Pawara is a high valuable dive liveaboard, with excellent facilities and services. It offers a regular 4D/4N dive liveaboard trips in the Similan Islands, also can host pravite charter for custom-build itinerary, it can take max. 24 guests per trip.

Géry DANCKAERT

17/03/2018

Nous avons passé une croisière très agréable à bord du PAWARA pour une croisière Nord dans les Similan. Un service irréprochable de l'ensemble du personnel qui était aux petits soins pour les...

Description

Boat

Pawara is a steel mono hull dive liveaboard vessel, 35 meters long, 7 meters wide, the cruising speed normally is at 8 to 12 knots (max. speed at 15 knots), it is the flagship of one of the Phuket's best known dive centres.

Pawara earned its excellent reputation based on services & comforty and facilities, and safety. The staff and crew are among the most established and professional in the region, having been in operation for twenty years now.

There is a entertainment room/lounge with large sofa area, flat screen TV, DVD, sound system, karaoke, games and more.

For those who prefer a quieter form of entertainment between dives, they can borrow a book from the on-board selection in the lounge and relax in the suncek, lying on comfortable soft mattress.

Pawara offering excellent food on board, every meal comes a wide assortment of food that always manage to satisfy the tastes of every person: pre-breakfast before the first dive, American breakfast after the first dive, lunch after the second dive, snack after the third dive, dinner after the night dive.

Pawara has a functional dive deck/platform, it has been designed in detail and with its large space allows divers to move in total freedom and comfort. In addition to the convenient distribution of the tanks, there are specific locations to store your own equipment.

For maximum comfort, not only FREE NITROX is now available on board, but divers will also will welcomed with a recomforting hot towel after night dives.

Pawara also offer FREE WIFI during the cruise to all the guests on-board, so those who need to stay connection will not need to worry about buying a 3G card before the cruise anymore.


Cabin

Pawara has 12 comfortable cabins, with 4 different cabin types, it can host a max of 24 guests.

All cabins feature air-conditioner, fan, international electric sockets, safe box, hair dryer, storage area.

2 Master Cabins :
Located on the main deck, with a double bed or two twin bed, large windows, and ensuit bathroom with sink, toilet and hot shower.

4 Deluxe Cabins :
Located on the main deck, with two twin bunk beds, desk & chair, large windows, and ensuit bathroom with sink, toilet and hot shower.

4 Standard Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, with a double bed or two twin bed, porthole, and ensuit bathroom with sink, toilet and hot shower.

2 Budget Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, with two twin bunk beds, use shared bathrooms.

3 Shared Bathrooms : with toilet, wash basin and hot shower.


Diving

  • 4 dives per day, including sunset dive and night dives.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival.

  • 2 dives will be provided on the day of departure.

  • All diving will provide expericed guide to lead the dive.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available, free of charge for Nitrox divers
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available, free of charge
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Depends on availbility with additional cost
  • Payment on board:By cash only (THB)
  • Crew Number:12 or more, including 4 dive guides

Itineraries

Pawara Itinerary - 4D/4N Similan Islands

The below itinerary is the plan, but is subject to last-minute changes for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all guests on board. This normally applies to sea or weather conditions or crowded dive sites, but can also be due to a dive site being especially good and the cruise leader deciding to dive it again.

Departure Day

  • 5 - 7:30 pm: Pick up from hotels & resorts around Phuket & Khao Lak, and Phuket airport.
  • 7:30 pm: Arrival at Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak (Phang-Nga Province) to board MV Pawara.
  • 8:00 PM: Welcome dinner onboard M/V Pawara, departure from the pier after final checks.
  • 8:30 PM: Dinner aboard MV Pawara while underway to Similan Island.

Day 1 - Similan Island

  • 6:30 AM: Light breakfast
  • 7:00 Am: Dive 1 (check dive) at an easy Similan Islands dive site.
  • 8:30 AM: Full breakfast.
  • 10:30 AM: Dive 2 at Similan Islands dive site.
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch and relaxing time (beach excursions, when possible).
  • 2:30 PM: Dive 3 at Similan Islands dive site.
  • 3:30 PM: Snacks and relaxing time (beach excursions, when possible).
  • 5:30 PM: Dive 4 (Sunset Dive)
  • 7:00 PM: Dinner

Day 2 - Similan Island/Koh Bon

  • 6:30 AM: Light breakfast
  • 7:00 Am: Dive 1 at Similan Islands dive site.
  • 8:30 AM: Full breakfast.
  • 10:30 AM: Dive 2 at Similan Islands dive site.
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch and relaxing time (beach excursions, when possible).
  • 2:30 PM: Dive 3 at Similan Islands dive site.
  • 3:30 PM: Snacks and relaxing time (beach excursions, when possible).
  • 6:30 PM: Dive 4 (Night Dive)
  • 8:00 PM: Dinner

Day 3 - Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

  • 6:30 AM: Light breakfast
  • 7:00 Am: Dive 1
  • 8:30 AM: Full breakfast.
  • 10:30 AM: Dive 2
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch and relaxing time (beach excursions, when possible).
  • 2:30 PM: Dive 3
  • 3:30 PM: Snacks and relaxing time (beach excursions, when possible).
  • 6:30 PM: Dive 4 (Night Dive)
  • 8:00 PM: Dinner

Day 4 - Koh Bon or Boon Soong Wreck

  • 6:30 AM: Light breakfast
  • 7:00 Am: Dive 1
  • 8:30 AM: Full breakfast.
  • 10:30 AM: Dive 2
  • 12:00 PM: Bid farewell to the pristine archipelago and sail back to Tab Lamu Pier.
  • 3 - 4 PM: Transfer to vehicles for drop off at hotels, resorts, and even the airport.

