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Similan Islands Liveaboard diving on M/V Manta Queen from Khao Lak


Similan Islands Liveaboard diving on M/V Manta Queen from Khao Lak

Similan Islands Liveaboard diving on M/V Manta Queen from Khao Lak is a cheap way to experience the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, tachai and Richelieu Rock. Join us for a cruise to the top dive sites of the Andaman Sea. Manta Queen I accommodates 22 guests in air conditioned cabins. Three different types are available. Twin bed cabins , double bed cabins and 4 bed shared cabins to suit groups and families.

We have plenty of space to enjoy the time in between dives in the saloon with HD-TV, the open dining area or on our large sundeck. All meals on board are served buffet style freshly cooked from our on board kitchen. Snacks and fruits are served in between dives. Our dinghy gives us the the opportunity to spend some time on the beautiful beaches.


Trip Guidelines

Manta Queen I and II are our two main liveaboard boats for the 4 Days 4 Nights independent dive safaris from the Similan islands to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. You can make up to 14 Dives include sunset and night dives. On the way back to the harbor on day 4 we stop at either Koh Bon or Koh Tachai. 

Please check in (in person) on the day of departure between 10 am and 7 pm (latest). At the main dive center you can make your deposit, balance payment either by cash or credit card (3% is added for credit card sales and only visa and master card can be accepted). After the check in is done you are welcome to use our social networking area to do some internetwork or if you wish you can spend your Time at our Pool in the Trainingsacademy. Please ask our check in Staff. 

When you have seen your cabins and had dinner, there will be time to set up equipment and make a thorough check before leaving. The boat departs with a nice firework and then you will get a short but important boat briefing. 

You will wake up in the Similan islands with a nice cup of coffee and a light first breakfast while your trip leader gives a dive safety briefing and dive site briefing. After the first dive in paradise you will smile the whole day and the schedule is simple: eat-sleep-dive-repeat ;) We have a slightly flexible schedule for the dive sites so we can choose the best for you. 

After the Trip:
We will pick you up at the pier at 2:30 pm to return to the main dive center. Arriving at 3 pm you have time to sort out your luggage and comment on Tripadvisor or facbook about your trip if you want. If you have rented a dive computer or camera please bring them back personally to the check out counter. Do not forget ANYTHING on the boat, as we have no chance to get back on until the next trip starts because the Boat is out in the Harbor for a allover cleanup. At 4pm we will transfer you to your hotel or resort - either in khao Lak area or Phuket. 

We would greatly appreciate you feed back either in person or at any of the popular “recommendations” web sites. For example: www.tripadvisor.com or www.taucher.net etc. A short comment on our facebook, twitter or blog site would also be very welcome.

YOU NEED:
  • Your certification card and log book (if you have one)
  • Swim wear Sun protection
  • Small amount of money for extras and tip.



Similan Islands Liveaboard diving on M/V Manta Queen from Khao Lak


Boat Specification


  • Length: 27 meters
  • Width: 5 meters
  • Hull: wood
  • Engines: 2 x Hino 350 HP
  • Generators: 1 x 40 KW 1x 50 KW
  • Cruising Speed: 8-9 knots
  • Navigation: GPS Sat. Navigation, Sonar, Compass
  • Boat Crew: 1 Captain, 1 Engineer, 4 Deckhands, 2 Cooks
  • Dive Crew: 1 Tour leader, 1 Blender, 4 multilingual Divemaster/Instructors
  • Safety: VHF Radio, Emergency Oxygen Unit, Life-raft, Life-jackets/rings, First Aid Kit, Satelite Phones



Safety Facilities

Garmin Global Positioning System (GPS)8
Garmin Depth Sounder VHF Radio Marine Radio Radar
Radiotelephone Mobile telephone 2 Life rafts 2 x 4 meter hard-hull inflatable dinghy with a 40hp outboard engine Full-feature medic first aid box + Emergency First Response instructors on board Oxygen 10,000 liters — all guides trained oxygen providers
Life jackets in each cabin 8 x floatation life-rings
Fire extinguishers throughout
Emergency evacuation facilities
Affiliated member with the Hyperbaric Chamber in Thailand.



