MV Manta Queen 7 Overview
Manta Queen 7 is a 27m liveaboard diving boat which is well equipped to transport no more than 24 lucky guests to all of Thailand’s best diving sites on the west coast. The boat has only recently joined the Manta Queen fleet, and this boat sails for longer than all the others, with its 5-day 19-dive trips.
The boat has 8 twin-bunk cabins, and 2 quad-bunk cabins, meaning the maximum capacity is just 24 guests. The boat has several communal areas for guests to hang out and socialise. These invclude 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 a book can be read or to just look at the view, at day or during the night.
Setting sail 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 was a new addition for the 2014-2015 diving 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.