Pick Up Schedule

  • Patong Beach/ Kathu area: 17:00-17:30
  • Chalong Bay/Kata/Karon Beach: 16:30-17:00
  • Rassada Pier/ Phuket town/ Panwa Beach: 17:00-17:30
  • Kamala/Surin/Cherng Talay/Talang/Ao Poh: 17:30-18:00
  • Airport/ Nai Yang Beach/Mai Khao Beach: 18:00-18:30
  • Khaolak/ Nang Thong Beach: 19:00-19:30
  • Outside Khaolak center area: 19:00-19:30 ( 1,000 Baht per pax extra charge )

Private Charter

With the assistance of an experienced western Boat Master, organize your own dive schedule and dive on your own, or follow our Dive Leaders at your entire disposition.

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Destinations Similan Islands
Facilities Internet
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
16/10/2019 to 20/10/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
21/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
26/10/2019 to 30/10/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
01/11/2019 to 05/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
06/11/2019 to 10/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
11/11/2019 to 15/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
16/11/2019 to 20/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
21/11/2019 to 25/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
26/11/2019 to 30/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
01/12/2019 to 05/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
06/12/2019 to 10/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
11/12/2019 to 15/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
16/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
21/12/2019 to 25/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
25/12/2019 to 29/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
29/12/2019 to 02/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
03/01/2020 to 07/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
08/01/2020 to 12/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
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27/01/2020 to 31/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
01/02/2020 to 05/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
06/02/2020 to 10/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
11/02/2020 to 15/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
16/02/2020 to 20/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
21/02/2020 to 25/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
26/02/2020 to 01/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
01/03/2020 to 05/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
06/03/2020 to 10/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
11/03/2020 to 15/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
16/03/2020 to 20/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
21/03/2020 to 25/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
26/03/2020 to 30/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
31/03/2020 to 04/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
05/04/2020 to 09/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
10/04/2020 to 14/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
15/04/2020 to 19/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
20/04/2020 to 24/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
25/04/2020 to 29/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
07/05/2020 to 11/05/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail
11/05/2020 to 15/05/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $833.72 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Similan Islands 4 nights Budget From $833.72
Similan Islands 4 nights Standard From $1,021.07
Similan Islands 4 nights Deluxe From $1,083.53
Similan Islands 4 nights Master From $1,114.75

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Nitrox fills
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Similan Islands

Period : Liveaboards run trips only when the park is open, from early November through to early May every year.

Visa's : Most nationalities do not require a visa for stays less than 30-days, some nationalities can recive a visa for 15 days upon arrival with 1,000 THB fee. However, please contact the Thai consulate nearest you for more updated information.

Climat : The sunny dry season runs from November to May, with April and May the warmest. The monsoon is from June through to September every year. Average temps stay constant around 28°C.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 27°C throughout the diving season, but there can be thermoclines where the temp drops down to 25°C.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year.

Plugs : Type A & C with 220 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily directly Phuket International airport, along with many domestic daily flights from Bangkok and other part of Thailand.

Currency : Local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Banks change currencies from all over the world at good rates. There are also many ATMs distributed throughout the country and credit cards are accepted nearly everywhere.

Diver's reviews (4)

Géry DANCKAERT, 17/03/2018

Nous avons passé une croisière très agréable à bord du PAWARA pour une croisière Nord dans les Similan. Un service irréprochable de l'ensemble du personnel qui était aux petits soins pour les hôtes du bateau. L'expérience de l'équipage témoigne d'un grand professionnalisme. Notre cabine (type standard) était équipée d'une climatisation, d'un grand lit, d'une salle de bain privative, de tablettes avec prise de courant (pratique pour recharger les batteries des appareils photos et phares de plongée)... soit d'un grand confort sur un bateau. Les repas à bord était copieux, variés et de qualité. Une corbeille de fruits avec bananes, pommes, clémentines... ainsi que biscuits divers.... étaient à disposition en permanence... Si nous devions revenir en Thaïlande, ce serait avec plaisir que nous retournerions sur le PAWARA. Un remerciement spécial à Johann Blanc qui nous a accompagné dans nos démarches pour organiser cette croisière et, qui a toujours fait preuve d'une grande réactivité pour répondre à nos questions et dont nous avons profité de ses conseils judicieux. Merci Johann.

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SYLVIE Et YVES Et Leurs Amis , 11/02/2016

Nous étions 8 amis pour cette croisière faite la semaine dernière, et nous avons fait une superbe croisière à bord de ce bâteau confortable, avec le personnel aux petits soins, très souriant, nous avons très très bien mangé, la cuisine était excellente ! Les plongées superbes, richesse des fonds marins très colorés, beaucoup de poissons, de coraux. Plongées avec raies mantas, un énorme barracuda solitaire, requin léopard... manquait que le requin baleine.... Nous avons beaucoup apprécié les 2 arrêts sur les îles Similan, très beaux paysages! Merci à Pato pour les briefings en français.

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José Et Patricia, 25/01/2016

Nous avons passés une croisière magnifique entourée d'un personnel très professionnel, les instructeurs qui partagent leur savoir et leur connaissance sur le milieu aquatique, super plongée avec raies mantas, requin léopard, pointe blanche, poisson fantôme....Merci à PATO pour ces belles plongées. Le pawara est un bateau très confortable et agréable, les repas excellents!

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Fabien Et Sandra RICHARD, 12/11/2015

Superbe croisère plongée à bord du Pawara du 25 au 30 octobre 2015. Un bateau au top et surtout un équipage digne de ce nom! Les repas sont variés et en abondance et le personnel à bord est très disponible, professionnel et compétent. Tous le comfort souhaité en cabine Standard et Deluxe( salle de douche privée et toilettes privés!)

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