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MV Dolphin Queen

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A great option for budget liveaboard diving in Myanmar, is the MV Dolphin Queen. Running 5 night trips to the Mergui Archipelago, in and out of Ranong, it is the perfect choice for those on a backpacker budget or those with limited time.

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Length: 24 metres / 79 foot
Beam: 6 metres / 18 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 22
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Myanmar liveaboard, the Dolphin Queen
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24 divers can comfortably be accommodated on board in a range of cabin prices and cabin options. Each of the cabins enjoys air conditioning, however the 3 bathrooms are shared.

The upper deck's open air lounge is the place where guests normally choose to relax. It is here you can enjoy the entertainment system consisting of TV, DVD and CD Player. This area is also where you will dine, buffet style and with a fusion of Asian and Western cuisine on the menu. You can expect an array of tasty local Thai dishes. Fruit and drinks such as tea, coffee, water and soft drinks are unlimited throughout the day.

You may choose to escape to the sun deck to work on your tan, or enjoy the breezy views from the shade, or even to soothe away your diving strains with a traditional Thai massage. The sun deck features deck chairs as well as hammocks for maximum chill factor.

Enriched air nitrox is available for qualified divers on board the Dolphin Queen, so you can maximise your time on the best Burma diving cruise sites. After diving you can rinse off the salt water in 2 fresh water showers on the dive deck, or in one of the 3 bathrooms.

The trip price includes a full set of diving equipment. There is no need to bring your own unless you wish to, in which case you can enjoy a discount from the price. So if time or money are tight and you still want to be one of those divers lucky enough to taste Burma's underwater treasures, then the Dolphin Queen could be just the boat for you.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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November 2014
Dep: 15 Nov Ret: 21 Nov Burma South US$ 1,104
January 2015
Dep: 2 Jan Ret: 8 Jan Burma South US$ 1,104
Dep: 19 Jan Ret: 25 Jan Burma South US$ 1,104
February 2015
Dep: 4 Feb Ret: 10 Feb Burma South US$ 1,104
Dep: 19 Feb Ret: 25 Feb Burma South US$ 1,104
March 2015
Dep: 6 Mar Ret: 12 Mar Burma South US$ 1,104
Dep: 23 Mar Ret: 29 Mar Burma South US$ 1,104
April 2015
Dep: 8 Apr Ret: 14 Apr Burma South US$ 1,104

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More Trip Details....

Special offers: Book and pay now only a 30% deposit (to secure your space on board) and the rest on arrival! Offer expires: 30 Apr 2015

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dive equipment, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Dive insurance, towels (please bring your own), visa fees for Myanmar (Burma) US$ 200 per person. 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: Phuket transfers to/from the boat - approximately US$ 58 per person (each way), soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available)(all dives US$ 65 for 4 nights, otherwise US$ 7 per dive), dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Return transport to Kura Buri with air-conditioned mini bus from the dive centre in Khao Lak. A minibus service from all hotels in Phuket or Phuket Airport to and from the dive centre is provided at an extra cost. For more information see our travel information section. No need to apply for a tourist visa beforehand when visiting Burma on a liveaboard safari from Thailand. Read our information on Burma entry requirements.

Non-diver rate: 20% off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 80% to the published price of a double bed cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: None available.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 4,935.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
On the Dolphin Queen, there are 3 Standard quad bunk bed cabins, 2 Double bed cabins and 1 twin bed cabin on the main deck. The are also 2 Deluxe double bed cabins on the upper deck.

Dolphin Queen double bed cabin All the cabins have:
  • Air conditioning
  • Windows
  • Mirror
  • Cabinet and shelves
  • Mains outlet 220 Volts AC
  • Bedding
No. of bathrooms / showers - 3 / 5 - cold water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
The Dolphin Queen's dive platform The crew of 14 comprises:
  • 6 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • Masseuse
  • 3 Deck hands
Motorised dive dinghy - Dive deck with showers, toilets and rinse tank - Camera table and rinse tank - Video, DVD movies music system & CD burner in open-air dining and social area - Dive magazines, fish ID books & games - Sundeck with sun mattresses and hammocks

No saloon.

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Menu, cuisine type...
Meals are served buffet style on Dolphin Queen in the open air diving area on the upper deck, cooled by gentle sea breezes. The menu consists both of European dishes as well as Thai delicacies. The short length of trip means the ingredients are always fresh and there is a ready supply of tropical fruits for all to enjoy.

  • Dining onboard the Dolphin Queen
  • Thai main meal dishes and continental breakfast.
  • Buffet-style service on the upper deck - choose from 4 main dishes at dinner time.
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, drinking water, fruits, candy bars and biscuits are provided free of charge.
  • Wine and beer are available for purchase.
  • Vegetarian requirements can be catered for. Please send prior notice of requirements.
  • The dining service begins on the first evening of the cruise with dinner.


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technical specifications...
  • Myanmar liveaboard, Dolphin Queen - another viewBuilt in year 1999, refitted in 2008
  • Size - 24m x 5.5m
  • Top speed - 11 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 2 x 315 HP Hino 6 cylinder engines
  • 2 x 25 KW Hino generators
  • 2 x Bauer Mariner II dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings. DIN adapters provided free of charge.
  • Electricity 220 & 24/12V; 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 12,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 4,000 litres
  • Environmental waste storage tank

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navigation, safety features...
  • The Dolphin Queen's sun deck2 Life rafts
  • 40 HP Yamaha dinghy
  • CB and ship to shore radio
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Sounder
  • Mobile telephone
  • Medic first aid box
  • Emergency oxygen - 1,600 litres
  • Searchlight & horn
  • Fire detectors
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Customer dive insurance is not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
Dolphin Queen deck plans
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