MV Dive Race (Formally MV White Manta) cruises the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock from November through until March, departing from Phuket. Between the months of April through to November, the MV Dive Race will visit some of the best dive sites in the South China Sea. Just to name some, the Seven Skies Wreck, The Anambas Islands of Indonesia, Pulau Aur, Pulau Tioman, Kuantan Wreck, Pulau Tenggol and Pulau Redang of Malaysia. The South China Sea trips will depart from Singapore. The vessel is equipped with facilities to ensure safety, comfort, enjoyment, good food and friendly service from the experienced crew. Your holiday will begin the moment you step onboard.
The MV Dive Race is exceptionally well priced and offers more than other liveaboards in the same price range. The boat is well designed and has plenty of space both on the dive deck and throughout the rest of the boat. There are several cabin specifications to choose from to suit your tastes. Most have ensuite bathrooms. There is an expansive sundeck and also a comfortable saloon where guests can relax and make use of the audio-visual entertainment system.
The Spacious Dive Deck on MV Diverace
The trips on the MV Dive Race are a standard four days and four nights. Of course, the boat heads north to the fantastic Richelieu Rock where Whalesharks are often spotted. The trip also takes in Koh Bon, which is famed for Manta Rays, as well as Koh Tachai where both Mantas and Whale Sharks are regularly spotted. This is great liveaboard cruise at a bargain price. Contact us for early booking discounts and special deals!
Hotel transfers, meals and accommodation onboard, snacks, tea, coffee, soft drinks, fruit, dive guides, tanks and weights.
Flights, hotel accommodation on land, Marine Park Fees, any fuel surcharge, equipment rental, Nitrox tanks, alcoholic drinks.
Equipment Rental Prices
Thai Baht 500 per day (B2,000 total)
Marine Park Fees
THB1600 per person (payable onboard)
Now NO fuel surcharge!
Pick up from hotel or airport between 17:00 to 22:00 and transfer to Tap Lamu Pier one hour north of Phuket. Sail at 11pm. Arrive Similans at 3am.
Day 1: Four dives at Anita Reef, East of Eden, Elephant Head Rock and Turtle Bay.Day 2: Four dives at Christmas Tree Point, North Point, Snapper Alley and Koh Bon.Day 3: Three Dives at Richelieu Rock and one dive at Koh Tachai.Day 4: Two dives at Koh Bon and the Boon Sung Wreck. Arrive 3pm at Tap Lamu and transfer to hotel.
Cabins & Comforts
- Two Master Ensuite Cabins. All have double bed plus two single beds. - One Deluxe Ensuite Cabin with one double bed plus one single bed. - Two Deluxe Ensuite Cabins with two single beds. - Four Standard Cabins (Shared Bathroom) with two single beds. - All cabins air-conditioned. - Hot showers with fresh water. - Rooms serviced and cleaned daily. - Comfortable salon with TV and entertainment centre. - Outdoor dining areas. - Free tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks. - Great food. Both Thai and Western food. - Special dietary requirements catered for.
Technical & Safety Specification
- Length 24 metres, beam 7 metres. - Maximum speed 10 knots, cruising speed 8 knots. - Seven boat crew, one tour leader and three dive staff. - 2 x 400hp Hino engines. - 220v & 110v electrical outlets. - Auto Pilot. - Radar. - GPS. (Global Positioning System) - Depth finders. - Radios and satellite phone. - 10000 litre fresh water tank. - Two 20 person life rafts. - Life jackets in all cabins and also on deck. - First aid facilities. - Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks. - One large dinghy. - Nitrox & Trimix facilities.