Manta Queen 8 - Similan Island 3 - 4 Night Liveaboard trips

MV Manta Queen 8

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Manta Queen 8 South Andaman, including Koh Lipe 4D/4N trips
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Asia Marine Pier, Phuket
No. of guests: 24
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 6 divers
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Prices from: 747 USD
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Manta Queen 8 is a newly-renovated scuba diving liveaboard boat offering affordable-luxury scuba diving liveaboard trips to the best of the southern Andaman area. There are 3 cabin types, which are twin & double cabins on the upper decks. These have private bathrooms and lots of space inside. There are also two twin cabins on the lower deck which share a bathroom.

The boat is already well established in Thailand, and a favourite among the dive staff. Its size, design, facilities and cabins enable everyone to feel comfortable. Added to that is great food, service and value, and this boat is an instant success. Most MQ8 trips are fully booked, mainly due to the luxury and space available for the low prices. Now, MQ8 also has free Wi-Fi, when in range.

This liveaboard now sails from Phuket, not Khao Lak. It leaves in the evening of departure day, and you wake up the following morning already at the dive sites. Manta Queen 8 trips are now 4D/4N in length. The trips start at an easy dive site, and get more exciting as the trips progresses.

A few misleading websites claim the trips are 6D/5N or 5D/4N, which is incorrect. And some websites have not updated their pages. From October 2022 the boat sails south for four nights and four days (4D/4N).

In addition to the large and comfortable guest cabins, Manta Queen 8 has plenty of communal areas where you can relax alone or socialise. These include the large partially-shaded sundeck and a dining area which has plenty of seating and tables. Most guests spend a lot of non-diving time here. There is also an air-conditioned lounge saloon.

For diving, the boat has a dive platform easily large enough for every diver to store equipment and to take the ‘giant stride’ from. Tender dinghies can collect divers who surface away from the boat or near the reef, as well as transport anyone to the beaches during the trip.

Prices & Schedule

MV Manta Queen 8 Diver Prices Overview 2023 / 2024
DestinationsDuration Twin Twin En Suite Double En Suite
Koh Lipe,
( 15 Dives)
4D / 4N Twin747 USD Twin En Suite805 USD Double En Suite805 USD
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Koh Lipe,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 29 Mar 2023
Return: 02 Apr 2023
4D / 4NTwin747 USDTwin En Suite805 USDDouble En Suite805 USD
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Koh Lipe,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 05 Apr 2023
Return: 09 Apr 2023
4D / 4NTwin747 USDTwin En Suite805 USDDouble En Suite805 USD
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Koh Lipe,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 12 Apr 2023
Return: 16 Apr 2023
4D / 4NTwin747 USDTwin En Suite805 USDDouble En Suite805 USD
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Koh Lipe,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 19 Apr 2023
Return: 23 Apr 2023
4D / 4NTwin747 USDTwin En Suite805 USDDouble En Suite805 USD
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Koh Lipe,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 26 Apr 2023
Return: 30 Apr 2023
4D / 4NTwin747 USDTwin En Suite805 USDDouble En Suite805 USD
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Koh Lipe,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 03 May 2023
Return: 07 May 2023
4D / 4NTwin747 USDTwin En Suite805 USDDouble En Suite805 USD
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Koh Lipe,
(15 Dives)
Departs: 10 May 2023
Return: 14 May 2023
4D / 4NTwin747 USDTwin En Suite805 USDDouble En Suite805 USD
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

Manta Queen 8 departs from Chalong Pier, Phuket. The trips are 4D/4N to Koh Lipe, Koh Haa, Hin Daeng & Phi Phi.

You arrive at the boat in the evening for check-in. A light evening meal is served on board, and the diving starts early the next morning. Please click below for a detailed itinerary.

Beware that some other websites claim Manta Queen 8's trips are 6D/5N or 5D/4N to the Similans, but this is incorrect and misleading. Do not trust out-of-date or misleading websites. 

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 Haa, Koh Lipe, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Phi Phi, Shark Point 4 Days / 4 Nights 15 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Manta Queen 8
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MV Manta Queen 8 Layout
Manta queen 8 layout
MV Manta Queen 8 Specifications
Type: Wooden.
Length: 27 Metres.
Width: 7.0 Metres.
Engines: 2x Cummins 315 hp 10 cylinder.
Generators: 2x 50 KW, 1 x 20 KW.
Crusining speed: 9 - 10 Knots.
Instrumentation: PS Sat. Navigation, Sonar, Compass.
Safety: VHF/FM Mobile Marine, Emergency 02, Liferaft, Lifejakets.



PADI courses are available on Manta Queen 8. You can decide on your course when you arrive, but it's much better to let us know before you come because pre-booking your PADI course ensures that the staff and material will be perpared for you in advance.

Contact us for more information about courses on MV Manta Queen 8

Transfer details

Manta Queen 8 guests are transferred for free at set times from around Phuket.

At the end of the trips, guests are returned to local hotels.

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 8 Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Manta Queen 8
erskine Manta Queen 8
Nationality: Hong Kongese
Dived: 22 February 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
Well maintained dive boat with experience dive guide, many awesome dive site, luckiest, saw the leoshark 😍😍, 4 meal per day cooked by the great chef, recommend to every diver who like liveaboard.
John P Manta Queen 8
John P
Nationality: Australian
Dived: 20 February 2020
Boat rating: 10/10
My first liveaboard boat trip. The locations, the boat and boat boys, the dive guides, the cooks and the food, and my fellow divers, all fantastic!
Claris Manta Queen 8
Nationality: Malaysian
Dived: 16 November 2019
Boat rating: 7/10
The trip was ok as bad diving due to bad weather and rough sea condition. And I didn't get to enjoy going to island hopping in between the dives. I saw many fb posting, divers get to rest and enjoy the beaches at the island near the dive site in between dive. It would be nice if i got the chance to go after many days staying on the boat. Perhaps, these the areas you should improve.
Ben Manta Queen 8
Nationality: German
Dived: 25 November 2018
Boat rating: 9/10
Great trip, awesome dive tram and boat crew and amazing dive sites ????????
 Manta Queen 8
No Name Provided
Nationality: Hong Kongese
Dived: 26 October 2018
Boat rating: 8/10
Nationality: British
Dived: 17 March 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
Brilliant trip, Mark, Matey, Number 1 Kiwi Brendan, Yan, Lucy, Daniel were truly one of the best Dive Teams we've had the pleasure of diving with. Food was varied and very tasty and the Boat Crew could not do enough to help us! would definitely recommend...
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