3 days / 3 nights - 11 dives - Similan islands - MQ5


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Similan islands liveaboard MQ 5

 

 

Do you have a fully planned holiday schedule but still want to do some Similan live aboard diving? Then this Similan Islands liveaboard scuba diving trip is perfect for you!

3 days and 3 nights you will be cruising around the Similan Islands and Koh Bon enjoying the best Thailand liveaboard diving and the tropical landscape of the beautiful Similan Islands and Koh Bon.

On this Similan Islands liveaboard trip you are going to do 11 dives at the best dive sites at the Similan islands, Koh Bon and the famous Boonsung wreck. The Similan Islands are quite easy to dive what makes this South Thailand liveaboard trip perfect for novice divers. . . but at the same time the diving here is exciting enough that advanced divers don’t get bored either.

The groups you are diving in are small: maximum 5 divers with one professional dive guide. These dive groups are based on certification level and experience.

So, what does your liveaboard tour looks like?

At the departure day you will be picked up at your Phuket accommodation in the afternoon or at your Khao Lak accommodation in the early evening. The registration happens in the Khao Lak dive center and the transfer to the boat will be around 8 pm. Upon arrival at the Similan Island liveaboard you will get a general boat briefing, the cabins are allocated, dinner will be served and you can set up your Equipment.

On the morning of the first day you awake early at the Similan Islands and the entire day you will dive around the Similan Island, 4 dives at different dive sites altogether. Between the dives there is plenty of space on this Similan Islands liveaboard boat to relax and enjoy the time: You’ve got the open dining area and a large sundeck on top of the liveaboard with sunny and shaded areas. In the afternoon you can use the dinghy to spend some time on the beautiful beaches. Important Note: The National Park administration allows visitors now only on the Similan Island beaches!

On day 2 there are 3 dives again around the Similan Islands and for your sunset dive the Thailand liveaboard will take you north to the island Koh Bon.

Day 3 brings 2 more exciting dives at Koh Bon, including the stunning Koh Bon Pinnacle (covert in yellow corals) for the early morning dive with the chance to see schooling batfish and barracudas or even the majestic manta rays. While you having lunch and relax again, the Similan Island liveaboard is heading back towards the harbor but will stop for your last dive of this trip at the amazing Boonsung wreck. You will arrive at the Khao Lak dive center in the afternoon and about half an hour later you are on your way back to your resorts in Phuket or Khao Lak.

The M/V Manta Queen V is a 26 meter long and 5 m wide wooden vessel which accommodates 22 guests in spacious twin bed air conditioned cabins. 5 experienced dive staff and 6 friendly and helpful boat crew members will take good care for you throughout your entire Similan Island liveaboard trip.

All tasty meals onboard (a variety of Thai and Western dishes) are freshly cooked and served in buffet style. Vegetarian or vegan meals are available and there is no use of Monosodium Glutamate. If you are allergic to Nuts or other food ingredients please tell the staff during your check in at the dive center!  Snacks and fruits are served in between the dives.

Itinerary

Departure Day

Pick up from your resort in Khao Lak or Phuket 

  • 19.00  PM   Arrival at the dive center, checking in
  • 20.00  PM   Transfer to the liveaboard
  • 20.30  PM   General boat briefing
  • 20.45  PM   Cabin location
  • 21.00  PM   Equipment set up
  • 21.00  PM   Light dinner buffet

 

Day 1 : 4 Dives

  • 06.15 AM   Wakeup call /  Light Breakfast
  • 06.45 AM   Dive and safety briefing
  • 07.30 AM   Dive 1 # Similan islands
  • 09.00 AM   Full breakfast and time to relax
  • 10.45 AM   Dive 2 # Similan islands
  • 12.15 PM    Lunch buffet, time to relax and beach walk
  • 13.45 PM    Dive 3 # Similan islands
  • 16.30 PM    Time for relaxing, fruits and snacks
  • 17.00 PM    Dive 4 # Similan islands
  • 19.00 PM    Dinner buffet
  • Overnight stay at a bay at the Similan islands

 

