Manta Queen 7, Thailand


Join the Manta Queen 7 liveaboard as she sets sail for 5 nights of fantastic diving in the Similan Islands as she delivers excellent service and comfort on board. With 10 cabins on board catering to a maximum of 24 guests, the Manta Queen 7 offers a comfortable trip to the Similan Islands. Each cabin has A/C and bathroom facilities are shared. For relaxation guests can laze around on the large sun deck in between dives or hop on the tender and head over to one of the beautiful white sand beaches of the Similan Islands. The saloon has a HD TV to watch movies, and all meals are freshly cooked and served buffet style at the open air dining area.

The 4 experienced and professional dive crew of the Manta Queen 7 will help you to explore world famous dive and snorkel spots at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Koh Surin, Richelieu Rock and Boon Sung Wreck. Dive with Whale Sharks at Richelieu Rock, Manta Rays of Koh Tachai and exciting swim-throughs of the well-known Elephant Head Rock.

Enjoy the Similan Islands and call us or book online today to reserve your trip.

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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 (2,140 THB per trip), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (250 THB per day), Gratuities, Airport Transfer (300 THB), Hotel Transfer (300 THB), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (160.50 THB per tank), Nitrox Course (8,025 THB), Private Dive Guide (1,800 THB per trip), 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
  • 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

Manta Queen 7 Thailand floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2010
  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 27m
  • Deck area 40 sqm
  • Beam 6 m
  • Top speed 11 knots
  • Cruising speed 8-9 knots
  • Engines 2xHino 450HP 10 cylinder
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 1 x Yamaha 40 HP
  • Water capacity 10000 litres
  • Fuel capacity 3000 litres

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

Manta Queen 7 Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 49 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Eric L
  • Canada Canada
Epic dive trip

Manta Ray, leopard shark and Wale shark on the same dive. Dive briefing were entertaining and informative with historical facts. Great learning experience. Physically demanding trip. I want to go back!

Recommended for
Marine life, meeting new people, staff service and knowledge
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jimmy L
  • Sweden Sweden

Having two large Manta Rays approaching us with curiosity!!

Recommended for
Friendly staff, good food and great diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lars G
  • Sweden Sweden
Super experience

* The development as a diver (made the advanced course on the trip) * The meeting with Waleshark and Manta Rays * The great guidance by the divemaster taking us to fantastic sites and during conditions that builds both confidence and creates the need for more diving experiences.

Recommended for
The diving, the team spirit, the crew and other guests
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Shinjiro K
  • Japan Japan


Recommended for
I could get foreign countries diver friends.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Brett B
  • Australia Australia
Similan & Surin Islands adventure

Unfortunately we missed out on any Whaleshark and Manta action, however still had a great overall experience on the MQ7. We were very well looked after by all of the dive guides, trip leader (Georgio / JZ) and especially the amazing Alyssa Mitchell. Alyssa was amazing spotting very hard to find marine creatures and allowing us to get up close for a look and photos if we wanted them. Alyssa supported us in obtaining NITROX certification and developing our skills to make best use of our ability and certification to experience the very best of each dive site. The Captain was humble and highly skilled, getting us over each site everytime and quickly retrieving us with prompt assistance from the boat crew. There was a variety of delicious food served after each dive, and plenty of water and electrolytes available to keep us hydrated.

Recommended for
The boat crew, the dive guides and the dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Shadow L
  • China China
Generally it’s worthy it.

Got free upgrades.

Recommended for
Crew, dive guides, room
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Terrill D
  • Canada Canada
Outstanding liveaboard - exceeded my expectations!

From start to finish, this company does it right. From the time they pick you up at your hotel in a nice air conditioned van, to the check in at the office, to the experience on the boat, and finally the departure, this company exceeds expectations at every step. The trip leader (J) and the rest of the crew are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced. They work extremely hard to make sure that every step of your experience goes above and beyond. They create a really fun atmosphere on the boat, including musical entertainment. The food is outstanding on Manta Queen 7, and at the end of the day, the dive guides sit with their group to go through the dives, and talk about all the stuff/fishes/species you just saw. It is really informative and very entertaining. The trip leader is outstanding and really helps make this boat worth every penny. I have taken other liveaboards in Thailand, and this company is the best. You will not be disappointed.

Recommended for
1) Diving crew and boat staff, 2) Food was outstanding, 3) Educational element of this trip
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Yoon Jung B
  • South Korea South Korea
First liveaboard in my life and regret not to have known it earlier

Althought visibility not perfect, diving at the Dome and Richelieu Party the last night unforgatable~~

Recommended for
1.The team super professional and great spirit
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Guy W
  • Australia Australia
Great value - 19 dives in 5 days

Fabian was a great dive guide, modelling hid guiding to the capabilities and interests of his group. However, unless you lick sleeping on thin high density foam mattresses, bring your own air bed or similar to make your sleeping more comfortable

Recommended for
Liveaboard dive trips again prove value for money diving with a group of scuba enthusiast. We had guests from Australia, United States, Argentina, Belgium, Japan and China. Together with a diverse and multi-lingual dive guides, everyone was included
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Kjell K
  • Sweden Sweden
Not my best liveaboard

The dives on day 1 and 2 where visibility was good. But five divers on one instructor is not good especially when you know that the visibility is going to be bad.

