DiveRACE Class E, Thailand


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 has 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 that offer diving at the best spots in Thailand. Typical 5D4N trips sails to either the northern Andaman, such as Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock or the south area, such as Hin Deang and Hin Muang. All our destinations offer a variety of diving - deep to shallow, wall to reef, macro to wide-angle photography. Get lucky with Whalesharks, Mantas and much more exotic marine life.

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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.


  • 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

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 42 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kurt B
  • United States United States
Great first live aboard experience will not be my last

This trip had the perfect about of diving and relaxation 4 dive days mean that the days keep going without anytime to get bored but still enough time to have drinks in the evening and hang. The dive instructors are great and very accommodating to everyone’s skill level. We never saw a whale shark but we saw lots of fish in some amazing dive sites. I would say there are only two bad points about the trip. One most of the dive sites have multiple dive boats so if your looking for being in the water without seeing anyone else this is not the trip for you, but the dive instructors are accommodating to try to be in the water at different times. The point is the dive boat does not look nearly as good as it does in the photos, because even though it is only five years old, it was build cheap in Thailand. It’s a boat it’s usedand you can definitely tell that it has worked. It did have a few mechanical issues but as a mariner myself I recognized they were all fixed in good time. The accommodations were good as a single guy I got my own room because there were less people, but if your looking for a luxury yacht as some of the photos may have you believe this is not the boat for you. All in in this was my first liveaboad and it will not be my last his is way more fun then a normal cruise will ever be

Recommended for
Dive instructors, good people, good dive sites
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Christopher G
  • United States United States
Great value!

Macro photography with rental camera

Recommended for
Comfortable, well-equipped boat; great dive master; availability of rental underwater camera
  • 10 Exceptional
  • chad F
  • United States United States

The staff was amazing and helped with any and every problem !!

Recommended for
Dive location, staff, boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Richard T
  • United States United States
Great Liveaboard for Similan Islands

We had a great time - we have dived with DiveRace a number of times from Singapore (Tioman Malaysia and Anambas Indonesia) but this was first time in Similan Islands leaving from Phuket area. As ever the whole team were tremendous - Ferri was an excellent Dive Leader, Philippe was fun to dive with and Other divers said Mas was too. I think I put on 3KG from all the wonderful food!!! Viz was not the best but all the plankton meant we saw lots of cool stuff - Deep Sea Manta Rays, Sea Horses, Harlequin Shrimp, Octopus, Nudis huge Barracuda and Andaman Anemone Fish (Red with Black spots - not Orange and white) plus many many shoals of reef fish. Whole experience was perfect from start to end and I would recommend DiveRace to anyone looking for a great live aboard experience.

Recommended for
Boat, Dive Masters, Food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kathy M
  • United States United States
Incredible opportunity and amazingly comfortable

Great family time with 4 diving opportunities each day. The rooms were comfortable with a warm shower in each cabin, which made us very comfortable after each dive. Gorgeous trip! I would love to do this again!!

Recommended for
The staff :-). The rooms were very comfortable and the marine life was amazing!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jeff H
  • United States United States
Best Experience Ever!

We go to dive, and the diving was great... but there's no reason we can't be comfortable :) The boat is all brand-new, and the crew is eager to please. I will probably make another trip specifically to book this dive boat wherever it is. It's that good.

Recommended for
The people, the food, and the boat were all way above expectations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mike M
  • United States United States
Excellent diving, food far exceeded my expectations.

Richelieu rock is gorgeous

Recommended for
Great diving, entire staff was awesome, the food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • ERIC R
  • United States United States
Great boat with an excellent crew and service.

The dome and Richelieu rock!

Recommended for
Spacious rooms, great diving and excellent service.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jason J
  • United States United States
Such a treasured experience to make connections in the dive community

Sharing our lives and possibilities of building life long global dive buddies! Every dive better than the last. 1. Macro life and an intro to the water, where are we as dives: Check 2. The scale just gets bigger, wait on the macro finds if this is your first time, the chance will come. Enjoy the immense space you are present in. 3. Nudi’s all over the place, always wishing you had a little better snapshot of them in the wreck! This is the one

Recommended for
Food, Friends, and Finds! Enough said.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 9.6 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Libby P
  • South Korea South Korea

Friendly crews

Recommended for
Crew, Service, Friendliness
  • 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.
  • 8.8 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.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Martin H
  • Austria Austria
Professional dive experience with amazing dive spots

The huge mantas we spotted at Koh Bon. Definitly one of the best experiences in my life so far.

