Manta Queen 2, Thailand

from US$ 137 / day
  • Nitrox available
9.010 "Superb"   15 Verified Reviews
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    Offering 3-night trips to the Similan Islands, Manta Queen 2 is the perfect choice for those short on time, but still wanting to experience the underwater beauty of the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock, Thailand. The 25m Manta Queen 2 offers 9 cabins to cater to a maximum of 20 guests. Each cabin has full AC, and there 5 twin cabins, 3 doubles and one quad perfect for groups of friends and families. Bathrooms are shared. There is a cosy indoor salon and sun deck for relaxation, and meals are served buffet style at the open air dining area. Freshly cooked dishes of local Thai and International cuisine will be served, along with snacks and fruit being available in between dives. There is also plenty of opportunities to go and explore the beautiful white sandy beached of the Similan Islands in-between dives by tender.

    Manta Queen 2 offers 11 world class dives at the Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, as well as Richelieu Rock. Dive with Whale Sharks and get up close with Manta Rays at Richelieu Rock or marvel at the huge pinnacles, beautiful corals and swim-throughs of Koh Tachai. The 5 experienced dive staff and 6 friendly boat crew are on hand to make your 3 night Similan Islands dive liveaboard a fantastic trip. Call us or book online today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from hotel

    Excluded: Full Equipment Rental:1200THB per trip, Dive computer (250 THB per day), 15 litre dive tank (150 THB per dive), Nitrox (150 THB per dive), Nitrox package (2850 THB – 19 dives), Prescriptive dive mask -1/-10 (200 THB per day), Soft Drinks (20 THB per unit), Beers ( 70 THB per unit), Scheduled Shared transfer from Phuket to Khao Lak (250 THB each way), Park Fees (1600thb - Diver, 1000thb - Non-diver)

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    Boat features

    • Shaded diving deck
    • 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

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • 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

    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Rinse hosts
    • Dive deck

    The crew speaks English, Dutch, Thai, French, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Polish, and Italian.

    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

    • Full Equipment:400THB PER DAY
    • 15L tanks:150THB per dive
    • Nitrox tank:150THB per dive
    • Fins:50THB per dive
    • Wetsuit:200THB per dive
    • Regulator:150THB per dive
    • BCD:150THB per dive
    • Dive Computer:250THB per dive
    • Nitrox Refills:150THB per dive

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Manta Queen 2 Deck Plan floorplan

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2003
    • Year renovated:2016
    • Length:25m
    • Beam:5m
    • Cruising speed:8-9 knots
    • Engines:2xHino 350HP
    • Max guests:20
    • Number of cabins:9
    • Number of bathrooms:3

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Manta Queen 2 Reviews

    9.0
    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 15 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Ralph W
    Germany
    8.0
    Very good
    Gute Organisation und professionelles Handling für die perfekte Tauchsafari Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in November

    Der Transfer Ich sollte in Phuket bei meinem Flughafenhotel abgeholt werden. Allerdings hat das erst nach einem Anruf geklappt, denn die anderen Teilnehmer wurden alle direkt vom Flughafen abgeholt. War aber kein Problem. Die Einschiffung Am Dive Center in Khao Lak wird der Check-in durchgeführt. Zahlungs- und sonstige Formalitäten wie Haftungserklärungen, Auswahl der Ausrüstung, Leihmöglichkeit für Tauchcomputer etc. sowie die Möglichkeit zur Gepäckaufbewahrung werden hier abgewickelt. Übrigens kann die Gepäckaufbewahrung sinnvoll sein, denn die Kabinen auf dem Boot haben kaum Stauraum. Ein großes Handtuch bekommt man an Bord gestellt. Anschließend Fahrt mit einem Bus zum Pier und Einschiffung. An Bord An Bord gibt es zunächst Informationen zur Ausstattung des Schiffs sowie generelle Richtlinien zum Verhalten an Bord. Anschließend Abendessen und Zeit für erste Gespräche mit den Tauch-Buddies. Wie sich herausstellt, haben wir eine internationale Gruppe an Bord mit Deutschen, Schweizern, Brasilianern, Amerikanern, Kanadiern, Koreanern und Australiern. Die Meisten begeben sich recht schnell in die Kojen, denn der erste Tauchgang ist bereits um 7 Uhr am nächsten Morgen angesetzt. Der Kapitän bleibt noch wach, denn er schippert bereits zum ersten Tauchspot nach Koh Bon. Es folgen drei Tage, die mit dem Slogan DIVE - EAT - SLEEP - REPEAT sehr gut zusammengefasst werden können. Das Thai-Essen ist einfach und schmackhaft, für jeden ist etwas dabei – Fleisch, Gemüse, Reis, Nudeln, Suppe und Obst. Die Kabinen sind ausreichend groß, man ist eigentlich sowieso nur nachts zum Schlafen in der Kabine. Bei einer Größe ab ca. 1,90 m wird es allerdings schwierig ins Bett zu passen. Die Tauchgänge Ich bin Ende November unterwegs und es herrschen perfekte Bedingungen: Sauberes Wasser um die 28 Grad und Sichtweiten zwischen 15 und 40 Metern. Nur einmal müssen wir wieder auftauchen, denn bei 3 Meter Sicht hat der Tauchgang wenig Sinn. Die Thai-Crew ist behilflich beim An- und Ablegen der Ausrüstung und generell sehr effektiv. Die einzelnen Spots wie Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock und die Wracks haben jeweils ihren eigenen, einzigartigen Reiz mit spezifischen Merkmalen und sind wirklich ausnahmslos hervorragend. Das Highlight unseres Trips ist sicher der 4,5 Meter Walhai, den wir bei Koh Tachai rund 15 Minuten und bis auf Armlänge unter Wasser begleiten dürfen. Man muss sich allerdings bei jedem Spot auf mehrere andere Boote einstellen und da wird es unter Wasser schon einmal eng. Auf unserem Schiff gibt es einige Teilnehmer, die ihre Prüfungen zum Advanced Open Water absolvieren. Fazit Ich kann das Liveaboard auf der Manta Queen 2 sehr empfehlen. Das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis stimmt absolut, das Schiff ist perfekt zum Tauchen ausgestattet und die Organisation ist vorbildlich. Das Personal der Tauch- und der Schiffscrew ist durchweg freundlich und hilfsbereit. Zudem betaucht man erstklassige Spots. Einziges Minus, wenn man so möchte, ist ein manchmal störender Andrang an den einzelnen Spots durch zu viele Boote.

