Deep Andaman Queen is a good value dive liveaboard that offers dive liveaboard trips in the Similan Islands - 5D/4N and Burma Banks - 8D/7N, it can host up to 21 guests per trip.

François Badoux

17/03/2016

The trip was nice and the diving excellent. However, the boat is in dire need of some maintenance: - We had the privilege of having the master cabin and it was comfortable enough, but it has not seen...

Description

Boat

Deep Andaman Queen formerly known as "Queen Scuba", is a 28.5 m long, 7 m wide strong steel liveaboard, max cruises speed at 12 knots. Original built in 2003, It was undergo a full refit in 2012, then renamed as "Deep Andaman Queen".

Deep Andaman Queen features a roomy, air conditioned salon on the upper deck, with large panoramic windows, a TV/DVD/music entertainment center, a full selec on of marine life books & diving magazines, comfortable sitting area, side tables.

Outside the indoor salon, there is a spacious outdoor dining area complete with wooden dining tables, charis, a BBQ equipment, as well as a serving table.

In front of the wheel house, there is a large bench perfect to sit and watch things pass by.

Sunbathers can enjoy the top desk, where there is a large 60 square meter half-shaded sun deck equipped with sun beds, lounge chairs and soft sofas for relaxation.

Deep Andaman Queen‘s large two-level dive deck is located on the back of the main deck, well equipped with personal gear boxes, a camera table, large rinse tanks are conveniently located for washing dive equipment and cameras, wetsuit hanging area, fin storage, and deck rinse showers.


Cabin

The Deep Andaman Queen has 9 comfortable staterooms, can sleep up to 21 guests in privacy and comfort.

All cabins have ensuite bathroom, A/C, storage area, 220 volt electric plus.

1 Master Cabin:
Located on the main deck, with a double bed, TV, DVD player, mini refrigerator and lots of seaview windows, it is also the largest cabin on board.

3 Deluxe Double Cabins:
Located on the main deck, with a double bed, seaview windows.

2 Deluxe Twin Cabins:
Located on the main deck, with two single bunk beds, seaview windows.

1 Standard Twin Cabin:
Located on the lower deck, with two single bunk beds, portholes.

1 Standard Triple Cabin:
Located on the lower deck, with three single beds (2 in bunk style), portholes.

1 Standard Quad Cabin:
Located on the lower deck, with four single bunk beds, portholes.


Diving

  • Similan route: 5 Days / 4 Nights (14 Dives)

  • Myanmar and Thailand route: 8 Days / 7 Nights (22 Dives)

  • All diving will provide expericed guide to lead the dive.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Depends on availbility/route
  • Payment on board:By cash only (THB)
  • Crew Number:12 or more, including 3 to 4 dive guides

Itineraries

Similan Trip (5D/4N, 14 dives)

Similan-Koh Bon- Koh Tachai-Richelieu Rock- Surin

Day 1 - No diving
03:00 pm – 06:00 pm: Pick-up at Hotel/Phuket Airport/Khao Lak (scheduled pickup)
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm: Arrival at MV Deep Andaman Queen Liveaboard (Taplamu pier); Welcome Drinks - Cabin Allocation - Staff Introduction - Boat Briefing - Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 - 4 dives
07:00 am – 07:30 am: General Diving Rules / Safety Briefing
07:30 am – 07:00 pm: Three day dives around the Similan Island.
.....................................Visit Island No. 4 / Enjoy paradise with a beautiful white sandy beach.
07:00 pm – 07:45 pm: Night dive at Honeymoon Bay (Island No. 4)

Day 3 - 4 dives
07:00 am – 01:00 pm: Two dives around the Similan Islands
.....................................Visit Island No. 8 / Enjoy paradise with nature & a white sandy beach.
02:00 pm - 06:30 pm: Two dives around Koh Bon & Koh Tachai Islands

Day 4 - 4 dives
07:00 am – 09:00 am: One early morning dive around Koh Tachai Island.
10:30 am – 06:30 pm: Three dives around Richelieu Rock & Surin Island.

Day 5 - 2 dives
07:00 am – 08:00 am: One early morning dive around Koh Bon Island
11:00 am – 12:00 am: If possible, one dive at Boon Sung Wreck
12:30 pm – 02:30 pm: Leave the dive site for Taplamu Pier (Lunch, Debriefing).
03:00 pm – 03:30 pm: Disembarkation at Taplamu Pier.
04:00 pm – 06:30 pm: Transfer back to your Hotel in Phuket, Air Airport & Khao Lak Area.


