MV Pawara

Similan Islands liveaboard

Pawara liveaboard

Pawara

MV Pawara is very good value for such a high quality Similan islands liveaboard. It’s prices are slightly cheaper than boats of a similar standard so it tends to book up quickly.

Pawara offers a few little extras that other boats don’t. It is one of the few boats to offer free Nitrox to certified divers. Plus, there is free WI-FI on board and cabins have safety boxes.

Book with just 10% deposit

Master (double bed) cabins and Deluxe (twin bed) cabins are on the main deck. They have large windows and private en-suite bathrooms.

The standard cabins are on the lower deck and can be either twin bed or double bed configuration. Standard cabins have porthole windows and less headroom (about 190cm). They also have private en-suite bathrooms.

There are two budget cabins on the lower deck that share one bathroom. Budget cabins do not have windows.

Pawara’s dive staff are a cheerful bunch lead expertly by a very experienced and multi lingual cruise director.

Pawara’s food is highly praised especially by vegetarians who get especially well catered to.

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Features

  • Max 26 guests in en-suite master, deluxe, standard and budget cabins.
  • Hot water showers and air-con in all cabins.
  • Mix of twin and double cabins on the main and lower decks.
  • Safety deposit boxes in all cabins.
  • Air conditioned lounge with entertainment center and plenty of sockets for charging all your electronics. (Electricity is 220v and available 24 hours).
  • Huge (72 sq metre) top deck with room for sun bathing or lounging in the shade.
  • Spacious dive deck with freshwater showers.
  • Pawara means “Treasures of the Corals” in ancient Thai language.
  • Buit 2006.
  • 35m length, 7m beam
  • Cruising speed 13 knots.
  • PADI Specialties and PADI Advanced courses available.
  • Nitrox FREE to nitrox certified dvers
  • WI-FI freely available on board when in range
  • Delicious Thai and European Food. Pawara caters well to vegetarians
  • Book with just 10% deposit

Pawara liveaboard layout

Prices

Pawara price Oct 2018 – May 2019

4 days 4 nights (14 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Master double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 37,700 baht per diver
  • Deluxe twin bed (bunk) cabin with private en-suite bathroom (main deck): 34,700 baht per diver
  • Standard twin bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (lower deck): 32,700 baht per diver
  • Standard double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom (lower deck): 32,700 baht per diver
  • Budget twin bed (bunk) cabin (lower deck, shared bathroom ): 26,700 baht per diver

3,000 baht discount for non diving partners

Prices includes: Dive guide, 12l tanks, weights & belt, all meals, nitrox (for nitrox certified divers), return transfers from hotels in Phuket or central Khao lak (Nangthong / Bangniang) or Phuket airport, diving accident and recompression chamber insurance.

Price excludes: Equipment rental (500 baht per set per day), alcohol and soft drinks, marine national park fees (1,800 baht), 15 litre tanks.

Early Booking Discount: 10% off bookings for season 2019/20 paid in full before August 31st.

Schedule

Pawara schedule

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
21-25 Nov 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26-30 Nov 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-20 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 Dec 21094d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25-29 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Dec-2 Jan 2020FULLKhao Lak / Khao Lak
3-7 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-12 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-17 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18-22 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-27 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27-31 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-20 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26 Feb-1 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 March 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 March 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 March 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-20 March 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 March 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26-30 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
31 Mar-4 April 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
5-9 April 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
10-14 April 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
15-19 April 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20-24 April 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25-29 April 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
30 Apr-6 May 2020FULLKhao Lak / Khao Lak
7-11 May 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 May 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak

May-Oct 2020 – season close

Early Booking Discount: 10% off bookings for season 2020/21 paid in full before August 31st.

Itinerary

Pawara itinerary

Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights (14 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

Departure day:
Pick up around 1700 hrs and transfer to Pawara at Thap Lamu pier (Khao Lak).
Cruise to Similan Islands. Dinner is served on board.

Day 1:
3 dives plus 1 sunset dive at the Similan Islands. Plus an island/beach excursion.

Day 2:
3 dives plus 1 night dive at the Similan Islands. Plus an island/beach excursion.

Day 3:
4 dives at Richelieu Rock and Koh Tachai.

Day 4:
2 morning dives at Boonsung Wreck and return to Thap Lamu by about 1330 hrs.
Transfer to your hotel in Phuket, arriving at about 1600-1630 hrs.

Pick up times:

Chalong Bay/Kata/Karon Beach: 16:30-17:00

Patong Beach/ Kathu area: 17:00-17:30

Rassada Pier/ Phuket town/ Panwa Beach: 17:00-17:30

Kamala/Surin/Cherng Talay/Talang/Ao Poh: 17:30-18:00

Airport/ Nai Yang Beach/Mai Khao Beach: 18:00-18:30

Khaolak/ Nang Thong Beach: 19:00-19:30

Outside Khaolak center area: 19:00-19:30 ( 1,500 Baht per way extra charge )

Book / Enquiry

Online booking

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Email: info@thailandliveaboards.com
Hotline: +66 81 2727556

  1. Tell us the dates you are interested in. We’ll check available options and provide you with a clear breakdown of prices.
  2. When you are ready to go ahead and book we’ll reserve your place(s) and email you the secure online payment instructions.
  3. 10% deposit to confirm your booking. Payment is online by credit card or paypal (no booking fee or credit card fee), or by bank transfer.
  4. Balance payable 61 days before the trip departure date.

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Pawara reviews

we certainly had an amazing trip. we did enjoy it so much! where glad we booked this trip. at some point you might hear from us again…all the best. Ueli, Germany

Hi Paul, we had a great time in Pawara and enjoyed it a lot. Especially the Mantas :-)). The dive team and crew where also very supportive and made the trip a fantastic experience. Nicole, Germany

Paul, Thank you for the follow up. The trip was great. The boat was in really great condition, the food was excellent, the instructors were (mostly) helpful and friendly. I actually had a bit of a scare when I got stung by something (I think it was a lion fish, but not exactly sure because it happened on a night dive and I didn’t see what it was). Anyway, they handled it really well and were super professional and helpful throughout the experience. We had a lot of fun and got to see a bunch of cool animals (sharks, turtles, huge schools). Our DM/guide (Harry) wasn’t that great compared to other guides on the boat… We’d def recommend you/Pawara to our friends, but perhaps not Harry 😉 Jessica and Adam

The trip was great thanks . You have an amazing crew and cook on board! Food was fantastic! Best I’ve ever had while diving. Mark

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