DiveRACE Class E, Thailand


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, 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 (1,800 THB).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course (7,500 THB), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Massage.

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

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

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 26 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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