MV Manta Queen 8

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Manta Queen 8 Similan Islands Dive Boat
Type Liveaboard
Departs from Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests 24
Boat rating : 10/10 Based on 1 divers
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Prices from: 724 USD
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Manta Queen 8 is a newly-renovated scuba diving liveaboard boat offering affordable-luxury Similan scuba diving liveaboard trips. 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 the Similan Islands, 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 Similan liveaboard sails from Khao Lak’s Tab Lamu Pier in the evening of departure day, and you wake up the following morning already at the Similan Islands. Manta Queen 8 trips are 4D/4N in length with 15 wonderful dives. The trips start at an easy dive site in the central Similan Islands, then the boat works its way north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. On the final day of the trip, it usually visits Koh bon again and then a couple of local shipwrecks. A few misleading websites claim the trips are 5d/4N, which is incorrect.

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.

MV Manta Queen 8 Prices & Schedule

MV Manta Queen 8 Diver Prices Overview 2018 / 2019
DestinationsDuration Twin Twin En Suite Double En Suite
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
( 15 Dives)
4D / 4N Twin724 USD Twin En Suite816 USD Double En Suite816 USD
Manta Queen 8 Special Offers Coming Up
Big discounts on remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
( 15 Dives)
Departs: 21 Oct 2018
Return: 25 Oct 2018
4D / 4N Twin
Special Offer
724 USD
632 USD
Twin En Suite
Special Offer
816 USD
724 USD
Double En Suite
Special Offer
816 USD
724 USD
Big discounts on remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
( 15 Dives)
Departs: 26 Oct 2018
Return: 30 Oct 2018
4D / 4N Twin
Special Offer
724 USD
632 USD
Twin En Suite
Special Offer
816 USD
724 USD
Double En Suite
Special Offer
816 USD
724 USD
Big discounts on remaining spaces
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
( 15 Dives)
Departs: 31 Oct 2018
Return: 04 Nov 2018
4D / 4N Twin
Special Offer
724 USD
632 USD
Twin En Suite
Special Offer
816 USD
724 USD
Double En Suite
Special Offer
816 USD
724 USD
Included In The Price

Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
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
Larger tanks
Nitrox
Open-heel fins
Tips / Gratuities
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MV Manta Queen 8 Itinerary

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Manta Queen 8 departs from Tab Lamu Pier in Khao Lak for 4 days & 4 nights.

You arrive at the dive centre in the afternoon 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 5D/4N but this is incorrect and misleading. Do not trust them.

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 8 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 8 Facilites, Layout and Specifications

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Facilities Available with MV Manta Queen 8
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
WIFI
Lounge
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
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.

 

MV Manta Queen 8 Courses

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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.

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

New divers who want to become certified as Open Water divers on Manta Queen 8 need to arrive at least one full day before departure. This is necessary to complete the theory, tests and skills in the pool.

There is normally a surcharge for staff if you are the only one or two doing the Open Water course.

MV Manta Queen 8 Transfer details

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Manta Queen 8 guests can choose from cheap or free pick ups, or arrive at the dive centre in Khao Lak by themselves.

Coming from Phuket you pay just 300 THB to join the scheduled pick ups which start at 11.30am and continue through afternoon.

Pick ups from Phuket airport are 3.00-3.30pm.

Khao Lak guests can be picked up for free at 4.00-4.30pm.

At the end of the trips, guests can return to Khao Lak for free or to Phuket for 300 THB. Departure from the dive centre in Khao Lak is usually around 5.00pm.

MV Manta Queen 8 Scheduled Transfers
4D / 4N 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 8 Reviews

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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