Manta Queen III Similans liveaboard, offer divers scuba diving in Phuket an easy and affordable option to dives from a Similan Island Liveaboard in the Andaman Sea. Manta Queen III is exceptionally priced, and caters not only to budget conscious scuba divers and travellers. Manta Queen III is a very nice scuba diving liveaboard at with a low price.
Manta Queen III accommodates her guests in air-conditioned cabins that are basic but very comfortable. There are four different cabin types to choose from, the cheapest is the four-berth bunk bed cabin. They also have a master cabin, two twin en-suite cabins, and two twin cabins with shared bathrooms. Manta Queen III is an excellent choice for divers who want to dive the Similan Islands from a budget conscious and value for money SImilans liveaboard.
Manta Queen III Similans liveaboard, is a large stable boat built for the liveaboard diving market. She has a huge sundeck where guests can relax between dives, and an indoor saloon with an entertainments system. The Diving from Manta Queen III will follow a tried and tested itinerary, with diving in the Similans, Koh Bon which is a Manta hop spot, and the highlight of the trip, Richelieu Rock. Guests are kept fed after each dive, and the food on Manta Queen III, is mixture of Thai and Western cuisine.
Reports from our Manta Queen III guests are always positive. This is probably one of the best Similan liveaboards at a budget price. Transfers are available from Phuket for 250 THB each way. Similan Marine Park fees cost 1,800 THB for this four-night trip. The price for the Manta Queen 3 Similans liveaboard includes a full set of equipment. If guests have their own equipment they receive a 1,600 THB discount from the trip price.
Schedules, Prices & Itinerary MV Manta Queen 3 offers her guests a single four-day and four-night schedule. Fifteen great dives in the Similan Islands, as well as at superb dive sites at Koh Bon, and the famous Richelieu Rock are included.
Transfers from Phuket can be arranged for 250 THB each way, and should be arranged with us prior to the trip departure. The pick-up times in Phuket start at around 3:30pm on departure day. Airport transfers are scheduled for 6:00pm. 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. If guests don't wish to use the transfer, they need to check in at the dive centre at Khao Lak between 6:30pm and 7:00pm.
Departure Day: Guests will board the Manta Queen III at around 8:00pm 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 9:00pm 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: Two more dives in the Similan Islands and a couple of dives at Koh Bon (Manta Rays hopefully). Day 3: Possibly a dive in the Surin Islands, and then three dives at Richelieu Rock, one of the best dive sites in Thailand. Day 4: Two more dives at Koh Bon, with a final dive at the Boonsung Wreck before heading east back to Khao Lak where guests disembark at around 3:30pm and transfer back to their Phuket or Khao Lak hotels.
Prices Manta Queen III - 4 Days / 4 Nights - 15 Dives
Four Bed Shared Cabin - 21,500 THB per person
Twin Cabin Shared Bathroom - 23,500 THB per person
Twin En-suite Cabin - 24,500 THB per person
Twin Master Cabin - 27,500 THB per person
*We don't charge an additional surcharge for online / credit card deposits we take* *If you have your own full set of dive gear you receive a discount of 1,600 THB*
Price Includes A full set of dive equipment, professional dive guides, 15 dives, all meals onboard, accommodation onboard, snacks, fruit, tea, coffee, water.
Price Excludes Transfers from and back to Phuket if required, are 250 THB each way. Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, optional dive computer rental, and marine park fees at 1,800 THB per person.
Notes Transfers (250 THB each way if required) start in the afternoon of the departure from Phuket, and work their way up to Khao Lak. For example, pick-ups in Patong Beach in Phuket hare scheduled from 4:10pm to 4:50pm, and the airport pick up at 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Guests will stop off at the office in Khao Lak to complete any paper work and pay outstanding balances, before heading to the boat moored close by at the pier in Tab Lamu. The boat departs for Similans at around 9:00pm for an overnight journey to the Similans. The boat returns to the pier four nights later at around 3:30pm, and guests can transfer back to their Khao Lak, or Phuket hotels.
Flying after diving recommendations state that after multiple dives on multiple days, divers should leave a minimum of 24 hours before flying. This translates to no flying until after 12:00pm (Midday) the day after your trip returns.
*All itineraries are for example purposes only and are subject to change due to weather conditions or at the captain's discretion. Marine parks fees subject to change.
-One master cabin -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. -12,000 litre fresh water tank. -One life raft. -Life jackets. -First aid facilities. -Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks. -One large dinghy.