MV DiveRACE Liveaboard: Destinations

DiveRACE Liveaboard: The Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai

DaysNightsDive Cruise Destinations
44Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
66Ko Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Burma /Myanmar
First of all, MV DiveRACE Liveaboard is purpose built luxury Liveaboard. It was launched in 2015 and the most noteworthy aspect is that the quality of the facilities on-board are easily well above the “average Thai liveaboard.”
Futhermore DiveRACE Liveaboard Class E’s design was made with the help of naval architects and also a Dutch vessel consultant. Consequently DiveRACE Liveaboard was built following strict international standards to bring you a luxury Liveaboard providing the best possible Liveaboard experience.
 
There are simply too many features to mention here, we will deal with only those that are especially relevant. However she has a massive dive deck, huge sundeck with built-in sofa chairs in the shade. In addition, a stylish  air-conditioned saloon with circular sofa seating. There is a massage room and another plus point is the delicious, waitress served food direct to your table by waitresses and much, much more. Due to this attention to detail the staff will even serve you hot chocolate, juice, and also bring you a towel after each dive!
 
NOTE: Because of the challenging dive sites divers must either be certified to Advanced diver level or take Advanced or Adventure Deep Diver on the trip.

MV DiveRACE Liveaboard Schedule & Prices

MV DiveRACE Liveaboard: Cabin prices are in Thai Baht, per diver, excluding equipment & Park Fees

Trip Start:

12 Nov 2017

Trip End:

16 Nov 2017

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Hin Daeng
Hin Muang
Koh Ha & Phi Phi Islands

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

17 Nov 2017

Trip End:

21 Nov 2017

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Hin Daeng
Hin Muang
Koh Ha & Phi Phi Islands

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

22 Nov 2017

Trip End:

26 Nov 2017

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Hin Daeng
Hin Muang
Koh Ha & Phi Phi Islands

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

27 Nov 2017

Trip End:

2 Dec 2017

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 5/5

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Hin Daeng
Hin Muang
Koh Ha & Phi Phi Islands & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 50,000

Standard: 46,000

Trip Start:

3 Dec 2017

Trip End:

7 Dec 2017

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

8 Dec 2017

Trip End:

12 Dec 2017

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

13 Dec 2017

Trip End:

17 Dec 2017

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

18 Dec 2017

Trip End:

22 Dec 2017

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

23 Dec 2017

Trip End:

28 Dec 2017

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 5/5

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 62,000

Standard: 56,000

Trip Start:

29 Dec 2017

Trip End:

3 Jan 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 5/5

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 62,000

Standard: 56,000

Trip Start:

4 Jan 2018

Trip End:

8 Jan 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

9 Jan 2018

Trip End:

13 Jan 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

14 Jan 2018

Trip End:

18 Jan 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

19 Jan 2018

Trip End:

23 Jan 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

24 Jan 2018

Trip End:

1 Jan 1970

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

29 Jan 2018

Trip End:

3 Feb 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 5/5

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Hin Daeng
Hin Muang
Koh Ha & Phi Phi Islands & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 50,000

Standard: 46,000

Trip Start:

4 Feb 2018

Trip End:

8 Feb 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

9 Feb 2018

Trip End:

14 Feb 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Hin Daeng
Hin Muang
Koh Ha & Phi Phi Islands & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 50,000

Standard: 46,000

Trip Start:

15 Feb 2018

Trip End:

19 Feb 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

20 Feb 2018

Trip End:

24 Feb 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

25 Feb 2018

Trip End:

1 Mar 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

2 Mar 2018

Trip End:

6 Mar 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

7 Mar 2018

Trip End:

11 Mar 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

12 Mar 2018

Trip End:

17 Mar 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 5/5

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 50,000

Standard: 46,000

Trip Start:

18 Mar 2018

Trip End:

22 Mar 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

23 Mar 2018

Trip End:

27 Mar 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

28 Mar 2018

Trip End:

1 Apr 2018

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Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai
Richelieu Rock
Hin Daeng
Hin Muang & Phi Phi

Cabins

Deluxe: 42,000

Standard: 38,000

Trip Start:

2 Apr 2018

Trip End:

7 Apr 2018

Enquire

Dives:

Days/Nights: 4/4

Departs From:

Phuket

Returns To:

Phuket

Visiting:

Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai
Richelieu Rock
Hin Daeng
Hin Muang & Phi Phi

