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MV Pawara

Year built / renovated
2006  / 2014
Cabins
12
Length / Width
35 m / 7 m
Internet
FREE
Nitrox
FREE
Rental equip.
YES ($)

Highlights

  • MV Pawara - 4 night trips from October - May to some of the best Similan Dive Sites
  • 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
  • Free internet and nitrox

Description

Welcome on board M/V Pawara, our luxurious custom built, steel hull, Similan Islands Liveaboard

Pawara is a Thai name –  which means Treasure of the Corals. And you will soon see why she has this beautiful name! Scuba Divers can definitely look forward to an exciting liveaboard diving experience around Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and Khao Lak. 

What you can expect

M/V Pawara is along steel boat covering the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Her 35 metre hull and stabiliser extensions give it a large and stable platform from which you can explore all the best dive sites of the Andaman Sea. She has a total of 12 cabins which can comfortably accommodate 24 guests. Specifically they are:

  • 2 Master cabins – queen size bed with en-suite bathroom on the main deck.
  • 4 Deluxe cabins – 2 bunk beds with en-suite bathroom also on the main deck.
  • 4 Standard cabins – queen size bed or change to 2 separate beds with en-suite bathroom on the lower deck.
  • 2 Budget cabin – 2 separate beds twin share located at lower deck with air-con, one flow air window, separate bathroom with hot shower.

A large saloon, a comfortable and improved Dive Deck, a spacious Sundeck, are what discerning Divers are expecting.

After diving one of the famous dive sites, rest and indulge yourselves with our fantastic cuisine in our relaxing indoor and outdoor dining areas, special dietary requests can be accommodated.

Refitted especially for this season, she is now equipped with large hull stabilizers and improved keel for maximum comfort at sea.

Facilities, such as the 35 square metre saloon (with TV/DVD player, free Wi-Fi internet and Play Station), dining room and the huge 72 square metre sundeck give guests plenty of space to relax between dives. Both the saloon and dining room are air-conditioned, and you also have access to a large shaded deck area on the main deck, for those that prefer fresh air but aren't sun worshippers. All Pawara's cabins have private bathrooms, except the budget cabin. 

MV Pawara is delighted to announce the use of complimentary nitrox for all its EANx-certified guests, allowing them to get even more diving pleasure from their Thailand liveaboard trips.

Menu, Cuisine Type in MV Pawara

Thai and European main meal dishes and Continental breakfast. Mini Breakfast, Breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between are provided throughout your stay on board Pawara. There will also be plenty of fresh seafood and fresh vegetables throughout your trip. Buffet-style service is provided in the Dining Room on the Main Deck. Fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and drinking water are free of charge 24 hours per day. Free snacks include fresh fruits, fruit yogurt shakes. Local beers are also available for purchase. Other dietary requirements can usually be catered for - let us know. Dining service begins with Dinner on the first night of the trip.

How to get there

The Pawara 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 73 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 100% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 59 days prior to arrival
  • 5% will be charged if you cancel less than 59 days prior to arrival

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Cabins

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Lower Deck Standard queen bed or twins 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,portholes only lower deck, Toilet & hot water shower with toiletries, Bedding, towels & blankets, Wardrobe & storage space, Built in safe (Drinking water 2 beach towels and 2 small towels Soap and shampoo Hair dryer 1 blanket 1 individual safe box 1 individual life jacket International electric sockets)

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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

Main Deck Deluxe bunk bed cabin

Deluxe cabins – 2 bunk beds with en-suite bathroom also on the main deck.All the liveaboard cabins have: Individual control air conditioning, Large seaview windows (portholes only lower deck), Toilet & hot water shower with toiletries, Bedding, towels & blankets, Wardrobe & storage space, Built in safe (Drinking water 2 beach towels and 2 small towels Soap and shampoo Hair dryer 1 blanket 1 individual safe box 1 individual life jacket International electric sockets)

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • 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. All the liveaboard cabins have: Individual control air conditioning, Large seaview windows (portholes only lower deck), Toilet & hot water shower with toiletries, Bedding, towels & blankets, Wardrobe & storage space, Built in safe (Drinking water 2 beach towels and 2 small towels Soap and shampoo Hair dryer 1 blanket 1 individual safe box 1 individual life jacket International electric sockets)

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

Lower deck twin bed 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. All the liveaboard cabins have: Individual control air conditioning, portholes only lower deck, Toilet & hot water shower with toiletries, Bedding, towels & blankets, Wardrobe & storage space, Built in safe (Drinking water 2 beach towels and 2 small towels Soap and shampoo Hair dryer 1 blanket 1 individual safe box 1 individual life jacket International electric sockets)

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  2 Single
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • 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
  • First Aid Kits
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese

Boat Amenities

Facilities

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

Entertainment and family

  • Games
  • Movies
  • Karaoke

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling

Payments

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

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

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