Sawasdee Fasai is a comfortable standard liveaboard, offering scuba diving trips in the Similan Islands from October to May. It can accommodate 30 guests.

Pujolle

15/01/2019

Très bonne croisière sur ce bateau. Le bateau est assez grand et fonctionnel malgré les 30 passagers. La nourriture est excellente, copieuse et variée. Quatre plongées par jour au programme sur des...

Description

Boat

Sawasdee Fasai is a large and luxurious purpose-built diving yacht entirely upgraded during the summer of 2016. Measuring 37 meters long and 7.8 meters wide, it cruises at 8 to 12 knots per hour and can even reach a maximum speed of 16 knots thanks to a double engine Cummins KTA19M 500HP/1800RPM.

On the sun deck, guests can enjoy a 90m² terrace including shaded seatings and loungers for you to relax between two dives.

On the upper deck, there is a 65m² indoor lounge with a flat screen TV and a DVD player. Outside of the lounge is a covered open relax area with comfortable sittings, where guests can enjoy a beautiful view while chatting with friends. The decoration is made in the Thai tradition and the boat even includes WiFi in selected areas!

Besides the lounge is the dinning area, where guests will enjoy the delicious food that is served throughout the cruise. Meals are an abundant and wonderful mixture of western and local Thai cuisine that caters for all tastes and includes vegetarian options. Guests will be served 5 meals every day: one small breakfast before your first dive, an American breakfast after the first dive, lunch after the second dive, a snack after the third dive and dinner after the night dive. Guests can also get tea, fresh coffee and drinking water all day long, as well as cookies and fresh fruits at any time.

Sawasdee Fasai has a large and low dive platform located at the rear of the main deck. You will find two showers and two bathrooms next to the dive station. The diving is done from the large and low diving deck at the rear of the boat. The captain uses CCTV cameras to communicate with the dive staff to ensure safety at all times. Guests' private and rental diving equipment is stored at the dive deck for the whole trip.

Divers normally enter the water from the large dive deck, and at the end of each dive they are picked up by the tender dinghy if getting to the main boat's buoy rope is inconvenient. Enriched-Air certified divers can enjoy free Nitrox fills, and anyone who doesn't have their own scuba diving gear can rent high-quality items from the boat.


Cabin

Sawasdee Fasai has 15 guest cabins which can comfortably accommodate up to 30 guests.

All cabins have air-conditioning, drinking water, towels, soap and shampoo, a hair dryer, an extra blanket, an individual safety box, life jackets and international electric sockets etc.

2 Master Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with one queen-sized bed, it can be converted into two single beds side by side, ensuite bathroom, seaview windows.

5 Deluxe Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single beds in bunk style, ensuite bathroom, seaview windows.

4 Standard Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one queen-sized bed or two single bed side by side, ensuite bathroom, portholes.

2 Budget Cabins :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with two single beds in bunk style, shared bathroom between the two cabins, portholes.

2 Budget Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds in bunk style, shared bathroom between the two cabins, portholes.


Diving

  • Similan 5D/4N : 14 dives in total.
  • No dives will be offered on the embarkation day.
  • 2 dives will be provided on the disembarkation day.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Complimentary for Nitrox divers
  • 15L Tanks:Available with an additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Complimentary for all divers
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Complimentary for all guests
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash(THB) or credit cards
  • Crew Number:15+, include 4 - 5 dive guides

Itineraries

Similan Islands 5D/4N

Each trip is 4 days and 4 nights in length. Departure is from Tablamu Pier in Khao Lak after free scheduled transfers from around Phuket and Khao Lak. The diving starts at the Similan Islands, where there are colourful sloping reefs and the diving is enjoyable for all levels of diver.

MV Sawasdee Fasai then sails north to Koh Tachai and Thailand's best dive site Richelieu Rock. The final day is spent at Koh Bon before returning to Tablamu Pier for transfers to hotels.

Day 1 - departure
- 5 - 7:30 pm: Pick up time from all areas.
- 7:30 pm: Arrive at Tablamu Pier (Phang-Nga Province)
- 8:00 PM: Welcome dinner onboard.
- 8:30 PM: Dinner aboard while underway to Similan Island.

Day 2 - 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 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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.