Cabins

Deluxe: 50,000

Standard: 46,000

   
Diverace Liveaboard: Inclusions
  • 14 – 21 dives
  • Meals are waitress served in the open-air dining area on the main deck at the table. Dinner is served on the evening of embarkation and also a BBQ is normally scheduled during the trip.
  • Menus is Thai, Asian and international main meal dishes. 4 to 5 dishes per sitting, very much the opposite to most!
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruit, water, snacks and biscuits are also provided free of charge
  • Tanks and weight belt also weights
  • Dive guides
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Another huge benefit is Free Scheduled return transfers Phuket and Khao Lak areas.
Diverace Liveaboard: Exclusions
  • Dive and travel insurance
  • Massage 500 THB/hr, Laundry services, soft drinks, beer and also wine are available for purchase
  • Scuba Equipment rental
  • and National Park Fees
  • Marine National Park Fees are paid directly to DiveRACE Liveaboard when you reach the boat. They in turn pay the authorities when the boat enters the National Park
  • Similans / Richelieu Rock / Surin 500 Baht for entry into the Marine Park. Because this is a government fee it applies to both divers and non-divers alike

PLUS

  • 200 THB / diver / day

Entrance to Burma is 200 $USD and 1600 THB The $USD must be clean, crisp, not folded, non-marked immaculate bills

Please note: Because National Park Fees and Myanmar Entry Fees are set by the relevant agencies they are therefore subject to change without notice

Diverace Liveaboard: Guest Facilities
  • Guests: 28 max
  • 12 Boat Crew
  • 6 Dive Crew
  • Cabins: 10
  • 6 Twin share with attached bathroom + private balcony (twin Luxury)
  • 4 Twin or Quad share with attached bathroom (twin or quad ensuite)
  • All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sea-view windows (portholes on lower deck)
  • Private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower, hand basin, towels, toiletries
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet, shelves and mirror
  • Personal safe
  • Mains outlet 220 Volts; 24 hours / day, universal sockets
  • Bedding and towels
  • Space for luggage
  • Life jackets
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 14 / 14 - hot water
  • Open-air dining area with waitress service
  • BBQ Pit
  • Professional Coffee Machine
  • Professional Kitchen Equipment
  • Air-conditioned Saloon
  • 60" 3D LG TV
  • Private Massage Room
  • Boat Office
  • multimedia stations
  • All sockets on board are universal therefore will accept any plugs
  • Large Sun Deck with mattresses and also in-built sofa seating
  • Drinking water dispensers
  • Large Dive deck with 4 freshwater showers and 2 toilets
  • Photographers will appreciate other features like rinse cameras on the dive deck
DiveRACE Liveaboard: 5D/4N Similan Islands / Koh Bon / Koh Tachai / Richelieu Rock – 14 Dives
  • 1st Day: (0 dives: scheduled pick up 16:00-20:00 depending on location. Transfer to Thap Lamu pier, near Khao Lak, to MV DiveRACE Class E for welcome. Dinner served on board cruising overnight to Similan Islands 4 -5 hrs.
  • 2nd Day: 3 day dives + 1 night dive: Anita's Reef, Elephant head rock, West of Eden, Snapper Alley, & visit to Island #8 (Sail Rock)
  • 3rd Day: 4 day dives: Christmas Point, North Point), Koh Bon North Reef / Ridge / Pinnacle & Koh Tachai Reef.
  • 4th Day: 4 day dives: Koh Tachai Pinnacle / Reef & Richelieu Rock
  • 5th Day: 2 day dives: Boonsung Wreck or MV Sea Chart Wreck & Premchai Wreck. Then back to Thap Lamu pier by 13:30 and transfers back to hotel by 17:00, Phuket International Airport by 15:30.

Please Note: if you must fly on the day of your return (Day 5) you will NOT be able to dive the last 2 dives. Either reschedule your flight or dates if you wish to dive to allow for your minimum surface interval / No Fly Time

DiveRACE Liveaboard: 6D/5N North to South Andaman Dive Safari – 18 dives
  • 1st Day: 0 dives: Scheduled pick up 16:00-20:00 transfer to Thap Lamu pier near Khao Lak to MV DiveRACE Class E for welcome and Dinner on board while cruising overnight to Koh Tachai 6 – 7hrs
  • 2nd Day: 4 day dives: Koh Tachai Pinnacle & Richelieu Rock
  • 3rd Day: 3 day dives + 1 Night dive: Koh Bon Ridge/Pinnacle & 1 Night dive Snapper Alley or Honeymoon Bay
  • 4th Day: 4 day dives: Shark Fin Reef, Elephant Head Rock, West of Eden, North Point. Overnight sailing to Southern Andaman.
  • 5th Day: 4 day dives: Hin Daeng & Hin Muang.
  • 6th Day: 2 day dives: Racha Yai & Racha Noi & return to Chalong pier by 14:30 and transfer back to hotel & Phuket International Airport by 16:30

