MV DiveRACE Class E Liveaboard

MV DiveRACE liveaboard
liveaboard diving

 

Destination: Thailand

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Burma Mergui (2-7 Nights) | From $307++/night

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MV DiveRACE Quick Pitch

Launched in 2015, MV DiveRACE Class E is a 34.5m by 7.5m steel hull ocean-going vessel built with strength, stability and comfort in mind. MV DiveRACE Class E’s design was conceptualized with the help of a team of naval architects and Dutch vessel consultant. She is constructed following international standards closely, with the aim of being a luxury liveaboard of excellent quality, providing the best for each passenger on board during trips.

 

Dive Overview

The Thai islands and the Andaman Sea are known for widely varied underwater terrain, friendly fish, and diverse marine life, with warm water throughout the year. Marine life includes soft and hard corals, fields of anemones, nudibranchs, harlequin shrimp, cuttlefish and seahorses, plus regular sightings of mantas, zebra sharks, and the legendary whale shark.

[See: Similan Islands Dive Travel GuideThailand Dive Travel Guide]

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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MV DiveRACE Accommodation Overview

There are 6 deluxe cabins on the main deck, which can be double or twin bed configuration and a private balcony, then 4 twin cabins on the lower deck with 4 or twin bed.

 

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Twin Luxury Cabins

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Twin / Quad Ensuite Cabins  

 

MV DiveRACE Cabin Details

  • Twin Luxury Cabin
  • The largest type of cabins that is located on the main deck level with private balcony and bathroom. The beds within the twin luxury cabin can be configured to be 2 single beds or 1 double bed. Guests are ensured to have a comfortable night rest as the fitted linen is of hotel quality.
  • Each individual is provided with a bath towel and a pool towel to use during the trip. Each of the cabins is also fitted with life jackets and a safe deposit box with individual air-con controls. There are a total of 6 twin luxury cabins on board.
  • Twin/ Quad Ensuite Cabin
  • The twin / Quad ensuite cabin comes with 4 single beds in double deckers style. 
  • The number of guests that sleep within the cabin depends on the trip destination and customers’ request. It comes with its own private bathroom.
  • Each of the cabins is also fitted with life jackets and a safe deposit box with individual air-con controls. We have a total of 4 twin ensuite cabins on board. 

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General Facilities

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Saloon & Dining Area

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Sun Deck & Dive Deck

 

MV DiveRACE Boat Features

  • Airconditioned Saloon
  • 60" 3D LG TV
  • Massage Room
  • Boat Office
  • Spacious Sun Deck with Outdoor Sofa
  • BBQ Pit
  • Professional Coffee Machine
  • Professional Kitchen Equipment made from Stainless Steel
  • All Plugs on board are universal
  • Spacious dive deck
  • Supports the requirements of recreational and rebreather divers alike
 

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Food & Drinks Aboard MV DiveRACE

Sumptuous western or Asian meals made by their capable chefs ensure that guests always enjoy their food. Get a freshly ground coffee on the house or a bottle of red wine to celebrate on board.

 

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MV DiveRACE Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule & Rates

The actual rates are based in SGD & THB. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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2019 Schedule & Rates