Liveaboards Pick up Time

Patong Beach/ Kathu area: 17:00-17:30
Chalong Bay/Kata/Karon Beach: 16:00-16:30
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 )

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Destinations Similan Islands
Facilities Nitrox support, Sidemount Friendly, Camera Station, Wi-Fi
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
28/03/2023 to 01/04/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
02/04/2023 to 06/04/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
07/04/2023 to 11/04/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
12/04/2023 to 16/04/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
17/04/2023 to 21/04/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
21/04/2023 to 25/04/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
26/04/2023 to 30/04/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
01/05/2023 to 05/05/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
06/05/2023 to 10/05/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
11/05/2023 to 15/05/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
16/10/2023 to 20/10/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
21/10/2023 to 25/10/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
26/10/2023 to 30/10/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
01/11/2023 to 05/11/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
06/11/2023 to 10/11/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
11/11/2023 to 15/11/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
16/11/2023 to 20/11/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
21/11/2023 to 25/11/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
26/11/2023 to 30/11/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
01/12/2023 to 05/12/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
06/12/2023 to 10/12/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
11/12/2023 to 15/12/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
16/12/2023 to 20/12/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
21/12/2023 to 25/12/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
25/12/2023 to 29/12/2023 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
29/12/2023 to 02/01/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
17/01/2024 to 21/01/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
21/01/2024 to 25/01/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
26/01/2024 to 30/01/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
30/01/2024 to 03/02/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
04/02/2024 to 08/02/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
08/02/2024 to 12/02/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
12/02/2024 to 16/02/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
17/02/2024 to 21/02/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
21/02/2024 to 25/02/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
25/02/2024 to 29/02/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
01/03/2024 to 05/03/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
06/03/2024 to 10/03/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
11/03/2024 to 15/03/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
16/03/2024 to 20/03/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
21/03/2024 to 25/03/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
25/03/2024 to 29/03/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
30/03/2024 to 03/04/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
04/04/2024 to 08/04/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
08/04/2024 to 12/04/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
12/04/2024 to 16/04/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
17/04/2024 to 21/04/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
21/04/2024 to 25/04/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
26/04/2024 to 30/04/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
01/05/2024 to 05/05/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
06/05/2024 to 10/05/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail
11/05/2024 to 15/05/2024 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $839.18 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Similan Islands 4 nights Budget From $839.18
Similan Islands 4 nights Standard From $1,014.62
Similan Islands 4 nights Deluxe From $1,102.34
Similan Islands 4 nights Master From $1,248.53

Included

  • Transfers from airport and/or hotel to the yacht
  • VAT and local taxes
  • Full-board meal plan (including snacks)
  • Complimentary beverages (water, tea, coffee)
  • Diving activity (incl. tanks, weights, weight belts)
  • Dive guide service
  • Land excursions and activities throughout the trip
  • Boat accident insurance
  • Cabin towels and complimentary toiletries
  • Cabin cleaning service
  • Wi-Fi

Not included

  • Domestic flights in destination country
  • Marine park fees & Port fees
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Soft drinks
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Dive insurance (mandatory requirement)
  • Travel insurance (trip cancellation insurance)
  • Crew gratuity

Useful information

Similan Islands

Best time for diving
Mid-October - May is the optimum diving season on the Andaman coast (west coast). From early December until late April you can usually expect clear skies nearly every day. On average, you can expect 20 meters of visibility at The Similan Islands throughout the diving season.

Due to the likelihood of extreme weather during the monsoon months, the local authorities close the marine parks from May 16th until October 14th every year. Therefore the Similan diving season is from October 15th to May 15th.

About temperatures
Air: throughout the year, temperatures range from 25°C to 34°C with April through May being the hottest month and January the coldest
Sea: between 27°C - 29°C all year round, there are times when it drops to the mid or even low 20s, but in general these are rare or temporary occasions.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend a 3 mm wetsuit year-round.

Diver requirement
Suitable for all levels. You can find out more information about diving in Similan Islands here : Similan Islands

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Most of the embarkation and disembarkation are in Khao Lak, or Phuket, guests can fly in/out of Phuket International Airport (HKT).
Transfer between Phuket Airport and Tap Lamu Pier (Khao Lak) is approximately 1 ½ - 2hr, depending on traffic.
Transfer between Phuket Airport and Chalong Pier is approximately 1 ½hrs, depending on traffic.

A few liveaboards set their embarkation and disembarkation in Ranong (UNN).

Visa Requirements
Many nationalities can visit Thailand without a visa under the Visa on Arrival rule or Visa Exemption scheme. These options allow visitors to stay for up to 30 or 45 days.
To find out more information, please visit the Thai Visa on Arrival, or Visa Exemption and Bilateral Agreement or contact your nearest embassy/consulate.

Vaccinations
No specific vaccinations are required unless you are coming from or passing through contaminated areas. Yellow fever certificates are required for those who are coming from the following 14 countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Angola, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, and Zaire.

Money Matters
The local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). The majority of established hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards.
However, smaller, family-run places probably will not. There are money changers and ATMs located at the airport and the ports.

Drones
Tourists can bring their drones into Thailand. However, they are not allowed to fly their drones here until they have registered their devices with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.

Diver's reviews (1)

Pujolle, 15/01/2019

Très bonne croisière sur ce bateau. Le bateau est assez grand et fonctionnel malgré les 30 passagers. La nourriture est excellente, copieuse et variée. Quatre plongées par jour au programme sur des spots plus ou moins intéressants. Expérience à renouveler.

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