Please Note: Because of minimum surface interval rules and no fly time you will NOT be able to dive the last 2 dives on Day 6. Consider rescheduling

DiveRACE Liveaboard : 6D/5N South to North Andaman Dive Safari – 18 dives.
  • 1st Day: 0 dives: Scheduled pick up 16:00-20:00 Transfer to Chalong pier, Phuket, to MV DiveRACE Class E for welcome. Dinner is served on board with overnight cruise to Southern Islands
  • 2nd Day: 4 day dives: Hin Daeng / Hin Muang & Racha Yai and overnight sailing to Similan Islands
  • 3rd Day: 3 day dives + 1 Night dive: Shark Fin Reef, Elephant Head Rock, West of Eden, 1 Night dive Snapper Alley or Honeymoon Bay
  • 4th Day: 4 day dives: Christmas Point or North Point) & Koh Bon Ridge or Pinnacle
  • 5th Day: 4 day dives: Ko Tachai Pinnacle & Richelieu Rock
  • 6th Day: 2 day dives: Dives at Boonsung Wreck or MV Sea Chart Wreck and Premchai Wreck. Then back to Thap Lamu pier by 13:30 and transfers back to hotel by 19:00 and Phuket International Airport by 15.30

Please Note: if you must fly on the day of arrival Day 6 you will NOT be able to dive the last 2 dives or reschedule to allow for your minimum surface interval/No Fly Time

DiveRACE Liveaboard: 8D/7N Burma / Myanmar Mergui Archipelago – 21 dives
  • 1st Day: 0 dives : Scheduled pick up 16:00-20:00 transfer to Thap Lamu pier near Khao Lak to MV DiveRACE Class E for welcome. Dinner is served onboard while cruising overnight to Koh Tachai 6 – 7 hrs.
  • 2nd Day: 4 day dives: Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock then overnight sail to Ranong for immigration
  • 3rd Day:  1 dive : Morning: Clear immigration at Ranong (Thailand) and head for Kawthoung (Myanmar) 1 dive at surrounding islands Bo Wei or High Rock.
  • 4th Day: 4 day dives: Black Rock
  • 5th Day: 4 day dives : Three Islets Broccoli Island and Shark Cave
  • 6th Day: 4 day dives:  North Twin Plateau, Fan Forest Pinnacles, Western Rocky
  • 7th Day: 2 day dives: CrayFish Cave, Eagles Nest or Lagoon. Then back to Kawthoung for immigration and Ranong (Thailand) for immigration.
  • 8th Day: 2 day dives: Dives at Boon Sung Wreck then back to Thap Lamu pier by 14:00. Followed by transfers back to hotel and Phuket International Airport by 16:30.

Please 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 to allow for your minimum surface interval/No Fly Time

PLEASE READ: The above itinerary is an example of an average DiveRACE Liveaboard cruise. The DiveRACE Liveaboard Captain and Cruise Leader will decide the best course of action based on weather conditions at the specific time of each trip.

Indepth and DiveRACE Liveaboard retain the right to cancel or alter the trip because the safety of all passengers, crews or the vessel are of the utmost importance.

 

DiveRACE Liveaboard: Deck Plans

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DiveRACE Liveaboard: Specifications
  • Built in 2015
  • Vessel Length: 34.5m
  • Vessel Beam: 7.5m
  • SS400 Marine Grade Steel
  • Lowrance Radar System
  • Structure scan HD (side scan sonar)
  • Lowrance Depth Sounder
  • GPS Chart plotter
  • Samyung Autopilot System
  • Samyung Class B AIS System
  • ICOM VHF Radio
  • EPIRB
  • SART
  • Teleflex Electronic Engine Controls
  • Satellite Phone
  • GPS Tracking System
  • SCS Marine Air-conditioning system
  • Echotec Watermakers (140L/hr each) x 2 units
  • 1200HP Cummins Engines x 2 units
  • 80KW Generator Sets with Cummins engines x 2 units
  • ROCNA 110kg Anchor
  • ROCNA 150kg Anchor
  • Custom Built Anchor Winch System
  • 25 pax Solas Liferaft x 2 units
  • Water Tank - 28000L
  • Fuel Tank - 18000L
  • Sewage Tank - 11000L
  • Bauer Poseidon 550VE Compressors x 2 units
  • Bauer Air Dryer x 2 units
  • Nitrox Stick System with Solenoid controls
  • Booster Pump (for small RBR tanks)
  • 15L Scuba Cylinders x 6 units
  • 11L Scuba Cylinders x 45 units
  • 50 Life Jackets
  • 4.2M RIB with 40HP Yamaha Enduro OBM x 2 units