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Similans Tech – Departure Schedule for Technical Diving in Similans

Below is our schedule for the upcoming season for technical diving trips with our Khao Lak office.

You can read more about the vessel here

Depart

Return

Duration

Destination

Status

2-Nov-09

6-Nov-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

7-Nov-09

11-Nov-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

14-Nov-09

18-Nov-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

21-Nov-09

25-Nov-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Sold Out

28-Nov-09

2-Dec-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Sold Out

4-Dec-09

8-Dec-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

9-Dec-09

13-Dec-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

14-Dec-09

18-Dec-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

19-Dec-09

23-Dec-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

24-Dec-09

28-Dec-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

29-Dec-09

2-Jan-09

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Sold Out

3-Jan-10

7-Jan-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

8-Jan-10

12-Jan-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

13-Jan-10

17-Jan-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

18-Jan-10

22-Jan-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

23-Jan-10

27-Jan-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

28-Jan-10

1-Feb-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

2-Feb-10

6-Feb-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Sold out

7-Feb-10

11-Feb-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

11-Feb-10

14-Feb-10

3 D / 3 N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

17-Feb-10

21-Feb-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Sold Out

22-Feb-10

26-Feb-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

27-Feb-10

3-Mar-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

4-Mar-10

8-Mar-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Sold Out

9-Mar-10

13-Mar-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

14-Mar-10

18-Mar-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

19-Mar-10

23-Mar-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

24-Mar-10

28-Mar-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

29-Mar-10

2-Apr-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

3-Apr-10

7-Apr-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

8-Apr-10

12-Apr-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

13-Apr-10

17-Apr-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

21-Apr-10

25-Apr-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

26-Apr-10

30-Apr-10

4D/4N

Similans, Koh Bon / Tachai, Richelieu

Space Available

At 35 meters in length, the Pawara is by far one of the largest boats cruising in the Similans. Her all steel construction makes her safe and smooth, promising a relaxing ride throughout your trip. Each of her 10 double cabins features its own sink, toilet and shower for the ultimate in privacy and convenience. Each cabin also has its own air-conditioner, so you can adjust your cabin just how you like it. Each cabin also has multiple 220v outlets so you can charge your cameras, laptops, or other diving accessories. The Deluxe rooms also have work desks and chairs for the avid underwater photographers.

Due to her massive size, most guests find themselves spending the majority of their time between dives in the expansive common areas of the boat. There is a spacious lounge with a large flat-screen TV, a DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs available to suit most tastes. There are also several desks in the lounge with 220v outlets for those wishing to do photo or video editing on board.

For those who prefer a quieter form of entertainment between dives, you can borrow a book from the on-board selection in the lounge and relax on the sun chairs of the large upper deck, or in the outside lounge on the main deck.

The Pawara features indoor and outdoor eating areas, each large enough on its own to accommodate all customers and crew for meals, so no matter what mother nature has in store everyone will be able to dine in comfort. And the excellent food prepared by our experienced cooks will ensure your meals are as good as your dives.

Big Blue diving has been offering the highest standard in Thailand diving since 1991, and the Pawara only furthers this reputation for quality service. Our multi-lingual staff on board is able to speak English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norweigan, Dutch, Flemmish, and Japanese. If you have language requirements beyond these, we can accommodate just about any request. All of our staff have years of experience in the Similans and even longer track records for keeping divers safe season after season.

Pawara’s large dive deck in the rear of the boat gives you plenty of room to set up and get in. Our on board nitrox system allows nitrox ceritfied divers to extend their bottom times with enriched air mixes. For those not Nitrox certified, we offer Nitrox certification on board, along with other courses such as deep specialty and photo specialty. Dive groups are maximum of 4 people (unless a group booking prefers to all dive together), and your gear is washed and your tanks are filled for you by our highly trained staff. Standard and DIN tanks are available on the boat.

For those traveling with non-divers, we invite you to bring them along as a snorkeling guest, or sign them up for their PADI Open Water course, which can be completed entirely on the trip. We can even arrange to complete the first day of Open Water training in the pool just before the trip to maximize your dive time out at sea.

The Pawara is equipped with a full first-aid medic kit, as well as medical grade oxygen for emergencies. All of our staff have current first-aid certifications.

Pawara has 3 levels of cabins:

Standard rooms are on the lower deck and can be arranged as twins or doubles. These rooms each have a sink, toilet, hot shower, plenty of storage space and 220v outlets.

38,800b per person for Divers

Deluxe rooms are on the main deck and are all twin beds. These rooms have larger windows and have large desks and 220v outlets and are therefore ideal for underwater photographers. These each also have a sink, toilet and hot shower.

39,800b per person for Divers

Master cabins have large windows all around for the best views. These rooms can be made as twins or doubles, have 220v outlets, and have larger bathrooms equipped with sink, toilet and hot shower.

40,000 per person for Divers

*Prices include technical dive leader, technical diving equipment and all gas

Rates are per person, based on double occupancy cabins. When possible, we will allow individual customers to have their own room. However during busy times we may need to put 2 individual customers in the same room. If we need to combine individual customers in cabins, we will only do male-male or female-female pairings for reasons of privacy. If you require your own personal cabin, we offer it at a 40% surcharge. Private cabins are not available during Christmas and New Years.

Couples traveling with small children may be able to have the child sleep on the private couch in one of Pawara’s master cabins. We do not recommend bringing infants on board for many reasons. If you still chose to do so, we insist that one parent stays with the child at all times. In cases like this, you may pay for one diver and one non-diver and simply alternate dives with your partner.

Every person diving in the Similans in required to pay national park fees in cash at the time of the trip. We will collect these fees from each passenger on our departure day so they can be paid upon our arrival in the Similans. please make sure you have 1600b in cash on departure day.

We have diving equipment available for rental, or we can order equipment for you through our suppliers (at a 10% discount!) and have it ready for you upon your arrival. A complete set of equipment is 500b per day. Email us if you have specific requirements or would like to see a list of equipment available for purchase.

Other than that, everything else is included in your trip except alcoholic beverages, available throughout the trip and paid for on the last day.

*CCR and SCR support available with O2 boosting and on board DiveSorb.

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