Similan and Burma Bank trip (8D/7N, 22 dives)

Similan-Koh Bon- Koh Tachai-Richelieu Rock- Surin-Burma Bank-Mergui

Day 1 - No diving
15:00 - 18:00: Pick up and transfer you Tablamu Pier
18:00 - 20:00: Arrival at MV Deep Andaman Queen in Tablamu pier.
Welcome drink serves - Cabin allocation - Staff introduction - Boat briefing - Welcome Dinner - Leave from Tablamu Pier travel overnight to the fantastic dive sites of Similan.

Day 2 - 4 dives
Enjoy with 2 dives at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai then follow by 2 dives at the Richelieu Rock. After diving will have a night cruise to Ranong for immigration on the next day.

Day 3 - 1 or 2 dives
In the morning we will clear border formalities at Ranong-Thailand and Kawthoung in Myanmar before cruising out towards islands of Myanmar. Exploring 3 dives at High Rock, Rocky Island and Shark Cave areas

Day 4 - 4 dives
4 extremely exciting dives at the Black Rock

Day 5 - 4 dives
Happy dives at North Twin, Shark Cave and Stewart Island

Day 6 - 4 dives
Morning dive at North Rock then follow by Fan Forest Pinnacle and 2 more dives at Western Rocky

Day 7 - 1 or 2 dives
Two dives at Western Rocky then returning to Kawthoung for checking out from Myanmar and back in to Thailand.

Day 8 - 2 dives
2 wreck dives at Boonsung and another wreck in front of Khao Lak.
11:30 – 13:00: Leave the dive site for Tablamu Pier lunch and debriefing on the way back.
13:00: Disembarkation at Tablamu Pier
13:00 – 16:00: Transfer back to your Hotel in Phuket , Air Airport & Khao Lak Area.

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Destinations Myanmar, Similan Islands, South Andaman Sea
Facilities Camera station, Massage or Spa
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
16/11/2018 to 20/11/2018 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
21/11/2018 to 25/11/2018 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
26/11/2018 to 03/12/2018 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,804.67 Detail
04/12/2018 to 08/12/2018 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
09/12/2018 to 13/12/2018 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
14/12/2018 to 18/12/2018 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
19/12/2018 to 23/12/2018 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
24/12/2018 to 29/12/2018 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,251.13 Detail
30/12/2018 to 04/01/2019 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,251.13 Detail
04/01/2019 to 11/01/2019 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,804.67 Detail
13/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
18/01/2019 to 22/01/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
23/01/2019 to 27/01/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
28/01/2019 to 01/02/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
02/02/2019 to 09/02/2019 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,804.67 Detail
10/02/2019 to 14/02/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
15/02/2019 to 19/02/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
20/02/2019 to 24/02/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
25/02/2019 to 01/03/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
02/03/2019 to 09/03/2019 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,804.67 Detail
10/03/2019 to 14/03/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
15/03/2019 to 19/03/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
20/03/2019 to 24/03/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
30/03/2019 to 03/04/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
04/04/2019 to 11/04/2019 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,804.67 Detail
12/04/2019 to 16/04/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
17/04/2019 to 21/04/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
21/04/2019 to 25/04/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
26/04/2019 to 30/04/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
01/05/2019 to 08/05/2019 7 nights Myanmar Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,804.67 Detail
09/05/2019 to 13/05/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail
13/05/2019 to 17/05/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $909.92 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Similan Islands 4 nights Quad From $909.92
Similan Islands 4 nights Triple From $970.58
Similan Islands 4 nights Standard Twin From $1,061.57
Similan Islands 4 nights Deluxe Twin From $1,213.22
Similan Islands 4 nights Deluxe Double From $1,213.22
Similan Islands 4 nights Master From $1,395.20
Similan Islands 5 nights Quad From $1,251.13
Similan Islands 5 nights Triple From $1,334.54
Similan Islands 5 nights Standard Twin From $1,459.66
Similan Islands 5 nights Deluxe Twin From $1,668.18
Similan Islands 5 nights Deluxe Double From $1,668.18
Similan Islands 5 nights Master From $1,918.41
Myanmar 7 nights Quad From $1,804.67
Myanmar 7 nights Triple From $1,910.82
Myanmar 7 nights Standard Twin From $2,070.06
Myanmar 7 nights Deluxe Twin From $2,335.45
Myanmar 7 nights Deluxe Double From $2,335.45
Myanmar 7 nights Master From $2,653.92

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Myanmar

Period : Liveaboards run trips only during the calm season from November through to early May.

