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.
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.
Having 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 2018 / 2019|
|Destinations||Duration||Budget twin||Standard Twin / Double||Deluxe Twin||Master Double|
| Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, |
( 14 Dives)
|4D / 4N||Budget twin877 USD||Standard Twin / Double1,060 USD||Deluxe Twin1,152 USD||Master Double1,304 USD|
|MV Sawasdee Fasai Special Offers Coming Up|
10% early-bird discount. Conditions apply.
MV Sawasdee Fasai Itinerary
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.
|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 Facilites, Layout and Specifications
|MV Sawasdee Fasai Specifications|
|Engines:||2x 520 Hp.|
|Max Speed:||16 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
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.
Discover Scuba Diving
| 46 USD |
| 46 USD |
Specialty Dives, such as Adventure, Night, Deep
| 46 USD |
Scuba Diver referral (2 dives on Pawara)
| 92 USD |
Scuba Diver* (classroom, confined water + 2 dives on Pawara)
| 153 USD |
Advanced Open Water (for part-course referrals, please contact us)
| 183 USD |
Including: free Nitrox fills for the remainder of the cruise.
| 183 USD |
Open Water Diver* (classroom, confined water + 4 dives on Pawara)
| 275 USD |
MV Sawasdee Fasai 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 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.