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  • Twin Bed Non Ensuite Cabin28,000 THB per personAvailable: 4 seats
  • Twin Bed Ensuite Cabin30,000 THB per personAvailable: 10 seats
  • Double Bed Ensuite Cabin30,000 THB per personAvailable: 4 seats

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Manta Queen 1

(20 Reviews)
  • 5 Days & 4 Nights
  • Total Dives : 15
  • Max People 20
  • 24M / 6M
  • Rental Equip : Yes
  • Internet : Yes

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Details

The Manta Queen 1 offers an unparalleled scuba diving liveaboard experience with 5D / 4N trips on Manta Queen 1 : Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu rock and Boonsung wreck 

 

Join the true scuba diving liveaboard experience, book your trip aboard The Manta Queen 1 today!

 

The Manta Queen 1 is 24 meters long and 6 meters wide wooden hull built boat that is manned with 5 Dive Staff and 8 Boat Crew. This vessel accommodates 20 guests in comfortable air-conditioned cabins of which three different types are available: Twin bunk bed ensuite cabins, Double bed ensuite cabins  and Twin bunk bed non ensuite cabins to suit every need, each cabin has full air conditioning and comfortable beds. For relaxation, you can choose the air-conditioned indoor Saloon with flat-screen TV and entertainment area or the sun deck with mattresses located on the Top Deck.

Departure & Return Location

Thaplamu pier

Amenities & Services

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Food And drinks
  • Lounge/TV Area
  • Power Socket Adapters
Cabins
Twin Bed Non Ensuite Cabin

Comfortable Air-conditioned Cabin With 2 Single Bunks. Located On The Lower Deck. Shared Bathrooms.

  • Price: 28,000 THB per person
  • Room Size: 4 m²
  • Max. Occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 2 Bunk
  • Private Bathroom: No
  • Wifi on board : Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
Double Bed Ensuite Cabin

Comfortable air-conditioned cabin with a double bed and en-suite bathroom.

  • Price: 30,000 THB per person
  • Room Size: 6 m²
  • Max. Occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Private Bathroom: Yes
  • Wifi on board: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
Twin Bed Ensuite Cabin

Comfortable air-conditioned cabin with 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom.

  • Price: 30,000 THB per person
  • Room Size: 6 m²
  • Max. Occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 2 Bunk
  • Private Bathroom: Yes
  • Wifi on board: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
What to Expect

The Similan Islands and its Whale Sharks! Liveaboard trip in this area is one of the best scuba diving experiences you will find in Thailand. Its huge granite boulders with caverns and arches, lush greenery and white sand beaches ring the nine islands, completing the view from above water. The marine ecology in this area is unparalleled, colourful schools of fish, coral reefs, and endangered species that welcome divers like the Whale Sharks or Manta Rays. Look out for such photogenic little critters as ghost pipefish, sea moths, frogfish, ribbon eels and many different nudibranchs. Koh Tachai and Koh Bon, members of the Similan Island National Park, are visited en-route to Richelieu Rock in the Surin Marine Park, and offer more Pelagics, Napoleon Wrasse and Night Diving for Macro-Critters.

 

Whatever your scuba diving pleasure might be, the Similan and Surin Marine Parks are the dive destinations that will satisfy your desires and give you the trip of a lifetime.

The Food on Board

KSA Liveaboard is proud to offer the best tasting Thai-European Fusion Cuisine, freshly prepared by our onboard chefs on the whole Manta Queen Fleet. Our catering options can be adjusted for vegetarian/vegan divers as well. The use of Monosodium Glutamate is banned on all of our trips. If you are allergic to nuts or other food ingredients, please notify the staff during your check-in. All meals onboard are served freshly cooked from the onboard kitchen. Snacks and fruits are served in between dives.

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KSA Liveaboard 5 Days, 4 Nights Trip Route

Itinerary

North Andaman : 5 Days / 4 Nights / 15 Dives
Similan – Koh Bon – Koh Tachai – Richelieu – Boon Sung Wreck

Day 1 - Night Departure (“General” Trip Check In on Liveaboard runs from 6pm to 8:30pm)

06.00 PM – Start Check-in & Cabin allocation on Liveaboard at Thaplamu Pier – Khao Lak 
07.00 PM – General boat briefing. 
07.30 PM – Dinner onboard. 
08.00 PM – Equipment set up.