Visa's : All ASEAN member states, the EU and the USA can receive 28-day Visa on Arrivals to Myanmar, all other nationalities must obtain a visa before arriving. Please check with your closest Consulate of Myanmar for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Climat : The sunny dry season runs from November to May, with April and May the warmest. The monsoon is from June through to September every year. Average temps stay constant around 28°C.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 27°C throughout the diving season, but there can be thermoclines where the temp drops down to 25°C.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year.

Plugs : Type C, D, F & G with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily to Yangon from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and China. However, guests taking liveaboard trips should cross the land border at Ranong. Transfers are pre-arranged by the boats from Phuket or Khao Lak.

Currency : Local currency is the kyat, pronounced "chut/chat". Foreigners are required to pay in US dollars for hotels, tourist attractions, rail and air tickets, ferry travel and sometimes for bus tickets as well, and are required to pay in kyat for most other transactions (trishaws, pickups, tips, food, etc.). All payments on-board are in USD or EURO.


Similan Islands

Period : Liveaboards run trips only when the park is open, from early November through to early May every year.

Visa's : Most nationalities do not require a visa for stays less than 30-days, some nationalities can recive a visa for 15 days upon arrival with 1,000 THB fee. However, please contact the Thai consulate nearest you for more updated information.

Climat : The sunny dry season runs from November to May, with April and May the warmest. The monsoon is from June through to September every year. Average temps stay constant around 28°C.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 27°C throughout the diving season, but there can be thermoclines where the temp drops down to 25°C.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year.

Plugs : Type A & C with 220 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily directly Phuket International airport, along with many domestic daily flights from Bangkok and other part of Thailand.

Currency : Local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Banks change currencies from all over the world at good rates. There are also many ATMs distributed throughout the country and credit cards are accepted nearly everywhere.


South Andaman Sea

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, the high season are between October and May.

Visa's : Most nationalities do not require a visa for stays less than 30-days, some nationalities can recive a visa for 15 days upon arrival with 1,000 THB fee. However, please contact the Thai consulate nearest you for more updated information.

Climat : The sunny dry season runs from November to May, with April and May the warmest. The monsoon is from June through to September every year. Average temps stay constant around 28°C.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 26 - 27°C throughout the diving season.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended throughout the year.

Plugs : Type A & C with 220 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily directly Phuket International airport, along with many domestic daily flights from Bangkok and other part of Thailand.

Currency : Local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Banks change currencies from all over the world at good rates. There are also many ATMs distributed throughout the country and credit cards are accepted nearly everywhere.

Diver's reviews (3)

François Badoux, 17/03/2016

The trip was nice and the diving excellent. However, the boat is in dire need of some maintenance: - We had the privilege of having the master cabin and it was comfortable enough, but it has not seen even a coat of fresh paint since we were on the same boat five years ago. Only the AC was replaced. - A window was leaking, and on a night at sea, with swell and wind, sea water linked in, dripped on my iphone and ruined it. Management replaced it, but my recent data, and my vacation pictures were lost. - Window shades had no way to be secured in place. On nights with swells, they were beating constantly against the window frames. - But most importantly, the bathroom was in unacceptable state of repair, and so were the other bathrooms. - Finally, the cleaning lady did hardly a bare minimum job. Good notes on the rest of the crew, and particularly for the diving team.

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Evgeniya, 21/12/2015

It was very pleasant trip. The boat was clean, only the bathroom was a little bit old with rusty tap. The crew and dive masters were very friendly and outgoing. Dive sites in Burma were amazing.

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Cindy & Peter, 20/08/2014

Just finding time now to fill the review you sent to us. The boat, food, crew were super good and we spent a really nice trip onboard. Dive sites were Ok and few good surprise with a Whale shark playing with us for 30' in Koh Tachai, was a really good time. Thanks to you ;-)

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