MV Manta Queen 2

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Manta Queen 2 Similan Diving Liveaboard Boat
Type Liveaboard
Departs from Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests 20
Boat rating : 9/10 Based on 12 divers
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Prices from: 531 USD
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MV Manta Queen 2 is always among our most popular boats, and all our MQ2 guests come back with big smiles on their faces. This 25-metre diving safari boat can take up to 20 guests in air-conditioned comfort. Although most of Manta Queen 2’s guests are experienced divers, inexperienced divers & those learning to dive can join these 3-day 11-dive cruises to Thailand’s very best dive sites.

While most Thailand diving safaris are 4 days in length and first sail to the Similan Islands, then move north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock, Manta Queen 2 goes directly to these ‘northern sites’ to give the maximum time underwater at the best dive spots in Thailand. Each trip starts at Koh Bon, famous for Manta Rays, then sails up to Koh Tachai, with its wonderful marine life & reef. Finally, divers get plenty of time at Richelieu Rock, which is regarded as the best dive site in Thailand. On the final day, Manta Queen 2 stops off again at Koh Bon, then a local wreck before returning to the pier.

Divers-on-MV-Manta-Queen-2Manta Queen 2 has a wide range of cabins, all of which are air conditioned, clean and comfortable. There are three double-bed cabins for couples, five twin-bed cabins for those who want a bed to themselves but not share with too many others, and a four-bunk shared cabin for those who want the lowest-price Richelieu Rock diving experience, or a family or group of friends.

Great food is served buffet style throughout the day, and there are snacks and fruits, as well as tea, coffee & drinking water all for free. The 5 dive staff and 8 boat crew take great care of the guests, with regards to safety, advice, diving, dive gear, food, and lots of sociable fun. Manta Queen 2 really is the ideal diving boat for divers with some experience who want to enjoy the best diving in Thailand without spending more time or money than necessary. Free local transfers are also included. And new for 2018-19 MQ2 has Free Wi-Fi. However, this is dependent on the cellular signal, and due to MQ2's itinerary to remote locations the signal is not available all the time.

MV Manta Queen 2 Prices & Schedule

MV Manta Queen 2 Diver Prices Overview 2018 / 2019
DestinationsDuration 4 bed shared Twin Double
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
( 11 Dives)
3D / 3N 4 bed shared531 USD Twin621 USD Double621 USD
Manta Queen 2 Special Offers Coming Up
Big discounts on remaining spaces
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
( 11 Dives)
Departs:27 Oct 2018
Return:30 Oct 2018
3D / 3N 4 bed shared
Special Offer
531 USD
440 USD
Twin
Special Offer
621 USD
531 USD
Double
Special Offer
621 USD
531 USD
Big discounts on remaining spaces
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
( 11 Dives)
Departs:31 Oct 2018
Return:03 Nov 2018
3D / 3N 4 bed shared
Special Offer
531 USD
440 USD
Twin
Special Offer
621 USD
531 USD
Double
Special Offer
621 USD
531 USD
Included In The Price

Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
VAT
Night diving torch
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Mask and Snorkel
Full-foot fins
Towels
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price

Transfers to & from the airport
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Nitrox
Open-heel fins
Tips / Gratuities
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MV Manta Queen 2 Itinerary

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Manta Queen 2's itinerary goes directly to the 'Northern Dive Sites' of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock. There is no beach visit at these areas, because Koh Bon has no beach, Koh Tachai's beach is currently closed to the public, and Richelieu Rock has no land at all.

The boat departs in the evening, and guests are served a light meal on board. Diving begins the next day in the morning at Koh Bon.

There are four dives for the first two days, then three dives on the third and final day.

MQ2 gets bak in the late afternoon and guests are first taken back the dive centre in Khao Lak to 'check out.'

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 2 Itinerary
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck 3 Days / 3 Nights 11 Dives

MV Manta Queen 2 Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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Facilities Available with MV Manta Queen 2
Nitrox Available
Air con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
WIFI
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter

MV Manta Queen 2 Layout
Deck-plan-Manta-Queen-2
1: Double-bed Cabin
2: Twin-bed Cabin
3: Four-bed Shared Cabin

 

MV Manta Queen 2 Specifications
Length. 25 Metres.
Width. 5 Metres.
Hull. Wood.
Engines. 2x Hino 350 HP.
Generators. 1x 40 KW 1x 50 KW.
Speed. 8-9 Knots.
Navigation. GPS Satellite Navigation, Sonar, Compass.
Boat Crew. 1 Captain, 1 Engineer, 4 Deckhands, 2 Cooks.
Dive Crew. 1 Tour Leader, 1 Blender, 3 Multi-lingual Divemasters / Instructors.
Safety. VHF Radio, Emergency Oxygen Unit, Liferaft, Life Jackets/rings, First Aid Kit, Satellite Phones.

