Sawasdee Fasai, Thailand

Excellent crew and service

“The whale shark”

Steve G, United States United States
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  • Explore famous dive sites of the Andaman Sea
  • 15 air-conditioned cabins with sea views

New for 2016, and the sister ship to MV Pawara is the Sawasdee Fasai. A custom-built dive liveaboard offering trips to the amazing dive sites of the Andaman Sea between October and May each year. The enormous dive deck on board ensures enough room for the 26 divers onboard, with ample gear storage and kitting-up space. Aboard the Sawasdee Fasai, divers can experience the amazing dive sites of the Andaman Sea and explore the famous dive sites of Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Elephant Head Rock, or Koh Tachai in the Similan Islands.

Topside, the Sawasdee Fasai, has 15 air-conditioned cabins catering to a maximum of 30 guests. Located on the main deck are 2 master cabins and 5 deluxe cabins, each with sea views and en-suite bathrooms. On the lower deck are 4 standard cabins with en-suite bathrooms and 4 budget cabins with shared bathroom facilities. There is plenty of room for relaxation with the huge sundeck, outside lounge area, indoor lounge, and refreshment bar.

Let the friendly boat crew and experienced and professional dive crew of the Sawasdee Fasai Liveaboard help make your dive adventure memorable. Book your adventure today.

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Included: VAT, Dive Insurance, Airport Transfer, 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, 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

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

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, 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

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2004
  • Year renovated 2016
  • Length 36.8 m
  • Beam 7.8 m
  • Top speed 16 Knots
  • Cruising speed 12 Knots
  • Engines 2 x 520 HP
  • Max guests 30
  • Number of cabins 15
  • Number of bathrooms 11

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Sawasdee Fasai Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Steve G
  • United States United States
Great experience

The whale shark

Recommended for
Diving the Similan Island
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mike V
  • United States United States
Good first liveaboard

Very good diving although vis wasn't terrific. Divemaster Adrian was awesome as well as other crew members. They all emulate thai hospitality! Also I am a below knee amputee and very functional with my prosthesis but they were very kind and attentive with some of the small things I needed help with. Made the dive much more pleasant. Boat was nice considering cost. Comfy and food was good. I think if I do a liveaboard again I would hope it lives up to sawadesi fasai. It was overall a nice trip. Not glamorous, but nice and plenty of memories and dive videos :) ty!

Recommended for
Dive masters/support crew/fellow divers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ann P
  • United States United States
Fabulous livaboard!

This was my first liveaboard and I absolutely loved it. Mark was a great instructor and as a new diver, I appreciated his input on how to improve. The crew, food and fellow divers were fabulous. I can't wait to schedule my next liveaboard.

Recommended for
Dive Instructor, boat amenities, food/drink
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Unforgettable experience with a great dive team and fabulous host aboard the Sawasdee Fasai

Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon reef

Recommended for
Diving on Richelieu Rock, dive master Matt, super-friendly boat crew!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Heejae L
  • South Korea South Korea
Wonderful trip ever!

You can dive like an army camp so if you want to learn and practice your diving skills I would recommend it.

Recommended for
Diving plans, warm and nice food, friendly staffs
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christine C
  • Australia Australia

Richelieu Rock was the absolute highlight of the diving. The professionalism of Mark, Matt, Mike, Adrian and Kizz. The boat is very comfortable and very well run.

Recommended for
Professional & friendly staff and a comfortable boat & great diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Urvashi B
  • India India
Great diving, lots of laughs

Very relaxed operation but well organised and scheduled. The diving was great, lots to see. But watch out for the currents and thermoclines. A lot of people on the boat got food poisoning which wasn’t great. The staff was really fun and did their best to keep guests happy and entertained even out of the water. My dive guide Adri was phenomenal!

Recommended for
Well organised dive schedule, great crew and fun vibe onboard
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Veronica R
  • Norway Norway
THE trip of my life!

WoW! I am amazed. Beside some trouble with the booking and logistics, once everything was sorted, I was living my dream. It was my first ever liveaboard and as I have been working on boats before, I had some expectations and it exceeded for sure! My jaws hurting after smiling 24/7 in 5 days and I am grateful for everyone making this trip so good. The food was great, and all the help and service from each crew member was spectacular. I want to shout out to the dive master we had, Adrian. He made this trip a dream. I have never felt so safe and secure with any other dive master before, and it is clear that he is passionate about his job. He took his time to explain, give feedback for improvements for the dives and teach us a lot of the marine life. And of course, we always had a laugh outside the water. Keep on thriving! I will definitely talk about this trip to all my friends and people I meet on my way and if you haven't booked the trip yet, what are you waiting for? Do it!

Recommended for
The crew, the food and all experiences in and out of the water.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • jai D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
lovely experience great people

loved the whole experience i chose a basic cabin as was a solo traveller so it didn’t really matter who i shared with my room was up by the captains room on the 1st night was hard to sleep as the boat was moving to its destination but on the 2nd night i used ear plugs and they offered free sea sick tablets which worked a treat. the staff on dive instructors onboard were very friendly and also the chefs and server girls they were lovely people always offering a helping hand and helping in your needs, also they deck guys always helped when you were getting into your dive gear below deck which was very nice, the diving was a bit of a let down due to some dives being poor visibility and not so many big fish to see, so sone people decided not to always do the 4x dives per day that were on offer. only bad point you could fault was the amount of divers onboard made it a bit chaotic getting ready at the same time, they should of maybe given you group a time to come below deck, other than that it could not be faulted we all entered the boat as strangers and left as friends

Recommended for
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • yehseul A
  • South Korea South Korea
Fun diving with warm-hearted people

It was nice to meet such great staff, guides, and friends on the liveaboard! I booked personally rather than on a full charter. Although it was a full moon period, the current was strong and visibility was not good, but I had an enjoyable dive there.

Recommended for
Friendly staff, delicious food, nice people