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MV Sawasdee Fasai

Year built / renovated
  / 2016
Cabins
13
Length / Width
37 m / 8 m
Internet
FREE
Nitrox
FREE
Rental equip.
YES ($)

Highlights

  • MV Pawara - 4 night trips - probably the most luxurious boat in the Similan!
  • Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai
  • Giant whale sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks, scorpionfish, blue-spotted stingrays
  • Diving takes place from the spacious dive platform
  • Entertainment room with flat screen TV, DVD, sound system, karaoke
  • 4 delicious meals of Thai and international cuisine 
  • Cookies, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and drinking water are available all day
  • Snorkels, non divers and famlies welcome
  • Dive courses and rental equipment available, massages available
  • Free internet and nitrox

Description

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 26 lucky guests can join each MV Sawasdee Fasai Similan liveaboard trip, sharing one of the 13 air-conditioned cabins on two decks. The Upper Deck of the boat is home to two Master Cabins (double beds) and four Deluxe Cabins (twin bunks). On the Lower Deck are four Standard (twin or double) cabins and three 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.

HOW TO GET THERE

The M/V Sawasdee Fasai liveaboard departs in the evening from Khao Lak. There is a transfer service from Phuket to and from the boat. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10:00 hrs. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Each trip is 4 days and 4 nights in length. Departure is from Tablamu Pier in Khao Lak after free scheduled transfers from around Phuket and Khao Lak. 

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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Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 44 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 10% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 59 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 59 and 30 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival

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Cabins

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Lower Deck Standard Queen or Twin Bed cabin

Standard cabins – queen size bed or change to 2 separate beds with en-suite bathroom on the lower deck. All the liveaboard cabins have: Individual control air conditioning, Large portholes only lower deck, Toilet & hot water shower with toiletries, Bedding, towels & blankets, Wardrobe & storage space, Built in safe

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • Beds:  1 queen bed or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Lower deck - Budget Cabin

2 Budget cabin – 2 separate beds twin share located at lower deck with air-con, one flow air window, separate bathroom with hot shower. Air conditioning, Reading lights, Mirror, shelves and cabinet, Bedding, towels Safe box, International socket 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day, Life jackets

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Main Deck Deluxe - Bunk Bed Cabin

5 Deluxe cabins – 2 bunk beds with en-suite bathroom also on the main deck All the cabins have: Air conditioning Toilet and shower with hand basin, towels and toiletries Reading lights Mirror, shelves and cabinet Bedding, towels and toiletries Hair dryer Safe box International socket 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day Life jackets

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  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Main Deck - Master cabin

2 Master cabins – queen size bed with en-suite bathroom on the main deck. The Master Suites have a private toilet, hot water shower, and an additional TV and video player, refrigerator and minibar. All the cabins have: Air conditioning (plus additional fan in Master Suites), Toilet and shower with hand basin, towels and toiletries (except Budget cabins), Reading lights, Mirror, shelves and cabinet Bedding, towels and toiletries, Hair dryer, Safe box, International socket 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day, Life jackets

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  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

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

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Thai

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Entertainment and family

  • Movies
  • Karaoke

Payments

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