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19/13 Moo 10 | T.Chalong A.Muang, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
+66 81 895 5859
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Similian liveaboard on MV Pawara

Fantastic crew and good divers..great food and good fun...would definitely go again. They have good... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Anup G
Mumbai, India
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Fun liveaboard

We had a fantastic 5D/4N stay in this liveaboard diving the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai, Richeliu... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
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Welcome on board M/V PAWARA, our luxurious custom built, steel hull, Similan Islands Liveaboard, refitted especially for this season.Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, the ultimate way to explore one of the worlds top ten dive spots with one of the longest standing Dive Centers in Phuket
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19/13 Moo 10 | T.Chalong A.Muang, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
+66 81 895 5859

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic crew and good divers..great food and good fun...would definitely go again. They have good scuba gear and take care of safety. Great value for money

1  Thank Anup G
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We had a fantastic 5D/4N stay in this liveaboard diving the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai, Richeliu Rock & Koh Bon for a total of 14 dives. The boat itself is large enough to accommodate all of 25 divers in this trip. Our room was clean...More

2  Thank lgenec
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This was a very expensive trip with an almost exclusive diving trip, in a small group. The teacher was not bad but in any case not as good as it should be for the price they charge. The Similan Islands are amazing, and the dive...More

1  Thank Alvaro D
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My wife and I are AOW certified and have dived extensively in Thailand. The communication experience : We research our dive shop choices pretty thoroughly and usually have plenty of questions before making our selection. Our experience in this respect with Doo, our contact at...More

4  Thank VinzzIndia
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was my first liveaboard dive trip and my first time diving internationally, so I was a little nervous and unsure of what to expect about safety standards, communication issues, food choices (I'm pescatarian), etc. After being welcomed aboard MV Sawasdee Fasai, meeting Kwan (the...More

2  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

As a trip leader abroad (from the Netherlands) organising a dive trip without having "tested" the tour operator beforehand is always a risky venture. We booked this four day four night live-aboard via Thailand Liveaboards through Paul Flaxman. He was responsive, helpful and provided all...More

3  Thank achoix
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My brother, his wife and I just came back from an awesome trip on Sawasdee Fasai. We were especially lucky to be on board with a great group of diving guests and enjoy some great dives, but the West Coast Divers team made it special....More

1  Thank JPDBKK
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Just finished a 4 day live-aboard on Pawara. This was my first live-aboard and I was so glad I picked these guys. Beto is very well organized, and very professional and fun. My DM was Glenn, who is an incredible dive guide. He would say,...More

4  Thank Rafay A
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We just returned from a 4 day dive trip to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock on the MV Pawara. It was without any exceptions a perfect trip. The boat is nice and well equipped, the sun deck is big and...More

1  Thank rbeintausend
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Before you start reading this review, I would like to point out that I was on some of the better liveaboards (also more expensive) before this trip, so I could be partially biased... but here it goes. The diving itself was nice, the locations in...More

2  Thank travel_enthusiast2
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Response from achoix | Reviewed this property |
Group sizes depend on the experience levels of the divers and number of divers on board and the number of divers actually diving. There are typically four to five DMs/Instructors on board. So on average there are about 4-6... More