Pawara / Similan Islands / 4 Nights

Pawara / Similan Islands / 4 Nights

MV Pawara - Similan Islands Liveaboard

Enjoy the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock aboard the liveaboard Pawara. She is a one of a kind, custom built diving vessel that combines the modern amenities of today's living and Thai craftsmanship. Pawara is extremely spacious. With her 35 meter long and 7 meter wide steel hull, she provides a stable platform from which to explore the Andaman Sea. Pawara is a Thai-Sanskrit word, which means ‘Treasures of the Corals’. Pawara has 13 cabins for a maximum of 26 Guests. There are 2 Master double bed cabins on the main deck along with 4 Deluxe twin cabins. You will find 4 Standard cabins (which can be twin or double) and 3 budget cabins on the lower and upper deck. Every cabin has air conditioning as well as en suite bathroom in all cabins except budget.

Including Wifi and free Nitrox!
10% discount* for 2024 - 2025 season (valid until 31st August 2024)!

Pawara Trips and Prices

Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock:
5 days / 4 nights (14 dives)

Cabin Type Trip Price Trip Length Dives Enquiry
Master Double Cabin – Main Deck 39,700 THB 5D / 4N 14
Deluxe Twin Cabin – Main Deck 36,700 THB 5D / 4N 14
Standard Double/Twin Cabin – Lower Deck 34,700 THB 5D / 4N 14
Budget Twin Cabin – Lower/Upper Deck 28,700 THB 5D / 4N 14

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Pawara Liveaboard Information

The 35 square meter lounge is located on the Upper Deck. Here you can unwind from a days diving in a comfortable and air-conditioned room with a variety of indoor board games and TV/Video/DVD/CD/Karaoke facilities provided.

The bridge, or the Captain’s control room, is well equipped with a full range of state-of-the-art navigation equipment. From here, the Captain will get an all around view, including views from monitoring cameras located in the engine room and the diving platform. The Captain is a local who has had plenty of sailing experience and is an expert when it comes to venturing the Andaman Sea.

Apart from the private shower & toilet facilities in your cabin, a common shower and toilet room is also provided by the large and organised dive equipment area for even more convenience.

3 meals are served per full day. Meals will vary each day and will comprise of Thai cuisines, fresh seafood, and international dishes. Our cook will ensure that you are well looked after for every meal on board. Food will be attentively prepared to suit your requirement. Snacks, tea and coffee are available throughout the day. Sodas and beers are for sale. There is free Wifi when the boat is in range of Thai mobile signal.

There are 13 cabins – 2 Master at the front of the main deck (Master can be twin or double), 4 deluxe twin bunk cabins on the main deck and 4 standard twin or double cabins. All have aircon and bathroom/toilet. Plus 3 budget twin cabins, 2 on the lower and 1 on the upper deck which have aircon, but used shared bathrooms.

Diving Equipment

Rental equipment is provided by Sunrise Divers for our divers on the Pawara liveaboard. Rental price is 300 Baht per day for a set (BCD/regulator/fins/mask/wetsuit), 200 Baht/day for a dive computer and only 150 Baht/day for dive insurance. We have a large equipment room at our dive center with 30 sets of Aqualung BCDs and regulators and a large selection of long and short wetsuits, open heel and full foot fins.

If you need to rent equipment we suggest you meet at our dive center on departure day, so you can try all equipment before departure. If not possible to meet at our shop, no problem, we will pack extra equipment in different sizes.

Torches for night dives 100 Baht per dive. 15 liter tanks available 300 Baht per day.


Nitrox is available on board FREE for Nitrox certified divers (12 liter tanks) – for 15 liter Nitrox 300 Baht per day.


PADI Advanced Open Water course is 8,800 Baht. PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course is 8,800 Baht.


Drinking water, coffee, tea are included. Sodas are 30 Baht. Local beers are 80 Baht. Wine 750 Baht per bottle. There is a welcome drink on boarding.

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Check Availability or Make a Reservation

Please complete the form below to send an availability or booking enquiry to Sunrise Divers. You are also welcome to send a direct email to [email protected] or call our mobile hotline +66846264646. We are based in Phuket, Thailand. We will reply as soon as possible with full trip information and details on how to make a booking. Payments can be made by credit card (no card fees) or bank transfer. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Diving Similan Islands

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Pawara Deck Plans

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Pawara Itinerary

Pawara runs trips for 4 nights to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock through the season from October to May.

Itinerary 4 nights – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

16:00 – 18:00 Pick up from hotels in Phuket or Airport
Transfer by minibus to Thap Lamu Pier 1-2 hours
19:00 – 19:30 Pick up from hotels in Khao Lak
Transfer by minibus to Thap Lamu Pier 20 minutes
20:00 Briefing and Equipment set up
20:30 Dinner on Board and Departure to Similan Islands
07:00 Wake Up, Coffee, First Dive
08:30 Breakfast
11:00 Second Dive
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Third Dive
19:00 Night Dive OR
17:30 Dusk Dive
20:00 Dinner
07:00 Wake Up, Coffee, First Dive
08:30 Breakfast
10:30 Second Dive
12:00 Lunch and Cruising to Thap Lamu
15:00 Arrive Thap Lamu
15:30 Arrive Khao Lak Hotels
17:30 Arrive Phuket Hotels

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Pawara Safety & Specifications

Vessel Information

Boat Type Steel Motor Vessel
Year Built 2004 (Refitted 2016)
Length 35 Meters
Width 7 Meters
Maximum Guests 26
No. of Cabins 13 (2 Master, 4 Deluxe, 4 Standard, 3 Budget)
Engines 2 x 420 HP
Maximum Speed 15 Knots
Nitrox on Board Yes

Safety Specifications

  • Marine Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Marine Radio
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • CCTV
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Satellite Phone

Pawara Schedule 2024 – 2025


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