    Recommended for

    Walhai gesehen, internationales Publikum und gute Organisation

    Mark L
    Canada
    9.2
    Superb
    Great return to diving Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in March

    Trip highlights included having small dive groups and placing people in same experience for the most part. The groups had an instructor and a Dive master trainee. If a person liked their air, they were led to the surface, not shortening the other divers length of dive. As a former dive instructor myself I was part of a group of three divers. A newer diver did join the group after the first dive. She had good skills and great on air so it was a pleasant experience. The dive locations were good offering a vast selection of corals and marine life. Of course finding dive sites in pristine condition is hard to do with the coral bleaching and other factors. Some sites had current but the dive crew did their best to minimize the effort to fight the current. On the boat the Thai staff were very pleasant, cheerful, helpful and efficient in working with guests. The dive crew were able to accommodate the multiple nationals on the boat by speaking many languages. The dive briefs were professional and if the divers listened to the brief the dive went well. Only disappointment was the condition of the Prathong Wreck site - nothing the crew could do anything about. The wreck was now nearly turned upside down, as compared to the previous time the crew dived it. It was said to be at a 90 degree. There was enough cover from the current and a ton of marine life considering the age of the site. Poor planning by the organizers of the artificial reef with the placement in current, and insufficient anchoring. Still worth popping in the water to check it out. Overall a great experience. A great bang for the buck.

    Recommended for

    Diving, food, and atmosphere.

    Norbert D
    Germany
    10
    Exceptional
    lets swap money for a dream Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in April

    Liveaboards are never disappointing, or at least i have not been disappointed so far, but this trip was special. having been on the manta queen 2 was special though. what made it special, lets put down some hard facts. the open- and friendliness of the boat and dive crew is unparalleled in my world so far. the deck hands literally did everything they could to give a hand. from pulling you out of the ocean, to helping you take off your gear (without beeing asked) to simple friendly conversation to sharing their experience of living in Thailand. The rental equipment is very good and comfortable. on the last boat I had been the fins destroyed my feet, but on this boat there wasnt even a scratch of the end of the trip. Plus they offer all kinds of medical supplience to improve your experience, which helps a lot! The dive staff was the most professional i have had so far. The last liveaboard i did headed to the great barrier reef and the training i received there, while beeing sufficient, did not reach half of the level of proficiency in both formal education and simple tipps and tricks to improve your experience. I was actually surprised, how much of a difference it made. the food was great. ranging from normal Thai to a bit of fusion to western food. there were always at least 4-5 choices and everything was prepared with care and caution. even though i ate around 5 times a day, i still lost weight. now lets leave hard facts aside and try to paint you a picture of this trip. There are a few things in life that are solely enjoyable and comforting. things that touch your heart and soul and remind you why you are alive and what makes life worth living. this trip is one of these things. it took my restlessness and gave it a home. i had been lost in Bangkok and its never ending tapastry of opportunity and despair. seeing what there might be and knowing of the boundryless opportunities left me stranded on an island of expectations and indecisiveness. it might sound a bit dramatic but i was a little lost. this trip held infront of my eyes again what i was searching for in life and renewed my self determined purpose. I had not felt like this, for many years and in fact thought i would never feel this way again. out of a simple desire arose purpose. I wanna thank the crew of this ship from the bottom of my heart for giving me that reminder, and even though you, who is reading this, might not be as lost as i was, i am sure you will be able to find what you are looking for here. Sincerely Norbert Ps. we saw a huge manga with at least a 3m span which was amazing

    Recommended for

    the crew, the dives, the atomosphere

    Nicolas M
    France
    8.0
    Very good
    Really nice liveaboard Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in May

    Overall a really nice trip. The crew was really nice, was one of my first dive and I was amazed. We saw huge barracudas and I learned a lot about all types of fishes (part of my training) and imroved my diving a lot. The food was really good and the overall life on the boat very enjoyable. Would recommend to anybody!

