Pawara Liveaboard, Thailand

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.

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 MV Pawara. 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 Thailand liveaboard have a bunk bed and small portholes. These cabins have shared bathrooms instead of en-suite. Towels and soap are also provided.

Budeget Cabin

Budeget Cabin

Room size: 5 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 singles
Private bathroom: No
Air conditioning: Yes

Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Bunk bed
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: queen or 2 single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Master Cabin

Master Cabin

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Queen 
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

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

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.

Pawara Liveaboard SCHEDULE

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

Specifications

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

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY FEATURES

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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