Liveaboards in Thailand

Manta Queen V

Similans & Koh Bon
Prices From 17,500 Thai Baht (Including Equipment) Currency Converter
Similans & Koh Bon
Max Guests 20
3 Days / 3 Nights
Nitrox available

This three night Similans liveaboard dives at the Similan Islands, and Koh Bon, which is one of the best Similan Islands dive sites to see Giant Manta Rays. Manta Queen 5 is a Thailand diving liveaboard which caters to the budget market, but comfortably takes up to twenty guests. Accommodation is in air-conditioned twin cabins, which use shared bathrooms. This trip does not dive at Richelieu Rock or Koh Tachai. Manta Queen 1 and Manta Queen 3 both offer four night Similan liveaboard trips to Similans, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, and Koh Bon.Manta Queen 2 offers a special three night trip to Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, and Koh Bon.

This Manta Queen 5 trip suits divers of all levels, and there’s even a chance for a beach visit in the Similan Islands. Manta Queen 5 departs every few days with an evening departure, returning to the pier after lunch after three nights on the boat, with 11 dives in total. Manta Queen 5 is ideal for guests looking for a great three-night Similans & Koh Bon liveaboard trip at a cheap price. The food on board is very good, and this Similans liveaboard offers excellent value for money.

Overall, this is the best value deal for a three night Similans liveaboard which also dives at Koh Bon. 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 1,100 THB.


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MV Manta Queen 5 offers guests a 3 day & 3 night schedule including 11 dives scuba diving the Similan Islands and Koh Bon. Koh Bon is a great place to find Giant Manta Rays.

Manta Queen 5 Itinerary
Transfers from Phuket can be arranged for 250 THB each way and should 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 II 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 we 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 in the Similans including a dusk dive.
Day 2: Four more superb dives in the Similan Islands.
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 hotels.

Prices for MV Manta Queen 5 – Similans & Koh Bon – (3 Days & 3 Nights / 11 Dives)
Twin Bed Cabin – 16,500 THB
*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 at 1,100 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
– Ten 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 26 metres, beam 5 metres.
– Maximum speed 11 knots, cruising speed 10 knots.
– GPS (Global Positioning System)
– Depth finders.
– Radios and cellular phone.
– 10,000 litre fresh water tank.
– One life raft.
– Life jackets.
– First aid facilities.
– Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks.
– One large dinghy.