MV Manta Queen 1

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Manta Queen 1 Liveaboard Similan Islands Diving
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 22
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 10 divers
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Prices from: 663 USD
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MV Manta Queen 1 is a very popular and highly-respected Similan diving liveaboard boat that takes up to twenty two guests to the best diving sites in Thailand, including Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock. The boat’s 10 cabins are in a variety of twin, double, and 4-bunk configuration, and all have air-conditioning. At nearly 30 metres in length, Manta Queen 1 has plenty of space for couples and groups to socialize over a meal or evening drink, and there are plenty of places (inside & out) for guests to find some privacy with a book or to just top up a tan.

In addition to giving plenty of space to guests, the large size of Manta Queen 1 ensures that any rough seas during the first or last months of the diving season are dealt with easily. There are 8 crew and 6 diving staff to take care of the guests, many of whom are hoping to enjoy some of Thailand’s best diving without having to break the bank.


Group-on-manta-queen-1Although diving from Manta Queen 1 is possibly the cheapest liveaboard diving in Thailand, guests don’t miss out on anything. In fact, with free pick up and drop off and 15 dives (compared to 14 on most 4-day trips) they get something extra. All meals, fruits, snacks, tea, coffee & drinking water is included, too.

Manta Queen 1 happily accepts divers of all levels, and non-diving guests are welcome, too. The diving guests include everyone from those learning to dive, fun divers, enthusiasts and even professionals. There are Nitrox facilities available on board, as well as PADI courses at low prices. Even though the prices are low, safety and quality remain a top priority. PADI professionals teach the courses and qualified & experienced Divemaster guides lead groups of no more than five divers, chosen to be at similar levels. Every year Manta Queen 1 undergoes a full overhaul and interior renovation, in order to maintain the best experience for all on board.

MV Manta Queen 1 Prices & Schedule

MV Manta Queen 1 Diver Prices Overview 2018 / 2019
Destinations Duration 4 Bed Shared Twin Double
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared 663 USD Twin 727 USD Double 727 USD
Manta Queen 1 Special Offers Coming Up
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 19 Mar 2018
Return: 23 Mar 2018
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
663 USD
537 USD
Twin
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Double
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 29 Mar 2018
Return: 02 Apr 2018
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
663 USD
537 USD
Twin
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Double
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 13 Apr 2018
Return: 17 Apr 2018
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
663 USD
537 USD
Twin
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Double
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 18 Apr 2018
Return: 22 Apr 2018
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
663 USD
537 USD
Twin
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Double
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 23 Apr 2018
Return: 27 Apr 2018
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
663 USD
537 USD
Twin
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Double
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 03 May 2018
Return: 07 May 2018
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
663 USD
537 USD
Twin
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Double
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 08 May 2018
Return: 12 May 2018
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
663 USD
537 USD
Twin
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Double
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 13 May 2018
Return: 17 May 2018
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
663 USD
537 USD
Twin
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
Double
Special offer
727 USD
600 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2018 / 2019
February 2018
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
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Feb
2018
26
Feb
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 15
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Mon at 5:00 PM
Twin : Full
Double : Full
27
Feb
2018
03
Mar
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 15
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Tue at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Sat at 5:00 PM
Twin : Full
Double : Full
March 2018
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
04
Mar
2018
08
Mar
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 15
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sun at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thu at 5:00 PM
4 Bed Shared : 663 USD
Twin : 727 USD
Double : Full
09
Mar
2018
14
Mar
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 15
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Fri at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Wed at 5:00 PM
4 Bed Shared : 663 USD
Twin : Full
Double : Full
14
Mar
2018
18
Mar
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 15
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Wed at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Sun at 5:00 PM
Twin : 727 USD
Double : 727 USD
19
Mar
2018
23
Mar
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 15
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Mon at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Fri at 5:00 PM
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
4 Bed Shared 663 USD
537 USD
Twin Full
Double Full
24
Mar
2018
28
Mar
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 15
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Sat at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Wed at 5:00 PM
29
Mar
2018
02
Apr
2018
Duration: 4 Days / 4 Nights
Number of dives: 15
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Thu at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Mon at 5:00 PM
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Twin 727 USD
600 USD
Double 727 USD
600 USD
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MV Manta Queen 1 Itinerary

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The 4 day & nights Manta Queen 1 diving safari itinerary departs from Khao Lak in the evening. Guests meet at the dive centre first for balance payment, equipment fiting and to sign a couple of forms. Then after everyone is taken to the boat, there is a general briefing and a light evening meal is served arounf 8.30pm. The boat sails into the night and the diving starts in the morning of the following day.

There are four dives per day for three days, then three dives on the final day, before the boat returns to the pier in the afternoon.

