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Manta Queen 1 welcomes Action Sport Germany to their annual liveaboard trip to the Similan Islands


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Manta Queen 1 Trip Number 188 This trip we welcome back to Khao Lak Scuba Adventures Ralph and Connie (Action Sport Germany) with another large group of enthusiastic divers for our 4 day 4 night liveaboard adventure to the Similan Islands. Day one begins at Deep Six on Similan Island 7 for our shakedown dive buoyancy checks etc., where we can see big tuna and small ribbon eels. Elephant Hea...

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New Similan and Surin Island dive season aboard the Manta Queen Fleet - First Trip with Manta Queen 1


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Welcome back to a new Similan and Surin Island dive season aboard the Manta Queen Liveaboard Fleet. The Similan and Surin Marine National Park has been closed, same as every year, during the South West Monsoon period that lasts from 15. of  May until 10. of October. The new Liveaboard diving season is open ;-) All aboard for an amazing 4 day 4 night diving safari in the Similan Islan...

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New Similan Island Season - New Khao Lak Scuba Adventures Dive Center Look


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A new seaon at the breathtaking Similan and Surin Islands is a bout to start. On time for this anuual event our Khao Lak Scuba Adventures Dive Center has been refurbished. Our amazing ¨Dream Team¨ is ready to bring out the best of THE MANTA QUEEN LIVEABAORD FLEET. Please come visit our shop in soi NangThong right in the heart of Khao Lak. For more information contact us at online@k...

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Last Trip of the Season with Manta Queen 5


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Welcome to the Dome of Doom at Koh Tachai Island! We tried our luck again with the Manta Ray call and…. IT WORKED! MANTA RAY UNDER THE BOAT! The dive did not disappoint with two Manta Rays cruising over and around the Dome, even barreling up and through a HUGE school of barracudas. Even the open water group diving with Emma at 12m were loving the dive and able to experience everything. W...

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Last Manta Queen 3 trip at the Similan Islands for the 2014 - 2015 season


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Over our four days Liveaboard trip we had so many amazing encounters with everything from the smallest Ghost Pipefish (3 next to each other!) and male and female Tigertail Seahorses to the larger stuff like Octopus, Cuttlefish and Turtles. One lucky diver even saw a Shovel Nose Ray at the dive site of Three Trees on the second morning. Awesome! Add to that the Boonsung shipwreck on the last day...

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Thailand coral reef´s are alive and well visit the Similan Islands and Surin Islands


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MANTA QUEEN 3 back from an amazing 4 days and 4 nights liveabord trip to the Similan and Surin Islands. The Similan Islands and Surin Islands being the centerpiece of what is a wide variety of excellent diving locations around the country of Thailand. With great visibility and loads of interesting marine life, the Similans are consistently good diving. This season is no different, with great...

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Manta Queen 6 final trip of the Similan diving season


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Manta Queen 6 Trip Number 171 was a busy trip, with so many courses on board we made the crew work for their money on this one. On day one at the Similan Islands with gusty conditions we made seven drops to get the best for everyone. The experienced divers wanted to drop on sites out of range for the entry level divers, they got what they wanted, Anita's Reef, West of Eden and Deep Six amon...

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3 days and 3 nights liveaboard Manta Queen 5 spotted WHALESHARK at Koh Bon Island


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Manta Queen 5 left the pier on the 30rd of January for another 3 day / 3 night trip at the Similan Islands. On board were divers from France, Sweden, Australia, Russia and Hong Kong. After a good meal and a good sleep we arrived at Koh Bon Island for our first dive. The first dive of the trip is always a check dive, nice and easy for everyone, so you can imagine our surprise when some of our di...

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Final trip with Manta Queen 2, and Mantas at Similan Islands


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Final trip of the season with our Manta Queen 2 Liveaboard. Because of the ongoing weather situation Mark and I decided to break the usual schedule and begin our trip straight away at Koh Bon Island. Check dive and Koh Bon West Ridge done and off we where to Koh Tachai Island. The Dome gave us once again a magic dive. Around one hour on and off with 2 Manta Rays. Amazing, this is why we go divi...

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Manta Queen 2 is back to Khao Lak with 20 ecstatic divers!


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Manta Queen 2 Liveaboard Trip 174 Setting off late with this departure but never the less with excitment in the air as people were super excited to be out on the boat and for some it was their first Liveaboard Similan experience... Absolutely loving the idea of doing four dives a day with all your beautiful food cooked for you by are expert cook with delicious breakfast with bacon and eggs a...

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Biggest Napoleon Wrasse sppoted ever at the Richelieu Rock - Manta Queen 5 Trip Report


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Manta Queen 5 heading to the Similan Island Marine Park Trip 20 for Manta Queen 5 this season leaves Khao Lak Pier with 17 Korean and 4 Scandinavian guests. Most of our ‘Scandi’s’ are doing their PADI Advanced Open Water course on their Similan liveaboard trip, so there’s some studying to be done for them. Most of our Korean’s are very experienced divers and brough...

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White Tip Reef Shark on Elephant Head Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand


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On the first day of our Similan liveabaord trip on Manta Queen 6, Anita's reef was calling us for our first dive with near perfect conditions. The day carried on like that with not a breath of wind. When discussing with the Captain where we could dive all when got back was "up to you, up to you" something every dive guide loves to hear from the Skipper!!! Highlights on day 2 in...

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Manta Queen 1 - The one and only Queen in the Andaman Sea


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Manta Queen 1 sails to Richelieu Rock and Similan National Marine Park. The one and only Queen in the Andaman Sea departs once again from Khao Lak harbor. Day one started spectacular even before we touch the water, just before we wanted to start the briefing a Whale Shark sought shelter under our Manta Queen 1. Lucky us, maybe we should start our trip more often at the Phratong Wreck - good ...

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Manta Queen 2- Beautiful Andaman Sea


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  Manta Queen 2 TRIP# 173 As we set sail from Khao Lak with hope in our hearts upon the gentle rocking waves of the Andaman Sea our excitment could hardly be contained with the prospects of what was to come during our three day Liveaboard On our arrival at Koh Bon, within the Similan National Marine Park, we were greeted by Napoleon Wrasse, sea snakes and ocotpus. After meandering alon...

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Awesome Manta Queen 3 Liveaboard trip to the Similan Islands


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Manta Queen 3... is awesome! This last trip was especially great, with gentle currents and absolutely amazing visibility at many of the dive sites. Add in thousands of schooling Fusiliers at Koh Tachai Pinnacle, Sea Moths at Elephant Head Rock, loads of Octopus seemingly everywhere, Napoleon Wrasse, Stonefish and so much other great stuff, and you've got the makings of a fantastic four days...

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