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Price from US$ 118 per day
The Manta Queen 5 is an affordable way to take short, 3 night diving charters to the Similan Islands and Koh Bon. If you are short on time, or on a tight budget, this is a great way to sample Thailand's best dive sites.

Length: 26 metres / 84 feet
Beam: 5 metres / 16 feet
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 22
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Similan Island liveaboard diving with Manta Queen 5

22 guests can be accommodated on board in a range of 11 twin share cabins all above deck with seaview windows. This 26m steel-hulled motor boat operates in and out of Khao Lak and promises a fun atmosphere on their short Similans cruises.

From the diving perspective you can look forward to small dive groups of 5 or less. Nitrox is available for certified divers. Both DIN and International tank fittings are available and you can enjoy a hot water dive deck shower after each dive. Photographers will appreciate the separate rinse tank for cameras.

Socialising takes place in the open air saloon/dining area or on the sun deck where you can soak up the rays, reclining on a sun mat. There are games, books and magazines on board for you to while away the time between awesome dives.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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March 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
31 Mar 3 Apr 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
April 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Apr 8 Apr 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
9 Apr 12 Apr 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
20 Apr 23 Apr 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
24 Apr 27 Apr 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
28 Apr 1 May 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Nov 5 Nov 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
7 Nov 10 Nov 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
11 Nov 14 Nov 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
15 Nov 18 Nov 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
19 Nov 22 Nov 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472
23 Nov 26 Nov 3 Similan Islands, Koh Bon & Khao Lak 11 US$ 472

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Khao Lak, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Similan park fee at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 14.

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for certified divers (US$ 4 per dive), scuba equipment, dive computer, 15 litre tanks, dive insurance, scheduled shared transfer to the boat from Phuket (US$ 7 each way). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (in cash only).

How to get there: MV Manta Queen 5 Similan dive charters depart in the evening from Khao Lak. A minibus service from all hotels in Khao Lak, Phuket or Phuket Airport to and from the boat is available. For more information see our Thailand travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 13:15 hrs on the last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: Please contact us for non-diver prices.

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 100% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Please contact us for non-diver prices.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Please contact us for whole boat charter rates.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 11 Standard cabins on Manta Queen 5: 2 on the upper deck and 9 on the main deck. All have seaview windows and share 3 bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sea-view windows
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Mains outlet 220 volts - 24 hours per day
  • Bedding and shelves
  • Fire warning system
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 3 / 5 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The liveaboard crew comprises:
  • Tour leader (who also acts as a divemaster)
  • 4 divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • 3 Deck hands
Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dive dinghy - 30m² dive deck & 7.5m² platform with hot water showers - Camera rinse tank - 25m² open-air saloon/dining area with movie library, fish books and diving magazines - 60m² sundeck with sun mattresses - water dispenser

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
MV Manta Queen 5 aims to provide a delicious dining experience featuring both the best of Thai cuisine as well as Western favourites. They specifically cater to vegans and vegetarians and do not use MSG. Meals are served buffet style in the huge, upper deck shaded dining area where most of the guest socialising takes place.
  • Thai and international meals.
  • Open-air buffet-style dining on the upper deck.
  • The dining service begins with a light dinner on the first evening of the cruise.
  • Food includes pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks.
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water, fruit, ice creams and biscuits are provided free of charge.
  • Soft drinks, wine and beers are available for purchase.
  • This liveaboard operator rates their dining as important.
  • Please send notice of of any special dietary requirements. No MSG is used.
  • Dining begins with a light dinner on the first evening of the charter.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2013, refurbished annually
  • Size - 26m x 5m
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8 knots
  • 2 x 300 HP Hino engines
  • 2 x 50 KW generators - brand unknown
  • Compressors - unknown
  • Enriched air nitrox
  • 33 x 12 litre aluminium tanks with DIN and international fittings
  • Electricity 220V and 240V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 15,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 2,600 litres
  • Environmental waste storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • Life rafts (for 33 passengers)
  • 1 x 40 HP Yamaha dive dinghy
  • Radios - frequencies unknown
  • Global positioning system (GPS) - brand unknown
  • No radar
  • Sounder - brand unknown
  • Mobile telephone
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Medic first aid box
  • Oxygen - 10,000 litres
  • Life jackets - number unknown
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Searchlight and horn
  • Emergency signalling device
  • Customer dive insurance is not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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