Sawasdee Fasai - Luxury Similan Islands Diving Boat

MV Sawasdee Fasai

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Sawasdee Fasai Similan diving
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 30
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 34 divers
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Prices from: 810 USD
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MV Sawasdee Fasai is a large Similan liveaboard yacht that has recently undergone a full refit to become possibly the best liveaboard boat in Thailand. Due to the success and popularity of Sawasdee Fasai's sister ship, we needed to find a suitable alternative. Sawasdee Fasai has even better quality of construction, luxurious cabins, professional team & unbeatable service.

The trips visit all of Thailand's best dive sites, which includes Richelieu Rock and a beach visit to Donald Duck Bay. There are 14 dives over four days. Some other websites show the trips to be 5D/4N but this is untrue. With an evening departure and afternoon return, the trips are 4D/4N. Don't trust websites that try to mislead you to look better value.

comfort and luxury Sawasdee Fasai Thailand lievaboard At 37 metres in length and with a steel hull, MV Sawasdee Fasai is perfect for Similan Islands liveaboard diving. The boat’s specifications enable it to sail through any sea conditions while keeping everyone on board safe, comfortable & happy. The dive deck at the rear of the boat is very large & low. This enables divers to enter the sea easily & safely. At the end of each dive, if you can’t reach the dive deck’s buoy rope or ladder, there is a motorized dinghy to retrieve you.

Communal areas on MV Sawasdee Fasai are numerous, large and comfortable. There is an air-conditioned lounge saloon, complete with sofas, chairs and AV entertainment. Most meals are served at the rear of the main deck, which is covered and can be completely enclosed if the weather gets bad. Guests who want to sunbathe, stargaze, read or socialise outside, can always find somewhere to do so alone, in private pairs, or in groups. The large size of the boat offers both stability and plenty of space to move around and relax.

The main deck of the boat has two master cabins (double beds) and five deluxe cabins (twin bunks). All of these have large windows, private bathrooms and plenty of storage space. On the lower deck are four standard (twin or double) cabins and budget cabins (twin beds). All except the budget cabins have private bathrooms with hot & cold showers. The budget cabins share bathrooms which are not used by other guests or staff. Whichever cabin you choose, it is guaranteed that you will feel comfortable and that the boat and trip are excellent value. There are also plenty of other bathrooms on the boat's decks.

Sawasdee Fasai has free Nitrox for certified divers, and those who aren't certified yet can take the course on board. There's also free wi-fi when in cellular range & free diving insurance.

Sawasdee Fasai luxury Thailand lievaboard frontal viewHaving a large & luxurious Similan liveaboard boat requires the best service. MV Sawasdee Fasai's team make the trips special. The local crew and mainly-western dive staff are carefully selected for their professionalism, service & friendliness. Everyone from the tank boys, housekeeping, & Divemasters to the captain and tour leader knows how to make sure that every guest gets exactly what he or she expects from a luxury Similan liveaboard cruise. The local and western food is simply delicious, and cooked & served throughout the day. Between meals there are always fruits and snacks available, because diving in Thailand makes everyone hungry.

Prices & Schedule

MV Sawasdee Fasai Diver Prices Overview 2022 / 2023
DestinationsDuration Budget Twin Standard Twin / Double Deluxe Twin Master
( 14 Dives)
4D / 4N Budget Twin810 USD Standard Twin / Double979 USD Deluxe Twin1,064 USD Master1,205 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Dive insurance
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

Sawasdee Fasai departs from Tab Lamu Pier in the evening, and the diving begins the next morning. Normally, everyone is on board by 8.30pm. After a boat briefing, dinner is served as the boat sails into the night.

There are 4 dives per day for three days, then 2 dives on the final day.

Sawasdee Fasai gets back to Tab Lamu Pier around 3.00pm and guests are transferred to their chosen destinations in Phuket or Khao Lak.

Some other websites are misleading by claiming that the trips are 5D/4N, but this is not true. Maybe these other websites want to show an attractive 'daily rate' by dividing the trip price by 5 days. We prefer to be clear & honest with all the information.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 Days / 4 Nights 14 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Sawasdee Fasai
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
TV in Cabin
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MV Sawasdee Fasai Deck Plan
 Sun deck.  Deluxe cabin (twin bed).
 Outside lounge area.  Suite cabins (double bed).
 Inside lounge and refreshment bar.  Private en suite bathrooms.
 Tour leader's cabin.  Engine room.
 Captain's cabin.  Compressor room.
 Crew cabin.  Storage room.
 Wheelhouse.  Communal shower & toilet.
 Diving deck.  
 Equipment room.  Standard rooms (twin beds).
 Shower / toilet.  Divemasters' cabins.


MV Sawasdee Fasai Specifications
Length: 36.8 metres.
Width: 7.8 metres.
Draught: 3 metres.
Engines: 2x 520 hp.
Max speed: 16 knots.
Cruising speed: 12 knots.
Electricity: AC 220 volts, 50 Hz, DC 12 volts.
Water supply: 25,000 litres.
Navigation: Radar, GPS, sonar and YHF/HF radio.
Safety: Oxygen, first aid kit, life jackets and life raft. 
Cabins: 2 Master (double/twin), 5 Deluxe twin, 4 Standard (double/twin) & 4 budget twin
Other: Photo editing & viewing facilities, DVD/CD player, Video Projector, PC & Printer.