Day 2

07.00 AM – Wake up call 
07.30 AM – Safety/Dive Briefing 
07.45 AM – Dive briefing #1 “Similan Islands” 
09.00 AM – Breakfast 
11.30 AM – Dive briefing #2 “Similan Islands“ 
01.00 PM – Lunch 
03.30 PM – Dive briefing #3 “Similan Islands” 
05.00 PM – Snacks 
06.15 PM – Dive briefing #4 “Night Dive – Similan Islands” 
08.00 PM – Dinner

Day 3

06.00 AM – Wake up call 
06.30 AM – Dive briefing #5 “Similan Islands” 
08.00 AM – Breakfast 
10.30 AM – Dive briefing #6 “Similan Islands or Koh Bon, West Ridge” 
12.15 PM – Lunch 
01.45 PM – Dive briefing #7 “Koh Bon, West Ridge or Tachai Pinnacle” 
03.30 PM – Snacks 
05.30 PM – Dive briefing #8 “Tachai Pinnacle” 
07.30 PM – Dinner

Day 4

06.00 AM – Wake up call 
06.30 AM – Dive briefing #9 “Tachai Pinnacle” 
08.00 AM – Breakfast 
10.30 AM – Dive briefing #10 “Richelieu Rock” 
12.15 PM – Lunch 
01.45 PM – Dive briefing #11 “Richelieu Rock” 
03.30 PM – Snacks 
05.30 PM – Dive briefing #12 “Richelieu Rock” 
07.30 PM – Dinner 

Day 5

06.00 AM – Wake up call 
06.30 AM – Dive briefing #13 “Koh Bon Pinnacle” 
08.00 AM – Breakfast 
11.15 AM – Dive briefing #14 “Koh Bon” 
12.30 PM – Lunch 
02.00 PM – Dive briefing #15 “Boon Sung Wreck” 
03.15 PM – Departure briefing & Snacks 
04.30 PM – Return to the pier 
05.00 PM – Transfer to the check out lounge 
05.30 PM – Transfer to Your Hotel

Depending on location, you’ll arrive back to your hotel in Phuket at approximately 7pm – 8:30 pm.

What's Included

  • All meals onboard
  • Water, tea, coffee, fresh fruit, soft drinks (limited) and snacks (Good to have own re-useable water bottle on trip)
  • Towel for shower (Suggest guests bring own towel or sarong for sun deck or to dry off on dive deck after dive)
  • Wifi on board (normally only at Similan Island & Boonsung wreck)
  • 12-liter tanks for 15 dives - Weight belt/weights
  • Small group 4-5 diver : 1 dive lead
  • (When course is booked) PADI course E-manual and E-card Registration Fee
  • Round trip transfer from Khao lak area - Thaplamu pier
  • Round trip transfer from Phuket area - Thaplamu pier
  • 7% VAT
  • Toiletries

What's Excluded

  • Full set equipment rental – 2,000 THB per trip (BCD, REG, Mask, Snorkel, Full Foot Fins, Shorty wetsuit, Torch)
  • Dive computer rental - 1,000 THB per trip
  • Marine Park Fee (5D4N) –
    • Thai : 1,300 THB (diver), 300 THB (non diver)
    • Foreigner : 2,500 THB (diver), 1,500 THB (non diver)
  • Dive insurance – 1,100 THB per trip (Coverage 500,000 THB/pax)
  • Unlimited Nitrox package 2,500 THB per trip
  • 15-liter tanks - 2,500 THB/Trip/15 Dives (can only rent for all dives)
  • Full length 3mm wetsuit rental - 1,000 THB per trip
  • Prescription mask rental - 1,000 THB per trip
20 Reviews
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M NAEL Z

Solo Traveller

Everything was arranged perfectly, the staff made all efforts to satisfy dives. They are helpful, fully active, and straightforward. The Cabin was good and clean, food was very good in quantity and quality. I would suggest.

