MV Dive RACE Class E

Diving Similan Islands

DiveRACE E Class

DiveRACE E Class

DiveRACE is a newer (launched 2015) Thailand liveaboard, custom built for diving at the Similan Islands and beyond. This huge steel hulled vessel is designed to be fast, safe and comfortable for 20 guests. It appeals to divers who like their home comforts.

There are 6 x double bed cabins on the main deck. These large and light cabins have their own private balconies. The beds have thick mattresses. These cabins can also be configured in with twin beds (two singles).

There are 4 twin bunk bed on the lower deck. (These cabins are sold as twin share but they actually contain 4 single berths so they could be suitable for a group or a family).

All cabins are air conditioned and have private en-suite bathrooms. Cabins are cleaned daily and fresh towels are provided every day.

DiveRACE offers arguably the best dining on any Similan liveaboard. Weather you like Sukiyaki or chicken and chips you’ll love the food on this boat.

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Features

  • 20 guests max
  • Large cabins with private balconies.
  • Length 34.5 metres, beam 7.5 metres
  • 15 crew
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Nitrox (32-36%) available at extra charge (must be pre ordered)
  • 2 dinghy tenders with 40hp OBM
  • Delicious Thai and International food. Fresh coffee always available
  • PADI Nitrox and PADI Advanced courses available on board

DiveRACE Class E Layout

Prices

DiveRACE Class E price

4 days 4 nights (14 dives) – Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa, Phi Phi

  • Double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom and balcony (main deck): 45,000 baht per diver
  • Twin (bunk) cabin with private en-suite bathroom (lower deck): 40,000 baht per diver

4 days 4 nights (14 dives) – Similan islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom and balcony (main deck): 45,000 baht per diver
  • Twin (bunk) cabin with private en-suite bathroom (lower deck): 40,000 baht per diver

5 days 5 nights (18 dives) – Hin Daeng, Hin Muang then Similan islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom and balcony (main deck): 55,000 baht per diver
  • Twin (bunk) cabin with private en-suite bathroom (lower deck): 50,000 baht per diver

20% discount available for non diving partners.

Price includes: Dive guide, tanks, weights & belt, all meals, towel, toiletries, return Phuket hotel transfers.

Price excludes: Dive equipment rental, marine park fees, nitrox fills, alcohol and soft drinks, massage service, dive insurance (compulsory on DiveRACE).

Note. PADI Open Water certified divers (or equivalent) will be limited to 18m dive depth unless they complete the PADI Advanced course on board for 8,500 baht.

Schedule

DiveRACE Class E schedule

May-Oct 2019 Season close

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
20-25 Nov 20195d 5n Hin Daeng, Hin Muang. Then Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock (50,000 / 55,000 baht per diver)Phuket / Khao Lak
26-30 Nov 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
7-11 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
12-16 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17-21 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
22-27 Dec 20195d 5n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock (58,000 / 62,000 baht per diver)Khao Lak / Khao Lak
28 Dec-2 Jan 20205d 5n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock (60,000 / 65,000 baht per diver)Khao Lak / Khao Lak
3-7 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-12 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
14-18 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
19-23 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
24-28 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Jan-2 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
4-8 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
9-13 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
14-18 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
19-23 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25-29 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-15 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17-21 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
22-26 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27-31 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
1-5 Apr 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
7-11 Apr 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
12-16 Apr 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17-22 Apr 20205d 5n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock then Hin Daeng, Hin Muang. Khao Lak / Phuket

Itinerary

DiveRACE Class E Itinerary

4 Days / 4 Nights diving Similan islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

Pick up times on departure day:

Rawai / Chalong: 15.00-15.30 hrs

Kata /Karon: 15.30-16.00 hrs

Patong: 16.00-16.30 hrs

Phuket Town: 16.30-17.00 hrs

Rassada Pier: 17.00-17.30 hrs

Phuket airport: 18.00-18.30 hrs

Khao Lak centre: 19.30-20.00 hrs

Itineraries are subject to change.

Book / Enquiry

Online booking

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Email: info@thailandliveaboards.com
Hotline: +66 81 2727556

  1. Tell us the dates you are interested in. We’ll check available options and provide you with a clear breakdown of prices.
  2. When you are ready to go ahead and book we’ll reserve your place(s) and email you the secure online payment instructions.
  3. 30% deposit to confirm your booking. Payment is online by credit card or paypal (no booking fee or credit card fee), or by bank transfer.
  4. Balance payable 60 days before the trip departure date.

Payment method

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DiveRACE liveaboard reviews

Dive Race Class E Overall rating: 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

Diverace

★★★★★
5 5 1
Had an excellent 5 days diving the similar islands on Diverace. Booking,communication and pickups all went to plan. All staff and crew made us really welcome and could'not do enough for you.

DiveRACE

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
Our trip was ok. It started badly when we were picked up over an hour late (I still believe they forgot us). We had to scramble to get to the boat in the end and whilst we were closest to the pier were last aboard and late to join the welcome meal etc. Once onboard we were advised that there is no membrane and if had wanted Eanx32 we had to pre order it. I insisted and as a result we dived approx half of the dives on 32. The final point came on the last day when we were disembarking; both my wife and my footwear had been lost along with a couple of others when they left the dock on the first night and left the shoe box in situ! I don't think Diverace is anywhere near the level of Hallelujah and not where I expected it to be given we had initially booked White Manta so we were disappointed. However the crew were great and as always keen to please.

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