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MV Sawasdee Fasai is an impressive steel-hulled Thailand liveaboard yacht taking up to 24 divers as it cruises the waters of the Andaman Sea, cruising the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and Khao Lak.

Length: 37 metres / 121 feet
Beam: 8 metres / 26 feet
Cruise: 12 knots
Divers: 24 (26 on full charter)
Enriched air nitrox is available here
The Thailand liveaboard, MV Sawasdee Fasai

At just under 37 metres in length, she is one of the largest steel-hulled liveaboards in Thailand. Despite being a large boat, most diving is done from the very spacious dive deck, although there are 2 tenders on hand when necessary. The MV Sawasdee Fasai is now also equipped with free enriched air nitrox, so that suitably qualified divers can make use of this feature, very useful at some of Thailand's deeper sites.

As you might expect of a liveaboard of this size, there is ample space on board and with 4 decks you can always find a spot to yourself. The large, air-conditioned saloon is where most guests spend their time enjoying the TV, DVD, music system, computer and extensive scuba diving and reference library, well stocked in both English and Japanese.

There are 4 categories of cabin to choose from, the majority being on the middle deck and therefore commanding impressive views over the glinting ocean. The Master cabins (suite) boast excellent views over the front and side of the boat.

MV Sawasdee Fasai runs 4 night dive trips to the Similan Islands so if you are looking for a short Thailand liveaboard on a sturdy and impressive boat with excellent communal facilities then look no further.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Nov 5 Nov 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
6 Nov 10 Nov 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
11 Nov 15 Nov 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
16 Nov 20 Nov 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
21 Nov 25 Nov 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
26 Nov 30 Nov 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Dec 5 Dec 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
11 Dec 15 Dec 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
16 Dec 20 Dec 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
21 Dec 25 Dec 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
25 Dec 29 Dec 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Jan 7 Jan 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
8 Jan 12 Jan 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
13 Jan 17 Jan 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
18 Jan 22 Jan 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
23 Jan 27 Jan 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
27 Jan 31 Jan 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
February 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Feb 5 Feb 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
11 Feb 15 Feb 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
26 Feb 2 Mar 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Mar 7 Mar 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
8 Mar 12 Mar 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
13 Mar 17 Mar 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
18 Mar 22 Mar 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
23 Mar 27 Mar 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
28 Mar 1 Apr 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
11 Apr 15 Apr 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
16 Apr 20 Apr 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
21 Apr 25 Apr 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749
26 Apr 30 Apr 4 Similan, Richelieu Rock & Khao Lak 14 US$ 749

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: 10% early bird discount off all 2017/18 Similan trips! Check out MV Sawasdee Fasai Special Offers for more details. Offer closes: 31 Aug 2017

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, 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$ 14 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, torches, dive computer, 15 ltr tanks available for rent (approx US$ 9 per day), dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The Thai MV Sawasdee Fasai 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 hrs. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: Approximately 10% 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, equivalent to: Pay for 22 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Budget cabin free of charge (total 23 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 26,666.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The lower deck has 4 Standard cabins with twin beds that can be converted to a Queen size bed. There are also 2 Budget cabins with twin beds and portholes on the lower deck. The main deck has 5 twin bed Deluxe cabins with bay windows and 2 double bed Master Suites with front and bay windows on the main deck. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, except Budget cabins which share a bathroom.

The Master Suites have a private toilet, hot water shower, and an additional TV and video player, refrigerator and minibar.

All the cabins have:
  • Air conditioning (plus additional fan in Master Suites)
  • Toilet and shower with hand basin, towels and toiletries (except Budget cabins)
  • Reading lights
  • Mirror, shelves and cabinet
  • Bedding, towels and toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe box
  • International socket 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day
  • Life jackets


No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 14 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
Crew comprises:
  • 2 Cruise Leaders
  • 2-7 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • 2 Maids
  • 2 Massuesse
  • Engineer
  • 4 Deck hands
Motorised dinghies - 40m² dive deck and platform with toilets and hot water showers - camera table and rinse tank - 82m² air-conditioned saloon/dining room with TV, video, video projector, music system, computer, printer, CD burner, movie library, fish ID and diving books, games and general book library - 74m² outdoor shaded area - 104m² sundeck with sun chairs and matresses

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
This Similan liveaboard provides a menu which mixes local and international cuisine cooked fresh daily. There is a pre-breakfast before dive number 1 followed by breakfast, lunch and dinner. This operator understands that snacks and cookies are provided between meals to stave off any hunger pangs.

  • Thai, Italian, Japanese, international and barbecue dinners, lunch and breakfast.
  • Buffet service in the upper deck saloon - choose from 4 main dishes per meal.
  • All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send prior notice.
  • Cruise dining service begins on the first day with a light evening meal.
  • Operator rates their dining as good quality and second most important aspect of liveaboard cruise.
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, biscuits are provided free of charge.
  • Beer, wine, fruit juice, iced tea and iced coffee are available for purchase.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2004
  • Size - 36.8m x 7.8m
  • Weight - 180 tonnes
  • Top speed - 16 knots
  • Cruising speed - 12 knots
  • 2 x 520 HP Nissan engines
  • 3 x generators
  • 2 x Bauer scuba tank compressors
  • 12 & 15 litre K-valve aluminium tanks
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 25,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 15,000 litres
  • Fresh water maker - 4,800 litres per day
  • Environmental waste storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 Life rafts
  • 2 x 20/40 HP dive dinghies
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Radar
  • Sonic altmeter
  • Fishfinder
  • Plotter
  • Depth sounder
  • VHF and HF radios
  • Searchlight and loudhailer
  • Full-feature medic first aid box
  • Oxygen 3,000 litres - continuous flow
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • Fire detectors and alarms
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Customer diving insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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