Manta Queen 5, Thailand

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Join the Manta Queen 5 as she explores the popular dive areas of the Similan Islands and Koh Bon for 3-night trips departing every week between October and May.  The 23m Manta Queen 5 caters for up to 20 guests in 10 twin bunk cabins with AC, and 3 shared bathrooms. Guests can relax in between diving and snorkelling in the open air dining area or enjoy the stunning Similan views from the roof-top sun deck. All meals are included and are served buffet style, cooked fresh by the on-board chef. Snacks and fruit are available in between dives and drinking water, tea and coffee are available through the day. Five dive staff and six boat crew are on hand to help the trip run smoothly.

Divers can enjoy the underwater beauty of the Similan Islands at famous dive sites such as East of Eden, Elephant Head Rock, Christmas Point and Koh Bon Pinnacle. With swim-throughs, beautiful walls and colourful marine life, divers and snorkelers will not be disappointed. Nitrox is available on board for those certified.

A 3-night trip aboard Manta Queen 5 is the perfect way to experience the Similan Islands in just a few days. Call us or book online now.


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

Excluded: Dive computer (250 THB per day), 15 litre dive tank (150 THB per dive), Nitrox (150 THB per dive), Nitrox package (2850 THB – 18 dives), Full Equipment: 1200thb per trip, Prescription 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 (300 THB each way), Park Fees (1100thb - Diver, 500thb - Non-diver)

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Boat features

  • Shaded diving deck
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day

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

  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck

The crew speaks English, Dutch, Thai, French, Chinese, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, 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.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Manta Queen 5 Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 23m
  • Beam 5m
  • Top speed 8-9knots
  • Engines 2xHino 450HP 10 cylinder
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 11
  • 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 5 Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 16 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.4
  2. Crew
    8.9
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.4
  5. Value
    9.0
  • 8.4 Very good
  • TOM G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
good, well organised budget liveaboard

The pre-breakfast dive at Elephant Head Rock was superlative and particularly memorable. This was an excellent liveaboard trip - my fourth at the Similans - and good value for including 11 dives over 3 days/3nights. The food was plentiful and good, with tasty snacks continually appearing outside of meal times. The boat boys were efficient - and necessary - in safely getting us in and out of the water. Dive staff/instructors were friendly, organised and professional. Kh. Noon was a great and lovely group leader. The boat was perhaps not big enough to comfortably host 22 guests but the space was well managed and it is only this packing efficiency that allows such a reasonable tour price of course...

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jolly dive staff, good boat crew, amazing underwater boulder scenery
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ralph H
  • United States United States
Great Snorkeling

They were helpful in pointing out the best areas to go snorkeling. Although the main focus is on diving, the trip was very snorkeling friendly as advertised.

Recommended for
The staff was very accommodating during the trip.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • shara F
  • Spain Spain
Fantastic

Everything was really well organized all the daily itineraries were followed carefully and we received what we were promised a fun trip with great people and enjoying the beautiful islands and their awesome dive sites. I will repeat for sure :-)

Recommended for
Well organized, great crew and amazing diving sites
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Enrique N
  • Spain Spain
Great trip

Very beautiful bottom of the ocean. Lots of life. Very friendly people and staff.

Recommended for
The dive masters and the crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andrzej O
  • Poland Poland
a great adventure

This is not my first safari but one of the best. great crew. great diving.

Recommended for
What were the best 3 things about this liveaboard trip? a lot of good food. great crew. good dive places.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kevin Z
  • Canada Canada
Overall, great experience!

Diving the Similan Islands was amazing! Great dive sights, lots of species we hadn't yet seen, our dive guide Noon was fabulous!

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The dive locations were fantastic, the food was delicious, the boat boys and cooks were amazing!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cyril T
  • France France
Amazing cruise with a friendly staff 👍

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  • 8.4 Very good
  • Mohamed N
  • Egypt Egypt
Was amazing relaxing and exiting 3days

Alot really , I hoped that I did 5/6 days not 3 only.

Recommended for
Great safety , organization, and helpful, friendly.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • SANG BEOM P
  • South Korea South Korea
Happiness

Meet Ghost Pipe Fish

Recommended for
Low cost, various diving points, romantic
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lukasz J
  • Poland Poland
Similan 3 days trip

Similan Islands dives,plenty fish,seen a wcale Sharm in koh bon island,really nice trip,good value for money, 4 dives a day,divesites around 30 metres deep,great food onboard after each dive,recommend KSA as your diving operator

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Punctuality,food,nucę people
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Matthew C
  • Australia Australia
Amazing diving with excellent staff and crew

Seeing a shark, turtle and a 1.7m barracuda within 5 minutes of a dive

Recommended for
Good company, great staff amazing diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nathalie A
  • United States United States
Memorable first liveaboard experience diving in the Similan Islands

In this diving trip I was able to get Advanced Open Water and Nitrox and take advantage of these certifications and use it towards the dives. The diving instructor, Noon, was very friendly and was around to answer questions about the things we were learning. The boat crew was very helpful always being on time with the meals and also helping us put on our diving gear every time. The cabins were simple but bed was clean and the size was appropriate. I would recommend this diving team and the Manta 5 for all my friends. The Similans were beautiful to explore in the beach and under!

Recommended for
Friendly and knowledgeable diving crew, very well organized schedule for dives, boat and food were very good
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Eunbi S
  • South Korea South Korea
Amazing experience with friendly instructors and crews

Good food, good people and great sceneries & diving sites. It was just an amazing experience. But as a person from non-tip country, I prefer when the total price that I pay before the trip is inclusive of all the tips.

Recommended for
Diving sites, Food, Fun
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Xiangting H
  • Singapore Singapore
Wonderful Experience!

The overall experience was really welcoming and fun! Crew from Manta Queen 5 and Khao Lak Scuba Adventure were really awesome and took really good care of us!

Recommended for
Dive Guide! Boat Crew! Everything!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Hung Yi L
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Inexpensive but experience more

It's a unforgettable diving trip. Ever crews showed their friendliness and professional skill. Dive sites were pretty awesome and the beach would make you fall in love with. The 3 days trip was easy to join for any kind of divers.

Recommended for
Cost, diving performance, crew service
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Nuno P
  • Portugal Portugal
Really professional and nice crew!

Diving on the similians and the life on board.

Recommended for
The similian islands are incredible, and life on board was really relaxed and peaceful. 5*