Manta Queen 1, Thailand

Excellent food and drinks

“Getting to know the Crew on the boat and getting to meet other divers from all over the world. Diving Richelieu and seeing the abu…”

Douglas G, United States United States
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  • Caters to a maximum of 20 guests
  • Nitrox available on board

The 27-meter/88-feet-long Manta Queen 1 Liveaboard offers 5-night trips to the fantastic areas of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and Richelieu Rock for divers and snorkelers between October and May each year. With 2 double-bed ensuite cabins, 6 twin bunk ensuite cabins, and 2 twin cabins (not ensuite), Manta Queen 1 caters to up to 20 guests onboard. Each cabin has total air conditioning and comfortable beds. Having recently renovated, the Manta Queen 1 offers en-suite cabins for added guest comfort. For relaxation, guests can choose the air-conditioned indoor saloon with a flat-screen TV and entertainment area or the sun deck with mattresses on the top deck. All meals are served buffet-style and are freshly prepared by the onboard chef. A variety of snacks and fresh fruits are available in between dives.

Diving is offered to world-class dive sites, and the experienced dive team of 5 who speak various languages is on hand to help you get the most out of your 5-night trip. Dive or snorkel with Whale Sharks in Richelieu Rock, swim through vast schools of fish at the Boonsung Wreck, and watch for Reef Sharks at Elephant Head Rock. In between dives, take the tender over to the beautiful white-sand beaches of the Similan Islands and enjoy the turquoise waters.

The Manta Queen 1 liveaboard is a firm favorite for returning guests. Book online today.

This boat is part of the Manta Queen Fleet.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (800-2,500 THB per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (800-1,300 THB per trip), Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (2,500-3,500 THB), Nitrox Course (9,500 THB), Private Dive Guide (3,500 THB per day), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (1,500-48,000 THB).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, Dutch, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 27m
  • Beam 6m
  • Cruising speed 8-9 knots
  • Engines 2xHino 450HP 10 cylinder
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 1 x Yamaha 40 HP

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

Manta Queen 1 Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Douglas G
  • United States United States
Great company to dive with, good accommodations and awesome food.

Getting to know the Crew on the boat and getting to meet other divers from all over the world. Diving Richelieu and seeing the abundance of sea life there. Being vegan the chef was able to make delicious meals for me and always checked to see if they were okay. Amazing boat crew and dive crew Marja was awesome 👏

Recommended for
The diving in Thailand, the dive leader and other dive masters, the food was excellent and always fresh.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joshua T
  • United States United States
A great short liveaboard for the price

Large schools of fish at Richelieu Rock were cool to see. Getting to watch the larger fish hunt in big schools was really cool

Recommended for
Food was good. Dive guides were experienced and made it fun. Price was very good.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Adam M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
I had a really good time on board. The food was amazing and the crew all very friendly.

Richelieu rock

Recommended for
Diving, food, friendliness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carlos A
  • Spain Spain
Very good experience. Good service and excellent food .

The bell 🔔 at 6:00 am 😁 to start diving . Max calm way to teach and help makes us enjoy every dive . Security and good manners . We have met the owner of company and we wished them a happy and fruitful marriage . Congratulations !! You are a lovely couple .

Recommended for
Kitchen staff very polite and always ready to help . Dive master Max .excellent !! And the crew had everything for your dive ready .
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Taiwan Taiwan

Many beautiful fishes and corals.

Recommended for
Guides. All crews. Service
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Claudia S
  • Austria Austria
Great easy liveaboard

After your first liveaboard you will be hooked. Manta Queen is no exception and makes it easy. The food and the boatcrew are amazing. Always there to help you with anything you need and always happy and cheerful. The diveguides know the area and spots very well and make you feel safe. 4 dives at Richelieu Rick will make you come back for more ;)

Recommended for
Food, food, food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • China China
Perfect Trip dive with MQ1

Richelieu Rock is one of the best dive sites I have ever had, so many fishes swimming around me. Wreck dive on the last day was also a awsome one, a lot of special fishes in there. Crews on MQ1 were very friendly and helpful, my dive master Peter is a very gentle and kindly and handsome man.

Recommended for
Very experienced dive master, Good dive sites, Low prices
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • China China
Great value and unforgettable exprience

every dive is memoriable beautiful soft corals are definitely worth to see

Recommended for
boat platform,guide,dive
  • 10 Exceptional
  • YUBO Q
  • China China
Great Trip~

- Professional diving arrangement, which includes detail safety & diving briefing, convient diving facilites, very helpful before/after diving services. - Experienced diving guide, so exciting to see Mantas, Marble rays, Stingrays, etc. - Amazing food and snacks, really enjoyed. - Great thanks to Manta Queen 1 team: Marja, Peter, Brad, Tik~

Recommended for
Diving, Food, Service
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Eugen P
  • Germany Germany
Awesome experience on Manta Queen 1!

We love it and would do it again!

Recommended for
Ship and dive crew were great, dive site were good chosen and food is very tasty.l