Pawara, Thailand


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, Dive Insurance, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (1,500-2,300 THB), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Rental Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar

Food & Drinks

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

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

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

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

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 and Safety

  • 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

Pawara Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 70 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.6 Good
  • Finn P
  • Singapore Singapore
Not perfect but good enough

Richileu rock

Recommended for
Hot water for rinse after dive, spacious sun deck and hot tea/smooties after each dive
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Spain Spain
Fantástico buceo

Richelieu rock sin ninguna duda.

Recommended for
El crew, los guías, Richelieu Rock al sunset !!!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Aman B
  • India India
Mesmerising experience

I recommend this boat for diving in this area. Amazing experience

Recommended for
Whale shark, soft coral, great food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • xuan Z
  • China China
Fantastic trip on the Pawara

it was our first boat trip and we really enjoyed our full time aboard. Great dive masters, very professional, showing the best spots and always taking care of us. Great food on board. A really successful trip. Thanks a lot to all the crew on Pawara for this memorable trip! Veronica & Stephane

Recommended for
1) All the Staff (Dive masters & crew) on board was super friendly and great 2) Fantastic dive sites 3) Great Food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin R
  • Germany Germany
Awesome first Liveaboard experience with great guides, crew, food and new friends

This was my first liveaboard trip and my first time in the similans. We were lucky to have a trip with only half the passengers so we had a really relaxing trip with lots of space. The pawara is built for 26 (and they'd easily fit) but it might get a little crowded on the sundeck ;). The diveguides were amazing, made us feel safe and have fun at all times and showed us all the awesome stuff. Above the surface, the cook and crew provided us with amazing food so the whole trip was just awesome. Remember Whalesharks aren't guaranteed but you'll have 14 diverse dives with great sealife ranging from koh bon via koh tachai to richelieu rock and back via the boonsung wreck.They even did a really cool video. dive - eat - sleep - repeat :D Coffee, dive Nr 1, breakfast, relaxing, next dive... Thanks a lot to the whole team around Beto taking so good care of us. I'm coming back for sure!

Recommended for
crew, diveguides, sundeck
  • 10 Exceptional
  • PO CHU K
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
This is awesome trip, I will join Pawara trip again.

Thank you my DM Glenn made me had awesome & excited trip. When I shared experience with my friends, they also want to join me again in coming this year. Finally , Thank you for the all crew staffs. See yours next year ^^

Recommended for
1)My team's DM Glenn was very professional . 2)Crew Service is very good ,they very polite and very helpful , the bed room neat and clean
  • 7.6 Good
  • Christian S
  • Germany Germany
Good trip, but partly below our expectations

The cabin was wet and had a musty smelling. So the sleeping comfort was not good at all. The guides were friendly and nice and tried to fulfill our wished. The diving was not bad, but we expected more and uncommon fishes / creatures. But there are too many divers at the diving spots. So a good trip, but not spectacular.

Recommended for
Food (Kid's cooking), Late-Check-out, Diving at Richelieu Rock
  • 7.6 Good
  • thomas V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
My firtst liveaboard, and first time at a great divesite. It was auwesome!!!

Spotted a great manta ray! And a lot of great schools of fish. Now i loved the titan triggerfish attacking me!?! Lol...

Recommended for
Great divesite! Great divemaster, and great food!!!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • John D
  • Canada Canada
Terrific diving with a terrific crew

seeing a seahorse at 32m, the blocks of rock at the Elephant head site, the marine life at boongsoong wreck. It's not a non smoking trip and certain guests were inconsiderate. from now on all my trips will be on smoke free boats. we did our advanced open water and enriched air certs on board too. terrific teaching with Pato.

Recommended for
Marine life, seascapes and crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joan M
  • Denmark Denmark
Fantastic liveaboard

The diving was awesome. Only thing not great was the weather but that is hard to blame anything or anyone for :-)

Recommended for
Diving, Dive Guides and Food