Manta Queen 2, Thailand



  • Short 3-night trips to North Andaman
  • Explore Similan and Surin Marine Parks
  • Dive with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays

Offering 3-night trips to the North Andaman area of Thailand, Manta Queen 2 is the perfect choice for those short on time but still wanting to experience the underwater beauty of the Similan and Surin Marine parks. The 25m Manta Queen 2 offers 9 cabins to cater to 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 cozy indoor salon and sun deck for relaxation, and buffet-style meals are served in the open-air dining area. Freshly cooked local Thai and International cuisine dishes will be served, and snacks and fruit are available between dives.

Manta Queen 2 offers 11 world-class dives at the Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and 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 liveaboard trip a fantastic one.

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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.

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

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (800 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).

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • 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

  • 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 and Safety

  • 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

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 56 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • River H
  • China China
very first experience,very satisfied

my first liveaboard,every one so nice,saw so many small creatures and they are so cute!

Recommended for
made many friends,great food, great guide
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Morgan L
  • France France
First liveabord

Richelieu rock, the crew and the organization.

Recommended for
Diving site, crew, efficiency
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Beth S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing liveaboard! Exceeded all expectations. The food was great, surface intervals were long and relaxing and the boat was comfortable. The crew were good and dive groups were small and well managed. Highly recommend!

Recommended for
Food, Crew, Schedule
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Tobias K
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Awesome divesites, plenty of delicious food and friendly crew.

Richelieu Rock was the best day of the trip.

Recommended for
Food, Dive sites, People
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Paulina S
  • Germany Germany
Absolutely worth the money!

Experiencing an amazing time with great people and the best staff, Diving on Richelieus Rock

Recommended for
People, Sites, Food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Basil R
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great diving.. great time

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

Recommended for
Friendliness, food, dive guides
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Norbert D
  • Germany Germany
lets swap money for a dream

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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mark L
  • Canada Canada
Great return to diving

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.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kevin R
  • France France
Excellente croisière courte - super rapport qualité prix

Ensemble de la croisière top grâce à l’équipage - plongée incroyable au dôme de Koch Tachai!!

Recommended for
Durée, sites et équipage!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ralph W
  • Germany Germany
Gute Organisation und professionelles Handling für die perfekte Tauchsafari

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