Custom-built as a liveaboard for diving in the Andaman Sea, MV Deep Andaman Queen is designed to showcase the best scuba diving in Burma in comfort and style. You can join cruises of 8 nights duration that take in both the Similan Islands and Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago.
The comfort and quality of the Deep Andaman Queen is evident in the choice of cabins. You can choose between Master, VIP and Budget cabin types. All cabins are air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with hot water. The Master cabin is enormous and enjoys panoramic views, a mini-bar and a full in-cabin entertainment system with TV DVD and music player. VIP cabins are on the main deck and have either twin or double beds. Budget cabins on the lower deck all have bunk beds. Taller guests will be pleased to note that all beds are at least 2m in length.
You may spend most of your time in the air-conditioned saloon, relaxing and enjoying the flat-screen TV where movies or diving photos can be shown. Fresh fruit, cakes, drinking water and hot drinks are available all day. You can also enjoy the open-air dining area, shaded from the sun, or soak up the rays on the sundeck.
On the dive deck, tanks are refilled in their stations, so you only need to assemble your scuba gear once at the start of your Burma liveaboard trip. The attentive crew will do all the carrying and lifting for you and help you to board the dive tenders. The large deck also features an enriched air nitrox system, so you can maximise your time in the waters of Burma.
So if you are seeking a Myanmar diving safari experience away from the crowds in remote tropical seas, but also want a degree of luxury and comfort, then allow the MV Deep Andaman Queen to take you there.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Phuket airport and hotels, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 18 per day) to be paid in advance, dive insurance, Burma marine park fees (currently approx. US$ 49), Myanmar entry fee US$ 200. Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 12 per park, from 01 February 2015 US$ 15 per park. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 8 per fill, US$ 116 for 7 nights), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Deep Andaman Queen departs in the evening from Khao Lak. A minibus service from all hotels in Phuket to and from the boat is provided (approximately a 2 hour transfer). For more information see our travel information section. We will help you apply for an entry permit beforehand. Read more details on Burma entry requirements.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 90% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below, which is equivalent to pay for 20 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge.
There's 1 Master double bed (200 x 240 cm) cabin and 5 Deluxe double bed (200 x 160 cm) or twin cabins on the main deck, and 3 Standard bunk cabins on the lower deck - 1 twin bed, 1 triple bed and 1 quad bed. All cabins are en-suite (private bathrooms).
Enriched air nitrox - 2 motorised dive tenders - 40m˛ dive deck & platform - air-conditioned saloon with DVD video & music - open-air dining area - sundecks with matresses - underwater cameras - laptop & CD burner - water dispenser
Diving limited to max. depth 30 metres for Advanced divers & 18 metres for Open Water divers
PADI scuba certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver and EANx