Deep Andaman Queen II is a brand new dive liveaboard with deluxe standard, it offering dive trips to the Similan Island and Burma Banks, it can host up to 25 guests.

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 II was originally the "Deep Andaman Queen", one of the best liveaboards operating around Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago. It went under a full refurbishment and upgrade in 2019. With the upgrade, this beautiful steel boat now is 30.5 meters in length and 7 meters in width, with cruise speed at 9.5 knots, both interior and exterior will totally change to the new modern style.

On the top sundeck, guests will enjoy the 60 square meter half-shaded outdoor space! There are many outdoor sittings in this area for relaxation.

Deep Andaman Queen II features a roomy and airy air conditioned saloon on the upper deck, with modern and comfortable lounge facilities such as comfortable sitting area, side tables, TV, entertainment systems, libray with full selection of marine life books & diving magazines, charging stations etc. As well as large panoramic windows that provide beautiful view.

Outside the indoor salon, there is a spacious outdoor canteen area with modern dining facilitis, BBQ equipment, where guests can enjoy the delicious meals three times a day. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are available all day. In front of the wheel house, there are few sun charis, perfect to sit and watch things pass by.

Deep Andaman Queen II has one of the largest dive platforms in the South East Asia. It consists of a very wide and spacious kitting-up area on two levels, a separate entry/exit platform, 2 exit ladders with 2 fresh water showers to rinse yourself or your equipment after diving. There is also 2 large buckets with fresh water for rinsing cameras, dive computers and torches.

Deep Andaman Queen II is children friendly. However, for safety reasons and comfort of all passengers on board, children under the age of 10 years will be allowed only by special prior arrangement.


Cabin

Deep Andaman Queen II now has 11 comfortable guest cabins, it can host up to 25 guests in privacy and comfort each trip :

All cabins have ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning system, storage areas, 220 volt electricity outlets, life jackets and smoking detectors.

2 Master Cabins (#10 & #11) :
Located on the main deck, the largest and most luxury cabin type. Each cabin comes with a king size bed, TV with entertainment systems, mini refrigerator, and panoramic ocean view windows.

3 Deluxe Double Cabins (#7 - #9) :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with a queen size bed, ocean view windows.

2 Deluxe Twin Cabins (#5 & #6) :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single beds in bunk style, ocean view windows.

2 Standard Twin Cabins (#3 - #4) :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds in bunk style, portholes.

1 Triple Cabin (#2) :
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with three single beds (two of them are in bunk style), portholes.

1 Quad Cabin (#1) :
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes four single beds (bunk style), portholes.


Diving

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

  • Similan route: 6 Days / 5 Nights (18 Dives)

  • Burma route : 5 Days / 4 Nights (14 - 16 Dives)

  • Similan & Burma route : 8 Days / 7 Nights (20 - 22 Dives)

  • Dive ratio will be based on 1 DM : 4 - 5 divers

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


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with an additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available with an additional cost
  • Technical Dive Available:Not available at the moment
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Depends on available/route
  • Payment on board:By cash only (THB/USD/EUR)
  • Crew Number:15 or more with 5 - 6 dive guides

Itineraries

Similan (5D/4N, 14 dives)

Similan-Koh Bon-Koh Tachai-Richelieu-Surin

Either you are a newly certified diver looking for your first liveaboard trip or an experienced diver with tons of dives logged, you can enjoy our luxurious organized high-standard Thailand dive liveaboard trip with the Deep Andaman Queen.

Day 1 - No diving
03:00 pm – 06:00 pm: Pick-up at your Hotel, Phuket Airport, Dive shop & Khao Lak
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: 3 dives around the Similan Island + Visit Island No. 4
07:00 pm – 07:45 pm: a Night dive at Honeymoon Bay (Island No. 4)

Day 3 - 4 dives
07:00 am – 01:00 pm: 2 dives around the Similan Island + Visit Island No. 8
02:00 pm - 06:30 pm: 2 dives around Koh Bon & Koh Tachai Islands

Day 4 - 4 dives
07:00 am – 09:00 am: 2 dives at Richelieu Rock & Surin Island.
10:30 am – 06:30 pm​: 2 dives around Koh Tachai Islands & Koh Bon

Day 5 - 2 dives
07:00 am – 11:00 am: 2 dives at Boon Sung Wreck
12:30 pm - 14:30 pm: Leave the dive site for Taplamu Pier (Lunch, Debriefing).
15:30 pm - 17:30 pm: Transfer back to your Hotel in Phuket, Air Airport & Khao Lak Area.


Similan + Burma Bank (8D/7N, 20 -22 dives)

We offer either Similan plus Myanmar trips for 8 days (from Phuket) or Myanmar only for 5 days (from Ranong). The schedules are below, note that the Myanmar-only trips start from Day 3 and end on Day 7.

