Manta Queen 3 is a professional liveaboard offering 4 days and 4 nights trips to Koh Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. It can host up to 31 guests on board.

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Description

Boat

Manta Queen 3 is a 35 meters long and 7 meters wide steal hull built liveaboard that is manned with 6 dive staff and 10 boat crew.

There is plenty of space to enjoy the time in between dives in the air-conditioned saloon, in the open dinning area, on the captain's balcony or on the large sunny and shaded deck.

All meals on board are served buffet style freshly cooked from the on board chef. Snacks and fruits are served in between dives. The dinghy will give 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.


Cabin

Manta Queen 3 accommodates 31 guests in comfortable air-conditioned cabins of which five different types are available: a Master en-suite cabin, 2 twin beds en-suite cabins, one three beds cabin, 5 four beds cabins and 2 twin beds cabins.

1 Master en-suite cabin: Equipped with one double bed and 2 single beds (bunk-bed style) and a private bathroom.

2 Twin beds en-suite cabins: Equipped with 2 single beds (bunk-bed style) and a private bathroom.

1 three beds cabin: Equipped with one double bed and one single bed (bunk-bed style).

5 four beds cabins: Equipped with 4 single beds (bunk-bed style).

2 Twin beds cabins: Equipped with 2 single beds (bunk-bed style).


Diving

  • Marine Park entry and dive fees for Similan and Surin Islands are included.

  • Courses are available on request.

  • 15 dives (including night dives) per trip.

  • Full set of high quality dive equipment included.

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


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available, 150THB per dive.
  • 15L tanks:Available, 150THB per dive.
  • Rebreather dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Dive equipment rental:Included.
  • Diving insurance:Divers traveling on board must have a valid insurance.
  • Wi-Fi Internet:Not available at the moment.
  • Laundry service:Not available at the moment.
  • Massage service:Not available at the moment.
  • Payment on board:Local currency (THB) only.
  • Crew members: 16, including 6 dive guides.

Itineraries

Manta Queen 3 Itinerary - 4D/4N Similan Islands

The below itinerary is the plan, but is subject to last-minute changes for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all guests on board. This normally applies to sea or weather conditions or crowded dive sites, but can also be due to a dive site being especially good and the cruise leader deciding to dive it again.

Departure Day
- 5:00 - 6:30 pm: Pick up from hotels around Phuket & Khao Lak then check-In at the Dive Center
- 08:00 pm: Departure to the pier
- 08:30 pm: General boat briefing
- 08:45 pm: Cabin allocation
- 09:00 pm: Equipment set up
- 09:30 pm: Light on-board dinner

Day 1 - Similan Island
- 07:00 am: Wake up call
- 07:30 am: Safety/Dive Briefing
- 08:15 am: Dive briefing #1 “Similan Islands”
- 10:00 am: Breakfast
- 11:45 am: Dive briefing #2 “Similan Islands“
- 01:30 pm: Lunch
- 03:30 pm: Dive briefing #3 “Similan Islands”
- 05:00 pm: Snacks
- 06:15 pm: Dive briefing #4 “Night Dive – Similan Islands”
- 08:00 pm: Dinner

Day 2 - Similan Island/Koh Bon/Koh Tachai
- 06:00 am: Wake up call
- 06:30 am: Dive briefing #9 “Similan Islands”
- 08:15 am: Breakfast
- 10:15 am: Dive briefing #6 "Similan Islands or Koh Bon, West Ridge"
- 12:00 pm: Lunch
- 01:30 pm: Dive briefing #7 "Koh Bon, West Ridge or Tachai Pinnacle"
- 03:15 pm: Snacks
- 05:00 pm: Dive briefing #8 "Tachai Pinnacle"
- 07:00 pm: Dinner

Day 3 - Surin Islands & Richelieu Rock
- 06:00 am: Wake up call
- 06:30 am: Dive briefing #9 "Surin Islands"
- 08:00 am: Breakfast
- 10:30 am: Dive briefing #10 "Richelieu Rock"
- 12:15 pm: Lunch
- 01:45 pm: Dive briefing #11 "Richelieu Rock"
- 03:30 pm: Snacks
- 05:00 pm: Dive briefing #12 "Richelieu Rock"
- 07:00 pm: Dinner

Day 4 - Koh Bon & Boonsung Wreck
- 05:45 am: Wake up call
- 06:15 am: Dive briefing #13 "Koh Bon Pinnacle"
- 08:00 am: Breakfast
- 09:00 am: Dive briefing #14 "Koh Bon, West Ridge"
- 11:15 am: Departure briefing
- 11:45 am: Lunch
- 01:15 pm: Dive briefing #15 "Boonsung wreck"
- 03:15 pm: Snacks
- 05:00 pm: Transfer to the check out lounge
- 05:30 pm: Transfer To Your Hotel
You will arrive back to your Phuket hotels approximately between 6 to 7 pm.

Pick Up Schedule
- Khaolak: 16:30-17:00
- Outside Khaolak: 16:00-17:00 ( 250 THB per pax extra charge per way )

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Destinations Similan Islands
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Languages spoken Chinese, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish

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Prices & conditions

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • 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.

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