4D4N 11 Dives Koh Lipe Trip Information – MV DiveRACE Class E

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for booking with MV DiveRACE Class E 🙂

We are excited and looking forward to having you on board with us very soon! 


TRIP DETAILS

This is to provide you information for the trip you have booked on board MV DiveRACE Class E departing to Koh Lipe for 4D4N 11 dives liveaboard trip. 

Dinner would be served onboard on the date of the trip departure. There will be a Boat Briefing, Cabin Allocation and the General Plan for the trip.

Do inform us if you have any special dietary needs so that we are able to prepare in advance.

Please bring along your Diving Certification for verification on board.


CONTACT IN THAILAND

In the event of any issues, please contact via whatsapp or LINE:

Miss Kay (Office Manager):                    +66 92-455-4263


PICK UP POINT / TIMING

Please make your way to the Door 7 / 8 of the Hatyai International Airport. There is a seating area inside and outside the airport that guests can wait at please. The Pick up timing from the Airport is 1600hrs.

!! Guests who are unable to make the pick-up timing would be required to arrange for alternative or private transfers. Please inform us if you require such arrangements and we will get back to you with the pricing.


DEPARTURE INFORMATION

We will be departing from Pak Bara Pier (Satun area).

For guests that make their own way to the boat, please take note that the boat will only be ready to receive you from 1600hrs onwards.

Do note that there will be a 1000THB Marine Park Fees that would be collected in cash on board. The exact amount will be confirmed when guests are on board.


RULES / LAW From TARUTAO ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Guests must have scuba diving insurance before entering the national park. You can purchase it HERE.

Guests must be scuba certified (minimum open water certification) prior to the liveaboard dive trip.

Guests are NOT allowed to bring single use plastic (eg. Mineral water bottle, plastic bags) to the Tarutao National Park. We advise guests to bring their own personal reusable water bottle for the trip.

Guests are NOT allowed to use sunscreen with harmful chemicals during the trip. Please see more information HERE

Anyone who flouts the rules will be liable for fines & punishment by the National Park.


ITEMS TO BRING

1. CASH (all bills on board are collected only in THAI BAHT)

Please find the pricing list for items such as rental gear, nitrox, drinks, miscellaneous HERE.

2. Personal Dive Equipment – BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Wetsuit, Torch, Dive Computer, SMB, etc

3. Personal Medication

4. Dive Certification + Dive Insurance documentation

5. Passport

6. Toiletries – Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Toothpaste


WHAT DOES DIVERACE PROVIDE?

1. Bath Towels (1 for the trip) + Pool Towel (1 for the trip) – feel free to bring your personal towel if you would like extra.

2. Blankets / Linen

3. Snacks (eg. Bread / tea / coffee / milk / biscuits / spreads)

4. Seasick pills 

5. Hot towel, drink and fruits after every dive

The 230V sockets on board are international type that allows for different plugs.


ARRIVAL POINT

We will be returning to Pak Bara Pier (Satun area) on Sunday afternoon and will reach at approximately 2030hrs

There would be a transfer on the date of the trip arrival (Monday) back to the airport. Disembarkment from the liveaboard is at 0900hrs and estimated time of arrival at the airport will be at 1100hrs.


DIVE SITES ITINERARY

Water temperature is expected to be at 26 to 29 degrees Celsius.

Please note that dive sites and dive schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea conditions. We will plan the dives so that we get the best possible dive conditions.

Thurs DAY 1: Pick up from Airport + Trip Departure

Fri DAY 2: Koh Talang Reef, Stone Henge, Koh Talang Steps (4 dives) / land visit to Koh Lipe at night

Sat DAY 3: 8 Mile Rock, Koh Useng (4 dives)

Sun DAY 4: Koh Sawang, Koh Hin Zorn, Koh Lokoi (3 dives) / Sail back to Pak Bara Pier

Mon DAY 5: Trip Arrival + Transfer back to Airport

Most of the dive sites have explorable depths that are deeper than 18m. To fully appreciate and explore the sites, we recommend guests to be advanced certified or deep diver certified. Please inform our Cruise director on board if you wish to partake in the Advanced Open Water Course.


DIVING INSURANCE

We strongly recommend that each guest purchases comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation/interruption insurance when space is reserved. Please be advised that if guests choose NOT to purchase the trip insurance, we will not be responsible for any financial disappointment caused by reasons beyond our control!

In the event that it will be necessary for DiveRACE to change, cancel or interrupt the trip due to any accident or bad weather, there will not be any refund. 

Guests are recommended to get DiveAssure insurance with the Liveaboard Rider to ensure they are well covered in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. For more information, please refer here: https://diverace.com/insurance-matters/

If your personal insurance covers extreme sports such as diving, please ensure that it covers medical as well as evacuation too. 


Thank you for reading until the end! If you have any other questions, please email to [email protected] or check our FAQs to have your queries answered!

Looking forward to having you on board already!

Have a great day!

Lionel Lim

Always wonder how awesome it would be to talk to fishes