MV Sawasdee Fasai - Similan Islands Liveaboard

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  • Specials: Free Nitrox for certified divers
  • Specials: Discount (10% off) All Trips (Oct 2017 to May 2018) Paid for in full by Aug 31st 2017
Sawasdee Fasai Similan diving
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 26
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 2 divers
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Prices from: 844 USD
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MV Sawasdee Fasai is a large Similan liveaboard yacht that has just 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, MV Pawara, that is fully booked for most of its trips, we needed to find a suitable alternative. Sawasdee Fasai has the same quality of construction, luxurious cabins, professional team and unbeatable service.

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 and happy. The dive deck at the rear of the boat is very large & low, near the water’s surface. This enables divers to enter the sea easily and safely. At the end of each dive, if they can’t reach the dive deck’s buoy rope or ladder, there is a motorized dinghy to retrieve them.

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 becomes less than perfect. 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.

Up to 26 lucky guests can join each MV Sawasdee Fasai Similan liveaboard trip, sharing one of the 13 air-conditioned cabins on two decks. The upper deck of the boat is home to 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 three 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 can take the course on board. There's also free wi-fi when in range.

Sawasdee Fasai luxury Thailand lievaboard frontal viewHaving a large and luxurious Similan liveaboard boat is no good if the crew and staff don’t perform to expectations. However, on MV Sawasdee Fasai the team make the trips what they are. The local crew and mainly-western dive staff are carefully selected for their professionalism, service and 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.

MV Sawasdee Fasai Prices & Schedule

MV Sawasdee Fasai Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration Budget twin Standard Twin / Double Deluxe Twin Master Double
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock,
(14 Dives)
4D / 4N Budget twin 844 USD Standard Twin / Double 1,020 USD Deluxe Twin 1,108 USD Master Double 1,255 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
October 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Fri at 3:00 PM
10% off trips paid in full upon booking, and before August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Wed at 3:00 PM
10% off trips paid in full upon booking, and before August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Mon at 3:00 PM
10% off trips paid in full upon booking, and before August 31st
November 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Sun at 3:00 PM
10% off trips paid in full upon booking, and before August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Fri at 3:00 PM
10% off trips paid in full upon booking, and before August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Wed at 3:00 PM
10% off trips paid in full upon booking, and before August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Mon at 3:00 PM
10% off trips paid in full upon booking, and before August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Tue at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Sat at 3:00 PM
10% off trips paid in full upon booking, and before August 31st
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 14
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thu at 3:00 PM
10% off trips paid in full upon booking, and before August 31st
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MV Sawasdee Fasai Itinerary

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Sawasdee Fasai liveaboard diving cruises depart 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 3 days, then 2 dives on the final day.

Sawasdee Fasai gets back to Tab Lamu Pier around 2.00pm and guests are transferred to theor chosen destinations in Phuket or Khao Lak.

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.

MV Sawasdee Fasai Itinerary
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

MV Sawasdee Fasai Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with MV Sawasdee Fasai
Nitrox
En Suite Available
Air Con
In Cabin Tv
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable For Children
Wifi
Lounge
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter
Beach Transfers

MV Sawasdee Fasai Deck Plan
  MV-Sawasdee-Fasai-liveaboard-deck-plan-layout
 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.  Massage room.
 Equipment room.  Standard rooms (twin beds).
 Galley.  Standard rooms (bunk beds).
 Shower / toilet.  Divemasters' cabins.
 Toilet.  
 Shower.  
 Deluxe cabin (double bed).  

 

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) & 2 budget twin
Other: Photo editing & viewing facilities, DVD/CD player, Video Projector, PC & Printer.

MV Sawasdee Fasai Courses

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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
Courses prices
Discover Scuba Diving
44 USD
Scuba review
44 USD
Specialty Dives, such as Adventure, Night, Deep
44 USD
Scuba Diver referral (2 dives on Pawara)
(2 Dive)
88 USD
Scuba Diver* (classroom, confined water + 2 dives on Pawara)
(2 Dive)
147 USD
Advanced Open Water (for part-course referrals, please contact us)
176 USD
Nitrox (EAN)
Including: free Nitrox fills for the remainder of the cruise.
176 USD
Open Water Diver* (classroom, confined water + 4 dives on Pawara)
(4 Dive)
265 USD

MV Sawasdee Fasai Transfer Details

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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 each guest needs to be collected from, for example hotels, or Phuket Airport. Central Khao Lak is also in the free pick up zone. 

At the end of the trip, Sawasdee Fasai guests arrive 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.

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

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MV Sawasdee Fasai Reviews

diver
Dived: 10 February 2017
Boat rating: 7/10
Its a fun trip for a beginning liveaboard Diver.
Thomas
Dived: 12 January 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
Great trip, on an awesome boat with top staff & crew. Coming back next year for sure.