Day 2 : 4 Dives

  • 06.00 AM   Wakeup call /  Light Breakfast
  • 06.30 AM    Dive 5 # Similan islands
  • 08.00 AM    Full breakfast and time to relax
  • 10.30 AM    Dive 6 # Similan islands
  • 12.15 PM    Lunch buffet, time to relax
  • 13.45 PM    Dive 7 # Similan islands
  • 16.00 PM    Time for relaxing, fruits and snacks
  • 17.00 PM    Dive 8 # Similan islands
  • 19.00 PM    Dinner buffet
  • Overnight stay at a bay at the Similan islands

 

Day 3 : 3 Dives

  • 05.45 AM   Wakeup call /  Light Breakfast
  • 06.15 AM    Dive 9 # Koh Bon Pinnacle
  • 08.00 AM    Full breakfast and time to relax 
  • 19.00 AM    Dive 10 # Koh Bon, Westridge
  • 11.45 AM    Lunch buffet, time to relax
  • 12.30 AM    Dive 11 # Boonsung wreck
  • 13.30 PM    Snack and fruits, departure briefing
  • 15.00 PM    Arrival at the dive center
  • 15.30 PM    Transfer to your resort in Khao Lak or Phuket

Schedule

Departure schedule Manta Queen 5 liveaboard  3 days / 3 nights
Season 2018 - 2019 
Trip number 
Departure date
Arrival date
Trip 196
25 October
28 October
Trip 197
29 October
01 November
Trip 198
02 November
05 November
Trip 199
06 November
09 November
Trip 200
10 November
13 November
Trip 201
14 November
17 November
Trip 202
18 November
21 November
Trip 203
22 November 
25 November 
Trip 204
26 November 
29 November 
Trip 205
30 November
03 December
Trip 206
04 December
07 December
Trip 207
08 December
11 December
Trip 208
12 December 
15 December 
Trip 209 
16 December 
19 December 
Trip 210 
20 December 
23 December 
Trip 211
24 December 
27 December
Trip 212 
28 December
31 December
Trip 213 
01 January
04 January 
Trip 214 
05 January
08 January
Trip 215 
09 January
12 January
Trip 216
13 January
16 January
Trip 217
17 January
20 January
Trip 218
21 January
24 January
Trip 219
25 January
28 January
Trip 220
29 January
01 February
Trip 221
02 February
05 February
Trip 222
06 February
09 February
Trip 223
10 February
13 February
Trip 224
14 February
17 February
Trip 225
18 February
21 February
Trip 226
22 February
25 February
Trip 227
26 February
01 March
Trip 228
02 March
05 March
Trip 229
06 March
09 March
Trip 230
10 March
13 March
Trip 231
14 March
17 March
Trip 232
18 March
21 March
Trip 233
22 March
25 March
Trip 234
26 March
29 March
Trip 235
30 March
02 April
Trip 236
03 April
06 April
Trip 237
07 April
10 April
Trip 238
11 April
14 April
Trip 239
15 April
18 April
Trip 240
19 April
22 April
Trip 241
23 April
26 April
Trip 242
27 April
30 April
Trip 243
01 May
04 May
Trip 244
05 May
08 May

Boat Info

MQ 5


This liveaboard is perfect for cruising around the Similan islands and Koh Boh

 
The  M/V Manta Queen V accommodates 22 guests in spacious twin bed air conditioned cabins. 
 

Technical specifications

Lenght : 26 Meters
Width: 5 meters
Hull: Wood
Engines: 2 x Hino 450 HP 10 cylinder
Generators: 1 x 40kW 1x 50kW
Compressor: x 2 (Air)
Cruising Speed: 8-9 knots
Navigation: GPS Sat. Navigation, Sonar, Compass

Crew

  • Boat Crew: 

       1 Captain
       1 Engineer
       4 Deckhands
       2 Cooks

  • Dive Crew: 

        1 Tour leader
        4 multilingual Divemaster/Instructors

Safety

Safety: VHF Radio, Emergency Oxygen Unit, Automatic Life-raft, Life-jackets/rings, First Aid Kit
 

Prices

MQ 5
Liveaboard MQ5 twin bed cabin
฿16,300.00

 

Included in the liveaboard prices are:
  • Transfer from and back to Khao Lak or Phuket*.
  • 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 : 1.100.- Baht
  • Full set of diving equipment : regulator, long or short wetsuit, bcd, pressure gauge, depth gauge, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, tank, weightbelt  
  • Price 1.200.- 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 17.30 -18.00   

* 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

Location & Dive Sites

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.