KHAOLAK TRANSFER SCHEDULE


 Phuket Pick Ups 
MQ I & II
 Rawai Green Leaf Gasoline Station
14:30 - 14:40
 Chalong Pier 14:45 - 14:50
 Kata (from guests hotel) 15:15 - 15:30
 Karon (from guests hotel) 15:30 - 15:50
 Patong (from guests hotel)
16:10 - 16:50
 Phuket Town Rassada Pier 16:45 - 17:10
 Phuket Town Mc Donalds / Robinson Mall 16:45 - 17:10
 Kamala (from guests hotel)
17:10 - 17:30
 Surin (from guests hotel)
17:40 - 18:00
 Bang Tao (from guests hotel)
17:40 - 18:00
 Airport outside Burger King 18:00 - 18:30
 Meet at Khaolak Scuba Adventures main Office 19:00





 Khaolak Pick Ups 
MQ I & II
 Kho Khao ( 500B Extra )
18:00 - 18:30
 Bang Sak
18:30 - 19:00
 Pakarang 18:30 - 19:00
 Bang Niang 18:30 - 19:00
 Khao Lak
18:30 - 19:00
 Merlin Area
18:30 - 19:00
 Meet at Khaolak Scuba Adventures 
19:00



Similan Liveaboard Safari Itinerary


Departure
10:00 to 19:00

 Check in Office
Day

20:00

 Transfer to Boat


20:30

 Cabin Allocation, Dinner and Boat Briefing


23:00

Cruise to Similan Island
 Day 1  4 Dives 07:00    Wake up call 
 Similan incl. Night Dive 07:15
   Light breakfast
    07:30
   Liveaboard Briefing
  Dive #1
08:00
Max. 60 min  Similan #5, Anitas Reef
  09:15
   Breakfast Buffet
         Relax time on boat
 
  Dive #2 
12:00
 Max. 60 min  Similan #3 Boulder City
    13:15
   Lunch Buffet
 
   Dive #3  16:00
Max. 50 min  Similan #3 Shark Fin Reef


17:15

 Snacks & Fruit & Relax
   Dive #4 19:00
Max. 40 min  Similan #7 West of Eden
    20:30
   Dinner Buffet  
             
 Day 2  4 Dives 06:30
   Wake up call
 Similan incl.Sunset Dive 06:45
   Light breakfast  
 Koh Bon
07:00

 Dive briefing

  Surin Dive #5  
07:30
 Max. 60 min  Similan #7 West of Eden
08:45
   Breakfast Buffet  
  09:30 
   Relax time + beach time Princess Bay Island 4
  Dive #6 11:30
 max. 60 min  Similan Elephant Head Rock 
    12:45 
   Lunch Buffet
   Dive #7 
15:00
max. 50 min  Similan  #9 North Point
         Snacks & fruits
   Dive #8
19:00
max. 40 min  Koh Bon Bay
     20:00    Dinner Buffet  
   Cruise to Surin Islands      
 Day 3   06:30
   Wake up call
 4 Dives
06:45
   Light Breakfast

07:00

 Dive Briefing
   Dive #9 07:00
 Max. 60 min  Surin Isl. Stone Finger
    08:45
   Breakfast Buffet  
   Dive #10 11:00
 Max. 60 min  Richelieu Rock  
    11:45
   Lunch Buffet  
   Dive #11 14:00
 Max. 50 min  Richelieu Rock




 Snack Fruit & Relax
   Dive #12 17:30
Max. 40 min  Richelieu Sunset Dive
    19:00
   Dinner Buffet
   Cruise to Koh Tachai      
 Day 4
06:00
   Wake up call  
 4 Dives
06:15
   Light Breakfast  

06:30

 Dive Briefing

  Dive #13 
07:00
 Max. 60 min  Koh Tachai - The Dome
    08:15
   Breakfast Buffet  
  Dive #14 
10:00
 Max. 50 min  
 Koh Bon - West Ridge
    11:00
   Lunch Buffet  
 
12:00
   Final Boat Briefing 
   Cruise to land 3,5H, Rinse Equipment, Log Books
             
 Arrival   14:30
   Tap Lamu Pier
    15:00
   Arrive Dive Center
 
16:00
   Transfer to Hotel
    08:15
   in Khaolak / Phuket
       


Similan Islands Liveaboard diving on M/V Manta Queen from Khao Lak


Liveboard Prices
2012 - 2013

4D/4N 14 Dives, Shared
19,300 B
4D/4N 14 Dives Twin/Double
21,800 B
4D/4N Snorkeling, Shared Cabin
15,400 B
4D/4N Snorkeling, Twin/Double
17,900 B
 

EXTRAS per trip
Presciption  Mask
500 B
Long Wet Suit 1000 B
Dive Computer
1,000 B
Nitrox 
2000 B
15 Liter Tank
1,000 B
UW Digital Camera
2,000 B



Price Includes

  • Transfers*
  • All Meals
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Fruits and Snacks
  • Drinking Water
  • Full Set Rental Equipment
  • Instructors 4:1 Ratio
  • 24 Hour Medical Service
  • Evacuation Insurance
  • Limited Dive Insurance**
  • National Park fees
  • Towels & Shampoo




Manta Queen 1 Schedule 2013-14

Manta Queen 1 turplan 2014
Manta queen 1 turplan 2013-14
Manta Queen 1 Turplan 2014
Manta Queen 1 turplan 2014


Manta Queen 2 Turplan 2013-14

Manta Queen 2 turplan 2014
Manta Queen 2 Turplan 2014
Manta Queen 2 turplan 2014