also provided.

Comfort

Diving is an energetic experience. Between dives, chill out on the comfortable sofa in the air-conditioned lounge. Watch TV or a movie or listen to music if you prefer. For those who like to read, the library has an extensive collection of novels and if you want to discover what you might encounter in the Similan check out the marine life books.

Catch the ocean breeze from the comfort of a lounge chair on the partially shaded, spacious sundeck, or relax, soak up the Thai sun and work on your tan on a sunbed. What better way to end the day than by catching the cool sea breeze as you watch the sunset over the horizon.

Catering

Diving takes a lot of physical exertion and what better way to maintain your energy levels than with good food. The chef onboard Pawara prepares 4 meals and several snacks every day. The buffet-style meals are a mix of Thai and Western cuisine. If you have special requirements when it comes to food, for example, allergies or the like, the chef will make necessary adjustments for you.

Diving

The spacious diving deck has ample space for storing equipment, wetsuits, etc. There are freshwater showers on the diving deck to rinse yourself off after each dive. Large freshwater buckets are also available to rinse diving equipment such as cameras, dive computers and fins. Generally, 12-litre aluminium tanks are used for diving. If you need extra air, ask for a 15-litre tank. Nitrox is available free of charge for those who are certified. Nitrox courses are available on Pawara liveaboard during your cruise.

Explore the best of Thailand’s dive sites on Pawara, an affordable, high-quality Similan liveaboard.

ITINERARIES

These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

Similan - Koh Bon
  • Departure Port: Khao Lak Taplamu Pier
  • Return Port: Khao Lak Taplamu Pier
  • Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights (Approximately 20 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Itinerary highlights
Expect to scuba dive in beautiful warm water around submerged pinnacles and around Huge granite boulders, which create channels and swimthroughs galore. Turtles, batfish, barracuda, leopard sharks, manta rays and mighty whale sharks are just some of the creatures on show. The Similans boast many great sites, including North Point, Elephant Head Rock and Sharkfin Reef, among many others

Day 1: 
17:00 Pick up time from all areas on the departure date and Arrive at Tablamu Pier (Phang-Nga Province)

Day 2 – 5: 
Small breakfast. Morning dive: Similan. After breakfast depart for dive.

Day6:  departure for Tablamu

  • Year Renovated: 2017
  • Length: 35m
  • Beam: 7m
  • Top speed: 15 knots
  • Cruising speed: 8-12 knots
  • Engines: 1 x 420HP RE10 1 x 420HP RF10 Nissan Marine
  • Max guests: 24
  • Number of cabins: 12
  • Number of bathrooms: 13
  • Tenders: 4.2 x 1.9m with 40HP outboard
  • Fuel capacity: 15000l
  • Freshwater maker: 25000l
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares
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