There is a good choice of PADI diving courses available on MV Sawasdee Fasai. PADI Advanced Open Water (AOW) and Enriched Air Nitrox are the most popular, because diving at The Similan Islands is the perfect opportunity for Advanced diving courses, and Nitrox fills are for free on MV Sawasdee Fasai. Please inform us in advance which courses you may be interested in, so that we can prepare the materials in our language, the necessary equipment and best staff. Sometimes it is possible to decide on a PADI course at the last minute, but always best to book in advance.

Courses Prices
Scuba review
42 USD
Specialty Dives, such as Adventure, Night, Deep
42 USD
Advanced Open Water (for part-course referrals, please contact us)
169 USD
Nitrox (EAN)
Including: free Nitrox fills for the remainder of the cruise.
169 USD
Open Water Diver* (classroom, confined water + 4 dives on Pawara)
(4 Dives)
254 USD

Transfer details

There are free scheduled transfers for MV Sawasdee Fasai guests on departure day, and after the cruise.

The pickup time on departure day depends on the where you need to be collected from. Phuket & most of Khao Lak is in the free pick up zone. 

At the end of the trip, Sawasdee Fasai arrives at Tab Lamu Pier mid-afternoon. Free transfers go to Phuket and Khao Lak.

Please make sure to inform us or the staff of your onward travel for the end of the trip, so that they can plan ahead. This means telling them on departure evening where you want to be taken to at the end of the trip.

MV Sawasdee Fasai Scheduled Transfers
4D / 4N Trips
16:45 - 18:30 Pick up from Phuket : Free
19:00 - 19:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
22:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:30 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
16:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
17:00 - 18:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportation are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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MV Sawasdee Fasai Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Sawasdee Fasai
Alexandra Chouramanis MV Sawasdee Fasai
Alexandra Chouramanis
Nationality: American
Dived: 26 November 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
This was my first liveaboard trip that my sister and I had planned. We had no idea what to expect and this experience exceeded expectations. First, Jamie from No Troubles, Just Bubbles made the entire process absolutely seamless from our initial inquiry several months ago to the day we boarded the liveaboard. The boat itself was beautiful, plenty of space to spread out, enjoy the sunshine on the top deck or get a break from it on one of the lower decks. The entire boat crew was fantastic and pleasant. The food was perfect. The rooms allowed for enough space and the beds were comfortable. Air conditioning worked perfectly. The bathroom was an excellent size and the water was hot for a shower after a full day of diving. The dive masters were knowledgeable and made the dives an excellent experience. I would highly recommend the Sawasdee Fasai to anyone interested in diving the Similan Islands, especially if it is your very first liveaboard and you’re not sure what to expect. I would dive from this liveaboard again. Thank you to the team for making a memorable experience!
Dina MV Sawasdee Fasai
Nationality: American
Dived: 26 November 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
Everything about this experience was memorable in the best way. The boat was spacious and clean with lots of common areas to lounge in when not in your cabin. The crew is incredibly friendly and on top of everything. All of the dives were special in their own way, with a good variety of areas. Booking with Jamie and No Troubles Just Bubbles ensured that everything ran smoothly and we truly had no worries. Would do it again!
Shant MV Sawasdee Fasai
Nationality: Indian
Dived: 25 October 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
Diving was fabulous. Food, amenities and hospitality was also amazing. Would reccomend 👍.
patrick MV Sawasdee Fasai
Nationality: French
Dived: 25 October 2022
Boat rating: 9/10
Very nice trip with nice dives. Richelieu rock is fantastic
Nationality: French
Dived: 07 April 2022
Boat rating: 9/10
The 4-days liveaboard to Similan islands on Sawasdee Fasai was great. Everything was well organized from the first contacts with Jamie to get information up to the end of the the trip and drop off at my next destination. The dives spots were very good, with a lot of marine lives and colors. The staff on the boat were present and supportive all the time. The food was varied and well done. The ambiance was excellent. A specia l thanks to Jamie who provided clear and precise information before the trip, arranged every requirements we had, and was always available on Line to provide and get the needed information so that our trip went as smooth as ever :) Thank you “No troubles, just bubbles”
Sharon MV Sawasdee Fasai
Nationality: British
Dived: 02 April 2022
Boat rating: 8/10
Great boat with good dive facilities and lots of space to relax so it never felt crowded. Staff were great, both crew and dive instructors. Good food and tons of it!
Nationality: American
Dived: 14 March 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
Excellent from start to finish!!! With less then 24 hour notice I was booked on the boat and had the best diving of my life. I will be doing it again.
OlivierT MV Sawasdee Fasai
Nationality: French
Dived: 23 February 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
Overall great experience
julien MV Sawasdee Fasai
Nationality: Swiss
Dived: 14 February 2022
Boat rating: 7/10
Positive: Great crew, great vibe, lovely boat, fantastic thai crew feeding us delicious food, with special care for me, even if I was the only vegetarian on board. Could do my nitrox certification during the trip. Steeve was a great teacher, and fantastic boat leader. Negative: Very extreme schedule, 4 dives a day is a lot for your body, can be ok for some, definitely not for me. Will take a few weeks to recover from the pierced eardrum, infection, and overall body pain (well, this is my problem, I'm too weak for something like this, nothing to blame on the organizers) interesting experience, but my first and last liveaboard. Would recommend only for someone who wants to dive a lot in a really short amount of time, I very much prefer day trips and will focus on that in the future. for Similan themselves, the most beautiful islands in Thailand probably, but few dive sites that worth the ride, would only really recommend Richelieu rock. (this one really totally blew my mind)
Branislav Gerzo MV Sawasdee Fasai
Branislav Gerzo
Nationality: Slovakian
Dived: 14 February 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
I got really good time on boat, also my special needs was fulfilled :)
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