Manta Queen I and Manta Queen II, offer what are possibly the cheapest Similan Island Liveaboards in the Andaman Sea. They are exceptionally priced and offer budget travellers great scuba diving liveaboards at rock bottom prices. The Manta Queen I accommodates her guests in spacious air-conditioned cabins, that although basic, are still very comfortable. Backpackers love these two boats, as they provide fantastic value for money and enable budget travellers to enjoy a Similans Liveaboard at a price they can afford. The prices INCLUDE equipment rental charges, Similan Marine Park fees, and two way transfers from Phuket or Khao Lak, to the Manta Queen offices in Khao Lak. From there guests will take a short ride to where the boat is harboured at Tap Lamu Pier.
There is a big saloon and an expansive sun deck, where guests can relax in between dives. Of course, the saloon is equipped with a TV and DVD player, as well as a stereo where guests can watch movies or plug in their iPods. Food is a mixture of Thai and Western dishes and reports from the boat are good! These boats are based in Khao Lak. Two-way transfers to and from your Phuket or Khao Lak hotel are included in the trip price on the day of departure and arrival. The price also INCLUDES all Similan Islands National Marine Park fees. This is the BEST Similans liveaboard deal going!
This is a bargain dive trip in Thailand and an excellent way to enjoy a cheap Similans Liveaboard at a rock bottom price. Remember, the scuba diving is always excellent, whether you're diving from a luxury yacht or a backpackers budget boat. With prices this good, this trip is very popular, so early booking is advised.
Schedules, Prices & Itinerary
MV Manta Queen I offers her guests single four day and four night schedule. Fourteen great dives in the Similan Islands, as well as at superb dive sites at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the famous Richelieu Rock are included.
Complimentary pick-ups will be arranged with guests prior to the cruise departure. The pick-up time in Patong Beach for example will be at around 3pm on departure day. Transfers will be to the Manta Queen offices in Khao Lak just north of Phuket. The boat will depart from Tap Lamu port very close to Khao Lak.
Departure Day: Guests will board the Manta Queen I at around 7pm and will have time to assemble their dive equipment, receive a comprehensive boat briefing and eat some dinner. The boat departs for the Similan Islands at around 8pm and cruises overnight while the guests relax onboard and get some sleep. Day 1: Wake up calls we be early at around 6:30am and guests can eat a light breakfast before the first dive at 7:30am. There will be three day dives and one night dive in the Similan Islands. Guests are welcome to visit the islands between dives for some fun and sightseeing. Day 2: Another four dives in the Similan Islands Day 3: Four dives at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Day 4: Two dives at Koh Tachai and Koh Bon, before heading east back to Khao Lak where guests disembark at around 3pm. Transfer back to Phuket or Khao Lak hotel.
Prices for MV Manta Queen I Itinerary (4 Days & 4 Nights / 14 Dives)
Four Bunk Bed Shared Cabin - Thai Baht 19,300 ALL INCLUSIVE! Twin or Double Bed Cabin Main - Thai Baht 21,800 ALL INCLUSIVE!
Marine park fees, full set of scuba diving equipment, torches for night dives, professional dive guides, 14 dives, all meals onboard, accommodation onboard, snacks, fruit, tea, coffee, water, access to the chamber, accident insurance, two way transfer / hotel pick-up from Phuket or Khao Lak hotel to Manta Queen offices.
Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, dive computers.
Notes Please bring a towel, as they are NOT included. Non-divers price is B15,200 in a quad cabin or B17,700 in a double / twin cabin.
All itineraries are for example purposes only and are subject to change due to weather conditions or at the captains discretion. Marine parks fees subject to change.
Cabins & Comforts
- Nine air-conditioned cabins. - Three bathrooms. - All cabins air-conditioned. - Hot showers with fresh water. - TV and entertainment centre. - Outdoor dining area. - Free tea, coffee and snacks. - A mixture of Thai and Western food. - Special dietary requirements catered for. - Good sun deck with panoramic views.
Technical & Safety Specification
- Length 26 metres, beam 5.5 metres. - Maximum speed 11 knots, cruising speed 10 knots. - GPS (Global Positioning System) - Depth finders. - Radios and cellular phone. - 12000 litre fresh water tank. - One life raft. - Life jackets. - First aid facilities. - Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks. - One large dinghy.