MV Manta Queen 2 Overview
MV Manta Queen 2 offers a unique option for divers who want to get in the water to experience the best diving Thailand has to offer. The three-day, three-night cruises avoid the large number of boats which sometimes fight over the best Similan Islands dive sites. Instead, MQ2 sails north to the slightly more challenging diving destinations of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and the world-famous Richelieu Rock. On the way back, she stops off at one or two wreck sites to finish off the cruise.
These 'northern dive sites' are regarded as a little bit more challenging than those around The Similan Islands, but the rewards are well worth it. The diving conditions and marine life at MQ2's diving destinations are the best in Thailand. Currents can sometimes be an issue at Koh Tachai, but each dive at all locations is planned to be as safe and enjoyable as possible, and they always consider each diver's level, experience, needs & requests.
Manta Queen 2 is a professionally-run boat that offers air-conditioning, excellent food and lots of comfort and safety features. There are three types of cabin available, including 4-bunk shared, twins and doubles. During most seasons, Manta Queen 2 liveaboard trips are among our best sellers. Our guests often get to see Manta Rays and the occasional Whale Shark.
Every trip goes as smooth as silk, with the fun but professional team of western diving staff and local crew taking good care of everyone on board. You don’t need to be a professional or highly-experienced diver to enjoy the more-challenging dive sites which the boat visits, but Advanced divers and those with more than 20 logged dives will be able to spend longer underwater than inexperienced divers. However, everyone is very welcome and able to visit these best diving sites in Thailand.
All meals, tea, coffee, drinking water and snacks are all for free on board, as are pick ups from Khao Lak, and dropping guests off at the end of the cruise.
Some other websites show that MQ2 has free Wi-Fi, which it does, but please note that for most of the cruise the boat will be out of range anyway. Also, other websites may advertise MQ2's trips as 4D/3N, but they are not. They are 3D/3N, departing in the evening and returning in the afternoon. Therefore, any website that shows 4D/3N and a 'per day price' is likely to mislead you because the total trip price should be divided by three, not by four.