Sawasdee Fasai

Best value Similan Islands liveaboard

New Similan Islands liveaboard Sawasdee Fasai

Sawasdee Fasai

Sawasdee Fasai is a new Similan liveaboard for 2016. Built in 2004 and originally called Scuba Explorer she is now under new ownership and completely refitted. The price is great value when compared to equivalent quality boats and includes extras like free nitrox and free wifi.

Book with just 10% deposit

The boat is well managed and the details are taken care of. You can expect delicious and varied meals, with Thai and international choices . Most dietary requirements catered for. You can expect excellent service from the crew, who are a mix of local Thai and overseas dive professionals.

Rental dive equipment is top quality, brand name gear. PADI dive courses can be completed on board.

Sawasdee Fasai is very spacious with plenty of areas where guests can either socialize or find some privacy. There is a large AC saloon on the main deck, as well as a shaded dining and relaxing area aft. There are two sundecks.  The dive deck is also huge. The newly designed cabins all have air conditioning. There is a choice of double bed or twin bed cabin configuration.

Verified Sawasdee Fasai liveaboard reviews below

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Features

  • Max 26 guests in 13 air conditioned cabins
  • Length 36.80 metres, beam 7.80 metres, draft 3.00 metres
  • 2 x Master double bed cabin. Main deck. Private en-suite bathroom
  • 5 x Deluxe twin (bunk) bed cabin. Main deck. Private en-suite bathroom
  • 4 x Standard twin / double cabins. Lower deck. Private en-suite bathroom
  • 2 x Budget twin (bunk) bed cabins. Lower deck, shared bathroom.
  • All cabins have 220v power sockets for charging your electronics.
  • All cabins have one safe for your valuables.
  • All bathrooms have hot and cold showers
  • Spacious AC lounge with media center.
  • 72 sq metre sundeck.
  • Huge dive deck with freshwater showers.
  • Cruising speed 8-12 knots. Max speed 16 knots.
  • 2 x Cummins 500hp diesel engines
  • Nitrox free for nitrox certified divers.
  • WiFi available when in range at the Similan Islands.
  • PADI courses available on the boat.
  • Thai and international food. Vegetarian and Vegan diets catered for.

Sawasdee Fasai deck plan

Prices

Sawasdee Fasai price

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

  • Master cabin, double bed en-suite (main deck): 42,700 baht per diver
  • Deluxe cabin, twin bed en-suite (main deck): 37,700 baht per diver
  • Standard cabin, twin share or double bed en-suite (lower deck): 34,700 baht per diver
  • Budget cabin, twin share with shared bathroom (lower deck): 28,700 baht per diver

3,000 baht discount for non diving partners.

Price 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 park fees (1,800 baht), 15 litre tanks.

Schedule

Sawasdee Fasai schedule

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
16-20 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 Dec 21074d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25-29 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Dec-2 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
3-7 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-12 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-17 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18-22 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-27 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27-31 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 Feb 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 Feb 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 Feb 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-20 Feb 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 Feb 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26 Feb-2 Mar 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
3-7 March 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-12 March 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-17 March 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18-22 March 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-27 March 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28 Mar-1 Apr 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 April 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 April 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 April 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-20 April 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 April 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26-30 April 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
30 Apr-4 May 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
5-9 May 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
10-14 May 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak

2018-2019 schedule

10% off bookings made and paid in full before 31 Aug 2018

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
16-20 Oct 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 Oct 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26-30 Oct 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 Nov 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 Nov 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 Nov 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-20 Nov 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 Nov 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26-30 Nov 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 Dec 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 Dec 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 Dec 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-20 Dec 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 Dec 21084d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25-29 Dec 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Dec-2 Jan 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
3-7 Jan 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-12 Jan 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-17 Jan 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18-22 Jan 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-27 Jan 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27-31 Jan 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 Feb 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 Feb 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 Feb 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-20 Feb 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 Feb 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26 Feb-2 Mar 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
3-7 March 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-12 March 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-17 March 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18-22 March 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-27 March 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28 Mar-1 Apr 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 April 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 April 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 April 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-20 April 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 April 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26-30 April 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
30 Apr-4 May 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
5-9 May 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
10-14 May 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak

Itinerary

Sawasdee Fasai itinerary

4 Days / 4 Nights Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

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

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

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

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

Day 4: 2 morning dives at Koh Bon and return to Thap Lamu by about 1500 hrs.
Transfer to your hotel in Phuket, arriving at about 1800 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

To book, or just ask a question:

  1. Tell us the dates you are interested in. We’ll reply within 24 hours with availability and prices. At this stage there is no commitment and we won’t ask you for any payment.
  2. When you are ready to make a booking 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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Sawasdee Fasai reviews

Best price for Sawasdee Fasai Similan liveaboard Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

Sawasdee Faisai

★★★★★
5 5 1
Excellent dive trip, everything was spot on. We are lucky enough to have dived extensively and have done at least 12 Liveaboard trips across Asia and in Egypt. This was a the best dive trip we have done. Every aspect ran to plan and as expected. Josh (13 years old) was treated brilliantly and very well looked after. Thailand Liveaboards provided a very responsive and professional service. I can't recommend strongly enough. James

Sawasdee Fasai

★★★★★
5 5 1
Although I have completed many dives, this was my first live aboard experience. I can say that it exceeded my expectations in virtually every way. The Sawasdee Fasai is a fine boat with a good dive deck, plenty of open air space, saloon space and cabin space. The food was very good, varied and plentiful. Kwan runs a tight ship and she did well herding the many divers. Michael was a great dive guide, in the many crowded dive sites he always seemed to find a slightly different rout that was less busy. The dive sites were terrific despite the less than perfect visibility. More than ample fish, coral and other sites. I had a most enjoyable time.

Sawasdee Fasai

★★★★☆
4 5 1
This was my fourth liveaboard, first in Thailand. Diving guides and crew were great! Boat is nice, it has nice indoor living room, although this is the first time that I was on the boat that does not have indoor dining room, so we were eating on lower sundeck (the one above diving deck), which was not the problem. Also just a small environment concern, this boat is often leaving black oily trace in the water from engine exhaust, I don't know if this is normal but I haven't seen it on other liveaboards I have been on.

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