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“Excellent trip with MV PAWARA”
Review of West Coast Divers

West Coast Divers
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Owner description: Welcome on board M/V PAWARA, our luxurious custom built, steel hull, Similan Islands Liveaboard, refitted especially for this season.Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, the ultimate way to explore one of the worlds top ten dive spots with one of the longest standing Dive Centers in Phuket
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Excellent trip with MV PAWARA”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Just finished my 4N similan live aboard trip with MV PAWARA, excellent!! We saw whale shark, manta ray, box fish, beautiful soft corals, etc etc. The trip is perfect with friend crew, delicious food and nice boat!

Definitely recommend if you want to dive Similan Islands, dive with MV PAWARA!

Visited March 2014
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Oslo
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“Pawara is a great boat”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Helpful and professional crew that care for the divers. Free nitrox, great food and clean cabins. Pawara have what you need, not luxuary but spaceful and comforteble. This is a liveaboard boat we can recommend

Visited January 2014
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Chorzow, Poland
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“you can always be afraid to repeat something, but not with West Coast Divers”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

I have made a diving cruise with West Coast Divers in March 2007 and decided to visit Similan Islands once again. 7 years ago the trip was absolutely perfect, so was a bit afraid if they keep standard, just did not want to be sadly surprised. Finally have booked. And it was the BEST choice. In no aspect was my tour in February 2014 worse than in 2007! Everything - from Marco, as chief-on-board, through technical staff, experienced captain, friendly diving technical assistans and the cook were top-level staff. I always got a helpful hand from everybody. Marco's briefing were perfect preparations to each dive. Warm towels after night dive were fabulous way of warming up! So many aspects carefully considered and granted to the divers that I canot imagine what could be improved. Absolutely great value for money. Wonderful experience, great trip, awasome memories. Definately advise to anybody going for diving in Similan Islands!!!!

Visited February 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Outstanding live aboard experience”
Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Recently did a 5 day live aboard around Koh Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock (Thailand). The MV Pawara team did an excellent job of making the guests feel welcome and safe during the trip. I have done a live aboard in the past, this trip stood out as they have a tour leader - Marco, who provided excellent communication about the dives and processes on the boat. The staff were always friendly and happy to help. I hired a full set of equipment - everything was well maintained and worked well. The dive masters - I was with Fernando, do a great job - great at locating those elusive little sea creatures. The food was lovely and accommodation was fine for a dive trip. Would highly recommend.

Visited January 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Excellent trip”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Had a great trip, professional crew, very knowledgeable.
Although you can never be guaranteed on what you see during a dive (as most divers know) we saw a variety of marine life including a spotted leopard shark. The boat is comfortable with an abundant amount of food (we never had a bad meal). The crew is there to assist before and after every dive, all crew was very friendly. I can’t fault anything about the trip
Thanks to Marco and his team, keep up the good work

Visited January 2014
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