M/V MANTA QUEEN 8 | LIVEABOARD
Manta Queen 8 is running a 4 days & 4 nights trip to Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Boon Sung Wreck.
Manta Queen 8 accommodates 24 guests in comfortable air conditioned double bed ensuite and twin bed share cabins.
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.
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 fruits 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.
15 world class dives at Thailand´s premier dive destination. DIVE - EAT - SLEEP – REPEAT
- Marine Park entry and dive fees for Similan & Surin Islands
- Free* rental dive computer for the duration of the dive trip *(Khao Lak Scuba Adventures divers only)
- Transfers from Khao Lak on departure and arrival days of the boat
- All meals, fruits and snacks
- Drinking water, tea and coffee
- Experienced dive guides and instructors (no freelance)
- Small dive groups of 5 or less + an extra certified dive guide on-board to assit if divers experince dificulties such as high air consumption or problems with bouyancy.
- Free Wifi* Hot-Spot access (*Wifi might not be available during the complete trip due to the of the remotness of the dive destination or due to power cuts at the islands)
- Torch for night dives
WHATS EXCLUDED: OPTIONAL ITEMS
- Full set of high quality diving gear: 400 THB per day (1600 THB complete trip)
- Prescriptive dive mask -1/-10: 200 THB per day (800 THB complete trip)
- Long wetsuit: 200 THB per day (800 THB complete trip)
- Dive Insurance: 300 THB (1200 THB complete trip)
PER DIVE, UNIT, TRANSFER FROM PHUKET
- 15 liter dive tank: 150 THB per dive (2250 THB for all 15 dives)
- Nitrox: 150 THB per dive (2100 THB for all 15 dives)
- Soft Drinks (40 THB per unit)
- Beers (70 THB per unit)
- Scheduled shared transfer from Phuket to Khao Lak (300 THB each way). Recommended ETA at Phuket Airport should be not later 2 pm: Shared pick up: 3 - 3:15 pm (15:00 - 15:15 h) Phuket Domestic arrivals in front of the BILLION COFFEE SHOP (Gate No.1) and 3:15 to 3:30 pm (15:15 - 15:30 h) Phuket International Airport in front of (Exit Gate 4) In case of any delay our transfer manager Mr. Toun and his team are available at +66 (0)83 637 8282 or +66 (0)76 485 602.
Richelieu Rock (called in Thai Hin Plo Naam) is a dive site in the Andaman Sea near the Surin Islands. It is part of the Mu Koh Surin National Marine Park although being about 18 km east of Surin Island. The most famous dive sites of Thailand, Richelieu Rock is an isolated diving pinnacle to the east of the Surin Islands. The site is marked by the top with a pinnacle which is 1 metre above the sea level during low tide, and disappears underwater during high tide.READ MORE
A solitary island located 20 km north of Koh Bon within the tour of all Manta Queen Diving Boats and Live aboards cruising along the Similan diving Sites, Koh Tachai has magnificent white sandy Thailand Scuba & Snorkel beaches with two interesting Thailand dive sites, Southern Thailand diving Pinnacles and Scuba diving Thailand Eastern Reef. Thailand diving Koh Tachai Pinnacle or Twin Peaks, are a pair of submerged Thailand diving pinnacles located 500 metres south of Koh Tachai and are marked by a couple of buoys in the National Marine Park Similan Islands and Surin Island.READ MORE
KOH BON WEST RIDGE
Koh Bon Thailand is a granite islet situated some distance to the northwest of the Similan Islands, however it is still considered to be part of the Similan National Marine Park. A favourite dive site is the western ridge of the islet two hours away from the Similan Islands, which falls steeply away to the deep. Our Manta Queen fleet usually park in a bay located south of the ridge, where they have maximum protection against wind and strong waves.READ MORE
ELEPHANT HEAD ROCK
If you’ve ever heard about the Similan Islands, then it’s certain you’ve heard about this site. Located between Islands 7 and 8, this first thing you will notice before you dive is one massive boulder rising above the surface, and next to it are another three boulders. The site is named for the largest and tallest boulder, which is said to resemble the head of an elephant. You may need to use your imagination as you look.READ MORE
HIN LUANG KOH BON
Located 200 meters north of Koh Bon’s north ridge not far from Similan diving, this impressive deep Thailand pinnacle is worth a Thailand liveaboard dive even if it’s just to stare in awe at the breath taking topography of this Thailand diving underwater mountain.
This is one of the Thailand diving sites where you will be asked to do a negative scuba entry. The top of the diving pinnacle starts at 18m, so during the diving descent you are completely exposed to the currents.READ MORE
This is definitely a dive site to bring your camera! With the maze of granite boulders and swim-throughs photos really capture the beauty of this site.
