MV Pawara Liveaboard

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The MV Pawara sets sail for the Similan Islands between October and May and offers fantastic 4-night diving vacations that are sure to make for a memorable experience.

MV Pawara

The MV Pawara Liveaboard

For travellers on a budget, accommodation options include two cabins that share bathroom facilities whilst the remaining 10 cabins have en-suite facilities. All of the cabins are comfortable and air-conditioned and toiletries and towels are provided for all guests. A safe is located in each room for the safe storage of any valuables. Guests on board the MV Pawara will be treated to tasty Thai inspired dishes as well as a variety of international dishes in the spacious dining area. Snacks are also provided and include fresh fruit and cookies, with coffee, tea and water available throughout the day. The MV Pawara has a great sun deck equipped with plush mattresses for added relaxation. The communal entertainment area is kitted out with plenty of options including a flat screen TV, sound system, DVD playing facilities, board games and karaoke.

The MV Pawara boasts a diving platform with ample room for guests to kit up. For those who are qualified, the custom-made liveaboard  even offers free Nitrox refills so that divers are able to make the most of their bottom time in Thailand. Leopard sharks, manta rays and magnificent whale sharks are just some of the many creatures divers might see whilst exploring some of Thailand’s best dive sites including  Koh Bon, Richelieu Rock and Koh Tachai.

Dive Facilities

The dive deck is very well designed and at the same level as the dive platform. No awkward steps to navigate which all your gear on!

There is also lots of room between tank bays providing ample room for gearing up before you step off the dive platform and begin your dive.

Free Nitrox is available for certified divers, and hot towels handed to you on the dive deck after each night dive. Toasty!

Menu

Guests can enjoys variety of Thai and International dishes whilst on board Pawara.

Meals are served buffet-style 3 times per day and cookies, snack and fruit and freely available.

Tea, coffee and drinking water is also free of charge.

The daily meal time schedule is:

  • 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

Cabins

The Pawara can hold a maximum of 24 guests at a time across its 12 cosy cabins. There are 4 different cabin options to choose from, but all come complete with a fan, air-conditioning, an electrical outlet suitable for international plugs, storage space and a hairdryer.

2 Master Cabins (Main Deck)

The main deck master cabins come equipped with either 2 twin size beds or a double bed. The cabins feature en-suite facilities with hot showers. There are large windows in the master cabins giving them a light and airy feel.

4 Deluxe Cabins (Main Deck)

The deluxe cabins found on the main deck are equipped with 2 twin beds arranged into bunks and also have an en-suite bathroom with toilet, sink and hot showers. The deluxe cabins have the added feature of a working desk and chair, with beautiful large windows to look out of.

4 Standard Cabins (Lower Deck)

The standard cabins come equipped with en-suite facilities, a double bed or 2 twins and a porthole.

2 Budget Cabins (Lower Deck)

For those travellers on a budget, there are 2 cabins on the lower deck that are ideal. The rooms each have 2 twin beds arranged into bunks and make use of shared bathroom facilities.

3 Shared Bathrooms

The shared bathroom facilities all have wash basins, toilets and hot showers.

Harper, Australia November 13, 2017

The entire Pawara experience is one I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a short trip around the Similan Islands.

The dive guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and set our minds at ease with his calm dive briefings and detailed explanations regarding safety protocols.

The food was superb and the accommodation was just what was needed. I enjoyed taking in the scenery from the comfortable sun deck.

I’ll definitely be returning to the M/V Pawara next time I’m in Thailand!

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