Dive RACE Class E - A Brand-New Large Similan Liveaboard

MV DiveRACE Class E

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DiveRace Class E dive boat
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Pak Bara Pier, Satun / Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 20
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 5 divers
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Prices from: 918 USD
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MV DiveRACE Class E is a brand-new luxury diving ship designed & purpose built by professionals to guarantee comfortable Similan Islands cruises for to up to 20 lucky guests. DiveRACE Class E is 35m long & 7.5m wide, and can easily sail through any sea conditions it’s likely to meet, while offering great stability, safety & comfort for all on board. 

Dive RACE Class E was created to be a top-quality diving ship, giving passengers comfort & convenience at all times. There is a large sundeck, 10 comfortable cabins, and indoor & outdoor communal areas. DiveRACE Class E guests can relax between dives at some of the best locations in the world, including Richelieu Rock.

Dive RACE Class E is able to accommodate 20 lucky guests. All cabins have air conditioning & private en suite bathrooms. The main-deck luxury cabins have large windows with a small balcony. 

Saloon-onboard-DiveRACE-class-EOn the wall, inside the large saloon/lounge, sits a 60” 3D television which is ideal for playing movies & diving videos at any time of day. The food is simply delicious and consists of local & western cuisine, served throughout the day. You are welcomed back from each dive with a hot towel and a smile. The whole team are service minded & friendly. Dive RACE Class E also offers a Thai massage service, which can be enjoyed in a private room or outside. The diving staff are happy to help find all kinds of marine life or other special diving requests. There are PADI courses commonly taught on Dive RACE Class E cruises, too.

Please note that some websites are misleading about the length of the trips. A 14-dive 4-night trip should be shown as 4D/4N because it departs in the evening, with no diving on that day. But some websites like to make the trips look longer than they really are* and show the trips as 5D/4N, and the 5D/5N trips as 6D/5N. 

*Maybe to make the 'cost per day' look unrealistically-cheap.

Prices & Schedule

MV DiveRACE Class E Diver Prices Overview 2023 / 2024
DestinationsDuration Lower Deck Twin Lower Deck Double Upper Deck Twin Upper Deck Double
Koh Lipe, 8 Mile Rock,
( 11 Dives)
3D / 4N Lower Deck Twin832 USD Lower Deck Double832 USD Upper Deck Twin918 USD Upper Deck Double918 USD
( 14 Dives)
4D / 4N Lower Deck Twin1,205 USD Lower Deck Double1,205 USD Upper Deck Twin1,291 USD Upper Deck Double1,291 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

Dive RACE has several itineraries. Most are 4D4N* trips to Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock, departing from & returning to Tab Lamu Pier in Khao Lak. But during the season there are also some trips in the southern islands (Hin Daeng & Koh Haa). Also, there are some longer trips which combine both diving areas. At peak times (Christmas, New Year & Chinese New Year), the Similan trips are one day longer.

*Some other websites advertise the 14-dive, 4-night trips as 5D4N. Yes, they span 5 calendar dates, but there are only 4 diving days and on departure day the boat departs at night, with no diving, and you get back mid-afternoon.

Please carefully check & choose from the itineraries below for your chosen/preferred trip.



The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck 4 Days / 4 Nights 14 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV DiveRACE Class E
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
MV DiveRACE Class E Layout


DiveRACE Class E Specifications
 Built:  2015
 Refit:  2020
 Length:  34.5 meters
 Beam:  7.5 meters
 Material:  SS400 Steel
 Cruising Speed:  9 to 10 knots
 Max Speed:  13 knots
 Fuel:  14,000 litres
 Water:  20,000 litres


A range of PADI courses can be taught on MV DiveRACE Class E Similan Islands liveaboard cruises. The most popular are Advanced and speciality course for divers who are already-certified. It's normally necessary to book or enquire in advance.

Contact us for more information about courses on MV DiveRACE Class E

Transfer details

Guests can join free scheduled transfers from several locations in Phuket (including the airport) and Khao Lak. Pick-ups normally begin in south of Phuket mid-late afternoon and continue into the evening. The nearer the pick up location to the departure pier the later the pick up time.

It's the same for the final day. Free scheduled drop-offs around Khao Lak and Phuket.

Khao Lak transfers are not normally available for southern-itinerary trips that start in Phuket.

MV DiveRACE Class E Scheduled Transfers
3D / 3N Trips
18:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
21:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
15:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
15:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free
MV DiveRACE Class E Scheduled Transfers
5D / 5N Trips
18:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
21:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
15:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
15:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free
15:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free 16:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free
MV DiveRACE Class E Scheduled Transfers
5D / 5N Trips
17:30 Pick up from Phuket : Free
19:00 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
21:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
16:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free
MV DiveRACE Class E Scheduled Transfers
7D / 7N Trips
17:30 Pick up from Phuket : Free
21:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
15:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
16:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportation are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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MV DiveRACE Class E Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV DiveRACE Class E
Thomas Dive RACE
Nationality: German
Dived: 19 February 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Perfect trip and surely exceeding expectations. 10 out of 10 for organisation, client orientation, crew, food, dive masters, boat, cabin, simply everything.
Nationality: Russian
Dived: 08 January 2022
Boat rating: 9/10
Nice trip, well organized. Good diving and accomodation service.
Marissa Pederson MV DiveRACE Class E
Marissa Pederson
Nationality: American
Dived: 17 December 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Phenomenal experience on DiveRACE! This was our first liveaboard trip, and nothing was short of amazing. Friendly crew, excellent service, delicious food (homemade!), and great divemasters. The rooms were spacious and very clean. I would highly recommend Dive Race. The crew and service were truly topnotch!
wonkyo MV DiveRACE
Nationality: South Korean
Dived: 15 February 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Nice boat, nice crew.
Nationality: American
Dived: 24 July 2015
Boat rating: 8/10
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