After the 'check out' process at the dive centre, guests are taken to their chosen destination in Khao Lak or Phuket.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

MV Manta Queen 1 Itinerary
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck 4 Days / 4 Nights 15 dives

MV Manta Queen 1 Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with MV Manta Queen 1
Nitrox
Air Con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable For Children
Lounge
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter
Beach Transfers

MV Manta Queen 1 Layout 
Deck-plan-Manta-Queen-1
1: Double-bed cabin
2: Twin-bed cabin
3: Four-bed shared cabin

 

MV Manta Queen 1 Specifications
Length. 27 metres.
Width. 6 metres.
Hull. Wooden.
Engines. 2x Hino 450hp 10 cylinder.
Generators. 1x 40Kw. 1x 50Kw.
Nitrox filling station. Nitrox tanks and PADI courses available.
Cruising speed. 8-9 knots.
Navigation. GPS Sat.Nav, depth sounder, compass.
Water. 14,000 litres.
Accommodation. 10 air conditioned cabins, 3 bathrooms.
Amenities. Large salon, sun deck, tea and coffee.
Crew. 1 Captain, 1 Engineer, 1 Cook, 4 Assistants.
Diving. 30x 12-litre aluminium tanks, int'l valves.
Safety. VHF Radio, life jackets, life rings, first aid kit.
Dinghy. 2x 4 metres with 40hp engine.

MV Manta Queen 1 Courses

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There is a selection of PADI diving courses available on Manta Queen 1, including Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN), beginner and advanced courses. We list the most popular PADI courses on this page, and we always recommend MQ1 guests to pre-book their PADI course with just a 500 THB deposit. However, it's usually ok to choose and confirm after your arrival.

Courses
Courses prices
Adventure Diver
Including: Manual & Certification
206 USD
Nitrox
Including: Manual, Certification & 2 fills
225 USD
Advanced Open Water
Including: Manual & Certification
263 USD
Deep Specialty
Including: Manual & Certification
263 USD
Peak Buoyancy
Including: Manual & Certification
263 USD
Digital Underwater Photographer
Including: Manual & Certification
263 USD
Open Water Diver*
Including: Manual & Certification
308 USD

*Open Water Diver candidates need to be in Khao Lak at least one full day before Manta Queen 1's departure date. This is to be able to watch the videos, do the tests and learn to dive in the team's brand-new purpose-built diving pool. Also, if no other divers are taking the course on your chosen cruise, there is a 1,200 THB surcharge per day for one-on-one tutoring. E-learning candidates are welcome, too. Please enquire for details and prices BEFORE signing up for e-learning on the PADI website.

MV Manta Queen 1 Transfer Details

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The Manta Queen fleet use minivans to collect guests from hotels & the airport. Each minivan is pre-arranged for its set route, times & guests.

If you're staying in and around Khao Lak you can get free scheduled transfers on departure day (5.00-5.30pm).
Manta Queen 1's Phuket guests can get transfers for 250 THB. The pickup times are 12.45pm - 3.50pm, depending on the location of your hotel.
Pickups from Phuket Airport are at 4.00-4.30pm.

Everyone is taken to the dive centre to complete a bit of paperwork, make balance payments, and try on any rental equipment.

At the end of the cruise, everyone is transferred back to the Manta Queen office, before being taken to your chosen hotel.

MV Manta Queen 1 Scheduled transfers
4D / 4N trips
12:30 - 16:30 Pick up from Phuket : 8 USD
16:00 - 16:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
18:00 - 18:30 Transfer ( Khao Lak )
19:00 - 20:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 - 16:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 - 16:00 Transfer ( Khao Lak )
17:00 - 18:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
17:00 - 19:00 Drop off to Phuket : 8 USD

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportion are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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MV Manta Queen 1 Reviews

Steve smith Manta Queen 1
Dived: 14 November 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
Amazing, magical, professional great Thai support team and dive masters You will never forget this experience Steve
Anders Manta Queen 1
Dived: 14 October 2017
Boat rating: 8/10
Very easy and very helpful service from No troubles Just Bobbles, with evrething from boooing the liveaboard to cheep hotel and taxi service. MQ1 has great staff especially dive guide TIK who didn´t say much but was super helpful under water. The boat cabins are bit small and smell of diesel when the boat is "parked" thats the only negativ thing about the trip.
claire Manta Queen 1
Dived: 03 May 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
Amazing !! More than I expect !!
T & Andy Manta Queen 1
Dived: 12 February 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
As first time ‘liveaboards’ we couldn’t recommend this experience higher. Jamie at was amazing, from our first tentative enquiry to booking our homeward bound taxi his friendly service was second to none. He helped guide us through the choice of boats available (ours was a late booking), was patient with us while we dithered over our decision and and was there to answer a whole host of ‘other’ questions we had along the way, if you are looking for help in this area please contact them, you won’t regret it! ...read more
Jessica Bothe Manta Queen 1
Dived: 23 October 2015
Boat rating: 8/10
Marco and Franziska MV Manta Queen 1
Dived: 11 March 2015
Boat rating: 10/10
"it was a brilliant trip. People super good stuff and beautiful dive sites????"
Lucia and Congui MV Manta Queen 1
Dived: 11 March 2015
Boat rating: 7/10
Dom Davis Manta Queen 1
Dived: 25 February 2015
Boat rating: 9/10
Greg Po Manta Queen 1
Dived: 31 January 2015
Boat rating: 7/10
Daughter and father Manta Queen 1
Dived: 14 April 2014
We had a great tour with Manta Queen 1 in beginning of April, with four fantastic days of diving and superb food and quarters, where everything was well working, especially a very professional and helpful crew, good and well organized dive masters, the ship clean and spacious and food in ample supply. Booking through Similan Diving Tours – all via e-mails from Denmark to Jamie – really worked well and all was in order as a greed. – And the diving really, really great: good corals and plenty of fish, even if the whale shark had business elsewhere. Henrik & Charlotte, Denmark ...read more