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Manta Queen 8

Cabins
12
Length / Width
27 m / 7 m
Year built / renovated
  / 2017
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
NO
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • 4 days & 4 nights liveaboard diving in the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon
  • Clear waters and widespread corals make these islands wonderful for divers
  • Budget friendly liveaboard, all major European & Asian languages spoken
  • Giant whale sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks, scorpionfish, blue-spotted stingrays
  • Tender over to the beautiful white-sand beaches of the Similan Islands 
  • Air-conditioned indoor saloon with flat screen TV and entertainment area
  • Sun deck with mattresses located on the top deck
  • High quality dive equipment (BCD, wetsuit, regulator and dive computer ) available for rent
  • Towel included
  • Nitrox and dive courses available, small dive groups of 5 or less
  • Snorkels, non divers and famlies welcome

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CONFIRMATION

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 40% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 60% (balance) is due 61 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 10% will be charged if you cancel between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 30 and 1 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 1 days prior to arrival

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Description

MANTA QUEEN 8 – THE LATEST ADDITON TO THE FLEET

The Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and its Whale Sharks. Liveaboard trips in this area are one of the best Thailand dive experiences. Its huge granite boulders with caverns and arches offer shark diving, schools of fish, huge sea fans, lush greenery and white sand beaches ring the nine islands, completing the view from above water.

Diving at Richelieu Rock, will bring you to Whale Sharks, Mantas and Barracudas, not to mention the macro-life hiding amongst Richelieu's famous purple soft corals and Sea Fans. Koh Tachai and Koh Bon, members of the Similan Island National Park, are often visited en-route to Richelieu, and offer more Pelagics, Napoleon Wrasse and Night Diving for Macro-Critters.

Manta Queen 8 operates 4 Days & 4 Nights trips to Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Boon Sung Wreck.

Our liveaboard vessel is a 28 meters long and 7 meters wide wooden hull built boat that is manned with 5 dive staff and 6 boat crew. Manta Queen 8 accommodates 24 guests in comfortable air conditioned double bed ensuite and twin bed share cabins.

There is plenty of space to enjoy the time in between dives in the Saloon with HD-TV, the open dining area or on the large Sundeck. All meals on board are served buffet style freshly cooked from the on board Chef. Snacks and fruit are served in between dives. The dinghy gives you the opportunity to spend some time on the beautiful beaches.

Nitrox is also available onboard as well as Nitrox courses (EAN) and a wide range of PADI Courses i.e. Open Water Course, Advanced Open Water Course, Deep Speciality and many more.

THE FOOD ONBOARD

We proud our selves to offer the best tasting Thai cuisine on board our complete fleet. Nonetheless we offer a variety of Western dishes too during your cruise. We are able to cater Vegetarians, Vegans and on all our boats we banned the use of Monosodium Glutamate. If you are allergic to Nuts or other food ingredients please tell us during your check in at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures. For more information or special requirements please contact us. All meals on board are served buffet style freshly cooked from the on board kitchen. Snacks and fruits are served in between dives.

JOIN US ONBOARD "THE MANTA QUEEN FLEET" FOR A AMAZING CRUISE TO SOME OF THE TOP DIVE SPOTS IN THE WORLD

Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is an Award Winning PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center. Founded in 2003 Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is one of the first and oldest Dive Centers based in the small holiday town of Khao Lak. We pride ourselves that we have developed into the most trusted Liveaboard Dive Tour Operator visiting the Similan Islands and Surin Islands Marine National Parks.  Since 2003 we have completed more than 2,000 Liveaboard cruises to both Marine Parks, and without doubt Khao Lak Scuba Adventures employs the most experienced dive staff and crews on its vessels. Khao Lak Scuba Adventures legally employs 40 multilingual PADI Dive Professionals who speak all major Western languages including French, Spanish, German, Portuguese etc, as well as Chinese, Japanese and other Asian languages too. 

HOW TO GET TO KHAO LAK

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Pick Ups

  • Do not forget to let us know one day in advance where to pick you up!
  • Arrivals at the new International Terminal please meet our shared minibus at Exit Gate 4

Check In / Check Out Procedures

  • Check in time for all our liveabords in Khao Lak is between 5 - 6.30 pm
  • Exception is for divers who booked a transfer at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures from Phuket.
  • The liveaboards will be back, after the trip, in Khao Lak around 5.00 pm.
  • We will transfer you as soon as possible back to your hotels in Khao Lak and Phuket.

Cabins

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Upper Deck - Double Cabin- en-suite

The best-value cabins with offer storage space and privacy. These are ideal for divers couples on a budget, and those who want to meet fellow Similan diving enthusiasts. For more privacy but still at an unbeatable price, have private en-suite bathrooms

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Lower deck twin cabin- non en-suite

The best-value cabins have 2 bunk beds with shared bathroom facilities, but still offer storage space and privacy. These are ideal for divers on a budget, and those who want to meet fellow Similan diving enthusiasts.

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Main Deck - twin cabin - en-suite

The best-value cabins have 2 bunk beds, but still offer storage space and privacy. These are ideal for divers on a budget, and those who want to meet fellow Similan diving enthusiasts have private en-suite bathrooms

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Main Deck - Double cabin- en-suite

The best-value cabins with offer storage space and privacy. These are ideal for divers couples on a budget, and those who want to meet fellow Similan diving enthusiasts. For more privacy but still at an unbeatable price, have private en-suite bathrooms

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Thai
  • Other Languages On Request

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

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