Pawara

PAWARA LIVEABOARD, WESTERN COMFORT IN TRADITIONAL THAI-STYLE

Pawara liveaboard is a luxury Similan dive vessel built-in 2006 by Phuket’s highly skilled shipbuilders and wholly renovated in 2017. Pawara is a 35-meter long wooden ship with a 7-meter beam. 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 a cruising speed of 8-12 knots, Pawara guarantees a spectacular Similan diving trip.

Accommodation

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

2 Master cabins are located on the main deck of MV Pawara liveaboard. The Master cabin has an en-suite bathroom with a 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 separated into two singles. These cabins are also air-conditioned, have en-suite bathrooms and plenty of storage space.

The two 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.

Budget Cabin

Budget Cabin

Room size: 5 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Queen or 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Room size: 6 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Master Cabin

Master Cabin

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Queen
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

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 four meals and several snacks every day. The buffet-style meals are a mix of Thai and Western cuisine. If you have special requirements for food, for example, allergies or the like, the chef will make necessary adjustments for you.

Diving

This Similan islands liveaboard departures every five days from Khao Lak to explore the Andaman Sea’s dive sites.

There is a tremendous variety of dives to do in the Similan national park, where you can have gentle drift dives over long hard coral reefs or explore the swim-throughs through the gigantic granite boulders. More in the North of the Andaman sea, there are cleaning stations near the reefs of Koh Bon and Tachai Pinnacle, where manta rays and whale sharks often make their appearance.

The absolute highlight of your Pawara liveaboard diving holiday will be at Richelieu Rock, where beautiful soft corals grow on the limestone pinnacle and an abundance of marine life is present.

The 14 dives itineraries include dives sites around the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock.

Destinations

Thailand

Similan Islands

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

Rated 4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)

MV Pawara liveaboard is one of the most popular dive vessels that cruise the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock.

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Reviews

Great value for money

Rated 4 out of 5
12 January 2020

Great liveaboard for the money you pay.
a very friendly boat crew and great dive guides to help before, during, and after the dive.
As a bonus, we got to see our first whale shark on Tachai pinnacle. 😉

Hendrik

First liveaboard experience

Rated 5 out of 5
28 November 2019

This was our first time going on a liveaboard and it was amazing. The staff was fantastic and we know now why Thailand is called the land of smiles.
The diving was just amazing with all marine life and high lights where the manta rays at Koh Bon.
We can really recommend going to the Similan if you never have done a liveaboard trip before.

Patricia
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10 May 2021
Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock
€ 730 10% discount
Arrival: 10 May 2021
Departure: 14 May 2021
Days/nights: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock

Day 1:

  • 17:00 Pick up time from all areas on the departure date.
  • 19:30 Arrive at Tablamu Pier (Phang-Nga Province).
  • 20:30 Welcome dinner onboard – underway to Similan Island.

Day 2: Diving at Similan Island – 3 Day dives + 1 Sunset dive.

Day 3: Diving at Similan Island-3 Day dives + 1 Night dive

Day 4: Diving at Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock – 3 Day dives + 1 Night dive

Day 5: Diving at Koh Bon-2 Day dives. Underway to Tablamu Pier, transfer by minibus back to Phuket approx: 18:00

Marine Life: Whale sharks, manta rays, reef sharks, turtles, lots and lots of reef fish!

The itinerary and Dive site could be flexible due to the weather & current. Free check-out dive available onboard for divers who have not dived recently

16 Oct 2021
Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock
€ 730 10% discount
Arrival: 16 Oct 2021
Departure: 20 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock

Day 1:

  • 17:00 Pick up time from all areas on the departure date.
  • 19:30 Arrive at Tablamu Pier (Phang-Nga Province).
  • 20:30 Welcome dinner onboard – underway to Similan Island.

Day 2: Diving at Similan Island – 3 Day dives + 1 Sunset dive.

Day 3: Diving at Similan Island-3 Day dives + 1 Night dive

Day 4: Diving at Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock – 3 Day dives + 1 Night dive

Day 5: Diving at Koh Bon-2 Day dives. Underway to Tablamu Pier, transfer by minibus back to Phuket approx: 18:00

Marine Life: Whale sharks, manta rays, reef sharks, turtles, lots and lots of reef fish!

The itinerary and Dive site could be flexible due to the weather & current. Free check-out dive available onboard for divers who have not dived recently

21 Oct 2021
Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock
€ 730 10% discount
Arrival: 21 Oct 2021
Departure: 25 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock

Day 1:

  • 17:00 Pick up time from all areas on the departure date.
  • 19:30 Arrive at Tablamu Pier (Phang-Nga Province).
  • 20:30 Welcome dinner onboard – underway to Similan Island.

Day 2: Diving at Similan Island – 3 Day dives + 1 Sunset dive.

Day 3: Diving at Similan Island-3 Day dives + 1 Night dive

Day 4: Diving at Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock – 3 Day dives + 1 Night dive

Day 5: Diving at Koh Bon-2 Day dives. Underway to Tablamu Pier, transfer by minibus back to Phuket approx: 18:00

Marine Life: Whale sharks, manta rays, reef sharks, turtles, lots and lots of reef fish!

The itinerary and Dive site could be flexible due to the weather & current. Free check-out dive available onboard for divers who have not dived recently

26 Oct 2021
Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock
€ 730 10% discount
Arrival: 26 Oct 2021
Departure: 30 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock

Day 1:

  • 17:00 Pick up time from all areas on the departure date.
  • 19:30 Arrive at Tablamu Pier (Phang-Nga Province).
  • 20:30 Welcome dinner onboard – underway to Similan Island.

Day 2: Diving at Similan Island – 3 Day dives + 1 Sunset dive.

Day 3: Diving at Similan Island-3 Day dives + 1 Night dive

Day 4: Diving at Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock – 3 Day dives + 1 Night dive

Day 5: Diving at Koh Bon-2 Day dives. Underway to Tablamu Pier, transfer by minibus back to Phuket approx: 18:00

Marine Life: Whale sharks, manta rays, reef sharks, turtles, lots and lots of reef fish!

The itinerary and Dive site could be flexible due to the weather & current. Free check-out dive available onboard for divers who have not dived recently

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

Excluded: National Park Entry fee – season 2015/2016: 1,800 Baht for a diver, 1000 Baht for non-diver | Equipment rental: full set 500 Baht per day/2,000 Baht for four 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