DiveRACE Class E, Thailand

Excellent food and drinks

“The diving was spectacular, coral and reef biodiversity only comparable to the Great Barrier Reef. The experience aboard was beyon…”

Dhrupad B, United States United States
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Highlights

    • Small dive group ratios for personalized experience
    • Delectable curated cuisine for pampering guests
    • Nitrox available on board

This custom-designed and custom-built steel hull liveaboard offers the best stability and comfort for all our trips. MV DiveRACE Class E has 10 large air-conditioned cabins, each fitted with hotel-quality linen and a private attached bathroom for privacy. She takes up to 20 guests and operates with small dive group ratios. Set up your dive gear without bumping into others at the spacious dive deck or lay down and chill at our sun deck while having a drink and enjoying the sunset; there are always things to enjoy on board MV DiveRACE Class E. The well-trained crew ensures that guests are well cared for during the trip. Be pampered on board with quality service and delectable curated cuisine while diving into the best spots in Thailand.

The MV DiveRACE Class E has several multi-day itineraries offering diving at Thailand's best spots. Typical 5D4N trips sail to either the northern Andaman, such as Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock, or the southern area, such as Hin Deang and Hin Muang. All our destinations offer a variety of diving - deep to shallow, wall to reef, and macro to wide-angle photography. Get lucky with Whalesharks, Mantas, and much more exotic marine life.

Join DiveRACE today for an amazing dive trip!


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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (2,300-2,700 THB per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages (80-1,200 THB per item), Soft drinks (40 THB per item), Extra Dives, Nitrox (2,500 THB), Nitrox Course (7,500 THB), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear (800 THB), Scuba Diving Courses (8,500-25,000 THB per activity), Snorkel Gear, Massage (600 THB).

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Boat features

  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, Thai, French, and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2015
  • Year renovated 2020
  • Length 34.5m
  • Beam 7.5m
  • Top speed 13 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2 x Cummins 1200HP
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Tenders 2 x Yamaha 40HP
  • Water capacity 12000L
  • Fuel capacity 18000L
  • Freshwater maker 4000L/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

DiveRACE Class E Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
    9.3
  2. Crew
    9.2
  3. Food
    9.7
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    9.0
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dhrupad B
  • United States United States
Phenomenal live aboard for the all levels of divers out there. Cannot recommend enough!

The diving was spectacular, coral and reef biodiversity only comparable to the Great Barrier Reef. The experience aboard was beyond phenomenal. Meals were delicious and prepared in a highly professional and inviting manner. Crew and dive guides were knowledgeable, courteous and made for a very fun, safe and enjoyable diving experience. Would definitely highly recommend to everyone -- experienced and novice divers alike!

Recommended for
Food (by a big margin), Dive locations and schedule, guides and crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sarah P
  • United States United States
My first Live Aboard trip - I’m hooked

I hadn’t been diving in some time so I was a bit rusty. But after 14 dives in one of the world’s best diving sites, I’m hooked on the live aboard experience. Service and food were exceptional. Staff from behind the scenes to the dive masters seemed to really care and did their jobs well.

Recommended for
Service, dive sites, knowledge
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Roy D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wonderful boat with great crew and dive guides

Sadly there was a heavy plankton bloom on Richlieu Rock.

Recommended for
The boat, the crew, and the dive guides
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Malcolm H
  • Australia Australia
DiveRACE Class E Liveaboard: A Five-Day Similan & Richelieu Rock Diving Odyssey with Exceptional Vistas, Expert Guidance, and Luxurious Amenities.

The 'DiveRACE Class E' liveaboard trip to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock in March 2024 was an unparalleled diving adventure. Over five days and four nights, we were treated to some of the most outstanding underwater vistas imaginable. The visibility was crystal clear, revealing endless schools of fish, abundant macro life, and the pinnacle of our trip, a rare whale shark sighting. The diversity of the dive sites catered to all levels of diving experience, with very mild currents enhancing our exploration. The crew's professionalism and warmth significantly enriched our experience. Our dive guide, Jess, was exceptionally skilled, adapting seamlessly to our group's varied diving abilities. The rental equipment provided was of high quality and meticulously maintained, ensuring safety and comfort during our dives. Culinary delights were in no short supply, with a splendid array of both Thai and Western meals served with impeccable table service, adding a touch of luxury to our dining experience. The accommodations on board mirrored the high standards of the trip—our rooms were clean, spacious, and modern, offering a comfortable retreat after each day's dive. This trip with DiveRACE Class E was not just a dive adventure but a holistic experience combining exhilarating underwater exploration with top-notch service and amenities. Highly recommended for those looking to dive in one of the world's most beautiful locations with the added comfort of a professional and caring team.

Recommended for
Stunning dive sites, amazing boat and crew, whale shark sighting!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • HOON J
  • South Korea South Korea
Very Good !

Countless School of Jackfish !

Recommended for
1. Comfortable ship 2. Professional and friendly staff 3. Dive master I want to meet again
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Perttu V
  • Finland Finland
Great experience on the Andaman sea

Richeliu Rock was as awesome as expected, truly one of the best sites I’ve seen. The professionalism and friendliness of the whole crew was superb! The food was also excellent, and the boat was kept super clean. Wholeheartedly recommended!

Recommended for
Crew, food, dive sites
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jeongmin H
  • South Korea South Korea
an ecstatic dive

It was a very satisfying trip. I was very touched by the staff, who were so kind and professional in their work, doing their best. If I had to find fault, I was wondering if I could lower the price without diving the last two. The bad visibility to dive that most of them give up.

Recommended for
The sincere meals and friendly staff who take care of the details that change every time, The kind staff who take care of the details, the divers who led the dive
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Perfect dive trip

Hot flannels and hot chocolate on the last dive of the day and the crews constantly smiling facing.

Recommended for
Jess, Eric & Crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tim G
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Best liveaboard so far

Unfortunately the visibility was not great but the crew did their best to make it as good as a trip as it could be. The food was really amazing (even better than on the photos) and so the service of the entire crew. They did an amazing job.

Recommended for
Amazing food, service and crew in general
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Katie O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Brilliant liveaboard operator with super skilled and knowledgeable crew

Really well organised liveaboard with fantastic crew and incredible diving. The dive groups were small, dive crew really know their stuff and care about giving everyone a great experience. Their boat is super comfortable, clean and well maintained. The food was incredible, with each meal providing a sit down service. Overall a fantastic trip, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience similan islands diving.

Recommended for
Professional and skilled dive guides, incredible food, amazing location and dive sites!