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Cabins

12

Length / Width

27 m / 7 m

Year built / renovated

  / 2017

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • The Manta Queen 8 is a well-equipped liveaboard taking you and 23 other guests to world-class diving locations in the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and Koh Bon
  • Enjoy clear waters, widespread corals and superb marine life such as giant whale sharks, mantas, leopard sharks, scorpionfish and blue-spotted stingrays
  • Clear waters make these islands wonderful for divers and this budget-friendly liveaboard brings you both the highlights and the hidden gems
  • Tender over to the beautiful white-sand beaches of the Similan Islands and relax or chill out on the spacious sun deck on one of the comfortable mattresses

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100% (downpayment)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • Any cancellation by Agent or customer Less than 60 Days before Day of trip departure, the Agent will be invoiced for the National Marine Park Fee + 7% VAT.
  • Any cancellation by Agent or customer Less than 30 Days before Day of trip departure, the Agent will be invoiced for 30% of the Trip Selling Price + the N. Marine Park Fee + 7% VAT.
  • Any cancelation by Agent or customer less than 48 hours before Day of trip departure, the Agent will be invoiced for 70% of Trip Selling Price + N. Marine Park Fee + 7% VAT.

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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
  • 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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  • Beds:  2 Bunk
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  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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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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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

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.

Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

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

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

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