MV Manta Queen 2 Courses

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There is a range of PADI diving courses available on Manta Queen 2, including Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN), and the the Advanced Open Water Course. It is possible, but not common, to learn to dive on Manta Queen 2. It's important to understand that the dive sites aren't ideal for learning to dive, and there may be one or two dives that learning divers need to miss out on. Also, it's unlikley that other guests will be learning to dive on MQ2, meaning that a one-on-one surcharge is likely for private tuition.

Courses
Courses Prices
Adventure Diver
Including: Manual & Certification
196 USD
Nitrox
Including: Manual, Certification & 2 fills
214 USD
Advanced Open Water
Including: Manual & Certification
250 USD
Deep Specialty
Including: Manual & Certification
250 USD
Peak Buoyancy
Including: Manual & Certification
250 USD
Digital Underwater Photographer
Including: Manual & Certification
250 USD
Open Water Diver*
Including: Manual & Certification
293 USD

*Open Water Diver candidates need to arrive in Khao Lak at least a full day before Manta Queen 2 departs. This is to complete ‘confined water’ skills training, watch videos and do the theory & tests. Also, if no other divers are taking the course on MQ2, there is a surcharge one-on-one tutoring.

E-learning candidates are welcome, but please enquire for details and prices BEFORE signing up for e-learning on the PADI website.

MV Manta Queen 2 Transfer details

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The Manta Queen team use several minivans to collect divers from their hotels and from Phuket airport. Each minivan is prepared with a set route, times and guest numbers.

Those staying in Khao Lak can take come to the dive centre, or have free scheduled transfers on departure day (4.00-4.30pm).


Manta Queen 2's Phuket guests can get picked up for 300 THB / person. The scheduled times start at 11.30am, and the latest Phuket hotel pick up is at 3.30pm.
Pick ups from Phuket Airport are 3.00 - 3.30pm.

Everyone is taken to the PADI dive centre first to sign a few forms, make final balance payments, and fit any rental equipment.

At the end of the MQ2 trip, everyone is taken back to the dive centre, then transferred to their chosen resort, hostel or hotel.

MV Manta Queen 2 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 Transfers ( 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 Transfers ( 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 transportation are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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Genuine MV Manta Queen 2 Reviews

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MV Manta Queen 2 Reviews

G Manta Queen 2
Dived: 10 April 2018
Boat rating: 8/10
Dives was awesome
Ezequiel Hirsch Manta Queen 2
Dived: 28 January 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Una experiencia maravillosa. Mágico todo: los lugares, los divemaster/instructores (especialmente Damian Sansoni), la tripulación, la comida, el barco... vamos a volver... #teamargentina
Pat Manta Queen 2
Dived: 19 December 2017
Boat rating: 9/10
Crew were very friendly and helpful especially on the dive deck (you rarely have to prepare things yourself). The boat is very clean, food is good and snacks are available between dives. The check in was a bit inefficient but it didn't affect the trip so not too big of a deal. One thing to note is the smoking; they don't have a designated smoking area so some people will just smoke in the dining area, so just take note of that . Otherwise everything is great, just would be nice to have some connectivity. ...read more
Philippe Manta Queen 2
Dived: 19 December 2017
Boat rating: 9/10
This was a very good trip. The guides were all very good, friendly and helpful, paying attention to everyone's need and adapting to each level for a more personalized experience. The boat was extremely clean and the food excellent. The Thai crew was also super helpful and experienced. Organization was really great, ensuring safety of everyone on board but also providing great insights. Dive briefs were excellent. Thank you t o Woody for being such a great and patient guide. Much appreciated. Also his leadership was great for the whole crew. Jay, Marcel, Alex and Khun A were all great. I would definitively recommend this to a friend. if I had to make some suggestions, there would be just a couple: 1. Restrict smoking to a single area, removed from the main area. This was very annoying with many people smoking all the time everywhere. 2. Check-in could be a little improved. We were left somewhat in the dark on arrival to the shop. We were not sure what to do and no-one to tell us anything. We just waited ...read more
Michael Yam Manta Queen 2
Dived: 04 May 2017
Boat rating: 8/10
Everything had been good, the crew was good, food was good! Esp the dive instructor Nick, he was very funny and helpful! 2 thumbs up! Will come back again in the right season.
Aine Manta Queen 2
Dived: 02 April 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
Great trip, very well organised!
Eric Manta Queen 2
Dived: 21 February 2017
Boat rating: 9/10
A fun trip on a basic but great boat!
Lily Manta Queen 2
Dived: 17 February 2017
Boat rating: 7/10
Food and staff were great. Saw some majestic mantas and a lot of fish. The rental equipment could have been better. I had an issue with equipment malfunction on my last dive.
 MV Manta Queen 2
Dived: 23 October 2015
Boat rating: 9/10
Great!
 MV Manta Queen 2
Dived: 23 October 2015
Boat rating: 9/10
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