Recommended for
The service on board, staff is super helpful. I loved the hot warm towel we received after each dive. The staff helped us to get out of our wetsuits, the dive instructors took care of your needs, small dive groups. Nothing to complain.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Dongui H
  • South Korea South Korea
Very kind and nice diving experience.

Crews are so kind, foods are extremly good. Because of bad visibility, diving was not so good but it was just unlucky thing which cannot be generalized.

Recommended for
Food, Crew service, strict schedule
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Claudia R
  • Germany Germany
Thai Diving Highlights

Richelieu and Boomsung Wreck. I have never before seen this huge amount of fish:(((

Recommended for
Super friendly crew, top dive sites, hot bon & BBQ in board
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cody V
  • Canada Canada

This was my first liveaboard and it did not disappoint. The crew were amazing and friendly. The food was great. Diving incredible.

Recommended for
Diving. Food and the crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Taiwan Taiwan

Services very good

Recommended for
Good service , good food , good guides
  • 9.2 Superb
  • youngjune K
  • South Korea South Korea
Every step and every operating system I am very happy with But I want to clean more Do a vacuum cleaner every day or change a towel every day. Everything was perfect except these two.

Diving Point

Recommended for
Friendly Diving Point Divermaster
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Robert R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Overall excellent service.


Recommended for
Dive sites. Quality. Boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Laurence B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Best Food and Best Staff in the Similians

Good schedule, good communications Great food Boat was not crowded so good mix of diving and relaxing

Recommended for
1- The boat is very clean, cabins big and staff great. 2-dive masters worked hard to time doves so limited number of other divers from other boats diving at same time. 3-food and service amazing
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Florence M
  • France France
Excellent boat and crew for a very good cruise

Warm towels after diving, delicious food for meals and after diving !

Recommended for
Excellent food, nice cabin and allways nice and helpfull crew !
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Wei-Yi L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great Liveaboard

1. food portions were sufficient, always enough for seconds. Really loved that the menu had diverse asian dishes and individually portioned 2. cabin was immaculate, spacious and comfortable 3. everything in the cabin worked perfectly 4. dive operations went very well, briefings were clear and our dive guide, our dive guide, took really good care of us and shared valuable knowledge of marine life with us.  5. communications with DiveRACE was really good and all queries were answered satisfactorily. 

Recommended for
The marine life, the boat, and the food/catering
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Banggeul C
  • South Korea South Korea
Great first liveaboard experiencs!

Great crew and staff make for a wonderful trip!

Recommended for
Good crew and guides, nice company, some diving sites were amazing.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Xinhang L
  • China China
Good experience of Similan aliveaboard

Boat condition is great. Room condition and facilities are great. Enjoy the dive guide

Recommended for
Boat condition, room condition and facilities, crew and dive guides
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Katrin F
  • Austria Austria
Great boat, great crew, great diving

We really enjoyed our time on the boat. The diving was exceptional. The crew very helpful and friendly and went the extra mile to make our stay on board memorable. The boat is very comfortable. The cabin on the main deck was spacious.

Recommended for
Diving, diving, diving :)
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jonathan S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing and magical moments

Diving in Koh Bon and Koh Tachai were amazing, especially Koh Tachai. I would do Tachai again and have 1 less dive at Richelieu Rock. Koh Tachai is so full of life n u have a good chance to see whale sharks and mantas there. So many Trevallies at Tachai, different types ranging from blue trevallies, GT, big eye hunting the thousands/ millions of little fish. Wow !! The boat was recently renovated and the rooms are very comfortable. The food is served for each person and not buffet style, this makes a real difference and the quality is much better than other liveaboards i've been on. The quantity is more balanced too. The staff were always friendly and smiling and ready to help. I'd recommend DiveRace boat and would go on it again.

Recommended for
The people (staff), the diving and the food
Origin: US