Manta Queen 1, Thailand



  • Traditional Phinisi-style liveaboard
  • Caters to a maximum of 9 guests
  • Nitrox available on board

The 27-meter/88-feet-long Manta Queen 1 Liveaboard offers 5-night trips to the amazing 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 full 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 huge 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 to reserve your space.

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 (1,100 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), Beach Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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

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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

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 48 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Zuzanna N
  • Australia Australia
Great fun!

We had great few days on MQ1, the crew and the dive guides are excellent, similan islands are beautiful and so biodivers in comparison to other places in Thailand. Overall a great trip! Will be back

Recommended for
Crew & food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • KIM J
  • South Korea South Korea
Do it now.

staff is highly kindness. and dive points are awesome. but gas smell is pretty bad in cabin. that makes me little headache.

Recommended for
Price, Service, Food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Daniel W
  • Canada Canada
Beautiful topside and below the surface!

Huge manta rays and the whale shark! Crew were awesome and friendly. Really well run operation and everything went according to plan and schedule. Food was very well done and the boat crew were a hard working bunch. Very safe and ideal for beginner divers as well as advanced divers.

Recommended for
Surin islands, Richelieu Rock and the whale shark!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rudy P
  • Italy Italy
Amazing experience!

Spectacular Similan islands and their amazing reefs.

Recommended for
Dive sites, dive guides and food served!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel N
  • Sweden Sweden
Well arranged liveaboard with beautiful dive sites

All the dives at Richelieu Rock, beautiful night dive

Recommended for
Beautiful dive sites, extraordinary service from the crew, the people onboard
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • simon D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Superb way to dive the Similans

The boat captain, dive masters and Thai crew were all fantastic. Everyone did their best to accommodate us. The diving is hard to beat. We were amazingly lucky to have a whale shark circling us for over 20 minutes, close enough to touch. Some of the dive sites are breathtaking. We even saw a rare harlequin shrimp. Tik, our Thai dive guide knows the ocean better than i know my hometown. We were truly privileged.

Recommended for
Great crew, Fantastic Diving and a Whale Shark
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Rebecca H
  • United States United States
Incredible Diving Trip

My boyfriend and I had an incredible dive trip. This was our first liveaboard trip and we are only open water certified. We took the deep adventure course during this trip, which I would highly recommend to those who are not advanced open water certified. Our dive guide Colin was awesome. He made us feel safe and comfortable and brought us to see the most interesting things at each dive site. After each dive he did a quick debrief with us about which fish we had seen and helped us identify the fish we didn't know. The dives themselves were incredible, with vibrantly colored coral and tons of fish. We enjoyed clownfish, butterfly fish, morrish idols, triggerfish, an octopus, barracuda, puffer fish, nudibranch, moray eels, a sea turtle, a fleeting manta ray and so much more. Although we did not see a whale shark, we were not at all disappointed with the dives on this trip. I would recommend it to anyone.

Recommended for
Tons of colorful fish, friendly and knowledgeable dive guides, comfortable boat with plenty of yummy food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Thomas H
  • Austria Austria
Geniale Tauchsafari.

Coole Crew, super Guids, köstliches Essen, geniale Taucherlebnisse.

Recommended for
Manta, Gitarschark, Essen
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Po Y
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong


Recommended for
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sandrine S
  • France France
4 j de plongee super, avec un guide exceptionnel

le dernier jour avec le requin baleine ! de belles plongées, un très bon guide qui donne confiance, une bonne instructrice pour mon nitrox, et bon ambiance sur le bateau

Recommended for
un bon guide serieux, de jolis sites, croisiere bien organisée