Manta Queen 7 Similans Liveaboard
Similans liveaboard Manta Queen 7 offers budget priced liveaboard dive trips to the Similans for five days & five nights. Her comprehensive itinerary includes some of the best diving in the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & of course the famous Richelieu Rock.
Similans & Surins
Prices From 19,500 Thai Baht
Max Guests 22
Cabins & Comforts
Dive Site Itinerary
Value for Money
Cabins & Comforts
Dive Site Itinerary
Value for Money
Manta Queen 7 Similans liveaboard
Manta Queen 7 was fully refurbished in 2018 and her Similans liveaboard guests can experience a total of nineteen great dives in & around the Similan & Surin Islands, including dives at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock. Manta Queen 7 is unique, in being the only Similans liveaboard to offer trips of five days & nights on all of her scheduled departure dates. The price is low, & although categorized as a budget similans liveaboard, standards are high, & onboard comforts are more than adequate. Similan Islands marine park scuba diving offers an abundance of interesting & diverse marine life to enthrall & delight even the most seasoned & experienced divers. Invariably, as Similan liveaboards head outside the Similan Islands towards the Surin Islands dive sites of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, & Richelieu Rock, the atmosphere tenses & the excitement grows as divers anticipate the possibility of encountering something big like a giant manta ray or a whale shark over the next few days. Manta Queen 7 Similans liveaboard operates from November until the middle of May. Guests should note that the Similan Islands are closed to all tourism, including scuba diving, from mid-May to mid-October every year.
This period of closure for the Similans National Marine Park provides a fallow period to encourage & allow the islands to recover & regenerate in peace after a busy tourist high season. Manta Queen 7 accommodates a maximum of twenty two divers in four different types of cabin. Subject to availability, guests can choose from a twin or double bed cabin with ensuite bathroom, a twin or double bed cabin with shared bathrooms, or a four person shared cabin with shared bathrooms.
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Manta Queen 7 Similan liveaboard offers evening departures every six days. As with nearly all Similans liveaboards, Manta Queen 7 departs from the pier north of Phuket, as it reduces the journey time to the Similans, & also the fuel costs. We can arrange return transfers from Phuket at a cost of 300 THB per person each way. Transfers are available on the departure & arrival days only, at scheduled times. The transfer shuttles will drop guests at the Manta Queen office near the pier, & once check in procedures are complete, guests will head off to the boat to meet the crew & have some dinner, before settling in for the overnight cruise to the Similan Islands. Guests will wake early to the stunning surroundings of the Similans & after a light breakfast, gear up & embark on their superb Similan Islands marine park scuba diving liveaboard.
Special Discounted Price for Manta Queen Liveaboards!
Book any Manta Queen liveaboard departing in October, November, December, April or May, and we'll discount the trip price by 3,000 Thai Baht. You will not find a better deal anywhere else!
We'll pay half of your V.A.T!!
All Manta Queen liveaboard bookings regardless of where you book them are subject to 7% VAT. For example, a Manta Queen liveaboard with a trip price costing 21,500 Thai Baht would incur an additional charge of 1,505 Thai Baht in VAT. Normally the customer would have to pay all of this, but we've decided to chip in and pay half the VAT for our guests.
Manta Queen 7 Prices & Itinerary
Similans – Five Nights – 19 Dives
Double Bed Cabin with Ensuite Bathroom – 27,500 THB per person
Twin Bed Cabin with Ensuite Bathroom – 27,500 THB per person
Twin Bed Cabin with Shared Bathroom – 24,500 THB per person
Four Bed Cabin with Shared Bathroom – 22,500 THB per person
*Trip prices do not include 7% 3.5% VAT
On departure day, pick-ups are available from Phuket Hotels/Phuket Airport at set fixed times dependent on location for only 300 Baht per person. Guests using this shuttle service will be transferred up to Khao Lak (2 hours North of Phuket) where MV Manta Queen 7 will be waiting. Once the procedures of a boat briefing, cabin allocation & equipment set-up have been completed, a light onboard dinner will be served. Cruise overnight to the Similan Marine Park.
Day 1 – Four dives at some of the best Similans dive sites including a night dive.
Day 2 –Four dives at Thailand’s top scuba diving destination the Similan National Marine Park.
Day 3 –Four dives with two dives at Koh Bon West Ridge & two dives at Tachai Pinnacle – both top Similan dive sites, where you can maybe see Mantas.
Day 4 –Four dives and five star Thailand liveaboard diving at the Surin Islands & Richelieu Rock.
Day 5 – Three dives at Koh Bon Pinnacle, Koh Bon West Ridge (Fingers crossed for some manta ray dives) & the Boonsung Wreck, before heading back to Khao Lak in the late afternoon. From here hotel transfers back to Phuket are available for 300 THB per person, with guests arriving at their pre-booked accommodation between 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm.
*Itineraries shown here are for example purposes only. The tour leader will select the best dive sites according to the conditions at the time.
Accommodation onboard, all meals, fresh fruits & snacks, drinking water, tea, coffee, nineteen dives, torch for night dives, towel, 12 litre tanks & weights, dive guide (5:1 ratio).
Flights, hotels, transfers from Phuket or Khao Lak are 300 THB each way. Similan Marine Park fees of 2,000 THB per person. Dive computers are 250 THB per day if required. Larger 15 litre tanks cost 150 THB per dive if required. A full set of dive equipment is available from us for 2,000 THB for the five day trip. Long wetsuits are usually an additional 200 THB per day, but if requested at time of booking, we’ll include them with no additional charge, for guests renting a full set of equipment from us. Nitrox is 150 THB per tank, or all nineteen dives on nitrox for 2,850 THB. Soft drinks & alcoholic drinks are also extra.
Flying After Diving Guidelines
Current Divers Alert Network (D.A.N.) guidelines state: After single no-decompression dives, a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. After multiple no-decompression dives per day, or multiple days of diving (Liveaboard diving included), a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.
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Manta Queen 7 Liveaboard Schedule
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Cabins & Comforts
- Two double bed ensuite cabins
- Six twin bunk bed ensuite cabins
- One twin bed cabin with shared bathroom
- One quad share cabins with shared bathroom
- All cabins are air-conditioned
- Three bathrooms with hot water showers
- Indoor saloon with HD-TV+DVD
- Outdoor dining area
- Shaded dive deck
- Sun deck with mattresses
- Camera rinse tanks
- Free water, tea & coffee, fruit and snacks
- Freshly cooked, healthy western & Thai cuisine
Technical & Safety Specification
- Type wood hull
- Length 27 metres, beam 5 metres
- Cruising speed 8-9 knots
- Two x Hino 450 HP 10 cylinder engines
- PS Sat. navigation, sonar, compass
- VHF radio
- 220v electrical outlets
- Life raft
- Life vests
- First aid kit
- Emergency oxygen
- Dedicated compressor for filling tanks
- Nitrox available
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