November 1, 2020

Henk B

Family Traveller

My daughter and I went on a 4 night liveaboard on the Manta Queen 1 and had a great time! The on boat crew and the dive crew were excellent, very helpful, good briefings (Xavier and Chris). Fairly new and good dive equipment. The boat has recently been renovated and all worked well on board. The bunk beds are a bit too hard for me but that is quite common in Thailand (hotels as well).
Diving condition’s at the Similan islands were a bit below expectation due to lower than expected visibility and frequent cold water front moving through. Conditions improved as we moved further north. Unfortunately we missed the Whale Shark (was spotted by two other groups during our trip) and no Manta Rays but a lot of other interesting marine live.
The only negative point I can mention:
We arrived 5 hrs too early and were allowed to use small swimming pool and aircon instruction room while waiting. The reason we were early is that we had to take an early flight as we were told not to arrive much later than 15:00 hrs at Phuket Airport and to be at the dive shop for briefing no later than 17:00 hrs for a departure at 18:00 hrs. At the end, due to very late passenger (2 divers) arrival we waited until after 20:00 hrs so in hindsight we could have avoided the long wait and take a later flight. No explanation was given as to why these two passengers were so late and why we had to wait.

December 14, 2019

Ming.H

Solo Traveller

I didn’t expect it could be such a lovely memorable experience after reading those bad reviews. But now I can tell more objectively after my first hand experience.
The whole process from enquiry, booking, check in, the trip to the end was very smooth. When I was searching for Manta Queen liveaboard, I was confused as I found many companies operated the booking. Khao Lak Scuba Adventures declares they are the owner of Manta Queen, so I got a lot of questions and comparisons for them. I read all the bad reviews and was quite cautious. Their enquiry consultant Stefan answered my questions patiently and replied promptly. He replied my emails right away even it was 10pm. The whole booking process was very organized and efficient. During the trip, everything was also well organized with a clear schedule. The cruise director Joe had a great leadership, very organized, responsible and his briefings were always funny and detailed. All the dive guides and cruise staff were friendly and helpful. They were strict with 1 to 4 guide to divers ratio and considered of the divers’ level, breathing when grouping. My guide Jonny is an experienced instructor who is reliable and thoughtful. There was once I was almost blew away by the strong currents, he responded quickly and effectively. We all had fun and felt safe diving with him.
There were 28 divers from different countries in the ship. The staff understand cultural diversity and respect the differences. I think those people who left bad reviews for complaining other divers are mean and narrow minded. We are all in the same boat, we go down diving together and come up together. You never know you could be the next one who needs help. Be kind and respectful, this is the spirit of diving!

December 12, 2019

Fifitravels

Solo Traveller

My daughter and I went on a 4 night liveaboard on the Manta Queen 1 and had a great time! The on boat crew and the dive crew were excellent, very helpful, good briefings (Xavier and Chris). Fairly new and good dive equipment. The boat has recently been renovated and all worked well on board. The bunk beds are a bit too hard for me but that is quite common in Thailand (hotels as well).
Diving condition’s at the Similan islands were a bit below expectation due to lower than expected visibility and frequent cold water front moving through. Conditions improved as we moved further north. Unfortunately we missed the Whale Shark (was spotted by two other groups during our trip) and no Manta Rays but a lot of other interesting marine live.
The only negative point I can mention:
I joined the Manta Queen 1 crew a few weeks ago and had such an amazing experience!
I’m an advanced open water and lost a bit of confidence diving a year ago so set a target of taking 10 dives out of 15 this time. Xavier, Max our hosts and their crew helped me gain confidence again through the briefings, trainings AND through them just being super relaxed and fun – they really made it super easy – I ended up doing 15 dives alongside a nitrox course (which I recommend!!!) and never felt pressurized at any point in the trip.
The crew and staff was professional, knowledgeable, fun and very friendly. Safety always came first. The boat was always super clean. The staff had small attentions which meant a lot to each of us.

The highlight of my trip was to dive with Tik, our DiveMaster. Although his overall interaction above surface was minimal, the way he communicated with us and the ocean under water was mesmerising. Just like an orchestra’s conductor. His love for the ocean was just naturally shared around him and he would find and show us all those underwater creatures.
My issues equalising just faded as we went down very slowly, Tik making sure I would be ok, never pressurising me or others.

The whole boat and dive experience was just perfect and I can completely understand why some people would return to this specific boat again and again and again…!

December 9, 2019

agal15

Solo Traveller

One of the best liveaboards ever. Great crew, beautiful dives.
We did a 4 night 5 day liveaboard on the Manta Queen 1. Helpful Thai staff, nice local food made fresh by our on board cook. Good and professional diving stuff.

November 9, 2019
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