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
  • 50 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anthony G
  • Australia Australia
Good diving with great crew

The diving was awesome Everyone on the crew was well prepared and versed to look after everyone and everything and making sure everyone was comfortable...the standard was the food this was easily the best food I have had on a liveaboard...

Recommended for
Food/diving/fun crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stefano T
  • Australia Australia
Simply amazing

Everything was just perfect, organised, planned and managed before and during the trip in a fantastic way. Almost every dive was in a different location and each of them was with great visibility, spectacular corals and variety of fish. We had lots of fun between the dives, sharing diving and life experiences with the other guests, or simply relaxing on the sundeck. Staff and guides were always super helpful, professional, friendly and full of positive energy. This was my first live aboard but after this super positive experience many more will follow very soon!

Recommended for
1.The planning and variety of the dive sites and locations. 2. The positive energy and professionalism of the guides, crew and staff. 3. The unbelievable quality and quantity of food onboard.
  • 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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mariano O
  • Belgium Belgium
Super friendly dive instructors and boat staff :)

Boat staff was always handy when gearing up and specially assiting on the ladders when coming out of the water. Boat bots in general were very attentive :)

Recommended for
Food: variety flavour. Organization and clear instructions.
  • 3.6 Review score
  • Kate B
  • Australia Australia
Unpleasant trip

There were no highlights. The dive shop had very fake/shallow personalities, they wouldn’t answer any questions clearly, and when ask ‘harder’ questions the answers quickly became defensive. On the trip, the guides treated everyone like school children and were extremely patronizing. Before each dive they would wake everyone up to do a briefing, but would then spend 20 minutes at least bickering between each other about which site to do, and why each opinion was more valid than the other. All of that should have been done before calling all the guests up for each briefing. The whole thing felt so massively unorganized compared to the trip we went on just the week before. There was supposed to be a maximum of four people per dive guide. But on multiple occasions they just randomly put more people in our group without asking us or talking to us about it at all. We didn’t know until we were jumping into the water. Our guide barely talked to us or the group at all, would just swim off underwater even if we were looking at something. The whole thing was so disappointing and I wouldn’t recommend this company to anyone.

Recommended for
  • 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
  • Pieter D
  • Belgium Belgium
Great crew leading to great experience

Richelieu rock Boonsung wreck

Recommended for
Friendly crew, good dive instructors, great dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Thomas H
  • Austria Austria
Geniale Tauchsafari.

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

Recommended for
Manta, Gitarschark, Essen
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Marie-Eve B
  • Canada Canada
Interessante comme première experience

Dive, eat and sleep! Groupe de plongeurs trop nombreux ( 6 au lieu de 5 Max), l’air conditionnée a brisé durant le voyage! Pas eu une cabine comme celle qui avait été initialement réservée!

Recommended for
Sécurité en premier lieu, organisation de l’horaire des journées, plaisirs
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Walter O
  • Argentina Argentina
Muy buena experiencia!!!!!

Bucear en un lugar como las similan ha sido algo inolvidable!! Gran equipo del MQ1!!!

Recommended for
La calidad del buceo, la comida y el destino