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: Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, 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 day), Rental Gear (428 THB per day), Scuba Diving Courses (9,095 THB).

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

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • 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
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew

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, Thai, French, Chinese, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, and Portuguese.

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 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

  • 8.4 Very good
  • 13 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Peter H
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic !

Richelieu Rock

Recommended for
The seamless organisation, the friendliness of all staff and crew and not forgetting thge Dive Sites
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • SARA C
  • Italy Italy

Amazing experience, great staff and wonderful diving! Loved every second of the trip!!!

Recommended for
Diving, staff, landscapes
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tyler B
  • United States United States
Good trip

Richiliue Rock

Recommended for
Efficient with dive logistics, preeminent guide, beautiful dives
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marcel B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Hreat diving with a friendly crew

Richelieu Rock

Recommended for
Crew super friendly and helpful
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Shadow L
  • China China
Wonderful experience

Dive site

Recommended for
Dive site, experienced guides, friendly staffs
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Suji K
  • South Korea South Korea
Very nice experience !!

The best thing is friendly boat step! I forgot the name of every crew.. all the staff including Junior helped us so well to prepare the dive or finish the dive. When diving, experience under the water is important but I think people who are together are important. Everyone and everything is best. Thank you for making a pleasant memory.

Recommended for
Friendly Boat step and guide, nice food
  • 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!