Dolphin Queen, Thailand

from US$ 113 / day
  • Nitrox available
8.610 "Fabulous"   9 Verified Reviews
M/V Dolphin Queen Double bed cabin, main deck Buffet style lunch Dive Deck Happy guests on Dolphin Queen Dining/ Briefing area Kitting up area Bathroom/ toilet Double bed cabin, upper deck

    The 24m Dolphin Queen offers fantastic dive and snorkel trips to the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and also to the recently opened Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar (Burma). Explore the Andaman Sea and the fantastic sites of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon; famous for Manta Rays, Koh Tachai, the Surin Islands with the famous Richelieu Rock. There are also special 7 or 8 night trips to Myanmar to explore the Mergui Archipelago. Only recently opened up for tourism the Mergui Archipelago offers pristine diving and many new dive sites are still being discovered.

    Topside, the Dolphin Queen liveaboard has 3 decks and offers plenty of space for a maximum of 22 guests on board. The main deck is home to 2 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 3 quad cabins. Each of these cabins has AC and sea-view windows which open, and the quad cabins have curtains around each bed for added privacy. The upper deck is home to 2 double cabins with sea views and individually controlled AC. Food on board the Dolphin Queen is a mix of Thai and western dishes, freshly prepared on board for every meal. Breakfast is made to order, and dietary requirements can be catered to with advance notice. On the sun deck is plenty of space for relaxation, including hammocks and sunbeds, and is a great place to spot dolphins or whale sharks on the way to the next spot, or to enjoy a traditional Thai massage.

    The Dolphin Queen is a great choice to explore the Andaman Sea or Mergui Archipelago. Book your trip today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from hotel

    Excluded: Similan and/or Surin Islands National Park’s entrance and diving fees, National Park entrance 500 baht + 200 baht per diving day, Myanmar (Burma) entry fees (200 USD 5 days) or (230 USD 6 days), BCD and regulator are each 250 baht per diving day. Please Note: Guests are requited to hold a Deep Diving certificate. This can be taken on board for an additional fee if you don't already have it

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Buffet style
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

    Diving

    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck

    The crew speaks English, German, French, and Spanish.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Fins:Included
    • Wetsuit:Included
    • Regulator:250 thb per day
    • BCD:250 thb per day
    • Dive Computer:250 thb per day

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Dolphin Queen Deck Plan floorplan

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:1999
    • Year renovated:2008
    • Length:24m
    • Beam:5.5m
    • Top speed:11 knots
    • Cruising speed:10 knots
    • Engines:2 x 6 Cylinder 315 HP Hino
    • Max guests:22
    • Number of cabins:8
    • Number of bathrooms:3
    • Water capacity:12000 liters
    • Fuel capacity:4000 liters

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Crew trained in first aid

    Dolphin Queen Reviews

    8.6
    Fabulous (out of 10)
    Average score from 9 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Hong Kong
    9.2
    Superb
    Very enjoyable trip and excellent value Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock, Thailand in April

    First things first, this is NOT a luxury liveaboard, so don't expect 5-star rooms/hot tubs/personal spa service. Having cleared that up, it is excellent value for the price. Diving: The dives start with the least beautiful one (although i'll still give it a 6/10 for Shark Fin Reef), and then slowly increase in beauty and diversity until it climaxes at the famous Richelieu Rock on our 2nd last day. My diving guide Josu was very fun-loving and knowledgeable, and he took care of our group really well, making every dive safe and enjoyable. Also one of the diving instructors brought along an underwater camera that trip and I paid a very reasonable price for fantastic photos of all 5 days of her photos. Food: The cook on board is a very pleasant Thai mama, and her dishes are very authentic which suits me perfectly. However for western standards it might be spicier than normal food. (She stopped cooking her mouth-watering Thai Curry on day 3 and made other dishes, since it's too spicy for most of the divers... what a pity, since i think it deserves a Michelin Star). However, many western dishes such as spaghetti and Fish n Chips will also be served. Accomodation: The only one I can fault. 4-man rooms unfortunately means running a risk of a clash between preferences, so what might be the right air conditioning temperature setting to one might be too cold or hot to another. I avoided this problem by sleeping on the dining quarters which I found very pleasant with a slight wind breeze... until day 5 when a thunderstorm woke me up at 4am. Also, the sundeck is also the place where the air conditioner exhaust is blown out... thankfully most of the people turned theirs off during daytime so it isn't too bad. Otherwise i'm perfectly satisfied given the value i paid. Clean shared toilets, with biodegradable shower and shampoo provided on board. Summary: 9/10 overall. Will definitely recommend this to other divers.

    Recommended for

    Diving, Food, Underwater Photographer

    Germany
    9.6
    Exceptional
    super Myanmar (Burma) - Southern Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar in February

    ruhe, abgelegene Inseln ,Bullenhai, schöne Korallen,Kleinstlebewesen

    Recommended for

    ruhe, abgelegene Inseln ,Bullenhai

    India
    8.0
    Very good
    Pretty Good Experience Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock, Thailand in March

    Had a nice 5D/4N trip to Similan/Richilieu with The Dolphin Queen. The liveaboard was quite comfortable (especially since it was just half full). The crew was awesome and helpful, on dives and in ensuring everything was well taken care of on board. The diving was great, unfortunately did not spot any big stuff (but that is luck of the draw).

    Recommended for

    Clean and comfortable, great food, good crew

    Canada
    9.2
    Superb
    Fantisric diving trip with awsome crew and staff. Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock, Thailand in March

    Beautiful scenery, fantastic dive sights, great food and wonderful crew, The boat is nice boat to spend 4 days diving and living on. Enjoyed the trip, something I always wanted to do.

    Recommended for

    The crew, the diving and diving staff and the food.

    Austria
    7.6
    Good
    Advanced diver on liveaboard. Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock, Thailand in March

    Dolphins around boat, Mantas, got advanced diver, marvellous corals and great visibility

    Recommended for

    english/german speaking guides, great organisation of dives, AC in cabins

    France
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Great diving experience Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock, Thailand in February

    Many wonderful dives, we had the chance to meet a Manta ray while diving and so much colorful fishes and corals to see! The crew was super friendly and the cooking excellent.

    Recommended for

    The crew, the cook, the dives

    Denmark
    8.0
    Very good
    Great diving instructors and staff, creating perfect circumstances for diving! Myanmar (Burma) - Southern Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar in January

    1) diving in the shark lagoon 2) being sorrounded by amazing people

    Recommended for

    The food, the kindness of the staff, the help from the staff

    France
    7.2
    Good
    No drink orange juice Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock, Thailand in December

    Cheap Friendly Nitrox trick recertification request

    Recommended for

    Cheap quick simple

    United States
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Unbelievable views with a great crew Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock, Thailand in December

    Dive crew helped me improve my diving and we saw amazing sights with very clear water. The food was also really good, Thai themed despite being on a boat. Night doves, sunset dives, so many dives it was awesome.

    Recommended for

    We saw so many amazing fish and coral. The dive crew were very experienced and a lot of fun. So much diving and so enjoyable.

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