MV Dive RACE Class E

Diving Similan Islands

DiveRACE E Class

DiveRACE E Class

DiveRACE Class E is a new (launched 2015) Thailand and Burma liveaboard, built for leisurely diving at the Similan Islands and beyond. This huge steel hulled vessel is designed to be fast, safe and comfortable for 20 guests.

There are 6 x twin or double configuration cabins on the main deck which have their own private balconies.

There are 4 twin cabins on the lower deck. (These cabins are sold as twin share but they actually contain 4 single beds so they could be suitable for a group of three 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.

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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) diving Similan islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Main deck en-suite twin/double cabin (with balcony): 47,000 baht per diver
  • Twin share en-suite cabin (lower deck): 42,000 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

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
12-16 Nov 20174d 4n South AndamanPhuket / Phuket
17-21 Nov 20174d 4n South AndamanPhuket / Phuket
22-26 Nov 20174d 4n South AndamanPhuket / Phuket
27 Nov-2 Dec 20175d 5n Hin Daeng, Hin Muang. Then Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
3-7 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-12 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13-17 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18-22 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-28 Dec 2017 **5d 5n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Dec-3 Jan 2018 **5d 5n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
4-8 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
9-13 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
14-18 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
19-23 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
24-28 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Jan-3 Feb 20185d 5n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock then Hin Daeng, Hin Muang.Khao Lak / Phuket
4-8 Feb 20184d 4n Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa, Phi PhiPhuket / Phuket
9-14 Feb 20185d 5n Hin Daeng, Hin Muang then Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
15-19 Feb 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20-24 Feb 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25 Feb-1 Mar 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
2-6 Mar 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
7-11 Mar 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
12-17 Mar 20185d 5n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18-22 Mar 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23-27 Mar 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28 Mar-1 Apr 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
2-7 Apr 20185d 5n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock then Hin Daeng, Hin Muang.Khao Lak / Phuket

**5 days 5 nights:
Lower deck twin: 60,000 baht / diver
Main deck twin/double: 66,000 baht / diver

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

Don't like forms?
Email: info@thailandliveaboards.com
Hotline: +66 81 2727556

To book, or just ask a question:

  1. Tell us the dates you are interested in. We’ll reply within 24 hours with availability and prices. At this stage there is no commitment and we won’t ask you for any payment.
  2. When you are ready to make a booking we’ll reserve your place(s) and email you the secure online payment instructions.
  3. 10% 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.

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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.

DiveRACE E Class review of diving similan islands

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