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Manta Queen II

Richelieu Special
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Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon
Max Guests 20
3 Days & 3 Nights
Nitrox Available

This three night trip doesn’t actually dive in the Similans themselves, but will concentrate the dive itinerary at the dive sites which are considered the highlight of any Similans liveaboard

Koh Bon is where Manta Rays can often be found, so it’s always exciting to dive there. Tachai is a diverse dive site, deep in parts, and also visited by large pelargics including Mantas, and even Whalesharks. Richelieu Rock is considered by most as the best dive site in Thailand. Richelieu is a Whaleshark hotspot, as well as a macro lovers dream

The sleeping accommodation comes in ether twin cabins or double cabins. There is also one four person cabin for the budget conscious. Bathrooms are shared and not en-suite. This trip is best suited to divers with the advanced certification as some of the dive sites are deeper than 18 meters. The advanced course is available on the boat for B6,900 including the PADI certification fee.

This is a fantastic Thailand liveaboard that concentrates on the highlights of any Similans liveaboard dive trip, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, and Koh Bon, all great sites for Whaleshark and Giant Manta Ray encounters. The price includes a full set of scuba diving equipment. If guests have their own equipment they receive a 1,200 THB discount Return transfers are available from Phuket for 250 THB each way, and Similan Island Marine Park fees are 1,600 THB.


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Manta Queen 2 offers guests a 3 days & 3 nights Similan liveaboard trip which concentrates on the highlights of any Similans liveaboard dive trip. Richelieu Rock is one of the best dive sites in Thailand, and Koh Tachai often has several Whalesharks sighted on a single dive. Koh Bon is the Manta Ray hotspot of the trip.

Manta Queen II Itinerary
Transfers from Phuket can be arranged for 250 THB each way and can be arranged with us prior to the trip departure. The pick-up times in Phuket start at around 3:30pm on departure day. Airport transfers are scheduled for 6:00pm. Transfers will be to the Manta Queen offices in Khao Lak just north of Phuket. The boat will depart from Tap Lamu port very close to Khao Lak. If guests don’t wish to use the transfer, they need to check in at the dive centre at Khao Lak between 6:30pm and 7:00pm.

Departure Day: Guests will board the Manta Queen 2 at around 8:30pm and will have time to check their dive equipment and have a comprehensive boat briefing before enjoying some dinner on the overnight cruise to the Similan Islands.
Day 1: Wake up calls will be early at around 6:30am, and guests can eat a light breakfast before the first dive at 7:30am. There will be four dives at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai.
Day 2: A dive in the Surin Islands and three dives at Richelieu Rock.
Day 3: The final three dives of the trip. Two dives at Koh Bon looking for Giant Manta Rays, and a final dive at the Boonsung Wreck. The boat gets back to the pier near Khao Lak at around 4:00pm and guests can transfer back to their otels.

Prices for MV Manta Queen 2 – Richelieu Rock, Tachai, Koh Bon – (3 Days & 3 Nights / 11 Dives)
Four Person Shared Cabin – 18,500 THB
Twin bed or double bed cabin – 21,500
*We don’t charge an additional surcharge for online / credit card deposits we take*
*If you have your own full set of dive gear you receive a discount of 1,200 THB*

Price Includes
A full set of scuba diving equipment, professional dive guides, 11 dives, all meals and accommodation onboard, snacks, fruit, tea, coffee, water.

Price Excludes
Similans National Marine Park fees are 1,600 THB, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, and dive computers. Transfers are available from Phuket for 250 THB each way.

Transfers (250 THB each way if required) start in the afternoon of the departure from Phuket, and work their way up to Khao Lak. For example, pick-ups in Patong Beach in Phuket hare scheduled from 4:10pm to 4:50pm, and the airport pick up at 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Guests will stop off at the office in Khao Lak to complete any paper work and pay outstanding balances, before heading to the boat moored close by at the pier in Tab Lamu. The boat departs for Similans at around 9:00pm for an overnight journey to the Similans. The boat returns to the pier three nights later at around 3:30pm, and guests can transfer back to their Khao Lak, or Phuket hotels.

All itineraries are for example purposes only and are subject to change due to weather conditions or at the captain’s discretion. Marine parks fees subject to change.

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Cabins & Comforts
– Eight air-conditioned cabins.
– Three bathrooms.
– All cabins air-conditioned.
– Hot showers with fresh water.
– TV and entertainment centre.
– Outdoor dining area.
– Free tea, coffee and snacks.
– A mixture of Thai and Western food.
– Special dietary requirements catered for.
– Good sun deck with panoramic views.

Technical & Safety Specification
– Length 24 metres, beam 5.5 metres.
– Maximum speed 11 knots, cruising speed 10 knots.
– GPS (Global Positioning System)
– Depth finders.
– Radios and cellular phone.
– 12000 litre fresh water tank.
– One life raft.
– Life jackets.
– First aid facilities.
– Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks.
– One large dinghy.

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