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Pawara is one of the only liveaboards in Thailand to offer FREE Nitrox, which combined with the free wifi, budget cabin options and 4 dives a day, means she offers excellent value for money.
Despite her affordability, she is an extremely comfortable and modernly furbished diving yacht, with spacious relaxation areas and a skilled, highly attentive crew.
Great for: FREE Nitrox, Budget Friendly, FREE WiFi, Cheap Cabin Options
Length of Trips: 4 Nights
Max Guests: 24
Operates: October – May
Pawara is one of the very few liveaboards to offer FREE Nitrox to certified divers, making her an excellent saver for nitrox divers.
Those on a budget will also appreciate the free WiFi and the range of cabin options, from master cabins with ocean views down to deluxe, standard and budget cabins.
All cabins feature ac and toiletries and all but the budget cabins have ensuite bathrooms.
Despite her affordability, Pawara is a spacious and comfortable liveaboard with some great social areas.
Outside, guests can relax on the large, partially shaded sundeck or head down to the the al fresco dining, lounge and bar area.
Inside, there’s a roomy, air conditioned salon with plenty of furniture and a large TV and DVD player plus karaoke, books and plenty of games.
There’s 3 meals a day of mouth watering Thai and international cuisine, with cookies, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and drinking water available throughout the day.
Guests only require their open water certification and no extra logged dives, making this a good liveaboard for beginners. A check out dive is available for those who have not dived in a while.
Pawara heads to Thailand’s North Andaman Sea to explore the legendary Similan & Surin islands as well as a little further north to Richelieu Rock.
These regions are a marine life hotspot, with incredible coral reefs and walls; home to a variety of fish, crustaceans and mollusks as well as black tip reef sharks, turtles, blue spotted stingrays and leopard sharks.
Between January and April, lucky divers also have a chance of seeing manta rays and whale sharks – especially around Richelieu rock!
This is an excellent choice for anyone on a tight budget – despite the fact that many of the chill out areas on board feel rather luxurious!