DiveRACE Class E, Thailand



    • 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).

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

  • 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
  • 48 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Taiwan Taiwan

Services very good

Recommended for
Good service , good food , good guides
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • christelle C
  • France France
Lovely guides! beautiful boat!

Dives, Nice people, small group

Recommended for
excellent dives guides, kindly staff thai and room confortable