Manta Queen 3, Thailand

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Join the Manta Queen 3 for a 4-night trip to the fantastic dive areas of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, Thailand. The 35m Manta Queen 3 liveaboard accommodates up to 28 guests in 12 cabins. Divers and snorkelers have the choice of 8 x twin/double en-suite cabins and 2 twin non-ensuite and 2 quad cabins all with shared bathrooms. In-between diving and snorkelling guests can relax in the air-conditioned lounge, open-air dining area, captain’s balcony and the spacious sun-deck with covered area. Manta Queen 3 Thailand has 10 crew and 6 dive guides to look after all guests.

Underwater divers will enjoy the stunning beauty of the Andaman Sea, exploring dive sites such as East of Eden, beautiful soft corals and colourful sea fans, Elephant Head Rock with channels and swim-throughs and of course world famous Richelieu Rock, known for the diverse marine life found there, from seahorses to whale sharks & manta rays.

The Manta Queen 3 liveaboard is a fantastic way to explore the Similan & Surin Islands in only a few days. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

Please see the "postponement details" update below if any requests for postponement of trips with Manta Queen 3 departing in the months of March and April.

  1. Khaolak Scuba Adventures will allow any guest affected by the Coronavirus situation and has booked onto one of our trips in March, April 2020... to change their trip to any trip during the rest of this 2019/2020 season... or to any trips next 2020 season departing in the months of October, November and up to the latest departure date of December 31st 2020.
  2. If you do not know what trip you would like to change to at this time, no problem letting us know what trip to change no later than August 31st 2020.

    No trip changes will be taken after August 31st 2020.
  3. If a trip postponement is required, and later alternate trip chosen is more expensive than "original trip price paid", we will require the difference in price to be paid. No partial refund can be offered if changed trip option is cheaper than "original trip price paid"

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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, Chamber Fees, National Park Fees (1,926 THB per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (250 THB per day), Visas and Fees, Airport Transfer (300 THB), Hotel Transfer (300 THB), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives, Nitrox (160.50 THB per tank), Nitrox Course (8,025 THB), Private Dive Guide (1,800 THB per day), Rental Gear (428 THB per day), Scuba Diving Courses (9,095 THB).

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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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, Dutch, Thai, French, Chinese, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Polish, 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

Manta Queen 3 Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 36m
  • Beam 7m
  • Top speed 9-11knots
  • Engines 2xHino 450HP 10 cylinder
  • Max guests 28
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 7

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 3 Reviews

  • 8.6 Fabulous
  • 41 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.8
  2. Crew
    8.5
  3. Food
    8.9
  4. Diving
    8.9
  5. Value
    8.7
  • 10 Exceptional
  • James M
  • Canada Canada
Amazing experience!

Great experience! Amazing diving, got see some big fish and Unparalleled marine life! Experienced and friendly dive instructors. Great boat crew and fantastic food :) Would do again!

Recommended for
Eat, sleep, dive and repeat
  • 7.2 Good
  • Mona S
  • Denmark Denmark
The FOOD was the best thing on this trip

The food was probably the best tasting food I have had on any liveaboard. The hammocks on the top sun deck was the best, slept there the rest of the trip after one horrible night in the cabin. Thai crew so humble, fast working, and very happy.

Recommended for
FOOD, HAMMOCKS, thai crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Albert B
  • Spain Spain
Very good value for money

mantas and whale shark

Recommended for
Dive sites, price, atmosphere
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Katriona H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
It’s really fun I met a lot of friends and had great diving experience.

We got to ride the underwater scooter with the best dive instructor in the world.

Recommended for
Sting Rays, New Friends, Dive Instructor
  • 7.6 Good
  • BO H
  • China China
wonderful experience

awesome trip. we saw manta, whaleshark and made many new friends.

Recommended for
diving, eat, sleep
  • 7.6 Good
  • Mun Tian C
  • Singapore Singapore
Great value, nice drive sites

All dive sites have lots of marine life and plenty things to see and explore.

Recommended for
Nice dive sites with lots of marine life, good value of money, friendly crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sarah G
  • Australia Australia
Wow! Just incredible

Both the boat staff and dive staff were very nice and accommodating. The chefs kindly cooked me vegan meals and the dive staff were patient and understanding. I did my AOWD and Enriched air (nitrox) and come out of this great experience with another 2 qualifications. Keen to come back next year!