Depart

Return

No. of Dives

Destination

Twin Luxury

Twin/Quad Ensuite

Availability

Aug-23

Aug-25

6

Pulau Tioman

SGD 799

SGD 729

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Aug-30

Sep-1

6

Anambas Reefs & Pinnacles / Igara Wreck

SGD 899

SGD 799

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Sep-6

Sep-8

6

Pulau Tioman

SGD 899

SGD 799

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Sep-13

Sep-15

6

Anambas Reefs & Pinnacles / Igara Wreck

SGD 899

SGD 799

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Sep-20

Sep-22

6

Pulau Tioman

SGD 799

SGD 729

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Sep-27

Sep-29

6

Anambas Reefs & Pinnacles / Igara Wreck

SGD 899

SGD 799

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Oct-4

Oct-6

6

Anambas Reefs & Pinnacles / Igara Wreck

SGD 899

SGD 799

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Oct-11

Oct-13

6

Anambas Reefs & Pinnacles / Igara Wreck

SGD 899

SGD 799

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Oct-18

Oct-20

6

Anambas Reefs & Pinnacles / Igara Wreck

SGD 899

SGD 799

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Oct-25

Oct-28

9

Acasta Reef & Wrecks

SGD 1500

SGD 1300

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Nov-20

Nov-25

18

South to North Andaman Thailand

THB 55000

THB 50000

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Nov-26

Nov-30

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Dec-1

Dec-5

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Dec-7

Dec-11

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Dec-12

Dec-16

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 42000

THB 38000

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Dec-17

Dec-21

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Dec-22

Dec-27

18

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 62000

THB 58000

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Dec-28

Jan-2

18

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 65000

THB 60000

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2020 Schedule & Rates

Depart

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No. of Dives

Destination

Twin Luxury

Twin/Quad Ensuite

Availability

Jan-3

Jan-7

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Jan-8

Jan-12

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Jan-14

Jan-18

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Jan-19

Jan-23

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Jan-24

Jan-28

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 50000

THB 45000

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Jan-29

Feb-2

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Feb-4

Feb-8

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Feb-9

Feb-13

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Feb-14

Feb-18

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Feb-19

Feb-23

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Feb-25

Feb 29

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Mar-1

Mar-5

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Mar-6

Mar-10

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Mar-11

Mar-15

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Mar-17

Mar-21

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Mar-22

Mar-26

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 42000

THB 38000

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Mar-27

Mar-31

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Apr-1

Apr-5

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Apr-7

Apr-11

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Apr-12

Apr-16

14

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Taichai, Richelieu Rock

THB 45000

THB 40000

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Apr-17

Apr-22

18

North to South Andaman Thailand

THB 55000

THB 50000

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Inclusions

  • All nights’ accommodation on board
  • All meals (Western & Thai) snacks, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo
  • Towel, daily cabin services
  • Fresh hot towel and drink after every dive
  • Tanks, weight belt, weights
  • Dive guides
  • Free Scheduled Pick Up/ Drop Offs anywhere in Phuket (Thailand itinerary)

 

Exclusions

  • All flights & hotels stay
  • National Marine Park fees
  • Port fees
  • Dive & travel insurance
  • Massage services
  • Laundry services
  • Soft drinks, alcohol
  • Nespresso coffee
  • Diving gear subject to availability
 

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Important Note

All prices quoted are per person in SGD & THB.

 

Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Itinerary Overview

This luxury liveaboard of excellent quality, provide the best service to dive the Similan islands, from 4 nights to Similan, Koh Bon, Tachai, Richelieu Rock and a wreck, 7 nights Similan + Burma or south Andaman with the famous Hing Daeng & Hin Muang.

 

6D5N XMas or New Year Similan Islands / Koh Bon/ Koh Tachai / Richelieu Rock

  • 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 Similan Islands (sailing time between 4 – 5 hours)
  • Day 2
  • 3 day dives + 1 night dive
  • Dives (Shark fin reef / Boulder City / Anita’s Reef /
  • Honeymoon Bay etc), and Night dive around Similan Islands
  • Day 3
  • 4 day dives
  • Dives (elephant head rock / west of eden / 3 trees / Snapper Alley) around Similan Islands + Visit to Island #8 (Sail Rock)
  • Day 4
  • 4 day dives
  • Dives around Similan Islands (Xmas Point / North Point) & Koh Bon (North Reef / Ridge / Pinnacle) & Koh Tachai (Reef)


  • Day 5
  • 4 day dives
  • Dives around Koh Tachai (Pinnacle / Reef) & Richelieu Rock.

  • Day 6
  • 2 day dives
  • Boonsung wreck or MV Sea Chart wreck and Premchai wreck. Return to Thap Lamu pier by 1.30pm. Transfer back to hotel by 5pm/ Airport by 3.30pm
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6D5N North to South Andaman

  • 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

 

5D4N Similan Islands

  • 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 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 to 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 hotel by 5pm/ Airport by 3.30pm

 

8D7N Mergui Archipelago

  • 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 & Richelieu Rock.
  • overnight sail to Ranong for immigration.
  • Day 3
  • 1 dive
  • Morning: Clear immigration at Ranong (Thailand) and head for Kawthoung (Myanmar). 1 dive at surrounding islands (Bo Wei, High Rock) depending on schedule



  • Day 4
  • 4 day dives
  • Dives around Black Rock
  • Day 5
  • 4 day dives
  • Dives around 3 islets (Broccoli Island, Shark Cave)
  • Day 6
  • 4 day dives
  • Dives at North Twin Plateau, Fan Forest Pinnacles, Western Rocky
  • Day 7
  • 2 day dives
  • Dives CrayFish Cave and Eagles Nest or Lagoon. Head back to Kawthoung (Myanmar) for immigration out and Ranong (Thailand) for immigration in.
  • Day 8
  • 2 day dives
  • Dives at Boon Sung Wreck. Return to Thap Lamu pier by 2.00pm. Transfer back to hotel and Airport by 4.30pm.

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Boat Specifications

      • Year: Built in 2015
      • Vessel Length: 34.5 meters
      • Vessel Beam: 7.5 meters
      • Material Used: SS400 Marine Grade Steel
      • Capacity: 28 guests, 12 boat crew, 6 dive crew
      • Safety: Oxygene, first aid kit, EFR trained Staff, Satelite phone, GPS, Life raft, Dingy, Life Jacket, Flares, Depth Sounder, Compass, Radio
      • Water tank: 28,000 L
      • Fuel tank: 18,000 L
      • Sewage tank: 11,000 L
      • Compressors: Bauer Poseidon 550VE Compressors x 2 units
      • Engines: 1200HP Cummins Engines x 2 units
      • Generators: 80KW Generator Sets with Cummins engines x 2 units
      • Watermakers: Echotec Watermakers (140L/hr each) x 2 units
 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+10
  • Local Currency: THB (Thai Baht)
  • Electricity: 220 volts
  • Language Spoken: English & Thai

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