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MV Pawara Liveaboard

MV Pawara liveaboard
liveaboard diving


Destination: Thailand

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock (4 Nights) | From $210++/night

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MV Pawara Quick Pitch

The MV Pawara is 32m or 105ft in length, and built of steel making her one of the largest liveaboards plying the western Indian Ocean.


Dive Overview

The Thai islands and the Andaman Sea are known for widely varied underwater terrain, friendly fish, and diverse marine life, with warm water throughout the year. Marine life includes soft and hard corals, fields of anemones, nudibranchs, harlequin shrimp, cuttlefish and seahorses, plus regular sightings of mantas, zebra sharks, and the legendary whale sharks.

[See: Similan Islands Dive Travel GuideThailand Dive Travel Guide]

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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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MV Pawara Accommodation Overview

There are four types of cabins on the MV Pawara; budget, standard, deluxe and master, all are air-conditioned, both twin and double bed combinations depending on the cabin.

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MV Pawara Cabin Details

  • Deluxe rooms are on the main deck and are all twin beds. These rooms have larger windows, have large desks, and 220v outlets thus are ideal for underwater photographers. These each has a sink, toilet and hot shower.
  • Master cabins are on the main deck forward and have large windows all around for the best views. These rooms can be made as twins or doubles, have 220v outlets, and have larger bathrooms equipped with sink, toilet and hot shower.
  • Budget rooms are on the lower deck, have two cross-lined bunks, twin beds only. The rooms share a bath with the crew. These cabins are really designed for those really on a budget who can handle cramped accommodation.
  • Standard rooms are on the lower deck and can be arranged as twins or doubles. These rooms each has a sink, toilet, hot shower, plenty of storage space and 220v outlets.

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General Facilities

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MV Pawara Boat Features

  • Delicious Cuisine
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Outdoor And Indoor Dining
  • Camera Station
  • Huge Interior Saloon W/ Comfortable Seating
  • Sundeck


MV Pawara Dive Facilities

  • DIN Adaptors & 15 Liter Tanks (request)
  • Nitrox
  • Large diving deck/platform
  • Specific locations to store your own equipment
  • Hot towel after night dives

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Food & Drinks Aboard MV Pawara

Between dives aboard the M/V PAWARA there is a way to enjoy the delicacies of our chef who is clearly able to follow the requirements of the most exigent guests. With every meal comes a wide assortment of food that always manages to satisfy the tastes of every person. MV Pawara also offers free hot & cold beverages, and snacks are available all day.

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MV Pawara Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule & Rates

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RAtes & Availability

For information on departure dates, rates, and availability email us at or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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4D4N: Similan, Bon, Tachai, Richelieu Rock Itinerary

These trips will depart from Thap Lamu harbor, one hour north of the Phuket Airport, 30 minutes south of Khao Lak Resort areas. Transfers are included in the price from Phuket or Khao Lak hotels. Transfers from the airport are included if you arrive the same day as departure, otherwise they are charged separately.

  • Departure Day
  • 17:00 - Major Phuket Beach Areas
  • 18:30 - 18:45 Phuket International Airport
  • 18:45 - JW Marriott Hotel
  • 19:00 - Khao Lak Resort Area
  • 19:30 Board vessel in Thap Lamu
  • 20:00 Dinner served on board, departure for Similan
  • Islands
  • No diving
  • Day 1 -Diving at Similan Islands
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 2 - Diving at Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 3 - Diving at Richelieu Rock
  • ~4 dives
  • Day 4 - Diving at Similan Islands
  • 12:00 Depart for Thap Lamu
  • 16:00 Begin hotel transfers to Phuket and Khao Lak
  • 18:00 Arrival to Phuket
  • ~2 dives


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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Type: Steel monohull
  • Length: 35 Meters
  • Beam: 7.0 Meters
  • Draft: 3.2 Meters
  • GRT: 190 Tons
  • Engines: 2 x 420HP RE10, Nissan Marine
  • Generators: 2 x 50 kw Hino H07C
  • Cruising Speed: 8-12 Knots
  • Max Speed: 15 Knots
  • Compressors: 2 x Bauer Mariner Compressors SP Electric with Nitrox unit
  • Scuba tanks: 60 Aluminum Alloy Tanks, 8,12 and 15 liters
  • Instrumentation: GPS Plotter, Depth Sounder, Cellular Phone, SSB Radio, AIS Marine
  • Fresh Water: 25,000 Liters
  • Fuel: 15,000 Liters
  • Waste storage tank: 10,000 liters
  • Guests: Max. 24 Guests
  • Cabins: 12 Twin share cabins with air-conditioning
  • Rest Rooms: 10 En-suite bathrooms with 1 toilet, wash basin and hot shower .3 share bathroom with 1 toilet, wash basin and hot shower.
  • Showers: Two showers located on the dive platform
  • Sundeck: 6 x 15 meters sundeck area
  • Entertainment: 6.5 x 10 meters shaded entertainment area, TV / Video
  • Dinghy: 4.2 x 1.9 m with 40 HP outboard
  • Safety: 2 x 25 passengers Life Rafts, full complement of life jackets. Fully equipped medic first aid station, oxygen supply 6,000 liters capacity. Closed circuit video on the dive station and in the engine room. Full complement of fire extinguishers
  • Refit: 2016


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+7
  • Local Currency: THB (Thai Baht)
  • Electricity: 220 volts
  • Language Spoken: Thai & English

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Underwater Gallery

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