Ribbon eels and Orange-spotted Pipefish can be seen around the edge of this dive site as well as Napoléon Wrass and the occasional Eagle Ray. Anemones with Porcelain Crabs inhabit the crevasses and Nudibranches galore can be seen crawling over the boulders.
Similan Liveaboard North Point also known as Similan scuba diving Rocky Point is a Thailand liveaboard dive site comprising submerged rocks located to the northeast of similan island 9 and north of similan island Breakfast Bend. Marked by a diving buoy one kilometre north of the similan liveaboard island, the huge boulders are surrounded by large areas of sand. The northern boulders extend to below 35 metres thailand liveaboard diving depth.
Thailand Similan Liveaboard diving Deep Six is a cluster of submerged boulders is located on the north of Similan Island #7 (Koh Pa-Yu). The Khao Lak Liveaboard Divesite Deep Six is an extension of the main island that continues underwater, with a maximum depth of 35 to 40 metres. There are many outcrops throughout the area, along with scattered rocks with soft corals and sea fans on the outer parts.READ MORE
WEST OF EDEN
When East of Eden became too crowded divers started to look for other Liveaboard Thailand dive sites in the area, they went to the west side of Koh Pa-Yu (Island 7) and discovered that the Garden of Eden does not only face east.
Like other western Thailand Liveaboard PADI dive sites in the Similan Islands, West of Eden basically comprises giant granite boulders that create nice canyons, with walls covered with colourful soft corals and giant sea fans.READ MORE
EAST OF EDEN
Thailand diving site East of Eden (called Ruan Gluay-Mai in Thaiand) East of Koh Pa-Yu (Similan Island diving number 7), the East of Eden Similan dive site runs from North to South and is an ideal scuba similan live aboard dive site for reef diving in Thailand.
The reef slope ranges from 5 to 40 metres. In the north of the Similan diving Island, there is a cluster of staghorn coral and blue coral punctuated by sparse rocks for Thailand Liveaboard Trips. In the middle of the site, you will find mostly sand and scattered fire corals.READ MORE
Similan Island liveaboard diving Anita's Reef (Hin Muan Deaw) spreads betwen between two Thailand liveaboard islands, Similan #5 and Similan #6 which are two of the smaller liveaboard islands adjacent to one another. The scubareef starts from the east of Similan island 6 and runs to the south of Similan island 5.
The reef slope from the reef flat at five to ten metres to the sandy bottom at a maximum of 26 to 28 metres. Shallow Thailand liveaboard coral gardens comprise huge pore and staghorn corals with small pinnacles.READ MORE
BOON SUNG WRECK
Sunk in 1985, this tin dragger went down in 20 meters of water, after somebody flushed the toilet and the water started rushing in and did not stop!
Over several years, it became colonized by thousands upon thousands of fish, glad to be lucky enough to have to an artificial reef in a vast expanse of sand. When the tsunami hit in 2004, it broke the structure into four main pieces, making it ever more interesting.READ MORE
THE FOOD ONBOARDWe proud our selves to offer the best tasting Thai cuisine on board our complete fleet. Nonetheless we offer a variety of Western dishes too during your cruise. We are able to cater Vegetarians, Vegans and on all our 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. For more information or special requirements please contact us.
06:30 Check in start
08:00 Departure to the pier
08:30 General boat briefing
08:45 Cabin allocation
09:00 Equipment set up
09:30 Light on-board dinner
07:00 Wake up call
07:30 Safety/Dive Briefing
08:15 Dive briefing #1 “Similan Islands”
11:45 Dive briefing #2 “Similan Islands“
03:30 Dive briefing #3 “Similan Islands”
06:15 Dive briefing #4 “Night Dive – Similan Islands”
06:00 Wake up call
06:30 Dive briefing #9 “Similan Islands”
10:15 Dive briefing #6 "Similan Islands or Koh Bon, West Ridge"
01:30 Dive briefing #7 "Koh Bon, West Ridge or Tachai Pinnacle"
05:00 Dive briefing #8 "Tachai Pinnacle"
06:00 Wake up call
06:30 Dive briefing #9 "Surin Islands"
10:30 Dive briefing #10 "Richelieu Rock"
01:45 Dive briefing #11 "Richelieu Rock"
05:00 Dive briefing #12 "Richelieu Rock"
05:45 Wake up call
06:15 Dive briefing #13 "Koh Bon Pinnacle"
09:00 Dive briefing #14 "Koh Bon, West Ridge"
11:15 Departure briefing
01:15 Dive briefing #15 "Boonsung wreck"
05:00 Transfer to the check out lounge
05:30 Transfer To Your Hotel
You will arrive back to your Phuket hotels approximately between 6 to 7 pm.
Manta Queen 8 Schedule 2017-201807-Mar-18