Recommended for
The dives in Similian Islands
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Roland W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Good diving, friendly, helpful crew – boat a bit short of facilities one takes for granted, for example; on a Red Sea live-aboard

Negatives:- virtually zero storage in the cabins (usually there is room for soft & small bags under the bunks). Showers were effectively rationed (invest in a water maker), I had an upset stomach for 3 of the 5 days, which took the edge off the enjoyment a bit. Our dive guide on a number of occasions would leave a perfectly good pinnacle, wall or reef with lots of life and things to explore to head out into the blue, frequently against the current, presumably on the off-chance of finding something dramatic – which is significantly less likely in low-viz. In this day & age, boats really shouldn’t be emptying their toilet and bilge water directly into the sea, especially in a National Park.

Recommended for
Good if somewhat lengthy dive-briefs, despite the poor viz - excellent diving, particularly on Koh Bon & Richelieu Rock with massive amounts of life.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • tw L
  • South Korea South Korea
First Liveaboard

The visual range was somewhat disappointing, but it remains a good memory to encounter various fish and beautiful sea environments. Especially, the manta and whale sharks are the most memorable.

Recommended for
Good Guide, Good Sea, Good, Good Peaple
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Krzysztof S
  • Poland Poland
Very nice and intensive diving experience!

We had 6D/5N trip scheduled between 2 and 7 Dec 2019. In fact on the first day there is only late afternoon loading on the boat, and dives start on day 2, but having 4 dives per day and 3 dives on the last day, it gives 19 dives alltogether which is quite intensive. Wake up call is at 6 AM, and the day is split between dives and meals till the evening when there is time to rest till the next early morning. Quite energetic diving staff. All is run according to the schedule, and in fact no delays are acceptable by the trip leader, which probably make it work well (J - you a master of organisation and team management, which I would not expect from an Italian guy ;-). The only downside (I think) are the cabins - unfortunately they are very very small and the pictures on the web site does not present how they really look - the twin cabin with ensuite bathroom has just a bunk bed ca. 190 cm long (wall to wall), and probaly 80 cm wide, with the rest of the room of the similar size plus a little larger bathroom and the beds are not really situated as on the pictures but one directly over another. And it is quite noisy in the cabins, even if the boat is not on the move - the generator is on 24/7, which may be an issue for someone requiring more quite atmosphere to have a good sleep. Still - you do not spend too much time in the cabins so it is not a mayor issue, I assume, and noone expect luxuries in the diving boat for this price,

Recommended for
nice 4 dives per day, manta ray on Koh Bon and good food on board
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Allee E
  • United States United States
It was a LOT of diving but totally worth it!

The world class diving sites definitely lived up to their name. They were well worth it!

Recommended for
Dive sites, marine life and overall trip organization
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Stella N
  • Singapore Singapore
Could be better.

Richelieu Rock

Recommended for
Thai crews, logistics, education material of sea creature
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Chiaki J
  • Japan Japan
Amazing diving spot

I was impressed by the fact that I was able to encounter Manta Ray and the many fishes. We had a valuable experience that was hard to forget.

Recommended for
A very organized boat trip, Divers of ocean lovers from all over the world gather, Friendly crews & Kind service
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Antoine K
  • Germany Germany

Given the price the boat is obviously not luxurious but it is comfortable and well maintained; the beds suite their purpose - anyway, the priority is diving and the liveaboard experience not the few hours spent in the cabin to sleep. Food was really good, I.e. much better than what can be expected on such a boat with the limited cooking means. Crew was simply wonderful. And the dive sites, well, that you probably already know if you are reading this 😉

Recommended for
Staff, diving sites, food
  • 7.6 Good
  • Kim O
  • Denmark Denmark


Recommended for
Richelieu rock, thaifood, whaleshark
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Leo L
  • United States United States
Whale Shark!

Delicious food, wonderful people and great diving. Saw a bucket list item of a whale shark at Richelieu rocks. The instructors are wonderful and friendly. Definitely made some friends I look forward to reaching out to in the future!

Recommended for
Whale Shark, Instructors, Cooks
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Chantal France M
  • Canada Canada

J’ai complété mon « advance » avec succès. Richelieu rock Pieuvre, sèches, poisson dragon, nudibranches

Recommended for
Excellente organisation, beau partage de connaissances, guides compétents et professionnels
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dana N
  • United States United States
Great variety of dive sites and underwater wildlife spotted!

Seeing the whale shark, sleeping under the stars, logging dives with Jay (marine biologist and dive master extraordinaire), listening to Taki play guitar, and meeting wonderful divers from all over the world

Recommended for
WHALE SHARK SIGHTING, the pineapple cookies, and the wonderful KSA crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Terry B
  • Canada Canada
An Excellent Diving Adventure!

