Manta Queen 2, Thailand


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 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.

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 liveaboard trip a fantastic one.

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

Required Extras: 7% VAT, National Park Fees (240-2,300 THB per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (800 THB per trip), Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide (1,800 THB per day), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

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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
  • Free Internet
  • 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
  • 48 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Michael D
  • United States United States
Good value, friendly crew, adequate boat.

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.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Michael K
  • United States United States
Great budget option

Diving with healthy schools of fish

Recommended for
Richelieu Rock, Food, Comfortable lounging spaces
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Akiko P
  • United States United States
Very organized.

Richelieu Rocks dives were great.

Recommended for
They feed you well. Good briefings. Helpful staff.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Natalia C
  • United States United States
Exceeded expectations

This was our first liveaboard experience. We didn't know what to expect other than what we read in other people's reviews and we have to say it was great! The instructors were experienced, professional and just wonderful people, the crew were amazing AND we got lucky with the weather and all the other travelers on the boat. I think this trip might be the reason we now have to go diving all the time.

Recommended for
The best three things were the instructors, the crew and the food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christine C
  • United States United States
This way such a fun live aboard experience, with great crew on a comfortable boat.

Seeing all the fish and marine life

Recommended for
The dives, the people, the comfortable boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christopher A
  • United States United States
Manta Queen 2 is the best!

Esteban was an excellent trip leader, and he was always entertaining. Our personal dive master Christian was patient, explained things thoroughly, and his laugh was contagious. We loved the whole crew, this was certainly an experience of a lifetime!

Recommended for
The dive masters, the food, and the service.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nicolas M
  • France France
Really nice liveaboard

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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Patrick F
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Relaxed Scuba Diving

Great food and very friendly and professional crew!

Recommended for
Diving, Crew, 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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • John H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Juan E
  • China China
Awesome underwater, fantastic aboard experience

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

Recommended for
Number and diversity of dives, crew, diving mates.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dmytro R
  • Ukraine Ukraine
Great destination and exceptionally organized team

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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Martin C
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
No wonder why Richelieu Rock is considered Top 10 in the world!

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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Matthew S
  • Australia Australia
Absolutely recommend

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Filip K
  • Sweden Sweden
Superb boat crew and trip supervisor.

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.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • I CHUN L
  • Taiwan Taiwan
wonderful Liveaboard trip but would be better if there is no big waves

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
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Martin Z
  • Switzerland Switzerland
The Boat was small and the cabins very narrow.

Food and the people i have met.

Recommended for
Food and the people i have met.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
awesome with professional staffs

good place for beginners

Recommended for
food, dive guide, clean
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jill B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Awesome diving, guiding and instruction

Mantas, mantas and mantas

Recommended for
Dive sites, nitrox and dive timings
  • 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
  • 家瑋 胡
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Wonderful service


Recommended for
food, diving guide and boat service is great
  • 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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kurt L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great diving experience

Diving Similans and Richelieu rock is a must see for every diver

Recommended for
Diving was perfect and safe, equipment very good, staff very friendly and always helpful, food was excellent
  • 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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Morgan L
  • France France
First liveabord

Richelieu rock, the crew and the organization.

Recommended for
Diving site, crew, efficiency
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Georg R
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Super Crew, tight boat

Hidden costs, i was almost "forced" to tip the crew. Dive insurance was very expensive, dive watch needed >> this should have been communicated before Charge a service fee instead of tips.

Recommended for
Dives, Food, Guides
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chin Wai N
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Nice trip with mq2

All dives All meals All friends meeting on board

Recommended for
Staff, schedule, dive sites
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Guido M
  • Italy Italy
Awesome dives great crew.

Whale shark in Richelieu rock.

Recommended for
Dives. Crew. Organisation.
  • 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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ronald V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great experience

Richelieu Rock

Recommended for
The food, Richelieu Rock, friendly staff
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kuba K
  • Poland Poland
Nice trip, great team. Good value for budget trip.

Great divemaster Nico, everything well organised.

Recommended for
Meeting manta ray
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sherri F
  • Australia Australia
Great crew, great boat, great crew

Seeing my first Manta’s was definitely a highlight!! I loved waking up each day in a different location! Esteban, Ethan were fantastic guides. We could have gone a little slower underwater as we have cameras, but we still got plenty of footage!!! P-Tip’s food was phenomenal!!! We were very happy with everything, except the aircon in our cabin, it relied on the cabin next to ours having theirs on too, which they didn’t because they had a window allowing beautiful sea breezes in....

Recommended for
The food, the crew and the boat
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Daniel C
  • Australia Australia
Good guide dives and loverly Thai hospitality

We were lucky to see mantas on multiple dives, but have done this trip before and while sea conditions were great, visibility was a lot less then normal and effected the diving and what we could see, Richelieu rock was still amazing, so much going on there, and so much to see, very deserving of it’s reputation, was glad we got to do 3 dives there, but we had mantas at the dome dive site and great schools of baby sardines, the couple of wreck dives you do the last day also had a lot of life and lots to find, again just harder with vis that was available that couldn’t be helped!

Recommended for
Think dive leader and our dive guide did a great job on board, there was some guests on board that didn’t make their jobs very easy but think they did well. Boat was very simple but adequate and what you would expect from a more budget Liveaboard.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sacha M
  • Germany Germany
Highly recommended!

Koh Bon

Recommended for
Mantas, nice Staff & good vibes
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Stephen S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Value for money!

Swimming with a black tip reef shark was the high point but every dive was fun.

Recommended for
The crew and diving staff are excellent. Very friendly welcoming and helpful through the whole trip.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Gregory W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fabulous Liveaboard Trip

Well maintained vessel, basic accommodations, but great crew and good food. The dive crew was amazing, as was the crowd of fellow divers! A wonderful way to experience the fabulous Similan Islands. Good value for money.

Recommended for
Dives, crew, fellow guests!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Miklos H
  • Hungary Hungary
Intense 3 day long liveaboard

Richelieu rock is amazing. Koh Tachai Dome is also very nice.

Recommended for
Richelieu Rock, Richelieu Rock and Richelieu Rock 😀
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