Manta Queen 5 - Ideal Similan Liveaboard For New Divers

MV Manta Queen 5

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Manta Queen 5 Dive boat
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Chalong Pier, Phuket
No. of guests: 22
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 8 divers
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Prices from: 376 USD
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Manta Queen 5 is one of the very-popular Manta Queen liveaboard fleet that offers trips to the best diving areas in Thailand. New for 2021, Manta Queen 5 takes its guests to the best dive sites around Phuket, including Koh Phi Phi most of the year. The destinations are ideal for safe and colourful diving, snorkelling and beach excursions. 

The boat has recently been completely renovated and transformed into the great-value, safe & sturdy liveaboard diving boat that it is today. There are 11 twin cabins, all of which have air-conditioning, and at 26 metres long, there’s plenty of space to chat in pairs or small groups, or relax alone and soak up some sun or gaze at the night stars while enjoying a wonderful sea breeze.

Diving from Manta Queen 5 is extremely-good value. The prices are among the lowest, and there’s even free pick up and drop off from local areas. Lots of delicious food is served buffet style and throughout the day there are snacks, fruits and some drinks for free. Equipment rental is the cheapest, and everything is well run & organised, yet safe and fun. New for Oct. 2018, MQ5 has free Wi-Fi!

Dive-Tanks-On-Manta-Queen-5Divers of all levels of experience and certification are welcome and will enjoy the trips. There is a wide range of other courses available, all taught by qualified and experienced PADI instructors.

Some other websites show the trips to be to The Similan Islands but this is wrong. From 2021 Manta Queen 5 now departs from Phuket and sails to Racha/Raya Islands, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket. The trips are 2D/2N & 3D3N, leaving in the morning on Day 1 and disembarkation 48 hours later. 

Prices & Schedule

MV Manta Queen 5 Diver Prices Overview 2021 / 2022
DestinationsDuration Twin bunk cabin
( 7 Dives)
2D / 2N Twin bunk cabin376 USD
( 11 Dives)
3D / 3N Twin bunk cabin521 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Night diving torch
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Mask and Snorkel
Full-foot fins
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Larger tanks
Open-heel fins
Tips / Gratuities
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The itinerary below is more detailed. In summary, MQ5 leaves in the morning and returns late the following day. Guests disembark the next morning. Please do not believe websites that claim the trips are 5D/4N or going to Similans because this is untrue. The websites showing Similan trips are out of date.

Detailed itinerary information is listed below.


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.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Koh Phi Phi, Phuket 2 Days / 2 Nights 7 Dives
Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Racha Islands 3 Days / 3 Nights 11 Dives
Koh Haa, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi 3 Days / 3 Nights 11 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Manta Queen 5
Nitrox Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MV Manta Queen 5 Deck Plan
1: Twin Bunk Cabin


MV Manta Queen 5 Specifications
Length. 26 metres.
Width. 5 metres.
Hull. Wooden.
Engines. 2x Hino 450 HP 10 Cylinder.
Generators. 1x 40 KW 1x 50 KW.
Speed. 8-9 knots.
Navigation. GPS satellite navigation, sonar, compass.
Safety. VHF radio, emergency oxygen unit, life raft, life jackets/rings, first-aid kit, satellite phones.


There is a selection of PADI diving courses available on Manta Queen 5, including Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN), and the usual selection of advanced courses. 

Courses Prices
Adveture Deep (30m.)
Including: Certification
43 USD
+ 7% V.A.T.
Adventure Diver
Including: Manual & Certification
188 USD
+ 7% V.A.T.
Including: Manual, Certification & 8 fills
217 USD
+ 7% V.A.T.
Deep Specialty
Including: Manual & Certification
217 USD
+ 7% V.A.T.
Peak Buoyancy
Including: Manual & Certification
217 USD
+ 7% V.A.T.
Digital Underwater Photographer
Including: Manual & Certification
217 USD
+ 7% V.A.T.
Advanced Open Water
Including: Manual & Certification
246 USD
+ 7% V.A.T.

Transfer details

Manta Queen 5 uses minivans to collect divers from around Phuket. Each minivan has a pre-booked route at set times and guests' names.

Everyone is taken directly to the boat to fill out a few forms, pay any extras, and try on any rental equipment. 

At the end of the MQ5 cruise, everyone is transferred to Phuket hotels for free.

MV Manta Queen 5 Scheduled Transfers
3D / 3N Trips
11:30 - 15:30 Pick up from Phuket : 9 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 : 9 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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MV Manta Queen 5 Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Manta Queen 5
Mike Manta Queen 5
Nationality: Swedish
Dived: 28 February 2020
Boat rating: 7/10
The only thing is the rock hard mattress in the cabins. Super unpleasant made the night's a course of survival. At least not as good as it could be.
Erskine Manta Queen 5
Nationality: Hong Kongese
Dived: 21 January 2019
Boat rating: 9/10
Professional and friendly staffs, Delicious meal and comfort room.
Nationality: Thai
Dived: 15 April 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
We always said in this Manta Queen 5 “ How to not get fat in this boat “ ???? was a perfect trip !!!
Nalinpat Apichaikrit Manta Queen 5
Nalinpat Apichaikrit
Nationality: Thai
Dived: 12 April 2018
Boat rating: 9/10
It is such a memorable trip. Good food good life. Similan is very impressive. Koh bon is so much beautiful. Hope next time can see big fish...manta ray, whale sharks
Marko Manta Queen 5
Nationality: Slovenian
Dived: 11 November 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
Trip was perfect, good company, awesome food&boat stuff and great dive masters! Would love to do it again :)
Theresa Manta Queen 5
Nationality: Swiss
Dived: 27 February 2017
Boat rating: 10/10
Very well organised scuba diving boat trip. The instructors are fun and professional, and the staff is friendly and obliging. The food is fantastic, you have to watch out not to gain a few pounds. The underwater fauna and flora is amazing and the visibility was great. Highlight: the Boonsung wreck! I would definitely recommend the trip to others.
No Name Provided
Nationality: Argentinian
Dived: 11 March 2015
Boat rating: 7/10
Fantastic fun!
Johnathan Baza
Dived: 22 January 2015
Boat rating: 7/10
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