MV Manta Queen 3

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  • Specials: 121 USD discount on all departures before November 15th 2017!
Manta Queen 3 dive boat
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 31
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 6 divers
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Prices from: 631 USD
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Anyone searching for the best value and availability, along with a new, large, stable & comfortable diving ship need look no further than Manta Queen 3. This large (35m x 7m) boat was built in 2011, yet still receives annual renovations, keeping it like new. Its steel hull and purpose-built design ensure that trips are both safe and comfortable, as well as a lot of friendly fun. Pickup and drop off transfers from local hotels are included in the unbeatably-low prices, and the great value doesn’t stop there. Low-priced PADI dive courses can be taken on board and all meals, snacks, fruits, drinking water, tea & coffee are free, too.

Choosing to dive at the Similan Islands aboard Manta Queen 3 is a great idea for solo divers, couples, families and even large groups of friends. There are double bed, twin bed and 3 & 4 bed shared cabins, all of which have air conditioning and parquet wood paneling. The best-value cabins have shared bathroom facilities, but en suites are available for those who want more privacy.

The communal areas of Manta Queen 3 are very spacious and well thought out. During and after the local and western food is served (buffet style) guests can relax together in a large air-conditioned saloon or on the open-air shaded dining area. There’s plenty of space to socialize and share stories or get away from the crowd and gaze at the stars, read a good book, or just top up your holiday suntan.

MV-Manta-Queen-UpperdeckThe large size of Manta Queen 3 means that it is easily capable of accommodating up to 31 guests and absorbing anything the Andaman Sea can throw at it. Also the number of guests means that you are more likely to be diving in a group of others at your level and experience. PADI diving professionals organise & lead each dive, and can point out or find particular species of marine life. With such low prices and free  transfers, a great selection of air-conditioned cabins and a new, sturdy, steel-hulled, purpose-built boat, there is usually no reason to look anywhere else.

MV Manta Queen 3 Prices & Schedule

MV Manta Queen 3 Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration 4 Bed Shared Twin Twin En Suite Double En Suite Master Cabin (family) Master Cabin (2 pax)
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared 631 USD Twin 692 USD Twin En Suite 752 USD Double En Suite 752 USD Master Cabin (family) 722 USD Master Cabin (2 pax) 812 USD
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Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 21 Oct 2017
Return: 25 Oct 2017
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
631 USD
510 USD
Twin
Special offer
692 USD
571 USD
Twin En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Double En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Master Cabin (family)
Special offer
722 USD
601 USD
Master Cabin (2 pax)
Special offer
812 USD
692 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 27 Oct 2017
Return: 31 Oct 2017
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
631 USD
510 USD
Twin
Special offer
692 USD
571 USD
Twin En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Double En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Master Cabin (family)
Special offer
722 USD
601 USD
Master Cabin (2 pax)
Special offer
812 USD
692 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 01 Nov 2017
Return: 05 Nov 2017
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
631 USD
510 USD
Twin
Special offer
692 USD
571 USD
Twin En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Double En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Master Cabin (family)
Special offer
722 USD
601 USD
Master Cabin (2 pax)
Special offer
812 USD
692 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 06 Nov 2017
Return: 10 Nov 2017
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
631 USD
510 USD
Twin
Special offer
692 USD
571 USD
Twin En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Double En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Master Cabin (family)
Special offer
722 USD
601 USD
Master Cabin (2 pax)
Special offer
812 USD
692 USD
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 11 Nov 2017
Return: 15 Nov 2017
4D / 4N 4 Bed Shared
Special offer
631 USD
510 USD
Twin
Special offer
692 USD
571 USD
Twin En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Double En Suite
Special offer
752 USD
631 USD
Master Cabin (family)
Special offer
722 USD
601 USD
Master Cabin (2 pax)
Special offer
812 USD
692 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
October 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
21
Oct
2017
25
Oct
2017
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
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
4 Bed Shared 631 USD
510 USD
Twin 692 USD
571 USD
631 USD
631 USD
601 USD
692 USD
27
Oct
2017
31
Oct
2017
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, Tue at 5:00 PM
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
4 Bed Shared 631 USD
510 USD
Twin 692 USD
571 USD
631 USD
631 USD
601 USD
692 USD
November 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
01
Nov
2017
05
Nov
2017
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
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
4 Bed Shared 631 USD
510 USD
Twin 692 USD
571 USD
631 USD
631 USD
601 USD
692 USD
06
Nov
2017
10
Nov
2017
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 631 USD
510 USD
Twin 692 USD
571 USD
631 USD
631 USD
601 USD
692 USD
11
Nov
2017
15
Nov
2017
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
Huge discount on remaining spaces!
4 Bed Shared 631 USD
510 USD
Twin 692 USD
571 USD
631 USD
631 USD
601 USD
692 USD
16
Nov
2017
20
Nov
2017
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
4 Bed Shared : 631 USD
Twin : 692 USD
Twin En Suite : 752 USD
Double En Suite : 752 USD
21
Nov
2017
25
Nov
2017
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
4 Bed Shared : 631 USD
Twin : 692 USD
Twin En Suite : 752 USD
Double En Suite : 752 USD
26
Nov
2017
30
Nov
2017
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
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MV Manta Queen 3 Itinerary

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The 4D/4N Manta Queen 3 diving cruise itinerary is as follows. 

