DiveRACE Class E, Thailand

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Custom built in December 2014 with the help of naval architects and a Dutch vessel consultant, the 34.5m MV DiveRACE Class E dive Liveaboard was elegantly designed with comfort and safety in mind. The M/V DiveRACE Class E Liveaboard has 6 twin/double cabins with private balcony, en-suite bathroom and individually controlled air-conditioning and 4 quad share en-suite cabins which are perfect for a small family or group.

There is plenty of room for relaxation aboard the MV DiveRACE Class E Liveaboard. Guests have a choice of the air-conditioned salon, where you can watch the latest movies on the impressive 60” 3D TV, or having a relaxing massage in the private massage room, or enjoy a chilled drink on the spacious sundeck.

The 15 professional and experienced boat and dive crew are on hand to make sure your dive trip is a memorable one, as you explore the beautiful dive sites of the Similan Islands or the untouched waters of the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar.

Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure and book your diving liveaboard trip today aboard the MV DiveRACE Class E.


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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from hotel

Excluded: Marine park fees (1,800thb diver/1,000thb non diver for Thailand trips. Burma/Mergui - $200 USD cash, subject to change) alcoholic beverages, flights, equipment rental, nitrox

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines
  • Snacks All Day

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
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

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


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

DiveRACE Class E Liveaboard Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2015
  • 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

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 12 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.2
  2. Crew
    8.5
  3. Food
    9.7
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    8.8
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Aminul I
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
5 days flew away in a blink of an eye.

The most scenic dives in my life. Great dive masters who I learned a lot from. Boat’s condition is very good.

Recommended for
Dive masters, Friendly staff, great dives.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Martin C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent bvalue for money with a dive and boat crew that cares

Richelieu Rock - best visibility and quantity of marine life. A whole day was spent there instead if the planned two dives. In fact you could spend a whole week there and not see everything..

Recommended for
Value for money. Quality of the food and the friendliness of the crew.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Libby P
  • South Korea South Korea
Good

Friendly crews

Recommended for
Crew, Service, Friendliness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • sun L
  • China China
very good dive instructor good service

船很舒适,服务很热情,食物也很好吃 最棒的是我们的潜导,来自新加坡的vincent,我们的英语并不是很好,而且我们的潜水经验并不丰富,但vincent 很认真的给我们讲解,在水下很负责人的帮助我的妻子,在我们的摄像机掉进海里之后,帮助我们潜水去找,后来还把他的GOPRO借给我们使用,他非常非常棒! thank you , our dive instrutor, VINCENT!!!

Recommended for
diveinstructor comfortable goodservice
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Euna C
  • South Korea South Korea
Great time with diverace!

the crew on board was so friendly. I had good time there. The cabin was comfortable but I would rather stay luxury cabin next time. After a couple of days it start to stink in lower deck cabin. Except that it was quite reasonable price and good diving there. I am sorry that I miss several diving because of the wind and waves. It was a bit challenging in and out.

Recommended for
friendly crew, comfortable stay,
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dmitrii C
  • Russia Russia
Everything good

We had a good time at safari, and would like to thank dive guide Eric, staff were very helpfull hot towels, fruits, coffee tea everything after dive and during the day. Usually food on the boats in Asia every day is the same- rice, but on diverace we were surprised food was great BBQ, fish, soup, macaroni ect.

Recommended for
Staff friendly and really helpful, dive guide the best, and food excellent
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Todd H
  • United States United States
Didn't Want To Leave...

We had an amazing time on our trip out to Similan Islands and at the end of the trip, we didn't want to leave. Our Dive Master, Sun, made sure we had the best, safest, and most memorable dive experience ever. First the Diving: the water was warm, visibility up to 30 meters, fish and life EVERYWHERE. We didn't see any of the big guys (sharks, mantas) but that was okay. The amount of fish, hard/soft coral, eels, crabs, lobsters, cuttle fish, octopus, nuddy branches, jellies, starfish, etc... kept us fully occupied. Richelieu Rock was our favourite and we dove 3 times there. The Crew: Super friendly, helpful and accessible. Never seen a group of people work so hard with huge smiles the whole time. Our Dive Master: Sun was sensational. Hope you're lucky enough to get her. She went out of her way to make sure we were safe and guided us through our Nitrox and Advanced Diver Certifications - made it fun as well as educational. On dives, she let us do our thing, but made sure to find and point out interesting things we would want to see. The Food: SO GOOD. Everything is cooked fresh on board. Great variety and the made sure to accommodate any dietary restrictions. They feed you like you're going to visit grandma after 10 years away so be prepared to eat. The Cabin: We booked the nice one with the ensuite and balcony. Plenty of space, cleaned daily, and the private bathroom was nice. The equipment: Everything was in great condition, my wet suit my have been brand new. Tips: If you plan to do any certifications on board, buy drinks, buy shirts, leave a tip, etc... make sure you have cash on hand. We fought with the ATM after we docked, and that was the only negative experience of the entire trip. Feedback to DiveRace: Only once piece of feedback. I know every group is different, but for our group, we wasted a lot of food. Although the food was delicious, smaller portions would have been nice to save on the amount of waste. A small detail, but did want to share. THANKS FOR AN AMAZING, UNFORGETABLE EXPERIENCE.

Recommended for
The Crew, the food, and of course the diving.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • sonja C
  • United States United States
Fantastic diving experience

Seeing new aquatic life such as the huge cuttlefish. Working with my dive master on increasing my boyancy skills. The food was absolutely amazing, completely unexpected!!

Recommended for
The crew, the safety and the ease of the trip
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • safeera S
  • South Africa South Africa
it was good diving, and a great liveaboard experience

I had a great time on the trip, our dive master was approachable and knowledgeable about the different sites. The quality of the diving was good, and the food was really yummy :)

Recommended for
Manta Rays, whale sharks, and an awesome pre-dive & post -dive experience
  • 7.2 Good
  • Daniela G
  • Portugal Portugal
Diving in the New Year is Crowded

Trip was very good, but diving in the Similan's around the New Year was quite crowded despite the efforts of the crew to stagger diving times with other boats. Vegan options were slightly limited, specially if compared to variety offered to others. Elevated price around New Year is, in my opinion, not worth it. There were some fireworks, but not an actual party and most dive sites had at least 6/7 other boats around.

Recommended for
quite clean, caring staff, small numbers
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lars H
  • Germany Germany
Good diving, food could be better

Overall very good trip. Unfortunately not enough fresh fish for food (probably because fishing at the marine park is not allowed) and unfortunately thai food which is prepared for western tastebuds. But still very good, comfortable beds and new gear. Would definitely go again with Diverace.

Recommended for
first liveaboard, so no comparison. Liked the diving, relaxed atmosphere, top gear.