MV Pawara

from US$ 146 / day


  • Free Internet
  • Free Nitrox
9.610 "Exceptional"   1 Verified Review
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    The 35m MV Pawara is a custom built, steel hulled Similan Islands liveaboard. Offering 4-night trips from October - May to some of the best Similan dive sites, as well as Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, divers can hope to see giant Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Leopard Sharks and beautiful hard and soft corals. Diving takes place from the spacious dive platform, which offers plenty of room for gear storage, and divers who are qualified can take advantage of the FREE Nitrox on offer.

    Topside the MV Pawara Liveaboard offers 2 budget cabins with shared bathrooms and 10 cabins with en-suite bathrooms. Each cabin is air-conditioned and provides towels, toiletries and a safety deposit box. For relaxation in between dives guests can choose from the entertainment room which is equipped with flat screen TV, DVD, sound system, karaoke, games and more, or the sun deck with comfortable soft mattresses. In the dining room 3 delicious meals of Thai and International cuisine will be served, and cookies, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and drinking water are available all day.

    Let the experienced and professional crew of the MV Pawara help you to create a Similans diving holiday to remember. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Free Nitrox, Towels Provided


    National Park Entry fee - season 2015/2016: 1,800 Baht for diver, 1000 Baht for non diver | Equipment rental: full set 500 Baht per day/2,000 Baht for 4 days (ScubaPro Top quality: Reg, BCD, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask, Snorkel) | Torch for Night Dive: 100 Baht per dive | Suunto Dive Computer: 300 Baht per day | DIN Adaptor: 100 Baht per day | 15 Litre Tank: 300 Baht per day

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    Boat features

    • Shaded diving deck
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Free Internet
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Custom built for diving

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English, Thai, French, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:500 thb per day
    • 15L tanks:300 thb per day
    • Nitrox tank:Free
    • Fins:100 thb per day
    • Wetsuit:200 thb per day
    • Drysuit:non
    • Regulator:250 thb per day
    • BCD:250 thb per day
    • Dive Computer:300 thb per day
    • Snorkel equipment:Free
    • U/W video camera rental:Non
    • U/W photo camera rental:1000 thb per dive

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    MV Pawara Deck Plan floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year renovated:2016
    • Length:35m
    • Beam:7m
    • Top speed:15 knots
    • Cruising speed:8-12 knots
    • Engines:1 x 420HP RE10 1 x 420HP RF10 Nissan Marine
    • Max guests:24
    • Number of cabins:12
    • Number of bathrooms:13
    • Tenders:4.2 x 1.9m with 40HP outboard
    • Fuel capacity:15000l
    • Freshwater maker:25000l

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Engine room CCTV
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    MV Pawara Reviews

    Exceptional (out of 10)
    Average score from 1 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Awesome liveaboard for single diver Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in May

    3-4 dives a day which is really good compared to longer trips where there is normally only 2-3 dives a day. Got to see seahorses, a leopard shark, octopus, huge schools of barracuda and alot of nice corals. Nice to only have to think about transfer and hotel before and after the liveaboard. Else everything was very convenient.

    Recommended for

    Small dive groups, many dives, good price

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