Manta Queen 3 sets sail from the pier at Thab Lamu just to the south of Khao Lak in the evening, normally after 9pm. First, guests meet at the PADI 5 Star dive centre in Khao Lak. Some guests make their own way to the dive center, but most take advantage of the free pickup service from Khao Lak, or cheap transfers from Phuket. When documentation checks, equipment fitting, and final payments are done, the passengers are driven to the boat.

After a boat briefing and a light evening meal, MQ3 sails into the night. Diving first thing the following morning.

The ship docks mid to late afternoon on the final day and guests are transferred to the dive centre, then on to local hotels. Those wanting to go to Phuket can take advantage of inexpensive semi-scheduled transfers.

This itinerary is 4D/4N and 15 dives; twelve daytime dives and three night (or sunset) dives.

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 3 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 3 Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with MV Manta Queen 3
Nitrox
En Suite Available
Air Con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable For Children
Lounge
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Family Cabin
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter
Beach Transfers

MV Manta Queen 3 Layout
Deck-plan-Manta-Queen-3
1: Master en-suite cabin
2: Twin-bed / Double-bed en-suite cabin
3: Three-bed shared cabin
4: Four-bed shared cabin
5: Twin Bed Share Cabin

 

MV Manta Queen 3 Specifications
Length. 36 metres.
Width. 7 metres.
Hull. Steel.
Engines. 2 x Hino 450 HP 10 Cylinder.
Generators. 2 x 68 KW 1x 50 KW.
Speed. 9-11 knots.
Navigation. GPS Sat. Navigation, Sonar, Compass.
Boat Crew. 10, including captain.
Dive Crew. 12, including tour leader.
Safety. VHF Radio, Emergency Oxygen Unit, Life-raft, Life-jackets/rings, First Aid Kit, Satelite Phones.
Amenities. Large air-conditioned saloon, sun deck.

MV Manta Queen 3 Courses

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There is a selection of PADI scuba diving courses available on Manta Queen 3, including Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN), and advanced and beginner courses. While most can be arranged on board and without notice, it is always best to let us know in advance. Taking part in a PADI diving course while aboard a liveaboard diving cruise is a very popular choice.

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

*Anyone wanting to learn to dive on Manta Queen 3 by taking the PADI Open Water Diver course need to arrive in Khao Lak at least one full day before the boat departs. This is to complete theory, a few tests, and the ‘confined water’ skills in the brand-new 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 3 Transfer Details

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Guests staying in Khao Lak can have free scheduled transfers on departure day (5.00-5.30pm).

From Phuket, scheduled transfers cost 250 THB / person.

MQ3 guests are taken to the PADI dive centre in Khao Lak to complete paperwork and make balance payments, then transferred to Tab Lamu Pier, where Manta Queen 3 is waiting for an evening departure - usually 9.00-9.30pm.

MV Manta Queen 3 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 )
16:00 - 17:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
16:00 - 17:00 Transfer ( Khao Lak )
17:30 - 18:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
17:30 - 19:30 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 3 Reviews

Shihting Ho
Dived: 25 December 2016
Boat rating: 9/10
Great trip and enjoy it. thank you all guys caring and help.
diver
Dived: 20 December 2016
Boat rating: 7/10
Boat and rooms clean and well serviced. Captain and Boat crew excellent. Food menu repetitive use of same ingredients, chicken and.. chicken sausage and.. but above average. Dive Staff over conservative on dives so very safe for inexperienced divers. Viz was brilliant, ave 29. Healthy reefs virtually NO shoals of pelagics but definitely around in the blue. Swell low for season and good entry and exit procedures, staff know the sites intimately and good at current navigation around the boulder sites. ...read more
Jimmy Stigsjöö
Dived: 16 November 2016
Fabrizio Peruffo
Dived: 24 March 2016
Boat rating: 10/10
"Thank you for all!!! The liveaboard was PERFECT!!!! Manta Queen 3 is really nice..and we were only 21 people and after the 3rd day only 14 so plenty of space for us! We saw everything..lots of mantas, sharks, leopard sharks, napoleons, turtles, and on the boat me and Nicole also Dolphins!!! "
Sarah Crossen
Dived: 08 October 2015
Boat rating: 9/10
Dived: 11 February 2015
Boat rating: 8/10
It was great fun on board, and the diving was pretty good, too