4 days / 4 nights - 15 dives - MQ1


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Manta Queen 1 Liveaboard

 

 

This is a favorite Thailand liveaboard with many returning guests. Enjoy this 4 days / 4 nights Similan Island liveaboard trip with super dives in a relaxed atmosphere having plenty of time under and above water.

On this liveaboard trip you’ll do 15 dives at the best dive sides of the Andaman Sea: Similan Islands (5 dives), Koh Bon (4 dives), Koh Tachai (2 dives), Richelieu Rock (3 dives) and the Boonsung wreck (1 dive).

The motto here is DIVE - EAT - SLEEP – REPEAT

 

The dives are done in small groups of one dive guide with a maximum of 5 divers and for about 50 minutes.

The dive groups are based on experience and certification level.

This 4 days - 4 nights liveaboard trip is suitable for divers from beginner to experienced levels.

 

There is a wide variation across the dive sites with hard corals, bommies covered in soft coral, large granite boulders, rock walls and swim-throughs which will excite you every time again.

The life under water is just awesome. You can see big schools of barracudas, trevallies, sweetlips, snappers, emperors, fusiliers, batfish, butterflyfish, damselfish, surgeonfish and rabbitfish but also big fish like the napoleon wrasse, bump head parrotfish, giant groupers and triggerfish… and there are good chances to meet turtles, sting rays, sharks, the giant manta rays or whale sharks! Not to forget the beautiful tiny creatures like nudibranches, shrimps, crabs, seahorses, boxfishes, anglerfishes, pipefishes, ribbon eels… and so much more!

 

There is plenty of space on this Similan liveaboard to enjoy the time between the dives: There is the large sun deck to snooze away in a hammock or get tanned (don’t forget plenty of sun protection!), the sheltered lounge with HD-TV where you can watch the videos which are made during the dives and the open dining area to relax in the shadows, maybe searching in a fish guide book for the new and unknown friends you made during your dives. 

 

The dingy gives us the opportunity to spend some time on the beautiful white sand beaches at the Similan Islands (now only Similan Island beaches are open for visiting!), playing a game of football or volleyball and to climb up to some of the most stunning view points. Imagine yourself sitting on a scenic view point and watching the sky exploding in the most beautiful sunset!

 

M/V Manta Queen 1 is a spacious 27 m long and 5 m wide wooden boat and accommodates 22 guests in comfortable air conditioned cabins. There are three different types available: Twin bed cabins, Double bed cabins and 4 bed shared cabins to suit groups and families.

There are also 5 experienced dive staff members and 8 very helpful and friendly boat crew members on board to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable.

 

The boat is equipped with all the necessary safety features, VHF Radio, emergency oxygen unit and an extensive medic first aid kit as well as a life-raft, life jackets and –rings, fire extinguishers and Satellite Phones.

 

All meals on board of this Similan Island diving trip are freshly cooked in the onboard kitchen by two amazing cooks and are served in buffet style, usually a mix of Thai and European dishes. Snacks and fruits are served between dives and coffee, tea and drinking water are available all the time.

 

Doesn't this Thailand liveaboard trip fit your schedule? Take a look at the 4 other 4 days - 4 nights diving liveaboard trips:Manta Queen 3, Manta Queen 6 Manta Queen 7 or M/V Lapat.

 

Itinerary

Day 0

 Pick up from your accommodation in Khao Lak or Phuket 

. 17.00  PM   Arrival at the dive center, checking in

. 20.00  PM   Transfer to the liveaboard

. 21.00  PM   Dinner buffet

 

Day 1 : 4 Dives

 . 07:00 AM   Wakeup call 

                       Light Breakfast

. 07.30 AM   Liveaboard Briefing

. 08.00 AM   Dive 1 # Anita's Reef

. 09.00 AM   Full breakfast and time to relax

. 12.00 AM   Dive 2 # West of Eden

. 13.20 PM    Lunch buffet, time to relax and beach walk

. 15.30 PM    Dive 3 # Deep Six

. 16.30 PM    Time for relaxing, fruits and snacks

. 18.30 PM    Dive 4 # Honeymoon Bay

. 20.00 PM    Dinner buffet

. Overnight stay at Similan Island # 4

 

