Manta Queen 8 Liveaboard, Thailand


The latest addition to the Manta Queen Fleet, the Manta Queen 8 offers 4-night dive trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and Boon Sung Wreck. Trips depart early evening on the first day and start with a light dinner on board. The next 3 days includes 4 dives a day, including 1 night dive exploring the Andaman Sea. The last day includes 3 dives around Koh Bon and Boonsung wreck before checkout in the late afternoon. Dive groups are kept small to a maximum of 5 divers or less. Nitrox is available for an extra charge.

The Manta Queen 8 liveaboard accommodates up to 24 guests in 10 double or twin cabins. Each cabin has AC and private en-suite bathrooms. For relaxation social areas include the indoor lounge with HD-TV and large sun-deck, a great place to relax in-between dives or enjoy a cold beer at the end of the day. Meals are freshly cooked and served buffet style at the open-air dining area, and snacks and fruit are served in between dives.

The 9 experienced and knowledgeable crew and dive guides of the Manta Queen 8 are waiting to show you the beauty of the Andaman Sea. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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

Excluded: Marine Park - Diver: 1800 THB - non Diver: 1000 THB, Dive Equipment, Nitrox: 150 THB per dive, Extra Dive Insurance: 250 THB per day, Prescription mask: 200 THB per day, Soft Drinks: 40 THB per unit, Beer: 70 THB per unit (beers after last dive of the day), Scheduled Shared pick up in Phuket 300 THB per person and way, 500 THB round trip on trip departure and arrival day only.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

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

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
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English, Dutch, German, Thai, French, Chinese, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, and Portuguese.

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 8 Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year renovated 2017
  • Length 28m
  • Beam 7m
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 13

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • 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
  • Emergency flares

Manta Queen 8 Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 5 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ross G
  • Ireland Ireland
Best experience I've had so far in my life.

Mark and his team were very professional. Wake up call was followed by a detailed brief of what each dive entailed(this calmed my nerves each morning as I was relatively new to diving). The staff were there to help us on with all our gear and make sure we were all safe and secure. We saw a whale shark and manta ray on our trip including countless fish and sea creatures. Already looking forward to my next liveaboard.

Recommended for
This was my first liveaboard trip and hopefully plenty mpre to come. Although I have nothing to compare it to - staff, facilities and diving were amazing.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mike W
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great experience, the professionalism of the dive guides, the good and plentiful food as well as chilled nature on the boat made this a memorable trip.

The combination of the good weather and the aforementioned best aspects.

Recommended for
Dive guides, food and atmosphere
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chantal L
  • Canada Canada
An experience to do again

Richelieu Rock and the faboulus dives with the whale-shark, Thank you Thomas, we had a wonderful. It was our first time on a liveabord and we look foward to do this again. Thank you also to the two cooks that provide us with very appetizing meals

Recommended for
The dive guides, the creew helping on board, the dive sites
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Oskar A
  • Sweden Sweden
Memories and friends for life!

Our liveaboard experience with MQ8 was overall very very good. Great diving in every way: dive masters, instructors, dive briefings and service from the boat-boys made the whole experience very smooth and felt luxurious for us that previously only have gone for day trips when diving. Getting to know the crew and your gear was very nice. We were lucky enough to see both Manta Ray and Reef Shark around Koh Bon/Koh Tachai. Marvellous aquatic life such as huge schools of jackfish and barracuda, and not to mention a palm sized sea horse at 30m depth at Richeliou Rock. We made memories and friends for life, so happy we did this. Great great great value for money! Love from Sweden!

Recommended for
Great diving, overall superb staff, comfy boat!