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Length / Width

27 m / 7 m

Year built / renovated

  / 2017

Rental equip.

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  • 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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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Sep 9, 2020

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OUR EXTRA HYGIENE STANDARDS: Hand sanitizer provided in Shared Transfer mini vans, in and around Dive Centre for trip Check In and on all Liveaboard vessels. o Though regularly and thoroughly cleaned after every trip… extras steps taken to clean “touched surfaces”, such as all door handles, hand rails, etc, in bathrooms, cabins, dive deck, dinning and lounge areas. o We always “thoroughly” clean our “rental equipment” after every trip with Dettol… especially regulators. o If guests wish to wear mask to help prevent spread “of anything”, they should have own masks with them. But we will have masks available for guests to purchase if needed.
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Booking process


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


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


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

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 5%
  • 45 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 67 days before the start of your trip you will lose 0% of your total booking, 50% if you cancel more than 30 days before the trip, and 100% if you cancel within 30 days of your trip
  • SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: Khaolak Scuba Adventures will allow any guest affected by the Coronavirus situation and has booked onto one of our trips in March, April 2020... to change their trip to any trip during the rest of this 2019/2020 season... or to any trips next 2020 season departing in the months of October, November and up to the latest departure date of December 31st 2020. 2. If you do not know what trip you would like to change to at this time, no problem letting us know what trip to change no later than August 31st 2020. No trip changes will be taken after August 31st 2020. If a trip postponement is required, and later alternate trip chosen is more expensive than "original trip price paid", we will require the difference in price to be paid. No partial refund can be offered if changed trip option is cheaper than “original trip price paid“
  • Please note that if you are rebooked on a new trip, the original standard cancellation terms will then apply to your booking.




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.


Proud of offering the best tasting Thai Cuisine on board of the complete fleet. Nonetheless we offer a variety of Western dishes too during your cruise. We are able to cater vegetarians, vegans and on all the 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.  All meals on board are served buffet style freshly cooked from the on board kitchen. Snacks and fruits are served in between dives.


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. Pride to have been 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.


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Deck Plan


For your safety

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

Diving gear

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

Languages spoken

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

Diving Facilities

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

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

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


  • Land Excursions

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Great for families

  • Movies


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

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


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


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