M/V MANTA QUEEN 3 | LIVEABOARD
We are currently refurbishing Manta Queen 3 from scratch and an almost entire new boat will be servicing you from 30. October 2018 on-wards.
Manta Queen 3 is running a 4 days & 4 nights trip to Koh Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.
Manta Queen 3 accommodates 28 guests in comfortable air conditioned cabins of which three different types are available: Double and Twin bed ensuite cabins, Twin bed non ensuite cabins and 4 bed shared cabins to suit groups and families.
Our liveaboard vessel is 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, the open dining area, the captains balcony or on the large sun and shade 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 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
- Full set of high quality dive equipment
- Transfers from Khao Lak on departure and arrival days of the boat
- All meals, fruits and snacks
- Drinking water, tea and coffee
- Experienced dive guide
- Small dive groups of 5 or less
- Torch for night dives
WHATS EXCLUDED: OPTIONAL ITEMS
- Full set of high quality diving gear: 400 THB per day (1600 THB complete trip)
- Dive computer: 300 THB (1200 THB complete trip*) *Free of chargeincl. the PADI Nitrox or PADI Advanced Open Water Diving Course
- 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.
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 3 Schedule(Click anywhere on the schedule below to print it.)
|Trip Name||Boat||Departure Date||Arrival Date||Destination|
|MQ3#293 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-02-24||2018-02-28||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#294 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-03-01||2018-03-05||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#295 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-03-06||2018-03-10||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#296 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-03-11||2018-03-15||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#297 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-03-16||2018-03-20||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#298 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-03-21||2018-03-25||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#299 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-03-26||2018-03-30||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#300 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-03-31||2018-04-04||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#301 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-04-05||2018-04-09||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#302 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-04-10||2018-04-14||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#303 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-04-15||2018-04-19||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#305 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-04-25||2018-04-29||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#306 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-04-30||2018-05-04||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#307 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-05-05||2018-05-09||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#308 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-05-10||2018-05-14||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#309 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-10-30||2018-11-03||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#310 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-11-04||2018-11-08||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#311 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-11-09||2018-11-13||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#312 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-11-14||2018-11-18||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#313 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-11-19||2018-11-23||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#314 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-11-24||2018-11-28||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#315 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-11-29||2018-12-03||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#316 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-12-04||2018-12-08||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#317 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-12-09||2018-12-13||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#318 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-12-14||2018-12-18||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#319 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-12-19||2018-12-23||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#320 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-12-24||2018-12-28||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#321 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2018-12-29||2019-01-02||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#322 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-01-03||2019-01-07||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#323 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-01-08||2019-01-12||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#324 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-01-13||2019-01-17||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#325 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-01-18||2019-01-22||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#326 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-01-23||2019-01-27||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#327 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-01-28||2019-02-01||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#328 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-02-02||2019-02-06||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#329 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-02-07||2019-02-11||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#330 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-02-12||2019-02-16||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#331 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-02-17||2019-02-21||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#332 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-02-22||2019-02-26||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#333 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-02-27||2019-03-03||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#334 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-03-04||2019-03-08||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#335 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-03-09||2019-03-13||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#336 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-03-14||2019-03-18||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#337 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-03-19||2019-03-23||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#338 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-03-24||2019-03-28||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#339 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-03-29||2019-04-02||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#340 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-04-03||2019-04-07||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#341 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-04-08||2019-04-12||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#342 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-04-13||2019-04-17||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#343 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-04-18||2019-04-22||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#344 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-04-23||2019-04-27||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#345 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-04-28||2019-05-02||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#346 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-05-03||2019-05-07||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|
|MQ3#347 4D/4N||Manta Queen 3||2019-05-08||2019-05-12||4/4 SIM-BON-TAC-RICH-WRECK|