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Length / Width

37 m / 8 m

Year built / renovated

  / 2016

Rental equip.

YES ($)






  • Enjoy fully-serviced dives and first class facilities including A/C rooms 
  • Experience the thrill of The Simian Islands’ strong currents and spectacular visibility
  • Take an Enriched Air course and make the most of free nitrox fills for longer dives
  • Dive with mantas and get the best chance for an up-close whale shark encounter
  • Go in search of the elusive purple fire goby, hiding deep in the crevices
  • Start the day with a pre-dive breakfast, followed by a hearty post-dive brunch
  • You won’t go hungry between dives with fresh coffee and cookies served all day
  • Snorkelers and non-divers will love the spacious sun deck and entertainment room
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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 50%
  • 40 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

Payment policy:

  • 50% at the time of booking
  • 50% is charged 40 days prior trip starting date
  • for Early bird booking 100% of the payment is required

Cancellation Policy :

  • 67 days or more prior scheduled trip : Deposit refunded (minus 5000 Baht + bank charges)
  • less than 67 days: no refund but you can postpone to the next available trip.
  • Less than 37 days before the departure date: No refund



MV Sawasdee Fasai is an impressive steel-hulled yacht in the waters of the Andaman Sea, cruising the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and Khao Lak

MV Sawasdee Fasai runs 4 Night dive trips to the Similan Islands so if you are looking for a short Thailand liveaboard on a sturdy, impressive and luxurious boat with excellent communal facilities then look no further.

What you can expect

MV Sawasdee Fasai is a large Similan liveaboard yacht that has just (August-October 2016) undergone a full refit to become possibly the best liveaboard boat in Thailand. New in 2004 and known by a different name (Scuba Explorer) the boat has experience of offering high-quality diving trips. However, the owners of MV Pawara (our favourite Similan liveaboard boat) have taken full control and renamed it MV Sawasdee Fasai. This was due to the success and popularity of Pawara, that is fully booked for most of its trips. We needed to find a suitable alternative to Pawara that has the same quality of construction, luxurious cabins, professional team and unbeatable service.

At 37 metres in length and with a steel hull, MV Sawasdee Fasai is perfect for Similan Islands liveaboard diving. The boat’s specifications enable it to sail through any sea conditions while keeping everyone on board safe, comfortable and happy. The Dive Deck at the rear of the boat is very large & low, near the water’s surface. This enables Divers to enter the sea easily and safely. At the end of each dive, if the Divers can’t reach the Dive Deck’s buoy rope, there is a motorized dinghy to retrieve them.

Communal areas on MV Sawasdee Fasai are numerous, large and comfortable. There is an air-conditioned Lounge Saloon, complete with sofas, chairs and AV entertainment. Most meals are served at the rear of the Main Deck, which can be covered if the weather is less than perfect. Guests who want to sunbathe, stargaze, read or socialise outside, can always find somewhere to do so alone, in private pairs, or in groups. The large size of the boat offers both stability and plenty of space to move around and relax.

Up to 30 lucky guests can join each MV Sawasdee Fasai Similan liveaboard trip, sharing one of the 15 air-conditioned cabins on two decks. The Upper Deck of the boat is home to two Master Cabins (double beds) and five Deluxe Cabins (twin bunks). On the Lower Deck are four Standard (twin or double) cabins and four Budget cabins (twin beds). All except the Budget cabins have private bathrooms with hot & cold showers. The Budget cabins share bathroom facilities. Whichever cabin you choose, it is guaranteed that you will feel comfortable and that the boat and trip are excellent value.

Having a large and luxurious Similan liveaboard boat is no good if the crew and staff don’t perform to expectations. However, this is far from the truth on MV Sawasdee Fasai. The team of Local Crew and Western Dive Staff are carefully selected for their professionalism, service and friendliness. Everyone from the tank boys, housekeeping, & Divemasters to the Captain and Tour Leader know how to make sure that every guest gets exactly what he or she expects from a luxury Similan liveaboard cruise. The local and western food is simply delicious, and cooked & served throughout the day. Between meals there are always fruit and snacks available, because diving in Thailand makes everyone hungry.


Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.


The final day is spent at Koh Bon before returning to Tablamu Pier for transfers to hotels.

  • 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 1 Diving at Similan Island-3 Day dives + 1 Sunset dive
  • Day 2 Diving at Similan Island/Koh Bon -3 Day dives + 1 Night dive
  • Day 3 Diving at Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock-3 Day dives + 1 Night dive
  • Day 4 Diving at Koh Bon or Boon Soong Wreck -2 Day dives
  • Underway to Tablamu Pier, transfer by mini bus back to Phuket approx.: 16:00
  • Itinerary and Dive site could be flexible due the weather & current


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Deck Plan


For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other Languages On Request

Dive Center Facilities

  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Battery Charging Station

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


  • Land Excursions
  • Karaoke

Great for families

  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling


  • Visa
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services


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