• Pawara liveaboard cruising around the Similan islands

Pawara is a relatively new luxury Similan liveaboard built in the year 2006 by Phuket’s highly skilled shipbuilders. Pawara is a wooden ship of 35 meters in length and has a beam of 7 meters. Also every year she goes for maintenance and refurbishing to the shipyard. While maintaining a Thai traditional style Pawara liveaboard has the comfort you expect in the Western world.


Pawara liveaboard is extremely spacious and can comfortably accommodate 24 guests in 12 cabins. The cabins on this Similan liveaboard are divided into 4 categories you can choose either Master, Deluxe, Standard or Budget cabin. All cabins have air conditioning as well as a fan to keep you cool from the tropical heat. Also, you will be provided with towels and soaps during your stay.

2 Master master cabins or located on the main deck of Pawara liveaboard. While laying down on the Queen size bed you can stare out of the large windows at the Similan islands. Also in the Master cabin is an ensuite with hot water shower, washbasin and a marine toilet. Furthermore, there is a wardrobe for the necessary storage space.

Also on the main deck are the four deluxe cabins these cabins have large windows for ambient light as well. Instead of a queen size bed, these cabins come with a bunk bed. Further, the deluxe cabins are the same as the master cabins.

Four standard cabins are on the lower deck. Instead of large windows, the standard cabins have small portholes to give some ambient in the room. In these cabins are Queen size beds that can be split up into 2 singles. Also here is storage space, ensuite with hot water shower, washbasin and marine toilet.

The 2 budget cabins on this Similan liveaboard have a bunk bed and small portholes. Instead of an ensuite these cabins have shared bathrooms.


For your relaxation, the air-conditioned lounge has a very comfortable sofa where you can sit down and watch a movie on the tv as well as listen to your music. If you are more of a reader, there is a library with novels. Also, fish id books are available for those who like to know what marine life they have seen in their latest dive on the Similan.

On the large sundeck are plenty of sunbeds where you can enjoy the Thai sun to work on your tan as well as look at the sunset while cooling down from the sea breeze.


The chef onboard Pawara prepares 4 meals a day as well as several snacks. All meals are in a buffet style and have a mixture of Thai and Western cuisine. For those who are not able to eat some ingredients, the chef onboard can adjust it accordingly.


The dive deck is very spacious and has ample space for storing equipment, wetsuits, etc. For diving, they use 12-litre aluminium tanks or; you can ask for a 15-litre when you need some extra air. Nitrox is available free of charge for those who are certified. Courses are available on Pawara liveaboard during your cruise. For rinsing of yourself and dive material, there are freshwater showers as well as water buckets.

In conclusion, if you are looking for an affordable, high-quality Similan liveaboard to explore the best of Thailand’s dive sites, Pawara liveaboard is the best choice for you.


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Special offers have limited availability, so book early to ensure you do not miss out.

10% discount for Early Bird booking received before 31st August 2016 for season 2017/2018.

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The prices below are based on 1 person sharing a standard lower deck cabin. For further information about prices look at the Pawara pricelist.

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Pawara liveaboard Master Cabin
Master Cabin
  • Where: Main deck
  • Size: 10,5 square meters
  • Bed: Double Bed
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes
Pawara liveaboard deluxe cabin
Deluxe Cabin
  • Where: Main deck
  • Size: 7,5 square meters
  • Bed: Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes
Pawara liveaboard Similan Twin Cabin
Standard Cabin
  • Where: Lower deck
  • Size: 8 square meters
  • Bed: Twin beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes
Pawara liveaboard similan budget cabin
Budget Cabin
  • Where: Lower deck
  • Size: 5 square meters
  • Bed: Double or twin beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes


  • Year renovated: 2016
  • Length: 35m
  • Beam: 7m
  • Top speed: 15 knots
  • Cruising speed: 8-12 knots
  • Engines: 1 x 420HP RE10 1 x 420HP RF10 Nissan Marine
  • Max guests: 24
  • Number of cabins: 12
  • Number of bathrooms: 13
  • Tenders: 4.2 x 1.9m with 40HP outboard
  • Fuel capacity: 15000l
  • Freshwater maker: 25000l

Navigation, Communication And Safety Features

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares