MV Manta Queen 7 Overview
Manta Queen 7 is a 27m liveaboard diving boat which is well equipped to take up to 22 lucky guests to all of Thailand’s best diving sites on the west coast. The boat sails for longer than all the others, with its 5-day 19-dive trips. There is free Wi-Fi when in range, normally at the beginning and end of each cruise.
The boat has 10 air-conditioned cabins. NEW for 2018-19, MQ7's cabin layout is much more comfortable. There is still a 4-bunk shared cabin, but now the other 9 cabins are twins and doubles. Only the 4 bunk cabin & one of the twin/double cabins use shared bathroom facilities. The other eight cabins all have private en suite bathrooms. The boat has several communal areas for guests to hang out and socialise. These include a large air-conditioned lounge saloon, an outdoor dining area, and a large sundeck up top. It's very easy for small and medium-size groups to sit together and chat, enjoy a few drinks or a game. It's equally easy for solo guests or couples to find somewhere quiet where to read a book or to just look at the view during the day or night.
Departing from Khao Lak in the evening, Manta Queen 7 liveaboard visits the best dive sites in Thailand. However, the journey for most begins a few hours earlier, when they are picked up free of charge from a range of locations in Khao Lak and for very competitive rates from further south. All in all, guests get to discover some of Thailand’s best dive sites up to 19 times during the trip.
A light evening meal is served on departure day, and the diving begins the following morning. Dive groups are never larger than 5 per Divemaster. Divers are also put into groups that suit their level, experience and needs. Delicious food is served throughout the trip, and fruits, snacks, tea, coffee & drinking water are always available for free. Cold soft drinks and beer can be bought for very reasonable prices, too.
The Similan dive boat Manta Queen 7 will be even more popular this coming season. All the cabins are clean, and guests can enjoy air-conditioned comfort throughout the cruise. However, most guests aboard Manta Queen 7 tend to spend their non-diving time with each other, either socializing on one of the several decks or during excursions to the pristine beaches of uninhabited tropical islands. Safety is most important on any diving safari, but the dive team and crew aboard Manta Queen 7 also try their best to make the cruises as much fun as possible. It’s all very relaxed and enjoyable for everyone on board. After five days & nights days together, it’s almost guaranteed that long-term relationships begin, and this includes between guests and with our team of dive staff.
Onboard PADI courses are very common for Manta Queen 7 diving guests, mainly due to the competitive rates and great scuba diving conditions that are experienced.
Please note that some websites try to mislead you by advertising these trips as 6D/5N which is incorrect. The boat departs in the evening, and you don't dive until the following morning. It returns five days later in the afternoon. The trips are 5D/5N, not 6D/5N.