Manta Queen 8 Similans Liveaboard
Manta Queen 8 Similans liveaboard is the latest addition to the Manta Queen liveaboard stable. Enjoy fantastic Similans scuba diving from this comfortable & budget friendly liveaboard on an ideal four-day schedule visiting Similan dive sites, as well the Surin dive sites of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, & Richelieu Rock.
Similans & Surins
Prices From 21,500 Thai Baht
Max Guests 24
Cabins & Comforts
Dive Site Itinerary
Value for Money
Cabins & Comforts
Dive Site Itinerary
Value for Money
Manta Queen 8 Similans liveaboard
Manta Queen 8 Similans liveaboard runs trips which span five days & nights & includes nineteen awesome dives at the best dive sites Thailand has to offer. Manta Queen liveaboards stick to a similar formula which is offering guests scuba diving liveaboards at affordable prices. Don’t expect marbled bathrooms & gold taps on Manta Queen liveaboards, but do expect five star scuba diving offered by the Similan Islands & surrounding scuba diving hotspots including Koh Bon, a manta ray cleaning station, Koh Tachai which attracts both mantas & whale sharks, & Richelieu Rock an amazing dive site overflowing with a diversity of marine life, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
If you’ve been clicking through the Manta Queen boats you’ll have worked out a while ago that they’re all very similar. There are several reasons though, why you should consider booking Manta Queen trips with us. We’re honest. Ask us a question & you’ll get a straight answer. We don’t charge credit card surcharges. We have comfortable fins & long wetsuits available on request at no additional cost. I believe the charge elsewhere for small things like this that make a difference is around 200 THB per item.
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Manta Queen 8 liveaboard departs in the evenings from the pier close to Khao Lak. We’re happy to organise return transfers from Phuket if you require them.The transfers cost 300 THB per person each way, & are available on departure & arrival days at specific times from areas in Phuket. Guests check in for the trip at the office in Khao Lak, then head to Manta Queen 8 moored around ten minutes away. The crew are friendly & experienced dive professionals, & supplement their income by offering PADI nitrox courses or extras on the boat. It’s beneficial be certified as an advanced diver, but not essential. If you want to take the nitrox course or rent a camera that’s cool, but if you feel the dive staff are badgering you into it, a firm no thank you works well. We highly recommend Manta Queen 8 & all the Manta Queen liveaboards, & guests invariably give us positive feedback about these budget Similans liveaboards.
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 8 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
*Trip prices do not include 7% 3.5% VAT
Transfers for Manta Queen 8 liveaboards are available on departure & arrival days for 300 THB per person each way at scheduled times, depending on location. Guests will be transferred to Manta Queen’s office just north of Phuket. Once onboard Manta Queen 8 boat formalities such as briefings, cabin allocation & equipment set-up will be carried out, followed by dinner. MV Manta Queen 8 will then cruise overnight to the Similan Islands.
Day 1 – Four dives in the Similan Islands including a night dive.
Day 2 – Four dives at the Similans, Koh Bon West Ridge where it’s often possible to see manta rays, and Tachai Pinnacle.
Day 3 – Four dives at Koh Bon where there’s a chance to dive with manta rays, & Koh Tachai.
Day 4 – Four dives at Richelieu Rock, one of the best dive sites in Thailand.
Day 5 – Three dives at Koh Bon Pinnacle & West Ridge with a final dive at the Boonsung Wreck, before sailing back to Khao Lak in the late afternoon. Transfers are available back to Phuket hotels for 300 THB per person, arriving between in Phuket at 6:00 pm to 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 2,280 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.
Similan Islands Diving Liveaboards
Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss making a provisional booking.
Manta Queen 8 Liveaboard Schedule
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Cabins & Comforts
- Four double bed cabins with ensuite bathrooms
- Six twin bed cabins with ensuite bathrooms
- Two twin bed cabins with shared bathrooms
- All cabins are air-conditioned
- Hot showers with fresh water
- Rooms serviced and cleaned daily
- Large TV and entertainment centre
- Indoors dining area
- Comfortable outside seating area
- Indoor air-conditioned saloon with home entertainment system
- Free tea, coffee and snacks
- A mixture of Thai and Western food
- Special dietary requirements catered for
- Very large and well designed dive deck
- Fantastic sun deck with panoramic views
Technical & Safety Specification
- 24 maximum guests
- Length 27 metres, beam 7 metres
- Maximum speed 15 knots, cruising speed 10 knots
- 2 x 315 hp Cummins engines
- 220v electrical outlets
- SOLAS navigation and safety equipment
- GPS (Global Positioning System)
- Depth finders
- Radios and satellite phone
- Two 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 facilities
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