Deep Andaman Queen Overview
Deep Andaman Queen is a wonderful purpose-built liveaboard cruise boat, and one of the largest of those which cruise the Andaman Sea. There are many good reasons to choose to dive with the Deep Andaman Queen, mainly the boat's size, comfort and the professionalism of all the staff & crew. Deep Andaman Queen cruises (sometimes referred to as 'diving safaris') take divers to the best dive sites in both Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). Also, when the National Marine Parks are closed from May to late October, the boat is available for charter trips in southern Thai waters, which aren't as affected by the monsoon weather.
The Deep Andaman Queen is a large and comfortable diving vessel, which adds to its already-high safety standards. Although safety incidents when diving in Thailand are extremely rare, the equipment, qualifications and professionalism of those on the Deep Andaman Queen take the feeling of confidence one step further. The boat was completely refurbished in 2012, including the centerpiece of the boat, the master cabin, which offers unbeatable luxury and panoramic views. All cabins are fully air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms and hot showers, and the boat offers different luxury levels to suit all but the tightest of budgets.
There are six different types of cabin on Deep Andaman Queen. All have private en suite bathrooms & air conditioning. The 'standard' cabins are on the lower deck. There is a twin-bunk, a triple-bunk and one with four single beds. On the main deck there are two deluxe twin cabins, three deluxe double cabins and the master cabin. All main-deck cabins have doors which open out onto the deck giving a wonderful feeling of space and of course a sea view from the windows.
On the upper deck of Deep Andaman Queen there is an air-conditioned lounge, but most people spend their time in the open air dining area. Here, briefings are held, you can chat with other guests, or update your log book. Of course, this is also where the delicious and plentiful food is served. The cooks prepare several meals every day including on departure evening. It's a mixture of Western and local cuisine, with something different every day and vegetarians are also coatered for. Diving is hungry work, but you won't go hungry on Deep Andaman Queen.
Non-divers are more than welcome on the Deep Andaman Queen, and there is plenty of space for them to relax and sunbathe with a good book, look out for dolphins, or enjoy a dvd in the lounge. Divers on-board have even more to get excited about, though. There is one of the largest diving platforms in South-East Asia to safely enter or exit the water, and the benefit of Nitrox training and the boat having a Nitrox membrane on-board which can fill tanks with oxygen mixtures up to 32%. The two motorized dinghies transport divers from where they surface back to the boat, and can ferry snorkellers and non-divers to the beach or shallow reefs, too.
Every season we get very positive reviews from each guest that we place on Deep Andaman Queen.