Sawasdee Fasai, Thailand


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 that there is more than enough room for the 26 divers onboard, with ample space for gear storage and kitting up. Aboard the Sawasdee Fasai liveaboard divers can experience the amazing dive sites of the Andaman Sea, and explore 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 also 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 to make your dive adventure a memorable one. Book your adventure today.

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

Excluded: National Park Entry fee: 1,800 Baht per diver, 1000 Baht for non-diver | Equipment rental (ScubaPro Top quality: Reg, BCD, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask, Snorkel) | Torch for Night Dive: 100 Baht per dive | Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks

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

  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • 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

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
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English, 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.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Sawasdee Fasai Deck Plan 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
  • 24 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • South Korea South Korea
very very GOOD!!!

I was touched by all my considerations. . We made it as easy as possible for divers, and we were able to ask for any inconveniences immediately.

Recommended for
1. Good guidie for Diver 2. Very clean A delicious meal 3. kindness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • James L
  • United States United States
Full service fabulous!

Great dives...great attentive crew...and yummy food!

Recommended for
The crew, the food and the fish
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Bonnie L
  • United States United States
I never believed I could do 4 dives in a day!

I got over my fear of night dives. Kwan prepared us well in the briefing before the night dive. The octopus and big jellyfish. My kind dive master Frank who was always willing to help me set my dive computer.

Recommended for
The whole inclusive crew, the scheduling of dives gave us enough time to rest between dives, the boat.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Rupert K
  • Germany Germany
Nice, functional boat; friendly crew

Dive guides were knowledgeable, attentive and fun - they worked really hard to make our trip special. We had the master suite and the extra space and double bed are worth the mark-up - very comfortable. The food was pretty basic and could use an upgrade!

Recommended for
Cabin, dive guides, divies
  • 8.0 Very good
  • SY K
  • Mauritius Mauritius
Great trip. Very good DM and lots of things to see. Nice live corals in the Similan Islands. The highlight for us was to dive and swim with the whale sharks on this trip.

Whale sharks and sea horses

Recommended for
Experienced DM - Whale Sharks - comfortable cabins
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cristina W
  • Argentina Argentina

The dive masters and the manager Kwan were really good people and we were like friends that met each other for whiles. Apart from that, we also saw a whale shark during the trip which can’t be more amazing.

Recommended for
Atmosphere, all the dive masters and crew, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Xiangtong X
  • China China
Great Diving sites,friendly and helpful staff,good food and comfort cabin

We spent 4 days on this liveboard,and went to Similan island and Richelieu Rock etc. We had 4 dives every day,all the dive sites are amazing.Food are great,including Thai food,western food and friut. We stayed in master cabin,so had enough place for us to hang out in there.

Recommended for
Dive sites,food and lots space on boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Westy W
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Totally amazing !!!

First off all, the WHALE SHARK!! it was really amazing! The places we've been to and dived! And the crew was really amazing, it was one big happy family

Recommended for
The diving, the crew of the boat and the food was really good!!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Christian K
  • Germany Germany
Pleasant diving in the Andaman sea

Perfect weather, perfect water and famous divespots.

Recommended for
The friendlyness of the whole team. Crew, tour managment by Kwan and dive guides
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Edwin Hans M
  • Austria Austria
excellent dive trip

whaleshark at ko bon

Recommended for
much space on board, stuff and dive crew perfect, food excellent
  • 8.0 Very good
  • junho L
  • Canada Canada

School of barracudas, whale shark,

Recommended for
Vegetarian food, friendly service, shuttle bus service,
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jens P
  • Sweden Sweden
Great experience.

Meet new people and dive with healthy coral and a great variety of fish.

Recommended for
Food, boat and staff
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Ann-Kristin W
  • Norway Norway
Good boat and great crew, well organised trip

Diving at Richelieu rock. Don't miss it! We had hoped to see sharks, f.ex. reef sharks, but unfortuneatly that is no longer likely in these dive sites.

Recommended for
The boat, the crew and the diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ronald C
  • United States United States
Awesome dive trip

This is our first live aboard and it exceeded our expectations. Can't speak for other dive masters, but ours was Kawalyn who was great. She made sure to ask us how we like to dive and tried to adjust to our style. Kwan, who was in charge, was awesome as well and really did everything in her power to make sure everyone had a good time. Weather prevented us for making to the Richelieu rock, and was more murky and choppy than ideal, but the abundance of sea life is amazing. Food was a cherry on top - extraordinary

Recommended for
dive masters, food, dives
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Nick Z
  • United States United States
Great trip

First time doing 4 dives a day on a liveaboard, had a great time. Boat staff was on top of keeping the boat clean and in good shape, making good food, and being generally friendly. Dive staff was all super helpful all around and tried hard to make sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves. Only down side was that some of the dive sites were crowded due to other boats diving at the same time. The diving was still pretty great though as far as marine life. Would recommend.

Recommended for
Boat and dive staff, comfy boat, well organized
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tanja T
  • Germany Germany

On time planning, flexibility, quick helping to ensure fully functional equipment Dive master personal input after each dive and then obvious the diving.

Recommended for
Organisation of the trip, Dive Master, helpfullness of all staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Thomas W
  • United States United States
Beyond what we imagined, a very enjoyable trip

We felt like Kwan was exceptional in the prepae

Recommended for
The food !! The staff !! The diving !
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Evan R
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Excellent Liveaboard experience

The organisation on the boat was excellent. The comfort in the cabin was far better than expected. (Double cabin for myself & my partner) The bathroom was roomy too. A big plus was an excellent cook. I have food allergies and so did many others and the cook catered 100% for everyone. I had heard from other liveaboards that food was limited and you had to be quick. On this liveaboard this was not the case. Enough food for everyone and very tasty. Every dive site had something different for you to look at and the Dive guides knew exactly where to go to see new and exciting things. Recommend West Coast Divers to anyone booking a liveaboard.

Recommended for
Comfort, FOOD, Dive sites
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Garry D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Well run trip

Our trip on the Sawasdee Fasai was well run, the boat was very comfortable and the diving was excellent. The Dive Guides were helpful, knowledgeable and very friendly I would strongly recommend this boat if you are looking to visit the Similian islands in Thailand

Recommended for
Great Diving, Comfortable Boat, Great Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marta S
  • Poland Poland
Great trip, great crew

Very interesting diving spots, but should be recommended rather to advanced divers (depth, currents). A reef mayby not the best, but great rocks and diversity of sealife. The sea were not very calm even in high season, so people with seasickness can have some problem (there is a long distance between the diving spots). Because of wind, we did not manage to get to Richelieu Rock. We had a standard cabin on the lower deck, and our private bathroom did not smell well, especially in the morning we had dirty water on the floor. Everything else was perfect. The whole boat was confortable, with a lot of space. The crew extremely helpful and friendly. Very good food. A lot of diving.

Recommended for
manta ray and other creatures, crew and dive guides, perfect organisation
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mikael A
  • Sweden Sweden
Sawadee Fantastic (Fasai)

Great boat with great staff. Fits a huge amount of divers without getting crowded. Very modern and luxurious. The Similans are awesome as expected, really got the impression the staff knew where to find all the good stuff. Think we had 7 dive masters with us in total.

Recommended for
Boat size, Modernity, Staff
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Argentina Argentina

Richellieu rock. Kong bohno ando similand 9

Recommended for
The Shop, equipamiento ando the crew