4 days / 4 nights - 15 dives - MQ1


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Similan islands liveaboard boat Manta Queen 1

 

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 2017 -2018
Trip number
Departure date 
Arrival date
Trip 269
14 October
18 October
Trip 270
19 October
23 October
Trip 271
25 October
29 October
Trip 272
30 October
03 November
Trip 273
04 November
08 November
Trip 274
09 November
13 November 
Trip 275
14 November
18 November 
Trip 276
19 November
23 November 
Trip 277
24 November
28 November 
Trip 278
29 November
03 December 
Trip 279
04 December
08 December 
Trip 280
09 December
13 December 
Trip 281
14 December
18 December 
Trip 282
19 December
23 December 
Trip 283
24 December
28 December
Trip 284
29 December
02 January
Trip 285
03 January
07 January
Trip 286
08 January 
12 January 
Trip 287
13 January
17 January
Trip 288
18 January
22 January
Trip 289
23 January
27 January
Trip 290
28 January
01 February
Trip 291
02 February
06 February
Trip 292
07 February
11 February
Trip 293
12 February
16 February
Trip 294
17 February
21 February
Trip 295
22 February
26 February
Trip 296
27 February
03 March
Trip 297
04 March
08 March 
Trip 298
09 March
13 March
Trip 299
14 March
18 March
Trip 300
19 March
23 March
Trip 301
24 March
28 March
Trip 302
29 March
02 April
Trip 303
03 April
07 April
Trip 304
08 April
12 April
Trip 305
13 April
17 April
Trip 306
18 April
22 April
Trip 307
23 April
27 April
Trip 308
28 April
02 May
Trip 309
03 May
07 May
Trip 310
08 May
12 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.