Recommended for
Friendly staff, richileu rock and the whale shark
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ozlem I
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
My first diving safari

Well everything was very well organised and I really enjoyed all the trip... Food was good as well .. our instructor was amazing miki. I really liked her a lot and I really improved my skills. All the crew was amazing especially Thái crew was very helpful with everything. I had a nitrox course as well and It was very good also, it was an amazing experience.. The only thing I don’t like too much that the beds are too hard ... little bit difficult to sleep but after two night I get tired every day and didn’t mind too much.

Recommended for
Eat dive sleep
  • 7.2 Good
  • Ryan D
  • United States United States
For the adventurous

Great trip ! Joe and my guide Lou were awesome. Saw whale shark , eagle ray, and a manta off in the distance . We had calm and tough days . On the tough days , the current was incredibly strong and the visibility was crap but on the nice days , it was stunning ! Cabins are cramped and everything gets wet / dirty so this isn’t a luxury cruise . If you don’t mind that , and just want a hardcore diving experience, this is the trip for you .

Recommended for
Lots of diving , ocean everywhere , friendly staff and fellow divers !
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jeongyeol R
  • South Korea South Korea
It is a perfect trip.

Richelieu Rock was the best place.

Recommended for
Professionalism guide, four meals a day, the beauty of the Similan.
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Ron D
  • Australia Australia
It was good diving

Mantas, then the night dives were incredible

Recommended for
Our guide Brendon was really good, the marine life, night dives
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Kenny J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing

The dive guides were great fun and experienced, the food was great and didn’t go hungry that’s for sure, they try do everything to suit your needs and requirements and to make your trip as pleasant as possible.

Recommended for
Spacious boat, friendly crew and dive guides, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Brian G
  • United States United States
Great crew & diving

Being able to dive a wide variety of the sea

Recommended for
The crew was fantastic - Joe is an incredible leader, Christian & Lub are great dive guides. Foo was great and amenities were above my expectations
  • 9.2 Superb
  • PHILIPPE M
  • Poland Poland
All for Richelieu Rock

Richelieu rock is a must see, with MQ3 you dive 3 times there (15 dives in total) what is wonderfull. Thanks to all MQ3 crew and to our dive guide, the best we ever had!

Recommended for
Dive Guide, dive spots and dive boat
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Krystina G
  • United States United States
The trip was Amazing!

Seeing mangas, dive masters were great

Recommended for
Dive staff, boat crew, The scuba diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ann Achana L
  • Norway Norway
Nice staff and well organized

We didn't see any mantas or whaleshark. But still nice with so many dives every day. The crew did everything for you. All you need to do was dive, eat and sleep.

Recommended for
Eat, dive and sleep
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Monica M
  • Australia Australia
AMAZING.

The crew knew when the best time to dive at particular locations. All staff members were accommodating to individual needs. Marine life and it’s diversity was incredible. So many fish and corals. Always fed quality food after a dive, so never went hungry. Would 100% recommend.

Recommended for
All staff members, water quality/ marine life, food!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Thomas M
  • United States United States
Excellent diving, Great food, but room for improvement

The diving was excellent, the organization and communication made everything flow well and start on time. They had a nice air conditioned area for lounging and watching movies. The crew and staff were very helpfull, and the dive masters did a good job with the diving as well as teaching the Nitrox course and Advanced Diver course.

Recommended for
Food, organzation of diving, staff and crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jessie W
  • Taiwan Taiwan
enjoy a lot

met different people from everywhere and diving together

Recommended for
no internet , great company, good food
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Ik Bong J
  • South Korea South Korea
Generally OK

Sting ray Rock diving sites

Recommended for
Diving sites, crew,
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Martin M
  • Canada Canada
Amazing Experience

Lots of fish, Sun, Beach, well organized

Recommended for
STAFF, NIGHT DIVE, BEACH
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Laura M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Beautiful divetrip

The whole underwaterworld out there Richelieu Rock Manta Ray Boulders @ Similians

Recommended for
divesites, diving, scenery and the boat
  • 7.2 Good
  • Shane E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
First trip so not sure what to expect.

Seeing everything on my species list even a manta ray was the highlight. The staff and guests were a good mix who mixed well and the boat boys helped as much as they could to improve the experience. The equipment was always ready and in good working order. The food was to my taste and there was a good supply of cold and hot drinks. For a first trip i couldn't of asked for more..