Meeting people from around the world who are all there for the same reason you are -- DIVING! The corals were spectacular, and many times it felt like you were living an ocean documentary with the number and variety of marine life, especially in the northern islands. We were entertained by ~100 dolphins as we moved North, which provided a wonderful surprise to all on-board. Eels galore, and a few turtles, octopus, mating cuttlefish, nudibranch, and barracudas were encountered, among many other species you don't see in other parts of the world. The Dive Team was spectacular. Them seemed to have different areas of interest, and though we were in different groups, were great about ensuring other groups saw their discoveries. Great team work!

Recommended for
Amazing crew, both to keep the boat going, and the diving team. Amazing food. Spectacular diving!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Geerhard W
  • South Africa South Africa
Very nice. Will return.......

****Whale shark***** at Koh Bon - Wast Ridge All the sealife on the reefs Boonsung Wreck

Recommended for
Reef Selection, Food, Dive Masters/Boat boys
  • 7.6 Good
  • Aram L
  • South Korea South Korea
great value for money and super friendly staff

Rechelieu Rock was my favorite. The sheer number of so many different kinds of fish is just mesmerizing. We saw three whale sharks at The Dome and Koh Bon.

Recommended for
staff, diving sites, vibe
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lina L
  • Australia Australia
First Liveaboard Experience

I went during the beginning of the season (November) so the boat was only at half capacity which gave us more space and comfort, couldn't imagine at full capacity! It was nice that they allowed us to make changes to schedules if we wanted to dive certain sites again. The boat itself was well maintained and clean, my bunk however didn't have a fitting mattress so I was a little uneven but no big deal, slept like a baby from all the diving. Food was amazing! It was hard not to over eat and feel like you're about to feed the fish. They weren't kidding about eat, sleep, dive and repeat! The boat crew were super helpful even though I don't expect it (as a dive professional I'm use to doing everything myself anyway).

Recommended for
Food, Crew and Dives
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Very nice

Doing 3 (!!!) dives on Richelieu Rock.

Recommended for
The guides and boat crew are giving their everything to make every guest happy and keep us all safe. The rocking boat made me sleep like a baby. How that cook manages to feed so many people.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • thomas P
  • France France
Very good first experience

Richelieu rock <3

Recommended for
The diving site / the ambiance
  • 7.6 Good
  • Josefin W
  • Sweden Sweden
Good diving. Terrible sleeping.

Richilieu rock diving. Beach visit similan

Recommended for
Dive sites, value, staff
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jeongyeol R
  • South Korea South Korea

I met a whale shark three times.

Recommended for
Guide, diving point, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • herbert K
  • Austria Austria
Top trip, super nice crew

Great experience and top sightings in these 5-day trip with exceptional crew service.

Recommended for
crew, organization was top, dive sites were great
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • South Korea South Korea

Beautiful Richelieu Rock! Whale Sharks at Koh Tachai and Koh Boon! (We saw 3 whale sharks in this trip.) Foods on board!

Recommended for
  • 8.0 Very good
  • South Korea South Korea

First, Dive sites is best. :) Second, Instructor and crew are so frendly, kindly and so funny. Thank you so much Special thanks to Tiago & Flip :)

Recommended for
crew service. dive guides. value for money
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jozhi S
  • Singapore Singapore
Great Diving Experience

Extremely friendly dive instructors, most of the dive sites were great too!

Recommended for
1) The company (Dive instructors), 2) Diving Spots 3) Fellow Divers
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Budget trip for dive lovers

-Beautiful sunrise and sunset -Relaxing dives - Have meal after each and every dive -Friendly D.M. -have a great time taking pictures on the beach

Recommended for
Reasonable price, cheap transport to and from airport, 19 dives in 5 days
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Fatima H
  • Spain Spain
Amazing trip

The diving was amazing and the tripulation and staff friendly, also we have an instructor spanish speaker a great thing for my group. My trip was aboard manta queen 1

Recommended for
People, diving and instructors
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Shiu Wai T
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Excellent diving with Manta Queen Crews

Excellent dive sites, professional and friendlies staff and very good liveaboard experience.

Recommended for
Dive Sites, Dive Guides, Living Experience
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maria R
  • Australia Australia
A vibrant and incredible first (of many) liveaboard experience

The dedicated and engaged cohort of staff and crew made my experience wonderful and unforgettable. The food was amazing and plentiful and it was an excellent atmosphere to meet new people with the same common interest in diving.

Recommended for
The staff went above and beyond to accomodate everyone's needs, got to dive at so many different sites and meet so many new people.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sandro W
  • Germany Germany

Most of the dives do not fall into the category best ever, but I've seen my first whaleshark there and it was not a baby. Everything was organized perfectly. The boat is not luxury vessel, but that was not what I was looking for. The mix of people on the boat was great (maybe due to the lower amount of glamour). I would do the trip again.

Recommended for
The Whaleshark, the mood on the boat, the dive sites
Origin: US