Manta Queen 5, Thailand


Join the Manta Queen 5 as she explores the popular dive areas in the South Andaman Sea area for 3-4 night trips departing every week between October and May. The 23m Manta Queen 5 caters to 20 guests in 10 twin bunk cabins with air conditioning and 3 shared bathrooms. Guests can relax between diving and snorkeling in the open-air dining area or enjoy the stunning views from the roof-top sun deck. All meals are included and are served buffet style, cooked fresh by the onboard chef. Snacks and fruit are available between dives, and drinking water, tea, and coffee are available throughout 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 South Andaman dive sites such as Koh Haa, Phi Phi, and the King Cruiser Wreck. With a large variety of marine life, including Black Tip Reef and Leopard sharks, divers will enjoy the diversity in this area. Nitrox is available onboard for those certified.

Departing from Phuket on a 3 or 4-night trip aboard Manta Queen 5 is the perfect way to experience this area of Thailand in just a few days.

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This boat is part of the Manta Queen Fleet.

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Included: Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, 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, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide (1,800 THB per day), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

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Boat features

  • 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

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

  • Length 23m
  • Beam 5m
  • Top speed 8-9knots
  • Engines 2xHino 450HP 10 cylinder
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • 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

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 41 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anibal R
  • United States United States
The trip was much better than my expectations.

The highlights included getting my advance certification with an awesome instructor, meeti g people from all around the world and perfecting my diving skills

Recommended for
Instructors, staff and dives
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kellen J
  • United States United States
Wonderful budget liveaboard.

Everyone was very friendly, was able to make friends from around the world. Dive staff was knowledgeable and helpful, saw many cool species. Food was excellent mostly Thai cuisine. Can’t wait to go again!

Recommended for
Dive and boat staff, food, diving.
  • 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*
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 8.8 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
  • 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
  • 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

Recommended for
Punctuality,food,nucę people
  • 8.0 Very good
  • South Korea South Korea

Meet Ghost Pipe Fish

Recommended for
Low cost, various diving points, romantic
  • 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.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cyril T
  • France France
Amazing cruise with a friendly staff 👍


Recommended for
  • 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!

Recommended for
The dive locations were fantastic, the food was delicious, the boat boys and cooks were amazing!
  • 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.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Enrique N
  • Mauritania Mauritania
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
  • shara F
  • Spain Spain

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
  • 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...

Recommended for
jolly dive staff, good boat crew, amazing underwater boulder scenery
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lars L
  • Denmark Denmark
Super nice diving adventure

Stonefish, meeting new friends

Recommended for
Food, atmosphere
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael B
  • Australia Australia
Superb trip in the Andaman Seas

Seeing some amazing little stuff, like ghost pipe fish and juvenile fish. The diversity was wild!

Recommended for
The food was incredible, the dive masters were knowledgeable, really nice dive sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Keita R
  • Australia Australia
So much fun!

Night dive! Wreck dive! Him luang Sea snake, turtles, cuttlefish, barracda, morays but no mantas or whale sharks sadly :(

Recommended for
Great guides and crew, great diving, great food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Luciano C
  • Brazil Brazil
Incredible! Highly recommended

Great diving experience with really nice diving and crew staff at amazing locations

Recommended for
Staff, diving spots and boat crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • james E
  • Chile Chile

Disfrutar con mi familia señora e hijas de un buceo excepcional

Recommended for
La calidad del buceo ( fauna y claridad agua ) , el itinetario. La tripulacion
  • 4.0 Review score
  • TSAI W
  • Taiwan Taiwan
All good

All good ! I will strongly recommend MQ5 to friends of mine for Similan boat diving. 都很好!我将热烈推荐MQ5的斯米兰船潜给友人。

Recommended for
Buddy, dive master, diving point
  • 6.4 Review score
  • youngsuk J
  • South Korea South Korea
1day 5dive

1day 5dive is so hard. Full moon so strong current. Every day every dive strong current... Short dive 40~45min. (I left 100bar)

Recommended for
Cabin people rental gear
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Charles L
  • Canada Canada
J’espérais plus de confort!

Impossible de dormir dans la chambre allouée (8), beaucoup trop bruyantes. Pas de place pour s’assoir avec dossier.

Recommended for
L’equipage courtois et serviable
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ron L
  • Germany Germany
Great diving and a great atmosphere

Bumping into 3 guitarfish just lying next to us. Seeing a huge marble ray glide past us. Encountering two octopuses and seven cuttlefish. Seeing three sharks on one dive. Eating the green curry sauce every day. Meeting nice people from all over the world.

Recommended for
1 My group's dive guide, Xavier, was the perfect combination of professionalism and fun. He also managed to find the smallest sea creatures in conditions of extremely poor visibility. 2 We visited some great diving sites and saw lots of fantastic creatures. 3 The atmosphere on board, among the guests and crew, was always jovial.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Karol G
  • Poland Poland
Great staff, both diving and thai. Amazing, safe dives. Great boat leader and all divemasters. Amazing organization! Thank you all for the adventure!


Recommended for
Organization, staff, dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • South Korea South Korea
It was very nice.


Recommended for
Diving guide,staff is very kind,good food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lea G
  • France France

Everything was really good. Don't have any background. I really recommend this scuba diving liveaboard.

Recommended for
Staff, Scuba diving sites, weather
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ralph R
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Easy and good

Das Tauchen

Recommended for
Frische Luft, Coolness, Ruhe
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nicolette P
  • Australia Australia
Amazing food and crew


Recommended for
Diving, food and crew/instructors
  • 8.0 Very good
  • RYAN C
  • Canada Canada
The variety of marine life in the Similan Islands and the good weather made this trip great.

My wife and I have been looking for an octopus for quite a while and during a dive in Koh Bon we saw two. One was hiding but the other one was out hunting and when it saw us it started changing colors from dark purple to a camouflage which made it almost impossible to distinguish from the coral reef. We seem to often get lucky on our dives but this was one of the best experiences we’ve had.

Recommended for
Variety of sea life. Weather was good. Food on the boat was plentiful and good.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • sharon S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A fantastic experience

food, people and dive sites

Recommended for
food, people and dive sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Caroline F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Incredible diving experience

Being quite a novice dver, the variety of sealife I saw was incredible, as was seeing a juvenile whale shark.

Recommended for
The diving was amazing, the crew were incredibly helpful, being vegan the effort the chef put in to ensure I had enough food was wonderful.
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