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DiveRace Class E

DiveRace Class E takes you in style to the exotic Similan sea

Launched in April 2015, this brand new liveaboard vessel was built with your comfort in mind. Dive Race Class E is 34.5-metre-long and 7.5 metres in the beam with a top speed of 13 knots and cruising speed of 10 knots. From October to May it takes a maximum of 20 divers to the Similan islands and Southern Thailand. The experienced 5-man crew of Dive Race Class 5 make sure guests have an amazing diving experience. Get on board, cruise in style, and enjoy an unforgettable trip to the Similan islands and Southern Thailand.

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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

Accommodation

Dive Race has ten spacious cabins and can accommodate up to 20 guests. The six deluxe cabins on the main deck can be used as double or twin. They are fitted out with large windows, individual air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Four cabins with four beds per cabin are located on the lower deck. These too, have an air-conditioning facility and en-suite bathrooms. Bathrooms have shower, toilet and wash basin facilities.

Comfort

Relax in the spacious indoor lounge area on the upper deck of the beautiful Dive Race Class 5 liveaboard. There are a TV, DVD player and music system for your entertainment, and a comfortable sofa where you can read or recall your diving experience. Take a chilled drink out to the large sun deck and feel the fresh sea breeze on your face or soak up the sun’s rays on one of the comfortable chairs. You may choose to soak in the warm rays of the sun or enjoy a chilled drink on the large sun deck. Could there be a more perfect way to chill out between dives? Well, perhaps one: indulge in a relaxing massage in the private massage room. In short, the Dive Race Class 5 liveaboard offers you an unforgettable experience during and between dives.

Catering

Diving takes energy and good nutrition is essential to keep those energy levels high. Delicious Thai and Western meals are prepared every day by the onboard chef of Dive Race Class 5 in the ultra-modern kitchen. Guests can enjoy them in the lounge. Or, weather permitting, why not take your meal outside to the sun deck and watch the sunset over the horizon. The perfect end to a perfect diving day.

Diving

Diving takes place from the large diving deck at the stern. Enter directly off the large platform just a step down from the diving deck. The 5 experienced, specialised diving crew ensure your diving trip is both memorable and safe, so you can explore the beautiful dive sites of the Similan Islands knowing you are in good hands and receive all the attention you need. Your guide will point out all the marine life for you making your diving experience on that is truly out-of-this-world. Fresh hot towels and tea await you after each dive to soothe and refresh yourself.

ITINERARIES

These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

Similan Islands
  • Departure Port: Thap Lamu Pier
  • Return Port: Thap Lamu Pier
  • Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights (Approximately 14 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 10 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1
0 dives
Scheduled pick up (between 4-8pm – please refer to below)
Transfer to Thap Lamu pier, near Khao Lak, to MV DiveRACE Class E for welcome and Dinner on board
Sail overnight to Similan Islands (sailing time between 4 – 5 hours)

Day 2
3-day dives + 1-night dive
Dives (Anita’s Reef / Elephant Head Rock/ West of Eden / Snapper Alley) around Similan Islands + Visit Island #8 (Sail Rock)

Day 3
4-day dives
Dives around Similan Islands (Xmas Point / North Point) & Koh Bon (North Reef / Ridge / Pinnacle) & Koh Tachai (Reef)

Day 4
4-day dives
Dives around Koh Tachai (Pinnacle / Reef) & Richelieu Rock.

Day 5
2-day dives
Boonsung wreck or MV Sea Chart wreck and Premchai wreck. Return to Thap Lamu pier by 1.30pm. Transfer back to the hotel by 5 pm/ Airport by 3.30pm.

* Note: if you have to fly on the day of arrival (day 5) you will NOT be able to dive the last 2 dives or reschedule. This is to allow for your minimum surface interval/No Fly Time (as recommended by PADI).

**Please take note that DiveRACE reserves the right to:

  • make changes to the timing and destination of the trip in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
  • imposed a fuel surcharge if necessary

Marine Life: Whale sharks, Manta Rays, Blacktip Reef sharks, Whitetip Reef sharks, Hawksbill turtles, Tigertail seahorse, Harlequin shrimps, etc.

During our surface intervals, we will organise trips to the beach or prepare our giant inflatables for bouncing fun!

Similan Islands - South Andaman
  • Departure Port: Thap Lamu Pier
  • Return Port: Chalong Pier, Phuket
  • Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Experience level: No Certificate needed – 10 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: 0 dives Scheduled pick up (between 4-8pm) Transfer to Thap Lamu pier, near Khao Lak, to MV DiveRACE Class E for welcome and Dinner on board Sail overnight to Koh Tachai (sailing time between 6 – 7 hours)

Day 2: 4 day dives Dives around Koh Tachai (Pinnacle) & Richelieu Rock.

Day 3: 3 day dives + 1 night dive Dives around Koh Bon (Ridge / Pinnacle) & 1 night dive at Similan Islands (snapper alley or Honeymoon Bay)

Day 4: 4 day dives Dives around Similan Islands (Shark Fin Reef / Elephant Head Rock / West of Eden / North Point) & overnight sailing to Southern Andaman

Day 5: 4 day dives Dives at Hin Deang & Hin Muang

Day 6: 2 day dives Dives at Racha Yai & Racha Noi. Return to Chalong pier by 2.30pm. Transfer back to hotel and Airport by 4.30pm. * Note: if you have to fly on the day of arrival (day 6) you will NOT be able to dive the last 2 dives or reschedule. This is to allow for your minimum surface interval/No Fly Time (as recommended by PADI).

Marine Life: Reef fishes, Eels, Ghost Pipe Fishes, Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks, Turtles, Soft and Hard Corals, Ghost pipefish, Whale Sharks, Barracudas, Manta Rays

South Andaman
  • Departure Port: Chalong Pier, Phuket
  • Return Port: Chalong Pier, Phuket
  • Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights (Approximately 14 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 10 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: 0 dives. Scheduled pick up (between 4-8pm). Transfer to Chalong pier, Phuket, to MV DiveRACE Class E for welcome and Dinner on board. Sail overnight to the Southern Islands

Day 2: 3 day dives + 1 night dive. Dives Maya Bay + Koh Bida Nok + Koh Bida Nai

Day 3: 4 day dives around Hin Deang + Hin Muang

Day 4: 4 day dives around Koh Haa

Day 5: 2 day dives at King Cruiser Wreck or Shark Point + Koh Doc Mai. Return to Chalong pier by 2.00pm. Transfer back to hotel or Airport by 5.30pm.

* Note: if you have to fly on the day of return (day 5) you will NOT be able to dive the last 2 dives or reschedule. This is to allow for your minimum surface interval/No Fly Time (as recommended by PADI).

Marine Life: Reef fishes, Eels, Ghost Pipe Fishes, Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks, Turtles, Soft and Hard Corals, Ghost pipefish, Whale Sharks, Barracudas, Manta Rays

  • 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
  • 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
  • Searchlight
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares
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