MV Manta Queen 8 Overview
Manta Queen 8 is a new Similan diving liveaboard that starts its 4D4N trips in November 2017. There are three types of cabin to choose from, and all are air-conditioned. The best-value cabins have 2 bunk beds, but still offer storage space and privacy. These are ideal for divers on a budget, and those who want to meet fellow Similan diving enthusiasts. For more privacy but still at an unbeatable price, Manta Queen 8 has twin & double cabins that have private en-suite bathrooms. No more than 2 guests stay in each cabin.
MAnta Queen 8 used to be known as MV Aquatic, and the boat is very well respected by the dive staff who work in the area. In addition, we have sent several guests onto MV Aquatic in past seasons and they have all returned happy and with good reports. For the new season (2017-18) the boat will be updated, but still keeps its charm and luxury. The trips are unbeatable value for divers who want to enjoy the maximum dives for the minimum time and money spent. 10 of the 12 cabins have en suite bathrooms and windows, and the boat has an air-conditioned lounge/saloon. The eating areas and dive platforms are spacious and well designed, meaning that everyone feels safe & comfortable at all times.
The Manta Queen fleet of boats offers unbeatable value as well as the widest selection of trips and departure dates. Trips depart from Tab Lamu Pier in Khao Lak around 9pm after guests have been picked up from local hotels and fitted with equipment at the dive centre. Safety and boat briefings take place in the evening and after a light meal the boat sails out to the Similan Islands for five days of fantastic scuba diving. After starting each cruise at a relatively easy dive site at the Similan Islands, the captain and cruise leader choose the best dive sites for the guests taking into account the sea & weather conditions. The diving is around the Similan Islands for the first one-two days, then further north to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and then Thailand's best dive site: Richelieu Rock. Depending in the conditions and marine life experienced on the way north, the team choose the best dive sites on the way back, normally stopping at Koh Bon again and then a couple of local shipwrecks on the way back to the pier.
These pages will be constantly updated with information such as schedules, pictures, rates, itineraries and more. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us to get the most up-to-date information about this exciting new boat for Similan diving adventures.