Pawara, Thailand

from US$ 150 / day
  • Free Internet
  • Free Nitrox
9.010 "Superb"   18 Verified Reviews
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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

    Excluded: 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
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    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

    Pawara Reviews

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 18 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Daniel L
    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

    Morten T
    Bad experience turned around to a good dive trip by well organized team Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in October

    Due to the bad weather we could't leave the pier, so have to say it was service from your side to offer us we could stay on the boat but still get our money back if we still couldn't leave the next day, lucky we got away and had some dives even though it wasn't the best dive sites in Similan but we did dive so all is good. Fantastic team onboard everyone from boar staff to dive master they made all the difference. Thanks very much and I will come back for sure. Hope you all get a great season. Morten

    Recommended for

    Staff, food, diving

    Joyce M
    United Kingdom
    Very good
    Bad weather but great experience Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in October

    The majority cancelled as day one we were stuck in harbour due to bad weather. As a result when we went the next day the 7 of us remaining were treated like royalty!!! So much space ad time to do whatever we wanted! The tuna wreck despite being the deepest and "scariest" dive was amazing. The bad weather meant we were diving alternative sites but the dive masters were brilliant at making us focus on the small animals that we would normally pass by! The night dives are magical we saw turtles, massive striped lobsters, octopus and were routinely heckled by titan triggerfish. The crew made a video of our trip and offered this to each one of us for free if we had an SD card to put it on. This is amazing and I am so appreciative of Fernando and Berto for doing this. I don't have a go-pro and even if I did I would not have been able to capture the wildlife the way they have. I will be able to show my family and friends why I love diving.

    Recommended for

    The dive masters were knowlegable, caring, fun and proffessional. The food was amazing. The boat is luxurious and comfortable. My tank was refilled and ready to go again before I even got out of my w

    Joan M
    Fantastic liveaboard Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in January

    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

    thomas V
    My firtst liveaboard, and first time at a great divesite. It was auwesome!!! Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in January

    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!!!

    SUZI D
    Terrific diving with a terrific crew Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in January

    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

    Christian S
    Good trip, but partly below our expectations Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in January

    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

    Daehee K
    South Korea
    best service on the board Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in February

    Must try if you can do scuba diving. It's very very nice, you can see the big fish such as human size. and also watch the Manta ray too.

    Recommended for

    Guide in the water, comfortable cost, kindly crew

    Peter C
    Great Trip - crew and guides were amaizing Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in February

    It was a great dive trip that my girlfriend and I had on Pawara in the beginning of February. The dives were (Most often) quite spectacular, which combined with a friendly crew, awsome guides and nice food made the whole trip unforgetable.

    Recommended for

    Richeliou Rock, the guides and the crew

    Dominik P
    Good dives, good food, good sleep, nice people Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in March

    Diving the wreck and Richelieu Rock

    Recommended for

    High comfort, divesites, food

    James C
    United Kingdom
    Brilliant Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in March

    My first live aboard, Ive only been diving for 3 months and they were brilliant. Excellent dive sites, food and the people on the trip were all fantastic. Cant recommend it more highly

    Recommended for

    Diving, food and company

    Jose Carlos B
    Very good, specially the dive leader Beto. Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in March

    The boat was always on time for each dive, food as well. Dive masters known very well the sites and were able to give us the best for each site. The dive leader Beto (responsible for all dive masters), were unique in terms on be on time, give very detailed directions on each briefing, providing tranquility and safety for each dive.

    Recommended for

    Dive sites, Dive masters and the weather

    PO CHU K
    Hong Kong
    This is awesome trip, I will join Pawara trip again. Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in October

    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

    Lok Wan C
    Hong Kong
    Excellent liveaboard Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in November

    Nice staff in the boat especially all the Divemaster, Beto, Dan, Henning, Angel and Glenn. They are very nice and helpful for sharing their diving experience for us.

    Recommended for

    Food is good and all the staff are friendly and helpful

    Martin R
    Awesome first Liveaboard experience with great guides, crew, food and new friends Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in October

    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

    BokRye C
    South Korea
    Comfortable and professional liveaboard experience Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in December

    Saw barracuda for the first time but due to weather condition couldnot go farther to north and visibility was not so good . Staffs all kind and gave free video clip.

    Recommended for

    Professional guide foods and hospitality

    Cici H
    Very good
    I love live on board, do nothing but diving everyday. Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in December

    I love love on board, you do nothing but diving everyday, the staffs are very helpful, I’ll go Liveaboard trip again.

    Recommended for

    Food, dive, service

    Lina B
    Amazing Pawara Similan - Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock, Thailand in December

    This was an amazing experience. We go to meet so many people from all over the world and share a unique experience with them! Our dive Master was Hening was just great and will always remember this amazing trip!

    Recommended for

    Marine life, All the nce people we met, and the food!

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