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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Year Renovated: 2017
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
✓ Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
✓ Emergency Rafts
✓ Life Vests
✓ Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
✓ First Aid Kits
✓ Engine room CCTV
✓ Crew trained in first aid
✓ Emergency flares
MV Pawara liveaboard is one of the most popular dive vessels that cruise the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock.
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
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. 😉
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.