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: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 20
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 8 divers
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Prices from: 609 USD
488 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 2023-2024, Manta Queen 5 takes guests to the best dive sites of Thailand. After a couple of years at the southern areas of Phuket, MQ5 is now back to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock!

The boat has recently been completely renovated and transformed into the great-value, safe & sturdy liveaboard diving boat that it is today. There are 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 great value, and everything is well run & organised, yet safe and fun. Now MQ5 has free Wi-Fi when in range of a cellular signal!

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 southern islands around Phuket, but this is wrong. From October 2023 Manta Queen 5 now back to the north Andaman of Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai. The trips are 3D3N, with up to 11 dives.

Prices & Schedule

MV Manta Queen 5 Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Twin bunk cabin
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( 11 Dives)
3D / 3N Twin bunk cabin609 USD
Manta Queen 5 Special Offers Coming Up
20% Discount for limited beds
We have lots of discounts for this boat. Please see schedule for details
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Soft drinks
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
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

New from October 2023-2024 Manta Queen 5's itineraries are back to the North Andaman. This is a 3D/3N trip starting in the evening and ending in the late afternoon, three days later.

Be careful, because some other websites show the trips to be 4D/3N. Although they do span four calendar dates, the boat sets sail in the evening and returns in the afternoon. Therefore, the trips are less than 72 hours long.

Some other websites might also be showing the itinerary as Phi Phi, Racha Islands and Phuket, but the boat has a new itinerary. Details are 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 Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck 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 (EANx) & AOWC. 

Courses Prices
Adveture Deep (30m.)
Including: Certification
42 USD
Including: Manual, Certification, Computer & fills
222 USD
Deep Specialty
Including: Manual & Certification
222 USD
Peak Buoyancy
Including: Manual & Certification
222 USD
Digital Underwater Photographer
Including: Manual & Certification
222 USD
Advanced Open Water
Including: Manual & Certification
249 USD

Transfer details

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

At the end of the MQ5 cruise, everyone is transferred to Phuket and/or Khao Lak hotels for free.

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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