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MV Manta Queen 5
From USD 98 per day
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Length
26m
86 ft
Max 22
Nitrox
PADI
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At a glance...
  • Affordable 3 night trips to the Similans, Koh Bon, Khao Lak
  • All cabins are above deck with seaview windows
  • Dive The World Gold Range product
  • Communal bathrooms
  • Steel hulled boat

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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.

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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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Notes: If your last dive was more than 1 year ago and you have less than 50 dives, a scuba review is mandatory and you cannot do this on this boat. You can enroll in the advanced course and then no scuba review is needed. If you have not dived in 2 years, then a scuba review is mandatory.

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 (only), 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): Dive insurance, Similan park fee at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 16. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival at the dive shop in Khao Lak (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for certified divers (US$ 5 per dive), dive equipment (full set US$ 38 per trip), dive computer, 15 litre tanks, dive insurance, 2 hour scuba review in a pool the day before the trip (US$ 79), minibus transfer to the boat from Phuket and Phuket airport at scheduled times (US$ 8 each way). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival at the dive shop in Khao Lak (cash or credit card).

How to get there: MV Manta Queen 5 Similan dive charters depart in the evening from Khao Lak. A minibus service to and from the boat is available. It is free of charge to/from all hotels in Khao Lak, and at extra cost to/from Phuket or Phuket Airport. 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: Approximately 12% 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 88% of the published price.

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

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 3,378.


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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 and biscuits are provided free of charge.
    • Soft drinks 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.

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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 Googol generators
    • Bauer Compressors
    • 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
    • Garmin global positioning system (GPS)
    • No radar
    • Garmin sounder
    • 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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