Day 2 : 4 Dives

. 06:30 AM    Wakeup call 

                        Light Breakfast

. 07.00 AM    Liveaboard Briefing

. 07.30 AM    Dive 5 # Elephant head Rock

. 08.45 AM    Full breakfast and time to relax and beach walk

. 11.30 AM    Dive 6 # Koh Bon, West Ridge

. 12.45 PM    Lunch buffet, time to relax and beach walk

. 13.45 PM    Dive 7 # Koh Bon, West Ridge

. 15.00 PM    Time for relaxing, fruits and snacks

. 17.00 PM    Dive 8 # Koh Bon

. 19.00 PM    Dinner buffet

 

. Overnight stay at Koh Tachai

 

Day 3 : 4 Dives

. 06:00 AM   Wakeup call 

                       Light Breakfast

. 06.30 AM    Liveaboard Briefing

. 07.00 AM    Dive 9 # Koh Tachai Pinnacle

. 08.00 AM    Full breakfast and time to relax 

. 11.00 AM    Dive 10 # Richelieu Rock

. 12.00 AM    Lunch buffet, time to relax

. 14.00 PM    Dive 11 # Richelieu Rock

. 15.00 PM    Time for relaxing, fruits and snacks

. 17.00 PM    Dive 12 # Richelieu rock

. 19.00 PM    Dinner buffet

. Overnight stay at Koh Tachai

 

Day 4 : 3 Dives

. 06:00 AM    Wakeup call

                        Light Breakfast

. 06.30 AM    Liveaboard Briefing

. 07.00 AM    Dive 13 # Koh Bon Pinnacle

. 08.15 AM    Full breakfast and time to relax 

. 10.00 AM    Dive 14 # L Koh Bon, West Ridge

. 11.30 PM    Lunch buffet, time to relax

. 13.15 PM    Dive 15 # Boonsung wreck

. 16.00 PM    Arrival at Tab Lamub Pier

. 17.30 PM    Arrival at the dive center

. 17.30 PM    Transfer to accommodation in Khao Lak or Phuket

 

Schedule

​Departure schedule Manta Queen 1 - 4 days / 4 nights
Season 2018 -2019
Trip number
Departure date 
Arrival date
Trip 312
14 October
18 October
Trip 313
19 October
23 October
Trip 314
24 October
28 October
Trip 315
29 October
02 November
Trip 316
03 November
07 November
Trip 317
08 November
12 November 
Trip 318
13 November
17 November 
Trip 319
18 November
22 November 
Trip 320
23 November
27 November 
Trip 321
28 November
02 December 
Trip 322
03 December
07 December 
Trip 323
08 December
12 December 
Trip 324
13 December
17 December 
Trip 325
18 December
22 December 
Trip 326
23 December
27 December
Trip 327
28 December
01 January
Trip 328
02 January
06 January
Trip 329
07 January 
11 January 
Trip 330
12 January
16 January
Trip 331
17 January
21 January
Trip 332
22 January
26 January
Trip 333
27 January
31 January
Trip 334
01 February
05 February
Trip 335
06 February
10 February
Trip 336
11 February
15 February
Trip 337
16 February
20 February
Trip 338
21 February
25 February
Trip 339
26 February
02 March
Trip 340
03 March
07 March 
Trip 341
08 March
12 March
Trip 342
13 March
17 March
Trip 343
18 March
22 March
Trip 344
23 March
27 March
Trip 345
28 March
01 April
Trip 346
02 April
06 April
Trip 347
07 April
11 April
Trip 348
12 April
16 April
Trip 349
17 April
21 April
Trip 350
22 April
26 April
Trip 351
27 April
01 May
Trip 352
02 May
06 May
Trip 353
07 May
11 May

Boat Info

MQ 1


Technical Specifications

  • Length: 27 meters
  • Width: 5 meters
  • Hull: wood
  • Engines: 2 x Hino 350 HP
  • Generators: 1 x 40 KW 1x 50 KW
  • Cruising Speed: 8-9 knots
  • Navigation:
     GPS satellite navigation

     

         Sonar
         Compass

  • Boat Crew: 