Recommended for
The staff and people on the trip made the trip smooth and enjoyable
  • 9.2 Superb
  • TAEHO K
  • South Korea South Korea
Amazing experience

Every diving in Similan was great. I love there marine life and landscape. Recommendable.

Recommended for
budget, diving guides, crew service
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ana O
  • Mexico Mexico
A great organized boattrip with great crew and dive sites.

Whale shark Night dive visit the beach Great crew

Recommended for
Dive sites , organization , air conditioned
  • 9.2 Superb
  • MYUNGSU C
  • South Korea South Korea
Absolutely come back again

at night time the sky of full of stars

Recommended for
Dive, Food, Good people
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • SeungJin L
  • South Korea South Korea
one passion

We saw a big waleshark on the Cristmas Eve. Actually, I can not foget forever how impressive the moment was.

Recommended for
food, kindness, convenient
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Stefan Z
  • Germany Germany
Great diving in the Similans onboard Manta Queen 3

very clear water, lots of marine life around and very experienced dive guides pointing out rare marine life special to specific dive sites

Recommended for
awesome food, very friendly staff, good diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ana M
  • Portugal Portugal
Amazing experience!

It was the first time we went on a live aboard and it was great! The organisation is spot-on, everything runs smoothly and on time. It is really intense and good to loose a little weight even with all that you eat! The diving sites are amazing, specially Richelieu Rock. We even saw a turtle! The crew is very friendly and helpful. Food is good with good variety for every taste. The cabins are of reasonable size and we were so tired after divings that we slept very well. It was great to meet the other divers. We had really fun. Altogether is a must have experience and good value for the price! Highly recommended! We hope to be on another one in the future!

Recommended for
The sea life, the organisation, the people on board
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Frederic C
  • France France
Perfect!

Manta rayns No whale sharks unfortunately

Recommended for
Ambiance, dives, organization
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yalck E
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great trip!

Seeing Manta ray!! All other diving was also fantastic with many sharks, sea horses, pipe fish, scorpion fish, lion fish, stone fish, lobsters, schrimp and more!! Food was good. And most of all it was great to meet new friends!

Recommended for
The crew, food and marine life!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • John H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great trip, great diving, great guides

The staff worked hard to help you, both the local boat staff and foreign guides. Food was good with enough variety and quantity. We had Sergio as our dive guide/instructor, he was great. Before some if the dives he would tell us what to expect to see and show us pictures and then he was excellent and finding things under the water. Only tea, coffee, and water are included in the price, bring your own alcohol/soft drinks if you don't want to pay boat prices. The beds were not comfortable, they were hard, the mattress was thin, but this is not a cruise its a liveaboard. We were on Manta Dive 3, I think there was 33 divers, on a couple of sites it was a little crowded but on the whole the dive guides tried to give us some space. We really enjoyed our 4 nights 4 days itinerary, we would recommend.

Recommended for
Dive guides, visibility, diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marton H
  • Australia Australia
Great diving, great boat, great crew!

Great dive sites, especially Koh Bon and Richelieu rock. Comfortable spaces to hang out and socialise between dives. The option to sleep under the stars on the top deck. Plenty of good food (though could be a little more varied). Safe, quick and efficient handling of dive entries and exits for 30+ divers. Dive, eat, sleep, repeat. I enjoyed every step!

Recommended for
Both the boat crew and dive staff went to great lengths to ensure we had the best experience, the dives were great, and the other guests we fun to hang out and dive with.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • jaehyung J
  • South Korea South Korea
excellent!!!!!

recheliou rock!!!!!! i bet! u ain't gonna regret!!!

Recommended for
kind crews safe guiding delivious food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • David C
  • United States United States
Life changing.

The Similan Islands are so far the best scuba diving spot I've ever been to, and this trip showed me that.

Recommended for
Diving spots, people (crew and other customers), food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Benjamin B
  • United States United States
One of the most beautiful trips in the world

We saw some of the most beautiful stuff underwater... between the coral and the fish and other marine life...it was so beautiful. Every dive was different...it's not like seeing the same stuff on every dive. Each dive site has its individual highlights. The crew and dive guides were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Everyone was very hospitable. It was a great trip. The night dive was one of my favorite ones.

Recommended for
The sea life/scenery, the crew/hospitality, the weather