Length: 35 metres / 115 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 23 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
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|Dep: 1 Dec||Ret: 5 Dec||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 16 Dec||Ret: 20 Dec||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 28 Jan||Ret: 1 Feb||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 1 Feb||Ret: 5 Feb||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 22 Feb||Ret: 26 Feb||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 3 Mar||Ret: 7 Mar||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 8 Mar||Ret: 12 Mar||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 18 Mar||Ret: 22 Mar||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 28 Mar||Ret: 1 Apr||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 1 Apr||Ret: 5 Apr||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 11 Apr||Ret: 15 Apr||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 16 Apr||Ret: 20 Apr||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 21 Apr||Ret: 25 Apr||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
|Dep: 26 Apr||Ret: 30 Apr||Similans-Richelieu-Khao Lak||US$ 719||More info||Book|
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, fruit juice, hot drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (it must be ordered in advance), return transfers to/from the boat from Phuket or Khao Lak areas, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, travel accident insurance.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 17 per day) to be paid in advance, Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 14 per park. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks other than fruit juice, torches, dive computer, 15 ltr tanks available for rent (approx US$ 10 per day), dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The Pawara liveaboard departs in the evening from Khao Lak. There is a transfer service from Phuket to and from the boat. For information on how to get to Phuket, see our Thailand travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10.00 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 15% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 85% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 5,766.
"Well run operation, hired regulators were in good condition, knowledgeable and professional dive guides, lovely spacious boat, no complaints at all." - Heather Hutchings, Hong Kong ...
"The trip was very well organized and all pick ups / drop offs were on time etc. The staff (both dive instructors and Thai boat staff) were excellent. They were very service oriented and at all times tried to tailor the liveaboard and diving experiences to what we wanted. The 2 major drawbacks were: 1) that the food was not too exciting and appeared to be made from not entirely fresh ingredients, 2) the cabins were a bit cramped, quite humid, and the only option to freshen the air was a very large AC that inevitably blew right on our faces throughout the night. If it was possible to e.g. open the windows that would have helped, and perhaps the staff ensured the room was 'aired out' between trips to make it less humid." - Alexander Thrane, Norway ...
"We returned yesterday from the trip with the pawara and had an absolutely fantastic time. The diving was spectacular, the weather cooperated fully and our experience on the boat was first-rate. Please explain: boat was excellent, had ample room to strech out in, crew was flawless, dive masters were great!" - Seth Schaberg, USA ...
"Divemasters were professional and helpful, they knew the sites well, and was particularly good in dodging currents, so our dives were really very leisurely and enjoyable. The deck was really spacious although the rooms were not, ... and the toilets do not flush very well, but generally the decks were clean and well maintained." - Sylvia Tan, Malaysia ...
"Absolutely faultless. The facilities, boat crew, dive staff, equipment etc totally exceeded my expectations. All the staff involved were experienced, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was immaculate and luxurious (very smart for a dive boat!), and the food was excellent. The best dive holiday/boat I've been on by a long way. So good that we nearly stayed on for a couple of extra days!!!!! ... The Pawara is an absolutely fantastic dive boat. Both the staff and the facilities were exceptional, both exceeding expectations. 100% recommendation to anyone wanting a liveaboard in Phuket!" - Vicky Barlow, UK ...
"Equipment good, plenty of choice in sizes; boat was as described and comfortable; food was excellent; staff were very helpful." - Peter Lawrence, United Kingdom ...
"New boat is beautiful and very comfortable and the staff very attentive." - Heili Allee, USA ...
"Loved it. Great food, clean, friendly staff, good dive briefings -- my only problem was when the driver was late - I was worried he left me at the airport. One thing that I wish would have been stressed was safety to the coral while people were taking pictures. One of the women from Singapore on my trip (Delphi) was continually standing on the coral or kneeling on the anenomes to take pictures. I think they should have taken her gloves and camera away and she would have had a quick lesson in bouyancy." - Lori Goodsell, USA ...
"The ENTIRE boat crew on Pawara - the food, the guides, the Captain, the video-ographer ... the entire trip was first class. We truly enjoyed their energy, service and friendship!" - Eric Erikson, Canada ...
"The liveaboard and team on the Pawara exceeded our expectations. They were all very friendly and always willing to help. The dive instructors were very knowledgeable about the area and all the dive sites. The food onboard was amazing and the boat was always clean." - Jenna Martin, Australia ...
"The staff were fantastic - extremely helpful. Good quality equipment - well maintained." - Elizabeth Treasure, Australia ...
"Great crew, divemasters, and staff. Marco runs a great boat. Very professional, but also fun loving crew and dive masters. Very experienced guides with nice personalities. Overall the boat is very nice (in good shape) and the food was good and bountiful. Standard cabin was ok, but you're not there to spend time in the cabin anyway." - Jonathan Stolz, Laos ...
"Fantastic service. Marco was a great dive instructor and guide. The free nitrox refills were a nice bonus. Food was very good onboard, and Thai crew was very helpful and accommodating ." - Joanna Tong, USA ...
"Excellent boat, cabin, dive deck, briefings, dives, equipment. Food outstanding good. Perfect service on the dive deck. Great tour management." - Volker Stahlschmidt, Germany ...
"The liveaboard was in very good/clean condition. The staff was top notch, from the dive crew, cooking crew and cabin crew, all were great and very helpful. Food was excellent. The dive program was very good and exceeded expectations." - Martin Roessing, USA ....