       1 Captain
       1 Engineer
       4 Deckhands
       2 Cooks

  • Dive Crew: 

        1 Tour leader
        1 Blender
        4 multilingual Divemaster/Instructors

  • Safety

        VHF Radio
        Emergency
        Oxygen Unit
         Life-raft
         Life-jackets/rings
         First Aid Kit
         Satellite Phones

Prices

MQ 1
MQ1 4 Bed Cabin
฿20,900.00
MQ1 Twin Bed Cabin
฿22,900.00
MQ1 Doublebed
฿22,900.00

 

Included in the liveaboard prices are:
  • Transfer from and back to Khao Lak.
  • 24 Hour diving medical service on the liveaboard 
  • Experienced dive guide ( maximum 5 guest with 1 dive guide )
  • All meals, coffee, tea, drinking water, snacks & fruits.
  • Towels and shampoo

Not included in the prices are

  • National park and diving fees
  • Price : 1.800.- Baht
  • Full set of diving equipment : regulator, long or short wetsuit, bcd, pressure gauge, depth gauge, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, tank, weightbelt  
  • Price 1.600.- Baht ( 400.- Baht per day )
  • Transfer from Phuket available for 250 Baht per person for one way. 500 Baht for a round trip.
Time for pick up from Phuket        
Rawai Green Leaf Gasoline station                                     12.30 - 12.40
Chalong Pier                                                       12.45 - 12.50
Kata ( from guests accommodation )                                          13.15 - 13.30
Karon (from guests accommodation ) 13.30 - 13.50
Patong (from guests accommodation ) 14.10 - 14.50
Phuket Town Rassada Pier                                                      14.45 - 15.10
PhuketTown McDonalds/Robinson Shopping Mall          14.45 - 15.10
Kamala (from guests accommodation )  15.10 - 15.30
Surin (from guests accommodation )     15.40 - 16.00
Bang Tao (from guests accommodation )                            15.40 - 16.00
* Phuket Airport                                                     16.00 - 16.30
               
Pick up from you accommodation in Khao Lak between 17.00 -17.30   

 

* International arrivals at the new terminal at the entrance gate 4

* Domestic flights in front of the Burger King Restaurant on the upper floor


Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

The Similan islands, Koh Bon , Koh Tachai and Richelieu rock are parts of Marine National parks.

The parks are open from the 15th of October till the 15th of May. From the 16th of May till the 14th of October the National parks are closed. Visiting the islands or dive sites is not allowed.

From the of May to the beginning of October the  Southwest Monsoon comes to Thailand from the Indian Ocean and impacts the Andaman Coast. Then the sea waters of the Andaman Coast are disturbed, weather conditions can change very quickly and high waves can make travelling at sea quit a challenge. 

For the 2 days – 1 nights liveaboard trip there is a pick up service for the Khao Lak area.

For the 3 days – 3 nights, 4 days – 4 days and 5 days – 5 nights liveaboard trip there is a pick up service for the Khao Lak area and the major tourist towns on Phuket, including Phuket  airport.

From Bangkok you can take flight to Phuket airport  and from there a taxi to Khao Lak. It’s also possible to take a night bus from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal ( Sai Tai Mai Bus station)  to Khao Lak which takes about an 11 hours .

From Koh Samui, Koh Phang an and Kao Tao you can take a ferry to Surthani and from there the bus Khao Lak.

From Phuket  you can take a bus to Khao Lak. The bus starts at Phuket town bus station and it takes about  2 -2 1/2 hours to Khao Lak.

The maximum depth permitted on all trips is 30 meters, 99 feet for Open Water Divers with the Deep Adventure Dive certification, Advanced Divers, Rescue Divers, Divemasters and Instructors.

Open Water Divers without any additional Deep training will not be permitted to dive deeper than 18 meters, 59 feet.

The maximum depth for Junior open water divers 10 or 11 years old is 12 meters. The maximum depth for junior open water divers 12 years and older is 18 meters.

The maximum depth for Junior advanced open water divers between the age of 12 and 14 years old is 21 meters.

 

Yes, all meals are included in the price as well as coffee, tea and water. Th meals are served in buffet style. Vegetarian meals are possible . During the day fruits are served. All other drinks ordered have to be paid separately.