    Recommended for

    dives ambiance food

    Basil R
    Switzerland
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Great diving.. great time Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in December

    Great crew.. good dive sites.. and excellent food

    Recommended for

    Friendliness, food, dive guides

    Sonja J
    Switzerland
    9.2
    Superb
    Relaxed Scuba Diving Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in December

    Great food and very friendly and professional crew!

    Recommended for

    Diving, Crew, Food

    Michael D
    United States
    8.0
    Very good
    Good value, friendly crew, adequate boat. Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in December

    Though we didn't see too much out of the ordinary (no manta, no whale sharks) there is a lot to see and the visibility was generally quite good. The boat was a tight squeeze with the only common areas being the eating area which is packed tight at meals and the sun deck on top which was less crowded but pretty rudimentary. The boat is not that comfortable but for the money it is a good deal. Not able to go to Richelieu Rock because of sea conditions, but that gave us a nice beach stop and a night dive. Thai crew was great, dive crew was relaxed and friendly. If you want a luxury boat experience this is not it, but if you want a good value live aboard experience for 3 days, it was great.

    Recommended for

    Diving, food, sun deck.

    John H
    United Kingdom
    8.0
    Very good
    Excellent Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in November

    Diving on Richleau Rock, lots to see, I would have been happy to spend a couple of days there. We were well looked after, the dive guides were excellent and the food was excellent. I will do it again sometime. John

    Recommended for

    Diving crew food

    Juan E
    Chile
    10
    Exceptional
    Awesome underwater, fantastic aboard experience Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in February

    Richelieu Rock, food, friendly atmosphere, diving instructor Nik.

    Recommended for

    Number and diversity of dives, crew, diving mates.

    Dmytro R
    Ukraine
    10
    Exceptional
    Great destination and exceptionally organized team Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in February

    Lots of diving - 4 times a day for me as a newbie was intense, but manageable. We wormed up at Koh Bon, went to Koh Tachai, Richeliue Rock, and did 2 wreck dives at the end - 11 dives in total. Was impressed by the abundance of life at Richeliue. Surprised by water temperature reaching 29-30°C.

    Recommended for

    1. Very efficient and organized boat crew and instructors 2. Wonderful dives 3. Other divers turned to be very interesting people

    Martin C
    Hong Kong
    8.8
    Fabulous
    No wonder why Richelieu Rock is considered Top 10 in the world! Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in March

    Richelieu rock was definitely the highlight of our trip. Having dove in various countries around the world, it is no wonder why it is considered the top 10 dive sites in the world. While we didn't see any pelagic animals which we were looking for, the corals were very healthy and were teaming with life. We haven't seen so many fish in one site before, everywhere there were fish, fish, fish, and is considerately more than other dive sites we have been to. The other dive sites of the trip were average. Unfortunately, currents were strong throughout our trip here, probably due to the full moon. But we absolutely enjoyed the trip, the dive guides were very enthusiastic despite our slow to warm up divers group, the food was fantastic. The only thing was that our dining area was quite small when everyone was there during dive briefs and for meals. Highly recommend this trip!

    Recommended for

    Richelieu Rock, Food, Dive Guides

    Hüs G
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Great dives with great crew... Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in March

    Nicely organised dives and loads of delicious food...

    Recommended for

    Liveaboard.com support team, cool diving sites, great crew on board

    Filip K
    Sweden
    10
    Exceptional
    Superb boat crew and trip supervisor. Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in April

    The boat part was great, easily 5+! Richelieu rock, one of the dives was just magical !!!! Great cook, delicious food better than the most that I ate ate restaurants during my on-land trip. Very helpful and friendly deck hands. Excellent trip supervisor/organizer "big Nik" that was efficient but safe and allways funny. Great atmosphere. Our instructor Jessy was great also. This boat is very priceworthy, great budget standard (it's not a luxury yacht if you expect that). Clean. Operator KSA was not as great though. Grumpy unhappy faces because of stress around check-in and after arrival from other employees. Really unsafe transfer to and from pier with driver that was either drunk, didn't have a driver's license or just simply had no regards to safety of the 25 people on board his bus. I never felt unsafe on the boat or 30m under water but I was fearing for my life during the transfer from the pier back to the office after the trip.

    Recommended for

    Thai boat crew, supervisor Nik and our instructor Jessy.

    Matthew S
    Australia
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Absolutely recommend Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in April

    Richelieu Rock was amazing, so beautiful and so many fish and life! Seeing whale sharks was magical. We saw three, and two of them hung around for ages, checking us out!

    Recommended for

    Dive guides, boat staff, food

    ICHUN L
    Taiwan
    8.8
    Fabulous
    wonderful Liveaboard trip but would be better if there is no big waves Koh Bon - Koh Tachai - Richelieu Rock - Boon Sung Wreck: 3 Nights, Thailand in April

    whale shark and lots of fish good dive sites friendly and good service

    Recommended for

    1. The crew and dive guides 2. dive sites 3 food and fruits

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