MV Diverace Class E Liveaboard Review

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MV Diverace Class E dive boat review

MV Diverace Class E is a purpose built liveaboard vessel built in December 2014. Designed for comfort and safety, Diverace Class E was the brainchild of a team of naval architects and Dutch vessel consultants.

The Similans Islands Marine Park and Surin Islands National Park offering arguably the best diving that Thailand has to offer. Taking in dive sites from the south at Island #4, #5 and #6 such as “Anita’s Reef”, through to the northern most areas of the Thai waters at the legendary Richelieu Rock. There’s great topography, abundant marine life and, on some occasions, the chance to see large pelagic life such as Manta Rays and Sharks.

You can check the availability, schedule and prices for this Boat here.

Also cruising these waters are peer vessels such as the MV Giamani and Thailand Aggressor. Diverace Class E is 34.5m long and with a beam of 7.5m. This makes her almost identical in length and breadth Thailand Aggressor. However, due to her unique, modern design and clever layout, Diverace is able to comfortably accommodate 28 guest across her cabins, compared to 16 on the Thailand Aggressor.

With the inevitable travel between the stunning islands and pinnacles, this modern vessel is equipped with twin 1,200hp engines to minimise travel time and make your journey smoother and safer.

Cabin and Vessel Layout

MV Diverace Floor Plan

MV Diverace Floor Plan

The cabins of the Diverace Class E liveaboard are split as follows:

• 6 x Twin Luxury Cabins
• 4 x Quad-Share Cabins

The twin-share luxury cabins feature their own private balcony. And, depending on your circumstances, you can choose a twin or double layout.

MV Diverace Class E Twin Cabin

MV Diverace Class E Twin Cabin

The four quad-share cabins are perfect for a group of friends on a diving holiday blowing bubbles or, alternatively, a family trip.

MV Diverace Class Quad Bunk Cabin

MV Diverace Class Quad Bunk Cabin

All cabins are clean, light and airy, and feature their own private bathroom and complimentary toiletries, charging sockets for appliances and their own individual air-conditioning controls.

Most of your time is likely to be spent outside of the vessel’s cabins. And the MV Diverace Class E diving boat also impresses here.

MV Diverace Class E Saloon and Media Centre

MV Diverace Class E Saloon and Media Centre

You can opt to bake on the sun deck in the heat of the Asian sun and top up your tan while slurping on a chilled drink. Or, alternatively, you may wish to relax in the air-conditioned saloon and catch a movie on the 60inch TV system.

Or you may just want to check your photos at the multimedia station. The choice is yours!

MV Diverace Class E Sun Deck

MV Diverace Class E Sun Deck

Meals are planned each day and served to all guest after Scuba diving; as soon as you’ve dried off from the dive and taken advantage of your complimentary hot towel and tea.

Scuba Diving Onboard Diverace Class E

With regard to the diving, there is a full compliment of 10 boat crew and 5 dive crew onboard to ensure you are catered for. The boat is rebreather/tek friendly should you be that way inclined. And, an added bonus is that Nitrox is available onboard for a reasonable supplement.

MV Diverace Class E Zodiacs

MV Diverace Class E Zodiacs

2 x 4.5m Dinghies are on standby for inwater pick-ups and support and the boat is equipped with all the crucial safety equipment.

Itineraries

All itineraries take in the wonderful Similan and Surin National parks. The price differentiator s being the cabin and length of voyage.

With prices for the itineraries varying between THB33,600-88,000 (excluding marine park fees approx.) the Diverace Class E is competively priced and is a superb new addition to the vessels touring these islands from Phuket.

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Khao Lak

Starting point of many liveaboards to dive the Similan and Surin Islands. Khao Lak has also good local diving sites.

Khao Lak Diving Review

Surin Islands

Large Pelagics, Manta rays and Whale Shark if you are lucky all in a superb remote area!

Surin Islands Diving Review

Similan Islands

Great Biodiversity and fauna. Excellent chances to spot the giants Manta rays and Whale Sharks. Superb Scenery of tropical islands! Good spot for underwater photography.

Similan Islands Diving Review

Phuket

Access to the best diving areas of the Andaman Sea and starting point of many liveaboards to Similans and Surin Islands! Good place for cheap diving courses.

Phuket Diving Review

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Dive spots reviews in Khao Lak & Phuket & Similan Islands & Surin Islands

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Ko Bon dive site is very famous, regarded as one of the best spots of the Surin Islands National Matine park. Ko Bon is ...
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Christmas Point dive site in the Similans consists of large rocks and a nice drop off. It is a good spot to observe whit...
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East of Eden dive site is one of the Top dive spots of the Similan Islands! The coral formations are amazing with a real...
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Anita's reef is one of the best dive site of the Similan Islands. The topography at the bottom is outstanding with a hug...
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Koh Tachai, the Dome is a superb Diving Site of the Surin Islands! The marine life is teeming and the spot is famous for...
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Phuket Shark Point is one of the best scuba diving spots around Phuket Island. The site consists of three pinnacles at d...
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Elephant head dive site is the most famous spot of the Similan Islands. The name comes from the shape of the rock at the...
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The Bon Soong Wreck is located in the Koh Surin Marine National Park. It is a former old tin dredger which sank in 1985....
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Richelieu Rock is quite simply one of the best dive sites in the World and no doubt the best diving site in Thailand! Th...
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The Fantasea Reef dive site is one of the best spots of the Similan archipelago. It is located a bit offshore off the we...

One Liveaboard feedback for “MV Diverace Class E

  1. We did the Similan Islands trip on this vessel in Nov 2016. The so called luxury cabin was a big disappointment – grotty and beaten up, a couple of mattresses on the floor, and leaking pipework in the bathroom. It is very basic. The dive operation was pretty competent with well organised dive deck, good divemaster and very helpful staff. Unfortunately after dropping off the divers the two inflatables return to the boat and do not provide surface cover (I couldn’t dive one day and observed this). The food was OK but not great. Also a few too many regulations for my liking.The diving is average but nice tropical reef diving. Richelieu Rock is however a lovely dive. More for beginners than experienced divers.

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