Day 1 - No diving
03:00 pm – 06:00 pm : Pick-up at your Hotel, Phuket Airport, Dive shop & Khao Lak
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm : 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
07:00 am – 07:30 am​​ : General Diving Rules / Safety Briefing
07:30 am – 07:00 pm : 2 dives in Koh Bon and Tachai Pinnacle + 2 dives in Richelieu Rock
After diving will have a night cruise to Ranong for immigration on the next day.

Day 3 - 2 dives
07:00 am – 01:00 pm : Immigration process in Ranong and Kawthong.
​02:00 pm - 06:30 pm​ : 2 dives around High Rock or Rocky Island.

Day 4 - 4 dives
07:00 am – 18:00 pm​ : 4 extremely exciting dives at the Black Rock.

Day 5 - 4 dives
07:00 am – 18:00 pm​ : Happy dives at Shark Cave, North Twin, Stewart Island.

Day 6 - 4 dives
07:00 am – 18:00 pm​ : dive at North Rock, Fan Forest Pinnacle + 2 dives at Western Rocky

Day 7 - 2 dives
07:00 am – 12:00 pm​ : 2 more dive at Western Rocky
16:00 pm : Immigration crossing + Visit Kawthong Island.

Day 8 - 2 dives
07:00 am – 11:00 am​ : 2 wreck dives at Boongsong Wreck.
12:00 pm : Back to Tublamu Pier in Khao Lak, check out processing.
16:30 pm - 17:00 pm : arrive Phuket town, Phuket Airport or Khaolak


Important Notice

All the above itineraries are just example of an average cruise. The Captain and the Cruise Leader will decide the best course of action based on weather conditions at the specific time of each trip.

Complimentary Pick-Up is provided ONLY by our time table. Transfer's request on different time table can be arranged separately with additional charges and advanced notice. Pick up time at Phuket Airport : 18:00-18.30 hrs.

Meeting point at Phuket Airport : International Terminal - Please wait inside or outside the terminal nearby the exit No. 5. Domestic Terminal - Please find a seat and wait outside/in front of the terminal.

More

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

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
25/10/2019 to 29/10/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
30/10/2019 to 06/11/2019 7 nights Myanmar Phuket - Phuket From $1,920.37 Detail
07/11/2019 to 11/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
12/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
17/11/2019 to 21/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
22/11/2019 to 26/11/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
27/11/2019 to 04/12/2019 7 nights Myanmar Phuket - Phuket From $1,920.37 Detail
05/12/2019 to 09/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
10/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
15/12/2019 to 19/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
19/12/2019 to 23/12/2019 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
24/12/2019 to 29/12/2019 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,475.41 Detail
30/12/2019 to 04/01/2020 5 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $1,475.41 Detail
04/01/2020 to 08/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
08/01/2020 to 12/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
13/01/2020 to 17/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
18/01/2020 to 22/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
24/01/2020 to 28/01/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
29/01/2020 to 05/02/2020 7 nights Myanmar Phuket - Phuket From $1,920.37 Detail
06/02/2020 to 10/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
11/02/2020 to 15/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
16/02/2020 to 20/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
21/02/2020 to 25/02/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
26/02/2020 to 01/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
02/03/2020 to 09/03/2020 7 nights Myanmar Phuket - Phuket From $1,920.37 Detail
10/03/2020 to 14/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
14/03/2020 to 18/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
24/03/2020 to 28/03/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
29/03/2020 to 05/04/2020 7 nights Myanmar Phuket - Phuket From $1,920.37 Detail
06/04/2020 to 10/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
11/04/2020 to 15/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
16/04/2020 to 20/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
19/04/2020 to 23/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
20/04/2020 to 24/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
25/04/2020 to 29/04/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
30/04/2020 to 07/05/2020 7 nights Myanmar Phuket - Phuket From $1,920.37 Detail
08/05/2020 to 12/05/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail
12/05/2020 to 16/05/2020 4 nights Similan Islands Tap Lamu - Tap Lamu From $983.60 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Similan Islands 4 nights Quad From $983.60
Similan Islands 4 nights Triple From $1,061.67
Similan Islands 4 nights Standard Twin From $1,186.57
Similan Islands 4 nights Deluxe Double Twin From $1,311.47
Similan Islands 4 nights Master From $1,514.44
Similan Islands 5 nights Quad From $1,475.41
Similan Islands 5 nights Triple From $1,592.50
Similan Islands 5 nights Standard Twin From $1,779.85
Similan Islands 5 nights Deluxe Double Twin From $1,967.21
Similan Islands 5 nights Master From $2,271.66
Myanmar 7 nights Quad From $1,920.37
Myanmar 7 nights Triple From $2,029.66
Myanmar 7 nights Standard Twin From $2,201.40
Myanmar 7 nights Deluxe Double Twin From $2,498.04
Myanmar 7 nights Master From $2,825.91

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

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.


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.

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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